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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday, 13 April 2016
  2. Pedestrians injured in car crash in Ipswich
  3. Motorcyclist killed in crash with car at Stowmarket
  4. Normal service resumes at Ipswich Hospital after it was struck by lightning
  5. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Kate Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all folks

    That's it from the team at BBC Suffolk Live. Thanks for joining us and we look forward to your company again tomorrow from 08:00.

  2. Burglaries could be linked, say police

    Steve Blower

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Police investigating burglaries in Suffolk say eight could be linked, after incidents this weekend at Icklingham, near Bury St Edmunds; Purdis Farm, on the outskirts of Ipswich and Stratford St Andrew, near Saxmundham. Violence was threatened in one case. 

    One of the incidents this weekend included an attempted distraction burglary. Other crimes took place across across the county earlier in the year.

    Sgt Ali Livingstone said: "We're just asking people to be vigilant... so if anyone comes to their door, they don't know who they are, or they're slightly suspicious, just be that little bit extra vigilant."

  3. Cafe's 60-year wait for electricity: 'Even plugging in vacuum cleaner is a thrill'

    Guy Campbell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A café is finally able to use electrical equipment nearly 70 years after it first started serving customers.

    Pit Stop cafe on Southwold Common

    The remote location of the Pit Stop at Southwold Common meant it was unable to get a National Grid connection. But after a £17,000 fundraising campaign, the cafe which opened in 1949 now has mains power. 

    Manager Anne Clarke said: "Yes it might seem really silly, but plugging the Hoover in is an absolute dream."

  4. Craven Meeting day two: John Gosden misses out on double

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    After three wins yesterday, Newmarket trainer John Gosden has narrowly missed out on back-to-back victories on day two of the Craven Meeting.

    James Doyle has just brought home Winning Story in first place in the Stallions Maiden Stakes, with Gosden's Wings of Desire finishing third behind Daqueeq.

  5. Ipswich crash: Ambulance confirm numbers taken to hospital

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust has confirmed two women and two children were taken to hospital this morning after they were hit by a car in Woodbridge Road. 

    The scene in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich

    Crews were called to the scene shortly after 09:30 this morning. The four people are believed to have been struck while on the pedestrian crossing near Blanche Street.

    Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

  6. Weather: Chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    It'll be fine this evening across the region, but there's a risk of a few showers and isolated thunderstorms.

    Weather graphic for 1500 on Thursday

    There will be prolonged clear spells overnight in places, with some mist and fog patches and some chilly temperatures. The low temperature will be 4C (39F).

    Above is the map for 15:00 on Thursday. The forecast suggests a maximum temperature of 17C (62F).

  7. Westfield to make debut for Suffolk against Essex

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Mervyn Westfield has been named in the Suffolk Cricket squad ahead of this weekend's traditional pre-season friendly with his former club Essex.

    Mervyn Westfield

    The 27-year-old signed for Suffolk in February, after being given special dispensation to play for county second XI or minor counties teams for 12 months.

    Westfield served eight weeks in prison and was banned from professional cricket for five years in 2012, after being found guilty of spot fixing.

  8. Police name 49-year-old motorcyclist as Stanton man

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    A 49-year-old man who died following a crash in Stowmarket yesterday has been named as Gary Hall. 

    Police were called by the ambulance service at around 16:30 yesterday, after a collision between a red Kawasaki motorbike and a blue Vauxhall Astra on the B1113.

    Mr Hall, of Sturgeon Way, Stanton, was riding the motorbike. He died at the scene.

  9. Tea and company brings good cheer at Eye care home

    Diss Express

    Life always looks better after a good cup of tea.

    That was the idea behind a special tea party at the Hartismere Place care home at Eye as a way of tackling loneliness among older people.    

    Special afternoon tea hosted at Care UKs Hartismere Place care home.
  10. Craven Meeting day two: More joy for John Gosden

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Newmarket trainer John Gosden has followed up yesterday's success at the Craven Meeting with victory in the Earl of Sefton Stakes this afternoon.

    Mahsoob, ridden by Paul Hanagan, came home in first place ahead of Air Pilot and Tullius. 

  11. Cafe gets electricity... 66 years after opening

    Guy Campbell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A café which opened in 1949 has electricity for the first time.

    Pit Stop cafe sign

    The Pit Stop on Southwold Common had previously relied on a gas stove for cooking and freezer boxes to keep food cold. It has been connected to the National Grid after more than £17,000 was raised by customers, supporters and grants.

    Manager Anne Clarke said: "Customers that came in every day put their change - pennies, twos - in the pot. It mounts up - [we had] just over £1,400 in the pot."

  12. Craven Meeting day two: Sprint delight for Palmer

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer is celebrating victory in one of the standout races on day two of the Craven Meeting.

    His horse Gifted Master lived up to the tag of favourite by coming home in first place, ahead of Waterloo Bridge. 

  13. Craven Meeting day two: Ibn Malik wins Handicap

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ibn Malik has won the European Free Handicap for trainer Charles Hills on day two of Newmarket's Craven Meeting.

    Scrutineer, ridden by jockey Silvestre De Sousa, finished second.

  14. Ryman League: Bury aiming to be party-poopers

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    There's a West Suffolk derby in the Ryman Division North tonight, with Bury Town hosting champions AFC Sudbury

    Bury Town FC

    The two clubs have had contrasting seasons - while Bury are looking for a first win in 14 matches, Sudbury wrapped up the title at the weekend with three games still to play.

    Victory for Jamie Godbold's side tonight will take them to 104 points for the campaign.

  15. Wall-to-wall weather: And the last one for now, Felixstowe this morning

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    And just to round off that flurry of weather scenes, here's a look at what Felixstowe looked like this morning. 

    Fog surrounding Felixstowe Port's cranes

    Thanks to all of you who sent pictures in via the Weather Watchers site.

  16. Heart research centre 'could be world class'

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A new research centre to find ways to treat and support people with congenital heart conditions is being set up at University Campus Suffolk's James Hehir building on Ipswich's waterfront.

    James Hehir building

    It's a joint project with The Somerville Foundation, a charity supporting patients with heart conditions, which is also based in Ipswich.

    National director John Richardson said: "Both sides of the partnership have different expertise. Hopefully over time we're going to build a world-class research centre here in Suffolk."

  17. Craven Meeting day two: Sutter County wins Novice Stakes

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The Mark Johnston trained horse Sutter County has won this year's Novice Stakes at Newmarket's Craven Meeting.

    The 4/9 favourite triumphed ahead of Dream of Dreams and Tomily.

    The next race is the Tattersalls Millions Sprint, which goes at 15:20.

  18. Wall-to-wall weather: What it looked like in Ufford

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    A couple more pictures sent in from our Weather Watchers - this time Kingharold, in Ufford. 

    View over Ufford

    It makes you realise how many extremes are possible at this time of year.  

  19. Craven Meeting day two: Haggas victorious

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Newmarket trainer William Haggas has celebrated victory in the opening race on day two of the Craven Meeting.

    His horse Sky Kingdom came home first in the Wood Ditton Stakes, with Mulk second for Sir Michael Stoute and John Gosden's Muntahaa in third.

  20. Ipswich Hospital 'vulnerable to lightning'

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Ipswich Hospital chief executive Nick Hulme says things are back to normal today after the building housing the maternity block was struck by lightning yesterday evening.

    Ipswich Hospital chief executive Nick Hulme

    He said: "It's probably one of the highest points in Ipswich, it is nine floors up, and we're on a hill. We are going to be vulnerable for that sort of lightning. 

    "The lightning conductor took most of the power, but it did take out most of our bleep system, which was a concern at the time."