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New completion date for A12 roadworks in Ipswich

New completion date for A12 roadworks. Credit: PA Images

A major maintenance project on a section of the A12 near Ipswich is now expected to be completed by the end of June.

The project, between junctions 31 and 33 (Four Sisters and Copdock) of the A12, involves resurfacing the road, renewing road signs, repairing drainage and upgrading safety barriers. Work on the project started in December and was originally scheduled to finish at the end of March.

It is one of two similar improvement schemes currently underway on the A12 between Essex and Ipswich. In all, 10 miles of the A12 are being upgraded.

Most of the work, including the speed limit, will be removed by mid-June after this there will be finishing off work using lane closures only.

The work is dependent on suitable weather conditions, and dates may be subject to further change.

Drivers warned to allow extra time for their journeys as Suffolk Show gets underway

Last year's Suffolk show. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Tens of thousands of people will be making their way to Trinity Park in Ipswich today for the start of the Suffolk Show.

The gates open at 7 o'clock this morning for the two day event.

Police are reminding drivers in the area they may need to allow extra time for their journey as there may be some delays.


Stunt bikers in mid-air show crash

Uncle Sam's Great American Circus in Chantry Park.

Two stunt motorcyclists have been taken to hospital after colliding in mid-air during a "thunderball" performance.

Audience members had to be evacuated after the crash at Uncle Sam's Great American Circus in Chantry Park, Ipswich.

The male riders were taking part in a Wall of Death-style performance when the incident happened.

Medics from East Anglia Air Ambulance treated the men before they were taken by ambulance to Ipswich Hospital. They are said to be in a stable condition.

The circus posted a statement on its Facebook page saying: "To all our audience from the 4.30pm show today, we would just like to thank you all for your support during the accident with our thunderball riders.

"We have just had an update from Ipswich Hospital and both are doing well and stable, soon to be on the mend.

"We want to thank you for your understanding as we had to cut short the show. However our riders' safety was, and is, our main priority.

"We will pass on all your kind words and well wishes and keep all posted on any updates."


Suffolk: Police keen to trace Volvo in Luke Durbin inquiry

Luke Durbin. Credit: Suffolk Police

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Luke Durbin in Ipswich almost nine years ago have re-issued CCTV images of a car they want to trace.

19-year-old Luke went missing after a night out with friends on Thursday the11th of May 2006. He was last seen walking across Dogs Head Street, towards Ipswich bus station, at 4 o'clock the next morning.

The silver or white volvo (bottom left). Credit: Suffolk Police

Suffolk Police are keen to find the driver of a silver or white Volvo captured on CCTV cameras in Orwell Place moments after Luke vanished.

Countdown continues to Saturday's big derby game

As the countdown continues to Saturday's big derby game between Ipswich and Norwich, Suffolk police say they will be 'firm, but friendly and fair' to fans on match day.

The force has doubled the number of officers usually on duty. Extra trains are being put on from Norwich to Ipswich and there will be some road closures around Portman Road to cope with the numbers.

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