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Summary

  1. A man in his eighties has died and another is seriously injured in a bungalow fire in Ipswich
  2. A van driver has been airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital following a two-vehicle collision on the A12 at Wrentham
  3. Midfielder Kevin Bru is a doubt for Ipswich Town's trip to Wolves on Saturday
  4. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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

    We're signing off now but worry not, we'll be back in the morning bringing you the usual news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00.

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  2. Overnight weather: Rain at first, becoming drier later

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Turning a little cloudy with the risk of a shower this evening and for the first part of the night, but drier later with clear spells which will allow temperatures to drop close to freezing in places. 

    Lows of 0C (32F) under clear skies.    

    Thursday's weather map

    Thursday will again start mostly fine, with a chance of showers later.

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

  3. Leiston transgender woman speaks out, in the hope of helping others

    Linda Walker

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A transgender woman, from Leiston, says she wants to highlight the difficulties she's experienced in her journey to become a woman in the hope it helps others.

    Jennifer Jo Lees

    Jennifer Jo Lees, who used to be Mark, has secretly dressed as a woman in the past, but gave up when her family found out.

    She says: "I got loads of stick and grief in Leiston. I was taunted, had my name called out to me in the street, really making my life a hell."  She's now been living full-time as a woman for two weeks.

  4. Early evening headlines: Motorcyclist killed in Ipswich collision named... A12 reopens at Wrentham

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Our final look at Suffolk's top stories for today:

    • The motorcyclist who died in Tuesday's fatal collision in Ipswich has been named as 42-year-old Duane Cook of Kings Way in the town
    • The A12 has reopened after a lengthy closure at Wrentham following an accident between a van and a double-decker bus early this morning
    • Ipswich Town U21s beat Crewe Alexandra 402 at Playford Road
  5. New date for Bury-Sudbury A134 derby after U-turn left ‘nasty taste’

    Bury Free Press

    The second instalment of the West Suffolk A134 derby between Bury Town and AFC Sudbury will take place in two week’s time today (March 30), on Wednesday, April 13 (7.45pm).

    James Baker and Ollie Canter
  6. Travel: Fuel spill causes problems on A12 at Martlesham

    BBC Travel

    The A12 is partially blocked in Martlesham and there's queuing traffic in both directions on the A1214 junction, because of a broken down lorry and a fuel spillage.

  7. Returning Patterson on target as U21s beat Crewe

    TWTD.co.uk

    Goals from Monty Patterson, back after seven months out injured, Myles Kenlock, Conor McKendry and schoolboy striker Charlie Brown saw Town’s U21s to a 4-2 victory over Crewe Alexandra at Playford Road this afternoon.  

    Monty Patterson
  8. Communities secretary says 'devolution won't be forced on anyone'

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    East Anglian devolution will not be forced on anyone who doesn't want it, according to Communities and Local Government Secretary Greg Clark who has been visiting the region today.

    Greg Clark MP

    But Mr Clark, who was looking at proposals for a new garden town for Wisbech, also suggested the scheme, which has a lot of local support, would happen more quickly if devolution was in place.

    His plans to give Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire extra powers and a directly elected mayor have come in for criticism since they were announced a fortnight ago.  

  9. Cap on Broads windpump taken off for repairs

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The cap on Horsey windpump has been successfully removed, despite blustery conditions earlier, and will now be sent to a millwright in Suffolk for repair.

    Horsey wind pump

    The pump, owned by the National Trust, was built in 1912 to help drain land near the Norfolk Broads. 

    Harsh weather and water leaks have caused timber to rot on the 15m (49ft) high landmark's cap and beams. The sails were removed two years ago.

  10. Motorcyclist named following fatal Ipswich collision

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The motorcyclist who died following a collision in Ipswich yesterday has been named as Duane Cook, 42, of Kings Way in the town.

    Police were called at about 16:15 to reports of a collision between a Yamaha motorcycle and a Honda car.

    Despite efforts to save Mr Cook, he died at the scene.

  11. Tributes paid to ‘real club man’ John Roper

    Haverhill Echo

    A well-known figure in the Haverhill football community has died after a battle with cancer.

  12. Man has skull fractured in Stowmarket assault

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A man has been left with a fractured skull as well as swelling and bruising to his face following an assault in Stowmarket on Monday night, Suffolk Police says.

    The 21-year-old was assaulted by two males in an alleyway off Needham Road, between 20:50 and 22:30. It's thought he was knocked unconscious and when he came round, his bag containing a phone, wallet and other items was missing.

    He was taken to Ipswich Hospital where he was x-rayed and treated for his injuries.

  13. A12 reopens after lengthy closure

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Suffolk Police have just announced that the A12 has reopened after this serious crash this morning:

    Video content

    Video caption: A12 Wrentham crash: Man airlifted to Addenbrooke's
  14. Changes to Bury Rugby Club side facing Redingensians at weekend

    Ben Parker

    BBC Suffolk Sport

    There will be changes to the side ahead of this weekend’s match against Redingensians, where victory would see Bury Rugby Club close in on safety in National League Two, their director of rugby says.

    Gavin Hogg

    Gavin Hogg said: "Joe Lawson picked up a knock to his knee. The Fijians are away on army duty and Matt Edison is away on a skiing trip with school.

    "We're hoping that this rest period will allow Matt Hem and Mark Kitson to come back from injury and push for a starting place or a place in the squad."

  15. Candidate for PCC withdraws his application

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    One of the candidates wanting to be Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner has announced he's no longer standing. 

    Colin Sutton

    Colin Sutton, who lives in the county, led the investigation into the conviction of Milly Dowler's murderer Levi Bellfield while working for the Metropolitan Police. 

    Mr Sutton has said he won't be standing for "very good personal reasons".

  16. Travel: Recovery work continues on A12 at Wrentham

    BBC Travel

    There are still delays in both directions on the A12 at Wrentham between Guildhall Lane and Wood Lane as recovery work continues following an earlier accident between a double-decker bus and a van.

    The driver of the van has been airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital  with "critical" injuries.

  17. Afternoon weather: Dry at first but showers later

    BBC Weather

    While some areas may remain dry throughout the day, showers will develop later with hail and thunder possible at times. It'll be breezy at first, with the winds easing later.

    Top temperature: 12C (54F).

    Long Melford

    Today's photo taken in Long Melford comes from BBC Weather Watcher Bangalore Babe.

    If you'd like to find out more about being a weather watcher, take a look at their website.

  18. Lunchtime headlines: Man dies in Ipswich fire... Van driver 'seriously injured' in A12 crash

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A look at the main stories in Suffolk:

    • A man in his eighties has died and another man seriously injured in a bungalow fire in Ipswich
    • A two-vehicle collision on the A12 at Wrentham has led to a van driver being airlifted to Addenbrooke's Hospital
    • Midfielder Kevin Bru is a doubt for Ipswich Town's trip to Wolves on Saturday
  19. Bru injury doubt for Ipswich Town trip to Wolves

    Ben Parker

    BBC Suffolk Sport

    Ipswich Town midfielder and Mauritius international Kevin Bru is an injury doubt for Saturday's trip to Wolves after he missed yesterday's 5-0 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier loss to Rwanda.

    Kevin Bru

    The 27-year-old has played 30 times for the Blues this season scoring twice.

    He is due back at the club tomorrow where he will be assessed.