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Summary

  1. Chancellor George Osborne visits Southwold on final day of EU Referendum campaign
  2. Ipswich Town to kick-off new season against Barnsley
  3. Updates on Wednesday, 22 June 2016
  4. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Thursday at 08:00

Live Reporting

By Kate Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it from us

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    Today started with sport, and the excitement of the release of Ipswich Town's football fixtures for next season. 

    By mid-afternoon, the Chancellor had visited Adnams in Southwold in support of the Remain campaign while Boris Johnson had visited Essex to spread his Leave campaign message.

    We also had pictures of the car which crashed into a pub in Leiston and some really cute pictures of a deer that the RSPCA were called out to in Market Weston. 

    Scroll down to recap on all of these stories below. And we look forward to your company again tomorrow.

  2. Brandon rape suspect 'had crooked nose'

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    Suffolk police have released more information about a man they want to question in connection with a rape in Brandon in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

    A woman was attacked in an open space accessed via Knappers Way, next to a primary school.

    The attacker man is described as white, aged in his 20s-30s, 5ft 6in (1.67m) tall, of stocky build, and speaking with an eastern European accent. 

    He is also described as having a crooked nose - consistent with it possibly having been broken - and being either bald or with a shaved head.

    Det Ch Insp Caroline Millar, of the Major Investigation Team said police were stepping up patrols in the area, reminding people not to go out alone in isolated areas and to always stay in groups.

  3. RSPCA advise on how to deal with 'lost' kids...

    The RSPCA has issued advice about how to handle young deer after it was called out to a baby deer that was alone in someone's garden at Market Weston, near Diss.

    Baby deer

    Officer Jason Finch was called out to the young roe deer, checked it over and called East Winch wildlife centre near King's Lynn for advice.

    He said: “Whilst it may look as though a young deer has been abandoned, actually their mother will only visit them once or twice a day and is out feeding the rest of the time. This could happen at night which means you’d almost never see the kid being tended to.

    “Now we are entering into summer it may be more usual to see young deer but unless they are in immediate danger or showing signs of injury we would advise members of the public just to monitor from a safe distance to see if mum returns."

  4. And here's what the White Horse looked like - from the inside

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Here's the scene from the inside of the White Horse pub at Leiston after a Volkswagen Golf crashed into the side of it in the early hours of this morning.

    Inside of the pub
  5. In pictures: Car smashes into Leiston hotel in early hours

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A car smashed into the White Horse Hotel in Leiston, in the early hours of this morning. 

    White Horse Hotel, Leiston, with car embedded

    The incident happened just before 00:30 when a Volkswagen Golf became embedded in the building, surprising customers who were still at the bar.

     A woman was taken to hospital but no-one inside the building was hurt. Structural engineers were called in to assess the building for damage this morning. The pub will stay open, we're told.

    Car crashed into hotel
  6. Chancellor: 'Don't listen to me - listen to Adnams'

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    At Adnams in Southwold today, Chancellor George Osborne was asked if he was using scare tactics to get people to vote Remain.

    George Osborne at Adnams in Southwold

    He said: "Don't listen to me; listen to companies like Adnams which have stepped into this debate."

    Meanwhile, Guy Nicholls, who owns Trucks R Us in Ipswich and is a Leave supporter, told BBC Radio Suffolk: "We're the fifth largest economy in the world - why do we need somebody else to hold our hand and hold us back?

    "I think we'll prosper coming out of the EU; I think there's an awful lot of scaremongering going on."

  7. Gone to the pub: Last stop on the campaign trail

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    Chancellor George Osborne has made the last stop on his campaign trail ahead of tomorrow's EU Referendum.

    He stopped off at Adnams in Southwold where he told Remain supporters: "Only if we stay in EU can region's economy prosper."

    George Osborne at Adnams

    Boris Johnson for the Leave campaign, who has been campaigning in Essex, said: "If we Vote Leave we will be able to forge bold new trade deals with growing economies around the world. These are deals that the EU has tried and failed to achieve due to protectionist forces in Europe."  

  8. Sunshine forecast this afternoon

    BBC Weather

    Some hazy sunshine will develop this afternoon, and it'll feel warm, and increasingly humid. Maximum temperature 22C (72F).

    Long Melford

    Many thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Bangalore Babe who sent in this picture from Long Melford.

  9. Murphy hoping to make Euros debut as Ireland face Italians needing win

    TWTD.co.uk

    Blues striker Daryl Murphy is hoping to make his first appearance of Euro 2016 when the Republic of Ireland take on Italy in their final group game in Lille this evening.

    Daryl Murphy
  10. Further developments ahead for Felixstowe

    Luke Deal

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Businesses, attractions and community groups are celebrating Felixstowe Forward's first year, and there's more development to come, says councillor Andy Smith.

    Martell Park, Felixstowe

    They say in the past 12 months the organisation's achievements include the restoration of the town's historic seafront gardens. 

    Suffolk Coastal councillor Andy Smith said: "We're working with Stan Threadwell of the pier company, who's going to be refurbishing - well, completely rebuilding - his Pier Head building, starting in September. 

    "That's quite a complex project; we're working with him, and we're working with Heritage Lottery Fund for a bid at Languard Fort and Languard Common."

  11. 'Growth' seen in Felixstowe after promotion

    Luke Deal

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The success of a year promoting Felixstowe is being shared with businesses and community groups today - and early indications show an increase in growth.

    Felixstowe's Seafront Gardens

    Felixstowe Forward says it's seen through the restoration of the Seafront Gardens while the Martello Park is welcoming visitors for its first full season. 

    Helen Greengrass, Felixstowe Forward change director said: "The town hall have noticed an increase in weddings being held here. We've commissioned the visitor impact survey - very early findings are showing about a 12-13% growth in the town since 2013. 

    "The major development has been the seafront gardens, so it has to have been down to that... everywhere you look there's a sense of the town changing."

  12. EFL Cup: Ipswich to play Stevenage in Round One, AGAIN!

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    For the second year running, Ipswich Town have drawn Stevenage in the first round of football's League Cup.

    Jay Tabb

    Goals from Josh Yorwerth and Jay Tabb (pictured) saw the Blues come from a goal down in August 2015 to beat the League Two side 2-1.

    The competition has been rebranded ahead of the new season. It is now the EFL Cup, and the Blues will be pleased to be at Portman Road.

  13. Ipswich Town draw Stevenage in EFL Cup

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The draw for the first round of the re-named EFL (English Football League) Cup has taken place this lunchtime and sees Ipswich Town at home to League Two side Stevenage in Round One.

    The EFL Cup

    Earlier today, the fixtures for the new Championship season were released, with Ipswich Town due to play Barnsley at Portman Road on the opening weekend.

  14. EU Referendum: Chancellor visits Suffolk on last day of campaigning

    On the final day of campaigning for the EU referendum, politicians are out across the region. 

    Chancellor George Osborne, for the Remain campaign, will be in Suffolk this afternoon and will warn about the economic risks of leaving the EU.

    George Osborne

    Meanwhile, the Leave campaign's Boris Johnson has been in Essex, where he told voters tomorrow was their last chance to "take back control".

    You can find more information on the EU Referendum here.  

    Boris Johnson
  15. New butcher's looks set to open

    Guy Campbell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Neaves of Debenham may have closed for the final time on Saturday, but a new butcher's shop looks set to open in the village.

    Neaves of Debenham

    The premises themselves are due to become a pizza restaurant, but business owner Rhona Allen welcomed news that another butcher's was due to open elsewhere in the village.

    "I'm very keen for it to start up because it will be a bit of continuity... the chap who's got the shop came here (to Neave's) before he left school and my husband trained him, and he's excellent," she said.

  16. 'Demise of the roast' among the reasons for butcher's shop closure

    Guy Campbell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A butcher's shop, which has traded in Debenham for more than a century has closed, with the owner saying people's buying and eating habits are partly responsible.

    Neaves opened in 1914, but there's been a butcher's shop on the site dating back to at least 1890. 

    Roast dinner

    Rhona Allen and her former husband David bought it in 1989, and developed a successful business.

    But Mrs Allen said people "are buying less meat to cook, and they're eating it in different ways".

    She added: "They eat out. People don't want to cook a Sunday roast anymore; they want it done for them."

    The shop will still be connected to food, though. It looks set to become a pizza restaurant. 

  17. Watch: 'Fans love the derby matches'

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Ipswich Town managing director Ian Milne says both Norwich and Ipswich fans "love" the derby matches and that they're "great for the region".                       

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    Video caption: Derby matches "great for the region"
  18. Ipswich Town fixtures: The challenges ahead

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town have just one new player since last season, defender Adam Webster, who joined from Portsmouth, with Matt Clarke going there as part of the deal.

    Bobby Robson statue at Portman Road

    It's not a bad first month at all for Ipswich, but then September looks like it's got some challenging games, including against potential promotion contenders Derby and Aston Villa. 

    Anyone would think that with four away games out of the last six, Town are going to have their work cut out, but to be honest, they're not bad away games, with fixtures against Fulham, Burton Albion, Rotherham, and Nottingham Forest. 

  19. What to look forward to in the new season

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Highlights of next season for Ipswich Town include matches against newly-relegated Newcastle (away 22 October, home 17 April) and Aston Villa (home 17 September, away 11 February).

    And for the first time, Town will face newly-promoted Burton Albion (home 18 October, away 15 April).

    Portman Road

    And it'll be a good Christmas for fans, not having to travel, with home ties against Fulham on Boxing Day and Bristol City on New Year's Eve.

    The full fixture list can be found here.

  20. Ipswich Town's fixtures: Managing director always looks forward to derby

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    Ian Milne, managing director of Ipswich Town, says he's looking forward to having a derby match once more against Norwich City.

    Scene from the radio studio

    He told Mark Murphy: "It'll be interesting to see how they (Norwich) have 'come down' and all their players."

    He said Town had a few games before the derby, provisionally scheduled for 20 August, but added: "Norwich will be a big fixture."