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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from the team here at Suffolk for another week, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday morning.

    Before we go, a reminder of today's top stories:

    • Lauri Love's solicitor says they'll lodge an appeal against a decision to extradite him to the US to face computer hacking charges 
    • The trial of Ali Qazimaj, accused of murdering Peter and Sylvia Stuart from Weybread, is set to begin on 7 February 2017 - he denies the charges 
    • The sentencing of Network Rail, over breaches of health and safety law over the death of a woman at the Gipsy Lane level crossing near Needham Market, has been adjourned until Wednesday, 21 September

    Don't forget you can scroll down to read more on these, and other stories. Have a good weekend.

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    The Essex Live team is signing off now for another week, but we'll return at 08:00 on Monday.

    In case you're just joining us, here's a reminder of our main stories:

    Scroll down to read more on these, and other stories from across the county.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Our live coverage today

    That's all from the Norfolk Live team for today - and for this week. Thanks for joining us.

    You can scroll down to take a look at the stories we've brought you today, but here's a quick recap of the main ones.

    We'll be back at 08:00 Monday - have a good weekend.

  4. Fen meadow restoration work completed in Waveney valley

    Work to restore 2.2 acres (0.9 hectares) fen meadow on the Suffolk broads has just been completed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

    Groom's Marsh

    Groom's Marsh, at Oulton Marshes, bought by the trust in January 2015, was overgrown with scrub and blighted with weeds, due to a lack of grazing.

    The trust's Broads warden, Matt Gooch said: “Groom’s Marsh is an important fen meadow and the restoration work we have carried out means it is once again connected to the wider wetland – something that will result in significant gains for wildlife." 

  5. Armed robbery in Beccles

    Police are searching for four men who entered a jewellery business on New Market in Beccles at about 16:00 and threatened the owner before stealing a number of items.

    It's believed the men, who fled the scene on foot in the direction of Balleygate, had a shotgun and a knife.

    No-one was injured during the incident and Suffolk Police are appealing for information.

  6. Old bus depot set for sound and vision experience

    Kate Scotter

    BBC News

    An old bus depot is set to be transformed into a space of sound and vision as it becomes an art venue for three evenings.  

    The old bus depot
    Klanghaus' show

    Colchester's old bus depot, which became redundant last year, will host Klanghaus from 23 September.

    Organisers have described the show, which has been at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London's Southbank Centre, as "part gig, part live art installation and totally theatre".

    Anthony Roberts, director of Colchester Arts Centre which is promoting the show, said it was fitting to bring art back to the council-owned bus depot which was once a theatre and once saw Charles Dickens perform.

    He said: "The bus depot is rich in history and its architectural idiosyncrasies make it fun to work with." 

  7. Overnight weather: Cloudy with rain becoming lighter

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Rather cloudy overnight with rain becoming lighter and more patchy. It will be breezy in places, with temperatures falling to 13C (55F).

    Overnight weather map

    Saturday could see further light rain or drizzle, but it will become brighter during the afternoon.

    Top temperature: 20C (68F).

    Get the full forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

  8. Lakeside Hammers set for 'nerve-wracking' crunch meeting

    Kate Scotter

    BBC News

    The Lakeside Hammers have one of their biggest speedway meetings of the year at the Thurrock Raceway this evening. 

    Speedway riders

    A convincing victory over Swindon would book them a place in the Elite League play-offs. 

    Team manager Jon Cook said it will be a "tense" night.

    He said: "Swindon need to get within six points of us but we would hope to beat them by more than that. 

    "It's going to come down to last three of four heats regardless. It's going to be a nerve-wracking night."

  9. Reaction to 'probable' Sizewell C, from Leiston residents

    As we reported yesterday, the construction of Sizewell C has come a step closer, now that the Hinkley Point nuclear reactor has been granted approval by the UK government.

    But what do people in Leiston think about this latest development? Here are some of the opinions given to BBC Suffolk by local people:

    • "I think it will be good for the local community and hopefully bring a lot of jobs"
    • "We need it, we've got to have it, but living here, I don't fancy [the disruption]"
    • "Is there anything we can do about it? Absolutely nothing... I don't want any more, I didn't want the first one"
  10. Contraceptive death teen died of natural causes

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A verdict of natural causes has been recorded by coroner Jacqueline Lake, into the death of a Thetford teenager who was prescribed the contraceptive pill.

    Charlotte Lockwood, 15, suffered from menorrhagia (heavy periods) and needed medication to control this, the inquest in Norwich heard.

    Her GP, Dr Christopher Riddell, had first prescribed a progesterone-only pill. This was later changed to a combined pill.

    Soon after the treatment, Charlotte, who died in August 2014 from a pulmonary embolism, began to lose hair and put on weight. 

    She suffered from dramatic mood swings and severe back pain. During this time, the family visited or contacted the Grove Surgery several times. 

    Charlotte Lockwood

    Norfolk Coroners Court heard that her GP had acted appropriately. 

    An independent medical report found it was reasonable for Dr Christopher Riddell to move her from one kind of contraception to another, because he explained she should come in for a face-to-face check up soon after.

    In a statement read out to the court on behalf of Charlotte's mother, Emma Cruickshank, she said she wasn't told about the change in medication and the check-up appointment was never made. 

    Following the inquest, the family's solicitor Sharon Allison read out a statement on behalf of the family, saying they "remain resolute that their beloved Charlotte was failed on many levels." 

    Quote Message: Had Charlotte received the appropriate care and treatment she would be with them today... they are encouraged that procedures have changed at the practice which would safeguard patient safety but this is too late for Charlotte... they now wish to take some time to reflect on what they've heard and consider their options ahead. " from Sharon Allison Family solicitor
    Sharon AllisonFamily solicitor
  11. Network Rail sentencing adjourned until next week

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

    The sentencing of Network Rail, which is due to be fined for breaches of health and safety law over the death of a woman at the Gipsy Lane level crossing near Needham Market in 2011, has been adjourned at Ipswich Crown Court until next Wednesday, 21 September.

    Gipsy Lane crossing
  12. Date set for Ali Qazimaj trial

    A spokesman for Ipswich Crown Court said the trial of Ali Qazimaj has been set to start on Tuesday, 7 February, 2017.

    Mr Qazimaj is accused of killing Peter and Sylvia Stuart from Weybread near Diss. He denies the charges.

    Sylvia and Peter Stuart

    An inquest into their deaths was opened and adjourned last week. Mrs Stuart's body has never been found.  

  13. Weybread murders: New date set for start of double murder trial

    Diss Express

    The trial of the man accused of killing Weybread couple Peter and Sylvia Stuart is to start almost a month later than originally expected.

  14. More photographs of William and Kate's visit to Harlow

    We've been reporting on the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Stewards Academy in Harlow today.

    Here are some more photographs :

    William and Kate
    William and Kate in a classroom
    William and Kate sitting at desks
  15. Mick McCarthy: 'Teams are trying harder against Aston Villa'

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy believes that one of the reasons Aston Villa have found life in the Championship tough so far is that teams try harder against them.

    Mick McCarthy

    Villa have just the one win from their opening seven league fixtures since being relegated at the end of last season. 

    "It's a big game for every team that plays them," said the Ipswich boss.

    "With the greatest of respects, it's a bigger game than playing Barnsley, or Preston, or Birmingham, or even us.

    "Everyone tries that little bit harder against them, which makes it tougher for them and they have to play better."

  16. Ipswich boss not surprised by Villa struggles

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town v Aston Villa was once a big fixture in the top flight of English football. 

    When the teams met in 1982, Villa were league champions (pictured) and Town had the UEFA Cup in their trophy cabinet.

    Aston Villa 1981 team photo

    Fast forward to the present day and Ipswich are mainstays in the second tier, while Villa are still struggling with the hangover that came with last season's relegation. 

    "When you look at the amount of teams in our division that have been in the Premier League, then the fact that Villa are here is not really a surprise," said Town boss Mick McCarthy. 

    "Clearly some clubs are bigger than others though, and they are a European Cup-winning team, so it all makes for a great tie tomorrow." 

  17. Wet weather forces postponement of NDR work

    The wet weather's hitting work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR).

    Plans to close Fir Covert Road in Taverham from 20:00 to link it to a new roundabout have been postponed. 

    The closure will now be from 20:00 on Monday until no later than 06:00 on Tuesday.

    Traffic will be diverted via Drayton High Road, Boundary Road and Reepham Road.

    Northern Distributor Road, Norwich map
  18. Back operation looming for Ipswich defender

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town defender Tommy Smith (pictured) faces a spell of around 3 months on the sidelines after being told he needs an operation on his back

    Tommy Smith

    At his press conference today, manager Mick McCarthy said it was sad news for the New Zealand international who had only just forced his way back into the starting line-up.

    "He came back and was excellent in the games he played in, so it's sad for him," McCarthy told us.

    "However, we have Adam Webster and we have Bez [Christophe Berra] and we have Chambo [Luke Chambers] who can all play in his position, so we've got plenty of cover."