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Our live coverage across the day

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

That's it from the Norfolk Live team on Friday so goodbye and have a great weekend...we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen.

To catch up on the day these are some of the stories we have covered but scroll down to see the rest.

If you have any photographs from around the county that you'd like to share, or if there's anything happening that you'd like us to know about, you can contact us via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Our live coverage across the day

That's it for this week's live coverage of events from across the county. 

Before we go, here's a reminder of some of the stories you may have missed:

We're just about to hang up our keyboards for the weekend, but there's still time to send good luck wishes to Anthony Ogogo as he attempts to secure his first title since turning professional in 2013, and Ipswich Town, in the hopes they can make Mick McCarthy's 200th game in charge one to remember for all the right reasons.

Our live coverage across the day

Updates for Essex Live have now come to an end for the week. 

Here are the main stories we've covered today:

We'll be back on Monday morning with more updates for the county.

Have a great weekend.

Did you talk to Corrrie Mckeague in Pizza Mama Mia the night he went missing?

Police involved in the search for missing airman Corrie Mckeague have issued a description of a man they would like to contact them.

They say he was in Pizza Mama Mia in St Andrews Street North in Bury St Edmunds with a group of people, and left the takeaway with Corrie Mckeague the night he disappeared, before the 23-year-old was seen on his own in CCTV footage.

The man is described as black and was wearing a distinctive black T-shirt with "Death" written alongside the Roman numerals "LXXVIII", the number "78" in large white letters on the rear, and a white motif on the front.

Police say there's no suggestion there was any contact after this, but they need to talk to anyone who spoke to Mr Mckeague before he disappeared in the early hours of Saturday, 24 September.

At this time, this group are the last known people to have been in conversation with the missing serviceman.

Corrie Mckeague
Suffolk Police

Port upgrade costing £5m promises to bring windfarm project jobs

Andrew Turner

BBC Radio Norfolk

A £5m redevelopment of Great Yarmouth's outer harbour is under way to prepare for a major windfarm contract that promises to bring 3,000 jobs to the UK over the next decade.

Port upgrade

Turbine components for two major windfarms will be stored along the seafront strip and quay headings have been strengthened to accommodate the vessels that will serve the projects. 

The ground is being readied for the 158 turbines and towers for two contracts that promise so many jobs. 

Jonathan Coles, managing director of Scottish Power Renewables, said: "The £5m investment in infrastructure is designed to upgrade the port to make it perfectly suited to the needs of the project."

Businesses asked to move to accommodate windfarm companies

Andrew Turner

BBC Radio Norfolk

Several existing firms on Great Yarmouth's Energy Park have been asked to relocate to accommodate an expected influx of new companies linked to construction of two windfarms.


Greg Deak, from Peel Ports Great Yarmouth, said the borough council was going to great lengths to ensure room was found for non-energy related businesses to stay in the area. 

He saw the new windfarm contracts as a catalyst for other businesses to develop. 

Local MP Brandon Lewis said there was room in the town for many types of business to work together.

Headteacher praises pupils for their reaction after being stranded in the Peak District

Steve Blower

BBC Radio Suffolk

A group of pupils have been praised for the way they reacted to getting stranded in bad weather, on a hill in the Peak District in Derbyshire.

Peak District

As reported in the East Anglian Daily Times, the youngsters became lost while taking part in a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Scheme, and were taken to safety by mountain rescue teams.

Headteacher Neil Tetley said the group managed to stay calm: "I've spoken to one of them. She said at the time there were moments when they were a little bit worried but it was a memorable experience and one that they feel having come through, they think 'well we got through that, so nothing can be that bad again.'"

Greater Anglia 'understands frustration' after delay video diary

Greater Anglia has responded to the commuters who made a diary of their delayed journeys to London from Chelmsford. 

London Liverpool Street

We understand and share our customers' frustrations when delays occur. We are always striving to improve our performance and reliability and on the occasions when disruption occurs, we operate a Delay Repay scheme to compensate passengers. Recently, this scheme has been improved due to changes to the Consumer Rights Act and Conditions of Travel. We welcome these positive changes and have worked with our rail industry partners to introduce them."

Greater Anglia spokeswoman

Good news for motorists - A127 Fairway gas works finally coming to an end

Motorists will soon be able to breath a sigh of relief as major gas works at the Fairway and A127 junction in Southend near completion. 

The work, which began in June, has caused misery for those many drivers leaving and entering the town at peak times. 

Today Southend Borough Council said it predicted the work would be finished by early November, nearly four weeks ahead of schedule. 

Progress Road

Locals asked to air their views on Harwich maternity closure plans

People are being given a chance to have their say on controversial changes to maternity services at Harwich Hospital. 

An expectant mother

Health bosses are thinking about sending mums-to-be to Colchester or Clacton to have their babies in a bid to save money. 

They say some services like ante- and post-natal clinics will carry on there and are asking for people's views at meetings on Wednesday and the following Monday.

Find out more on the trust's website here.

Fire boat experiment on Ipswich docks

Yesterday we forgot to bring you the latest photograph from Suffolk Fire Service's Throwback Thursday page, but better late than never...

This wonderful picture shows Ipswich Fire Brigade experimenting with one of the steam fire engines which was placed on a pontoon in the dock circa 1913 in an era when the waterfront would have been full of wooden vessels:

Steam fire engine c1913
Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service

Ogogo weighs in ahead of first title fight

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Victory for Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo tomorrow will secure a first title for the 27-year-old since he turned professional in January 2013.

Anthony Ogogo
Getty Images

Today he weighed in at 11st 5lb 3oz, which was 5oz lighter than his opponent Craig Cunningham.

Cunningham, who is based in the Midlands, is likely to enjoy the majority of the support at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.

However, Ogogo will start as favourite for the vacant WBC Middleweight belt, having won all 11 of his fights in the pro ranks to date.

Max Whitlock 'will never leave Basildon'

Max Whitlock says he has no plans have a training base anywhere other than Basildon after winning two Olympic golds in Rio.

View more on twitter

You'll find more videos like this on BBC Essex's Twitter feed. 

'Normal' Ipswich en route to Newcastle

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Mick McCarthy says his Ipswich Town squad has undoubtedly been lifted ahead of tomorrow's match at Championship leaders Newcastle.

St James' Park
Getty Images

A first win in six games and a first goal for striker Freddie Sears in 39 games has given the Blues a genuine belief that they can get a result at St James' Park. 

"Had we drawn on Tuesday it would have felt really dull and had we lost it would have been doom and gloom," McCarthy said. 

"But now we're looking forward and have a bit of confidence and a lift.

"Don't get me wrong, we are far from dancing on the tables, but we can at least be normal on the way up to Newcastle and not fret on the last performance or be fretting ahead of this one."

Roadside cross at Langley saved but King's Lynn Minster at risk

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A decaying medieval roadside memorial cross at Langley near Loddon has been removed from a list of 31 landmarks in East Anglia on Historic England's new Heritage At Risk register.

Langley memorial cross saved but King's Lynn Minster at risk

But King's Lynn Minster has been added to the growing list of historic churches, pubs, forts, castles, grand houses and other buildings which are in dire need of repair. 

Experts warn the gap between the cost of repairs and the value of restored properties is growing - driven in part by a shortage of skills and increased costs. 

Only 14% of buildings or structures on the list are thought to be economic to repair. 

Duncan Wilson, chief executive of Historic England, said: "Across the country, thousands of historic sites are at risk of being lost."

Colchester now has its own Monopoly board!

Forget Kings Cross, Old Kent Road and Mayfair - Colchester now has its own Monopoly board. 

Colchester Monopoly board
Winning Moves

The new edition features 30 land marks from around the UK's oldest recorded town including the Jumbo Tower, Community Homes Stadium and the Mercury Theatre.

The game can be bought from some retailers in Colchester for £24.99.

A 'great milestone' as Kersey Mill is removed from 'At Risk' register

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

The owner of Kersey Mill, which has been removed from Historic England's Heritage at Risk register, admits there's still a "vast amount" to do.

Kersey Mill
Ashley Dace/Geograph

Steve de Lara-Bell said: "This is a great milestone for everybody that helped in so many different ways - from fundraising to hands-on repairs. 

"Historic England have been fantastic with the help of a grant, they've given us a real leg up.

"In future we plan to move on to try to re-instate the mill to full working capacity and have it as a working museum."

There are 67 Suffolk entries on the list, including churches, castles and wartime buildings.  

Weekend disruption for rail passengers

Rail passengers travelling on the Norwich to London line face disruption this weekend as improvement work continues.

Lines between Liverpool Street station and Witham/Billericay are blocked all day for track renewal, overhead line renewal and work for the Crossrail project

Colchester station, with train just departing

Buses will replace trains between Witham/Billericay and the Newbury Park on the underground station on the Central Line.

Greater Anglia passengers are advised to check before travelling.

Man seriously injured after being hit by a van in Stowmarket

A male pedestrian in his 30s was taken to hospital yesterday evening with serious injuries, after being hit by a Ford Transit van in Stowmarket.

Police were called just before 17:00 to reports of a collision on the B1115 Stowupland Road, near to the Mortimer Road roundabout.

Initial reports indicate the man may have run towards the road from the direction of the Eider Close area.

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses.

Decision on 'energy from waste' incinerator deferred

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A decision on plans to turn a derelict former metal recovery site near Lenwade into a waste to energy plant have been deferred by Norfolk councillors today.

Atlas Works site

Serruys Property Company Ltd wants to build an incinerator on the former Atlas Works site off the A1067 at Weston Longville. 

The unit would burn 150,000 tonnes of black bag rubbish and flameable materials per year, with recovered heat generating electricity.

Up to 50 jobs would be created, the company says.

Local residents raised concerns about the smell, increased traffic and pollution it could create. 

The parish council, nearby Bernard Matthews and the Royal Norwich Golf Club all opposed the scheme, which planning officers at Norfolk County Council recommended for approval.

Councillors said they wanted more information on the "fire safety implications and environmental issues".

Travel: Update on A14 collision

Police have just told us both vehicles involved in a collision on the A14 close to the Orwell Bridge have been moved off the carriageway, and traffic is beginning to flow again.

Police officer mourns death of baby nephew 'Archie Bum' in dog attack

A serving police officer, whose dog fatally attacked a four-month-old baby in Colchester last week, says she's struggling to come to terms with what happened. 

Archie Darby and brother
Family Photo

Clare Ferdinand, aunt of Archie Derby, released a statement on behalf of her and her husband.

"We are still struggling to comprehend the circumstances we find ourselves in, having lost our gorgeous Archie Bum and seeing Daniel fighting on," she said.

"We cannot believe this has happened, and would never have risked the lives of our precious nephews. It was our dog that did this, and we will have to carry that burden and learn to cope with it."

Earlier today, an inquest heard the four-month-old boy died after being snatched from his mother's arms by the Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog.

Archie is pictured with his older brother Daniel-Jay, who is being treated after receiving "life-changing" injuries in the same attack.

BreakingOwner of killer dog 'struggling to comprehend' baby's death

The owner of a dog which killed her four-month-old nephew in Colchester last week says the family is "struggling to comprehended" what happened. 

More on this shortly. 

Policeman jailed for cruelty to a child under 16

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A police constable has been jailed for 30 months after being found guilty of cruelty to a child under 16 following a three week trial at Norwich Crown Court. 

Robert Warrent, 43, who was based at Wymondham Police Station, was convicted by jury after pleading not guilty. 

He was convicted of one count of cruelty to a child believed to have taken place between 1999 and 2012. 

Warrent remained on restricted duties throughout the investigation and will face an internal misconduct review following the criminal proceedings, a police spokesman said. 

Conservation management plan for Dunwich shipwreck in the pipeline

Returning now to our story about concerns that treasure hunters will try to remove guns from a 16th Century shipwreck off the Dunwich coast...

We've had a response from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 

Underwater image of wreck
Wessex Archaeology/Crown Copyright

A spokesman said: "Anyone wanting to dive on a wreck designated under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 or remove items from it must obtain a licence from the Secretary of State. 

"No application to remove any item from the shipwreck off Dunwich has been received since 2005." 

It's understood Historic England is currently working on a Conservation Management Plan for the site, which will address the future management of the site including how to deal with site security. 

The plan will be made available for public consultation.   

Learning on a jet plane... Cessna classroom opens

Remember earlier this year we told you about the school in Westcliff that had bought an old Cessna plane which it planed to turn into a classroom? 

Well, the fuselage at Milton Hall Primary School is now open for business and we've been for a look round.

Children at the front of the plane
Children looking through the plane windows
Children on the plane
Children outside the plane

Town plan Robson tribute when Newcastle visit Portman Road

Town have announced that Easter Monday, when the Blues face Newcastle United at Portman Road, has been designated Sir Bobby Robson Day in tribute to the clubs’ legendary former manager.  

Weather: Dry and bright with odd showers

BBC Weather Watchers

A mostly dry and bright afternoon, with sunny spells, but with the chance of some showers.

Our BBC Weather Watchers display the contrast with a huge rainbow over Pulham Market and the sun trying to break through the cloud over Thurgarton, inland from Cromer.

But the damp weather is also bringing colourful mushrooms and toadstools to our gardens and fields as shown here in a picture from Sheringham - but be careful before picking and eating them:

Pulham Market
Hopping frog

It will feel quite cool today in the northerly breeze with the temperature peaking at 13C (55F).

More details from BBC Weather.

Has Harlow MP Robert Halfon found his new hidden talent?

Ipswich Town boss set for milestone

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Mick McCarthy couldn't have picked a tougher Championship game for his 200th in charge of Ipswich Town.

Mick McCarthy
BBC Sport

The 57-year-old, who took charge at Portman Road almost four years ago, is preparing his team for tomorrow's trip to title favourites Newcastle United.

"They've got arguably the best squad, the best team, almost certainly the best stadium [in the division] and it's a high profile game, a fabulous game. We're going up there as the under-dogs," said McCarthy.

Beached whale at Holkham may have died of hunger

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Tests are being carried out on what is believed to be a 40ft (12m) fin whale discovered by wardens at the Holkham National Nature Reserve on Thursday.

Holkham beached whale should not have been in North Sea

Rob Deaville from the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme is carrying out the post-mortem examination and said the mammal may have died of hunger. 

Evolutionary biologist Dr Ben Garrod said earlier today the giant whale would not normally be found in the North Sea. 

"We see fin whales occasionally on the southern coast or more so the west coast of the UK and Ireland, right up to Scotland," he said.

"But you never get them in the North Sea so what it was doing there, we have no idea at the moment."

Listen: Ted MacDougall on his Carrow Road return

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norwich City great Ted MacDougall will be back at Carrow Road this weekend. 

The former striker, who scored 66 goals in three years with the club in the 1970s, now lives in the US, but he'ss back in England promoting a new book (called Ted MacDou-Goal: The Ted MacDougal Story) about his career.

MacDougall will be signing copies at Jarrolds in Norwich on Saturday at 10:30.

Ipswich Town: Don't write us off - Sears

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town striker Freddie Sears believes he and his team-mates can upset the odds and get something from tomorrow's Championship game at Newcastle United.

Freddie Sears

Rafa Benitez's side will head into the match as hot favourites after a run of 11 wins in their last 13 matches guided them to the top of the table.

"People outside this changing room are probably thinking it's an easy three points for Newcastle, but we've been solid lately and not conceded too many goals and hopefully we can nick something," said Sears. 

Lunchtime weather update: A dry afternoon

BBC Weather

A mostly dry and fine afternoon with sunny spells, with just the outside chance of a shower. 

Maximum temperature: 14C (57F).

Weather map

If you're heading out you'll find your local forecast at BBC Weather.

Boxing: Ogogo preparing for 'the lion's den'

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo (pictured) says he has no qualms about facing Craig Cunningham on the Birmingham fighter's home patch tomorrow night.

Anthony Ogogo
Getty Images

The pair are due to meet at the city's Barclaycard Arena, with the vacant WBC International middleweight belt at stake. 

"This is the first time I've gone into the proverbial lion's den," said Ogogo. "He's quite a boy around Birmingham, he's a big football fan with the Birmingham City tattoo on his arm, so he'll have a lot of fans there. 

"That's fine, they may be his fans going into the ring, but it's my job to win the fight and do it in such a style that when we leave the ring they're now my fans."

Canaries backed for promotion by former Carrow Road hero

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

One of Norwich City's greatest ever strikers says the club look well placed to win promotion back to the Premier League this season. 

Ted MacDougall scored 66 goals for The Canaries in three years between 1973 and 1976, becoming a huge favourite at Carrow Road. 

Ted MacDougall
Norwich City Football Club

MacDougall is now based in the USA, but will be back in Norwich to watch his old club play Preston in The Championship on Saturday at 15:00

"They stuck by the manager and I think that's good. He'll have learnt from his experiences of last year when they get promoted, which I think they will." MacDougall told me. 

New CCTV footage of Corrie Mckeague

The camera is looking down Brentgovel Street towards Northgate, with the pillars and bollards at the front of the Cornhill Walk shopping centre visible behind Mr Mckeague. 

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BreakingFurther CCTV images of Corrie Mckeague released

Police have released further images of missing serviceman Corrie Mckeague, as efforts continue to locate him.

CCTV footage taken at 03:25 on Saturday, 24 September shows him at the junction of Brentgovel Street and Short Brackland in Bury St Edmunds town centre.

CCTV image of Corrie Mckeague
Suffolk Police

Video archive: Sperm whale swims off from beach in high tide

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Stranded whale now surrounded by water

With human help stranded marine mammals, even giant sperm whales like this can be refloated in high tides to give them a chance of survival.

This creature, filmed getting off a beach near Hunstanton earlier this year, headed for deeper water, but starvation in the food-depleted North Sea could become a further problem if they cannot reach the deep ocean before their reserves are all used up.

Pupils at 60 primary schools get their new safety reflectors

Luke Deal

BBC Radio Suffolk

The Laureate Community Academy in Newmarket is among 60 primary schools to receive their Safe and Seen in Suffolk reflectors today.

The initiative has been welcomed by headteacher Dave Perkins, who said: "In my first few months here we had a pupil who was walking home alone, hit by a car, fortunately not seriously, so it's absolutely vital we keep our children safe on the roads."

Pupils at Laureate Community Academy