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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 12 August
  2. Town striker David McGoldrick out for two months
  3. Son's sudden death prompts grandmother to skydive for charity
  4. Ipswich Witches extend winning run at home to five matches
  5. Work on third crossing in Lowestoft will begin by 2019
  6. Weather: Sunny and dry, peaking at 26C (79F)

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Law expert on Olympic games ticket sales

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    A Brazilian law expert says a jail sentence could be expected if Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans is found to have resold tickets for Rio 2016 illegally.

    A judge in Brazil has ordered the arrest of four executives from a sports hospitality company.

    The men, who work for THG Sports, were named as Evans and Martin Studd from the UK, Irishman David Patrick Gilmore and Dutchman Maarten Van Os.

    Copies of Olympics tickets

    Dr Leonardo Oliveira from the Anglia Ruskin University, an expert on Brazilian law, said: "If a ticket is sold by someone that is not the person who is holding or managing or promoting the event, and the ticket is above the price printed in the ticket, that is a crime that can lead to a conviction of two to four years in prison."

    None of the four is believed to be in Brazil and police there have said they will pursue the matter with Interpol.

    THG said the allegations against it were "entirely without foundation".

  2. McCarthy: 'You've got to be brave to win'

    Tim Fenton

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is urging his players to be brave ahead of Sunday's East Anglian Derby at Portman Road. 

     Town put in a much improved performance last night at Wolves, the game ending in a goalless draw.

    Mick McCarthy

    Norwich, meanwhile won 1-0 at home to Bristol City. The Canaries are now second in the Championship. Town are 12th. 

    McCarthy said: "Everybody is looking forward to Norwich..and not looking forward to it...they're all scared of losing. 

    "You've got to be brave to win and that's what we'll be attempting to do on Sunday." 

    Sunday's game kicks off at 12:00.

  3. Looks like you won't need that brolly

    BBC Weather

    A fine, dry and warm day with long sunny spells breaking through early cloud by lunchtime in most areas. It will feel slightly cooler along the coast with an onshore breeze.  

  4. Morning from the newsroom, welcome to Wednesday

    Kate Williams

    BBC Local Live

    Morning everybody, it's great to be here. 

    I'll be bringing you all the news, sport, weather and travel throughout the day. 

    In a bit we'll bring you reaction on Ipswich Town's draw with Wolves last night, but let's start off with having a look what the weather's got in store...

  5. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for our regular updates until tomorrow morning, although we will keep you informed of events at Molineux as Ipswich Town look to avoid a third straight defeat, when they take on Wolves in the Championship.

    If you're interested in statistics, we can tell you:

    • Wolves have lost only one of their last 14 home league games against Ipswich, all of which have been played in the second tier  
    • But, in their five meetings with the Tractor Boys - since former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy took over in December 2012 - his old side are yet to win 

    Have a good evening, and if you're just joining us, don't forget you can scroll down to bring yourself up-to-date with what's been happening across the county during the day.

  6. We've found some sunshine in Suffolk

    Hurrah. Despite my earlier concerns the county was going to remain covered in cloud all day, we can now see it's not the case.

    Thanks to Sky Cam East for these pics...

    Aerial shot of Felixstowe 1
    Aerial shot of Felixstowe 2
    Aerial shot of Felixstowe 3
  7. Overnight weather: Mainly dry with some chilly temperatures

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening and overnight will be mainly dry, although there's a small chance of isolated showers in places.

    Lows of 8C (46F).

    Wednesday's weather map

    Tomorrow will be cloudy at first, but will become brighter with some sunny spells. Highs of 24C (75F), although it'll feel cooler on the coast.

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

  8. I'm 'devastated' to have run so slowly, says Katy Sealy

    Writing on her Facebook page, Katy Sealy has spoken out about her appearance in the 100 metre hurdles at Rio this afternoon.

    The Bawdsey-based athlete said: "Thank you everyone for your messages I will get round to reading them all. 

    "This whole experience has been overwhelming and I'm absolutely devastated to have run so slow, I have felt so good in practice. 

    "I am so proud to represent my little country Belize and so grateful for this opportunity. 

    "I will come back so much stronger and keep on representing to my fullest. 

    "Maybe I will get to do my actual event [heptathlon] next time."

  9. Marcus Evans: A reminder of what we know so far

    The owner of Ipswich Town Football Club could be facing extradition to Brazil, over allegations he illegally sold tickets for the Olympic Games.

    Marcus Evans is one of four THG Sports executives named on a warrant issued by a Brazilian judge, which police say they'll pursue with the international police organisation, Interpol

    Marcus Evans

    Police in Brazil say the four men "had knowledge of, and contributed to a scheme that involved the illegal selling of tickets at prices well above face value, under the camouflage of hospitality packages".

    THG said the allegations against it were "entirely without foundation". Ipswich Town said it has "no response" to the news.

  10. Cyclist has his jaw broken during assault

    A cyclist received a broken jaw and significant bruising to his face, after being assaulted in Ipswich at the end of last month, say police.

    The man was cycling on Rectory Road when he had what's been described as a "verbal altercation" with the driver of a dark-coloured vehicle.

    He continued onto Wherstead Road, when the same vehicle pulled alongside, close to the junction with Peppercorn Way. A person from the car then assaulted the victim, who required hospital treatment.

    Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which took place between 22:00 and 22:20 on 31 July.

  11. Travel: Overturned car blocks A14 at J58 near Ipswich

    BBC Travel

    The A14 is blocked and there's stationary traffic westbound at J58 (A12 Seven Hills) near Ipswich, because of an overturned car.

  12. Katy Sealy fails to get a personal best at Rio

    Katy Sealy, who's been flying the flag for Belize despite living in Bawdsey, has just taken part in the 100m hurdles, but sadly failed to get the personal best she was aiming for.

    She told us she was hoping for a sub 15 seconds time, but clocked 15.79.

    No-one can take away from her the fact that she competed in Rio, so we're still proud of you Katy.

    Katy Sealy's running paraphernalia
  13. All-Suffolk Ryman Premier Division derby kicks off tonight

    Ben Parker

    BBC Suffolk sport

    The first all-Suffolk Ryman Premier Division derby kicks off tonight, with Lowestoft Town hosting Needham Market at Crown Meadow.

    The Trawlerboys got off to a winning start at the weekend with a 3-1 victory over Bognor Regis Town, while Needham drew with Burgess Hill Town 1-1.

    Mark Morsley

    The Marketmen's manager Mark Morsley says he expects a tough match tonight: "Clearly they're a club looking to have a very positive season after getting relegated last year. 

    "They’ve got a big support and they are a big club and they probably are a club who should be in Conference football."

  14. I think we may have given you the wrong weather forecast...

    I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but I've just taken these photographs from the BBC Suffolk kitchen window in Ipswich, and I can't see any sign of the "plenty of sunshine" we promised you earlier.

    Are we the only people in the county who can't see any blue sky, or is it the same where you are?

    If you can see the sun, then send us an email and make us jealous.

    Clouds over Ipswich 1
    Clouds over Ipswich 2
  15. Map reveals just four 'dementia friendly communities' in county

    The NHS dementia atlas also reveals the areas which are "dementia-friendly" communities - they are highlighted in blue on the map below.

    In Suffolk there are just four:

    • Stowmarket
    • Debenham
    • Hadleigh
    • Felixstowe
    Dementia friendly communities map
  16. Suffolk's cricketers chase win Buckinghamshire

    Ben Parker

    BBC Suffolk sport

    Suffolk's cricketers will have to move fast if they are going to win their Unicorns Championship match against Buckinghamshire at Tring Park.

    At lunch their lead had been cut to 224, although the hosts have lost two wickets in their second innings.