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Suffolk: Man seriously injured after his BMW crashes into a lorry on the A134

The crash happened on the A134 just north of the A143 junction at Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been seriously injured after his BMW crashed into a lorry in Suffolk this morning.

It happened on the A134 just north of the A143 junction at Fornham St Martin, near Bury St Edmunds.

The man, who's believed to be in his late 40s, has been taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he's thought to be in a critical condition.

The road has been closed northbound at the A143 junction while an investigation gets underway at the scene.


Newmarket: Solar farms branded a "waste of money"

The Red Lodge site in Newmarket. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The firm behind an £8 million solar farm near Newmarket says large sites in the countryside, like theirs, are an inefficient way of creating electricity.

Around a third of the energy created by the site at Red Lodge is lost when it's transported.

Tim Dobson, from Switch 2 Renewable, says that means it's not producing enough electricity to be useful to the National Grid.

"The networks can't rely really on renewable energy that goes up and down.

It's all about having reliable energy because the grid is so old and, particularly between 4 o'clock and 7 o'clock where they really need capacity, they need to be able to rely on that so they rely on other sources.

So solar probably doesn't really help that at the moment."

– Tim Dobson, Switch 2 Renewable

Neglected ponds in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire to be restored thanks to £96,000 grant

Neglected ponds in North Norfolk and Cambridgeshire are to be restored thanks to a £96,000 grant. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Neglected ponds in North Norfolk and Cambridgeshire are to be restored thanks to a £96,000 grant.

It'll mean conservationists can clear dozens of overgrown sites in the area and restore habitats for hundreds of animals and plants.

Ponds in Northamptonshire will also benefit from the money which is from the Landfill Communities Fund.


A12 roadworks will continue until May

Roadworks on two stretches of the A12 are going to be around longer than planned.

Resurfacing work that started in Ipswich and Brentwood in December was due to finish at the end of this month.

The Highways Agency said weather conditions and additional works had held up progress. The improvements are now due to be completed in May.

“We found the road was in a worse state of repair than originally thought, so we have had to plane out more to compensate.

"We apologise for the delay and I’d like to thank drivers for their patience while this work continues and ask drivers to take care travelling through the roadworks and adhere to the 40mph speed limit.”

– Anna Graham, Highways Agency.

Region's rail passengers face some of the highest season ticket fares

Peterborough station. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Rail passengers commuting into London from parts of the East of England have some of the most expensive season tickets in the country.

According to the Transport Salaried Staffs Association, the yearly fare from Great Yarmouth is the second highest anywhere in the country at £7,668.

Peterborough was third at £7,296. Only passengers in Swindon pay more.

The union also said long-distance commuters were spending more than £9,000 a year in rail fares and station car parking charges.

It has already staged a protest in Peterborough and is planning further demonstrations.

Police appeal for help to find missing dad and son

Kieran Carroll. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

Police say they are concerned for a young father from Luton who has gone missing with his baby son.

Kieran Carroll, 22, was last seen on Tuesday and is believed to be with eight-month-old Louis.

Detectives say his disappearance is completely out of character and are appealing for anyone who has seen them to get in touch.

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