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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We're heading home, so our regular updates are on hold now until the morning, but any breaking news overnight will still appear here.

    Scroll down to catch up on what's been happening since we opened for business at 08:00.

    Have a great evening - we look forward to your company again tomorrow as the county - and the country - goes to the polls in the general election.

    We'll leave you with this photograph from the aptly named BBC Weather Watcher "Man of Clouds" - I wonder if he ever takes pictures of clear blue skies?

    View across the fields in Martlesham
  2. Our live coverage today

    That's all for our live updates today, thank you for joining us.

    One of our main stories has been a dog which died after a kitchen fire in Braintree.

    Elsewhere, an arrest was made in Basildon after "hoax bomb threats" were made to a church.

    Scroll down to read more on these and other news items for the county.

    We'll be back from tomorrow from 08:00 on what will be the day of the general election.

    Have a great evening.

  3. Our live coverage today

    Thanks for joining us for today's Norfolk Live - we're now taking a break until 08:00 tomorrow.

    Our main stories today have been the visits by party leaders on the final day of the election campaign. Theresa May came to Norwich, and UKIP leader Paul Nuttall was in Great Yarmouth.

    Scroll down to read more on these and other news updates.

    Have a good evening.

  4. Overnight weather: Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    There'll be outbreaks of rain spreading north-eastwards overnight, turning heavy at times.

    Light to moderate south-westerly winds will give us lows of about 12C (54F).

    Overnight weather map

    The last of any overnight rain will clear tomorrow morning to leave a largely dry day with some bright or sunny intervals.

    Some showers are possible but they won’t be for everyone.

    The winds will pick up to a moderate to fresh south-westerly leading to a top temperature of 19C (66F).

    There is just the small risk of some thunderstorms late in the day moving up from France.

    Get a full forecast where you live, from BBC Weather.

  5. Take a visual-tour of Greater Anglia's new trains

    Dawn Gerber

    Greater Anglia has revealed a mock-up of its new look trains. The company is investing £1.4bn in an entire new fleet. Commuters travelling on the Norwich to London intercity service, the Stansted Express line and on some regional routes will have these new carriages.

    Video content

    Video caption: Take a visual-tour of Greater Anglia's new trains
  6. Care home faces possible closure

    Steve Blower

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A care home in north Suffolk has been told to improve, or face possible closure, after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission found residents at risk of harm.

    Manor Farm care home

    Manor Farm Care Home in Kessingland, which has 23 elderly residents, has been rated "inadequate" by the CQC.

    An inspection report says people there were put at risk of significant harm due to an absence of clear records and assessments.

    They found staff shortages were to blame for many of the care home's failings and said several residents were at risk of malnutrition because they weren't being properly fed.

    We asked Manor Farm Care Home for a response but we've not heard back.

  7. Rescuers swoop to release owl chick from netting

    A tawny owl chick is being cared for by the RSPCA after being found trapped in chicken netting.

    Rescuers swooped to the little bird's rescue, cutting the owlet free before taking him to the East Winch Wildlife Centre near King's Lynn.

    The chick suffered a graze on his nose and an infected wound under its wing from the netting, and is now on a five-day course of antibiotics.

    Tawny owl chick at the RSPCA centre

    Centre manager Alison Charles says the bird is now being looked after in a quiet room which is used for brids of prey, and being fed by hand three times a day. They hope he'll make a full recovery to allow him to be released back into the wild.

  8. Water ski racing returns to the Ouse

    The historic waterfront of King's Lynn will play host to the Hanseatic Water Ski Race when it returns to the town for the third year running.

    The Formula 1,2 and 3 water ski-ing race will see competitors reach speeds close to 100mph along the South Quay.

    The event - on 17 and 18 June - will see six races staged each day, including an under-8s competition.

  9. AFC Sudbury 'will be competitive again'

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Manager Jamie Godbold and his assistant Andy Reynolds are ready to take AFC Sudbury back up to the Ryman Premier Division.

    Andy Reynolds

    The latter has been speaking to us today about how the club is not panicking despite the loss of a few key players in recent weeks, including goalkeeper Marcus Garnham, and midfielder Robert Eagle.

    Reynolds has also told us that despite suffering relegation in April, there was no chance of him and Godbold leaving the Wardale Williams Stadium.

    "It took one meeting with the chairman and one of the directors to make it clear that the club still shares the same ambitions we do, and over the last year, the business side of the club has made huge strides forward.

    "There is not a club in our opinion locally that has the same quality of facilities and people off the pitch working tirelessly to make it the best it can possibly be.

    "If we get our shopping list this summer, or close to it, we will be as competitive as we were a couple of seasons ago."

  10. Teenage boy stabbed in 'targeted attack'

    A teenage boy has been stabbed in the leg in what police believe was a "targeted attack".

    Oaklands Crescent, Chelmsford

    The incident happened at Oaklands Crescent, Chelmsford, at about 18:25 yesterday.

    The victim, aged in his mid-teens, was walking with a group of people when he was approached by three men on bikes.

    One of the men then pushed him against a fence and stabbed him in the leg.

    Two of the suspects are described as white and the other was mixed-race. One of the suspects wore a maroon jumper and two were wearing dark clothing, police said.

    Det Sgt Dan Smith, from Essex Police, said: "This appears to have been a targeted attack against the victim and there is no reason for the wider public to be concerned.

    “The victim’s injuries were not life threatening."

  11. Neighbours 'devastated' by dog fire death

    As we reported earlier, a dog has died after a fire broke out at a kitchen in a Braintree home.

    Essex Fire and Rescue Service said it is believed the family pet jumped up on the cooker and accidentally turned it on. Items left on the cooker set alight and the kitchen was destroyed by flames.

    BBC Essex reporter Pete Walker has been at the scene.

    He said: "People living on this quiet residential cul-de-sac have told me they are devastated by the death of a pet dog in a fire at their neighbours home.

    "Family members returned home yesterday evening to find the property full of smoke.

    "They attempted to rescue the dog but it had died, and were themselves affected by the smoke which has left the house uninhabitable.

    "Neighbours, friends and relatives are planning to clean up the fire damage at the home later this week."

  12. Martin relishing forthcoming hockey internationals

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    After a hugely successful season at club level with Surbiton, former Ipswich hockey player Hannah Martin could line up for Great Britain this weekend in the Investec Internationals.

    Hannah Martin in action

    The Lee Valley Arena in the Olympic Park is the setting for a face off between the world's best three teams, as GB prepare to meet Argentina on Saturday and the Netherlands on Sunday.

    Martin, who made her full senior international debut earlier in the year, hopes to help Danny Kerry's side build on the success of their Olympic gold medal winning summer of 2016.

    "This weekend will be hugely exciting for everyone involved," the 22-year-old told us. "It's not often you get the teams ranked one, two and three in the world together at the same time."

    "I'm really proud to be a part of this squad. I think there has been an increase of around 10,000 people playing hockey back home since Rio. It is really exciting to see things going in such a positive direction."

  13. Double murder trial sees video recording of stab victim's partner

    Kevin Burch

    BBC Look East

    The jury at the Old Bailey in the trial of a man accused of the murder of two men following a stabbing at the West Meadows travellers' site in Ipswich, has been played a video recording of an interview given after the incident.

    In it Tammy Smith, the partner of stab victim Barry Street, told how the accused, Nelson Smith, had struck him twice with a kitchen knife as he ran away.

    She said he collapsed on to his back by the site entrance.

    She said: "I told him, 'you will be all right. We are going to get an ambulance'".

    But Mr Street told her that he couldn't breathe and said he was going to die.

    The trial continues.

  14. Spence: Manager gave me 'confidence'

    Cleah Hetherington

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Ipswich Town’s first signing of the summer says the decision to put pen to paper on a two-year deal was “an easy decision to make”.

    Jordan Spence

    Jordan Spence, who joined the Blues on a short term contract in January, featured mainly as right wing-back when manager, Mick McCarthy, switched to a 3-5-2 formation.

    The defender told Ipswich Player he was pleased that the manager showed "the level of faith in me that he did by putting me straight in more or less and sticking with me, of course that gave me a lot of confidence".

    "I had the confidence already in myself that I could perform at this level - there was no doubt about that but obviously having it from such a well established manager in the game and also the things that he's tried to impart and add to my game in that short period of time, I'm looking forward to adding onto those."

  15. 'Largest container ship' docks in Felixstowe

    The Port of Felixstowe has welcomed the largest container ship to call in northern Europe.

    The Madrid Maersk loaded up with cargo at China and Maylaysia before making the journey here.

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    Video caption: Madrid Maersk: Largest container ship to dock at port
  16. Man 'made threats' towards church

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of "making a bomb hoax" following threats towards a church, police say.

    Swan Mead Christian Fellowship in Church Road, Basildon

    Essex Police said officers were called to reports of a man making threats towards Swan Mead Christian Fellowship in Church Road, Basildon, shortly before 10:30 today.

    Armed police attended and a 44-year-old man was arrested.

    The church was closed to the public while officers searched the area.

  17. BreakingMan arrested over bomb hoax threats

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of making a bomb hoax following threats towards Swan Mead Christian Fellowship in Basildon.

    More to follow.....

  18. Lorry fire started 'deliberately'

    A fire which saw five heavy goods vehicles going up in flames was started deliberately, police said.

    The blaze broke out on Oxford Road, Clacton, shortly after 00:30 last Wednesday.

    Essex Police said suspects entered a secure yard and set fire to the vehicles, causing an additional lorry to also be damaged.

    Oxford Road, Clacton
  19. Free pint for voters

    If your trip to the voting booth tomorrow leaves you in need of refreshment, a bar in Norwich could be the place for you.

    As reported in the Norwich Evening News, Brewdog, on Queen Street, is offering a free pint of Punk IPA to anyone who takes a selfie outside a polling station.

    A spokeswoman tells me the offer will be availabe from opening time tomorrow - that's midday - and will run until they close at 02:00 on Saturday.

    Brewdog ales
  20. Murder accused had 'history of violence'

    There was a history of violence between a 27-year-old man and the woman he's accused of murdering, a jury has heard.

    Joe Storey, of Murrells Court, Norwich, denies murdering Kerri McAuley (pictured) but admits manslaughter.

    Kerri McAuley

    The court's been hearing evidence from Kerri's friend Gemma Richards, who described several occasions where she had seen 32-year-old Ms McAuley with facial injuries.

    She told Norwich Crown Court she also witnessed Storey headbutt Kerri after a night out in 2015, more than a year before the mother-of-two was found dead at her flat in Southalls Way, Norwich in January this year.

    The trial continues.