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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.

Bury St Edmunds: RAF regiment stage homecoming parade to mark end of duty in Afghanistan

The parade was staged in Bury St Edmunds. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An RAF regiment staged a homecoming parade in Bury St Edmunds today to mark the end of its tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Number 15 Squadron based at RAF Honington marched from the Abbey Gardens to Charter Square where they were presented with their operational service medals.

Number 15 Squadron marched from the Abbey Gardens to Charter Square. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Number 15 squadron conducted the last British combat patrol in Helmand Province in October.

Eight members of the RAF regiment died while on duty in Afghanistan.

Fixers: Spreading the anti-smoking message

Fixers gives young people a voice.

A Suffolk teenager has launched a campaign aimed at stopping young people taking up smoking.

Toby Jeffrey, who is 16 and from Bury St Edmunds, was appalled to find there were more than 4,000 chemicals in a cigarette - including rat poison.

Nearly 20,000 children in our region will take up smoking this year, according to anti-smoking campaigners.

Toby has enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to reach children with a tough message.

Watch his film below and click here to find out more about Fixers.


Hospital wards closed due to norovirus

Wards G4 and F3 closed due to norovirus. Credit: PA Images

Two wards at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds have been closed to new admissions due to norovirus.

Wards G4 and F3 are currently closed after several patients showed symptoms of the highly contagious diarrhoea and vomiting virus.

Norovirus is very infectious and every year there are cases in the community which transfer to the hospital. Because the virus has an incubation period of several days, people are often unaware that they are carrying it until after they have passed it on.

We would advise anyone who has had diarrhoea or vomiting to stay away from the hospital for at least 72 hours after they have recovered, even if they feel better.

– Nichole Day, executive chief nurse at West Suffolk Hospital

Inquest opened into Suffolk couple deaths

Oliver Ruse and Deborah Ruse Credit: ITV News Anglia

Inquests have been opened into the death of a man at a Bury St Edmunds car park and his wife at her home in Long Melford.

The body of Oliver Ruse who was 37, was discovered at the foot of a multi-storey car park on November 13th.

Police investigations then led officers to an address in Long Melford where 39-year old Deborah Ruse was discovered.

The house in Long Melford where Deborah Ruse was found Credit: ITV News Anglia
Multi-storey car park, Bury St Edmunds Credit: ITV News Anglia

Inquests were formally opened and adjourned until February to allow further enquiries to be made.

The hearing was told that a post mortem examination showed that Mr Ruse died from injuries consistent with a fall from height.

Detective Inspector Eamonn Bridger said that blood found on an axe recovered from a bag inside Mr Ruse's car matched that of Mrs Ruse.

He said that Mrs Ruse died from "chopping wounds" to the neck and head and that Mr Ruse had told his sister two days earlier that "the only way out was to kill Deborah but he couldn't live with this."

The couple were involved in an "acrimonious" dispute over where their daughters were to live.

The deaths were being treated as a murder and a suicide.

Mr Ruse ran a Butchery business in Long Melford and at the time of the deaths he had been living apart from his wife. The couple leave four daughters.

Suffolk school's concerns over Ofsted report

The Head teacher of a Suffolk school fears its reputation may suffer after Ofsted claimed it wasn't adequately guarding children against extremism.

Concerns were raised after an inspection at St Benedict's Catholic school in Bury St Edmunds in September. The report was withdrawn days later, but Ofsted continues to list the school along with 10 others as not promoting British values.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard

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