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  1. Ipswich Conservative Association fined over "impermissible" donation
  2. Ipswich Hospital chairman and chief executive take over running of Colchester Hospital
  3. Two men are arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a collision in Bungay on the early hours of Friday
  4. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Philippa Taylor

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  1. That's it for Tuesday's Suffolk Live

    We're signing off for the day, but we'll be back in the morning from 08:00 and look forward to your company then.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Overnight weather: Dry at first with patchy outbreaks of rain later

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    It'll be dry for the first part of the night, before cloud increases from the west to bring outbreaks of patchy rain. Lows of 9C (48F).

    Wednesday's weather map

    Wednesday will start cloudy and wet with showery outbreaks of rain. These will gradually clear, but there's a chance of heavy, thundery showers later. Top temperature: 14C (57F).

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

  3. Watch: Friends pay tribute to man killed in collision

    Friends have been paying tribute to a man who died after being hit by a car on Friday in Bungay.

    Shane Lay, 42, from Broome died in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge on Saturday.

    His friends Paul Luland and Danny Whitehand said he was a down-to-earth, genuine bloke. 

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    Video caption: Friends pay tribute to man killed in collision with car
  4. Watch: Rampaging peacocks upset residents

    They may look beautiful, but residents of Beccles say this peacock, along with his friends, is wreaking havoc in their gardens.

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    Video caption: A pride of peacocks is on the rampage in Beccles
  5. Tickets 'snapped up' for free birthday concert for the Queen

    Cleah Hetherington

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Tickets for a free birthday concert for The Queen in Christchurch Park, Ipswich, are being snapped up quickly. 

    Since news was announced of the event last Thursday, almost 2,500 tickets have gone - half the total available. 

    The concert of popular classics takes place on Saturday 11 June and features the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra and a fireworks finale.

  6. Cabinet agrees to fund business case for Lake Lothing and Ipswich Wet Dock bridges

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

    Suffolk County Council cabinet has voted unanimously to spend £20m on developing a business case for bridges for Lake Lothing (pictured) and Ipswich Wet Dock.

    The government has already pledged £151m for the two projects.

    Artists impression, Lake Lothing crossing
  7. Conservative association explains 'entirely honest mistake' over donation

    Ipswich Conservative Association has sent us a statement explaining how the "impermissible donation" came about.

    It says the donation was from a UK resident and taxpayer who was, at the time of their donation, moving house, and having removed themselves from the register of their old address, had not yet added their new one.

    The statement concludes: "Whilst it was a technical breach of Electoral Commission rules for the donation to have been made and accepted during this period, it was an entirely honest mistake."

  8. Conservative association fined over donation

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

    Ipswich Conservative Association has been fined £1,000 for accepting an "impermissible" donation of £3,000, says the Electoral Commission.

    The commission said the association accepted the donation in March 2015 from an individual who did not appear on the register of electors at that time.

    It said: "Under electoral law, political parties and their accounting units must not accept a donation unless it comes from a permissible source," adding that the fine was paid immediately.

    We'll have a comment from the association shortly.

  9. Have you heard the one about the peacocks causing havoc?

    Guy Campbell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    He may look harmless enough, but this peacock, along with a few of his friends, has been upsetting residents in Beccles, by making noise and generally being a nuisance, as reported in the Eastern Daily Press.


    Melanie Goodwin, who lives in the area where the peacocks have taken up residence, says she finds it quite demoralising: "You plant all your bedding plants out and you come home and they've all been eaten or pulled up and squashed.

    "You're on peacock duty all the time, and if you're not, your neighbours are, on your behalf. We have a sort of watch going on - peacock watch."

  10. Suffolk swimmer 'emotional' after Rio selection

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ryan Crouch is already back in the pool in an effort to become the best swimmer he can possibly be ahead of the forthcoming Paralympic Games.

    Aquatics Centre in Rio

    The 22-year-old, who trains in Ipswich, says he was emotional after been named in the Great Britain squad for Rio. 

    "It's just fantastic news and I'm really happy. The hard work has paid off and it's a great event to be going to," he said.

  11. Suffolk Paralympian inspired after Invictus Games appearance

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Rio-bound Ryan Crouch (pictured here with Prince Harry), says competing at the first Invictus Games in 2014 was a defining moment.

    Prince Harry and Ryan Crouch

    The 22-year-old, who trains in Ipswich, has been named in the Great Britain squad for the forthcoming Paralympic Games.

    "The Invictus Games was a special moment for me," Crouch said. "I wasn't sure where my swimming was going at the time, and it gave me a real focus and drive." 

  12. County council cabinet agree fire service cuts

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

    Suffolk County Council's cabinet has voted fire cuts through unanimously.

    These include full-time firefighter posts being reduced by 16, instead of the original 20 proposed before a public consultation took place.

    SCC HQ
  13. Anthony Ogogo arms: The pipe-cleaner and Popeye

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    After almost a year out of action, Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo has warned his forthcoming opponents that he will only get stronger in the coming months.

    Anthony Ogogo

    The 27-year-old returns to the ring on Saturday week in Glasgow, and is confident of making a winning return despite not being at his physical peak just yet. 

    "My right shoulder which I dislocated is 80-85%," Ogogo said. "My trainer calls it the pipe-cleaner. I have a pipe cleaner for a right arm and my left arm is like Popeye's!"

  14. Your photos: Colourful Aldeburgh

    We always enjoy sharing your photographs of Suffolk with the rest of the county, so here's a very colourful shot taken in Aldeburgh by Robert Ashworth.

    Thanks Robert. I wonder how long you had to wait to get the seagull perched on the post in the centre of the shot?

    Beach scene in Aldeburgh
  15. Here's a reminder of the proposals for the fire service

    These are the key proposals being discussed by the county council regarding fire service cuts:

    • Sudbury to keep second fire engine
    • Wrentham fire station to remain open, with a rapid response vehicle replacing current fire engine
    • Full-time firefighter posts to be reduced by 16 instead of 20
    • Four stations to lose one fire engine each, currently crewed by full-time firefighters
    Fire engine
  16. Ben Cowling named as Haverhill Rovers' new manager

    Haverhill Echo

    Former Haverhill Borough manager and chairman Ben Cowling has been appointed as the new first team manager at Haverhill Rovers.

    Ben Cowling
  17. County Council cabinet meeting: First on the agenda - fire cuts

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

    Cabinet meeting under way. Fire service cuts up first.

    Cabinet meeting
  18. Why is Suffolk County Council considering spending £20m on two new river crossings?

    Let's take a closer look now at the decision that needs to be reached this afternoon by Suffolk County Council's cabinet: whether it should invest £20m in making the case for two new river crossings.

    In a nutshell, the government has said it will contribute £151m to get the bridges built, at Ipswich Wet Dock, pictured top, and Lake Lothing.

    But before that happens, work has to be carried out to develop a final business case to present to the government, so that it releases the money.

    Artists impression of wet dock crossing
  19. Bart: Town's future in safe hands

    Town keeper Bartosz Bialkowski has given his seal of approval to the strong group of young keepers coming through at Playford Road.

  20. Afternoon weather: Sunny spells and scattered fair-weather cloud

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a dry afternoon with sunny spells and scattered fair-weather cloud. It'll be warm, with a top temperature of 19C (66F).


    Today's photograph was taken in Claydon by Weather Watcher "Happy Haze".

    If you're interested in finding out more about weather watchers, then check out the website.