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Summary

  1. 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. Our live coverage across the day

    The team here is signing off, but we'll be back in the morning from 08:00 to keep you informed about what's happening around the county, whether it's news, sport, travel or weather that interests you.

    We hope you'll be there too.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Overnight weather: Dry and clear with fairly widespread frost

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a dry and clear night across the county tonight. Clear skies, coupled with light winds, will allow a fairly widespread frost to develop. Lows of 0C (32F).

    Overnight weather map

    Tomorrow will be a fine, breezy day with light winds and plenty of sunshine. Highs of 12C(54F).

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

  3. AFC Sudbury: Planning underway for next season

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    With just two more wins needed to secure the Ryman League Division North title AFC Sudbury are already looking ahead to the 2016/17 campaign.

    Wardale Williams Stadium

    Speaking to BBC Suffolk, assistant manager Andy Reynolds denied the club's being complacent and is merely adopting a sensible, proactive approach.

    "Plans are in place for next season," he said. "That's not with us thinking we've sewn up the league but that's us thinking we know what this group needs to develop. We know one or two players that we may need to get in to help us, so we've started work on that already." 

  4. Sheep deaths thought to have been caused by dog attack

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Suffolk Police say they believe a dog attack caused the death of two sheep in a field near Woodbridge last Thursday.

    Two ewes were attacked, one was killed and the other had to be put down after sustaining injuries, which they say appear to be consistent with a dog attack.

    The incident happened in a field off Broxtead Estate at Sutton.

  5. Ireland to play at Bury Rugby Sevens

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The Ireland national 7s team has signed up to compete at this year's Rugby Sevens tournament at Bury St Edmunds RFC.

    Northampton Saints

    The event takes place on Sunday 8 May and will also feature an England team along with Premiership Giants Northampton Saints (pictured), who were victorious at the Haberden in 2015. 

    Now it its eighth year, the event consists of a men's tournament, a women's tournament, and an open competition for the top amateur sides.

  6. Suffolk comedy writer recalls visit by Ronnie Corbett to Ipswich

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Ipswich-based comedy writer Alan Stafford, who wrote jokes for Ronnie Corbett for a number of shows, has been recalling a visit by the diminutive comedian to Ipswich.

    Ronnie Corbett

    Mr Stafford, whose book Too Naked for the Nazis recently won the Diagram Prize awarded to the oddest book title of the year, said Corbett opened a music shop in Carr Street.

    He said: "We all stood waiting outside and this open-top car pulled up.

    "Ronnie was sitting on the top, and that was my first encounter with him."

    It was announced earlier today that Corbett had died, at the age of 85.  

  7. What is a nuclear dry store?

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    We reported earlier how Sizewell B on the Suffolk coast is going to be the first nuclear power plant in the UK to use "dry stores" to stock spent fuel rods, which up until now, have been stored in a fuel pond, a very wide deep area of water, where the fuel rods can cool down very slowly.

    Sizewell dry store

    So why does this system need to change? Well, capacity in the pond is running out, and there's concern long-term about the integrity of the structures, and also that they could become a target for terrorist attacks.

    The new dry fuel storage system will mean that spent fuel rods are put into casks made of steel kept in a specially protected area, which has already been built on site.  

  8. McGoldrick and Bishop set for Wolves trip

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town fans will be delighted to hear news that David McGoldrick (pictured) and Teddy Bishop are closing in on a return to the first team.

    David McGoldrick

    Manager Mick McCarthy says both players have been involved in training this week, and could play some part in Saturday's match at Wolves. 

    "Didsy is on the bus and there is every chance that Bish will be as well," McCarthy said. "they're both quality players that we might be able to get a sub appearance out of." 

  9. Mildenhall shop owner describes arson attack

    Guy Campbell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The director of a shop in Mildenhall which was targeted by an arsonist on Sunday night, as reported in the East Anglian Daily Times, has been describing what happened.

    CCTV image of arson attack

    Brett Leader, from the Vape Shack, told us: "We opened the door up to see that it was engulfed in flames. However the seat of the fire was at the mat.

    "Mary, my business partner and life partner, pulled the mat out and we managed to get the flames under control very quickly."

  10. Investigations continue into the cause of a fatal fire in Ipswich

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Suffolk Police have lifted a cordon put in place in Fuchsia Lane in Ipswich, where a man in his eighties died in a bungalow fire in the early hours of yesterday.

    Another man is being treated at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford.

    The investigation into the blaze is continuing.

    Fuchsia Lane fire scene
  11. Darts: Wright gearing up to face Chisnall

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Suffolk's Peter Wright returns to the oche tonight for his ninth match in this season's Premier League. 

    Peter Wright

    The 46-year-old from Mendham (pictured) will be aiming for only his fourth victory of the campaign when he takes on Dave Chisnall in Cardiff.

    On paper at least it looks like a good opportunity for Wright, with his opponent having won just once all season.

  12. BreakingIpswich Town: Murphy to miss Wolves

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town will be without striker Daryl Murphy for Saturday's Championship game at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

    Daryl Murphy

    The 33-year-old hasn't recovered from the calf injury he sustained whilst on international duty with the Republic of Ireland last week.

    Manager Mick McCarthy told BBC Suffolk: "He won't be available on Saturday and we'll see how he is for the two games after that, next Tuesday and then next Saturday."

  13. Sizewell B introduces new stores for spent fuel

    Kevin Burch

    BBC Look East

    I've been to Sizewell B on the Suffolk coast, which has today been named as the first nuclear power plant in the UK to use so called "dry stores" to stock spent fuel.

    This is what it looks like inside at the moment:  

    Sizewell B dry store

    The owners EDF Energy say the method, which is already used in the USA and Europe, will allow the plant to safely operate until at least 2035.  

  14. Brandon man dies following Weeley crash on Monday

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A man from Brandon has died following a collision on the A133 at Weeley in Essex on Monday.

    The 74-year-old was the driver of a Kia Sedona which was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus at about 17:00. 

    The driver of the Focus, a 70-year-old from Clacton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    A woman remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital in Colchester, says Essex Police.

  15. Ipswich Town: McCarthy hoping for some good news

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy's set to give injury updates on striker Daryl Murphy and midfielder Kevin Bru at today's press conference.

    Mick McCarthy

    Both players picked up knocks on international duty and were due to be assessed at the club's Playford Road training ground this morning.

    Town's next game is away to Wolves on Saturday.

  16. More than 100 at meeting in bid to “save” the Worlingworth Swan

    Diss Express

    A former manager at one of Suffolk’s most iconic pubs that is currently closed wants to put it “back on the map” as she leads a charge to get it reopened.

    Worlingworth Swan
  17. Watch: Suffolk artist takes on 'sketch a day' challenge

    Suffolk artist Kate Batchelor decided to set herself something of a challenge for 2016, instead of the more traditional new year resolutions.

    She's sketching a different scene in the county - every day:

    Video content

    Video caption: Suffolk artist Kate Batchelor takes on a "sketch a day" challenge