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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 7 September 2015
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for Suffolk's live coverage for Monday

    Live updates for Suffolk have finished for today, but we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

    Sudbury fire

    We'll leave you with another image of the fire which destroyed two buildings in Sudbury town centre last night.

  2. Suffolk's overnight weather: Mainly dry and chilly in places

    BBC Weather

    It'll be mainly dry overnight,with variable amounts of cloud.

    Overnight weather map

    Some clear spells are possible, mainly in northwestern areas towards Brandon, where it may turn chilly with some mist forming. There may also be the odd spot of drizzle in any thicker cloud.

    Minimum temperature: 11C (52F).

  3. Second arrest over Exning Primary School arson

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A second teenage girl has been arrested on suspicion of arson, following a fire at a school in Exning on Friday morning.

    Exning Primary School

    The 17-year-old was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where she'll be interviewed officers in connection with the blaze at the school in Oxford Street.

  4. Courts Live: That's the end of our coverage

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    And with that, proceedings in court three at Ipswich Magistrates ended for the day.

    I hope you've enjoyed the insight into the workings of Ipswich Magistrates court, that we've brought you during the day  

    I'm heading back to BBC Suffolk.

  5. Courts Live: 'Community penalty' for man found guilty in domestic assault case

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    A 33-year-old man found guilty of one assault on his partner has been told by Ipswich Magistrates he will be sentenced to a community penalty.

    He had also already admitted another assault when he threw some keys over his shoulder and they hit her.

    The details of his community sentence will be given to him at Bury St Edmunds magistrates later this month and he was free to walk from court, while the woman told magistrates she had no objections to him visiting her house in Ipswich.

  6. Courts Live: Neither defendant arrived with a solicitor for today's trials

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    In both trials at Ipswich magistrates today, neither defendant arrived with their own solicitor.

    When a witness needed to be questioned by the defence, the court had to find a local barrister who could attend court, so that the witness was not questioned directly by the defendant.

  7. Courts Live: Verdicts returned in domestic assault case

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Magistrates in Ipswich have returned their verdicts on a domestic assault trial case.

    A 33-year-old man has been found guilty of one assault when he "brushed" past his partner to try and reach his children to take them with him as he left their house.

    He has been found not guilty of another assault on her and of assaulting her son who got a finger trapped in the kitchen door after it was "flicked" shut by the defendant.

    The bench has retired again to consider its sentence.

  8. Sudbury Fire: Rescued woman describes heat 'coming up through the floor'

    Jon Wright

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A woman rescued from a second floor flat in last night's devastating fire in Sudbury has spoken of the moments before a surge of flames burst out of the building.

    Christina Deke

    "I could see that it was getting bad, then I was thinking... anything could happen, it might even collapse and I'd go down into the fire because I could feel the heat coming up through the floor as well," said Christina Deke.

  9. Suffolk Fire Service describe Sudbury blaze as 'incredibly challenging'

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Yesterday evening's blaze in Market Hill Sudbury has been described as "incredibly challenging" by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service.

    Sudbury blaze

    Chief Fire Officer Mark Hardingham said "Fires of this scale are not a common occurrence but nonetheless the response from the service was excellent. 

    "The task now is to work with our colleagues in Suffolk Police to investigate the incident and if possible find a cause.”

  10. Suffolk's late headlines: Second arrest in Exning arson... Praise for emergency services who dealt with the Sudbury fire

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The stories that continue to make the news:

  11. Courts Live: Magistrates about to deliver verdict on alleged assault case

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    The bench is about to return in the trial of a man who denies assaulting his partner and her six-year-old son at the flat where they all lived.

    Magistrates in Ipswich have been out for about 30 minutes.

    The defendant was allowed to leave the courthouse for an e-cigarette while he waited.

  12. Courts Live: Speeding offence heard... speedily

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Alongside the two longer trials Ipswich magistrates have been dealing with today, a speeding offence trial was over within 15 minutes. 

    A 39-year-old man was accused of driving 5mph over the 30mph speed limit on Tuddenham Road in the town.

    He contested it and the magistrates accepted evidence from his garage that his speedometer was inaccurate.

  13. Courts Live: Ever wondered why artists draw impressions of court hearings?

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Both courts one and three at Ipswich Magistrates' have quite large damp patches on the walls.

    I'd love to be able to take photos, but the law prohibits any photos inside a courthouse in England.

    This is why you see artists' impressions of court hearings, but there are no artists here this afternoon!

  14. Courts Live: Magistrates consider verdict on alleged assault

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    The trial of a man accused of assaulting his partner and her six-year-old son is close to finishing at Ipswich Magistrates' Court.

    Everyone who was meant to take part has turned up and the 33-year-old man in the dock has represented himself when being examined by the prosecution.

    Magistrates have retired to consider their verdict.

  15. Courts Live: Defendant still being questioned in alleged assault case

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    The defendant in an assault trial has said he flicked a kitchen door shut and it caught a six-year-old boy's finger.

    The 33-year-old has no counsel representing him at Ipswich Magistrates Court, although a barrister was appointed on his behalf when the female alleged victim was questioned.

    The defendant has been answering questions for 37 minutes.

  16. Greater Anglia warns of cancellations between Ipswich and Peterborough

    Greater Anglia tweets of cancellations on the Ipswich to Peterborough line.

  17. Courts Live: Witness finishes giving evidence in assault case

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    The only witness in this afternoon's trial at Ipswich Magistrates' Court has finished giving evidence.

    A 33-year-old man from Ipswich denies assaulting her and her son at their home.

    Magistrates have retired to consider the evidence, after the woman answered questions for an hour.

  18. Suffolk Police share photograph of A12 crash vehicle

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Suffolk Police tweet a photograph of a BMW hit by a recovery truck which failed to stop, on the A12 at Capel St Mary on Saturday.

  19. Courts Live: Magistrates shown photograph of alleged child assault injury

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Ipswich Magistrates have been shown a photo of a six-year-old boy's bruised hand after a kitchen door was closed on it.

    A 33-year-old man denies assaulting the boy and his mother.

    The mother said she asked the defendant to leave the home as the arguments escalated.

  20. Courts Live: Defence barrister in demand

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    An usher at Ipswich Magistrates has just come in to court three to see if the defence barrister could attend another of her cases in court one.

    The justices' clerk in court three said that would be impossible as they were in the middle of a trial and it couldn't be interrupted.

  21. Suffolk's afternoon headlines: Post-fire meeting takes place in Sudbury Ipswich Magistrates court coverage continues

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Here are our top stories:

    • A public meeting's taking place in Sudbury following yesterday's major blaze
    • Our coverage of proceedings at Ipswich Magistrates courts continues
    • Lowestoft Town manager 'embarrassed' by latest loss
  22. Courts Live: 'Access to justice should remain local' - Bury St Edmunds MP

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    As well as the court in Lowestoft, the magistrates' court at Bury St Edmunds is also under threat, with the local MP joining the campaign to fight for its future.

    Jo Churchill

    Jo Churchill says: "My absolute priority is that access to justice remains local. It is also clear that the current building is expensive to run and the service not used to optimum efficiency."

  23. Courts Live: Another domestic violence trial

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Proceedings in courtroom three at Ipswich Magistrates have resumed for the afternoon with another domestic violence trial. 

    A 33-year-old man from Ipswich denies charges of assaulting with a woman and a boy. 

    The woman has turned up in court but says she has retracted her statement in which the allegations were made.

  24. Courts Live: The impact of funding on the efficiency of Suffolk's courts

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    We told you earlier that it's taking longer and longer for cases to be dealt with at our magistrates courts.

    Mildenhall magistrates court

    So what’s causing things to slow down? Funding cuts have been a factor: Nationally, the Crown Prosecution Service’s budget has been cut by 30% in the last five years and it has lost nearly 3,000 staff.

    Locally, towns such as Sudbury and Thetford (in Norfolk) lost their courts in 2011 and, before that, Mildenhall (pictured), Haverhill and Newmarket suffered closures.

  25. Courts Live: Addition to original court list

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Ipswich magistrates have heard an additional case, a breach of bail conditions of a young man.

    His trial date was set for 21 October before magistrates in Bury St Edmunds, and he was released on bail on condition he did not contact his mother in Haverhill.

  26. Courts Live: Conditional discharge for 'offensive language' case

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    We're back at Ipswich Magistrates' Court now, where the case of a 55-year-old woman who used offensive language to neighbours in Glemsford and to police has been dealt with in courtroom three.

    The defendant, who now lives in Norfolk, was given a conditional discharge which means she faces no further action as long as she stays out of trouble for six months in her case.

  27. Lowestoft manager 'embarrassed' by FC United loss

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    After a 4-1 home defeat to FC United of Manchester at the weekend, Lowestoft Town manager Ady Gallagher questioned both the fight and the honesty of his players, who have now failed to pick up a home win since the opening day of the season.

    Football in net

    "There was clearly more fight in the dugout today than in some areas of the pitch," said Gallagher, who is set to make changes ahead of the forthcoming visit to Stalybridge in the National League North. 

    "I need to find players who have got the ability and desire to react."

  28. Fen Tigers Chairman to make changes after latest Speedway loss RUN PM

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Mildenhall Speedway Chairman Kevin Jolly was as outspoken as ever after the Fen Tigers loss at home to Birmingham Brummies yesterday, which secured the National League title for the West Midlands side.

    Kevin Jolly starts Speedway race at West Row

    "We fell apart again," he said. "I'm not sure if the riders are losing concentration or interest but I already know who I want back next year and who I don't."

  29. Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service assist at Sudbury fire

    Cambs Fire & Rescue tweet photogrpahs of their equipment in use in Sudbury.

  30. Weather update: Small chance of an afternoon shower in the east

    BBC Weather

    Mainly dry day with some sunny spells. There is a small chance of seeing the odd spot of light rain in the cloudier east.  

    Afternoon weather map

    Top temperature 16C (61F)

  31. Sudbury Fire: Helpdesk opens to support those affected

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Babergh Council has opened a helpdesk at Sudbury Town Hall, to give support and advice to those who've been affected by the fire. It's thought about 20 people have been left homeless.

    Sudbury Fire Scene with fire service

    Simon Barrett, a councillor, believes the impact of the fire could be felt for years: "I mean the experience of Bury St Edmunds with Cupola House has taken a long time to get back on its feet again.

    "These buildings are a similar sort of age and as you can see and smell they are timber framed and that's the trouble."

  32. Mildenhall Fen Tigers 'fall apart' at home

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Suffolk Speedway fans had hoped that Mildenhall might spoil the party yesterday and prevent Birmingham Brummies from being crowned National League Champions, but after an encouraging start at West Row, the Fen Tigers familiar problems resurfaced.

    Speedway at West Row

    Despite a double figure score from skipper Dan Halsey, Mildenhall lost 47-42 to the West Midlands side and Chairman Kevin Jolly knows his riders now face a challenge to avoid ending the campaign with the wooden spoon. 

    "Until recently I was hopeful we could finish in the top 4 but that isn't going to happen now. We're good one minute and dreadful the next and the boys need to battle hard now to avoid finishing bottom. Let's see how proud they are in the coming weeks," Jolly said.

  33. Courts Live: St Edmundsbury council offers magistrates a home

    Kate Arkell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    In Bury St Edmunds, the borough council has already offered its own buildings to house court services if the current court building is no longer fit for purpose.  

    Bury Magistrates Court

    John Griffiths, the leader of St Edmundsbury Council, says he finds it "astonishing" that the courts closure is being considered, especially because it's a rural area and getting to Ipswich for a hearing could be an "incredibly difficult challenge" for some.

    He's urging local people to join in the consultation process with evidence of the damage the closure of Bury Magistrates Court could do to local justice.

  34. Suffolk's lunchtime headlines: A public meeting is called following Sudbury fire... and we report on a day at Ipswich Magistrates Court

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Here are the top stories we're looking at this lunchtime:

    • A public meeting's being held this afternoon following the major fire in Sudbury
    • Suffolk Live is following proceedings at Ipswich magistrates court today
    • Victim Support say delays in court hearings are "tough for victims"
  35. Courts Live: Magistrates in Court One hear one case and go to lunch

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    The only trial heard at court one at Ipswich magistrates this morning took 1 hour 50 minutes to be heard - and it was dismissed at 11:50.

    Most of the time was spent in discussions between the Bench, Crown Prosecution Service and the defendant about whether two witnesses, having been summonsed to appear, would turn up.

    The witness service had tried to call for them this morning, but after their no-show the prosecution had no evidence to offer.

    The magistrates in courtroom one have now gone to lunch and will return at 14:00.

  36. Courts Live: Defendant in 'dismissed' case finds process 'very frustrating'

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    The defendant whose trial at Ipswich magistrates' court was dismissed after witnesses failed to turn up left the court complaining about it being a "waste of time" and was advised not to say any more by the chairwoman of the bench.

    The 46-year-old man denied causing £80 of criminal damage to a plant pot and the prosecution said a car had been driven at the front door of a house in Ipswich and called it a domestic violence case.

    David Allen, appointed by the court to represent the defendant, said: "My client has found the whole process very frustrating."

  37. Courts Live: Case thrown out against defendant

    The case against a 46-year-old man accused of criminal damage and using violence to enter a property has been thrown out by magistrates in Ipswich. 

    Two witnesses in the case failed to appear at his trial, despite being asked to attend on 21 August. 

    As a result the prosecution could offer no evidence and magistrates dismissed the case.

  38. Courts Live: Further delays due to lack of witnesses

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Magistrates have returned to the Ipswich courtroom to hear the trial of a 46-year-old man who denies using violence to enter a property and criminal damage. 

    The defendant has returned, but two witnesses summonsed to appear in court have failed to turn up. 

    After 15 minutes of barristers outlining the issue, magistrates have again left the court to consider what to do next.

  39. Courts Live: Victim Support say delays are 'tough for victims'

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Quote from Victim Support
  40. Courts Live: Case relating to a light on a moped referred to Norwich magistrates

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    While we've been waiting for the criminal damage trial to resume, Ipswich magistrates have dealt with another case. 

    It involved a 19-year-old man from Aldeburgh and a fine issued over a light not working on a moped.

    His case will now be heard by magistrates in Norwich in October.

  41. Courts Live: How delays have lengthened at Suffolk's courts

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Although Suffolk is one of the fastest counties in the region at dealing with magistrates’ court cases, it’s not as quick as it was.

    In 2011, it took on average 17 days from a case first being listed to being dealt with by magistrates.

    By last year, that figure had risen to just under 20 days. And during the first part of 2015, it had risen even further to 22.7 days.

  42. Courts service 'sorry' for delay and say they are working to reduce them

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Paul Harris, delivery director at Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service, has told the BBC he apologises for the "distress" caused by delays, but added they are are "working very hard to reduce those delays".

    Courts and Tribunals Service banner
    Quote Message: "We are bringing in new arrangements to reduce that distress with people not having to go to court at all but use video conferencing, etcetera. We are doing a lot of work to make things better." from Paul Harris Delivery Director at Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service
    Paul HarrisDelivery Director at Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service
  43. Courts Live: Witnesses failure to arrive on time holds up hearing

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    The justices' clerk has again rung the witness service to find out if the witnesses in a criminal damage case will be turning up in court today.

    A 46-year-old man is waiting at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court to see if his trial will go ahead.

    Even if the witnesses do arrive at court in Ipswich, there may not be enough time left for the trial this morning and they'll have to adjourn to another day.

  44. Courts Live: Who makes the decisions?

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    In case you've not been in a magistrates' court, it is rather different from what you may have seen on television. 

    Interior of a magistrates court

    Decisions are made by a bench of three magistrates, who are volunteers who hear cases in courts in their community.

    They are not legally trained, but instead are advised by a legal adviser (the justice's clerk), who doesn't make any decisions but is legally qualified.

  45. Courts Live: Half an hour stretches to 45 minutes and still nothing happening

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    As we approach 45 minutes with nothing happening in courtroom three at Ipswich Magistrates' Court, the usher has been telling me that Monday is not usually a busy day.

    Two courtrooms are being used, the other one is usually for first appearances of people who have been arrested over the weekend.

    I may go to sit in that court if nothing happens here soon.

  46. Courts Live: Statistics on magistrates cases in the eastern region

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Graphic showing statistics for magistrate cases
  47. Courts Live: Half an hour with nothing happening

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    While nothing is happening in the current case, the justice's clerk, who advises the magistrates on the law, has left the courtroom to deal with someone complaining about a fine.

    We've now spent half an hour in courtroom three with nothing happening.

  48. Courts Live: Lowestoft MP campaigns 'vigorously' to keep it open

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The Waveney MP is "vigorously" opposed to the loss of the magistrates' court in Lowestoft - one of those earmarked for closure under a consultation announced by the Government in July.

    Lowestoft Magistrates' Court
    Quote Message: The proposed closure of Lowestoft Magistrates' Court would make it very difficult for many people in North Suffolk to access justice. If the court’s work is transferred to other courts, people in Lowestoft, the market towns and the rural areas will face considerable challenges in getting to court. In an area where wages are generally low, the poorest and most vulnerable will be most at risk.” from Peter Aldous Conservative MP for Waveney
    Peter AldousConservative MP for Waveney
  49. Courts Live: Defendant describes case as 'a waste of money'

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    A defendant from Ipswich charged with criminal damage and using violence for the purpose of securing entry into premises left the magistrates' court complaining the case was a "waste of money".

    He's waiting outside until the magistrates, who've left the courtroom while the situation is sorted out, return to the court.

    Nothing has happened in court for 10 minutes now while we wait to hear from the witness service.   

  50. Latest Suffolk headlines: Demolition work begins in Sudbury... A helpdesk opens to support victims

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The stories making the news so far today:

    • Demolition work is under way on buildings in Sudbury damaged by fire last night
    • Meanwhile a helpdesk has opened at Sudbury Town Hall to support people affected by the blaze
    • Proceedings have begun at Ipswich Magistrates Court, which we'll report on during the day
  51. Courts Live: First case for Ipswich magistrates

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Court three at Ipswich Magistrates is now sitting for the first case of the day.

    A 46-year-old man from Ipswich has pleaded not guilty on 17 June to criminal damage to a plant pot valued at £80 and using violence to gain entry to a house.

    There is legal argument over witness statements and, after five minutes, the bench has retired to consider its decision as they attempt to make progress.

  52. Courts Live: Suffolk newspaper campaigns for courts to stay open

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    The East Anglian Daily Times has launched a campaign to fight against moves to close the courts in Bury St Edmunds and Lowsestoft, saying the county's legal system would be seriously damaged.

    The newspaper says the court closures would mean Suffolk would be one of only six counties in the UK to operate with single magistrates’ court, while  Norfolk would have three courts and Essex four.

    The campaign has been backed by Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner who told the newspaper:

    Quote Message: “It is completely unacceptable. The people at the Ministry of Justice have got to understand Suffolk is a very big rural area and access to justice should not be the preserve of those who are well-off, privileged or the comfortable." from Tim Passmore Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner
    Tim PassmoreSuffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner
  53. A day at magistrates' court in Ipswich

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    I'll be bringing you live updates from South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich to see how quick or slow the wheels of justice are moving.

    It follows a BBC report which has found cases are taking longer to get through the courts than four years ago.

    Today's court list features defendants charged with criminal damage, assault, speeding, driving while not wearing a seat belt, benefits offences and non-payment of a fine.

    Ipswich Magistrates Court
  54. Courts Live: Suffolk a victim of its own success?

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Suffolk magistrates are dealing with cases from across the border in Essex in a bid to help clear a backlog there, a BBC Radio Suffolk investigation has found.

    In Essex, it takes an average of 75 days to get cases listed and a further 24 to get them dealt with.

    For Suffolk, however, it takes roughly half that, leading to some cases being moved here instead.

  55. Sudbury Fire: Scene like 'war image'

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    "It does look like those images from the war, when a bomb has landed on a building" - that's the reaction of the South Suffolk MP to the scene in Sudbury this morning after a major blaze in the town last night.

    Friars Street junction

    James Cartlidge saw the fire at its height last night, and returned to the scene this morning: "There are still firefighters up on the aerial vehicle and the one thing I must say, people think we take them for granted.

    "I was watching them last night standing on that thing, firing all that water into it. That's a brave thing to do, it takes a lot of courage and I think they did bring it under control in reasonable time given the sheer power of the fire."

  56. Sudbury Fire: How the blaze was fought

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    It's thought the fire started in a shop and quickly spread to neighbouring buildings.

    Sudbury Fire at night

    People in the flats above had to escape the flames and 20 people were moved out of their homes.

    Suffolk's Assistant Chief Fire Officer Dan Fearn, says the fire developed very quickly as they were rescuing the casualty from the second floor: "This meant a change of direction as far as operations for us but we safely rescued the person before we changed our tactics to more of a defensive to protect our firefighters."

  57. Sudbury Fire: The woman who raised the alarm

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The woman who raised the alarm last night when she saw the early signs of the blaze in Sudbury town centre was Carly Ashdown.

    Carly Ashford

    She told the BBC: "There were people in the flats above - that was the scariest thing, looking out the windows, sort of just staring at us and we both shouted up to them and said: 'Get out, get out, there's a fire'.

    "One of the ladies disappeared from the window, another lady said that she couldn't get out because the smoke had already got up the back passage she was supposed to vacate, and she couldn't get out, she was trapped."

  58. Travel: Disruption in Sudbury as Friars Street is closed

    BBC Travel

    The B1115 Friars Street in Sudbury is closed between the Market Hill junction and the Station Road junction, because of the fire which destroyed two buildings last night.

  59. Suffolk's early headlines: Fire destroys two buildings in Sudbury... Waiting times increase in the county's magistrates courts

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Here are the stories leading the news this morning:

    • A huge fire in Sudbury has destroyed two buildings in Market Hill
    • There's been an increase in waiting times at magistrates courts in Suffolk
    • A teenage girl has been questioned on suspicion of arson after a fire at a school in Exning
  60. Sudbury Fire: Scene is still 'very dangerous' says Fire Service

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Demolition work is under way in Sudbury this morning, at the scene of yesterday evening's massive blaze on Market Hill.  

    Sudbury fire

    Station Commander John Illingworth, of Suffolk Fire Service, says they're having to take parts of the buildings down to avoid an "uncontrolled collapse".

    "We've got areas of the building that are still burning so to get to it we're having to pull away some of the brickwork so that this doesn't spread to adjacent properties," he said.

  61. Monday's weather: Chilly at first with sunny spells to follow

    BBC Weather

    It's a chilly to start in clearer parts of the west but soon warming up, then a mainly dry day with some sunny spells

    Weather map

    Sunshine will tend to turn hazier through the afternoon. 

    Maximum temperature: 16C (61F). Watch the full forecast with Kate Kinsella.

  62. Good morning: Join us for a special edition of Suffolk Live

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Welcome to Monday's Suffolk Live.

    We'll be looking at two main stories from across the county today:

    Sudbury Fire 1