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Summary

  1. Aerobatics pilot who died in a plane crash 'had heart problem'
  2. MP says ambulance service is 'shifting in the right direction'
  3. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Friday

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By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's ir from Local Live for today. We'll be back in the morning again from 08:00.

    Looking forward to seeing you then. Have a good evening.

  2. Fundraiser for Air Ambulance nears target

    Jon Wright

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A Suffolk drummer who says the East Anglian Air Ambulance saved his life when he had a heart attack while playing golf at Stoke by Nayland several years ago, hopes a gig later this month will help him complete his fundraising target.

    Air ambulance

    Sandy Sutherland plays with the Martells, who are appearing at Kesgrave social club on 26 March.

    He says when they did the first one it was a great night: "We set a target of £20,000 so hopefully this year will take us to the 20,000 which would be fantastic."

  3. Town defender Christophe Berra receives Scotland call-up

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra has been named in the Scotland squad ahead of a friendly with the Czech Republic later this month.

    Gordon Strachan and Christophe Berra

    The 31-year-old has won 32 full international caps to date, scoring three goals for his country in the process. 

    While Berra could feature in Prague on 24 March, he has not been named in the squad to face Denmark the following Tuesday.

  4. Overnight weather: Staying dry with the chance of a frost

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Staying dry this evening and overnight. There's chance of a frost and some mist and fog patches developing towards the end of the night. Lows of -1C (30F).

    Friday's weather map

    There'll be a touch of frost at first tomorrow, but mist and fog patches will lift to bring another dry day with sunny spells and patchy cloudy. Highs of 9C (48F).

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

  5. Delays westbound on A14 at Copdock

    BBC Travel

    The exit slip road off the A14 westbound is closed at J55 (A1214 Copdock) and there are long delays, because of a broken down lorry. Congestion goes back for five miles, to J57 (A1189 Nacton).

  6. Save the date for the piggy parade

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The Pigs Gone Wild interactive trail around Ipswich, which is being brought to the town by St Elizabeth Hospice and Wild in Art, will start on 27 June.

    Pig at Suffolk Show

    The 40 pigs, which will be dotted around the town and the waterfront for 10 weeks, were chosen to "celebrate Suffolk's rich agricultural heritage".

    Organisers say it will be the biggest mass participation public art event Suffolk has seen and will attract thousands of tourists.

  7. Traders welcome reopening of Lowestoft South Beach

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Sixteen months after work began to repair the South Beach at Lowestoft, the £3.5m project has been completed.

    BBC Look East's Alex Dunlop was there for the reopening.

    Video content

    Video caption: Lowestoft South Beach reopens after 16 months of repairs

    You can see more in Look East from 18:30 tonight.

  8. Murphy and Skuse could return at Cardiff

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town could have both striker Daryl Murphy and midfielder Cole Skuse available for selection at Cardiff at the weekend.

    Daryl Murphy

    Murphy (pictured) has missed the past two games with a calf problem, while Skuse has not featured in over a month because of a foot injury.

    Manager Mick McCarthy told BBC Suffolk: "I've spoken to the two of them and both are very optimistic that they'll be ok for Saturday."

  9. Anyone know why there's been a plague of gnats in Wyverstone?

    Pam Desmond tweeted this picture this morning:

    Flies in Wyverstone
  10. Ipswich Town: Skipper praise for keeper Bialkowski

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers has praised the form of goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski who's in the running to be named as the Championship's player of the month for February tomorrow.

    Bartosz Bialkowski

    The Pole's been in exceptional form since replacing the injured Dean Gerken at the start of last month, keeping clean sheets in two of his last three games.

    "Bart's been there when he's need to be," Chambers said. "He's had to wait his turn with Gerks having done so well for us, but he's come in and grabbed his opportunity with both hands, so fair play to him."

  11. Video of yesterday's stormy seas at Aldeburgh

    We brought you news a little earlier of the collapse of the sea wall between Aldeburgh and Slaughden.

    Here's a chance to see how bad conditions were for the Aldeburgh Coastguard Rescue Team:

    Video content

    Video caption: Ferocious seas lash Aldeburgh coast
  12. Pupils interview Kellie Bright on School Report Day

    Ormistone Denes Academy in Lowestoft is one of the schools in Suffolk taking part in this year's BBC News School Report Day.

    Here's a clip from an interview some of the School Reporters have done with Kellie Bright, of EastEnders and Strictly Come Dancing fame:

    Video content

    Video caption: Kellie Bright speaks to Ormiston Denes Academy for School Report Day
  13. Official reopening of Lowestoft South Beach

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The South Beach at Lowestoft is being officially reopened today, following a £3.5m refurbishment.

    Rocks arrive on Lowestoft beach

    The extensive repair work began in October 2014.

    Our picture shows a delivery of rock arriving from Norway in July last year.

  14. Afternoon weather: Sunny spells in places

    BBC Weather

    There'll be sunny spells in places this afternoon, but it'll feel a bit chilly on the coast in the north-easterly winds. Top temperature: 10C (50F).

    Great Bealings

    BBC Weather Watcher Remraf has provided today's picture.

    You can find out more about being a weather watcher by taking a look at our website.

  15. Lunchtime headlines: Cancer patient told her tumour could be unique within the UK... Lowestoft South Beach officially reopens

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A round-up of Suffolk's main stories:

    • A woman from Ipswich has been told she may be the only person in the UK to be diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer
    • Lowestoft's South Beach is being officially reopened after a £3.5m refurbishment
    • Martin Daniels, whose father Paul has been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour, says he'll honour a commitment to perform at Beccles Public Hall at the end of the month
  16. Play-off semi-final dates set

    TWTD.co.uk

    The Football League has confirmed the dates of the Championship play-off semi-finals.  

  17. Breast cancer patient may be only one in the UK with specific type of tumour

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The lead breast cancer surgeon at Ipswich Hospital says the incredibly rare form of breast cancer found in one of her patients has only been presented a few times in literature, saying: "It happens once in a career that you come across something like this."

    Ipswich Hospital

    Keshini Thurairaj, from Ipswich, had previously had two biopsies which came up negative, before she had the lump removed and it became clear it was more serious. The hospital has yet to identify the exact type of cancer.

    Surgeon Caroline Mortimer said: "It's one of those unusual cases where biopsies are tricky, challenging, and often come up with the wrong result because of the reaction the body's made around it. Keshini may be the only person in the UK to have been diagnosed with this particular form."

  18. 'The show must go on' for Paul Daniels's son

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A performance by Martin Daniels at Beccles Public Hall at the end of March will go ahead "come what may", the event co-ordinator has said.

    Martin Daniels

    Sue Bergin confirmed that Daniels will still come to Suffolk on 26 March, despite his father Paul being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.

    The team at the Hall say they're very grateful to Martin for going ahead with his comedy show, "in these extremely tragic and difficult circumstances".

  19. You need to register if you want to vote

    It may be a couple of months until May, but if you want to vote in the forthcoming elections, then you need to register by Monday 18 April to take part, the electoral commission says.

    Ballot box

    To register to vote you can visit the website.

    And if you're unsure as to whether you're registered or not, or want to find out more about voting and taking part in the elections, then visit the voter information website.