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  1. Retracing Corrie Mckeague's footsteps

    Look East's Alex Dunlop is in Bury St Edmunds, retracing the steps of airman Corrie Mckeague, who disappeared while on a night out in the town in September.

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  2. Our live coverage today:

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Our regular live updates have come to an end for the week, so thanks for joining us.

    Here's a quick recap of some of the stories we've brought you today:

    Before you go, why not take a look and see what's behind door number 9, in the Norfolk Live advent calendar?

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    Video caption: What's behind the door today
  3. Our live coverage across the day

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    That's it for another week on Suffolk Live.

    Our live stream has again been dominated by news of the double murders in Ipswich. 

    Earlier today police told us they'd been granted an extra 12 hours to question the 17-year-old who's been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbings.


    • The paternal grandparents of Corrie Mckeague have been handing out leaflets in Bury St Edmunds about the missing serviceman
    • The delivery driver who was jailed for plotting to kill US Air Force personnel outside RAF Lakenheath has had his life sentence overturned

    We'll leave you with this tranquil photograph taken near Lowestoft by BBC Weather Watcher "Beachcomer":

    Beach at Pakefield
  4. Our live coverage across the day

    Jack Warren

    BBC Local Live

    Regular updates for Essex Live have now finished for the week - here are the top stories from today:

    We return on Monday from 08:00 - have a great weekend.

  5. Could Ness Point be in line for a facelift?

    Visitors to Britain's most easterly point could be in for a surprise in future.

    Eight years after BBC Suffolk launched a campaign to promote Ness Point in Lowestoft, Waveney District Council has applied for a grant of nearly £1m from the government, to regenerate the area:

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    Video caption: UK's most easterly location Lowestoft's Ness Point promised a revamp
  6. Serious collision closes B1106 at Elveden

    BBC Travel

    Emergency services, including the air ambulance, are at the scene of a serious collision on the B1106 at Elveden.

    Police say the road is currently blocked, and is being closed from the Elveden crossroads at the A11, while an investigation gets under way at the scene.

    Two people are thought to have been injured in the collision, which was reported to police at 15:35.

  7. South Norfolk MP says Marston's Diss appeal rejection an 'early Christmas present' to independent traders

    Diss Express

    South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon says Marston’s non-food retail unit appeal being dismissed is an “early Christmas present” for Diss’s independent traders.

    South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon
  8. Jury sent home for the weekend in Theydon murder trial

    The jury in the trial of a man accused of murdering his wife at their home in Theydon Bois has been sent home for the weekend.

    Morgan Crescent

    The body of Maria Byrne, 34, was found burned inside the property in Morgan Crescent in February.  

    Darren Byrne, 39, of Morgan Crescent has denied murder and arson. 

    The judge at Chelmsford Crown Court sent jurors out just after lunchtime today to consider their verdict. 

    Deliberations will continue on Monday. 

  9. Your pictures: Sunset in Rayleigh

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watchers "youcantbecirrus" for uploading this cracking photo from Rayleigh this afternoon. 

  10. Local voices on Radio 4's topical debate show

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    The country's longest running political debate programme Any Questions? is coming live from Norfolk tonight. 

    Presenter Jonathan Dimbleby will take questions from an invited audience in Reepham.

    Among those on the panel tonight will be the Labour MP for Norwich South, Clive Lewis, and South Norfolk businesswoman Rachael Waring. 

    The programme is live on BBC Radio Four at 20:00

  11. Community church is cooking with gas

    Do you remember our story earlier this week, about the Christmas dinner cooker crisis facing a community church?

    It had a happy ending, following an appeal on BBC Radio Norfolk, when retailer John Lewis stepped in with the offer of two new cookers.

    They've now been installed, and are up and running, at the Alive House church on Nelson Street in Norwich.

    Their community cafe serves 2,000 hot breakfasts a year, and will be providing meals over Christmas.

    Jo Thorne, from Alive House church, cooking beans and bacon on the new cooker
  12. Warnock backs McCarthy in face of 'crying' Ipswich fans

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The Ipswich and Cardiff dugouts will be led by friends and former teammates Mick McCarthy and Neil Warnock tomorrow.

    Neil Warnock

    If Town fans think their team are having a poor season then spare a thought for Warnock, whose Bluebirds are currently in the Championship's relegation zone. 

    "If Ipswich were spending millions and millions I could understand the frustrations of their supporters," said Warnock in defence of McCarthy, who he played with at Barnsley nearly 40 years ago. 

    "Mick's done a fabulous job working to a tight budget for years and he's kept them respectable. 

    "But they'll be crying for him until he goes, then someone else will come in and in six months they'll cry for him to go as well."

  13. Ipswich Hockey Club to host fundraising auction

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Rounds of golf, sports memorabilia and a seven night stay in Portugal will be among the items up for grabs at an auction this weekend, organised by Ipswich Hockey Club.

    Hockey pitch at Ipswich School's Rushmere site

    In addition to raising funds for the club ahead of the senior women's forthcoming campaign in division one of the indoor league, the auction will support both St Elizabeth Hospice and The Stroke Association. 

    "These are two causes that are close to the hearts of members of our team," said vice-captain Charlie Anderson.

    "Hockey at this level doesn't get that much support, so fundraisers like this are crucial. 

    "But it's also about giving back to the community, and we're pleased to support these two great causes."

  14. Lifeboat launched after dog went into the sea 'chasing seals'

    Happisburgh lifeboat crew sprang into action when their pagers went off yesterday afternoon. 

    Shortly before 14:00, the Coastguard told them of a dog and its owner in the sea at Sea Palling.

    The Spirit of Berkhamsted was launched, with a crew of two, arriving at the scene within 15 minutes, and the search began. 

    The rescued dog, a small brown terrier, with towels and blanket in the open boot of a car, with lifeboat and coastguard crews

    A large number of seals have been seen in the area, and it's believed the dog had gone into the sea after them. 

    Luckily the owner and dog had both made it out of the sea, wet and cold. They were checked over by the crew, and Coastguard Rescue team, and given advice.

    Happisburgh lifeboat then returned to station, in readiness for the next call.

  15. Richard Waterhouse will 'spend a long time behind bars'

    A senior investigating officer from Essex Police has released a statement after Richard Waterhouse was jailed for eight years for the unlawful killing of Paul Olney in Wivenhoe.

    Wivenhoe scene

    It's believed the pair had been taking drugs with another man when a disagreement ended with Paul being stabbed in the shoulder. 

    Det Ch Insp Stephen Jennings today said: "Waterhouse admitted unlawfully killing Paul Olney, accepting that he lost control and went over the top but was responsible for his death. 

    "The sentence today means he will spend a long time behind bars. 

    "No sentence will ever bring him back, but hopefully they [Mr Olney's family] can now do their best to move on and remember the good times they shared." 

  16. Monday's Arriva bus strike has been called off

    A planned strike by some bus drivers in Southend, Colchester and Harlow has been called off, BBC Essex has learned.

    Arriva bus

    Members of Unite union at Arriva Southern Counties were due to walk out on Monday in a row over a possible "mystery shopper" scheme (where bus passengers report back to management about the quality of service) and alleged bullying at the firm. 

    An interim agreement has now been reached after talks at the conciliation service, ACAS.   

  17. New power station for King's Lynn

    Richard Bond

    BBC Look East business correspondent

    The energy giant Centrica is to build a new gas power station in King's Lynn on the site of the former one.

    That was 20 years old (pictured), and closed four years ago because it was no longer efficient, with the loss of 28 jobs.

    The company says the new power station will be flexible... in other words it will either be kept on all the time, or switched on and off, to fit in with peaks and troughs in production of power from renewable sources, such as wind and solar.

    The old gas power station in King's Lynn

    The plant will be capable of generating enough power for 370,000 homes. 

    Building will start in the spring, with completion in 2019. Once operational, it's expected to create more than 30 jobs. 

    Centrica has had planning permission to build a new power station in Lynn ever since the old one closed, but said it had delayed investment because of high gas prices and uncertainty in the energy market.

  18. Dominant Rednall storms to title in Glasgow

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Suffolk's Katherine Rednall has today won the Indoor Bowls Council's Ladies Under 25 World title.

    Shot of Bowling rink

    The 20-year-old from Baylham near Ipswich was dominant in this morning's final, beating Scotland's Carla Banks 12-1 in the first set, before edging the second set 7-5. 

    Rednall is now world champion in both the senor and junior categories, and she also holds the senior and junior British titles. 

    Next month she will aim to defend the mixed pairs title at the World Indoor Championships at Potters in Hopton-on-Sea near Lowestoft, and attempt to win the singles event for the second time.

  19. Balls' Gangnam dance a challenge for Strictly singers

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    This year's Strictly Come Dancing on BBC TV is the best ever, say the stage singers.

    But it's not been without its challenges for the four band members, who perform live versions of the songs the contestants dance to on every show.

    Tommy Blaize says the music and dancing have made it the best Strictly so far, "so it's not really a chore".

    But speaking of having to learn how to sing "Gangnam Style" for Norwich boy Ed Balls and Katya Jones Salsa, he said he "had to turn the page around on stage to work out the lyrics".

    Any excuse to show the dance again!

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    Video caption: Ed Balls & Katya Jones Salsa to Gangnam Style.

    It's semi-final night this Saturday on BBC One at 18:50.