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Philippa Taylor

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for Suffolk Live for another day, but don't worry, we'll be back in the morning with more of the same.

    We hope you'll join us from 08:00.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Headlines: Trial begins of man accused of planning attack on British and US military bases... Three-year-old hit by car in Felixstowe

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Our top stories:

    • A man is on trial accused of planning attack on bases, including RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall
    • A young girl is being treated in hospital after being hit by a car in Felixstowe
    • A thanksgiving service has been held for writer and broadcaster Peggy Cole, who died last month
  3. Councillors consider plans for former boatyard at Oulton Broad

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Councillors will decide this evening whether 80 flats can be built on a former boatyard and Oulton Broad Library.

    Oswalds boatyard near Lake Lothing has been derelict for some time and the plans would see it change into apartment blocks.

    The library would also be redeveloped and a new one provided on the ground floor of one of the new buildings. The plans have been recommended for approval.

  4. Thanksgiving service for Peggy Cole

    Kevin Burch

    BBC Look East

    This afternoon, I've been at St. Mary's Church in Woodbridge for a thanksgiving service for Peggy Cole.

    Peggy Cole

    The writer and broadcaster, who starred in the landmark film "Akenfield", died last month. She was 80.

    Her eldest son Ernie told me they were so proud of everything she'd achieved and surprised at how many lives she'd touched.

    "She would have loved this today," he said.  "She always did enjoy a good funeral."

  5. Overnight weather: Not as chilly as last night, but still the risk of a frost

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Cloud will increase from the west so it won't be quite as cold as last night, but there's still the chance of a frost as temperatures fall just below freezing. Minimum temperature: -2C (28F).

    Wednesday's weather map

    It'll start chilly tomorrow with some bright or sunny spells, but cloud will increase during the afternoon and there's a chance that any rain could turn wintry into Thursday. Top temperature: 7C (45F).

  6. Court told black IS-type flags found in attic of terror suspect

    Black flags with Islamic State-type slogans were found in the attic of one of two Luton men facing terrorism charges, a court has heard.

    The jury at Kingston Crown Court was told pictures on Junead Khan's phone and laptop showed him posing in front of the flags in his bedroom.

    Junead Khan and his uncle Shazib Khan, 23, deny planning to carry out terror attacks on US and British military personnel on bases in East Anglia, including RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath.

  7. Weather Watchers demonstrate their gardening skills too

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    One of the advantages of having scores of people in Suffolk signed up to be BBC Weather Watchers is the opportunity to dip into beautiful photographs of our county.

    I couldn't resist sharing these with you this afternoon.

    Composite of weather watcher pictures
  8. Girl's injuries 'not thought to be life changing,' say police after Felixstowe collision

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The injuries sustained by a three-year-old girl when she was hit by a car in Felixstowe earlier today are not thought to be life-changing or life-threatening, say Suffolk Police.

    The collision occurred in Wesel Avenue at 12:40 and the road was closed while an investigation took place, but it has now reopened.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  9. 'Life saving' World War Two watch sold at auction

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    A watch credited with saving the lives of a bomber crew during World War Two has been sold at auction for £1,700.

    Rolex watch and owner's letter

    In 1975, RAF pilot Flt Lt Vernon Wilkes, from Ipswich, wrote to manufacturer Rolex, asking if the wristwatch of "great sentimental value" could be repaired.

    He said it was the only watch on a bombing raid to have kept going in extreme weather, "thereby ensuring our survival".

  10. Leiston hoping for change of fortune at Brentwood tonight

    Tim Fenton

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Leiston will be looking to end a run of four defeats in a row when they travel to Brentwood Town tonight in the Ryman Premier League.

    The poor run of form has seen Leiston slip to eighth in the table. Brentwood are struggling in second from bottom, but have put together a run of four games without defeat. 

    Lowestoft Town, currently bottom of the National League North, are at home to third-placed AFC Fylde.  

  11. Terror suspect checked out target bases in delivery van, court told

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC Local Live

    One of two men accused of planning a terror attack on British or American military personnel drove close to US air bases at Mildenhall and Lakenheath, a court has heard.

    Junead and Shazib Khan

    Junead Khan, 25, allegedly used his role as a pharmaceutical delivery driver to prepare for attacks, alongside his uncle, Shazib Khan, 23. Both men are from Luton.

    Junead Khan had instructions for making a pipe bomb on his laptop, along with pictures of a large military-style knife, Kingston Crown Court heard. The pair deny the charges.

  12. Trial begins of man accused of planning attack at military bases in Suffolk

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The trial has begun of a man accused of planning an attack on British and US military staff at airbases in Suffolk and elsewhere in East Anglia.

    Junead Khan (right) is on trial alongside his uncle Shazib Khan

    Junead Khan, 25 (right) and his uncle Shazib Khan, 23, both from Luton, are also charged with plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

    Both men deny the charges. The trial at Kingston Crown Court continues.

  13. Travel: Slow traffic on Tom Crisp Way in Lowestoft

    BBC Travel

    Traffic is very slow and heavier than usual on the A12 Tom Crisp Way in Lowestoft, between the A1117 Bloodmoor Road and the A12 Belvedere Road junctions

  14. Town submit plans for 3G pitch

    Ipswich Town have made a planning application for a “UEFA standard 2* 3G artificial surface pitch” at their Playford Road training ground.

    Ipswich Town training cente
  15. Young girl taken to hospital after collision in Felixstowe

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A young girl has been seriously injured in a collision in Wesel Avenue, Felixstowe.

    Police say they were contacted at 12:40 to reports a little girl, thought to be around three years old, had been in collision with a Ford Fiesta.

    She's been taken to Ipswich Hospital. The road is currently closed, while police conduct an investigation.

  16. Investigation of mental health deaths in Suffolk and Norfolk to report in May

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    The NHS Trust caring for mentally ill people in Suffolk and Norfolk is to carry out an independent review of unexplained deaths.

    Woman in silhouette depicting mental health issues

    The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, which had 129 such deaths in 2014-15, has appointed Verita to examine how the deaths are dealt with.

    Campaigners have welcomed the step and the first phase report is expected by the end of May. A second phase report should be ready in the summer.

  17. Double Grammy joy for Framlingham’s Ed Sheeran

    Diss Express

    Framlingham singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran had a double success at last night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

  18. Copdock Interchange branded an 'eyesore'

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The Copdock Interchange on the outskirts of Ipswich has been named as one of a dozen "dirty" locations in the county by the Clean for the Queen campaign group.

    BC Suffolk's Matt Marvel went along to see for himself how much litter was lying around...

    Video content

    Video caption: Copdock Interchange is an 'eyesore,' says anti-litter group
  19. Afternoon weather: Dry with sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will be fine with plenty of sunshine, and a southwesterly breeze. Top temperature: 7C (45F).


    Today's photograph comes from BBC Weather Watcher 'Waveneywonders' from Bungay.

    If you're not sure what a Weather Watcher is, have a look at the website and see if you'd like to join the growing band of people helping to create a unique record of the country's day to day weather patterns.