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  1. Closing headlines for Tuesday, 19 January 2016
  2. Suffolk County Council expected to cut hundreds of jobs as it looks to save money
  3. A public inquiry into plans for 200 new homes in Framlingham is to begin, with residents voicing concerns

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By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for Tuesday's Suffolk Live. 

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 bringing you reaction to tonight's FA Cup Third Round Replay between Portsmouth and Ipswich Town.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Five face no further action in stabbings inquiry

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Five people arrested and bailed in connection with two stabbings in Leiston have been told they will face no further action.


    Suffolk Police had been questioning them after a 26-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were treated for injuries in hospital.

    The force said the investigation was still open.

  3. Overnight weather: Fog and isolated wintry showers possible

    BBC Weather

    It'll be cold overnight with some isolated showers possible. Some freezing fog is likely, becoming locally dense. Minimum temperature: -1C (30F).

    Overnight weather map

    It will remain cold tomorrow, with the freezing fog gradually clearing. Any showers should die out with some bright or sunny breaks likely.

    Top temperature: 5C (41F).

  4. Suffolk bowls champion is 'a delight to play with'

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Katherine Rednall, of Baylham near Ipswich, has tasted success at the World Indoor Bowls Championship for the second time.

    Katherine Rednall

    The 20-year-old and Darren Burnett won the mixed pairs event earlier after defeating Alex Marshall and Julie Forrest in two sets. 

    "Katherine has played well in every game and it's been a delight to play with her," Burnett told BBC Sport.

  5. Your comments: New 'Welcome to Ipswich' signs

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    We gave you a preview yesterday of the new 'Welcome to Ipswich' signs that are awaiting approval from the Department for Transport.

    Here are some of the opinions that you've shared on our Facebook page:

    • Jane Cawston says: "Why not a picture of the waterfront and bridge! Or the old barge in the port!!"
    • Paul Nixon writes: "Cheap and tacky they looked like they were knocked up in a primary school"
    • Andrea Shaw: "What on earth?"
    Welcome to Ipswich sign
  6. Local residents welcome news of Blundeston Prison sale

    Guy Campbell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    People living close to a former prison in north-east Suffolk say they're pleased it's been bought by a local developer.

    Blundeston Prison

    Blundeston Prison, which closed in 2013, has been bought from the Ministry of Justice by Lowestoft-based Badger Building for £3m.

    Speaking about Stephen George, the company's managing director, Graham Wade, chairman of Blundeston Parish Council, said: "Hopefully he'll abide by the guidelines laid down by Waveney Council, which I feel sure he will."

  7. Stowmarket’s Katherine Rednall wins World Mixed Pairs title

    Bury Free Press

    Stowmarket’s Katherine Rednall and her pairs partner Darren Burnett have won the Mixed Pairs title at the Just Retirement World Indoor Bowls Championships.

  8. Police's 'pro-active day of disruption'

    Richard Daniel

    BBC Look East

    Police have been out on the A14 and A140 in Suffolk today, targeting criminals using the county's roads.

    Video content

    Video caption: Police's 'pro-active day of disruption'

    "Operation Platoon" was a multi-agency operation which involved the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and HM Revenue and Customs, as well as other organisations.

  9. Bury Town game OFF, but Needham still ON

    Bury Free Press

    Bury Town’s scheduled home game with Thurrock tonight has been postponed following a pitch inspection this afternoon, while Needham Market’s clash with VCD Athletic is set to go ahead.

  10. Boy 'serious but stable' after being hit by a car

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A boy who was taken to hospital by air ambulance yesterday after being hit by a Ford Escort in Lowestoft is in a "serious but stable" condition, Suffolk Police says.

    The 10-year-old sustained a fracture to his lower leg in the incident, which happened at about 15:45 close to the St Peters Street/Rotterdam Roundabout.

    He is currently being treated at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

  11. Second World Indoor title for Katherine Rednall

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Suffolk's Katherine Rednall and Darren Burnett have won the Mixed Pairs title at the World Indoor Bowls Championship.

    Katherine Rednall

    They beat Alex Marshall and Julie Forrest in two sets in Hopton-on-Sea (11-5, 14-9).

    It is Rednall's second triumph at Potters, having won the Ladies Matchplay title at her very first attempt in 2014.

  12. Stonewall names Suffolk as the UK's most gay-friendly police force

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Suffolk Police has been named as the UK's most gay-friendly constabulary.

    Force HQ

    In an annual survey by the campaign group Stonewall, it was named the best force in the country for homosexual or transgender employees.

    Suffolk County Council also features at number 78 in a list of the 100 most inclusive employers in Britain.

  13. Travel: One lane blocked on A14 eastbound at Woolpit

    BBC Travel

    One lane is blocked on the A14 eastbound at J47 (A1088 Woolpit) because of an accident involving a car in the central reservation.

  14. Afternoon weather: Mainly dry but feeling very cold

    BBC Weather

    Most places will stay dry with just a few patches of cloud, but it will feel very cold, despite light winds. Top temperature a chilly 3C (37F).

    Sudbury weather picture

    This photograph of the outskirts of Sudbury was taken by BBC Weather Watcher Philly V.

    Check out the website if you'd like to know more about being a Weather Watcher.

  15. Lowestoft building firm buys former Blundeston Prison

    Guy Campbell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The former Blundeston Prison, which closed in 2013, has been sold to a local homes builder, in a deal worth £3m.

    Blundeston Prison

    Lowestoft-based Badger Building, which completed the purchase of the site on Friday, is now appealing for people to get in touch with ideas for what they'd like to see built on the site.

  16. Busy night for Suffolk's local league football teams

    Tim Fenton

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Needham Market will be trying to build on Saturday's much needed win over Leatherhead when VCD Athletic visit Bloomfields in the Ryman Premier Division. That victory ended a run of four straight defeats for Mark Morsley's side.

    Elsewhere Bury Town entertain Thurrock United in the Ryman Division North.

    Three Suffolk clubs are also in action in the Thurlow Nunn League: Felixstowe & Walton face Kirkley & Pakefield while Stowmarket host Diss.

  17. Your comments: Reaction to RAF Mildenhall announcement

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Here are some of the comments posted on our Facebook page about the plans for the RAF Mildenhall site to be used for housing, once the USAF leaves in 2022:

    • Nic Simpson writes: "Mildenhall and surrounding towns and villages will be decimated"
    • David Woodruffe says: "Put a decent road link to the M11 and and fast train service then use it as an airport. Must be better than expanding Heathrow"
    • Ray Gil posts: "What's the point of building 100's of homes in an area that is losing its biggest employer, and with no prospect of getting businesses either, without the base Mildenhall is dead"
    Aircraft at RAF Mildenhall
  18. Fortuna Blues on Life's a Pitch

    The Fortuna Blues made their now regular pilgrimage to Portman Road for Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Preston North End and prior to kick-off they were amongst the guests on BBC Radio Suffolk’s Life’s a Pitch