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Summary

  1. Anthony Ogogo returns to the ring tomorrow night
  2. Glenn Driver named as new Leiston manager
  3. Trading standards officers recover car boot load of scam mail from victim's home
  4. Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband was among the panel as the BBC's Question Time was held in Ipswich last night
  5. Updates for Friday, 27 May 2016
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Tuesday at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for another week on Suffolk Live

    Thanks for your company this week. We'll be back again on Tuesday morning from 08:00.

    Among the stories we've brought you today are how scammers have conned an elderly widower by claiming to have a cure for his terminal illness; news of a fund-raising run in London next week to raise money for the charity CALM, which works to reduce male suicide; and how Anthony Ogogo is feeling ahead of his bout against Germany's Chris Hermann tomorrow night.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Overnight weather: Largely dry with patchy cloud

    Chris Bell

    BBC Look East weather

    It'll be a largely dry night with clear spells and patchy cloudy, however a few showers may arrive late in the night. Lows of 7C (45F).

    Saturday's weather map

    Tomorrow will be rather cloudy, and showers are possible during the morning, becoming drier later with just the small risk of a few sharp showers re-developing. Top temperature 20C (68F).

    Get the full forecast where you live, from BBC Weather.

  3. Can you tell where this photo of old Ipswich was taken?

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    A collection of historical photos of Ipswich docks is being put online tomorrow by the Ipswich Maritime Trust.

    Railway sidings, Ipswich 1948

    Here's one example of some railway sidings from 1948.

    If you can't work out where they are, you'll be able to find out when we publish more of the photos at BBC News Online Suffolk tomorrow.

  4. Suffolk's U18s are champions of East Anglia

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The waiting is finally over for Suffolk FA's Under-18s, who have have found out today that they are East Anglian Counties champions.

    Andy Reynolds

    The county has been awarded three points for an outstanding home fixture with Bedfordshire - which was cancelled by the away team a day before kick-off - and therefore finish above Essex. 

    "I'm delighted for the boys as it is a while since Suffolk FA won the league," said outgoing manager Andy Reynolds (pictured).

  5. Buddhist retreat centre to unveil its new buildings

    Jon Wright

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    This weekend the Vajrasana Retreat Centre at Potash Farm, Walsham-le-Willows, is unveiling its new buildings.

    The London Buddhist Centre has run Potash Farm since 2000, but thanks to a bequest, it's been able to refurbish and expand the accommodation, adding a shrine as well.

    Project manager Maitrivajri told me they wanted to have a procession or a movement throughout the retreat centre: "As you got closer to the shrine room it got quieter; people got more reflective; they were preparing to enter the shrine room to meditate or to do ritual." 

    Statue at Buddhist retreat
    Buddhist Centre extrerior
  6. 170-year-old photo of Ipswich goes on show

    What is believed to be the oldest photograph of Ipswich is being put on a new online archive tomorrow.

    Old Custom House, Ipswich

    The picture of the Old Custom House was taken by local photographer John Wiggin in 1846.

    Stuart Grimwade, from the Ipswich Maritime Trust, is taking part in a talk about the archive at University Campus Suffolk on Saturday morning as part of the PhotoEast festival.

  7. International football: Murphy set for Ireland return

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town striker Daryl Murphy could make his first appearance for more than two months when the Republic of Ireland host Holland in a friendly tonight.

    Daryl Murphy

    The 33-year-old is hoping to be included in the Irish squad for Euro 2016 which is named tomorrow, although he doesn't believe that's dependent on him breaking his international duck.

    "If I'm only thinking about a goal and I'm not holding the ball up and fighting my corner and setting people up then I'll have meant nothing. Once that part of the game is taken care of maybe I'll get a chance and hopefully it'll go in."

  8. Lack of public information about devolution criticised

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    There has been criticism of the lack of publicly-available information surrounding devolution proposals for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire up to this point. 

    Andy Wood, the independent chair of the East Anglia Leaders Group, met with government representatives yesterday. 

    East Anglia flag

    He admits there has not been enough public communication about the plans, but said "to talk more specifically about proposals at this point has the potential to weaken our negotiating position". 

    A formal public consultation is to take place in the summer to allow local people and businesses to have their say on the plans.

  9. Devolved powers plans up in the air

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Plans for devolving powers to an "Eastern Powerhouse" were first revealed by BBC Look East on 11 March, five days before they were officially announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in his budget.

    George Osborne MP

    The plans at the time called for an elected mayor covering Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, but this scheme quickly fell apart as it became clear Cambridgeshire councils did not want to join with their East Anglian neighbours.

    On 13 May, it was revealed that a new scheme was being proposed for one authority covering councils in Cambridgeshire and another authority covering councils in Norfolk and Suffolk. But there are question marks over whether this would be acceptable to all the councils and the government.

  10. Ogogo 'a heavy favourite' ahead of comeback fight

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Anthony Ogogo's opponent tomorrow at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow is not expected to provide the Lowestoft man with a huge test.

    Anthony Ogogo in gym

    Germany's Chris Hermann has lost almost a third of his 32 bouts to date, but Ogogo is patient with regard to appearing on bigger stages for bigger prizes. 

    "My team will pick my fights and I'll do my job," Ogogo said. "Whether I fight Floyd Mayweather or John Smith from down the road, I will give it my best and move onto the next one."

  11. Council leader understands 'anxiety' over delay on homes decision

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

    The leader of Forest Heath council has said he realises that delays in a decision over plans for 400 homes at Hatchfield Farm in Newmarket, have led to "a lot of anxiety".

    Forest Heath council offices

    Speaking after the government revealed that a decision won't be made public until after the EU referendum, James Waters added: "We don’t know the outcome of the decision; we don’t know whether the 400 homes that we gave planning permission to will be allowed to be built. 

    "What I can say, however, is that whatever way the decision comes down, we will work with the horse racing industry and our local communities across the district to do the best to alleviate their concerns.”

  12. Boxing: Ogogo more excited than nervous ahead of return

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    After a year out of the ring Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo says he can't wait to face Germany's Chris Hermann in Glasgow tomorrow night.

    Anthony Ogogo

    The 27-year-old's professional career has been hampered by a series of injuries, including a dislocated shoulder that he's just recovered from.

    "It's been very hard; heartbreaking at times," said Ogogo. "I've been in some dark, dark places but now I can't wait to get back in the ring. The nerves will kick in, but I'm far more excited than nervous."

  13. County council says it's 'too early in the year' to cut grass verges

    In response to Copdock resident Zena Gravener's concern over long grass verges on Old London Road, Suffolk County Council says all the details about grass cutting are on its website.

    It also points out that it has been contacted by wildlife campaigners, who say it shouldn't be cutting the grass at all at the moment since it's too early in the year and is bad for wildlife.

    Copdock verges
  14. Campaigner says people 'take their life in their hands' when they cross the old A12

    Nearly a year ago we told you about Zena Gravener, who had taken to using a sickle to tackle an overgrown grass verge in Copdock, after issuing an ultimatum to Suffolk County Council.

    Now she says the problem has in Old London Road has occurred again. 

    Zena Gravener

    She says she hasn't been out yet this spring, but that her neighbour has been out with his mower.

    She explains: "We have to cross over to get to our houses and we cannot see traffic coming either way. We take our life in our hands and take a guess that there's nothing coming."

    We'll bring you the council's response shortly.

  15. Decision on Hatchfield Farm homes won't be made until after EU referendum

    Vikki Irwin

    BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

    A decision is in sight over controversial plans to build 400 new homes at Hatchfield Farm in Newmarket.

    The final decision, which is being made by Communities and Local Government Secretary Greg Clark, has been delayed several times

    But today Forest Heath council revealed the government had told it an announcement would be made after the 23 June EU referendum.

    Hatchfield Farm protesters
  16. Victim of scammers sending more than £100 a month to fake organisations

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Suffolk Trading Standards has had to remove a vast amount of scam mail from the home of a victim in the county who was sending more than £100 a month to fake lotteries and clairvoyants.

    Scam mail in car

    Trading standards officer Lesley Crompton says victims like this man don't want to disclose what they're doing to their families: "It's almost as if they're ashamed of their own behaviour but they can't stop."

  17. Widower falls victim to scams offering cures for his terminal illness

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A Suffolk man has fallen victim to scam mail claiming a cure for his terminal illness.

    Junk mail in victim's home

    The 87-year-old is being supported by trading standards officers, who on their first visit ripped up a cheque for nearly £60, ready to be sent to the latest fraudster.

    Lesley Crompton, from Suffolk Trading Standards, said the man's wife had died recently and he was quite lonely: "I think he's using scam mail as a way of keeping in touch with the wider world.

    "Unfortunately he's terminally ill, and he's fallen prey to the scammers who are sending miracle cures, magic creams, potions through the post to him."

  18. International football: McGoldrick out to impress

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick is hoping to stake his claim for a place in the Republic of Ireland squad for Euro 2016 when his side faces Holland in Dublin tonight.

    David McGoldrick

    Manager Martin O'Neill will name his final 23-man party for France tomorrow, with McGoldrick and club-mate Daryl Murphy hoping to make the cut.

    "My aim is now to impress and get into the 23 which is going to be very hard because of the to- class strikers here. I've got to give it my all," said McGoldrick.

  19. Mountain takes on number one jacket

    Bury Free Press

    Here is the back page of the Bury Free Press:

    Back page of Bury Free Press
  20. Abbie could have had a second chance

    Ipswich Star

    Here's the front page of the Ipswich Star

    Front page of Ipswich Star