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Driver breaks tachograph rules and blocks in Haverhill police station

Drivers can be fined for meddling with tachographs as it breaks the rules regarding rest periods and drivers hours. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Drivers can be fined for meddling with tachographs as it breaks the rules regarding rest periods and drivers hours. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

A truck driver has been reported for several offences, after blocking a police station while collecting his takeaway.

The incident happened on Saturday, December 5, in Haverhill.

The Norfolk & Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team assisted Haverhill police officers after discovering a man had removed his driver card and tacho fuse – known as ‘fuse-pulling’.

He had also parked in front of the police station in High Street while stopping to collect a takeaway.

Removing the card and fuse interrupted his daily rest period – breaking the rules about the strict records required to ensure drivers take their time away from the wheel.

Officers reported the driver for a number of offences.

Drivers can be fined for violating tachograph rules and even taken to court in some circumstances.


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Woman in 30s killed in car crash on country road

The crash happened on a Suffolk road on Friday morning Picture: ARCHANT

The crash happened on a Suffolk road on Friday morning Picture: ARCHANT

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A woman has died following a car crash on a country road in the early hours of Friday morning.

The crash happened on the A1092, between Cavendish and Clare, near Sudbury, at about 12.15am.

Police closed the road for several hours overnight but confirmed the closure had been lifted at 7.15am.

The collision involved a single vehicle – a Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the direction of Cavendish.

The vehicle collided with the roadside bank, according to police.

A spokesman said: “Emergency services attended the scene and the road was closed until about 7.15am while initial investigations were conducted.

“A woman in her early 30s sadly died at the scene. She was the sole occupant of the car and no-one else was hurt.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting CAD 4 of November 27.


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Coca-Cola Christmas lorry, which last visited Norwich in 2016, cancels annual UK tour

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck will not be stopping anywhere this year becaue of Covid. Pic: EDP

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck will not be stopping anywhere this year becaue of Covid. Pic: EDP

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The ‘holidays aren’t coming’ as the famous Coca-Cola Christmas lorry, which last visited Norwich in 2016, has cancelled all stops.

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck will not be stopping anywhere this year becaue of Covid. Pic: EDPThe Coca-Cola Christmas truck will not be stopping anywhere this year becaue of Covid. Pic: EDP

The 14-tonne red fizzy drink truck, a sign of Christmas approaching and renowed for its catchy advert theme tune ‘The holidays are coming’ will not be doing its rounds because of the pandemic.

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It actually hasn’t stopped in Norwich since a visit to the Forum in 2016 and also chose to miss out Ipswich in Suffolk both last year and in 2018, last making an appearance in 2017.

There was some debate over whether Coca-Cola should take its truck load of soft drinks on tour at all – with some people arguing that children shouldn’t be encouraged to drink them although the firm has always made available the sugar free alternatives.

In a tweet, the firm stated: “Due to current restrictions around the country, our Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour won’t go ahead this year. We know it’s disappointing, but we’ll continue to share special Christmas moments throughout the festive season.

“We look forward to seeing you next year.”


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A140 to reopen at midnight – more than 30 hours after a 50-tonne crane crashed

The crane truck overturned yesterday on the A140 in Earl Stonham. Two people were inside but escaped without injury. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crane truck overturned yesterday on the A140 in Earl Stonham. Two people were inside but escaped without injury. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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The A140 at Earl Stonham is set to reopen at midnight – more than 30 hours after a 55-tonne crane overturned damaging the road.

The A140 has been completely blocked at Earl Stonham since the accident yesterday afternoon. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe A140 has been completely blocked at Earl Stonham since the accident yesterday afternoon. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police officers were called to the scene shortly after 2.30pm on Monday, October 26, after the crane truck crashed near the A1120 junction.

Now a team from Suffolk Highways is set reopen the road after more than 30 hours of work.

A garden wall was completely demolished and teams from Suffolk Highways were on site throughout the night and day carrying out repairs to the damaged road.

A tweet from Suffolk Highways said: “The cleansing of the road and affected areas is almost complete. We look set to reopen the road by midnight tonight.

“Huge thank you to our teams for their work on this today and thank you to the residents & motorists for their patience!”

It was initially estimated work would be complete by 10am this morning.


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Suffolk Highways warn of nightime road closures on A134

Suffolk Highways have advised of alternate routes during the Northern Road resurfacing works planned in Sudbury in November. Picture: GOOGLE/SUFFOLK HIGHWAYS

Suffolk Highways have advised of alternate routes during the Northern Road resurfacing works planned in Sudbury in November. Picture: GOOGLE/SUFFOLK HIGHWAYS

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Resurfacing works planned in Sudbury will cause nightime road closures and possible traffic delyas on a main route to a busy industrial estate.

The A134 Northern Road in Sudbury will be closed between November 23 and 26 between 7pm and 5am each night.

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Suffolk Highways have suggested alternate routes to take – clockwise Newton Road via the A131 and A134 and anti-clockwise via the A134, A131 and Newton Road.

They have advised that access to businesses and properties will be restricted for the duration of the night-time road closures and have requested business deliveries to be reviewed and adjusted where possible around these works, as it will not be possible for HGVs to travel through the site.

For more information, contact Suffolk Highways on 0345 606 6171.


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A140 to stay closed until evening after truck crash nearly 24 hours ago

The crane truck overturned yesterday on the A140 in Earl Stonham. Two people were inside but escaped without injury. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The crane truck overturned yesterday on the A140 in Earl Stonham. Two people were inside but escaped without injury. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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The A140 is expected remain closed at Earl Stonham until this evening – which will be more than 24 hours after a 55 tonne crane overturned damaging the road.

The A140 has been completely blocked at Earl Stonham since the accident yesterday afternoon. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe A140 has been completely blocked at Earl Stonham since the accident yesterday afternoon. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police officers were called to the scene shortly after 2.30pm on Monday, October 26, after the crane truck crashed near the A1120 junction.

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A garden wall was completely demolished and teams from Suffolk Highways have been on site throughout the night and today carrying out repairs to the damaged road.

It was initially estimated work would be complete by 10am this morning, however almost 24 hours after the accident the road is still closed.

A spokesperson for the authority said: “Following the incident which occurred yesterday afternoon, resulting in the temporary road closure of A140; our teams have been on site to complete road and footway repairs along with ensuring the road is clear of hazardous oils from the vehicle.

“We are working hard to have the road reopened this evening; although we are unable to provide exact details at this time.

“For updates, please visit @SuffolkPolice and @Suff_highways”

Diversions are currently in place through Forward Green onto the A14 at Stowmarket and drivers have been asked to avoid the area if possible.

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