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Live Reporting

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Our regular live updates have now finished for the day, but please check back later for any breaking stories. 

    Today we covered the release by police of video footage of an elderly motorist from Norfolk who drove for six miles in the wrong direction on the M23; and an exhibition of photos by Britain's first official war photographer Olive Edis.

    We've also covered the build-up to Norwich City vs Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, so we'll leave with with a picture of the Norwich team with manager John Bond posing for a photograph at Carrow Road in August 1975. 

    Norwich City Football Club team in 1975

    Have a good weekend. We'll be back with regular updates on Monday from 08:00.

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from the Essex Live team this week - but check back throughout the weekend for any breaking news stories in the county.

    If you want to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteors tonight, you'll need to look north east. 

    Perseid Meteors

    We'll be back with regular updates on Monday from 08:00. Have a great weekend.

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    That's it for Suffolk's regular live updates for this week. 

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday morning, but please check later for any breaking stories.

    Today we've brought you news that work on the third crossing for Lowestoft will begin by 2019, covered the story of a Southwold grandmother, aged 75, who completed a tandem skydive for charity, and revealed the disappointing news for Ipswich Town fans that striker David McGoldrick is out for two months with an ankle injury.

    You can scroll down to get more on these and other stories.

    We'll leave you with this advice from Look East weather forecaster Chris Bell if you're planning any stargazing tonight:

    Perseid meteor caption
  4. Weather: Mainly dry with clear spells tonight

    Chris Bell

    BBC Look East weather

    Staying mainly dry with clear spells this evening, but it will turn increasingly cloudy with an odd spot of light rain possible as it dips to about 14C (57F).

    Map for weather

    A rather cloudy Saturday with the small chance of light rain, but most places will stay dry and the cloud will break to allow for some bright or sunny spells.

    Maximum temperature: 24C (75F). 

    Get your local forecast from BBC Weather.

  5. Our top stories throughout the day...

    Jack Warren

    BBC Local Live

    Here's what we've covered on Essex Live today:

  6. Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy a doubt for tomorrow

    Rob Butler

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    I've just been to Colney to speak to Norwich City manager Alex Neil ahead of tomorrow's Championship clash with Sheffield Wednesday

    Alex Neil

    The main talking point was an injury to forward Jacob Murphy - the manager described him as "50/50" for tomorrow.

    Murphy was the star man for City at Blackburn last week as the Canaries ran out 4-1 winners and he opened the scoring with a wonder goal.

    Neil also reiterated his wish to get in as many as two new strikers before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.

  7. Video: Norfolk man goes wrong way against traffic on motorway

    Here is the footage released by Sussex Police of Keith Taylor driving against the traffic on the M23.

    You can see him on the hard shoulder, where he performs a u-turn and then drives the wrong way down the outside lane.

    Video content

    Video caption: King's Lynn driver filmed driving wrong way on M23
  8. Canvey Islanders 'know who is responsible' for double shooting

    A senior Essex Police officer has told BBC Essex he is disappointed by the public's response to appeals for information following a double shooting on Canvey Island last weekend. 


    Two men were hospitalised when a sawn-off shotgun was fired in Somnes Avenue. Five men who were arrested have now been released without charged

    Det Ch Insp John Burgess said he believed it was a "targeted attack" and was "convinced" people on the island knew who was responsible. 

  9. Sir Eric Pickles: Vote fraud findings 'very worrying'

    Video content

    Video caption: Vote fraud findings 'very worrying'

    Sir Eric Pickles, the Conservative MP for Brentwood and Ongar, says he is concerned by the findings of his report on tackling electoral fraud.  

    It was commissioned followed claims of fraud in areas with a large ethnic population, such as Tower Hamlets in east London.

  10. Coney Weston site has been preserved because it's 'never been cultivated'

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The fact that a site being excavated by volunteers near Coney Weston has never been cultivated, has helped to preserve what's hidden in the soil, says Chris Flood, whose husband Julien first discovered the site.

    She continued: "We've had no farm machinery in destroying the archaeology."


    Another volunteer, Shona Fairchild says she's been to help two or three times.

    She said: "We’re looking for anything different - there might be some dark bits which could be old pottery, there could be bits of bone."

  11. Archaeological site was probably part of original village of Coney Weston say volunteers

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Volunteer archaeologists, excavating a field near Coney Weston, say they think the site was part of the medieval village. 

    Chris Flood says they've found a variety of items: "A huge amount of pottery, bones, nails, teeth, we had lots of oyster shells the first year, so we think they were harvesting fresh-water oysters in the stream running through.

    Remains of a wall

    "We had a medieval tithe barn which we excavated last year and all the corn from the surrounding area would have been stored in there for the abbott of Bury St Edmunds."

  12. Villagers still excavating field six years after it was discovered to be of interest

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A group of villagers is still excavating a field near Coney Weston six years after it was recognised as being of archaeological interest.

    Fence around dig site

    Volunteers manage the dig between April and October in the field which is owned by Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

    Chris Flood says her husband Julien was the first to spot its significance: "There'd been a drought that summer and the building was exposed, so he went back home, told our neighbour, who is a local historian, and he got the history people involved and nobody knew what it was. 

    "The end result was that we were allowed to have a dig here and it's been continuing every year for the last five or six years."

  13. Norwich set to recall captain for Wednesday game

    BBC Sport

    Norwich are expected to recall captain Russell Martin for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday - in a meeting of two sides who won their opening games in the Championship.

    Norwich City players

    Winger Sergi Canos, a summer signing from Liverpool, could also make his debut for the Canaries, who won 4-1 at Blackburn last Saturday, while the Owls beat Aston Villa 1-0.

    Wednesday forward Steven Fletcher should be fit following a head injury.

    The Scotland international was forced off after 27 minutes in the victory over Villa.

  14. Man arrested on suspicion of raping two women in Great Cornard

    A man has been arrested in connection with two rapes in Great Cornard in the early hours of Sunday morning.

    Martlesham PIC

    Police were contacted by a woman who said she'd encountered a man at about 04:30 while walking back from Sudbury town centre, and was later raped by him at an address in Great Cornard. 

    Further inquiries revealed that a second victim had also been raped at the same address, in what police say was the "same time-frame".

    A 34-year-old man, from New Romney in Kent, was arrested at Liverpool Street railway station last night at around 22:00 and brought back to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

  15. Brandon assault: suspect no longer being sought

    Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault which took place in Brandon in June say they're no longer trying to identify a suspect whose description was previously circulated.

    The incident was alleged to have taken place in the early hours of 2 June, in an open space close to Knappers Way.

    Police say the victim has been supported by specialist trained officers, and they are now satisfied there is no risk to the wider public.

  16. LISTEN: Norwich City talisman Wes Hoolahan

    Rob Butler

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    The Irish international looks ahead to tomorrow's game against Sheffield Wednesday.

    Video content

    Video caption: Plus reflects on a special summer with Ireland at the Euros.
  17. Want to see the Perseid meteor shower?

    Following Andrew Kenyon's photographs of the Perseid meteor shower taken from south Essex, here's some advice on getting a clear view of the phenomenon:

    View more on twitter
  18. John Wark: 'McGoldrick absence is a major loss for Ipswich'

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    After a couple of seasons plagued by injury, David McGoldrick's appearance for Ipswich Town for the 4-2 defeat of Barnsley on the opening day of the season felt like a new signing.

    David McGoldrick

    However, just one league and one cup game into the new campaign, Blues fans have learned today that arguably the best player at the club will be out of action for at least two months. 

    The 28-year-old (pictured) suffered ankle ligament damage during Tuesday's EFL Cup loss to Stevenage at Portman Road, and club legend John Wark despairs for the Republic of Ireland international. 

    "I really feel sorry for him," Wark said. "He will be a major loss as I thought he was getting back to his best and he is the one that can undo defences." 

  19. Lots of you enjoying the Essex sunshine this afternoon

    BBC Weather Watchers

  20. Analysis: Norwich City vs Sheffield Wednesday

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City supporters had their fears of a relegation hangover eased by a barnstorming start to the season at Blackburn, but all are realistic enough to know their team won't be 3-0 up after half an hour of every Championship game this season. 

    Norwich City player

    The Canaries were good at Ewood Park, but Sheffield Wednesday are bound to provide tougher opposition than a below-par Blackburn did last week. 

    In Gary Hooper, the Owls have a player who scored some important goals during City's promotion campaign two years ago. If they'd known they were going back down last season, City might not have sold him.