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Summary

  1. Top stories on Monday, 4 April 2016
  2. Suffolk's water supply is getting an £86m boost over the next 12 months as part of a five-year investment programme by Anglian Water
  3. Fifteen front desks at police stations in Suffolk are closed from today after cuts across the force
  4. Award-winning photographer to spend nine days on buses in Ipswich taking photos of local people
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We're signing off for the night, but we'll be back in the morning from 08:00 and hope you'll be here too.

    Before we say goodbye, here's a reminder from Weather Watcher "Kev" of the thunderstorm which passed over the county last night.

    Have a good evening.

    Thunder storm over Maidenhall area of Ipswich
  2. Overnight weather: A dry night with some clear spells

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Any residual showers will die away over the next couple of hours to leave a dry night across the county, with some clear spells developing. 

    This will allow a few mist and fog patches to form in places towards dawn. Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).

    Overnight weather map

    Tomorrow will be predominantly dry with only very isolated showers possible. There should be some warm sunny spells, with the best of the sunshine in the afternoon. Top temperature: 14C (57F).

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

  3. Happy ending for soggy doggy rescue from Southwold harbour

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A Suffolk dog owner has been reunited with her pet after it became the latest animal to get into difficulties in Southwold Harbour. Last month the RNLI revealed it had been called out four times so far this year to rescue animals in trouble.

    Ted the dog

    Joan Hiles saw her dog Ted (pictured left) fall into the water from the Walberswick side before being rescued by people on the beach opposite after he struggled to swim ashore.

    She said it was a lucky escape: "There's a drop down, probably eight to 10 feet into the water, so I couldn't get to him at all. I think he was in the water probably for about 15 minutes, but he was getting dragged out to sea."

  4. New project to check safety arrangements in 'mixed-use' buildings

    A project which is aimed at making mixed-use buildings safer is set to be rolled out across Suffolk following the devastating fire which ripped through Sudbury Town centre last year.

    Sudbury fire

    Babergh and Mid-Suffolk Councils have been working with the fire service and are particularly looking at flats above shops and restaurants.

    Privately rented properties will be checked to ensure they are compliant with fire laws and safe for occupants. If landlords won't carry out safety work, then enforcement measures may be used.

  5. Ipswich Town v Charlton Athletic

    BBC Sport

    Ipswich take on Charlton Athletic at Portman Road tomorrow night.

    Will the fact that Charlton have failed to score in four of their last five league games against Ipswich prove to be a blessing, or a curse?

    David McGoldrick of Ipswich Town
  6. Arrests for cannabis possession in county fall below national average

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Arrests for cannabis possession in Suffolk have dropped by 21% since 2010, according to figures obtained by the BBC. This compares to a reduction of 46% across England and Wales.

    Cannabis smoker

    Ch Insp Barry Byford says he thinks the lower figure in the county may be due to previous successes in the area.

    He added: "It's very hard to speculate on what's not there any more so that's a tough call to make, but previous years have been successful and it might have just driven them [users and dealers] away."

  7. Watch: Find out why last night's thunderstorm occurred

    A heavy band of rain and storm conditions rattled across much of the East region last night which many of you captured as our Weather Watchers.

    BBC Look East forecaster Dan Holley talks us through why it happened:

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    Video caption: Dan Holley explains Sunday's thunderstorm
  8. Dozzell nets late winner for U21s

    TWTD.co.uk

    Andre Dozzell’s late freekick saw Town’s U21s to a 2-1 victory at Barnsley this afternoon, Myles Kenlock having hit the Blues’ earlier goal in the first half, the left-back’s second in two games.  

    Andre Dozzell
  9. Ipswich Town: Loan wingers impress McCarthy

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy was full of praise for on-loan wideman Liam Feeney and Ben Pringle (pictured) in Saturday's goalless draw at Wolves.

    Ben Pringle

    Feeney made his full debut for the club at Molineux, while Pringle played in an advanced central midfield position, behind striker Brett Pitman.

    "We know Liam's a real threat and I think he'll get better with us," McCarthy said. "I thought Prings was different class, I think he adds a little bit of something to us playing in the number 10 role, he can keep the ball and find a pass."

  10. Watch: Last night's thunder storm as it tracks across the county

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    We've already brought you a number of photographs of last night's storm as it crossed Suffolk, but here's a look at it from another angle:

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    Video caption: Radar images of Suffolk thunderstorm

    Wattisham had the highest reported rainfall during the band of thunderstorms which moved from the English Channel up to Suffolk. 

    The recorded rainfall was 14mm between 19:00 and 01:00, with the majority falling between 22:30 and 23:30.

  11. Ipswich Town: Murphy misses out again

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy will have to sit out tomorrow's home game against Charlton Athletic.

    Daryl Murphy

    The 33-year-old - who also missed Saturday's goalless draw at Wolves - hasn't recovered from the calf injury he picked up on international duty recently and is a doubt for Brentford's visit at the weekend.

    Otherwise manager Mick McCarthy has a fully fit squad to choose from.

  12. Put on your best smile, your photo may be taken

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Photographs are being taken from a number of buses in Ipswich this week,which will be shown at Suffolk's first photography festival next month.

    Couple holding hands

    Adrian Evans is director of Photo East, and curator of the festival. He says the acclaimed photographer George Georgiou has already done a very similar project in London called Last Stop.

    He added: "He used the bus as a vehicle for documenting the city, and the way in which you see a city from public transport."

  13. Man arrested after Woodbridge incident

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A man in his thirties has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, following an incident in Woodbridge last night, Suffolk Police said.

    Woodbridge incident

    Officers were called to Church Street about 22:00 where they found someone on the roof of a property.

    He was talked down by the police by 01:00 and taken into hospital.

  14. Weekend football round-up

    Bury Free Press

    Needham Market remain deep in Ryman League Premier Division relegation trouble following their 2-0 defeat at home to fellow strugglers Farnborough on Saturday afternoon. 

    Michael Brothers
  15. Ipswich Town: McCarthy rues lack of killer instinct

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy was left frustrated by his side's 0-0 draw at Wolves on Saturday, which leaves them five points adrift of the Championship play-off places.

    Mick McCarthy

    Town were the better side throughout the 90 minutes, but didn't make the most of several good chances to score.

    "I thought the performance was very good," said McCarthy. "The only disappointing aspect of it is that we've not managed to score. We've just not been clinical enough, smart enough, cute enough to win it."

  16. Lunchtime headlines: Motorcyclist receives multiple injuries after falling from bike... Police question three people following theft of baby milk

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Our top stories so far today:

    • A man's been taken to hospital after receiving multiple injuries when he fell from his motorbike near Woodbridge in the early hours of this morning
    • Three people are being questioned by Suffolk Police after the theft of nearly £1,400 worth of baby millk
    • Renowned photographer George Georgiou is spending nine days on buses in Ipswich taking photographs of local people for an exhibition
  17. Almost £1,400 worth of baby milk stolen

    Three people, two women aged 21 and 39 from London, and a man aged 24 of no fixed abode, are being questioned about the theft of almost £1,400 worth of baby milk, say Suffolk Police:

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