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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    That's all from the Norfolk Live team - for today, for the week and for the month.

    Scroll down to see the snippets of news we've brought you today... but here's a quick look at the main stories:

    Have a great weekend, and we'll see you at 08:00 on Monday.

    And good luck to Simon Clark, who's running around the coast of mainland Britain in an anti-clockwise direction raising money for the Ecologia Youth Trust. He's about to enter Norfolk...

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  2. Our live coverage across the day, the week and the month

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Where has the week gone? It doesn't seem any time at all since we were greeting you on Monday morning, and now we're getting set to enjoy a couple of days off.

    It's been a special day here in the county, with the launch of Suffolk Day, out new "county day" which takes place on 21 June.

    Scroll down to find out all about it, as well as everything else that's been happening this week.

    Have a great weekend - you may need your brolly tomorrow, but Sunday's looking more settled.

    See you Monday and good luck to Simon Clark who is continuing with his anti-clockwise run around the British mainland coast.

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  3. All the news for Essex through the day

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    That's it from the Essex Live team for the week so goodbye and have an enjoyable evening and weekend.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather as it happens.

    These are some of the stories we've covered today:

    If there's anything happening that you'd like us to know about, you can contact us using the "Get involved" button at the top of this page.

  4. Killer car driver had no licence or insurance

    Essex Police has issued a statement on the four-year jail sentence given to the 16-year-old who crashed a car in Leigh-on-Sea at Christmas, killing his two passengers.

    Vigil in Leigh-on-Sea for Reigan Knight and Liam Phillips

    Det Insp Scott Egerton said: "Reigan Knight and Liam Phillips were two young men with their lives ahead of them.

    "They were passengers in the car and had no control over the events that led to their tragic deaths. "The driver of this car has pleaded guilty - he drove dangerously without a licence or insurance in a car he had bought and he caused their deaths."He has to live with this for the rest of his life, but so do the families of Reigan and Liam. "Their loved ones will never come home and our thoughts are very much with them." 

    The killer cannot be identified for legal reasons - because of his young age.

  5. A dry night, with sunshine and showers tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight will be mostly dry across the BBC East region, with clear spells as temperatures drop to 7C (45F).

    It's a mixed bag of weather for Saturday. There'll be sunny spells and the first of those April showers, some heavy with hail and thunder.

    Temperatures could reach 15C (59F).

    BBC Weather has more details for where you live.

    Weather graphic for Saturday 05:00
  6. Tinkler: Whitlock is a 'massive inspiration'

    Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler says training alongside Max Whitlock has been a "massive inspiration".

    Tinkler, 17, has taken the decision to move to the South Essex Gymnastics Club in Basildon from the club she was training at in County Durham when she won her medal in Rio last year.

    She made a tentative return to competition last weekend when, recovering from a minor calf injury, she competed in the parallel bars and finished fourth. 

    Amy Tinkler

    Next month, she has the European Championships in Cluj, Romania, and the World Championships in Montreal later this year.   

    She said: "A lot of athletes lose motivation after an Olympics, but I had even more reason to get back in the gym. 

    "The environment at South Essex is great and just the sort of place you want to be training every day. 

    "Training alongside Max is a massive inspiration and he has made me feel so welcome. 

    "It's like one big family and it feels so relaxed. We've got a really strong team and it's up to us to make the most of it this year."

  7. Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler joins Max Whitlock gym club

    Olympic bronze medallist Amy Tinkler has left her home club in County Durham to join the club where double Olympic champion Max Whitlock trains at in Basildon. 

    Tinkler was just 16 years old when she won a surprise bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, and subsequently was quick to pile praise on the Pink Gym in her home town of Spennymoor where she had trained since a toddler. 

    Amy Tinkler celebrating winning her bronze medal

    But shortly after returning from Brazil, Tinkler made the choice to switch to the successful south Essex club which trained Whitlock and GB team-mate Brinn Bevan. 

    She said: "It wasn't a particularly hard decision, because I knew it was one I had to make if I wanted to further my career. 

    "It had reached the point where things weren't really working out for me at Spennymoor any more. 

    "Everything happened suddenly after Rio, and I didn't really get the chance to think about it, but I know it was the right move." 

    The extent of the upheaval is not to be under-estimated - it involved Tinkler's mother giving up her job at the gym and moving with her daughter to Basildon, from where Tinkler is now continuing her A-level studies with Durham High School via e-mail. 

  8. Flood defence maintenance work to begin

    The water level on a stretch of the River Gipping will be lowered next week, to enable the Environment Agency to carry out an inspection on a flood defence.

    Bramford Mill Gate

    On Monday, the gate at Bramford Lock near Ipswich will be raised, which will result in the lowering of the water level upstream of the site from Rushbrook Mill.  

    A survey of the gate, which will determine its remaining lifespan, will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, before the water level is restored on Thursday. 

    Project manager Rebecca Bromley said: "This work allows us to inspect the flood defences and to keep them in the best possible condition to continue to protect people, property and the local environment from flooding. 

    "Our fisheries team will be on hand to monitor the water level and to ensure no harm is caused to fish stocks."    

  9. Teenager sentenced to four years after fatal Essex crash

    Laurence Cawley

    BBC News

    A 16-year-old has been sentenced to four years in custody for causing the deaths of two teenagers by dangerous driving during a police pursuit.

    Liam Phillips and Reigan Knight

    Liam Phillips and Reigan Knight (pictured), both 17, died when the Ford Escort they were passengers in crashed in Leigh-on-Sea on 27 December.

    A boy from Great Wakering, who cannot be named, admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

    He was also banned from driving for four years at Chelmsford Crown Court.

    In the wake of the deaths about 300 people attended a candlelit beach vigil for the two boys.

  10. Waveney Words audio news service chooses listener to take on role of chairman for the first time

    Diss Express

    An audio news service which covers the Waveney Valley has chosen one of its listeners to take on the role of chairman for the first time. 

    Waveney Words, a "talking newspaper" which provides news for the blind , unanimously elected Roydon resident Audrey Moskowitz, after committee members realised they had never had a listener in the lead role.

    Audrey Moskowitz sitting at table with a man
  11. Teenager jailed for fatal car crash

    Laurence Cawley

    BBC News

    A teenager's been jailed for causing the death of two of his friends in a car crash at a junction on Southsea Avenue in Leigh-on-Sea.

    Flowers left in tribute

    The 16-year-old, who can't be named, has been jailed for four years and disqualified from driving for four years from the date of his prison release.

    Reigan Knight and Liam Phillips, who were both seventeen-years-old, died just after Christmas when the car, that they were passengers in, crashed . It was being followed by an Essex Police vehicle at the time.

  12. What would you like Suffolk's flag to look like?

    We brought you news earlier of comments made by two of our MPs about the possibility of flying the Suffolk flag at Westminster on 21 June, Suffolk Day.

    Here's a photograph of the "Suffolk" flag as flown by the county council.

    Suffolk flag

    Which one would you like to see on display on Suffolk Day - the St Edmund flag, which we showed you earlier, or this one?

    Share your thoughts with us via the "Get involved" link at the top of this page.

  13. Body found in city river

    The body of a woman has been found in water near to New Mills Yard in Norwich.

    Police and fire officers carried out a search of the river this morning and found the body at 11:00.

    Formal identification of the body is yet to take place, but Norfolk Police say the woman is believed to be Sarah "Topsy" Gardner. 

    Officers searching the river

    The 60-year-old was last seen at her home address on Sprowston Road in the early hours of Saturday, 18 March.

    Investigations are continuing, by the death is not currently being treated as suspicious.

  14. Ipswich Town: Bialkowski rules out last day drama

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski believes his side will secure their Championship status before the final game of the season.

    Bartosz Bialkowski

    The 29-year-old doesn't agree with fans who fear the Blues trip to Nottingham Forest, on 7 May, will determine their future.

    "I'm sure we're not going to be in that situation, when we are going to fight until the last day of the season and we are going to need the last three points of the season," said Bialkowski.

    "I'm quite confident we've got so much quality in that team, and I believe in them."

    Town are at home to Birmingham tomorrow followed by Wigan on Tuesday.

  15. Ryman League: Suffolk sides clocking up the miles

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    All four of Suffolk's Ryman Premier Division clubs have away games on Saturday.

    Ryman League football

    Play-off chasers Leiston and Needham Market , who are in third and fourth place, head to Billericay Town and Staines Town respectively.

    Lowestoft Town , who are unbeaten in their last eight games, travel to Merstham while AFC Sudbury's relegation battle continues at Worthing.

    Bury Town host Thamesmead in the North Division.

  16. Warning from shell fishery owner

    The owner of a shell fishery in Essex, where a fishing ban has been lifted, says we all need to take more care of our rivers and estuaries.

    The Food Standards Agency has lifted a two-year ban on shell fishing at Barton Hall on the River Roach.

    Paul Gilson

    High levels of the bacteria E. coli meant it wasn't safe to eat shellfish from there.

    It meant owner Paul Gilson had to put his plans to sell his business on hold.

    "This place is just part of a network of places that we must look after," he said.

    "For all of us. Not just me as a fisherman. Everybody."

  17. Proof that 'round the coast' runner really did stop off in the county

    Around this time yesterday afternoon, we told you about a man who's running around the coast of Britain to raise money for disadvantaged children and young people in Kenya, Uganda and Myanmar.

    Simon Clark, 57, had spoken to us from Thorpeness, and he's kindly sent us a couple of photographs showing him first of all in the village next to the mere, and secondly at Orfordness lighthouse:

    Simon Clark at Thorpeness
    Simon Clark by Orfordness lighthouse
  18. Ban lifted on shell fishing two years on

    A two-year shell fishing ban on the River Roach, near Rochford and Southend, has been lifted.

    The river, at Barton Hall, was closed by the Food Standards Agency in March 2015 after tests showed extremely high levels of E. coli in the water.

    River Roach

    Paul Gilson, who owns a shell fishery, said: "We were devastated.

    "At that time, we actually had a company which were looking to buy the river from us, and that was going to be our pension."

    An investigation carried out by the Environment Agency found raw sewage was getting into the river upstream, as homes weren't being plumbed-in properly.

    Anglian Water says it wasn't responsible for the misconnections, but it did fix them.

    It also repaired a partly-collapsed sewer, and cleared some blockages from sewer pipes.

    The quality of the water has since improved and the ban was lifted last month.

  19. Woman sought in connection with £12,500 fraud

    CCTV images have been released of a woman police would like to speak to in connection with a fraud where £12,500 was stolen from a bank account.

    CCTV images of woman sought in connection with fraud

    A woman went to one branch of a bank to request a new debit card and then went to another to request a new PIN, police say. 

    Both were sent to the account holder’s home address, without her knowledge, but appear to have been intercepted. 

    The new bank card and PIN were then used at branches of the bank in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket on the same day with thousands of pounds being withdrawn on each occasion. 

    While the customer has been compensated by the bank, police are keen to speak to the woman pictured in connection with the fraud.

  20. Minister keen to avoid press in Norwich

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    There were bizarre scenes outside a Norwich care complex this afternoon as the health secretary paid a visit, but went to great lengths to avoid the press. 

    Jeremy Hunt was smuggled in through a back door at the Meadows retirement village in Bowthorpe and at the end of the visit he was driven away at speed. No reason has been given for his apparent shyness...

    The Meadows is a new complex of 92 apartments designed for people with dementia. It is something you might have expected the health secretary to want to talk about. 

    The county council would not allow journalists to follow the visit, citing election "purdah" rules which ban campaigning on council premises during election periods. 

    However, photographers were told they could wait outside to film Mr Hunt's arrival. But he clearly had other ideas.

    We briefly saw him in the main reception area and he was also seen on the roof looking out over the complex.

    Health Secretary spotted during his visit to Norwich
    Image caption: Jeremy Hunt (right) spotted at Meadows retirement village
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    The Department of Health said Mr Hunt was on a political visit, the Conservative Party hasn't made any comment.

    I'm told that the health secretary was impressed at what he saw and said that he wants to see more such retirement villages.