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Serviceman based at RAF Honington goes missing after night out

Corrie McKeague is based at RAF Honington. Credit: Suffolk Police

An RAF serviceman has gone missing after a night out in Suffolk.

Corrie McKeague was last seen in Brentgovel Street in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday September 24.

An RAF serviceman said: “We can confirm that a RAF serviceman from RAF Honington is currently missing; our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.

“The Civilian Police have primacy in this matter and we understand that the investigation is ongoing. It would not be appropriate for the MOD to comment or speculate on the case at this time.”

Removing 1km of overhead lines in 10 seconds

Time-lapse footage has been released by Network Rail detailing the upgrade of the overhead lines.

Last weekend engineers took down over 1km of overhead wire on the railway at Gidea Park on the Norwich, Ipswich and Colchester to London line.

It will be replaced with new wire that will reduce delays for passengers as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.

The new wire will not sag in the heat of the summer, meaning fewer delays for passengers, and a more reliable railway all year round.

The work is part of a £250m project to replace 320km of wire on this busy route. Once the work is complete at, a long-standing speed restriction imposed in hot weather between Shenfield and Ilford can be removed.


Man who died in go-kart crash was celebrating brother's birthday


A 63-year-old grandfather who died after he was thrown from a go-kart in Suffolk was celebrating his brother's 60th birthday.

Allan Fairweather from the Lowestoft area was injured when two karts collided at the Ellough Park Raceway near Beccles on Sunday. His family have said they are now waiting for answers to find out what caused the tragedy.

He was a happy go lucky guy, he would do anything for anybody.

We haven't heard anything yet. I was at work on Sunday and I got a call to say my brother had died.

We can't say what happened until the coroner makes their findings.

– Mr Fairweather's brother

The brother said Allan, a welder, also lost his wife Christina just over a year ago.

The East of England Ambulance service confirmed they were dispatched to the scene to a report of a man being thrown from a go-kart at around 3.19pm on Sunday before police officers also attended.

A rapid response vehicle, two ambulance crews and Essex Air Ambulance treated Mr Fairweather who was unconscious and not breathing.

But despite their best efforts he died at the scene.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police confirmed the force are liaising with Waveney District Council as an investigation takes place.

The owner of Ellough Park Raceway, Richard Lock, paid his condolences to the family and said it was the first incident the track has had like this one.

The track is expected to re-open this weekend.

Stansted passengers face walking over a kilometre

Stansted Airport

Passengers at Stansted Airport face the longest walk from check-in to departure according to a new survey.

At the Essex airport travellers face a walk of over a kilometre or three quarters of a mile. At Luton Airport they may have to walk up to 822 metres or 900 yards.

Travel organisation Abta say many travellers who have difficulty walking only request assistance once they arrive at the airport, which may be too late.

This can lead to them having to make their way across terminals on foot or miss their flight.


Suffolk Police concerned for missing Corrie

Have you seen missing Corrie? Credit: Suffolk Police

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of a 23-year-old man from Suffolk who has gone missing.

Corrie McKeague was last seen in Brentgovel Street in Bury St Edmunds on Saturday September 24.

Corrie is described as a white male, 5ft 10ins tall, short light brown hair, wearing a light pink shirt and white trousers.

Anyone who has seen or who has any information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 and ask for the Duty Sergeant at Bury St Edmunds.

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