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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday, 14 April 2016
  2. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman died in Felixstowe
  3. Conservative MP James Cartlidge says he has "many reservations" about the government's plan to force every school to become an academy
  4. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Friday at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it from Thursday's Suffolk Live

    Thanks for your company today.

    We'll be back in the morning from 08:00 with more of the same.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Speedway: Mountain hoping to face Isle of Wight

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Mildenhall Fen Tigers rider Connor Mountain says he's confident he'll be fit enough to race against Isle of Wight on Sunday.

    Connor Mountain

    Mountain will miss tonight's British Under-21 Final due to the knee injury he suffered in a crash at West Row at the weekend.

    He told BBC Suffolk Sport: "My head's fine; it's just the rest of me that's beaten up. I'm going to keep resting the knee and try to get it ready for Sunday." 

  3. F-22 Raptor flying from RAF Lakenheath

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    We brought you some footage earlier of the F-22 Raptors flying in the skies above Suffolk while here on a training exercise.

    Here's some more film, this time shot at RAF Lakenheath:

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    Video caption: F-22 Raptor takes off from RAF Lakenheath
  4. Overnight weather: Heavy showers becoming more isolated

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms will head north-eastwards, becoming more isolated and fading away during the evening.

    Cloud thickening from the south overnight will bring further spells of rain. Lows of 4C (39F).

    Friday's weather map

    Tomorrow will be cloudy with spells of rain, which will gradually clear before the risk of further heavy showers later. Top temperature: 13C (55F).

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

  5. Darts: Wright up against Thornton in Belfast

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Peter Wright faces Robert Thornton in Belfast tonight in the 11th round of fixtures in dart's Premier League.

    Peter Wright

    The 46-year-old from Mendham's won just one of his last seven matches in the competition.

    Two other matches that stand out involve four players who have all been crowned world champion - Phil Taylor versus Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen against Gary Anderson.  

  6. In the news: 60mph speed limit to be introduced on Orwell Bridge tomorrow...Flooding affects rail services

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Our last look at Thursday's top stories:

    • A reduced speed limit of 60mph comes into force on the Orwell Bridge tomorrow
    • Rail services in the county are being affected by flooding between Stowmarket and Diss
    • Mick McCarthy says he's had no contact from Liverpool regarding 16-year-old Andre Dozzell
  7. Premature baby fund benefits hospital

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    Ipswich Hospital is getting £35,000 from parents who set up a fundraising page when their baby was born prematurely in the Caribbean.

    Evie Compton

    Evie Compton was born about 12 weeks early on 28 September, weighing 2lb 10oz (1.2kg). Her parents Sharon Halls and Daniel Compton were on holiday in the Dominican Republic, attending a wedding. 

    The couple started fundraising because they feared their holiday insurance would not cover the cost of health care until they could return to the UK.

    The insurers did pay, and, as reported in the Ipswich Star, the £65,000 raised will now be shared between Ipswich Hospital and public healthcare in the Dominican Republic. 

  8. Network Rail engineers on scene of flooding between Stowmarket and Diss

    Steve Martin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    More now on the problems that flooding is causing to rail services into and out of Suffolk this afternoon.

    Network Rail says water from a drainage pipe is gushing onto the track between Stowmarket and Diss. Engineers are on scene.

    Check the Greater Anglia website for the latest travel information.

  9. Craven Meeting day three: Gosden misses out on Craven Stakes

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The favourite, Foundation, has been beaten into second place in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket.

    Jockey Frankie Dettori had been tipped to win the race for local trainer John Gosden, but Stormy Antarctic has come up trumps for Ed Walker, at odds of 9-2.

  10. Mick McCarthy: No contact with Liverpool over Dozzell

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy says he would not be surprised to hear that Andre Dozzell was interesting Liverpool, but says there has been no contact with the Reds.

    Andre Dozzell

    The 16-year-old midfielder, who will travel with the Blues to Sheffield Wednesday this weekend, has been linked with a move to the Premier League side in recent days.

    "I would imagine there are lots of people looking at our best young players," McCarthy said. "But I have no idea about Liverpool and have had no contact with them."

  11. Craven Meeting day three: Magical memories for trainer Charles Hills

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The Abernant Stakes has gone the way of Charles Hills and his horse Magical Memory on the final day of Newmarket's Craven Meeting.

    The race provided jockey Frankie Dettori with his first winner of the day, with Magical Memory finishing ahead of Tupi in second and third placed Mattmu.

    The Craven Stakes is next, at 16:30. John Gosden, Aidan O'Brien and Richard Hannon all have runners in that one.

  12. Reduced speed limit to come into force on Orwell Bridge

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Drivers are being warned that the new 60mph speed limit comes into operation on the Orwell Bridge tomorrow.

    Orwell Bridge

    The work to introduce the new speed limit, improve road markings and install new traffic signs between junction 56 and 57 on the A14 near Ipswich started in November, Highways England said.

  13. Craven Meeting day three: Gosden celebrating trophy win

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Newmarket trainer John Gosden has just won the Tattersalls Millions Trophy at the Craven Meeting.

    His horse LInguistic, ridden by William Buick, finished in first place ahead of Harlequeen and Biodynamic.

    Gosden has enjoyed success on each day of this year's meeting and has Foundation running in the Craven Stakes at 16:30.

  14. Travel: A1092 closed in both directions at Littley Green

    BBC Travel

    The A1092 is closed in both directions at the junction with the B1064 in Littley Green, near Sudbury, because of a crash involving two vehicles.

  15. F-22 Raptors take to the skies over Suffolk

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A sight that may become quite common over parts of Suffolk over the next few weeks... F-22 Raptors flying from RAF Lakenheath.

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    Video caption: F-22 Raptors deploy to RAF Lakenheath from their base in Florida

    The United States Air Force F-22s are joining other Europe-based aircraft for training, which will continue until May.It's the second time US European Command has hosted a deployment of F-22s in what's known as the EUCOM Area of Responsibility.

    The area covers 51 countries and territories, extending from Norway, through the Baltic and Mediterranean seas, most of Europe, and parts of the Middle East.  

  16. Craven Meeting day three: Fiery Character upsets the odds

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Fiery Character has just won the Stallion Fillies' Maiden Stakes on the final day of Newmarket's Craven Meeting, at odds of 33-1.

    Jamie Spencer brought Perfect Madge home in second, with the favourite Camargue in third for trainer Mark Johnston.