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Emergency services at the scene of serious crash near Ipswich

Map showing area where the crash happened. Credit: Google Maps

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious crash on Main Road in Lower Somersham near Ipswich.

Police were called around 2.30pm to reports that an HGV had turned over. The driver, a man in his forties, is believed to be seriously injured.

The road is currently closed while an investigation gets underway at the scene.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101.

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Phillip Schofield tells ITV Anglia why he's returning to the theatre after 17 years

TV presenter Phillip Schofield's been speaking to ITV Anglia about what's tempted back to the theatre after a 17 year gap.

He's probably best known as presenter of 'This Morning' and 'The Cube' presenter - and started his career as a children's TV host.

But somewhere in between he was treading the boards at London's West End. He took over the title role in 'Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat' from Jason Donovan the 1990s.

His new show, 'The Knights of Music', is coming to the Anglia region later this month.

Click below to see his full interview with ITV Anglia's Becky Jago:

'The Knights of Music' comes to the Derngate Theatre in Northampton on Saturday 23 April.

It's on at the Regent Theatre in Ipswich on Sunday 24 April.

Services getting back to normal after Ipswich Hospital struck by lightning

Ipswich Hospital maternity unit struck by lightning.

Services are getting back to normal after lightning struck the maternity unit of Ipswich Hospital last night.

Hospital chief executive Nick Hulme tweeted that a "massive clap of thunder and lightning has struck the building".

No one was hurt, but it caused disruption and affected electrics in the hospital.

Staff had to use telephones and radios to communicate because the bleeper system stopped working.

The hospital says its back up contingency plans worked well.

Man jailed for 13 years for indecent assaults on young girl

Joseph Page, of Brecon Close, was found guilty at Ipswich Crown Court.

A 62-year-old Ipswich man has been jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of six counts of indecent assault of a young girl.

Joseph Page, of Brecon Close, went on trial at Ipswich Crown Court in March and was found guilty of the offences, all against the same girl, on Friday 18 March.

He appeared at Ipswich Crown Court this morning, Thursday 7 April, for sentencing and was jailed for a total of 13 years.

The offences date back to the 1990s and came to light in July 2014 when the victim found the courage to contact police about what had happened.

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Suffolk police appeal after man seen carrying what's thought to be a handgun

Suffolk police say they are investigating a man seen on Whitton Recreation Ground on Shakespeare Road in Ipswich, carrying what witnesses describe as small black handgun.

Police say two young women were followed by the man at around 15:15 hours today ( Sunday 20th March).

Armed police went to the scene and searched the area, but nothing was found.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen something to contact them on the 101 number.

A description of the man has been released.

  • In his 40s
  • Tall and of medium build
  • Black
  • Dark hair, shaved on one side
  • Wearing a blue jacket and dark shoes

Hospitals struggle to cope with demand on 'Manic Monday'

Ipswich Hospital. Credit: PA

There's been another example of the region's health service struggling to cope with demand.

After the Norfolk and Norwich was criticised by the CQC yesterday, today it's been revealed that extra staff had to be drafted in to help two hospitals in Suffolk deal with their busiest weekday on record.

The emergency departments in Ipswich and at the West Suffolk in Bury St Edmunds had over 30% more patients than normal.

At Ipswich almost 300 people attended A&E on Monday, up 35% on a normal weekday. 79 patients arrived via ambulance, an increase of 32 percent.

Everyone had to pitch in to help ... even Chief Executive Nick Hulme became a porter for the day.

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

Have you seen missing Lucy from Ipswich?

Lucy Smith has gone missing in Ipswich. Credit: Suffolk Police.

A teenage girl has gone missing from her home in Ipswich.

Lucy Smith, who is 16, was last seen on Monday night when she left the address she was staying at in the Norwich Road area of the town. She was reported missing a short time later at 11.15pm.

Police say they are concerned for the teenager's welfare and believe she could be in the Lowestoft area.

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