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We'll have more live updates for you from 08:00 on Monday, with any breaking news and big stories still published here over the weekend.

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Sir Bruce Forsyth: Theatre Royal pays tribute

One of Britain's best known television personalities, Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89.

One of his last on-stage appearances was at the Theatre Royal in Norwich.

The theatre says: "A light has gone out in the world of show-business following the sad death of Bruce Forsyth. A true showman and consummate entertainer, Bruce was held in deep affection by generations who loved his ready wit, sparkling repartee and versatility as a performer.

"He made one of his final live on-stage appearances here in Norwich in May 2015 and delighted a sold-out audience...

"The smiles on the faces of his Norwich audience that evening said it all. Bruce was very definitely an entertainer in a million and leaves a legacy of laughter and happiness with many."

Sir Bruce Forsyth with a BAFTA award
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Trail of sculptures returns to Waveney Valley

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A trail of sculptures and artwork has opened to the public near Beccles.

The fourth Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail features the work of more than 50 artists on a three-acre site.

A sculpture of a man mowing a meadow
Waveney and Blyth Arts

The trail, at the Raveningham Centre, features 3D constructions and textile works, including bronzes, ceramics, a sound installation - as well as workshops and guided walks.

A metal sculpture in a field
Waveney and Blyth Arts

The trail, which attracts thousands of visitors each year, runs until Sunday 17 September and is open every day from 10:00 to 17:00.

Scaffolding around an outside bath, with a ladder leading from bath upwards into trees
Waveney and Blyth Arts

V Festival: Global stars take to the stage

Thousands of ticket-holders are arriving at Hylands Park as the V Festival gets under way.

The annual comedy and music event features global stars such as Pink, Jay Z and Ellie Goulding.

Ellie Goulding on stage at Glastonbury
BBC

Other acts taking to the stage over the weekend include Madness, Clean Bandit, Rudimental and George Ezra (pictured).

George Ezra on stage at a festival in Glasgow
PA

The V Festival, which takes place at two venues - Hylands Park, near Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire - is expected to attract 150,000 people.

A shuttle bus will run from Chelmsford station to take people to the festival site.

For those travelling by roads, the event is signposted from the A12 and the A414.

East Harling stabbing: Victim 'mild mannered, gentle old boy'

A grandfather who was killed while walking his dogs near East Harling has been described by his family as "mild-mannered and gentle".

Peter Wrighton, 83, died from multiple stab wounds to his head and neck.

His family has issued a further tribute to him, in which Mr Wrighton's son said his father was the "sweetest, most mild-mannered, gentle old boy you could wish to meet... to have him taken from us in such a way is, at the moment, too much for us to comprehend."

Peter Wrighton sits on a sofa with a dog
Family handout

The family also thanked police and those who've offered support and tributes during "such a difficult time".

His son added: "We have received so many cards, flowers and kind words from those who knew Peter and it has been a great comfort to us at this time. He would have been so touched to know that so many people thought so highly of him."

Alexander Palmer, 23, of Freesia Way, Cringleford, is charged with Mr Wrighton's murder and has been remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Crown Court on 12 September.

Bin rescued gecko taken into care

A tiny lizard has been taken to a wildlife hospital for care after it was rescued from underneath a dustbin.

It was spotted by a householder in Lodge Lane, Grays, who'd gone outside to move her wheelie bin.

The leopard gecko was underweight and had an injury on her tail, the RSPCA's Joe White said.

The rescued gecko
RSPCA

Leopard geckos are one of the top 10 reptile species that come in to the care of the charity, along with bearded dragons, corn snakes, royal pythons and yellow-bellied terrapins.

Nicola White, the senior scientific officer for exotics at the RSPCA says reptiles have increased in popularity as pets, and they've seen a rise in the number of call-outs to them in recent years.

The rescued gecko
RSPCA

Watch your speed: Motorists to be targetted

Speeding motorists are to be targeted in a week-long enforcement campaign.

So far this year more than 40 people have died in collisions in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Ch Insp Kris Barnard, of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, says speeding is one of the "fatal four" which makes you most likely to be killed or seriously injured in a collision.

Drink driving, using a mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seatbelt are the others.

The campaign begins on Monday and will run until Sunday 27 August.

Police officer talking to a motorist
BBC

Speed limits are in place for a reason... drivers shouldn't use these limits as targets, there are other factors to consider including other road users, levels of traffic and weather conditions."

Ch Insp Kris BarnardNorfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit

Blues will miss 'remarkable' skipper

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers is the latest member of the squad to join an already lengthy injury list.

Luke Chambers
BBC

After suffering a knock to the ankle during the first half of Tuesday's 4-3 win at Millwall, it has been confirmed the 31-year-old will be out of action for around a month.

"It's remarkable that he played on and got through 90 odd minutes on Tuesday," Town boss Mick McCarthy told us this afternoon.

"He is tough. But he'll be out until after the international break. I guess the good thing is we have that break coming.

"He's been excellent in the games but that's down to his personality as much as anything. I'll still have him in the dressing room."

You can tune into BBC Radio Suffolk for full commentary of Ipswich Town's match with Brentford tomorrow. Matchday is on air from 14:00.

V Festival weather: It's looking good

No sign of a mud bath for festival-goers this weekend - the Met Office is tweeting of sunny spells and just the odd shower.

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Barcelona: 'Everyone's pulled together'

A 22-year-old woman from Newmarket was flying to Barcelona yesterday as news broke about the terror attacks.

Charlotte Liberty's hotel was surrounded by armed police when she arrived in the Spanish city last night.

It's the first time she has been abroad without her family, but has found the city has "pulled together".

At midday, a minute's silence was held in the popular tourist destination close to the scene of the attack.

Crowds of people observing the minute's silence in Barcelona
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We feel really safe here, there's police everywhere... it's a kind of nice atmosphere, everyone's pulled together, although obviously it's really tragic and sad what's happened."

Charlotte Liberty

Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: What we know so far

Armed police at V Festival

Armed police will be on patrol at the V Festival in Chelmsford this weekend.

The three day event at Hylands Park is expected to attract 60,000 people.

Essex Police say they've put on extra patrols to reassure the public and they are not in response to any particular threat.

Festival goers, with rucksucks, sit on ground near campside entrance
BBC

Reward offered after grandmother was burgled

Elaine and Becca Quinn, seated on brown sofa
BBC

A £10,000 reward has been offered by the family of a grandmother who was burgled.

Cash and two safes containing valuables and sentimental items were taken from 77-year-old Maureen Mellor's Gorleston home in July.

Four people arrested by Norfolk police have been released under investigation.

Elaine and Becca Quinn, her daughter and granddaughter, say they're putting up the money in the hope it will help secure a conviction.

Delays to opening of busy A130 third lane

A new third lane along the A130, due to open this summer, now won't be available to traffic until the winter due to delays.

Satellite map showing the location of Howe Green and Rettendon
BBC

The extra lane, between Rettendon and Howe Green near Chelmsford, is to help reduce traffic congestion.

More than 50,000 vehicles use the road every day.

Disabled six-year-old to take part in 'superhero' triathlon

A quadriplegic youngster from west Norfolk is taking part in the Superhero Series Triathlon this weekend.

Daisy Mason, from King's Lynn, was born nearly 12 weeks early. The six-year-old has cerebral palsy, which means she has difficulty controlling her muscles or walking unaided.

Mum Lucy says the triathlon is a "huge thing" for Daisy as her disability is quite severe and she needs help with everyday life, including feeding and dressing.

Despite the challenges Daisy is the sporty type - taking part in horse riding, boxing, swimming - and is now going to start dancing. These activities "make her core muscles work better" and help her grow in confidence, Lucy said.

Daisy will be taking part in the triathlon event, held in Windsor, with the support of her dad, Adam.

Daisy with her dad Adam
BBC

She will swim 150m, and take part in a 3km cycle ride on her trike.

She had hoped to do the 1km run in her electric wheelchair, but that's being fixed - so she'll do it in a manual and wheel herself as much as she can.

We're really proud of her... she's come such a long way, achieving so much, we're really proud to be by her side."

Lucy Mason

Ipswich Town: Ward keen to take centre stage

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town player Grant Ward's been telling us he'd like a run of games in the centre of midfield.

Grant Ward
BBC

Since arriving at Portman Road last summer the 22-year-old's mainly played out wide, but he impressed in a central role at Millwall on Tuesday.

"I've played there a number of times in the past so it's a position I'm comfortable with," he told BBC Suffolk sport. "I thought I did well, but obviously there's little things you feel you could've done a bit better.

"I like it in the centre as I feel I can be a bit more influential. I don't mind playing wide because I'm comfortable there as well but, yeah, I'd like to bed down in the centre."

Town are at home to Brentford in the Championship tomorrow.

Third river crossing: 'An iconic structure'

A public consultation on the proposed design of the third crossing at Lake Lothing will begin on 4 September.

It's been described as an "exciting design" by Waveney Council leader Mark Bee, who says it reflects "Lowestoft's growing status as a key location for renewable energy".

The new crossing will be 12m above high tide levels, higher than the Bascule Bridge to allow a larger number of vessels to pass without a need for the crossing to open.

Artist's impression of the proposed crossing
Suffolk County Council

Hydraulic pistons will lift the bridge deck and a control tower would operate the bridge - although no decision has been made as to where this will be sited.

Colin Noble, leader of Suffolk County Council, says the bridge design reflects the "forward-thinking attitude of the town".

Inspiration has come from the area surrounding the town and industries emerging from Lowestoft... I believe this has the potential to become an iconic structure not only in Suffolk, but across the country."

Colin NobleLeader, Suffolk County Council

Plans revealed for third river crossing

New design plans for a third river crossing at Lake Lothing in Lowestoft have been revealed.

The £90m scheme for the bridge has been in development after government funding was agreed in March last year.

The crossing draws inspiration from the town's wind turbine, Gulliver.

Consultation on the plans will begin next month.

Artist's impression of the bridge, in open position
Waveney District Council

BreakingMichael Barrymore: 'More than nominal damages' for wrongful arrest

The former entertainer Michael Barrymore is to get "more than nominal damages" after claiming his wrongful arrest by police destroyed his career.

The 65-year-old was detained 10 years ago on suspicion of the rape and murder of Stuart Lubbock, whose body was found in the swimming pool of Mr Barrymore's home in Roydon, in 2001.

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Barcelona: City in 'lockdown'

Spanish police say they've shot dead five suspected terrorists after 13 people were killed by a van driver in Barcelona.

Jason Seymour arrived at Stansted Airport from Barcelona a short while ago.

He got to the Spanish city at around 02:00.

It was in lockdown, they were checking every car coming out of Barcelona and every car going in... we got in a huge queue, thought we were going to miss the plane, armed policemen stopping everything... it was very scary."

Martin Seymour

Barcelona: Essex teacher describes the terror attack

Forensic policemen arrive in the cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others on the Rambla in Barcelona
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An Essex man who now lives in Barcelona witnessed the terror attack in which 13 people died and dozens more were injured.

Tom Wheeler, who teaches English, moved to the Spanish city last year. He lives on a road leading to Las Ramblas.

Tom was on his way to the metro when he heard screams, and saw people running.

"I heard the van smashing into something, I heard a couple of smashes and then saw the van going down the middle of the pedestrianised area of Las Ramblas and people running away".

He describes people running into shops, and the shops pulling down their shutters, adding it was "pretty scary stuff".

Police prescence in Barcelona
BBC

For at least two or three hours afterwards, Tom says there was a "strong armed police presence".

I live next to the pedestrianised zone, it's always so crowded, in July and August it's absolutely packed... it's such an international city and it seems so sad that this kind of thing happens here."

Tom Wheeler

Speedway: Witches take another step towards the play-offs

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Witches stay second in the Championship League table after last night's 52-41 win over Workington Comets at Foxhall Stadium.

Kyle Newman
Stephen Waller

It was the Suffolk side's third win in a row ahead of this weekend's trips to Edinburgh tonight and Workington on Saturday.

Team manager Ritchie Hawkins singled out Kyle Newman (pictured) for praise. After an injury-ravaged season he was paid for 10 points.

"Kyle's really struggling, he's riding nearly every day of the week, his body is battered and he's really put in a shift for us."

Captain Danny King top scored for the Witches with 14.

Norwich baseball team enjoy unbeaten first season

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norfolk has a new sporting success story.

The Norwich Iceni baseball team have completed their first ever season in the British League unbeaten. They're based at Locksley School in the city and have qualified for the play-offs.

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V Festival-goers urged to take care

Thousands of festival-goers will be heading to Chelmsford as the county's biggest music event of the year gets under way at Hylands Park.

The V Festival takes place over the next three days with headline acts including Jay-Z , Pink and Dizzee Rascal.

People pulling suitcases, and wearing rucksacks, heading to the festival
BBC

The East of England Ambulance Service is asking people to take care.

Last year, emergency crews dealt with nearly 400 people suffering from various ailments, including excessive alcohol consumption, fractures and bee stings. Thirty people needed hospital treatment.

Rail disruption continues after derailment

Rail lines remain blocked between Ely and Peterborough following a freight train derailment earlier this week.

Greater Anglia advises passengers that services between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough are suspended until further notice.

A replacement bus service is in operation.

Network Rail engineers at scene of freight train derailment
BBC

Network rail engineers are on site, working to recover the derailed wagons.

Disruption is expected to continue over the weekend and until the end of the day on Monday.

Golf: Dobson ready to challenge in Berkshire

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Woodbridge golfer Hugo Dobson is tied for third place heading into the final round of the latest Europro Tour event at Caversham Heath, near Reading.

Hugo Dobson
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He's on nine under par after 36 holes, five shots behind the leader, Min Kyu Kim of South Korea.

Jonathan Thomson from Rotherham is on 10 under par in second place.

Dobson tees off for his final round at 1100 this morning.

Canaries closing in on Lincoln City defender

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norwich City are set to sign Lincoln City defender Sean Raggett.

The 23-year-old centre back is likely to be loaned back to The Imps until January once the deal is complete.

Raggett was one of the stars of the Lincoln team that reached the quarter finals of the FA Cup last season, scoring the winner against Premier League Burnley.

Sean Raggett's goal against Burnley
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"Sean is talking to another club. We've agreed terms and it's now up to Sean to agree personal terms and for a medical to take place," Lincoln manager Danny Cowley said.

There's been no official comment from Norwich City.

Weather: Sunshine and showers

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Today we'll see a mix of sunny spells and showers, which could be heavy in places.

Feeling cooler than yesterday, with temperatures peaking at 21C (70F).

There's a full forecast for where you are on BBC Weather.

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Caroline Kingdon

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The latest weather forecast for tonight and tomorrow

Chris Bell

BBC Look East weather

It will staying mainly fine and dry this evening and tonight, with clear spells.

There's the small chance of an isolated shower in southern parts of the region.

Temperatures falling to 13C (55F).

Weather graphic for 05:00
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Tomorrow will start dry with sunny spells, but it will turn cloudy with the risk of some scattered showers, heavy and thundery in places.

Temperatures reaching a high of 22C (72F).

Weather graphic for 16:00 showing showers over parts of the region
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There's a more detailed forecast for where you are at BBC Weather.

A-level results: Students aim high

Provisional figures show that Suffolk's A-level students have performed well, with the number of A*-E grades awarded above the national average.

Although yet to be verified, the figures show that just over 98% of A-levels taken in the county were awarded these grades, compared to the national figure of 97.9%.

Both St Benedict's Catholic School and Newmarket Academy report a 100% pass rate.

It was a similar picture in Norfolk.

Provisional figures there show the number of students in the county who received A*-C grades was 73%.

A-levels: 'Not the be-all and end-all'

An accountancy firm in Norfolk is looking to recruit A-level students even if they haven't got the grades they'd hoped for.

Stephenson Smart takes on apprentice accountants every year.

Henry Pettitt, a partner in the firm, says there is more to life than exam results.

"We don't base our view on our potential apprentices, or the ones that we've already got lined up, purely on their results," he said.

"The over-riding attitude and other things that they've done are as important as the results... the results aren't the be-all and end-all by any stretch."

Henry Pettitt, sitting in his office
BBC

Connor Simpson, who took his A-levels at East Norfolk Sixth Form College in Gorleston, went straight into work with the firm.

He says it was the right decision for him.

Connor Simpson, in office
BBC

I was already in the position I'm in now, working for Stevenson Smart so going to collect my results wasn't as daunting for me as it was for other students... my results weren't what I was hoping for but I've still got to be where I wanted to be, it hasn't affected me in any way at all."

Connor Simpson

A-level results: 'Hard work has paid off'

The nervous wait is over and students have received their A-level results.

The hard work paid off for these students at the Mildenhall Academy.

Bethany, who turns 18 next week, will be heading to the Unviersity of East Anglia, Norwich, after making the grade in her Health and Social Care, Philosophy and Sociology courses.

Bethany and Donovan with their A-level results
BBC

Donovan said he was "over the moon" when he opened his envelope - he'd passed all his A-levels.

Next week he starts his apprenticeship as a teaching assistant at the Academy.

Katie Sanders-Pope, director of the sixth form, says she's "very proud" of all the students.

They've done exceptionally well, their hard work has paid off, they've risen to the challenge and overcome all the stress and anxiety to achieve some fantastic results... they are a credit to the Academy."

Katie Sanders-PopeDirector

Six people detained on suspicion of immigration offences

Two adults and four children have been detained on suspicion of immigration offences following reports of people coming out of a lorry on the A12.

Police were called to a layby on the northbound carriageway near Hatfield Peverel shortly before 20:00 yesterday.

The six people have been handed over to Border Force officials.

The lorry driver was not arrested.

Rare edition of Black Beauty to be auctioned to help horses in need

A limited 1915 edition of Black Beauty is to be auctioned to raise funds for a horse sanctuary in honour of the novel's 140th anniversary.

The copy, complete with colour illustrations by Lucy Kemp-Welsh, was donated to Redwings Horse Sanctuary by a supporter who asked for the book to be sold to help care for horses in need.

The limited edition of Black Beauty
Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Anna Sewell, the author of Black Beauty, was born in Great Yarmouth in 1820. She wrote the book on her death bed when living in Old Catton, near Norwich, but died just months before it was published.

The novel is on display at the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell until 25 November as part of an exhibition celebrating its anniversary. Silent bids are available until this date.

Money raised from the auction will help care for animals at the sanctuary, and support Redwings' work nationwide.

The Black Beauty book, opened at Chaper 9, "Merrylegs"
Redwings Horse Sanctuary

The charity's chief executive Lynn Cutress said the "stunning edition was a most fitting donation".

It is not only a rare copy of a classic novel that deserves to be treasured, but a symbol of respect for animals and a lasting reminder of author Anna Sewell’s lifelong passion for preventing horses from suffering.

Lynn CutressRedwings Horse Sanctuary

Hospital trust urged to consult union over proposed merger

The union Unison is calling for a detailed assessment before a merger goes through between Ipswich and Colchester hospitals.

Next week a meeting will take place to outline how the merger could be achieved.

Unison spokeswoman Cheryl Godber said if services were shared between the sites it could thrown up issues.

If I have a stroke I go into Colchester Hospital as an acute admission, I then need rehab and I have to go to Ipswich Hospital for that... these are the kind of things that we urge the trust to be engaging with the trades unions on."

Cheryl GodberUnison

A-levels: 16-year-old makes the grade

Student Andrew Ejemai is heading to Cambridge University after making the grade in his A-levels.

The Brentwood School pupil has achieved Grade 1 in Step II and III, A* in Additional Further Maths and As in the new Linear Chemistry and Economics.

He'd previously achieved A* in Maths and Further Maths, as well as an A in AS Physics.

Andrew, 16, will be studying Mathematics at Corpus Christi College - a course that attracted more than 1,400 applications this year.

Andrew Ejemai
Cambridge University

I believe that without hard work, perseverance, parental and school support this would not have been possible... I am indebted to all my teachers and headmaster of Brentwood School for believing in me, and giving me the opportunity to complete my three A level subjects in one year."

Andrew Ejemai

A-level results: Headteacher praises efforts of pupils and staff

The wait is over for thousands of students across Essex as today they've received their A-level results.

Nationally the percentage of pupils who've gained the top grades has risen slightly for the first time in six years.

Carl Wakefield is the headteacher at the Plume Academy in Maldon. He says everyone has worked incredibly hard for their results.

Plume Academy in Maldon
Google

The expectations are constantly changing... year in and year out, schools, teachers, headteachers, but above all the students themselves, achieve those outcomes that they deserve."

Carl WakefieldHeadteacher, Plume Academy

Pupils across Norfolk receive their A-levels

It wouldn't be A-level results day without happy pupils throwing their results papers in the air with smiles on their faces now, would it?

Here are some students from Paston Sixth Form College in North Walsham doing just that.

This year the school had a 99.3% pass rate at A Level and 100% pass rate at BTEC.

Paston Sixth Form College
BBC

Meanwhile, at King Edward VII Academy in King's Lynn we found students off to various universities.

Headteacher Lloyd Brown said: "We're very pleased with the results. Our students have matched their average grade from last year.

"A-C grades down just a little bit, but pass rate is very high overall."

King Edward VII Academy pupils
BBC

College principal stands down following Ofsted rating

The head of Easton and Otley College is standing down.

It follows a recent Ofsted report which rated the overall effectiveness of the college as "inadequate".

An inspection four years earlier had rated the college "good".

David Henley will leave his post at the end of the month.

In a statement, Mark Pendlington, chair of the board of governors, said "fresh leadership is required to build on the strong foundations for recovery" which are already in place.

The recruitment of a replacement for Mr Henley is under way.