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By Philippa Taylor

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from the Suffolk Live team for this week, we'll be back again from 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news from our county.

    Here are the top stories we've covered today:

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Weather: Frost expected after rain clears

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    Rain clearing eastwards this evening will bring lengthy clear spells and temperatures low enough for a frost in places in parts of the eastern region as the temperature drops to a minimum of -1C (30F).

    Weather chart

    Patchy cloud will bring isolated showers across northern counties later in the night.

    Saturday outlook: A chilly start with frost in places. Some dry and bright weather but also frequent showers across northern and eastern counties. Feeling cold in a brisk northerly breeze.

    More details on BBC Weather:

  3. Time to reveal the answers to our second Ipswich Town 'Mastermind' quiz

    Here are the answers to the second part of our Ipswich Town quiz in tribute to tonight's Mastermind on BBC1, where it will be a specialist subject.

    ITFC stadium

    Sadly, no-one's managed to get them all right.

    Q: Who was the Town substitute at Wembley when they won the FA Cup in 1978? A: Mick Lambert  

    Q:  Who did Bobby Robson sign from Dutch club Twente in 1978? A: Arnold Muhren

    Q: Name the Ipswich player who holds the record as the youngest ever goalscorer in the top flight. A: Jason Dozzell 

    Q: Which radio station sponsored Town in the mid-80s? A: Radio Orwell

    Q: Which Town player stood in for Sylvester Stallone in the film Escape To Victory? A: Paul Cooper

    Terry Butcher got four out of five questions correct, when he appeared on Stephen Foster's Drivetime show at about 17:40. He passed on the last one.

    Nobody's contacted us with a full set of correct answers, but well done if you did and kept it to yourself!

  4. Bill Nighy to appear at Aldeburgh Documentary Festival

    Actor Bill Nighy is appearing at this year's Aldeburgh Documentary Festival, introducing the screening of a film about girls playing football in the Nepalese Himalayas.

    Among the audience for Sunakali, Teenage Girls Journey to Glory on Sunday evening, will be the chairman of Suffolk FA, Phil Lawler.

    Bill Nighy

    The festival opens this evening at the town's cinema with the cookery film Ants On A Shrimp.

  5. Lowestoft's loss is the region's gain, says windfarm project manager

    Kate Scotter

    BBC News

    Lowestoft's loss is the region's gain, according to the project manager of a £1.5bn offshore windfarm.

    Artists impression of the operational base

    As we've reported, the operational base of Galloper will be based at Harwich in Essex.

    It was thought that Lowestoft was the first choice and would get the benefit from secure jobs for the next 25 years.

    Harwich was chosen as it is closest to the windfarm.

    Project manager Toby Edmonds said: "This does complete the hat-trick for Galloper because we are at Yarmouth at Siemens for the turbines, Lowestoft for the construction base and now we're at Harwich for the service and maintenance phase.

    "I think it's been a really good example of how the whole region can benefit from a project like Galloper."

  6. Jobs blow for Lowestoft as Harwich is chosen for windfarm base

    Kate Scotter

    BBC News

    A Suffolk town has lost out to Essex to become the onshore headquarters of a £1.5bn windfarm.

    Graphic of Galloper

    The operations and maintenance base for the Galloper offshore windfarm will be based at Harwich, it has been announced. 

    It had been hoped the headquarters, expected to create 7,200 jobs, would be at Lowestoft, where the construction team is based.

    Toby Edmonds, Galloper project developer, said: "Really it comes down to geography. 

    "Harwich is the closest to the windfarm that we can use as an operational base. 

    "Every minute and every gallon of diesel we can save is well worth having and makes the difference over the lifetime of the windfarm."

  7. Patterson in All Whites squad

    Town youngster Monty Patterson has been named in the New Zealand squad for their World Cup qualifiers against New Caledonia later this month.

  8. Saxons name team ahead of historic fixture

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The Suffolk Saxons play their first ever home match in the National Badminton League on Monday against Surrey, and head coach Anthony Clark has named his line-up today.

    Suffolk Saxons logo

    Former national champions Andy Ellis and Sarah Walker will both be involved, while Clark has named himself among the substitutes.

    The match gets underway at 19:00 at the Ipswich Corn Exchange.

  9. Bury's club captain departs

    Bury Free Press

    The back page of the Bury Free Press carries an exclusive interview with Phil Weaver on his decision to leave Bury Town FC:

    Back page of Bury Free Press
  10. Corrie's mother and aunt have a 'good conversation' with police

    Steve Blower

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    The uncle of missing airman Corrie Mckeague, who recently spoke out about the police investigation, says he and Nicola Urquhart, Corrie's mum, have had a meeting with the investigating team.

    Corrie Mckeague

    Tony Wringe said: "We've had a good conversation about where we think we've got some issues and some general specific concerns.

    "I think there was a recognition that there are some areas that there's an opportunity to improve the way that we're communicating and some of the things that are happening, so we take a positive from that.

    "It's a positive development from where we were 24/48 hours ago because I think it's fair to say that Nicola was really starting to feel let down and concerned that the right things weren't happening."

  11. Extended Mick McCarthy Matchday chat

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Tuesday of this week marked four years to the day that Mick McCarthy took over as manager of Ipswich Town and on that day he granted us an extended interview.

    Mick McCarthy

    You can hear it in full during tomorrow's Matchday programme from 14:00 during which the boss addresses the beginnings of his reign up to the present day. 

    Plenty has happened during that time with the team avoiding what looked like certain relegation at one point and almost making it to the Premier League. 

    On the current negativity around Portman Road, McCarthy had this to say: "It was strange last Saturday, I almost got the feeling some people were disappointed when we equalised. 

    "That's quite sad." 

  12. Union challenges decision to make Archant journalists redundant

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A leading journalists' union has challenged the decision to axe 57 jobs by a newspaper publisher that sells titles in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. 

    The National Union of Journalists said it was "extremely concerned by the proposed job losses at Archant".

    NUJ logo

    "There is little in the reported statements from Jeff Henry, chief executive, or Matt Kelly, chief content officer, to indicate how moving to an 'audience first' approach can justify the loss of at least 17 jobs," Andy Smith, national executive member, said. 

    "Putting 57 staff at risk of redundancy, particularly at this time of year, will be incredibly stressful for them all, and our first responsibility is to support our members through this process. 

    "Though the consultation is at a very early stage, it is difficult to see how these proposals can have any other effect than to impose more work and more stress on an already overburdened staff."

  13. Driver banned for speeding at 80mph through village

    A motorist has been banned for driving for six months and has to pay more than £500 in fines and costs for speeding through a village at over 50mph above the speed limit.

    Ryan Pearson, 19, from Stoke Ash was clocked by police doing 83mph on the A140 in Stonham in May.

    He's been sentenced at Ipswich Magistrates.

    Stonham, Suffolk
  14. Snailwell fire: Picture reveals black smoke filling the sky

    Julia Greenaway

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    We've received this photo from someone who was near the woodchip fire at the Lynx Business Park earlier today in Snailwell, near Newmarket.

    The blaze was brought under control by lunchtime.

    The person who snapped this doesn't want us to share their details - but you can see why crews from across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk had to attend as the smoke filled the sky.

    Fire at Lynx Business Park, Snailwell
  15. Butcher to be grilled on his ITFC knowledge

    Ipswich and England legend Terry Butcher is due to appear on Stephen Foster's show on BBC Radio Suffolk at about 17:40.

    Terry Butcher

    He's on primarily to talk about the Ultimate Charity Auction, which he's supporting.

    Foz is also going to see if he can answer any of the questions about Ipswich Town which we set at lunchtime (click here to read them) in honour of Phil Boor, who's chosen it as his specialist subject on Mastermind on BBC2 tonight.

  16. Ryman League: Needham targeting top spot

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Needham Market boss Mark Morsley (pictured) will be desperate to avoid the so-called Manager of the Month curse when his side hosts Dulwich Hamlet tomorrow.

    Mark Morsley

    With Leiston not in action a win will lift the Marketmen to the top of the Ryman Premier Division, three days after Morsley was honoured for his side's unbeaten run in October.

    AFC Sudbury entertain Staines Town, Lowestoft Town are away to Leatherhead while Bury Town host Aveley in the North Division.

  17. Rugby union: Bury hoping to bounce back at Exmouth

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds RUFC are bracing themselves for tomorrow's 576-mile round trip to Devon as they try to arrest their current slump.

    Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club

    The Wolf Pack will head into the game looking to end a run of four straight defeats that's seen them drop to 11th place in National League Two South.

    It should be a decent opportunity for Bury to do that, with the home side 15th, having won just once this season.

  18. Ipswich Town: McCarthy impressed by Owls

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy's believes tomorrow's hosts Sheffield Wednesday are serious promotion contenders after bouncing back from last season's play-off heartache.

    Mick McCarthy

    The two sides meet at Hillsborough, with Town seeking only their second win in nine matches.

    "They've had huge investment into the team," said McCarthy. "I think about [Gary] Hooper, [Steven] Fletcher, [Fernando] Forestieri and [Barry] Bannan. 

    "Carlos [Carvalhal, manager] impressed me the first time we played them and we beat them 2-1. They were a real handful that day. 

    "He's a good guy Carlos and I've enjoyed his company when I've spoken to him."