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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 29 February 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

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 today's Suffolk Live.

    We'll be back next month with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the county.

    See you then.

  2. Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘We had our Middlesborough and Derby moment but we blew it’

    Diss Express

    I’m really pleased I’ve got the chance to write this week’s column. I’m jumping to the defence of our owner Marcus Evans.

    Zach Ward
  3. Overnight weather: Thickening cloud will bring outbreaks of rain

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Dry and cold this evening with a few clear intervals, but thickening cloud will bring outbreaks of rain from the west overnight, accompanied by strengthening winds. 

    Temperatures may briefly dip to 0C (32F) in the countryside, but rising in all areas by the end of the night.

    Overnight weather map

    Tuesday will start cloudy, wet and windy through the morning, becoming drier into the afternoon but still rather cloudy with a few showers. A top temperature of 12C (54F). 

    Get more on the forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

  4. Weapons searches in Ipswich discover a number of knives

    Jon Wright

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Suffolk police believe drug dealers and criminals in Ipswich are hiding knives around housing estates and in public places, so they can be retrieved and used at a later stage.

    Weapons sweeps were carried out in the town earlier in the month as part of Operaton Sceptre, a Metropolitan Police initiative.

    Two knives were found hidden in the Jubilee Park area of Ipswich, 15 knives were recovered from a sharps bin and a further four knives were found during a second sweep.

  5. Huddersfield 0-1 Town - Match Report

    TWTD.co.uk

    Ben Pringle’s first Town goal after 19 minutes saw the Blues to a battling 1-0 victory over Huddersfield at the John Smiths Stadium  

  6. EU referendum: Suffolk students quiz PM

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    Students from local sixth forms and University Campus Suffolk (UCS) have been putting their questions on the European Union referendum to David Cameron.

    The prime minister visited UCS on the Ipswich Waterfront earlier today.

    Video content

    Video caption: EU referendum: Ipswich students question David Cameron

    And there'll be more on David Cameron's visit in Look East, tonight at 18:30 on BBC One (East).

  7. Ipswich Town: Ex-midfielder returns to Australia

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Former Ipswich Town winger Tommy Oar has rejoined his first professional club, Brisbane Roar, on a deal until 2018.

    Tommy Oar

    The 24-year-old made just nine appearances for Town before leaving Portman Road in January, saying he'd struggled to settle in England.

    "Tommy is a quality player with a proven record in top-flight football," said Brisbane's football operations manager Craig Moore.

  8. Students get the chance to question the prime minister directly on EU referendum

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

    Students and sixth formers in Suffolk have been putting their questions on the EU directly to David Cameron, who's been at University Campus Suffolk on the Ipswich Waterfront.

    Kurt Glencastle, Frances Musson, George Burgess(L-R)

    Kurt Glencastle, 18, (pictured left) from Copleston High School, said: "[David Cameron] said he would be releasing a document that would outline... what would be happening if we did vote to leave the EU.

    "I think after that document comes out then my answer would be more certain on what way I'd be going."

  9. Oar returns to Brisbane

    TWTD.co.uk

    Former Town winger Tommy Oar has joined his former club the Brisbane Roar back in his native Australia.  

  10. John Wark a 'legend in everyone's eyes'

    A Twitter user who pitted 64 Ipswich players against one another to determine Town's greatest ever player says John Wark was a worthy winner.

    John Wark

    Renegade Statman said: "Johnny Wark is a legend in everyone's eyes at Ipswich and we were lucky to have him with us for three different spells.

    "Kevin Beattie can think himself unlucky not to progress beyond the last eight. I think the results showed the younger demographic of Twitter users - Daryl Murphy clearly had a strong vote that saw him reach the final eight."

  11. Miracle Leap Year twins celebrate first official birthday four years after birth

    Ipswich Star

    Two miracle babies born six weeks early are celebrating their first official birthday today – four years after they were born.  

  12. Hockey: Ipswich Ladies staring down the barrel

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich women's hockey players are now six points adrift at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with just three matches to play this season.

    Ipswich Hockey Club

    The Suffolk side lost 4-1 at Harleston on Saturday and will need something of a miracle if they're to avoid relegation. 

    Chloe Williams had leveled the scoreline for Ipswich before the home side scored three goals late on.  

  13. Ipswich-born Shaun the Sheep director Richard Starzak misses out on Oscar to Disney’s Inside Out at Academy Awards

    Ipswich Star

    Ipswich-born director of the Shaun the Sheep movie Richard Starzak (pictured, left) has missed out on an Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony last night.  

    Richard Starzak, Paul Kewley, Mark Burton (L-R)
  14. Charges begin for green waste collections in Waveney district

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Controversial charges for green waste collection come into force today in the north of the county.  

    Waveney brown bin

    Householders in Waveney will now have to pay £42 a year to have their garden waste collected. 

    The charge has been introduced after Suffolk County Council stopped funding districts to help make the collections.

  15. Afternoon weather: Dry and bright, with rain arriving overnight

    BBC Weather

    There'll be some decent spells of sunshine in many parts this afternoon. With winds lighter compared to recent days, it'll feel a little more pleasant if you're out and about. Top temperature: 7C (45F).

    Get more on the forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

    Claydon

    BBC Weather Watcher "Happy Haze" has taken this image in Claydon today.

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  16. Mid Suffolk District Council leader says precept rise 'tough decision to take'

    Diss Express

    Band D taxpayers in Mid Suffolk will see an increase in their council tax bill of just under 6p after the district authority set their budget for 2016-17.

    Derrick Haley
  17. Ipswich Town: Bialkowski set to scoop player award

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski is the red hot favourite to be named as Ipswich Town's Player of the Month for February.

    Bartosz Bialkowski

    The 28-year-old's been in exceptional form since replacing the injured Dean Gerken and has arguably been Town's man-of-the-match in their last four games.

    "I'm fortunate I've got two great goalkeepers," said manager Mick McCarthy. "Both have been excellent when they've been in and both have lost their places through unfortunate circumstances, but they continue to perform when they get in."

  18. Prime minister tells students: 'Put the EU referendum date in your diary'

    Students at the European Union Q&A session in Ipswich have been reminded of the importance of voting in the EU referendum, BBC Suffolk's political reporter Vikki Irwin says.

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  19. 'It's worth being in the EU', prime minister tells students in Ipswich

    David Cameron tells students at a Q&A session at University Campus Suffolk that membership of the European Union is "worth it".

    He told the audience that "17% of Cambridge University's budget comes from the EU".

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