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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for Friday's regular updates, but any breaking news across will still appear here overnight.

    Meanwhile we wish you a very good bank holiday, hopefully in the sunshine.


    The next few days are going to be ideal for getting away to places rarely visited and one of our BBC Weather Watchers has caught that remote feeling at Walton-on-the-Naze.

    We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 to bring you the usual blend of news, sport, travel and weather.

    Scroll down to find out what's been happening today - and have a great evening.

  2. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for Friday's regular updates, but any breaking news across will still appear here overnight.

    Meanwhile we wish you a very good bank holiday, hopefully in the sunshine.


    Messing about in boats is an English pastime Ipswich is one place where our BBC Weather Watchers have caught just that atmosphere.

    We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 to bring you the usual blend of news, sport, travel.

    Scroll down to find out what's been happening during the day - and have a great evening.

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for Friday's regular updates, but any breaking news across will still appear here overnight.

    Meanwhile we wish you a very good bank holiday, hopefully in the sunshine.

    We've had a lot of news from Cromer this week and not all of it was good - but we'll leave you with this picture of the more peaceful side of the resort from a BBC Weather Watcher.


    We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 to bring you the usual blend of news, sport, travel and weather and hope you'll join us too.

    Scroll down to find out what's been happening during the day - and have a great evening.

  4. Orford gardener maximises her chances of flower show success

    It looks like it's a good bank holiday weekend to be out in the garden... but you might be quite so green-fingered as Maria Brenchley.

    She's hopeful of coming away with a certificate or two from the Orford Flower Show by submitting entries in dozens of categories:

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    Video caption: Woman enters 76 classes at Orford Flower Show
  5. Weather: Fine and dry with clear spells

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    A fine and dry night with clear spells, but cloud may develop from the west later in a light and variable breeze.

    Minimum temperature: 12C (54F).

    Weather chart
    Image caption: Weather chart

    After a cloudy start on Saturday with the greatest risk of a shower in the north of the region, hazy sunny spells should develop with an isolated afternoon shower possible.

    Maximum temperature: 24C (75F)

    Sunday is looking fine and dry with highs of 25C (77F) and bank holiday Monday should also be dry with some decent sunny spells and feeling even warmer with temperatures reaching 28C (82F).

    More details on the forecast where you live from BBC Weather:

  6. Three arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies in hospital

    Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in South Ockenden.

    Daniel Adger, 34, died in hospital of multiple injuries, after police received reports of someone being stabbed in Eden Green on Monday lunchtime.

    Eden Green

    Early this morning, police arrested a 42-year-old man from Tilbury, a 50-year-old man from Grays and a 31-year-old woman from South Ockenden.

    Detectives say it was an isolated attack but want anyone who might have dashcam footage from the area at the time it happened to come forward.

  7. Appeal for information about A47 road rage incident

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A further appeal for information has been made by police following a road rage incident on the outskirts of Norwich.

    A minor collision between two cars happened on the A47 between 06:30 and 06:40 on Wednesday 9 August near to the slip road with the A140, when two drivers, involved in a minor collision, pulled over.

    A47/A140 junction

    A man in his 50s who had been driving a Landrover was punched several times before being kicked while on the ground suffering facial injuries which required hospital treatment.

    "The road was busy with traffic at the time of the incident so I would be keen to hear from anyone travelling in the area who has a dash-cam which may have captured the incident," DC Scott Malcolmson said.

    He added: "We are interested in tracing the driver of an old style silver Vauxhall Vectra that may have been seen to have damage or work done to the rear light on the passenger side on or after 9 August."

  8. Man charged over samurai sword threats at resort

    Albion pub, Cromer

    A 56-year-old man has been charged with threatening behaviour and possession an offensive weapon in a public place following an incident in Cromer on Wednesday night.

    Officers were called to Runton Road, near the junction with Cabbell Road, just before 22:00, following reports a man armed with a samurai sword was being aggressive.

    The man was arrested a short time later outside the Albion pub on Church Street.

    He has appeared via video link before Norwich Magistrates' Court today and was further remanded in custody to return to the court on 22 September.

  9. Display boards tell story of historic St Botolph's rail station

    Information boards tracing the history of Colchester Town station and its connection to the name St Botolph's were unveiled today by the town's MP Will Quince.

    Greater Anglia commissioned the three display boards telling the story of the station, from its very beginnings to its role during World War One and World War Two.

    Display boards ribbon cutting

    Also featured is a poem written by Charles Benham in 1890 in the regional dialect of the time.

    Also taking part were the Mayor of Colchester Gerard Oxford and William Jolliffe who has campaigned for the station's name to be changed back to its original name of St Botolph's and worked alongside Greater Anglia in the creation of the boards.

  10. Staffies rescued from smoke-filled house by firefighters

    Two dogs trapped inside a smoke-filled house in Billericay have been rescued by firefighters.

    The fire broke out on Kings Way last night while the homeowners were out.

    Crews, who were called by neighbours, said the "small fire" was in a pile of clothes on the kitchen floor and the dogs were two Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

    The cause of the fire, which left the kitchen smoke damaged was recorded as undetermined, the fire service said.

  11. Charges increase plans for beach huts dropped

    Controversial plans to increase fees and other levies on beach huts in Felixstowe have been changed.

    Felixstowe beach huts

    A series of protests earlier this year concerned a £7,000 lease charge and other increases in fees and charges.

    Suffolk Coastal Council have dropped the lease charge, but officials said they would come back with a new set of proposals in the autumn.

  12. Plan condemned for new homes near stone curlew habitat

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A plan to build 177 new homes in Breckland which is home to the stone curlew has been condemned by the RSPB.

    Breckland Council refused planning permission for the homes at Mallard Road in Watton, but the developer appealed to the Planning Inspectorate which has now granted permission.

    Stone Curlew

    This threatens to undermine the protection of one of the UK's most important wildlife sites, the RSPB said.

    The inspector said a 1,500m (4,922ft) buffer zone would be established to protect any wildlife and he regarded the site of the homes as "infill" as it was surrounded by housing on three sides already.

    "I do not consider that there would be any reduction in the breeding population in the buffer zone...," he said in his report.

    The nature conservation charity expressed its continuing support for Breckland District Council's opposition to the proposed housing, praising their efforts to ensure that development avoids harming wildlife.

    "It is extremely disappointing that Breckland Council's original decision to prevent this harmful development in The Brecks has been overturned by the Planning Inspectorate," RSPB director for Eastern England, James Robinson said.

    "This development will have a profoundly damaging impact on protected nesting habitat for one of the UK's rarest breeding birds."

  13. Ipswich Town: Sears grateful for McCarthy support

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    It's unlikely there'd be a more popular goalscorer than Freddie Sears should the striker get on the scoresheet for Ipswich Town at home to Fulham tomorrow.

    Freddie Sears

    The 27-year-old's run himself into the ground over the first four league games of the season, but remains the club's only senior forward without a goal to his name.

    Despite this, manager Mick McCarthy has been fulsome in his praise of Sears, admiring the selfless work he does for the cause.

    "The gaffer obviously trusts me which is a good thing," Sears told BBC Suffolk. "Obviously I'm trying to give back to him in other ways on the pitch.

    "I'd love a few more goals but there's more things than just scoring goals, like working hard for the team, putting your shift in and doing the dirty jobs for the team."

  14. Speedway: Teenage talent set for Mildenhall debut

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Fifteen-year-old Drew Kemp will make his first appearance for Mildenhall Fen Tigers in tonight's National League meeting at Lakeside.

    Drew Kemp

    Kemp - who has already signed up to ride for the West Row side in 2018 - recently won the British 500cc Youth Championship.

    "I've been waiting for my speedway debut for a long time and I'm a bit nervous, but it should be a good meeting hopefully and I'll hopefully do well," he said.

  15. Three people quizzed over spate of burglaries

    Three people have been arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries in south Suffolk.

    Homes in Stowlangtoft, Great Barton, Ixworth, Bardwell and Norton were raided in recent weeks and, on Thursday, two men and a woman from the Bury St Edmunds were brought in for questioning.

    The men, aged 50 and 18, are being held on suspicion of burglary while a 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property.

    All three were taken to Bury St Edmunds police station where they remain for questioning.

  16. Specialist crews deal with chemical disinfectant leak

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Specialist police and firefighters were called to an incident at Rayleigh Weir on the A127 earlier when a lorry leaked sodium hypochlorite, a strong disinfectant, on to the roadway.

    Crews found a drum, containing 25 litres of the chemical, had tipped over and split inside the lorry and the liquid was leaking onto the roadway.

    The driver had already managed to cover the nearby drain to stop the liquid running into it.

    Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus isolated the drum to stop the leak and set up a dam around the spillage to stop it enterring the watercourse.

    The scene was made safe and left in the care of the lorry company.

  17. Injured man found 'barely conscious' dies in hospital

    A man in his 20s found seriously injured and barely conscious in Bury St Edmunds earlier this week has died, police have said.

    Ambulance crews called to a field near West Suffolk College in Out Risbygate on Tuesday about 21:00 found the man.

    He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital where he was diagnosed with a life-threatening bleed on the brain.

    Man found in field

    The cause of his injuries remains unexplained and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

    A 22-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were both arrested on suspicion of robbery and have been bailed in connection with this incident until Tuesday 19 September pending further inquires.

    Police would like to hear from anyone else who was in the area at the time.

  18. Clacton Airshow: Fireworks and night flying

    The spectacular first day of the seafront air show came to a close with bang. We'll have more from the show later.

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