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Man dies in Suffolk car crash

A man died at the scene following a crash on the A134 in Assington. Credit: Suffolk Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a crash on the A134 in Suffolk last night.

Police and emergency services were called to reports of a collision involving a single car at Assington at around 10.10pm.

A man in his sixties, who was driving a blue Skoda, died at the scene.

Former South Suffolk MP Tim Yeo to hear libel action result

Former South Suffolk MP Tim Yeo to hear result of his libel action Credit: PA

Former South Suffolk MP Tim Yeo who claims his reputation was "trashed" by articles in The Sunday Times will hear the result of his libel action today.

Mr Yeo, 70, sued over three reports, in June 2013, which followed a lunch at Nobu restaurant the previous month with two undercover journalists from the Insight team posing as representatives for a solar energy concern in the Far East.

They alleged that Mr Yeo was prepared to, and had offered to, act in a way that was in breach of the Commons code of conduct by acting as a paid parliamentary advocate who would push for new laws to benefit the business of a client for a daily fee of £7,000 and approach ministers, civil servants and other MPs to promote a client's private agenda in return for cash.

They also contained comment to the effect that he had shown willing to abuse his position to further his own financial and business interests.

During the trial at London's High Court last month, Times Newspapers Ltd told Mr Justice Warby that the articles were true, it was fair comment and also responsible journalism on matters of public interest.

Mr Yeo, who represented South Suffolk for more than 30 years until the last election and was chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, was quite unjustifiably tarred with the same brush as another MP who had been exposed a week before, said his lawyers.

They asked the judge to award substantial compensation which would provide public vindication.

But Gavin Millar QC, for the newspaper, said that the publication - which involved subject matter of obvious and significant public interest - complied with the standards of responsible journalism and that Mr Yeo's words and conduct at, before, and after the meeting "amply" justified the truth of the allegation.


Rail line re-opened but delays and buses continue

The main rail between London and Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk has re-opened after signalling problems near Witham but there will still be delays for commuters well into the evening.

Buses replacing trains outside Witham station in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Serena Sandhu

Buses have been replacing trains between Chelmsford and Witham affecting passengers heading to and from Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich as well as stations between.

Rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia is warning that delays and disruption could continue until 9pm.

In the past fortnight, Abellio Greater Anglia has been forced to cancel 900 train services. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Serena Sandhu

Hour-long delays between Norwich and London as rail line is shut in Essex

An Abellio Greater Anglia Intercity train leaving Norwich station. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Trains on the London mainline serving Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex are being delayed by up to an hour because of a fault with the signalling system between Chelmsford and Witham.

The rail operator Abellio Greater Anglia says all lines are blocked and train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.


Coastal flood alert for East Anglia downgraded

There were high seas and waves crashing over the sea wall at Bacton and Walcott over the weekend. Credit: Eric Smith

The risk of coastal flooding in East Anglia on Wednesday and Thursday has been downgraded to 'very low'.

It was feared high tides could coincide with strong northerly winds to created a tidal surge with the risk of some flooding at the coast.

The Environment Agency now says: "The forecast risk of flooding across England and Wales for today and the next two days is very low."

Stolen goat found safe and well in Suffolk

Baby goat found safe and well Credit: Suffolk police

A baby goat, known as Poppy, who was stolen from a Lowestoft petting zoo on 11 November has been found safe and well.

Ethan Ellis from Beccles found Poppy by the side of the road in Wood Lane, Mutford. He returned her to Pet’s Corner to be reunited with her mother and twin sister.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Poppy.

Six Lizard canaries stolen in Suffolk

Six Lizard canaries stolen in Suffolk Credit: Suffolk police

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of six Lizard canaries in Stutton, near Ipswich.

A property in Larksfield Road was broken into between 4.30pm on Friday 20 November and 7am on Saturday 21 November.

Lizard canaries stolen in Suffolk Credit: Suffolk Police

Six show-winning Lizard canaries were stolen from an aviary. Three are gold, two are silver and one is blue.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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