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  1. Weather: Clear spells tonight, cloudy and breezy tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    It will be a fine end to today with sunny spells.

    There will be some clear spells overnight, but generally it will remain rather cloudy with the chance of rain by the end of the night. Lows of 7C (45F).

    Weather map

    Saturday will be cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain - some heavy - but it will become brighter later. Highs of 16C (43F).

    Get more where you live at BBC Weather.

  2. Man pleads not guilty to murder over Brentwood death

    A man has denied murder after a fatal assault in Brentwood.

    Dean Jose, 47, suffered serious head injuries and died in hospital five days later after being attacked outside a sports bar on Kings Road, on 28 August.

    A 23-year-old man was originally charged with grievous bodily harm over the offence, but that has been upgraded by the Crown Prosecution Service.

    He appeared at Basildon Crown Court earlier today to face the latest charge. He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody.

    He's next due to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court towards the end of this month.

  3. Enjoy these photos from our BBC Weather Watchers

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    I hope it's been as sunny where you are as it has been here!

    Thought you might like to see these photographs taken earlier by a couple of our BBC Weather Watchers...

    Crashing waves at Eccles
    Early morning sun at Gorleston
  4. Anti-social behaviour on Broads being tackled

    The Broads Authority and boat hire companies are trying to stop anti-social behaviour on Norfolk's waterways.

    A newly-formed working group, which includes the Broads Authority, Broads Beat, the Hire Boat Federation, the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association as well as private boaters, met during the week and agreed to a number of commitments, including:

    • Investigating increased ranger and police presence in the evenings
    • Working with the industry to encourage limiting the maximum speed of hired day-boats
    • Investigating the purchase of mobile speed signs to build on trials which took place this summer
    • Encouraging the development of rewards for boat hirers who complete an online pre-visit safety test
    Boat on the Broads

    Rob Rodgers from the authority said: "There is already lots of good work being done.

    "Broads Beat, who are the police who operate on the Broads, if large, all male, all female or large young family groups are coming, they go and meet and greet them.

    "They explain to them the dangers that can happen on the water, particularly when alcohol is involved, and also just to give them some of the advice about speed, and how to handle their boats."

    The group agreed to monitor and review the success of the new measures.

  5. Ice skating to return to Great Yarmouth

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Great Yarmouth Borough Council has agreed to hire an ice rink this winter to boost Christmas trade for shops and market stall holders.

    Barry Coleman

    Barry Coleman, who chairs the economic development committee, said it was decided the ice rink should come back after it was deemed too expensive last year.

    "I've always felt it was good value - there are other people for various reasons didn't think that it was," he said.

    "We spend money on promoting tourism, we spend money on promoting business in many different ways and [to me] this is nothing different to make a vital statement and attract people from outside the borough."

  6. Superb Suffolk scenes

    Our BBC Weather Watchers have been busy.

    Here's a couple of their photos on this sunny Friday...

    Cows grazing at Mendham
    Still waters in the estuary at Felixstowe
  7. Time to enjoy some photos from across the county

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    I hope you've managed to enjoy some of the beautiful sunshine we've seen during the day.

    Here's a couple of pictures from two of our BBC Weather Watchers...

    Seaspray in Frinton-on-Sea
    Trees in reflection in Roydon
  8. Pedestrian hit by lorry dies

    A man has died after being struck by a lorry in Attleborough this lunchtime.

    He was hit on Station Road at midday, police said.

    Emergency services attended, but the man died at the scene.

    The road has been closed around the B1077, Connaught Road and Station Road and diversions have been put in place.

    It is likely to be closed for a number of hours while an investigation continues.

    The Attleborough Surgery on Station Road has been closed, but the Queen's Square Surgery in the town remains open.

  9. Ugandan man's high praise for charity – and his hope to thank Wortham community in person

    Diss Express

    A Ugandan man, who has been helped by a charity formed by a former Wortham Primary School pupil, has thanked the community for their support – and says he hopes to meet them in person one day.

    Emma Poppenborg and Wagobera Christopher
  10. Man charged after teenager stabbed

    A 26-year-old man from Plymouth has been charged with grievous bodily harm after a teenage girl was stabbed in Bardwell, near Bury St Edmunds.

    The attack happened yesterday between 07:30 and 08:30 at a house on School Lane.

    The victim, who's 16, alleged that a man, who'd also been present at the address, attempted to steal her handbag.

    An altercation occurred and she was stabbed in the shoulder and arm, police said.

    The man ran out into the street with the handbag.

    Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen a man run out of a house.

  11. Las Vegas shooting: Norfolk soldiers describe 'chaos' of aftermath

    Soldiers from the 1st Queen's Dragoon Guards, based near Dereham, have been speaking about their experiences tending to injured concert-goers following the Las Vegas shooting.

    Crowds flee scene of shooting

    Three troopers from Swanton Morley looked after the wounded on the ground. The servicemen were off duty after taking part in training operations in the Nevada desert.

    Ross Woodward said: "It was like a massacre. Panic everywhere.

    "There were people running. Our thoughts were to get the people who weren't injured out of the way to deal with people who was injured.

    "You couldn't distinguish who was and who wasn't injured initially because people who'd been shot in the back were still limping. It was chaos."

    Investigators are still trying to establish the gunman's motive.

  12. Rugby union: A tricky month for Bury

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds kick-off a run of fixtures tomorrow that will test how far they've come under new coach Ollie Smith.

    Ollie Smith

    After winning their last four games in National League Two South, the Wolfpack are at sixth-placed Redruth.

    They also have to face second-placed Taunton and Canterbury, who are fourth, this month.

    "Redruth are always going to be tough at home," Smith told me. "They've been around this division for many years now.

    "They're a typical Cornish side who'll be up for a battle, probably very forward orientated, with a few stars in the backs, which seems to be a recipe that works in that part of the country.

    "I think in two games' time we're going to have a good idea of where this group is at. It'll show up more than these first five games have shown."

  13. A big weekend for Mildenhall Speedway

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Mildenhall Fen Tigers head to Plymouth Devils tonight for the first leg of the National Trophy Final.

    Kevin Jolly

    The West Row side has drafted in Matt Bates as a guest, in place of the injured Connor Mountain.

    "Realistically if we come away 10 points down we'll be ok," chairman Kevin Jolly told BBC Suffolk Sport.

    "I think we'll be better than them around our place, we'll be stronger than them on Sunday (in the second leg)."

  14. Ipswich Town duo on international duty

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town have two players involved in World Cup qualifiers tonight.

    Roy Keane and David McGoldrick

    David McGoldrick (pictured with ex-Blues boss Roy Keane) is with the Republic of Ireland squad preparing to face Moldova in Dublin.

    Elsewhere, on-loan winger Bersant Celina could play for Kosovo at home to Ukraine.

  15. Bostik League: Leiston target first place

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Leiston have the chance to take the outright lead in the Bostik Premier Division tomorrow.

    Bostik League logo

    Glenn Driver's men are currently third on goal difference alone, but with the two sides above them meeting, a win over Staines Town at Victory Road could take them top.

    Lowestoft Town are away to Burgess Hill Town, Needham Market travel to Dulwich Hamlet while, in the North Division, Mildenhall Town are at Hertford Town.

    Two of our clubs are in FA Trophy preliminary round action: AFC Sudbury host Aylesbury United while Bury Town head to Ramsgate.

  16. Call for better links between old and new parts of town centre

    The town centre management group in Bury St Edmunds has called for the separation between the Arc Shopping Centre and the historic part of the town to be addressed.

    Palmers Bury St Edmunds

    The forthcoming closure of Palmers department store, on the corner of Abbeygate Street and the Buttermarket, is being partly blamed on being away from the Arc.

    Mark Cordell, from Our Bury St Edmunds, said a linking area needs looking at again.

    "Most people will be aware that was supposed to be part of the Arc development back in 2009. It never happened and it still hasn't been fully resolved," he said.

    "We still get occasional visitors new to the town that visit one part of the town and aren't aware of the other, and vice versa."

    What do you think? How would you like to see the two parts of the town linked? We'd love to hear your thoughts - contact us via the "Get involved" link at the top of the page.

  17. Purr-fect cast member needed for theatre production

    A theatre group in Westcliff-on-Sea is looking for a cat to star in its latest production.

    It's holding auditions for the role in the musical Curtains, which is taking place at the Palace Theatre next month.

    Palace Theatre

    Jimmy Allen, from the Players Theatre Company, said: "It has to be fairly calm and be able to be carried out of the orchestra pit and on to the stage for us.

    "There's no description in the script and we have a completely open mind.

    "Anybody that has a lovable cat that could fulfil our role would be more than welcome to apply to take part."

  18. Further arrest after three men stabbed

    We now know that two men in total have been arrested after a fight in Ipswich last night, which resulted in three people being taken to hospital with stab wounds.

    Cecilia Street

    Police were called just after 03:10 to reports that two men were involved in a fight in Cardinal Park with a group of other people surrounding them.

    During the incident, other people became involved, resulting in three men sustaining stab wounds. They were taken to hospital - one having suffered a potential punctured lung - but none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

    A 21-year-old man from the Colchester area has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm, and a 19-year-old man from Ipswich has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

    It's believed some of the parties involved were known to each other.

    Cecilia Street is currently closed and use of Wolsey Street (from Franciscan Way) is access only for buses and taxis to Cardinal Park.

  19. Breeding success for rare seabirds against the odds

    Little terns, one of the UK’s rarest seabirds, have had a successful breeding season along the Suffolk coast with 21 chicks fledgling.

    Finding safe beaches to nest and feed their young free from predators and human disturbance is an annual challenge.

    This year in the county, little terns faced further challenges after 10 little tern eggs were illegally taken from nests at a colony in Kessingland.

    Little terns on beach

    Phil Pearson, RSPB senior conservation officer, says the charity is "delighted" the birds have increased in numbers in Suffolk this year.

    However, he says it is "crucial" that safe breeding sites are maintained into the future, and that threats such as high tides, predators and human disturbances are minimised.