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  1. Updates for Tuesday, 5 April 2016
  2. Three people charged with stealing baby milk from supermarkets in Woodbridge and Saxmundham
  3. Ipswich tech firm says 100 jobs will be created over the next four years
  4. Mick McCarthy jokes about reports linking him with Aston Villa job
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We're signing off for today, but we'll be back in the morning from 08:00.

    Fingers crossed we'll be bringing you news of a resounding victory for Ipswich Town over Charlton Athletic at Portman Road.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Do you love Ipswich?

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    That's the question being asked by business organisation Ipswich Central, which is looking for volunteers with two hours or more a week to spare, to help people enjoy their visit to the town.

    Ipswich Town Centre

    The Place Makers, as they'll be known, will be asked to help greet people as they explore the town centre, assist them with locating a great place to go for lunch and pointing out historical places of interest.

    Sophie Alexander, operations manager, said: "New shops and restaurants are opening all the time in the town centre and it couldn't be a better time to get involved with promoting the town." 

  3. Overnight weather: Clear intervals allowing temperatures to drop

    BBC Weather

    Clear intervals will allow temperatures to drop overnight, with a minimum temperature expected of 4C (39F).

    Wednesday's weather map

    Tomorrow will feel colder than today, with oubreaks of rain in the morning, brightening up in the afternoon with a mix of sunshine and showers. Top temperature: 11C (52F).

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

  4. Repair work at Suffolk church will cost 'thousands of pounds'

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Experts say the vandalism of rare medieval wall paintings at a Suffolk church is more widespread than first thought.

    The artwork at St Mary's at Brent Eleigh, which dates from the 13th Century, has been defaced, with masonry gouged-out and scraped away. It's estimated repair work will cost thousands of pounds.

    Kevin Burch has been to the church, where he spoke to Reverend Carol Mansell:

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    Video caption: Vandals damage medieval wall paintings at Brent Eleigh church
  5. Early evening headlines: Man admits Bury St Edmunds attempted rape... Householders choose not to pay for garden waste collection

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A last look at Suffolk's top stories for today:

    • A man has admitted the attempted rape of a 25-year-old woman in Bury St Edmunds last May
    • Householders in west Suffolk give garden waste charges the thumbs down
    • Ipswich Town prepare to take on Charlton Athletic at Portman Road
  6. Man admits attempted rape in Bury St Edmunds

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A man who was arrested in his home country of Romania and brought back to the UK in February has admitted the attempted rape of a woman in the Shakers Lane area of Bury St Edmunds.

    Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds

    Andu Nedelcu, 20, had previously pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences in relation to the attack on the 25-year-old on 11 May last year but denied the attempted rape.

    He's due to be sentenced on Friday.

  7. Householders in west Suffolk give garden waste charges the thumbs down

    Steve Martin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Three-quarters of households in West Suffolk have so far opted out of paying to have their garden waste collected.

    West Suffolk House

    The £40 charge from both St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath councils came in on Monday, with nearly 56,000 households choosing not to have the collection - that's about one in four homes.

    Both councils have issued a statement, thanking their customers for subscribing, and inviting anyone else who so wishes to sign up at any time.

  8. Jonas Knudsen makes case for Ipswich defence

    Ben Parker

    BBC Suffolk Sport

    Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen believes the side's defence has got better as the season has progressed.

    Jonas Knudsen

    The 23-year-old said: "In the beginning of the season maybe we let too easy goals go in. We know each other much better now and I feel comfortable in the back line with the three other lads."

    While Town may have been lacking in the goals department recently, they've also been frugal in defence. With just five goals conceded in the last eight matches the Blues are looking solid at the back.

  9. St Nicholas Street in Ipswich still closed

    Steve Martin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    You may remember on Friday we brought you news that St Nicholas Street in Ipswich had to be closed to vehicles because three metres of sewer had collapsed under the road.

    St Nicholas Street

    Well Anglian Water has told us its work has been completed, although as you can see, contractors are still working in the area.

    We understand they're from BT, and that the work is scheduled to be completed on Thursday.

  10. Compulsory microchipping of dogs 'won't solve issue of strays'

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    An environmental protection officer is questioning whether new legislation regarding microchipping of dogs will solve the issue of strays, due to the wording of the regulations.

    Dog with microchip detector

    Jo Hart, who works for Babergh and Mid-Suffolk councils, says not having your dog microchipped won't be an offence straight away.

    "The offence will be if you are served with a notice by the authority requiring your dog to be microchipped, following passing through our doors," she said.

    Last year just one in five of the dogs the councils picked up had been chipped.

  11. Suffolk Punch Trust welcomes 'Cuthbert'

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The Suffolk Punch Trust in Hollesley is celebrating the arrival of a new foal.


    Julia Vinson, visitor centre manager, said everyone was really excited by the birth.

    "Last Tuesday our first time mummy Deeanne gave birth to a colt Cuthbert," she said. "He's doing wonderfully."

  12. Waveney Words talking newspaper to celebrate 30th birthday

    Diss Express

    A talking newspaper which provides local news to the blind and partially sighted in south Norfolk and north Suffolk will celebrate its 30th anniversary later this month.

    David Holland
  13. West Ham striker on trial

    West Ham striker Jordan Brown was the trialist in action for the Blues’ U21s in the 2-1 win at Barnsley yesterday, TWTD understands.  

  14. Crucial week for Ipswich Town

    Ben Parker

    BBC Suffolk Sport

    A crucial week for Ipswich Town kicks-off against Charlton Athletic at Portman Road tonight, before the Blues host Brentford on Saturday.

    Mick McCarthy

    The struggling Addicks come to Suffolk after a much-needed win over Birmingham at the weekend. Town manager Mick McCarthy says he's happy the visitors won:

    "They're not coming back where they need a reaction, they're not coming back from a bad defeat," he said. "It should be a good game."

  15. Damage caused to medieval wall paintings

    Kevin Burch

    BBC Look East

    Here's a photograph taken inside Brent Eleigh church, where vandals have damaged the medieval wall paintings.

    This one shows signs of scratch-marks, which look as if they've been caused by a sharp object.

    Medieval painting showing damage
  16. Afternoon weather: Mostly dry with sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    It will stay largely dry this afternoon, with increasing amounts of sunshine, and a top temperature of 14C (57F).


    Today's photograph was taken in Thorpeness by Weather Watcher Carolyn's Pics.

    If you'd like to find out more about becoming a weather watcher, check out the website.

  17. Lunchtime headlines: Advice sessions for residents in part of Ipswich... Police say lost property service 'isn't cost effective'

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A look at our main stories:

    • An advice session's being held today for residents of the Jubilee Park area of Ipswich, where there have been problems with anti-social behaviour
    • Police are stopping taking in lost property, as they say it's not cost effective
    • Mick McCarthy says tonight's home fixture against Charlton Athletic should be a "good game" after the Addicks' win over Birmingham at the weekend
  18. Vandalism inside Suffolk church

    Kevin Burch

    BBC Look East

    I'm at Brent Eleigh church, where there's concern over damage caused by vandals to the medieval wall paintings.

    I'll bring you some photographs of the actual damage shortly, and there'll be more on BBC Look East tonight.

    Brent Eleigh church
  19. Ipswich Town supporters' clubs collect player of the year votes

    Members of the Supporters Club and Portman Pals will be collecting Player of the Year votes around the ground ahead of tonight's game.  

  20. Advice session for residents in 'troubled' area of Ipswich

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The police tractor will be making an appearance at a play-park on the edge of Ipswich town centre today, in the latest bid to tackle ongoing issues in the area.

    Masons Pub area of Jubilee Park

    PCSO Ginny Shoesmith says there have been issues with drugs at Jubilee Park.

    "You have lots of entrances and exits to the park so if there is any trouble, obviously as soon as people see the police they can make their escape," she said.