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  1. Garner joins Ipswich travelling party

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Striker Joe Garner (pictured) has travelled with the Ipswich Town team to Middlesbrough this afternoon and will be in tomorrow's matchday squad.

    Joe Garner celebrates a goal for Ipswich

    Manager Mick McCarthy says fellow forward David McGoldrick could return next weekend when the Blues face Reading at Portman Road.

    The boss has also been updating us on the progress of some of his longer-term absentees:

    "Tommy Smith is training. He won't be travelling tomorrow but he is fit and just needs to get some match practice," he said.

    "Tom Adeyemi is also feeling a lot better about himself. To get good players back will be of a real benefit to us.

    "Joe Garner trained yesterday and fully today. Thankfully we didn't miss him while he was out, but it's damn good to have him back!"

  2. Council 'deciding what action to take' over Christmas Wonderland

    Tendring District Council says it is considering what action to take after a Christmas attraction continued to operate despite the authority telling it to close down.

    Christmas Wonderland, which is in a garden centre in Earl's Hall Drive, was shut because of concerns about traffic congestion having a negative impact on road safety.

    On Thursday, its bosses said it was open again for business despite the temporary stop notice.

    "The council is currently considering what action to take," a spokesman for the local authority said.

  3. Community hub plans for Southwold Hospital to get green light

    Councillors are to consider plans to turn an abandoned hospital into a community hub.

    Southwold Hospital

    The planned development for Southwold Hospital will see the site redeveloped into a library, creche, cafe, small business centre, four flats and five houses.

    The original Victorian hospital building will be converted and restored, while 20th Century extensions will be demolished.

    A campaign group, Save Our Southwold (SOS) was set up after the NHS announced the closure of the hospital in 2015, and a steering group of SOS bought the site in February.

    Waveney District Council's planning committee is recommended to approve the plans when it meets on Tuesday.

  4. Flood warnings in place for Suffolk coast

    A flood alert is in place for the Suffolk coast.

    The Environment Agency said national weather conditions are expected to produce large off-shore waves.

    Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low-lying coastal areas.

    The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next couple of days.

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  5. Man dies in Chelmsford bin lorry collision

    A man has died after a collision involving a bin lorry in Chelmsford, police say.

    Officers were called at 09:05 this morning to Osea Way, where the man died at the scene.

    Essex Police said the Health and Safety Executive was at the scene alongside Chelmsford City Council.

    Osea Way
  6. Leiston hoping to get their play-off push back on track

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Leiston could move back into the top five of the Bostik Premier Division if they beat Kingstonian at Victory Road tomorrow.

    Bostik logo

    Lowestoft Town will be targeting back-to-back wins for the first time since October when they entertain Enfield Town, while Needham Market, who have won just two of their last ten in the league, go to Merstham.

    In the North Division, AFC Sudbury are at home to Haringey Borough, Mildenhall Town host Brentwood and Bury Town are at Heybridge Swifts.

  7. Rugby Union: Bury host league leaders

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds rugby players have a stiff test at The Haberden tomorrow afternoon.

    Bury Rugby Club's First XV

    Chinnor, who currently top National League Two South, have yet to lose this season.

    Bury lie sixth in the table after last weekend's 29-17 defeat at Redingensians.

  8. Celina praise for 'intelligent' Waghorn

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Winger Bersant Celina says he is learning a lot from the more experienced players within the Ipswich Town team during his spell on loan from Manchester City.

    Martyn Waghorn

    The Kosovan international has established himself as a regular in Mick McCarthy's starting line-up in recent weeks, and now has seven goals from 20 appearances for the Blues in all competitions.

    Celina found himself on the scoresheet again during last week's 4-2 win over Nottingham Forest, thanks largely to some excellent work from his teammate Martyn Waghorn (pictured), who also found the net.

    "I really get on with him," Celina told us.

    "He's a really intelligent player and I think I am as well. When you have two intelligent players playing together, then good things can happen, and they are."

  9. Clacton winter wonderland reopens after council closure

    A Christmas attraction in Clacton, which had been closed down by Tendring District Council, has reopened again today, its bosses say.

    Christmas Wonderland, which is in a garden centre in Earl's Hall Drive, was shut because of concerns about traffic congestion having a negative impact on road safety.

    The local authority issued the attraction with a stop notice, but organisers say it's fully open today - adding on the attraction's Facebook page that they were "overwhelmed" by the support they'd received.

    Christmas Wonderland elves
  10. Bobby the Elf latest Norfolk Police recruit

    Norfolk Police have a new recruit - Bobby the Elf.

    He'll be spreading safe Christmas messages on social media on behalf of the force from next week.

    Ch Insp Craig Miller said Bobby would "help deliver some very important messages around safety in a fun way".

    Bobby the Elf

    Tips include:

    • Do not accept lifts from strangers
    • Never leave your drink unattended
    • Don't let thieves steal your Christmas - keep vehicles and homes secure
  11. Manchester City loanee Celina 'happy' at Ipswich

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bersant Celina says any talk of him leaving Ipswich Town before the end of his loan spell is hearsay and nothing more.

    Bersant Celina

    Earlier in the season when the Kosovan was struggling to establish himself in the first team, a tweet he posted led to speculation that he would leave the Blues in January and return to parent club Manchester City.

    Since then Celina has become a key player for Mick McCarthy with seven goals to his name, and today he has been telling us he is loving life in Suffolk.

    "I'm happy here. It is different from Manchester. It is better weather," the 21-year-old joked.

    "The bond here is amazing. It's the best team I have been with when it comes to team spirit and how everyone gets on with each other."

  12. Suffolk Police want better on-street testing of 'acids'

    A senior Suffolk police officer has called for new methods of carrying out on-street testing of suspected corrosive liquids, to tackle the growing number of acid attacks.

    It comes after an attack just last night in Lowestoft, where an officer described the victim's skin as "bubbling", although he was treated for what police later described as "superficial injuries".

    It followed an altercation between two men.

    Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton

    Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Kearton (pictured) said she wanted new legislation to criminalise the carrying of corrosive substances, if suspects could not prove they were carrying the liquids for legitimate reasons.

    She said the Metropolitan Police had stopped their litmus-style on-street test, because of difficulties around accuracy.

  13. MP: Brexit will give Lowestoft 'once in a lifetime opportunity'

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    The MP for Lowestoft has told MPs that Brexit is a "once in a lifetime opportunity to rejuvenate the East Anglian fishing industry".

    Fishing boats in Lowestoft harbour

    Peter Aldous told the annual fishing debate in Parliament that leaving the EU presented "a great opportunity to reset the framework in which this great industry operates".

    Mr Aldous said that under the current rules the region, and particularly Lowestoft, derives very little economic benefit from the fish stocks off its shores.

    He called for local boats to have "fair and equitable" access to the North Sea with a more generous quota for inshore fishing boats, which make up most the East Anglian fleet since the decline of the trawling industry.

    "The local infrastructure also needs supporting with safe berths, better landing points and modern markets with upgraded freezer facilities," he said.

  14. Suffolk trio feature during England loss

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    England's hockey players lost 3-2 to Argentina in the last eight stage of the World League Final in India.

    George Pinner

    The ex-Ipswich trio of Harry Martin, James Gall and George Pinner (pictured) all featured for England.

    Pinner was recently named on the shortlist for Goalkeeper Of The Year for the forthcoming FIH Hockey Stars awards.

    Ipswich women's co-captain Emma Millar has been telling us that her former clubmate's performances deserve the highest possible recognition.

    "He's been in fantastic form. He makes some saves and you think 'how on earth did he do that?'" she said.

    "I think as a small town we really do punch above our weight."

  15. Union 'quite hopeful' for crew stranded in Great Yarmouth

    A court ruling in Mumbai means four crew members stranded in Great Yarmouth may finally be allowed home, a union official has said.

    Malaviya Twenty

    The India-owned Malaviya Twenty has been detained at the port since June 2016. The original crew of 12 went home in February, but four seamen flown in to man the ship at that point were also left without food, fuel, water or wages - and the port authority has been supporting them.

    Paul Keenan, from the International Transport Workers' Federation, said the High Court in Mumbai has instructed the shipping company's liquidators to pay for four new crew members to fly over.

    Once that is done, Navigators Insurance, which provides seamen with abandonment insurance, will fly the men home and cover some of their wages.

    He said: "I'm quite hopeful this will get these guys back home and the immediate pressure is off."

  16. Environment Agency issues flood alert for Southwold

    A flood alert is in place for the Suffolk coast at Southwold.

    The next high tide at nearby Lowestoft is due at 00:10 and it is expected to be 0.8m higher than the level predicted in tide timetables.

    The Environment Agency says national weather conditions are expected to produce large off-shore waves.

    Tides are expected to be higher than usual and may cause minor flooding in low-lying coastal areas.

    The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next few days.

  17. Co-op plans to put bollards outside shops to deter ram-raiders

    The East of England Co-op says it is putting more stringent measures in place to try to deter ram-raiders from targeting its stores.

    Joint chief executive Roger Grosvenor said: "We've upped our patrols, and we're looking to put in place more bollards at the front of our stores."

    Great Cornard store following attempted ram-raid

    Mr Grosvenor was speaking after a white Citroen Berlingo van was reversed into the front of the Great Cornard store last night, but the raiders then abandoned it after it became stuck in the shutters.

    "We're most fortunate, we've got our own security firm so we were able to respond very quickly, as did the police," he said.

    There were two ram-raids at East of England Co-op stores last month, in Long Melford and Halstead, and one earlier this week at a Central England Co-operative in Rickinghall.

  18. Honest cannabis dealer Jonathan Ayres tells police 'I sell it but I don't grow it'

    Colchester Gazette

    Police were tipped off about a drug dealer selling cannabis after a whistleblower overheard a row between him and his partner in a school playground.