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  1. Our live coverage across the week

    That's it from the Local Live team for this week, so goodbye and enjoy the weekend whatever the weather brings us.

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

  2. From the archives: Children's Regatta at Thorpeness 1938

    Some 79 years ago this month boatsman Allen Thurston was photographed at Thorpeness Mere in the Suffolk coastal resort, rowing hard with refreshments for the judges during the Children's Regatta.

    August 1938: Allen Thurston, boatsman with The Mere, Thorpeness, Suffolk, rowing hard with refreshments to the judges during the Children's Regatta
  3. From the archives: Speedboating at Great Yarmouth 1934

    Some 83 years ago this month a party of holidaymakers were caught on camera enjoying a thrilling trip in a speedboat at Great Yarmouth.

    Speedboat off Great Yarmouth in 1934
  4. Listen: Sudbury's most-famous son

    BBC Radio 4 has been serialising the life of painter Thomas Gainsborough in its Book Of The Week programme.

    The book Gainsborough by James Hamilton looks at the landscape and portrait artist who lived 1727-88.

    Sudbury has Gainsborough's House museum, while many of the artist's pictures are on display at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich, where he also lived and worked. Here's a selection of our archive features:

  5. Headteacher pays tribute to teenagers killed in Great Waldingfield crash

    The head teacher at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard has paid tribute to the two teenagers who died in a crash in Great Waldingfield on Wednesday.

    Wayne Lloyd said: "Both Zac and Kye are fondly remembered by staff and students at the school.

    "Our heartfelt condolences go out to their family and friends and everyone affected by this tragedy."

    Driver Zachariah "Zac" Smith, of North Rise, Great Cornard, and his passenger Kye Mclean, of Rockhall Road, Polstead, were travelling on the B1115 when their silver Vauxhall Corsa veered off the road and hit a tree.

  6. Big comeback for Long Melford Country Fair after ten-year break

    Suffolk Free Press

    More than 2,000 people attended the first Country Fair to be held at Melford Hall in Long Melford for ten years.

    Children in a fire engine at Long Melford Country Fair
  7. Pressure is off leaders Diss in promotion race

    Diss Express

    This is the back page of the Diss Express:

    Back page of Diss Express
  8. Ipswich Town: McCarthy faces selection dilemma

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has a big decision to make over his strikers ahead of tomorrow's Championship match at Barnsley.

    Mick McCarthy

    After starting with match-winner Joe Garner and Freddie Sears against Birmingham last weekend, David McGoldrick got both goals in Tuesday's Carabao Cup win at Luton, while new signing Martyn Waghorn impressed from the bench.

    "I think they're all intelligent enough football-wise that they can go on and play together [as a pair]," McCarthy told BBC Suffolk Sport.

    "Certainly Waggy showed his versatility when he took Tristan Nydam's spot [in midfield at Luton and played very well there."

    The Blues will be aiming for a third straight win of the season at Oakwell - something they didn't manage in the whole of the 2016-17 campaign.

  9. CCTV released after sex attack on woman

    Essex Police has published a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a woman was sexually assaulted following a night out in Chelmsford.

    Suspect caught on CCTV

    Police said she had become "poorly" and was accosted while sitting on a bench in Moulsham Street in the early hours of 10 July.

    The suspect left the scene after being challenged by the victim's friend.

  10. Community of Banham supports family of murdered dog walker

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The Vicar of Banham says the community wants to support the family of a man killed in a frenzied knife attack.

    83-year-old Peter Wrighton (pictured) from the village was murdered while walking his dogs last Saturday morning near East Harling on the edge of Thetford Forest.

    Peter Wrighton

    CCTV shows him at Kenninghall Post Office at 10:10 - just half an hour before his body was found at Harling Woods.

    The Reverend Canon Stephen Wright says people would like to hold a special service for him, but it's up to his family if it goes ahead.

    "People are shaken. There is so much unknown at the moment," he said.

    "We don't want to intrude on their grief, but if there is anything we can do to help, we will help."

  11. Families pay tribute after Great Waldingfield double fatal

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    A families of two 18-year-old men who died in a car crash near Great Waldingfield have paid tribute to them in statements issued via Suffolk Police.

    Zac Smith

    Driver Zachariah "Zac" Smith (pictured above), of North Rise, Great Cornard, and his passenger Kye Mclean (pictured below), of Rockhall Road, Polstead, were travelling on the B1115 when their silver Vauxhall Corsa veered off the road and hit a tree on Wednesday.

    The two were treated by ambulance staff but died at the scene.

    The family of Zac Smith said they were "devastated at the loss of their beloved son and brother".

    Kye Mclean

    "Zac was never without a smile or a kind word for anyone who came his way," the family said.

    "He was never far from those he loved. Zac has grown into an extraordinarily kind and handsome young man.

    "He was the biggest giver of hugs and kisses, a mechanic, a sportsman, a son, a brother - a someone to everyone."

    The family of Kye Mclean said: "Kye was loved by everyone who knew him, not only by his family, but by so many friends too.

    "He would do anything to make people happy and his smile always lit up the room.

    "As well as his family and friends, Kye loved his motorbike, football, tracksuits and roses."

  12. Spur of the moment decision led former soldier to play for Ipswich Town

    Ken Parker, who has let us see the £3-a-week contract his father Stanley signed with Ipswich Town back in 1947, says after he was demobbed from the army, Stanley met up with a friend called Bernard Sharp.

    "I think they were probably having a drink at a pub in town, and dad said 'they're taking on players for trials tomorrow, do you want to come down?'.

    "I guess dad being dad scored a couple of goals and that was it."

    Years after he stopped playing, Stanley Parker told his son the secret of his success: "Every time I put on that Ipswich Town shirt there was an England shirt underneath it."

    Stanley Parker's contract
  13. Attleborough residents urged to give views on plans for centre of town

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    More residents of Attleborough are being urged to give their views on major improvements in the town centre.

    Barely 100 people so far have made their voices heard on the £4.5m proposals.


    Norfolk County Council won the funding for road and transport improvements and earlier in the year initial proposals were published showing how the money would be spent in Attleborough.

    It includes making Surrogate Street open to two-way traffic and making other roads in the town safer for pedestrians to cross.

    Councillors say only 95 responses have been received so far.

    They want to be sure the plans are fine-tuned to meet everyone's needs.

    The deadline for responses to the county council is midnight on Sunday.

  14. Man, 83, killed in brutal stabbing

    Diss Express

    Here's a look at the front page of the Diss Express:

    Front page of Diss Express
  15. Chip shop allowed back on Southend Pier

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    A chip hut's opened on Southend Pier - it's the first time since the 2005 fire that deep fat frying the potato delicacy has been allowed on the pier.

    Southend Pier

    Borough Councillor Ann Holland's told the BBC why it is now safe to do.

    "Safety precautions were put in place after the fire including a £2m sprinkler and we've co-ordinated with the emergency services," she said.

    "It will be nice to have a chip shop back on the pier."

    The council said cooking and smoking on the pier has been tightly regulated since 2005, and, although cooking does take place at the end of the pier, chips have been off the menu.

    No-one could remember whether Jamie Oliver cooked chips during his Channel 4 show Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast, which was set in a pop-up cafe at the end of the pier.

  16. How many goals does it take to be a top scorer?

    Earlier this week we shared some photographs of Stanley Parker, who signed a contract with Ipswich Town in 1947 and became their top goal scorer in the 1949/50 season.

    It got us wondering how many goals he'd had to score to be remembered in this way, so we checked with Pat Godbold, who is the club's archivist and was secretary to several managers from Scott Duncan to George Burley (1937-2002).

    Stanley Parker

    She checked the records, and said his tally was 13 in Division Three South, as well as two FA Cup goals.

    Pat also remembered watching Parker play.

    She said: "I was only about 11 when I started to watch the Town play in 1946, and I knew him.

    "We have ex-players' reunions and he came along several times."

    She described him as a "lovely man, very smart, good looking, with nice wavy hair".

  17. Pygmy hedgehog found wandering in Chelmsford

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The RSPCA is appealing for help in finding the owner of an African pygmy hedgehog, which was found wandering along a road in Chelmsford.

    The hedgehog

    The animal was discovered in Baddow Road last week and is now being cared for by the South Essex Wildlife Hospital.

    The hedgehog is said to be in good health, although overweight.

  18. Two week inquest into offshore death of Lowestoft man

    There's to be a two-week inquest into the death of a man from Lowestoft - after an accident on a platform in the North Sea.

    Tyron Jones, 43, died in December last year at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital after being flown from the Indefatigable 23A gas platform about 70 miles (110km) off the coast.

    The full inquest will begin on 6 December - a day after the anniversary of his death.