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  1. Goodnight from Suffolk Live

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    That's all from us at BBC Suffolk Live for Thursday - join us again on Friday at 08:00 when I'm sure we'll have more on Tryone Mings' move to Bournemouth.

    We'd love you to be part of this page so feel free to email your comments, stories and pictures to us at any time, or contact us on Twitter @BBCSuffolk or Facebook.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Fun with numbers: Ipswich Town's transfer records

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    Bournemouth are set to sign Ipswich Town left-back Tyrone Mings for a reported £8m.

    Connor Wickham, 2011

    Over the years the Blues have done well in the transfer market (figures not including sell-on clauses):

    • Connor Wickham (pictured) - £8.1m to Sunderland, 2011-12
    • Titus Bramble - £5m to Newcastle, 2002-03
    • Richard Wright - £6m to Arsenal, 2001-02
    • Kieron Dyer - £6.5m to Newcastle, 1999-2000

    and by way of contrast:

    • Paul Mariner - £150,000 to Arsenal, 1984
    • John Wark - £450,000 to Liverpool, 1984
  3. Suffolk's weather overnight

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Mainly dry through this evening with further sunny spells. Staying mostly dry overnight with clear spells, but areas of high-level cloud will bring the risk of one or two isolated but locally sharp showers. A warm night, with temperatures only falling to 12C (54F).

    Friday will be very warm and humid, some hazy sunshine in the morning, but areas of cloud will continue to bring the risk of a few scattered showers, which may be locally heavy with the odd rumble of thunder.

    Temperatures will reach up to 23C (73F) in the best of any sunshine.

  4. Fans take to Twitter about Mings' move

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Hundreds of people are talking about Mings' move to Bournemouth on Twitter - Heidi Abrey writes: "...thanks for the memories".

    Tweets about Tyrone Mings
  5. Sheikh is favourite to buy Cecil stables

    BBC Sport

    In other sport - leading racehorse owner Sheikh Mohammed is believed to be favourite to buy the Cecil's training stables in Newmarket.

    Warren Place stables, Newmarket

    Lady Cecil has decided to retire from racing and sell Warren Place. It follows the death of her husband Sir Henry Cecil in 2013.

  6. Tyrone Mings 'makes his mark on and off the pitch'

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    The Guardian wrote a thoroughly entertaining, and heart-warming article about Tyrone Mings' rise from obscurity.

    Tyrone Mings

    Stuart James' piece, written in December, tells the story of how Mings, now 22, was released by Southampton at the age of 16 and questioned his future in the game after struggling with finances while at non-league club Yate Town.

    But Mings, who was working as a mortgage adviser, was eventually given a trial at Ipswich, where he impressed manager Mick McCarthy: "He told me to 'go home, tell your work and come back with your Dad on Wednesday and we'll sign the contract on Thursday'."

  7. News headlines in Suffolk

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    More on the Mings deal shortly, but first tonight's headlines:

    • A 39-year-old man has been arrested as part of an inquiry into a rape in a park in Ipswich last week
    • Standards at Felixstowe Academy still 'requires improvement' according to Ofsted school inspectors
    • Firefighters rescue a 'short-sighted' hedgehog in Newmarket after it 'misjudged' its girth
  8. Twitter reacts to Tyrone Mings deal

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    So far the reaction on Twitter to Tyrone Mings' move from Ipswich Town to Bournemouth has focused on the price tag, with the deal for the 22-year-old believed to be worth £8m.

    @JoshFrankland tweeted: "Tyrone mings is so over-rated. Wasn't even the best left back in the championship. Stupid money"

    While @andypars tweeted: "Tyrone Mings is a good signing for Bournemouth. Whether he's worth £8m is another question. Goodness me, average English players are pricy."

  9. Two Bournemouth players 'part of Tyrone Mings deal'

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Details of the deal which will take Tyrone Mings from Ipswich to Bournemouth are yet to be confirmed, but it is believed to be worth about £8m and will see two players moving to Portman Road.

    Junior Stanislas of AFC Bournemouth and Brett Pitman

    Cherries striker Brett Pitman (pictured right) and winger Ryan Fraser are both expected to move to Suffolk as part of the deal.

  10. Suffolk's Sherwin swims to bronze at European Games

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    We'll have more on Tyrone Mings' move the Bournemouth shortly... but first news from the European Games in Baku where Felixstowe Academy pupil and Team Ipswich swimmer Rebecca Sherwin has won a bronze medal in the 4x100m Medley Relay.

    Rebecca Sherwin

    The 15-year-old was back in action just a day after making her debut in a major final, when she finished seventh in the 200m backstroke.

    Sherwin along with teammates Layla Black, Amelia Clynes and Georgia Coates brought Great Britain home in third place behind gold medal winners Russia and the Netherlands who took silver.

  11. Tyrone Mings: Headline generator

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    Tyrone Mings, who is to leave Ipswich Town for Bournemouth, made a big impression on the Portman Road pitch - but he also became well-known for his generosity.

    Tyrone Mings (left) and Paul Anderson

    The defender defied the stereotype of the modern day footballer by spending Christmas Day at a homeless shelter, before hitting the headlines with these acts of kindness:

  12. Does losing Mings make good business sense?

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Tyrone Mings became a key player for Ipswich Town last season and was particularly impressive late in 2014 as the Blues ended the year second in the Championship table.

    David Davis and Tyrone Mings

    But while Ipswich are losing one of their best young talents, a fee of several million pounds for a defender who cost less than £10,000 represents good business.

    Ipswich are also close to bringing in striker Brett Pitman and midfielder Ryan Fraser to Portman Road as part of the deal.

  13. BreakingTyrone Mings leaves Ipswich for Bournemouth

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Tyrone Mings is to leave Ipswich Town after the Blues accepted a significant offer for the player from AFC Bournemouth.

    Tyrone Mings

    Mings has also agreed personal terms with the Premier League side and will move to Dean Court subject to a medical.

    Just three years ago Mings was playing non-league football at Chippenham before he was signed by Ipswich for £10,000.

  14. 'Short-sighted' hedgehog got stuck in railings

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Fire crews are being praised for a "brilliant job" in freeing a "short-sighted" hedgehog which had got stuck between railings in Newmarket.

    Firefighters rescue in hedgehog

    Richard Lythgoe, RSPCA inspector, said: "He was so firmly wedged in between the bars of this gate the fire crews had to completely stretch them to get him out - and even then all his little spines were squashed down.

    "I can only imagine he misjudged the width of the bars - or perhaps did not see them clearly as hedgehogs are short-sighted."

  15. The one that every driver wants to win

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Foxhall Stadium is gearing up for a massive weekend of motorsport as local drivers prepare to go wheel-to-wheel in the National Hot Rod World Final.

    National Hot Rods

    Leiston's Shaun Taylor and Danny 'Wildman' Fiske have been speaking to me along with Dean Cox from Spedeworth Motorsports.

    "It's the one that everyone looks forward to in the oval racing world. There's so much history attached to the event given that every National Hot Rod World Final has been staged here since 1974," Cox said.

  16. Weather update

    BBC Weather

    Some cloud, but bright and muggy for the afternoon and evening as the temperature in Suffolk peaks at 23C (73F).

    Weather map

    It'll drop to 12C (54F) overnight with cloud and some showers on Friday. Visit BBC Weather for the full outlook.

  17. Arrest made in Ipswich park rape investigation

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A 39-year-old man's been arrested by police investigating a rape in a park in Ipswich.

    Police at Sherrington Road Park

    A 17-year-old girl said she encountered a man off Little Bramford Lane and was taken by him to Sherrington Road Park where she was sexually assaulted on Wednesday 17 June.

  18. Felixstowe's big ship capabilities

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    Barzun, the 18,800-container ship which has arrived at Felixstowe, is not quite the largest vessel to dock at the port his year.

    MSC Oscar visits Felixstowe

    In March, the world's largest container ship MSC Oscar visited.

    It has capacity for 19,224 standard containers, although it wasn't by any means full when it sailed into port.

  19. Murphy's 'insect killing challenge'

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    Staying with animals and BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy admits he had a somewhat gruesome hobby during his Ipswich childhood... of swatting billy witches - the large flying beetles also known as May bugs or cockchafers which live in sandy soils.

    Mark Murphy with tennis racquet

    "When I was a child, we used to go out and swat them with tennis racquets to see who could be billy witch champion of the evening," he said. Fortunately times have changed.

    The harmless beetles (at least to humans) usually fly at dusk and are attracted to electric/artificial light.

  20. Hedgehog rescued from railings by fire service

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    It's not just small children getting their heads stuck in railings - a hedgehog has been rescued after getting trapped in Newmarket.

    Hedgehog trapped in Newmarket

    The RSPCA and fire crews had to use specialist equipment to free it from the entrance to a housing complex on Old Station Road.

    After an overnight stay in care to ensure he recovered and was unhurt, the hedgehog was returned to the wild.

  21. Felixstowe docks: Size matters

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    The United Arab Shipping Company's largest and newest ship has docked for the first time at Felixstowe.

    United Arab Shipping Company's Barzan at Felixstowe

    The Barzan, which can carry 18,800 standard containers, arrived at one of the Suffolk port's relatively new deep-water berths.

    Clemence Cheng, chief executive at the Port of Felixstowe, said: "Our ability to handle these huge vessels will be further enhanced when the Berth 9 extension is completed at the end of the year."

  22. Community rallies after pensioner is mugged

    Haverhill Echo

    The community of Haverhill has rallied in support after a vulnerable pensioner was mugged for his pension money on Monday.

    John Clarke, 81, had his pension money snatched from his hands as he was stood outside the Post Office in the High Street.

  23. 'Completely harmless' Billy witches making comeback

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    We've been talking bugs today as billy witch beetles start to appear in the county - a sign that summer is on the way - but a bug expert from Suffolk Wildlife Trust said BBC Suffolk presenter Mark Murphy's dislike of the flying beetle, also known as a cockchafer or May bug, is a little unfair.

    Common cockchafer

    Hawk Honey, who's based at Lackford Lakes, said: "They're got very grippy claws which can get in your hair, but they are completely harmless and don't bite or sting.

    "There are not as many as there used to be, but they are making a comeback."

  24. Suffolk bidding for more mental health beds

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    Andy Goff, a children's mental health services manager at the Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: "There is going to be greater investment with another £98m nationally put into young people's mental health services."

    It follows a Berkshire mum's complaints the family is having to make a 400 miles round-trip to Lowestoft to visit their daughter in a mental health unit in the coastal town.

    Berkshire Healthcare Trust has said it is working with NHS England to develop more inpatient beds locally.

  25. Disruption on road due to oil spillage

    BBC Travel

    There is disruption in both directions on the B1438 due to a broken-down tractor and oil spillage.

    It's happened in Pettistree at the Loundham Hall Road junction.

    Visit BBC Travel for the latest.

  26. News headlines at lunchtime

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The news headlines for Suffolk on Thursday lunchtime:

    • Suffolk NHS mental health services trust says national investment should help reduce the number of patients being allocated beds out of county
    • Suffolk Police have named Janet Machon as the 79-year-old from Ixworth who died on the A143 at Pakenham yesterday
    • Three hockey players from Suffolk are due to play for Team GB against China later
  27. Varney to have rehab at Ipswich Town

    BBC Sport

    Former loanee Luke Varney will undergo rehab for an Achilles injury at Ipswich Town, following his release by Championship rivals Blackburn Rovers.

    The 32-year-old striker played 12 times for Town last season on loan, but injured himself in the play-off semi-final first leg against rivals Norwich.

    He has undergone surgery and Town are hopeful of a full recovery.

  28. Dead car crash victim named by police

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The 79-year-old woman killed in a road collision on the A143 near Bury St Edmunds yesterday afternoon was Janet Machon from Ixworth, Suffolk Police say.

    Ms Machon was driving a blue Suzuki Splash which collided with a blue Ford Mondeo.

    Police originally said the accident happened in Great Barton, but it turns out it was just over the parish border in Pakenham.

  29. Family ‘devastated’ by death of teacher

    Ipswich Star

    A teacher who had just secured a job at the Royal Hospital School in Holbrook has died following a car crash in Devon.

    The family of Charlotte Simpson described the trainee English teacher as inseparable from her sister Annabelle and adored by the children she taught.

  30. Coaches renew link at Needham Market

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Needham Market new player-coach Karl Duguid says he's looking forward to working with former Ipswich Town coach Steve Foley again.

    Karl Duguid of Colchester United, 2009

    The pair worked together at Colchester United when Duguid was just starting out in the game.

    Duguid, who made more than 500 professional appearances, said: "I've got a lot of time and respect for Steve - he was the guy who played me in every position and that 'utility man' tag helped me along the way."

  31. Lady Cecil to retire from training

    Newmarket Journal

    Lady Cecil, widow of Sir Henry, has announced she will give up training at the end of the season.

    Executors of the will of the late champion trainer are understood to be finalising the sale of Warren Place, her current training base. It is understood the yard is likely to become the property of Sheikh Mohammed.

  32. Time for a break

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    Staying with the great outdoors for a moment and I couldn't resist taking this picture for the top of our page today.

    Holbrook scarecrow

    The mawkin - an old Suffolk word for scarecrow - was sitting outside Holbrook Methodist Church during the village's Open Gardens Day a couple of weekends ago.

    We'd love to feature your photographs of the county's landscapes, wildlife and events on Suffolk Live - send us your pictures via email or to our Facebook page. Make sure to tell us a little bit about the image, we look forward to seeing them.

  33. Fact file: Historic Groton mulberry tree

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    The US ambassador to Britain has celebrated his links to Suffolk by visiting the mulberry tree planted by his ancestor in Groton, near Hadleigh, more than 400 years ago.

    Groton mulberry tree
    • The mulberry was planted by Adam Winthrop, grandfather of John Winthrop
    • John Winthrop (1568-1649) led the Winthrop Fleet which carried about 1,000 Puritans to America in 1630
    • He became first governor of the colony of Massachusetts
    • The mulberry tree was a new species in England in 1550, having recently been imported from Persia (modern-day Iran)

    Our colleagues at ITV Anglia also went along to the visit.

  34. Groton tree-planting event 'moving and inspiring'

    Linda Walker

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The US ambassador to Britain called his day of tree-planting in a Suffolk village "moving and inspiring".

    Matthew Winthrop Barzun at the Groton mulberry tree

    Matthew Winthrop Barzun planted an oak next to Groton's historic mulberry tree, which was planted by his ancestor Adam Winthrop in about 1550.

    The ambassador said: "I think about 25,000 people from Suffolk uprooted their lives and moved to the New World back when we were one country."

  35. Mid-morning news headlines

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The latest news headlines for Suffolk:

    • NHS mental health services in Suffolk say they will be bidding for a slice of £98m national funding to provide extra beds
    • A motorcyclist sustained chest and leg injuries after a collision with a car in Great Cornard last night
    • The US ambassador to Britain has planted a tree in the village of Groton, home to his ancestors
  36. Suffolk trio due to play for Great Britain

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Three hockey players from Suffolk are expected to play for Great Britain later in their third game at the World League semi-finals in Belgium.

    Harry Martin

    Harry Martin (pictured), George Pinner and Tim Whiteman will be hoping Team GB can secure their first victory after drawing their first two matches against the hosts and Ireland.

    The game against China is due to start in Antwerp at 15:00.

  37. Billy Witches show signs of summer

    Mark Murphy

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    We enjoyed lots of wildlife when the Springwatch team were at Minsmere at the start of the month and now I've seen my first billy witch of the summer in my garden in east Ipswich.

    Cockchafer at Knettishall, Suffolk

    The flying insect is also know as the May bug or Common Cockchafer and it lives on sandy heathland habitats.

    We'd love to see your photos of wildlife in the county. Send them via email, Twitter @BBCSuffolk or to our Facebook page.

  38. NHS says it's 'not uncommon' for mental health patients to travel

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The NHS mental health services trust says it's "not uncommon" for patients to be sent to units long distances from their homes due to lack of beds locally.

    Andy Goff, children's mental health services manager at the Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust, said: "NHS England commissions beds so we always aim to keep young people as close to home as possible, but sometimes we don't have any choice and they do travel round the country."

  39. Teenager hurt as motorbike collides with car

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A teenage motorcyclist has been treated for chest and leg injuries after a crash involving a car last night.

    The Suffolk Accident & Rescue Service said its paramedics attended the accident in Great Cornard, near Sudbury, at about 21:00.

    The biker was taken to West Suffolk Hospital.

  40. 'Emotional impact' on relatives of mental health patients

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    Mental health patients getting NHS beds long distances from their homes is not unusual says one Suffolk mother after a Berkshire family has spoken of their 'nightmare journey' to visit their 15-year-old daughter in Lowestoft.

    Map showing Berkshire and Lowestoft

    Ann, from a village near Ipswich, told BBC Radio Suffolk: "Our first offer for our daughter was to go to London, then Manchester and it was just chance we ended up at Colchester.

    "Other parents have had to travel all over the country and it just adds to the emotional impact on the family when you're having to travel that distance just to see your child."

  41. Family's 'nightmare' journey to Lowestoft

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A family from Berkshire is criticising a lack of mental health beds near their home which means they are having to make a nearly 400 miles round trip to visit their 15-year-old daughter at a unit in Lowestoft.

    Lowestoft sign

    Yvonne, her mother, said: "It's a real nightmare - it takes three and a half hours to drive there."

    "The unit has been good for her, but she needs home visits now."

  42. US ambassador's Suffolk origins

    Linda Walker

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The United States' ambassador to Britain has been in Suffolk planting a tree in the village where his ancestors came from.

    Groton tree-planting

    Matthew Winthrop Barzun is a direct descendent of John Winthrop - who emigrated to America in the early 17th Century from Groton, near Hadleigh.

    Mr Winthrop went on to found Boston and was governor of Massachusetts.

  43. Weather update: A dry day in store

    BBC Weather

    A dry but cloudy day with sunny spells as the temperature peaks at 23C (73F) with it staying dry into the afternoon and evening.

    Elizabeth Rizzini, BBC East weather

    Watch the full forecast from BBC Look East's Elizabeth Rizzini.

  44. Great Barton crash: 79-year-old driver dies

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A woman driver who was taken to West Suffolk Hospital after a road collision near Bury St Edmunds has died.

    West Suffolk Hospital

    The accident involved a Suzuki Splash and a Ford Mondeo at about 16:00 on the A143 at Great Barton yesterday.

    The dead woman was a 79-year-old driving the Suzuki, Suffolk Police said.

  45. Latest news headlines

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The news headlines for Suffolk so far today:

    • A family says a shortage of mental health beds in Berkshire means they're having to travel to Lowestoft to visit their daughter
    • A 79-year-old woman has died following a road collision near Bury St Edmunds yesterday afternoon
    • The US ambassador to Britain has been in Suffolk to plant a tree in memory of his ancestors
  46. Good morning from Suffolk Live

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News Online

    Hello and welcome to Thursday's Suffolk Live page where we'll have for you the latest news, sport, weather, travel for the county and much more.

    We'd love you to be part of this page so feel free to email your comments, stories and pictures to us at any time, or contact us on Twitter @BBCSuffolk or Facebook.