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Summary

  1. Sixty jobs are to go in Newmarket with the closure of electronics firm GE Aviation
  2. Four primary schools near Saxmundham are facing uncertainty or closure
  3. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Andrew Woodger

All times stated are UK

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  1. Live coverage across the day

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    That's it from Suffolk Live today. 

    We look forward to seeing you again at 08:00 on Monday. In the meantime, you can get in touch by emailFacebook or Twitter.

  2. Neil Warnock regrets not managing Ipswich Town

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ahead of Rotherham's visit to Ipswich tomorrow, Millers manager Neil Warnock has said one of his regrets in football is missing out on a chance to manage the Blues.

    Neil Warnock

    "I had an opportunity once and thought I would get the chance but then they went for Roy Keane so I was disappointed," Warnock said. 

    "It's a really good club and a good area and Mick McCarthy has done a fabulous job without spending a fortune."

  3. Shameless Sport Relief run plug

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    I'm one of four staff based at BBC Suffolk running six miles in Ipswich for Sport Relief on Sunday.

    My fundraising page can be found here... and follow these links for Jon Wright, Kate Arkell and Isaac Chenery if you'd like to sponsor us.

    Sport Relief run, Ipswich, 2008

    The organisers provide a sweepstake page for each runner and my colleagues in the office have put money on me running it in a range of times from 50 minutes to 90 minutes.

    I'll let you know how we got on on Monday...

  4. 'International importance' of derelict boatyard redevelopment

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

    Community and heritage projects at a derelict Woodbridge boatyard will be of "international importance", according to a local town councillor.

    Paul Weston Architect/Curry-Hyde LLP

    FW Properties is spending £10m turning the Whisstocks site into apartments, commercial premises and buildings for the Woodbridge Riverside Trust, where it will build a replica Anglo-Saxon ship.

    Councillor Kay Yule said: "They've already got tie-ups with the National Trust and it's really exciting, not just for Woodbridge but the whole district."

  5. Headlines: £10m boatyard project under way... 80 jobs created in Brandon

    Guy Campbell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The headlines for Suffolk:

    • Work on a £10m project to redevelop a derelict boatyard in Woodbridge is under way
    • Holiday park homes manufacturer The Omar Group is creating 80 jobs in Brandon
    • Mick McCarthy expects a "scrapping" performance from visitors Rotherham tomorrow, managed by his former team-mate Neil Warnock
  6. Forecast: Cloudy overnight... brighter spells on Saturday

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight will be cloudy with patchy light rain or drizzle possible, with temperatures falling to 2C (36F).

    BBC Weather

    Saturday morning will be similar but some bright or sunny intervals may develop for the afternoon, with temperatures reaching highs of 9C (48F), although cooler along the coast.  

    For more, visit BBC Weather.

  7. Sport Relief runs and swims across Suffolk

    Sport Relief

    As well as the one, three and six mile runs in Ipswich on Sunday, there are many other Sport Relief events taking place across the county:

    • Runs in Lowestoft, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Hartismere, Eye, Otley, Stradbroke, Newmarket, Felixstowe, Brandon, Haverhill, Aldeburgh and Thorpeness
    • Swims in Hadleigh, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Sudbury, Stradbroke, Woodbridge, Felixstowe, Haverhill, Newmarket, Leiston and Bungay
    • And, further afield, there is a cycling event in Norwich
    Sport Relief run, Ipswich, 2008

    Visit Sport Relief to find out more details.

  8. Community boating trust welcomes beginning of £10m riverside project

    The Woodbridge Riverside Trust is welcoming the start of work on the £10m redevelopment of a boatyard that has been derelict since 1990.

    Whisstocks Boatyard

    The developer is creating new apartments and commercial premises, but also providing a boatshed for heritage projects, such as the building of a replica Anglo-Saxon vessel.

    Malcolm Hodd, one of the trustees, said: "Having negotiated for four years for our own community Longshed and use of the existing public space and waterfront, we now look forward to developing our projects."

  9. Ipswich boss relishing Warnock touchline tussle

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    They were teammates nearly 40 years ago at Barnsley, and Mick McCarthy (back row, left) and Neil Warnock (front row, second left) have locked horns as managers on numerous occasions.

    Barnsley team photo 1977/78 season

    Tomorrow the pair will go head-to-head once again at Portman Road as Warnock brings his relegation-battling Rotherham team to Suffolk. 

    "Their form has been good under Neil and he's got them scrapping," McCarthy said. "We could still go up and they want to stay up, so both teams have plenty to fight for."

  10. Talks with Trotter sold Ipswich to Feeney

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town loanee Liam Feeney says his Bolton teammate and good friend Liam Trotter (pictured) helped convince him about moving to Suffolk.

    Liam Trotter

    Trotter was an FA Youth Cup winner with the Blues and made 26 appearances for the first team between 2006 and 2010. 

    "I picked his brains on the drive down here," Feeney said. "He filled me in about all the good things about the Town and told me how nice it is down here."

  11. Ipswich gearing up for Sport Relief runs

    Sport Relief

    Hundreds of people are getting ready for the Sport Relief Mile in Ipswich on Sunday, although you can actually run three or six miles as well.

    Sport Relief Run, Ipswich 2008

    Sport Relief activities begin today and run across the weekend.

    This photo from our archives shows dart player Bobby George (centre) getting the 2008 Sport Relief run under way at Portman Road in Ipswich.

  12. Whisstocks Boatyard transformation 'complete by spring 2017'

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    BBC Suffolk's Facebook page has video of work getting under way at the derelict boatyard in Woodbridge which is getting a £10m makeover.

    Whisstocks Boatyard

    FW Properties is building flats, commercial premises, restaurants, space for the Woodbridge Museum and an area for a community heritage boating project.

    The Whisstocks Boatyard site has been derelict since 1990.

  13. Feeney can provide Ipswich Town with 'creative spark'

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town supporters will be hoping that new loan signing Liam Feeney can bring some creativity into the team between now and the end of the season. 

    Liam Feeney

    Despite still being in the play-off picture, the Blues' performances have been criticised at times in recent weeks, with many fans bemoaning a direct and long-ball approach. 

    "My game is about getting the ball and running at people," Feeney said. "I'll be looking to be creative and get shots off and provide assists."

  14. Ipswich Witches: Risager to miss 'a few weeks'

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Witches rider Morten Risager faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury in last night's defeat to Scunthorpe Scorpions.

    View more on twitter
  15. Who were Wilson, Keppel and Betty?

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Alan Stafford's biography of British music hall act Wilson, Keppel and Betty may have won a prize, but who were they?

    This British Pathe film on YouTube will remind or enlighten you.

    Wilson and Keppel

    Ipswich author Stafford has won the Diagram Prize for oddest book title after he came up with Too Naked For The Nazis - a comment on the German high command's view of Wilson and Keppel's hairy legs.

  16. Work getting under way on £10m waterfront development

    The £10m redevelopment of a derelict boatyard is beginning on the River Deben in Woodbridge.

    Video content

    Video caption: Work begins on £10m Woodbridge Whisstocks development.

    FW Properties is behind the scheme at the the former Whisstocks site, which will feature apartments, townhouses, restaurants and shops and community facilities for a museum and community boathouse.

    This slideshow has images of the yard as it is and artist's impressions of how it should look when it's finished next year.

  17. Forecast: Drizzle continues overnight

    BBC Weather

    Cloudy and drizzly into the evening as temperatures dip to 3C (37F) overnight.

    BBC Weather

    Saturday will be more of the same in the morning with brighter spells in the afternoon.

    Visit BBC Weather for more.

  18. Glue-eating dog 'regains' his normal appetite

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    A dog which had to have an hour-long operation to cut open his stomach to remove a large ball of glue is back home.

    Marley the glue-eating dog

    Marley, a seven-month-old cocker spaniel from Hitcham near Stowmarket, ate a tube of expanding adhesive which congealed with his food into a 6ins (15cm) diameter ball.

    A spokeswoman for Dick White Referrals vets in Cambridgeshire said he had "regained his full appetite - he just needs to be a little more discerning about his snacks".

  19. In the news: Kate opens new charity shop, author wins 'odd title' prize and dog in glue-eating ordeal

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

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