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  1. That's all from Local Live

    Our news updates have now come to an end for the day and for the week, and it's time for us to head off home.

    Many thanks for your company - we hope you've enjoyed reading the stories we've brought you.

    Have a great weekend and we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

  2. The weekend weather outlook

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Any rain should clear tonight, with showers becoming confined to the Norfolk coast.

    It'll be mostly dry by morning with clear spells and a few fog patches.

    With temperatures falling as low as 4C (39F) there could be a touch of grass frost in rural areas.

    Weather graphic for 06:00 Saturday

    Tomorrow will be a day of sunny spells and scattered showers, which could turn heavy with hail and thunder.

    Top temperature of 15C (59F).

    Sunday will start cold, with a touch of frost in rural areas. Any mist and fog patches will clear to leave mainly dry conditions with sunny spells.

    There's a small chance of an isolated shower, which could be heavy and thundery.

    BBC Weather has more.

  3. 'Flying ring' seal 'likely to require care for months'

    A seal captured with a flying ring stuck around its neck is likely to remain in the care of the RSPCA for at least five months, the charity said.

    The female grey seal, who's been named Frisbee, was taken to the East Winch centre yesterday, where manager Alison Charles said she was "extremely emaciated".

    The ring has now been cut off, but Alison said the wound on the adult seal's neck was "very deep and infected".

    The yellow ring which has been removed from the seal

    Alison believes Frisbee may have spotted the ring in the water and it became stuck on her neck when she went to investigate.

    "Over the months she has grown it's become more and more embedded in her neck... it's likely it would have been restricting her from eating and drinking," she said.

    "It was just horrible to see, the poor girl... once removed, she started to shake her head... I guess it was a relief to have it off after all those months."

    Frisbee isn't out of the woods yet - she has been given antibiotics, painkillers and steroids, and will be treated for a number of months.

  4. McCarthy: Blues losing streak is 'no wobble'

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy accepts he needs something of a reaction from his players tomorrow as they prepare to face Bolton at Portman Road.

    Mick McCarthy

    After beginning the season with five straight wins in all competitions, the Blues have now lost three in a row, including successive league games.

    "It's not a wobble," McCarthy said at today's pre-match press conference. "We would have all taken 12 points from the opening six league games.

    "Fulham were outstanding and better than us, and there was nothing in the QPR match up until the decision before half time."

    "If we win on Saturday - and let's hope we do, because I think the fans need to see that along with a good performance - it will still be a good start."

  5. Go-kart theft 'ruins little boy's dream'

    A budding racing driver has been left devastated after his go-kart was stolen days before he was set to compete at an event.

    Matthew, 11, went to check on his go-kart after the family noticed the doors of the garage were open at their Costessey home yesterday morning.

    Matthew with his go-kart

    But dad Christopher Hawkins said Matthew "stood dumbstruck" and walked indoors as if nothing had happened.

    "It took him about half-an-hour before realising he wouldn't be able to do the go-karting he was doing this weekend... and then he just burst into tears," he said.

    "When I saw the look on his face, I was more devastated than him."

    Matthew in his go-kart

    Matthew started racing a year ago and as soon as school finished today he was set to go to Wales to take part in a National Schools and Youth Group Karting Association (Natska) event.

    The family got the chance to borrow a go-kart, but Christopher said they decided not to as "none of us are in the mood to go now".

    Christopher and Matthew with go-kart

    Dad and son had worked together to build the go-kart after Christopher bought it in bits last year.

    "We worked as a family to get it to the stage where he could go and race in it. Why they have to come and take things that other people struggle to buy... they've ruined a little boy's dream."

    Norfolk police say they're investigating the theft, which happened sometime between 23:00 on Wednesday and 07:00 yesterday.

    Matthew seated on go-kart
  6. McCarthy may keep Blues loanee waiting

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    He scored a wonder goal for Ipswich Town last week, but Blues boss Mick McCarthy has been telling us today that Bersant Celina is far from being guaranteed a starting berth for tomorrow's match with Bolton.

    Bersant Celina

    Denying the Manchester City loanee a full Championship debut would not be the most popular decision with many Town fans, but the manager says the 21-year-old would only have himself to blame.

    "I expected him to play 90 minutes for the Under-23s on Monday, but he didn't train until Thursday," McCarthy revealed at this afternoon's pre-match press conference. "He had a dead leg."

    "Coming on on Satuday and doing what he did enhances his chances, but being injured all week hinders them."

    You will be able to hear if Bersant Celina does make his full Championship debut for Ipswich Town during Matchday on BBC Radio Suffolk - 103.9, 104.6, 95.5 and 95.9FM - from 14:00 tomorrow.

  7. Missing goats 'unfit for human consumption'

    The owner of a herd of missing goats says she's concerned they've been rustled for meat.

    The brown and white Boer goats disappeared from a field between Castle Acre and Southacre sometime between Wednesday and Thursday.

    Norfolk police say the 11 nannies have been reported missing.

    The Boer goats in a trailer

    Lucy Ostin says the breed is known for its meat - but these had been rescued and were family pets.

    The goats had recently been treated with strong drugs for a skin condition, and Lucy says if they have been stolen for consumption there could be problems for human health.

    A Boer goat stands on his hind legs and looks over a pen door
    Quote Message: We're very concerned about the effects on people should they be eaten... the side-effects are headaches and dizziness, muscle pain, nausea, diarrhoea, the swelling of hands and feet and the lymph nodes... they're quite serious." from Lucy Ostin Goat owner
    Lucy OstinGoat owner
  8. Cricket: A mixture of emotions for Jamie Porter

    How does batsman Jamie Porter describe his feelings after Essex were crowned County Champions?

    View more on twitter
  9. Rugby union: Bury hoping to build on Broadstreet success

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds have a good chance of securing consecutive victories in National League Two South tomorrow.

    The Haberden, Bury St Edmunds

    The Wolfpack, who got off the mark with a 20-16 win at Broadstreet last weekend, host bottom side Old Redcliffians.

    The Bristol-based club has found the going tough after last season's promotion, with two defeats from their two games so far and a points difference of minus 86.

  10. Essex victory a 'fantastic achievement'

    As we reported earlier, Essex have become county champions for the first time since 1992, with their closest challengers Lancashire losing to Somerset.

    The cricketers are due back in Chelmsford this afternoon, but heard the result on board their coach travelling back from Birmingham.

    Chief executive Derek Bowden says it's a fantastic achievement...

    View more on twitter
  11. Bomb disposal experts deal with hand grenade at Ipswich Port

    A controlled explosion has been carried out on a corroded hand grenade dredged up at the Port of Ipswich.

    As the Ipswich Star has reported, police were called at about 09:00 to the West Bank Terminal off Wherstead Road, where the grenade had been dredged up.

    Bomb disposal experts from Colchester Garrison carried out a controlled explosion just before 11:00.

  12. Materials being gathered to rebuild hurricane-hit homes

    A woman from Elmswell, who has family in Barbuda, is gathering wood and tools to send to the Caribbean island after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

    Alice Bolton's cousins Asha and Afiya, who went to school in Thurston, were found safe and unharmed on the island. They're now living on neighbouring Antigua.

    Alice is filling two containers with materials, tools, ladders, wheelbarrows and buckets to send to Barbuda to help people rebuild their homes.

    Alice Bolton with some of the donated tools

    She's sourced sheet wood from a workshop in York, several hundred sheets of plywood and lengths of constructional timber, as well as receiving donations from people of old hand tools, saws and tool boxes.

    An open container, with sheets of plywood
    Quote Message: It's really important to get it over there to help people start fixing things. I don't know if it will help rebuild people's houses to hurricane standards, but I think it will definitely help people start repairing roofs of buildings that have been lost." from Alice Bolton
    Alice Bolton
  13. Seal caught to remove flying disc on neck

    Hundreds of people will be heading to the coast over the next few days to pick up litter for the Great British Beach Clean.

    There are events around Norfolk, stretching from Hunstanton to Great Yarmouth.

    Here's one reason why it's important to take your rubbish home and leave only footprints in the sand.

    A seal has been captured near Horsey after being spotted swimming with a yellow disc around its neck, which could have been there for six months.

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    The seal's condition had deteriorated, but after being caught with a net she's now been taken to the RSPCA East Winch centre for care.

    Quote Message: "There is another seal we get reports about with a rope around its neck and flipper. Another has a rubber tyre around its middle. It's all from litter left in the sea and that's annoying." from Peter Ansell Chair, Friends of Horsey Seals
    Peter AnsellChair, Friends of Horsey Seals
  14. Lowestoft boss targeting extended FA Cup run

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Four Suffolk clubs are in action in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup tomorrow afternoon.

    FA Cup

    Leiston host Crowborough Athletic, Needham Market face Chesham, AFC Sudbury play Chipstead while Lowestoft Town take on Harlow.

    "A long run in the FA Cup would be a fantastic boost to us financially," said Lowestoft boss Ady Gallagher.

    "Everyone's aim is to pick up a league club in the first round, because it would be a great day and creates a bit of history for your club."

  15. The latest weather forecast: Cloudy and wet

    It will be a cloudy afternoon, with heavy showers and perhaps some hail and thunder.

    There's definitely an autumn nip in the air, with the temperature peaking at 14C (57F).

    Our Weather Watchers have been out and about, capturing these seasonal images for you...

    Orange pumpkin
    Chestnuts and autumn leaves
    Grey clouds over a beach
  16. The latest weather forecast

    It will be a cloudy afternoon with heavy showers, with the chance of hail and thunder.

    Feeling chilly, with a top temperature of 15C (59F).

    Check out these latest autumn snaps by our Weather Watchers...

    Birds lined up on telegraph wires
    Red berries on a bush, and other trees
    A tree in sunlight by water
  17. BreakingAttempted murder charge following Ongar stabbing

    An 18-year-old man from Leyton has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Ongar.

    Officers were called to Cripsey Avenue at about 17:00 on Wednesday and found a man with a stab wound to his stomach. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

    The teenager is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court later.

    Meanwhile, a 20-year-old man from Buckhurst Hill was arrested yesterday on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in custody.

    An 18-year-old woman from Loughton, also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has been released without charge.

  18. BreakingEssex win 2017 County Championship

    So that's it - Essex have won their first cricket County Championship title since 1992!

    Ryan ten Doeschate's team put themselves on the brink of glory when they trounced Warwickshire by an innings inside three days at Edgbaston.

    But after their eighth victory of a remarkable season, Essex had to wait for second-placed Lancashire's failure to win away to Somerset to be confirmed before they could start celebrating the silverware.

    And it's been confirmed - Lancashire duly lost by seven wickets at Taunton, and Essex have therefore completed their task with two matches to spare in their first season back in the top flight.

    Huge congratulations!

    Keep an eye on BBC Sport for all the reaction.