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  1. Updates on Thursday, 11 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for Thursday's Suffolk Live.

    We'll be back in the morning at 08:00 to keep you up-to-date with what's happening across the county.

    We hope you'll re-join us then.

  2. Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy: 'QPR game was carnage'

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town are struggling for numbers ahead of Saturday's match at Bristol City with Cole Skuse, Ryan Fraser, Luke Hyam and Giles Coke all on the treatment table.

    Mick McCarthy

    Midfielder Skuse will be missing for at least a month with a foot injury, while on-loan winger Fraser could be out for two months after tearing his hamstring at Loftus Road last weekend. 

    "The injuries to Ryan and Cole are real problems," manager Mick McCarthy said. "We're still not sure about Luke and Giles also injured his knee at QPR. That game was carnage really."

  3. Overnight weather: Turning quite chilly with the risk of frost and icy patches

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Clear intervals this evening with cloud increasing later in the night, bringing the risk of some showers. They may be wintry, increasing the risk of icy patches if they fall on freezing ground. Minimum temperature: 2C (36F).

    Overnight weather map

    Friday will start cold, with a few brighter intervals later. Top temperature: 6C (43F).

  4. PoW camp violin 'sings out at you'

    A violin made by a German soldier at a prisoner of war camp has been played for the owner for the first time since its restoration.

    Professional violinist Jonathan Morton played part of the theme from Goldberg Variations by JS Bach to David Powell, whose parents were given the violin by an officer in 1945.

    Video content

    Video caption: The sound of a violin found at a PoW camp and restored "sings out at you"
  5. 'False alarm' over unexploded grenade report

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    We understand that Back Hamlet has now reopened in Ipswich, with police saying reports of the discovery of an unexploded grenade were a false alarm.

  6. Travel: Four vehicle collision causes delays on A12 at Copdock

    BBC Travel

    One lane is closed and there's queuing traffic on the A12 around J33 (A1214 Copdock) because of a broken down vehicle and a crash involving four vehicles.

  7. Sudbury’s Belle Vue House to be knocked down

    Suffolk Free Press

    Belle Vue House in Sudbury will be knocked down after a preferred buyer for the 19th Century house and the adjacent former swimming pool site was identified by Babergh District Council's strategy committee, who voted in favour of its disposal. 

    Belle Vue House campaigners
  8. Young child in 'critical condition' following A12 crash

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A young child is in a critical condition in Ipswich Hospital, following a crash on the A12 at Martlesham this afternoon.

    Police were called just before 14:00 to reports of a two-vehicle collision on the southbound carriageway, between the Tesco and BT roundabouts. The child, thought to be aged between one and two years old, was taken to hospital by ambulance.

    The road remains closed while an investigation gets under way, Suffolk Police says.

  9. Suffolk County Council 'delighted' with Ofsted report

    Suffolk County Council's cabinet member for education says he is "absolutely delighted" that Ofsted gave the council a "good" rating for its children's services

    Gordon Jones

    The regulator praised the council's "ambitious and well-articulated vision", and said there had been "substantial improvement" to services for looked after children since 2010.

    Councillor Gordon Jones said: "This achievement is testament to the work and commitment of all our staff and the support they receive from local community partners who share our drive and focus."

  10. Exclusion zone in Ipswich because of 'unexploded grenade'

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    An Army bomb disposal team is on its way to Ipswich, following the discovery of what's thought to be an unexploded grenade on land between UCS North Campus and Alexandra Park.

    Police have put in a 50 metre exclusion zone and Back Hamlet is closed between the junctions of Duke Street and Devonshire Road.

    Members of the public are advised to avoid the area until the issue is resolved.

  11. BreakingDiscovery of what's thought to be a grenade closes Fore Hamlet westbound in Ipswich

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    More details shortly.

  12. Team effort in assisting casualty on boat in Lowestoft

    Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service posted these photographs from an incident in Lowestoft yesterday on its Facebook page.

    The service said: "We worked alongside our colleagues from Norfolk Fire and Rescue, and East of England Ambulance Service HART Team to successfully remove the casualty from a difficult area. 

    "Thank you to all involved." 

    Rescue at Lowestoft
  13. Two people released on police bail following Sudbury ram raid

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Two people arrested in Essex in connection with a ram raid at a garage in Northern Road, Sudbury, on Tuesday morning have both been released on bail, to return on 12 April.

    They are a 27-year-old man from London, and a 25-year-old woman from Benfleet.

    The machine was empty at the time.

  14. Martlesham crash latest: Child taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries

    Steve Martin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A child has been taken to Ipswich Hospital by road ambulance with life-threatening injuries following a collision involving two vehicles on the A12 at Martlesham.

    The A12 is closed southbound.

  15. Soldier who restored violin was one of thousands put to work in Britain during World War Two

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    We brought you the story earlier of the restoration of a violin, which had been made by a German soldier at a prisoner of war camp during World War Two.

    The violin was made by a German soldier, one of thousands who came to Britain during the war.

    PoW centre in Colchester
  16. 'Wrong decision' to close Lowestoft court

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    The Conservative MP for Waveney says it is the "wrong decision" to close Lowestoft Magistrates' Court.

    Peter Aldous

    Peter Aldous said there had been "compelling evidence" from local users of the court, one of scores around the country set to close, to remain open.

    "With the current emphasis on localisation and devolution, their views should have been accepted and I am concerned that the closure will compromise access to local justice for the most vulnerable in society," Mr Aldous said.

  17. Pringle to the rescue for Ipswich Town?

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that he hopes to add Fulham midfielder Ben Pringle to his squad before Saturday's match at Bristol City.

    Ben Pringle

    The 26-year-old's expected arrival on a short-term loan would provide some relief, following injuries to Cole Skuse, Luke Hyam, Ryan Fraser and Giles Coke.

    Pringle has made 18 appearances for Fulham this season, but has not featured for the Cottagers since December.

  18. Severe disruption after crash on A12 at Martlesham

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    Police say there's been a serious crash between two cars at Martlesham, between the Tesco and BT roundabouts on the southbound A12.

    The road is closed as an investigation is under way. The crash happened at about 13:45.

    Traffic is being diverted via Eagle Way.

  19. Breaking'Serious' road crash in Martlesham

    There has been a "serious" road crash on the A12 at Martlesham, police say.

    More to follow.