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  1. Updates for Suffolk on Tuesday, 23 February 2016
  2. News, sport. travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for another day on Suffolk Live.

    We hope you've enjoyed what you've seen and that you'll be back for more in the morning.

    Here's hoping Ipswich Town can keep a clean sheet tonight against visitors Hull City, and stop the rot that's seen them fail to do so in their past eight matches.

  2. Overnight weather: Temperatures will drop sharply leading to a frost tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Temperatures are likely to drop sharply overnight, leading to a hard frost and icy patches, with the chance of freezing fog in places too. 

    Minimum temperature: -4 (25F) in frost-prone areas.

    Wednesday's weather map

    Wednesday will start cold and frosty, continuing to be mainly dry with sunny spells and patchy cloud. Highs of 7C (45F). Get more on the forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

  3. Tea-time headlines: Traders in Leiston get an apology from council over roadworks... Bridge maintenance work begins on the A14 next month

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A final look at Suffolk's top stories:

    • Suffolk County Council has apologised for the "inconvenience" caused by resurfacing in Leiston, after local traders said road closures were affecting business
    • Essential bridge maintenance work starts next month on the A14 at Stowmarket
    • Ipswich Town welcome Hull City tonight at Portman Road
  4. James Hazell's mystery voice identified on day 33

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Listeners to James Hazell's programme on BBC Radio Suffolk have finally discovered the identity of the 'Mystery Voice'.

    This voice has been puzzling James's audience for 33 days, the longest so far since the competition was launched last year.

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    Video caption: Listeners finally identify James Hazell's mystery voice
  5. Council apologises for 'inconvenience' of Leiston roadworks

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Suffolk County Council says roadworks in Leiston, which local traders claim have been affecting business, will be finished by the end of Friday.

    Leiston roadworks

    James Finch, who's responsible for highways and transport, said the resurfacing and other work will help alleviate flooding.

    "We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time," he said. "Our contractors always aim to do any resurfacing works as quickly as possible, weather permitting."

  6. U21s Lose at Palace

    A very young Town U21 side were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace at their Beckenham training ground this afternoon, with Kyle Hammond netting the Blues’ goal. 

  7. Bridge maintenance work will mean reduced speeds

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Essential bridge maintenance work, costing £1.5m, is due to start next month on the A14 Hill House at Stowmarket.

    Hill House bridge

    Highways England says the work, which begins on 8 March, will mainly be carried out overnight and a 40mph speed limit will be in place for safety reasons. Traffic will operate as usual during the day.

    Some work will also take place over the weekends of 2/3 April and 7/8 May. The project is expected to finish in the summer.

  8. Leiston High Street 'a complete mess' says local trader

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Traders in Leiston say they're still "open for business", despite roadworks which are taking place in the town.

    Colin Stuart, from Titlows Newsagent, said: "The whole of Leiston High Street is now a complete mess and hazardous to pedestrians."

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    Video caption: Roadworks in Leiston 'a complete mess'
  9. Victoria Pendleton hits back at calls to end horse racing career

    Newmarket Journal

    Victoria Pendleton has hit back at calls to end her horse racing career from former jump jockey champion John Francome.

  10. 999 service 'back to normal'

    Police say the 999 service that was earlier disrupted around Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill is now back to normal.

    People had earlier reported having difficulty using the emergency number.

  11. Afternoon weather: Cold with sunny spells and occasional showers

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will develop through the afternoon, with occasional wintry showers into eastern parts of Suffolk. There will be some brighter breaks in places, but it'll feel cold in the brisk north-westerly breeze. 

    Top temperature: 7C (45F). Get more on the forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

    Lowestoft weather picture

    Today's weather picture has been taken in Lowestoft by BBC Weather Watcher Big Phil. If you'd like to find out more about becoming a Weather Watcher, take a look at the website.

  12. Disruption on rail service between Ipswich and Felixstowe expected until 15:30

    Greater Anglia say all lines between Ipswich and Felixstowe will remain closed until emergency services deal with an incident at Trimley.

    Disruption is expected until 15:30, with a limited rail replacement bus operating between Ipswich and Felixstowe in the meantime.

  13. Body found at Bury St Edmunds property

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A body has been found at a property in Bury St Edmunds where 10 cannabis plants were also discovered, police say.

    Officers were initially called to the site in Abbots Gate last night to check on the welfare of someone there.

  14. Lunchtime headlines: Disruption to 999 service in parts of west Suffolk... Business is being affected by road closures, say Leiston traders

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A look at Suffok's main stories so far today:

    • There's currently disruption to the 999 service for some landline callers around Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill, with people asked to use mobile phones or ring 101 if they can't get through
    • Businesses in Leiston say road closures are affecting trade
    • Mick McCarthy says defence is "a concern" as Town prepare for the visit of Hull tonight
  15. Disruption to 999 service for callers in parts of west Suffolk

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Suffolk Police says there's currently disruption to the public 999 service around Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill.

    BT has advised that calls from landlines with prefixes 01284-74 or 01440-71 may be affected until about 14:30 this afternoon.

    Calls from mobile phones should not be affected, so the advice for people affected is to use a mobile to call 999 if possible. Otherwise, try the non-emergency number 101.

  16. Defence a concern for McCarthy ahead of Hull visit

    Ben Parker

    BBC Suffolk Sport

    Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy has admitted he is concerned about his side's recent inability to keep a clean sheet.

    Mick McCarthy

    Town go into tonight's home match with table-toppers Hull having gone eight games without preventing the opposition from scoring.

    "I've been concerned all season, we're only plus one in goal difference," McCarthy said. "It's not one weakness in the team that I could isolate and say right we'll fix that, we've conceded from all sorts of positions."