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  1. Man convicted of Suffolk terror plot
  2. Footballer faces speeding charge at court
  3. Service to remember Zeppelin raid
  4. Updates for Friday, 1 April 2016

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By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Overnight weather: Dry with clear spells, possibility of ground frost

    Chris Bell

    BBC Look East weather

    It'll stay dry overnight with clear spells. Winds will be light southerly, leading to lows of 1C (34F), with the chance of a touch of ground frost in places.

    Saturday's weather map

    Tomorrow should be mainly dry with spells of hazy sunshine, although rain is likely to arrive in the evening. Top temperature: 15C (59F).

    Get the full forecast in your area from BBC Weather.

  2. Early evening headlines: Luton man convicted of plotting terror attack in Suffolk... Charges introduced for recycling plasterboard and rubble

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A last look at today's headlines:

    • A delivery driver from Luton has been convicted of plotting with Islamic State to kill an American airman outside RAF Lakenheath
    • Charges come into effect at Suffolk's waste recycling centres for items such as plasterboard and rubble
    • Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham says Suffolk's Reece Topley has a real opportunity to be part of England set-up for many years
  3. Cole Skuse: Ipswich have 'quality in abundance'

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town may be six points down on where they were at this stage last season, but they have a better team, according to midfielder Cole Skuse.

    Cole Skuse

    The Blues visit Wolves tomorrow, with a win crucial in terms of reigniting their bid to make the play-offs for the second campaign running.

    "The quality we've got is there in abundance," insisted Skuse. "But it's about transforming it on to the pitch at the weekend."

  4. Update on former Ipswich Town footballer court case

    Charlie Jones

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier we told you about the court case of former Ipswich Town winger Alex Henshall, who joined the club in 2010.

    Henshall was allegedly caught driving at 53mph in a 30mph zone on Commercial Road just before 21:30 on 7 September last year.  

    We're still waiting to hear on the result of the case and will bring it to you on Monday.

    Alex Henshall
  5. Update on sewer collapse in St Nicholas Street, Ipswich

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    It may not look much, but Anglian Water have told us that beneath this hole in St Nicholas Street in Ipswich, is three metres of collapsed sewer.

    They're going to start repair work in the morning, and confirm the road will remain closed over the weekend.

    Hole in the road
  6. Memorial service to remember Zeppelin raid victims 100 years on

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A man whose mother survived a devastating Zeppelin raid in Bury St Edmunds 100 years ago attended a memorial service in the town for the victims today.

    Bury St Edmunds after Zeppelin bombing

    Colin Jamieson, whose maternal grandmother and two of her children died in the raid, said of his mother: "She didn't talk about it much, but described herself falling through space... didn't know what happened until she woke up in hospital.

    "But she remembers the actual explosion and the damage, and screaming for her mother and so on."

  7. Ipswich boss sympathises with opposite number at Wolves

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Mick McCarthy will return to former club Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend, and the Yorkshireman has never lost against Wolves while in his current role as Ipswich Town manager.

    Kenny Jackett

    Ahead of kick-off, McCarthy's admitted that he has sympathy for Wolves boss Kenny Jackett (pictured), who has lost Benik Afobe, Bakary Sako and Nouha Dicko to transfers or injury in recent months. 

    "I feel for Kenny because that's akin to us losing Ryan Fraser, Teddy Bishop and David McGoldrick," McCarthy said. "It makes your team a worse team."

  8. More than a thousand vehicles seized by police over lack of drivers' insurance or licence

    Jon Wright

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Suffolk Police have revealed they seized more than a thousand vehicles last year, because the drivers were uninsured or didn't have a licence.

    ANPR equipment

    PC John Clarke explains how the automated number plate recognition system they use works: "[It] reads number plates, then does a check on the national database to make sure they've got insurance and everything on that vehicle.

    "If it hasn't, then it will alarm,and allow me to do a few more checks to go and stop the vehicle and if necessary take action."

  9. Charges begin for taking plasterboard, rubble and soil to the tip

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Charges flagged up by Suffolk County Council last month, for taking plasterboard, rubble and soil to household waste recycling centres, come into effect from today.

    Waste charges sign

    When the charges of £2 for a 25kg bag, or £50 for a transit van-load were first mentioned, Independent councillor Trevor Beckwith told BBC Suffolk he disagrees with the move.

    He said "Don't forget many of the people out there have had very little in the way of pay rises... Over the last five, six, seven years. It all adds up and I don't think it's right.

    Suffolk County Council said introducing the charges "has not been an easy choice to make."

  10. Botham backs Topley to shine

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Cricket legend Sir Ian Botham believes Suffolk's Reece Topley has a real opportunity to be a part of the England set-up for many years.

    Reece Topley

    Topley is part of the England squad that has made it through to Sunday's World T20 final in Kolkata, and the 22-year-old will play his domestic cricket for Hampshire this year.

    "He's had the introduction and now he needs to cement it," Botham told BBC Suffolk. "Playing on one of the best pitches at Hampshire should help."

  11. Darts: Wright back on track

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Suffolk's Peter Wright returned to winning ways in the Premier League last night.

    Peter Wright

    The Mendham thrower beat Dave Chisnall by seven legs to five in Cardiff to keep his hopes of making the play-offs alive. 

    Chisnall was elminated from the competition after nine rounds along with Michael Smith, who lost to Phil Taylor.

  12. Have you been caught out by any April Fool's tricks?

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    While we've resisted the temptation to put any "fictitious" stories on Suffolk Live, we've spotted a couple of good ones you may have missed:

    King Edward VI school in Bury St Edmunds posted this on their Facebook page: "We are pleased to announce that, in line with Government policy, from the start of term we will be known as Ed's Academy".

    And the Red Rose Chain theatre company based in Ipswich suggested a novel way of marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death:  

    View more on twitter
  13. Cole Skuse: Ipswich players can deal with crowd verbals

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town have had almost two weeks to ponder their last match which ended in a 1-0 defeat and a barrage of criticism from their home supporters.

    Cole Skuse

    Midfielder Cole Skuse has acknowledged that supporters are entitled to voice their opinions, and adds that the Blues will try hard to bounce back away at Wolves tomorrow. 

    "It's never nice to hear boos and you do think about what's being said," Skuse said. "But you should never get too high with the highs or to low with the lows."

  14. How Islamic State group supporters targeted the UK

    A delivery driver from Luton has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack on US military personnel in the UK as a show of his allegiance to the self-styled Islamic State group. What does his case say about the nature of the threat faced by the UK?  

    Read Dominic Casciani's background article here.

    Junead Khan
  15. Watch: Background to Junead Khan conviction

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The BBC's Alex Dunlop looks at the background to Junead Khan's guilty conviction at Kingston Crown Court of terrorism offences, and speaks to the commander of 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, Colonel Robert Novotny:

    Video content

    Video caption: Junead Khan convicted of planning a terror attack in Suffolk
  16. Would-be Jihadis mocked government Prevent programme

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Two British Islamic would-be jihadis from Luton were on the radar of the Government's anti-extremism programme a year before they were arrested - and joked about it.

    Junead Khan, 25, and his uncle Shazib Khan, 23, mocked the Prevent programme after a police officer visited Junead's Luton home in 2014, their trial heard. The pair have been found guilty at Kingston Crown Court of preparing to travel to Syria.

    They used the WhatsApp instant messenger to discuss the visit from Bedfordshire Police, in which an officer left a card asking for Junead to call him. The trial heard the two men also shared extremist material using WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging programmes.

  17. Luton pair convicted of preparing to go to Syria

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    A Luton man found guilty of planning a terror attack on American military personnel in East Anglia was also convicted alongside his uncle of preparing to go to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State.

    Junead Khan and Shazib Khan

    Some of the evidence used to convict Junead Khan, 25, and Shazib Khan, 23, (pictured right) cannot be revealed for legal reasons, but both men had denied engaging in the preparation of terrorist acts between 1 August 2014 and 15 July 2015.

    Neither showed any emotion as the jury returned its verdicts after deliberating for almost 24 hours at the end of a six-and-a-half-week trial.

  18. Luton man guilty of terror plan used delivery job as cover

    Katy Lewis

    BBC Local Live

    Junead Khan, the Luton man found guilty of planning a terror attack on American military personnel between May and July 2015, used his job with a pharmaceutical firm as cover to scout United States Air Force bases in East Anglia, his trial heard.

    Detectives later found he had been exchanging chilling online messages with a so-called Islamic State fighter in Syria calling himself Abu Hussain, including describing attacking military personnel after faking a road accident.

    After Khan was arrested in July, police found pictures on his phone of him posing in his bedroom with an Islamic State-style black flag which officers later found in the attic. His computer was also found to contain an al-Qaida bomb manual and Amazon searches for a large combat knife.

  19. RAF Lakenheath 'take necessary precautions'

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Speaking before the guilty verdict on Junead Khan, the commander of 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath said they prepare for potential terror attacks.

    RAF Lakenheath

    Colonel Robert Novotny said: "We've seen this from California to the streets of London so we're a little bit aware of it, we're obviously planning for these type of situations.

    "We take the necessary precautions. We have a great relationship with the UK intelligence community and the law enforcement community to make sure we're postured to respond accordingly."

  20. Junead Khan had been visited by counter-terrorism officers

    The head of counter-terrorism at Scotland Yard, Commander Dean Haydon said Junead Khan had been visited two years ago, by officers tasked with persuading potential extremists to change course.

    "He decided that he would form an attack plan here in the UK and what we think he was going to do was to carry out an attack on a US soldier first and potentially travel out to Syria later on. 

    "We also saw him becoming more extreme and as result of that, in view of protecting public safety, the police and security and intelligence agencies intervened at an early stage."

    Khan has been convicted of plotting with the Islamic State group to kill an American soldier outside RAF Lakenheath airbase.