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Paul Derrick is head of news on the Bury Free Press and has been on the title for more than a decade.

Roads closed due to flooding as police urge motorists to take care

22 February 2024
Roads closed due to flooding as police urge motorists to take care

Roads closed due to flooding as police urge motorists to take care

22 February 2024

Road closures are in place in Suffolk due to flooding as police urge motorists to drive with care.


Major delays on A14 near town due to flooding

22 February 2024
Major delays on A14 near town due to flooding

Major delays on A14 near town due to flooding

22 February 2024

Severe delays have been reported on the A14 near a town after two lanes were closed due to flooding.


Section of key road in town to be shut overnight for repairs

22 February 2024
Section of key road in town to be shut overnight for repairs

Section of key road in town to be shut overnight for repairs

22 February 2024

A section of a key route in a town will be closed overnight.


Village road closed despite 20 tanker loads of water being removed

22 February 2024
Village road closed despite 20 tanker loads of water being removed

Village road closed despite 20 tanker loads of water being removed

22 February 2024

A village road is closed due to flooding – despite highways teams clearing 20 tanker loads of water.


Two people taken to hospital after car crash

22 February 2024
Two people taken to hospital after car crash

Two people taken to hospital after car crash

22 February 2024

Two people have been taken to hospital following a car crash.


The flood alerts in place across Suffolk as heavy rain and winds to lash county

22 February 2024
The flood alerts in place across Suffolk as heavy rain and winds to lash county

The flood alerts in place across Suffolk as heavy rain and winds to lash county

22 February 2024

Flood alerts are in place across Suffolk with the county set to be lashed by heavy rain and winds today.


Teenage girl taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after crash involving bin lorry

22 February 2024
Teenage girl taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after crash involving bin lorry

Teenage girl taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after crash involving bin lorry

22 February 2024

A teenage girl was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash involving a bin lorry.


Man, 29, charged over 2022 crash where two police officers were seriously injured

22 February 2024
Man, 29, charged over 2022 crash where two police officers were seriously injured

Man, 29, charged over 2022 crash where two police officers were seriously injured

22 February 2024

A 29-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with a crash in 2022, where two police officers were seriously injured.


Pumps at flood-prone road ‘fighting against the height of the river’ due to record rainfall

21 February 2024
Pumps at flood-prone road ‘fighting against the height of the river’ due to record rainfall

Pumps at flood-prone road ‘fighting against the height of the river’ due to record rainfall

21 February 2024

A leading councillor has addressed the ongoing flooding at a major route.


B&Q announces plans to close town store

21 February 2024
B&Q announces plans to close town store

B&Q announces plans to close town store

21 February 2024

A branch of B&Q which employs more than 30 people is due to close this summer.


Plans for three semi-detached homes on empty land

21 February 2024
Plans for three semi-detached homes on empty land

Plans for three semi-detached homes on empty land

21 February 2024

Three semi-detached homes could be built on grass scrubland in a town.


‘Take extra care when travelling’: Weather warnings issued as heavy rain and strong winds to hit Suffolk

21 February 2024
‘Take extra care when travelling’: Weather warnings issued as heavy rain and strong winds to hit Suffolk

‘Take extra care when travelling’: Weather warnings issued as heavy rain and strong winds to hit Suffolk

21 February 2024

Suffolk is set to be hit by heavy rain and strong winds tomorrow with yellow weather warnings in place.


Major route in town floods for second time this week

21 February 2024
Major route in town floods for second time this week

Major route in town floods for second time this week

21 February 2024

A flood-prone road in a town was waterlogged again this morning after heavy rain.


Community invited to special service to mark hospice’s milestone year

20 February 2024
Community invited to special service to mark hospice’s milestone year

Community invited to special service to mark hospice’s milestone year

20 February 2024

The community is being invited to a service marking a hospice’s four decades of care in its milestone year.


Alcohol and food among various items stolen in shed burglary

20 February 2024
Alcohol and food among various items stolen in shed burglary

Alcohol and food among various items stolen in shed burglary

20 February 2024

Various items were stolen during a shed burglary in a town.


Care company plans to open second children’s home in town residential street

20 February 2024
Care company plans to open second children’s home in town residential street

Care company plans to open second children’s home in town residential street

20 February 2024

A care company is looking to open another children’s home in a residential street.


This is why major route flooded again

19 February 2024
This is why major route flooded again

This is why major route flooded again

19 February 2024

Suffolk Highways has addressed why a major road flooded again as it reopens.


Caution and fine for man who indecently exposed himself in town

19 February 2024
Caution and fine for man who indecently exposed himself in town

Caution and fine for man who indecently exposed himself in town

19 February 2024

A 58-year-old man who indecently exposed himself in a town has been given a conditional caution and fined.


Person rescued from car stuck in water by fire service

18 February 2024
Person rescued from car stuck in water by fire service

Person rescued from car stuck in water by fire service

18 February 2024

A person was rescued by firefighters after a car became stuck in water.


Flood alert issued for rivers in Suffolk and Norfolk

18 February 2024
Flood alert issued for rivers in Suffolk and Norfolk

Flood alert issued for rivers in Suffolk and Norfolk

18 February 2024

A flood alert has been issued for rivers in Suffolk and Norfolk.