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Summary

  1. Person hit by train leads to travel delays
  2. Latest on inquest into death of murderer
  3. Preparations as Women's Tour set for Suffolk

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Suffolk Live signing off

    Today it's been about David Cameron coming to Suffolk, a park and ride shake-up and a Suffolk speedway rider being crowned British Champion.

    Tomorrow we'll be looking at more potential champions, and they'll be on two wheels too, but they won't have any mechanical help to get around.

    The Women's Tour begins in Southwold - and we'll be there bringing you live updates. Join us. 

  2. No shortage of support for Women's Tour in Beccles

    Beccles businesses are showing their support for the Women's Tour.

    Beccles shop window 1
    Beccles business 2
  3. Entente cordiale alive and well among competing teams

    Out of the 16 teams taking part in this year's Women's Tour, 12 are comprised of riders of more than one nationality.

    Drops Cycling Team and Great Britain both have team members who are British, Parkhotel Valken is a totally Dutch team, and it's a French line-up for Poitou-Charentes Futuroscope86.

    Riders in 2015
  4. A cosmopolitan list of entrants for the Women's Tour

    The provisional rider list for the Women's Tour shows that 22 different countries are represented, with Dutch riders the most dominant, totalling 18 of the 95 riders.

    The list includes five World Road Race Champions, four World Time Trial Champions, plus 14 different reigning National Road Race Champions.

    Seven of the riders are also World Track Champions.

    Riders from 2015
  5. Lizzie Armitstead will be hoping for better fortunes in this year's Women's Tour

    World Champion Lizzie Armitstead and defending Aviva Women's Tour champion Lisa Brennauer have been confirmed as participating in the 2016 Women's Tour.

    Armitstead will be hoping not to have a repeat of last year's event, when she crashed seconds after she'd won the first stage in Suffolk.

    Lizzie Armitstead crash 2015
  6. Less than 24 hours to go to start of Women's Tour

    We're starting to look ahead to tomorrow now, when the first stage of the 2016 Women's Tour begins in Southwold.

    Riders finish the 132km (82 miles) stretch later in the day in Norwich.

    As we're not renowned for our mountains in this part of the world, you may not be surprised to learn that the total ascent is a mere 888 metres (almost 3,000 ft).

    Women's Tour route in Suffolk
  7. Overnight weather: The chance of heavy downpours continues

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening there'll be some heavy showers, some thundery. It will become more isolated as we go through the evening and night but still the potential for heavy downpours. 

    Minimum temperature: 12C (54F).

    Wednesday's weather map

    On Wednesday there'll be further heavy showers or longer spells of rain, and the chance of some thunderstorms, although there'll be brighter spells too. Top temperature: 20C (68F).

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

  8. AFC Sudbury to host Colchester United in pre-season friendly

    Suffolk Free Press

    The Yellows welcome the Sky Bet League Two club to the Wardale Williams Stadium next month as part of their pre-season preparations.

    AFC Sudbury ground
  9. David Cameron explains his sixth visit to the region since calling the referendum

    Prime Minister David Cameron says he wanted to come back to the eastern region again because it's a region that exports so much. 

    He claimed there were "hundreds of thousands of jobs here reliant on our trade with Europe" and added: "We've only got 10 days to sure we remain in a reformed European Union."

    David Cameron at Greene King brewery

    Leave campaigners say UK companies would be freed from the burden of EU regulation, and that trade with EU countries would continue because we import more from them than we export to them.

  10. Greene King: How it all began

    Greene King has been brewing beer and operating pubs from its base in Bury St Edmunds for more than 200 years. Here's a recap of some dates in its early history:

    • 1799: Benjamin Greene moves to the town to establish his own brewing business
    • 1836: The brewery workforce doubles to 50 people with output increasing to 40,000 barrels a year
    • 1850: Frederick King acquires the Maulkin's Maltings and adjoining buildings in the town
    Westgate Yard of GK brewery
  11. PM makes third visit to county since calling EU referendum

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    This is the prime minister's sixth visit to the eastern region since calling the referendum, his third to Suffolk and once again he is focussing on the economic impact of leaving.

    Greene King brewery

    The Remain campaign believe that the possible threat to business and jobs is its trump card and with opinion polls suggesting a very tight finish, it's playing that card as much as possible. 

    The CBI says 300,000 jobs across the East of England are dependent on our trade with the European Union. 

    Remain say those jobs could be at risk if we Brexit. Vote leave say that's just scaremongering and argue that outside the EU our economy would stay strong. 

    No surprise why the Prime Minister chose Suffolk and Greene King to deliver his latest warning: Suffolk is one of the few counties in the country where every MP supports Remain, while Greene King was one of the first companies in the country to warn that leaving the EU would deter investment and threaten jobs.

  12. Prime minister visits Bury St Edmunds

    David Cameron is at the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds this afternoon. We'll bring you more updates on this shortly.

    David Cameron at Greene King brewery
  13. Improvements announced for Brandon level crossing

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    The MP for West Suffolk says Network Rail has confirmed that action is to be taken to help put an end to the problems with the level crossing at Brandon, which can get stuck in the "closed" position leading to lengthy delays for motorists in the town.

    Brandon level crossing

    Among the improvements:

    • Ground maintenance around sensors will be carried out more often to vegetation doesn't set off sensors which lead to the gates closing
    • Brandon will be the first crossing to be fitted with upgraded obstacle technology
    Quote Message: Hopefully, these changes will mean an end to the problems with the Brandon level crossing, and we must keep Network Rail to their commitments.” from Matthew Hancock MP for West Suffolk
    Matthew HancockMP for West Suffolk
  14. Next musician on my whistle-stop tour

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    Muckaniks has provided beats for pretty much every rapper in what has become a very strong hip hop scene in Ipswich, so it's nice to finally come see where the magic happens.

    His bedroom studio is worlds apart from the Lake Stage at Latitude, where he'll be performing next month. 

    He says he'll be joined by rappers including Rye Shabby, and bringing the "hype" and "party" to Henham Park.

    Muckaniks
  15. I'm out on the road with BBC Look East

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    I'm on a road trip around the county today with Dawn Gerber, making a film about BBC Introducing's picks for the Latitude festival.

    First stop was Butley Priory, meeting sisters Bess and Jayna, who go under the name AYA:

    AYA
  16. Woman who went missing from hospital is found

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A woman who went missing from West Suffolk Hospital at Bury St Edmunds yesterday has been found safe and well.

    Beatrice Prestney was located earlier in the town.

    Beatrice Trestney
  17. Simon Hall was using 'legal high' Spice, inquest hears

    The Simon Hall inquest, being held at Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich, heard that records showed Hall, who was serving a life sentence for murder, was using the substance Spice on 2 December 2013, two months before he was found dead in his cell at Wayland Prison.

    Despite being a "legal high" at the time, Spice was banned by the jail.

    Spice

    Nurse Bridget Diallo, from the jail's primary mental health team, said Hall also told a prison officer about suicide attempts in his cell, but that she had not been informed.

    "We would expect to be involved but I don't know why we weren't told about these attempts," she said.

    The inquest heard that on 13 and 27 December Hall was seen by two other nurses, telling both of his feelings of depression and hopelessness and that he believed he had let his family down.

  18. Runner completes challenge of competing in 10 marathons

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    A Woodbridge man who set himself the challenge of running ten marathons for charity, has completed his task. 

    Tom Fairbrother, 28, had suffered with bulimia for two years and on New Year's Eve ran the first of ten fundraising marathons for the eating disorders charity, Beat, the last of which, Man Vs Horse, he's just completed.

    Tom Fairbrother and Coralie Frost

    He's raised more than £2,100, having set himself a target of £1,000, and says he also feels he's achieved his aim of making more people aware of the fact that bulimia can affect anyone.

    As for what happens next? 

    "I promised myself a break but I'm getting a bit restless already. I want to keep pushing myself within reason to do these kinds of challenges".