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US military jet lands safely in Suffolk after in-flight emergency

A military jet has landed safely in Suffolk following an in-flight emergency.

The US Air Force refuelling aircraft - a KC-135 Stratotanker - experienced problems in the air at about 12.20am today.

It returned to its base at RAF Mildenhall and no one was injured, the 100th Air Refuelling Wing said in a statement.

A spokesman added: "Safety is paramount to the success of our mission.

"The air force's stringent safety standards help ensure the well-being of our people and the communities we interact with."

The statement gave no further details about the incident.


Free flower Friday

Flower arrangers around the East of England are preparing little bunches of flowers which they're going to leave around the region on Friday 1st May for people to find.

The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies is marking National Flower Arranging Day by leaving 60,000 'lonely bouquets' across the country.

Some will be in phone boxes, some on park benches and others in various random locations. More than 40 flower clubs in the region are taking part in the event.

'Lonely bouquets' are being left for people to find

Organisers say it's a kind of goodwill gesture that involves leaving a bouquet in a public place to be picked up by an unsuspecting passerby.

The motivation is to bring a smile to someone’s face.

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