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Summary

  1. Author defends article exposing "murky undercurrent of vice" in Newmarket
  2. Man due in court charged with murdering his wife in Felixstowe
  3. Third man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after gun fired in Ipswich
  4. Updates for Tuesday, 19 April 2016
  5. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Wednesday at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Charlie Jones

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from the Suffolk Live team on Tuesday, so goodbye and have a lovely evening.

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.  

  2. Weather: Dry overnight

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Overnight it will be dry with clear skies and light winds. Temperatures will drop, bringing the risk of a touch of frost and the odd mist and fog patch.

    It will be a chilly start to the day tomorrow but any mist and fog will clear to leave another fine day with sunny spells. 

    Maximum temperature: 13C (55F).

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  3. Headlines: Man in court over Felixstowe murder... Article about Newmarket causes row

    Jon Wright

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Here are the top stories we're covering this evening:

    • Shaun Ryan, 61, has appeared in court accused of murdering his wife, Jean, 67, who died after being stabbed in Felixstowe last week
    • A third man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an Ipswich property was broken into and a gun fired  
    • A row has broken out over the image of Newmarket and the racing industry, after an article claimed the town had an undercurrent of vice and was fuelled by drugs and alcohol
  4. Largest weapons haul to be destroyed

    Charlie Jones

    BBC Local Live

    The largest hoard of weapons ever found in the UK will be destroyed tomorrow by Suffolk Police.

    some of the weapons

    More than 400 illegal weapons were discovered behind a false wall at Wyverstone two years ago. 

    Anthony Buckland, from Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk, was sentenced to six years in prison for his part in supplying some of them to parish councillor James Arnold, who has since died.

    The weapons will be destroyed at Suffolk Police's headquarters in Martlesham.

  5. Man attacked in broad daylight in Mildenhall

    Jon Wright

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A man has suffered cuts and bruises to his face and ribs after an unprovoked attack by four youths in broad daylight, police have said.Shane Howell had just finished work on Sunday and was yards from his home on Croft Place, Mildenhall, when he was attacked.

    Suffolk Police, which is treating the attack as assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, is appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

    Shane Howell
  6. Man faces no further action over Bury St Edmunds shooting

    Charlie Jones

    BBC Local Live

    A 20-year-old man from Derbyshire who was arrested in connection with a shooting in Bury St Edmunds last summer has been told he faces no further police action.

    Police were called to reports that a man had been shot in the stomach at an address in Forum Court in August. 

    A trial is currently ongoing at Ipswich Crown Court in relation to those charged in connection with the shooting.

  7. Zoe Newson had change of heart over powerlifting

    Ben Parker

    BBC Suffolk Sport

    Zoe Newson will represent Great Britain at this summer's Paralympics in Rio, but it could have all been very different for the 24-year-old. 

    The East Bergholt weightlifter, who won bronze at the London 2012 Paralympics, told BBC Suffolk she wasn't keen on the sport to start with.

    zoe newson

    "I said I didn't want to do it, but luckily I chose to do it and everything since then has gone OK," she said.

    "When I was at school I never thought I would be travelling the world and competing for Great Britain, so it's amazing really."

  8. Suffolk police and crime commissioner: Meet the candidates

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

    Every day this week we're going to bring you details of one of the five candidates hoping to become the county's next police and crime commissioner (PCC).

    Tim Passmore

    Conservative candidate Tim Passmore narrowly won the vote in 2012 to become the county's first PCC, and is standing for re-election.

    The 56-year-old is married with three children and has lived in Suffolk all his life. Before becoming PCC he worked in farming and was the leader of Mid Suffolk District Council.

    His top priorities for Suffolk are dealing with domestic abuse, economic crime and the needs of victims.

    Also standing for election are: Simon Tobin (UKIP), Helen Korfanty (Liberal Democrats) Cath Pickles (Labour) and Terence Carter (Green Party).  Voting takes place on 5 May.  

  9. Man charged with wife's murder appears in court

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A man from Felixstowe has been in court this afternoon, accused of murdering his wife.

    Shaun Ryan, 61, from Gosford Way, was charged at the weekend with killing Jean Ryan, who died from a stab wound last Wednesday. He appeared before Ipswich Crown Court and was remanded in custody until 4 July. 

  10. Powerlifter Zoe Newson 'so happy' to get Rio nod

    Ben Parker

    BBC Suffolk Sport

    Zoe Newson has found out she is one of four powerlifters heading to Brazil to represent Great Britain at this summer's Paralympics.

    "I'm so excited," she told BBC Suffolk. "I've never been to Brazil so I'm happy to go there and get more experience. Hopefully it’ll go ok."

    zoe newson

    Newson, who’s based in East Bergholt, played down her chances of a medal but admitted she wasn't confident ahead of London 2012, when she won bronze.

    "I thought maybe I’d come fifth," she said. "So it’s just on the day, see what happens."

  11. Weather: Plenty of sunshine

    BBC Weather

    If you're lucky enough not to be stuck in the office this afternoon, you can enjoy plenty of sunshine.There will be light winds but it should feel a fair bit warmer than of late.

    Clear spells will also develop tonight, when there will be lows of 2C (36F).

    weather map
  12. Third man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

    A third man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a property was broken into and a gun was fired.

    Last Thursday, a man reported that his property on Stoke Street, Ipswich, was broken into at about 01:15. Police found evidence "that a firearm was discharged at the scene".

    A 24-year-old man from Salford has been detained. Two other men, a 48-year-old from Clacton-on-Sea and a 28-year-old man from Liverpool, were arrested on Friday and have been released on bail.

  13. Headlines: Article labelled damaging for Newmarket.... Man due in court over Felixstowe murder

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    These are the top stories we're covering this afternoon:

    • A row has broken out over the image of Newmarket and the racing industry, after an article claimed the town had an undercurrent of vice and was fuelled by drugs and alcohol
    • A man is due in court this afternoon accused of murdering his wife. Jean Ryan, 67, died after being stabbed in Felixstowe last week
    • The parents of a three-year-old girl diagnosed with a rare form of cancer are hoping to raise £400,000 so she can have specialist treatment in America
  14. Tommy Smith 'been quite solid' for Ipswich

    Ben Parker

    BBC Suffolk Sport

    Tommy Smith is expected to be at the heart of Ipswich's defence tonight against Fulham, having been dropped for the last home game.

    Tommy Smith

    Smith, 26, was on the bench for the 3-1 loss to Brentford but was back in the starting 11 for Saturday's draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

    "I think I've shown throughout the season I've been quite solid," the New Zealand international said. "I knew that if I got my chance back in the team, just do the same job I have been doing all season."

  15. School takes part in space seed experiment

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Seeds from space will be planted later by children at Orford Primary, as part of an experiment devised by British astronaut Tim Peake.

    The school is one of up to 10,000 selected to get a pack of 100 seeds which will grow into rocket salad leaves.

    Mr Peake outlined details of the project in a message from the space station, and asked pupils to compare their growth with rocket plants that have stayed on Earth.

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    Video caption: Tim Peake explains how schoolchildren can grow rocket seeds that have flown in space.
  16. Train journeys to be disrupted over the bank holiday weekend

    BBC Travel

    Train journeys along the Suffolk mainline will be disrupted over the bank holiday weekend as engineers close the line at Shenfield, Network Rail has announced.The work is part of a £40bn programme to upgrade train lines across the country. Network Rail says it's closing the line in the Shenfield area on 1 and 2 May.

  17. Cancer-hit girl's parents praise 'incredible' support

    Charlie Jones

    BBC Local Live

    The parents of a three-year-old girl who has a rare form of cancer have thanked the public for supporting their appeal to raise money to fund her treatment.

    Scarlett Gray

    Scarlett Gray is currently being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, but her parents Angela and Jamie Gray say she needs treatment in the United States to give her the best chance of survival.

    Mr Gray, who has started a fundraising page, told BBC Suffolk there had been "an incredible response" to their appeal.

    "My friends, family and just strangers have been so kind," he said. "We have had people hand over their hard earned money to try and save my little girl, and I cannot thank them enough."

  18. Sudbury travellers move on

    Luke Deal

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A group of travellers who set up camp close to Sudbury town centre have moved on, the town council has said. 

    the travellers

    John Sayers, who's a county councillor, had said he was worried about the disruption and cost involved with moving the families from the site.

    However, the town council said they moved on overnight.

  19. Felixstowe murder case delayed

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    I've just spoken to Ipswich Crown Court about Shaun Ryan, who was due in court this morning charged with murdering his wife.

    The 61-year-old, from Gosford Way in Felixstowe, was too ill to appear before the judge so the case has been adjourned until this afternoon.

    He is accused of stabbing Jean Ryan, 67, on Wednesday night.