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Is it nuts, or common sense? Suffolk country estate puts squirrel on the menu

A country estate in Suffolk has added squirrel to its menu. Credit: PA

A country estate in Suffolk has added squirrel to its menu, after a surge in demand for the game.

The butchery at the Elveden Estate has been serving up the rodent in recent weeks, and it's already proving popular with customers.

Squirrel apparently has a similar taste to rabbit and is low in fat, and some people have even been trying it in pasties!

Many of the squirrels come directly from the estate.

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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

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.


Noel Gallagher "really looking forward" to first Latitude Festival visit

Noel Gallagher is looking forward to performing in Suffolk this summer. Credit: PA

Ex-Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher says that he is "really looking forward" to headlining Latitude Festival in Suffolk this summer.

The 47-year-old will take to the main stage in the Obelisk arena on Sunday July 19.

“Well not only have I never played at Latitude before, but I’ve never even been there, ever.

So yes, I’m really looking forward to headlining the Festival on July 19th."

– Noel Gallagher

Among the other headliners are Cambridgeshire band Alt-J who will be appearing for the third time.

The band's debut album 'An Awesome Wave' won the British Mercury Prize in 2012.

Alt-J will be appearing for the third time. Credit: PA

"We are hugely excited to return to Latitude for the third time. Playing there has always been so memorable.

Latitude has always supported us, and to go from playing the smaller stages to this means it will be a night of celebration."

– Alt-J

Suffolk: Cambridgeshire band Alt-J and Noel Gallagher among Latitude headliners

Alt-J will perform at this year's Latitude Festival. Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire band Alt-J, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Portishead have been announced as the headliners for this year's Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

The festival at Henham Park is now in its 10th year and will take place from 16-19 July.

Alt-J will perform on the Friday night, while Portishead and Noel Gallager’s High Flying Birds will close on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Noel Gallagher will also play at Henham Park. Credit: PA

The likes of Manic Street Preachers, James Blake and Laura Marling will also take to the main stage in the Obelisk arena over the course of the three days.

Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Vaccines are among the acts who will perform on the 6 Music Stage.

“This year is the 10th Edition of the festival and we're celebrating with an event which, although it has evolved significantly from the intimate 4,000 attendees we started out with, I really feel has kept the special atmosphere and unique quality which sets it apart."

– Melvin Benn, Latitude founder

Nuclear reactor control room at Sizewell A shut down

The control room at Sizewell A. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The main control room at Sizewell A near Leiston in Suffolk has been shut down.

The nuclear reactors were controlled from there and it has been manned 24 hours a day since 1966.

The site generated enough power to heat one trillion kettles over its 40 years but the decommissioning process is now continuing apace.

Tim Watkins, Site Director, said: "For us it will be about 10 years before we can walk away from this site and either completely de-man it or leave one or two people on the site.

"Then after 85 years the buildings, which will just be the reactor buildings, will then be taken completely apart."

Teens arrested after 'fire bomb' thrown at bus

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested after a home-made fire bomb was thrown at a bus in Ipswich.

The buses were attacked in Henniker Road Credit: ITV Anglia

Police were called to Henniker Road yesterday evening after stones were thrown at one bus, smashing a window, while a home made fire bomb was thrown in front of a second bus.

Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage with intent to endanger life.

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