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First today and a suspected case of foot and mouth disease is being investigated at a pig farm near Suffolk, with a temporary control zone now in place.

The zone, declared by Defra, spans a 10km radius which includes Lakenheathand Brandon.

Defra officials made the declaration last night after the discovery near Feltwell, which would make it the first outbreak in the UK since 2007.

Next and the A14 has been closed for several hours today after a car fire.

Emergency services were called to the westbound carriageway at Stow cum Quy, near Newmarket, at about 10.30am following reports a car was well alight.

The road was closed while recovery took place - one lane has since reopened but resurfacing works were being carried out to repair the damage.

Elsewhere and fundraising to help a ‘mum-in-a-million’ recover from life-threatening sepsis is halfway to its £50,000 target.

Pam Driscoll, 52, from Lawshall, was left fighting for her life after a suspected sinus infection resulted in sepsis ravaging her body.

Fundraising efforts so that her family can afford for her home to be adapted, as well as a new car, a mobility scooter and prosthetic limbs have already hit the halfway mark.

And efforts are continuing in the hope of boosting the total further, including a midsummer raffle with more than 60 prizes which has been launched.

Meanwhile, a care home has pledged to take action to improve its safeguarding procedures after a regulator warned it had identified failings in its latest inspection.

The CQC rated Devonshire House in Cavendish as requiring improvement in a report published this month - a setback from the good rating it got in 2019.

The home’s district manager Deborah De Beer said it has immediately implemented a robust action plan after the report, and ‘significant changes’ have been made.

An artist with a rare, life-threatening and incurable condition is using her art to find hope and share it with others.

Claire Hall, a former paediatric nurse, will be displaying some of her paintings from her home in Haverhill, after signing up to Cambridge Open Studios.

She was diagnosed with Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome ten years ago - something she said felt like getting a ‘diagnosis of a ticking time bomb’.

But now, she has turned to painting and says she wants her artwork to not just help give her hope, but also to others.

Also on the site, take a look at our nostalgia feature, which today has gone back to 1972 when a drum with a last will and testament written on it was donated to a military museum.