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  1. Our coverage today: The live feed returns on Monday

    That's all from us today, unless any major stories break.

    Today we've reported on the group of teenagers who've admitted attacking a Watford supporter, which left him fighting for his life. Five of the teens have changed their pleas to guilty.

    Also, an Albanian double killer who posed as a Kosovan refugee to enter the UK illegally is set to be extradited back to his native country after living freely in Borehamwood for nearly two decades.

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

  2. Live coverage through the day

    That's it for our regular updates throughout the day.

    We've been reporting on a court order requiring travellers to leave a site in Daventry, and the build up to Northamptonshire's appearance in the T20 finals day at Egbaston tomorrow.

    We've also been following golfer Charley Hull's progress in the third round of the Olympic women's competition.

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

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    That's a wrap for the Suffolk news team and our live coverage today.

    All that remains for us to do is to wish you a great weekend, and to send our best wishes to Portman Road where the first East Anglian derby of the Championship season will be played out on Sunday.

    Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy says it's the team's "intention" to beat Norwich, but he "can't guarantee" it.

    He added: "We've all trained well, we've not got too many injuries, so things are good."

    Mick McCarthy
  4. Travellers will be forced off Daventry site if they don't go by Monday

    Martin Heath

    BBC Radio Northampton

    Recovery vehicles will be used to remove motorhomes from a site in Daventry if a group of travellers haven't left by Monday morning, according to a senior police officer.

    A court order requiring them to vacate the playing fields was granted by magistrates earlier today, but police have said there'll be no enforcement action until Monday. The travellers have said they will leave of their own accord on Sunday evening.

    They've told police they've been on holiday in Daventry and are returning to London where their children are at school.

    They've apologised for disturbances in the town on Tuesday night.

    Travellers in playing fields
  5. Luton and Stevenage managers looking forward to local derby

    The managers of Luton Town and Stevenage say they are looking forward to the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire derby on Saturday. 

    The Boro are looking to record their first league win of the season, while Luton will be hoping to keep hold of top spot.

    Hatters boss Nathan Jones says he's looking forward to going there as "it's a big local derby, there'll be a big crowd and I know we'll travel well".

    Stevenage boss Darren Darll says he "loves this game... it's where you see the town unite, where you see a lot of pride".

  6. Daventry travellers say they'll leave by Sunday evening

    The district sergeant for Daventry, Sam Dobbs, says a group of travellers camped on Eastern Way playing fields have indicated they'll vacate the site "of their own accord" by Sunday evening.

    If they don't, officials will move in on Monday to enforce a court order requiring them to go.

    Travellers in Daventry

    There were incidents of anti-social behaviour in the town centre on Tuesday night which the police described as "disgraceful and unacceptable", but Sgt Dobbs says the travellers are now being co-operative and are allowing officers to patrol the site.  

    He said: "They've now been quite rueful and apologetic for the disturbance they now know they caused on Tuesday night. They've said they'll clear their rubbish and they have been compliant since Tuesday."

  7. A reminder of what the Cupola House looked like after the fire in June 2012

    The new Cupola House a far cry from the scene back in June 2012 after a massive fire destroyed the building.

    Cupola House after fire
  8. Watford getting used to new formation

    Watford are likely to name a similar squad for their first home Premier League match of the season against Chelsea as the one last week which drew at Southampton. 

    The Hornets are playing a new formation this season, a 3-5-2, and defender Craig Cathcart says they are getting used to it.

    Quote Message: The manager explains all the time on the training ground what he expects of us... we have adapted and we will get better." from Craig Cathcart Watford defender
    Craig CathcartWatford defender
    Craig Cathcart in team strip
  9. Halfway through the Ambulance Twitterthon

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    The East of England Ambulance Service is nearly halfway through it's 24-hour "Twitterthon", giving you a glimpse of the action as it unfolds - you can follow it here.

    View more on twitter

    On this day last year, the Bedford Emergency Operations Centre handled 873 calls.

    Here's a quick look at some of their calls today:

    • An elderly woman in St Albans has fallen over
    • An elderly man in Cheshunt has fallen, and may have a head injury
    • A Hemel Hempstead woman needed help - she was having some diabetic problems

    Did you know that every emergency ambulance is serviced by our fleet team every 9,000 miles - on average every six weeks.

  10. Rio Olympics: Burton Latimer's Charley Hull drops back to fourth

    Charley Hull has dropped back to fourth place after the early stages of the third round of the women's golf in Rio. 

    She made a birdie on the first and saved par on the third after her drive finished inches from the lake to the left of the fairway.

    South Korea's Inbee Park continues to lead the way.

  11. Dogs shortlisted for Hay Wain recreation

    Earlier this week we brought you news of the search for a dog to be part of a re-creation of the Hay Wain painting, which takes place at Flatford at the beginning of next month.

    Three finalists have been identified, and organisers say the "chosen" one will be announced next week.

    dog
    Manju
    Oscar
  12. Drivers vote overwhelmingly in favour of strike action

    Drivers at Ipswich Buses have voted overwhelmingly for strike action.

    Ipswich bus

    The Unite union says 94% of those who voted supported the move, and it's now waiting for a response from Ipswich Buses.

    A date for strike action has not yet been decided, and the union says it's still hopeful the dispute can be resolved. 

  13. Csongor Sandor: Ex-police officer had 'extraordinary levels of perversion'

    A police jailed for nine years for sex offences had "extraordinary levels of perversion", a judge said.

    Csongor Sandor, 30, who was living in Luton, admitted sex assaults against children.

    Judge Kay said the case involved "extraordinary levels of perversion".

    He said because of the risk Sandor posed, he was going to pass an extended prison sentence of 13 years and eight months.

    Judge Kay told Sandor the custody element of the sentence was eight years and eight months and, once released, he would be subject to an extended period on licence of five years.

    His name will also go on the sex offenders' register.

  14. Avni Metra extradition: Home Office tight-lipped over timeframe confusion

    Craig Lewis

    BBC News

    We'd like to confirm whether double murderer Avni Metra is likely to be extradited in 17 days or at least two months... but the Home Office is refusing to tell us.

    Earlier today, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard the Albanian would be returned to his home country 17 days from today.

    But subsequently, the Home Office said home secretary Amber Rudd has two months to make a final decision on his extradition.

    We asked them to explain the discrepancy, but a spokesman said: "We wouldn’t be able to share that information I’m afraid."

    What is certain is when he eventually returns to Albania, Metra will face a retrial over two counts of murder and firearms offences.

    He was convicted of the charges in his absence after escaping to Britain in the 1990s, posing as an asylum seeker from Kosovo.

  15. Ex-police officer jailed for sex offences

    A former Hungarian policeman who was living in Luton has been jailed for nearly nine years after committing sex offences on a young girl.

    Csongor Sandor, 30, was living in Dallow Road in the town with his partner, when he took a vile photo on his smart phone as he assaulted the toddler in March of this year.

    But in June, detectives in the town, acting on information they'd received, went to his home where he was arrested and the phone was seized.

    Today, Luton Crown Court was told the phone still had on it the appalling picture of the child being sexually assaulted, that he had taken three months before.

    Csongor Sandor

    Also found on the phone were other depraved images of youngsters that Sandor had stored.

    Sandor pleaded guilty via a video link from the prison where he is being held to assaulting a child under 13 by penetration and three offences of making indecent photos of a child.

  16. Josh Cobb signs new County Ground contract

    Joe Townsend

    BBC Radio Northampton sport

    Northamptonshire batsman Josh Cobb has signed a new three-year deal on the eve of T20 finals day.

    He's in his second season at the County Ground after joining from Leicestershire, and was out of contract in the winter. 

    Cobb and his team-mates are in action at Edgbaston tomorrow, playing Nottinghamshire at 11:00.

    Josh Cobb