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  1. Updates on Tuesday, 1 March 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for Tuesday's Suffolk Live

    We're signing off now, but we'll be back bright and breezy from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Weather: Showers spreading in and temperatures dropping overnight

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a dry evening with clear spells for many. However there will be some showers feeding in from the northwest overnight. 

    It will be colder than previous nights, with winds freshening from the west. 

    Minimum Temperature: 3C (37F). Check the forecast for your part of the county here.

  3. Victim hopes ex-teacher gets life sentence for sexual abuse

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    One of the victims of indecent assault from ex-teacher John McKno said he hopes he "gets a life sentence and rots there".

    Mckno, 70, of Alby in Norfolk, admitted nine sexual offences at three schools in Suffolk, Devon and Worcestershire and is due to be sentenced later this month.

    One of his two Devon victims, now aged 52, said: "It's not anger, it's just relief more than anything. I know I can close the box and sleep well at night."

  4. Report on Alton Water death will be published by end of April

    Jon Wright

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    BBC Suffolk has been told a report into an open water death in the county last year will be published by the end of April.

    Alton Water

    Matt Dunnett, 22, drowned at Alton Water last June.

    Nick Shelton, from Anglian Water, said: "One death in our reservoirs is one too many, our target is zero. We've commissioned a report from ROSPA, the experts on preventing accidents and we're awaiting the results of that study."

  5. What is nitrogen dioxide?

    We've been speaking about the amount of nitrogen dioxide found in Suffolk, but what exactly is the gas?

    • Nitrogen dioxide is a brown gas, with the chemical formula NO2
    • It is released into the atmosphere when fuels such as diesel or natural gas in a domestic central heating boiler are burned
    Woman with inhaler
    • There is evidence that high levels of NO2 can inflame the airways in our lungs and, over a long period of time, affect how well they work. People with asthma are particularly affected
    • The concentration of NO2 is measured in micrograms in each cubic metre of air (µg m-3). A microgram (µg) is one millionth of a gram

    Source: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  6. Man remembers abuse at hands of teacher

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    One of the five victims of sexual abuse at the hands of an ex-teacher at schools in Suffolk, Devon and Worcestershire says he was "scared, kept myself to myself and shut my mouth".

    Statue of Justice

    John McKno, 70,from Norfolk has admitted nine sexual offences at Ipswich Crown Court, including indecent assaults and a rape at Kesgrave Hall between 1986 and 1989.

    A 52-year-old man, who was at Beam College in Devon when he was indecently assaulted, said it "ruined my childhood and my trust of teachers".

  7. West Ham confirm Ford signing

    West Ham have confirmed the signing of former Town academy striker Sam Ford, following his release by the Blues.  

    Sam Ford
  8. Secondary schools confirm places for next September

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Parents across Suffolk are finding out today whether their children have been accepted for their first-choice secondary school from September.

    School places graphic

    Gordon Jones, the county councillor responsible for education, said: "We use published criteria to decide priority for places, so the process is fair and clear.

    "When a parent’s preference is refused, we will put their child’s name on the waiting list for that school automatically and tell them how they can make an appeal, should they wish to do so."

  9. Bail for former teacher who admitted sexual assaults against children

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Suffolk Police says the man who admitted nine sexual assaults against children at three schools, including the former Kesgrave Hall boarding school near Ipswich, has been released on bail pending sentencing at the end of March.

    John McKno denied three further charges, and these will remain on the court file.

  10. 'Greatest ever player' for Ipswich Town divides opinion

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    We brought you news yesterday that John Wark had been voted Ipswich Town's greatest ever player in a competition run by Twitter user Renegade Statman, and asked for your thoughts on the subject on our Facebook page.

    John Wark

    Here are some of the responses we received, showing that opinion is somewhat divided:

    • Jonathan Kerry: Kevin Beattie gets my vote
    • Christopher Day: And you can't forget the dutch masters murhen and thijjssen
    • Paul Sermons: There's too many to just pick one player and for all different reasons, but I have always admired Terry Butcher. A great servant to club an country and a gentleman on and off the pitch.
    • Robert Laight: Jonny Wark
  11. BBC Weather Watchers: Send a report wherever you are!

    BBC Weather Watchers

    From today you are able to post your Weather Watchers reports from anywhere in the country, as BBC Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood explains.

    Video content

    Video caption: Carol Kirkwood explains the new BBC Weather Watchers feature
  12. A look back at the low times in David Ruffley's career

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    David Ruffley's conviction today for drink-driving is not the first time the former MP for Bury St Edmunds has made the headlines in a way he wouldn't have chosen.

    David Ruffley
    • In July 2014 Ruffley announced his resignation after being arrested and accepting a police caution for assaulting his former partner
    • In June 2010 he suffered "minor injuries" after being hit by a train at Victoria railway station
    • In 1997 a local newspaper reported that he'd been caught for speeding, just 12 days after becoming an MP
  13. Former MP for Bury St Edmunds admits drink-driving

    Cleah Hetherington

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A former MP for Bury St Edmunds has been banned from driving for two years after pleading guilty to drink-driving.

    David Ruffley

    In addition to the ban, David Ruffley received a community order which means he has to carry out 80 hours of supervised, unpaid work within 12 months. 

    At Westminster Magistrates' Court, he was also made to pay a £60 victim surcharge and £85 costs.

  14. Councils respond to nitrogen dioxide levels

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Suffolk Coastal District Council says it's looking at a special project to reduce levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air on the A12 at Stratford St Andrew.

    Stratford St Andrew

    The area is one of those highlighted in research by the BBC, which shows parts of Ipswich, Sudbury, Felixstowe and Newmarket also have illegally-high levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air.

    Ipswich Borough Council says work on the Travel Ipswich scheme should improve traffic flow, and help reduce the problem.

  15. Afternoon weather: Rain clearing to drier and brighter conditions

    BBC Weather

    Rain will clear away this afternoon, with drier conditions spreading from the west. There may even be some bright or sunny intervals, although it will turn colder as the day progresses. 

    Top temperature: 11C (52F).

    Bury St Edmunds

    Today's image comes from the appropriately named BBC Weather Watcher 'Rainy Ray', in Bury St Edmunds.

    You can join in by becoming a weather watcher - check out the website to find out more.

  16. Ipswich boss may loan out more youngsters

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Mick McCarthy says he would not stand in the way of more of his younger players going out on loan, if it is a worthwhile move for them and Ipswich Town.

    Matt Clarke

    Defender Joe Robinson joined Woking last week, while the likes of Matt Clarke (pictured) and Josh Yorwerth are already plying their trade temporarily elsewhere. 

    "I won't go touting my younger players around, but if somebody wants to give me a call about one - then of course I will listen", McCarthy told us.

  17. Latest headlines: Judge warns former teacher of 'significant' jail sentence... Nitrogen dioxide levels 'illegally high' at several Suffolk locations

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The main stories from Suffolk:

    • Former teacher John McKno has been told he faces a "significant jail sentence" after admitting nine counts of sexual assault against boys at three schools, including one near Ipswich
    • Illegally-high levels of nitrogen dioxide have been found at 23 locations in the county
    • Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he may loan out more youngsters if it's a worthwhile move for them and the club
  18. Walsham-le-Willows in Friday Night Six-Pointer Action

    Walsham-le-Willows are inviting any Town fans who fancy taking in a game on Friday evening to their Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division relegation six-pointer against Thetford Town at Summer Road (KO 7.45pm).  

  19. BBC Weather Watchers: Send a report wherever you are

    If you're one of the thousands of people across the East of England that have signed up to be a BBC Weather Watcher, you can now send a more detailed - on the spot - "nowcast", to report what you're seeing.

    Carol Kirkwood explains...

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    Video caption: Carol Kirkwood explains the new BBC Weather Watchers feature

    And if you fancy becoming a BBC Weather Watcher and joining in the nation's favourite conversation, you can sign up for free on the website. We'll feature some of your pictures later.

  20. 'Thick skinned' Emma ready for new challenge at Ipswich

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town have hired their first ever female academy coach at the club and Emma Manning has told us she can't wait to get started in the role.

    Emma Manning

    The Suffolk FA Ladies team manager, 29, prefers to see her appointment as a massive opportunity rather than a landmark for the female game. 

    "You have to be thick skinned to be in this environment as it is quite male dominated," Manning said. "But once you show what you can do you earn respect in that way."