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Update: Widespread flooding causes schools to close

PUBLISHED: 09:10 07 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:00 07 February 2014

Flooding on the A143 / B1066 just outside Bury, between Bury and Horringer.

Flooding on the A143 / B1066 just outside Bury, between Bury and Horringer.

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Headteachers have closed schools in Suffolk as flood water blocks roads across the county.

Schools which are reported to have shut are: Clare Primary School, Rattlesden CEVC Primary School and Hundon Community Primary School.

Teachers at Burton End Primary in Haverill are advising parents not to take children to school but are staying open for pupils who have already arrived, it has been reported.

Clements Primary School in Haverhill has also closed.

West Suffolk has been hit hardest with rain falling overnight. Fire and police chiefs are warning drivers not to go through flood water and take alternative routes.

An appeal by developers to build 300 homes in Bell Lane, Kesgrave, has been dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate after it branded the controversial scheme as unsustainable.

A remarkable Colchester 10-year-girl was recognised for her bravery at a prestigious national awards ceremony on Monday night, supported by Prince Harry.

Hundreds got the chance to meet Cardinal Wolsey in the flesh at Christchurch Park in Ipswich at the weekend.

The Duchess of Cambridge put her morning sickness behind her when Paddington Bear asked her for a dance - and she revealed she was fleet of foot.

Lifesaving skills were taught to pupils at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook today as part of Restart a Heart Day.

Motorists in Ipswich are being warned to expect delays on one of the town centre’s key roads from next week – with work planned for four weeks.

Send in your photos of the red sun spotted in the sky over parts of Suffolk today, caused by Storm Ophelia.

Don’t get caught out, take a look at the major roadworks that will be taking place across the East of England this week.

The East Suffolk Partnership’s fifth annual forum at the Trinity Park Conference Centre on November 10 is fully booked to consider the theme “Unlocking the potential of growth in east Suffolk”.

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