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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday, 7 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 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 Monday's Suffolk Live.

    We'll be back in the morning from 08:00 but in the meantime, we'd like to send our sincere condolences to the family and friends of our former colleague Bryan Knights, who died today.

  2. Bryan Knights 'was Mr Ipswich' says Simon Milton

    Former Town player and director of Academy sales Simon Milton says: "Bryan was Mr Ipswich. He was fanatical about the club.

    "When I was a player, whether we were at home or away, Bryan would be there, commentating on the game. He travelled on the team bus on occasions and was trusted and liked by the players. 

    "He was very good at his job, as well as being a big supporter of the Football Club and my thoughts go out to his family at this very sad time."

    Ipswich Town FC

    An Ipswich Town spokesperson added: "There are many people at the Football Club who know Bryan and worked closely with him in his time covering Ipswich Town. 

    "It’s very sad news and our deepest condolences go to his family and friends at this difficult time."

  3. Overnight weather: Another cold night with a widespread frost

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Further showers but becoming lighter and more isolated as the evening progresses.  

    Another cold night with a widespread frost and the risk of icy roads, especially where the showers have fallen. Lows of -2C (28F).

    Tuesday's weather map

    Tuesday will start bright and frosty, and continue dry with sunny spells, although cloud will arrive during the afternoon. Highs of 8C (46F).

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

  4. Facebook tributes to Bryan Knights

    As well as tributes to Bryan Knights from people who had sporting links with him, our Facebook page has comments too: 

    • Neil Woodward writes: Sorry to hear this !! Thoughts go out to family as Mrs Knights use to teach me at stoke high school RIP
    • Paul Hayes says: Sad news for all Town fans, RIP Bryan
    • Musa Taskin posts: I am really sorry to hear that..I use to run the cafe which was very close to BBC radio Suffolk.. I know him as a customer for many years he will be remembered. He was real gentleman...  

    You can add your comments too, either on Facebook, or by sending us an email.

  5. Overnight closures on A11

    The southbound A11 on approach to the Fiveways roundabout in Suffolk, and one lane of its northbound approach, will be closed overnight for up to three nights this week to allow for safety improvements to be carried out.

    Fiveways roundabout

    Highways England says the work, which will take place from Wednesday to Saturday, will improve safety and traffic flows by changing the road markings and signs on the roundabout and its approaches to more clearly direct traffic into the correct lanes.

    The closures will be in operation between 22:00 and 06:00 with traffic diversions via the B1107 and A1065.

  6. Bryan Knights a 'legend of a broadcaster', says BBC Suffolk editor

    The editor of BBC Suffolk, Peter Cook, has joined those paying tribute to Bryan Knights this evening saying: "He was a legend of a broadcaster.

    "Many Town fans will have grown up listening to his commentaries and he really was the voice of Ipswich Town for season after season. 

    "Away from the microphone Bryan was a warm, kind man with a smile for everyone. We'll miss him terribly."

  7. Man arrested on suspicion of arson

    A 36-year-old Felixstowe man has been arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire at Great Eastern Square in the town last month. 

    Police and fire crews were called to the blaze at The Wharf on February 24. 

    Police are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about the fire to come forward, particularly anyone who may have found discarded burnt clothing in the town that morning. 

  8. Bryan Knights 'a joy to have around... a great guy', says former Witches manager

    Chris Louis, former manager and rider at Ipswich Witches, says Bryan Knights, whose death has been announced this afternoon, was close not only to the Witches "but just about every local sporting club of different sports; that's what I'll always remember".

    Ipswich Speedway

    He added: "He was just so passionate about sport and to be able to work in it and report on it was just a bonus for him.

    "He was just a joy to have around... he was a great guy."

  9. Bryan Knights was 'Ipswich through and through', says former Town manager

    Stephen Foster

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Former Town manager George Burley says Bryan Knights, the BBC Radio Suffolk broadcaster who died today, was "Ipswich through and through".

    George Burley

    He added: "You could speak to him knowing he had the club at heart and tell him anything in confidence.

    "He really loved Ipswich Speedway [too], he loved going there, he loved his sport... it's a sad loss." 

  10. Tributes paid to BBC Suffolk broadcaster Bryan Knights

    Stephen Foster

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A former Suffolk and Essex cricketer has paid tribute to BBC Radio Suffolk sports reporter and former Ipswich Town commentator Bryan Knights, who died in Ipswich Hospital today after a long illness.  

    Bryan Knights

    Speaking to me earlier this afternoon, Ray East said: "He loved cricket and he was involved with Suffolk County Cricket Club for many many years.

    "I remember seeing him there many times reporting on the games, ringing in his report to Radio Suffolk and he'd be freezing cold but he was a stickler for detail. He loved the game, he really did."

  11. Sports broadcaster Bryan Knights dies

    Stephen Foster

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    BBC Radio Suffolk broadcaster and former headteacher Bryan Knights has died at the age of 72. He passed away in Ipswich Hospital.

    Bryan Knights

    In recent times Bryan had been dogged with ill health which curtailed his passion for covering just about any competitive sport.

    For many years Bryan commentated on Ipswich Town and reported on Suffolk Cricket matches as well as Ipswich Witches meetings.

    He also loved golf and racing.    

  12. Hammond on target twice as U21s win at Watford

    TWTD.co.uk

    Released full-back or midfielder Kyle Hammond will have impressed any watching scouts by scoring twice as Town’s U21s beat Watford 2-1 away in a game played behind closed doors at the Hornets’ training ground this afternoon.  

    Kyle Hammond
  13. Draw extends AFC Sudbury’s positive away form

    Suffolk Free Press

    AFC Sudbury extended their unbeaten run of away form in the Ryman League Division One North to 12 matches thanks to a 1-1 draw against AFC Hornchurch, while there were also victories for Stowmarket Town and Mildenhall Town.

    AFC Sudbury
  14. Driver identified after fail-to-stop incident in Haverhill

    A driver has been identified following a fail-to-stop collision in Haverhill on Friday morning and is assisting Suffolk police with their inquiries.

    It follows an incident in which a woman was hit by a small white van while on a zebra crossing.

    She was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

  15. Pringle loan to be extended but not to final date

    TWTD.co.uk

    Town boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed that Ben Pringle’s loan with the Blues will be extended from its initial month, which is up this week, through to the end of the season and the play-off semi-finals, but not the final if the Blues reach Wembley.  

  16. Mick McCarthy: Dozzell's time will come

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Teenage midfielder Andre Dozzell is once again part of the Ipswich Town squad travelling to Bolton for tomorrow night's Championship game.

    Andre Dozzell

    The 16-year-old was on Town's bench for the first time at the weekend and although he failed to make his debut it's clearly just a matter of time before he does.

    "He's in and around the squad now. He's growing up and maturing and he'll certainly end up being in the first team at some stage," manager Mick McCarthy told BBC Suffolk.

  17. Victoria Pendleton to ride at Cheltenham

    BBC Sport

    Victoria Pendleton has been given the go-ahead to ride at next week's Cheltenham Festival, just over a year after taking up the sport of National Hunt racing.

    Victoria Pendleton

    The 35-year-old double Olympic cycling champion, an honorary member of Mildenhall Cycling Club, will take part in the Foxhunters Chase on Pacha Du Polder on Friday 18 March.  

    She says she feels "blessed" to have been given the opportunity: "If I get around and complete the course, it will be like winning a gold medal." 

  18. EDF finance chief quits ahead of Hinkley Point decision

    Energy firm EDF has confirmed that its chief financial officer, Thomas Piquemal, has resigned

    Sizewell C artists impression

    He's thought to have been unhappy about the financial risks to the company, posed by its plans to build an £18bn nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset.  

    It's not known if there'll be any knock-on effect for the proposed Sizewell C development (pictured) here in Suffolk.

  19. Ipswich Town: Pringle staying until the end of the season

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town fans needn't worry about their latest goal hero leaving Portman Road any time soon, according to manager Mick McCarthy.

    Ben Pringle

    Winger Ben Pringle - who's on loan from Fulham - has scored Town's winner in their last two games, lifting them to within a point of the Championship play-off places.

    "It's guaranteed until the end of the season. We took him for an initial month but that deal had a break clause, for an international break, so we could extend it as long as we possibly could in case we get in the play-offs," said McCarthy.

  20. Lunchtime headlines: Lorry driver admits careless driving after hitting house... No chance of kerbside glass recycling, says county council

    Suffolk's main stories:

    • A lorry driver has pleaded guilty to careless driving after colliding with a house in Woolpit on Friday
    • Suffolk County Council says there's no prospect of kerbside glass recycling, because of the costs involved
    • Former Suffolk cyclist Victoria Pendleton, now a National Hunt jockey, has been given the go-ahead to ride at this year's Cheltenham Festival