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Fire Engine crashes in Suffolk

A fire engine has overturned in Suffolk while responding to an emergency call.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said the appliance was on its way to a road accident when it was involved in a collision in the Onehouse area near Stowmarket.

A spokesman said:

"The details of the collision are still not clear but the fire engine was responding to an emergency when the incident happened.

"We believe that no other vehicles, other than the Stowmarket fire appliance, were involved."

– Suffolk Fire and Rescue

One crew member was injured and taken to Ipswich Hospital. His condition is not thought to be serious.

The crew, from Stowmarket, was one of three dispatched to a collision between a van and a car in which a child was injured in the village of Shelland.

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Two charged after police raids in Norfolk

Two people have been charged following a police operation in Norwich and Long Stratton yesterday morning.

Armed officers, raided addresses in Whitwell Road, Ladbrooke Place and Humbleyard in Norwich and an address in Lime Tree Avenue, Long Stratton.

Steven Wilson, aged 21, of Ladbrooke Place in Norwich has been charged with assault by beating, criminal damage and possession of an imitation firearm; relating to an incident in Palmer Close, Norwich last month.

Maria Walker, aged 24, of Ladbrooke Place in Norwich has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm; relating to an incident in Palmer Close, Norwich, on the 9 December 2014.

A woman, aged in her 30s, from the Norwich area was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and was bailed to return to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre in March.

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Growth Deal expansion secures £155.5m to help boost region's economy

The government has announced funding worth £155.5m for the Anglia region. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive.

The government has announced an extra £155.5m in funding for the Anglia region as part of a bid to boost economic growth in the area.

The money is an expansion of the Growth Deal announced by ministers in July last year.

It will see the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership in Norfolk and Suffolk awarded an additional £48.5m to spend on a number of projects.

They include the creation of an Aviation Academy - the first of its kind in the UK - and new innovation centres in Ipswich and King's Lynn to support businesses to set up and grow.

In the greater Cambridge and Peterborough areas, £38m will be used to help create an Institute of Advanced Construction, a Highways and Civil Engineering Academy, and will fund the construction of the new Ely Southern Bypass, among other projects.

Hertfordshire will benefit from an extra £22.3m which will be spent on regeneration projects in Bishop's Stortford and Hatfield, and a state-of-the-art engineering design and innovation centre in Stevenage.

And in Northampton, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes, £46.7m will be used towards projects including a new centre focused on intelligent technology at Cranfield University, and a new "creative industries hub" in Northampton.

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