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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday, 10 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 18:00 on Thursday

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By Kate Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for Wednesday

    That's all folks, we'll be back tomorrow, first thing to bring you more news, sport, weather and travel. Catch you then.

  2. Ipswich Hospital junior doctor 'can't understand attitude of health secretary'

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A junior doctor at Ipswich Hospital says he can't understand the attitude of Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over the dispute about pay and working conditions. 

    Picket line at Ipswich Hospital

    Michael Whittier, on the picket line at Ipswich Hospital,said: "My concern is that he (Mr Hunt) has an agenda; he has a political agenda. It's not 100% clear what that is."

    Mr Hunt said: "We now have solved nearly every area of outstanding disagreement with the BMA (British Medical Association); there's just the one issue about pay rates for Saturdays."

  3. Rugby union: Struggling Bury focusing on positives

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds director of rugby Gavin Hogg says his players need to concentrate on what they've been doing well if they're to end their current slump.

    Gavin Hogg

    The Wolf Pack will head into this weekend's home match against Clifton having lost their past five in National League Two - a run that's seen them tumble to 12th in the table.

    "We've spent this week really trying to build up the confidence of the players and demonstrating to them a lot of the good things we've done over the past three or four games," Hogg said. "It's just been small margins that have seen us come out on the wrong side of a few of those games."

  4. Wrap up warm, because it's going to be cold tonight

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening will be a fine but chilly end to the day, with temperatures falling away overnight, bringing frost and possibly some icy patches.

    Weather graphic showing map for 1500 GMT Thursday

    Tomorrow will be cold and frosty, with the risk of some icy patches first thing.

    Most places will see a fine day with sunny spells, just the small chance of an isolated shower. It'll feel chilly despite the sunshine, with highs of 7C (44F).

  5. MP urges Cambridgeshire businesses to lobby for merger with Norfolk and Suffolk

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    The Mid-Norfolk MP has entered the debate over devolution for East Anglia by asking business leaders in Cambridgeshire to lobby the county council to join the bid being proposed by Norfolk and Suffolk.

    George Freeman  is concerned that if Cambridgeshire doesn't link up to its surrounding counties, the "massive potential" which the east has to offer could be lost.

    Cambridgeshire turned down the offer to form a combined authority last month.

  6. Committee 'warmly received' brewery application, says Tolly developer

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    An exciting phase to breathe new life into the disused Tolly brewery in Ipswich could get under way by the autumn.

    The disused brewery as it stands

    Clive Thompson, of developers Pigeon Investments, said: "The Ipswich Borough Council planning and development committee warmly received the proposal and have unanimously given the green light to go ahead."

    Proposals include developing the derelict Victorian brewery into 222 apartments, a 300-seat auditorium and to re-site the town's transport museum, as well as having space for a small retail unit.

  7. Concerns over scheme to build 475 new homes at Sproughton

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Controversial plans to build 475 homes at Sproughton, close to the A14, have been approved by Babergh District Council.

    Babergh District Council meeting

    The scheme was rejected last year, but today it was backed, despite some opposition.

    One local told BBC Suffolk she was concerned about noise, traffic, and potential flood risk, while another described the district council as being "at war" with the parish councils, "who are the residents who vote and pay for them".

  8. Drink-drive limit debate: 'Anything' to reduce road collisions figures will benefit

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The man in charge of roads policing in Suffolk has fallen short of calling for a zero tolerance approach to drink driving, after suggestions the alcohol limit could be lowered in England, as it was in Scotland.

    Car keys by a glass of whisky

    Insp Julian Ditcham said: "Anything to assist us in reducing fatal road traffic collisions has got to be of benefit.

    "The issue comes the day after, when are you legally allowed to drive. Some countries make it law to have your own devices to test yourself, so there's loads of variations of things that can be done."

  9. Suffolk football to embrace the sound of silence

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The touchlines and dugouts at many local football matches will be quieter than usual during the Suffolk FA's second 'silent weekend' of football. 

    Bury Town colts take part in Silent Weekend

    Around 600 teams, including the Bury Town Colts (pictured), will be taking part in the event which puts an emphasis on allowing players to make their own decisions without direct instruction.

    "It's about letting the players play," said Mike Phillips, who is leading the event for Suffolk FA. "It’s amazing to see what the players can come up with when they are given free rein."

  10. Borough council confirms Tolly brewery plans approved

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    Ipswich Borough Council has confirmed the Tolly Brewery plans have been given the go ahead, subject to conditions.

    Tolly Brewery from across the water

    The multimillion-pound redevelopment was discussed at the town's development and control meeting this morning. A spokesperson said the meeting had reported the positive vote for the development to go ahead.

    Clive Thompson, from Pigeon Investments, told us earlier that work on 222 apartments and a 300-seater auditorium could start as early as the autumn.

  11. Second time lucky for Sproughton house plans

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    Plans for 475 new homes close to the A14 at Sproughton have been backed by Babergh District Council.

    Babergh District Council planning committee meeting

    The application for houses near the Holiday Inn and Copdock roundabout was refused in November, but during the meeting a councillor was passed a note, which is against the rules.

    A new planning committee met earlier and approved the plans.

  12. BreakingHousing development approved for Sproughton

    An application for 475 new homes close to the A14 at Sproughton has been backed by Babergh District Council.

  13. Bin artist's work a hit online

    The work of a former motor trader turned graffiti artist has proved a hit online.

    As reported in the EDP, Brett Day, from Beccles, has seen videos of his spray paint art on wheelie bins shared thousands of times on Facebook.

    Mike Liggins went to meet him.

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    Video caption: Artist Brett Day's bin work a hit online
  14. Rugby union: Bury aiming to turn a corner

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds players are heading into a series of games that should give them a chance to climb up National League Two, according to their director of rugby.

    Gavin Hogg

    The Wolf Pack are 12th in the table after five straight defeats, but Gavin Hogg told BBC Suffolk: "We're very confident that if we get one win under our belt we can turn the corner very quickly.

    "There's certainly a run of games now in February and March, and even into April, that allows us to be very competitive - everything is in our hands."

  15. Projects in Diss Express area to get second chance of National Lottery funding

    Diss Express

    Newly-revealed figures show more than £1.8m of National Lottery funding was given out across South Norfolk last year.

    In Mid-Suffolk the figure was £760,000 and in Breckland £1.4m. The grants boosted arts, sports and heritage projects alongside community groups helping those most in need.

  16. Suffolk's Reece Topley in England T20 squad

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Former Hadleigh bowler Reece Topley's been named in the England squad for the World Twenty20 in India next month.

    Reece Topley

    The 21-year-old - who plays his county cricket for Hampshire - is currently part of his country's one-day side that's playing in South Africa.

    England start their tournament against the West Indies on 16 March.