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By Philippa Taylor

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That's it for Suffolk's live coverage

We're signing off now for the week, but we'll be back first thing on Monday morning.

Before we go, a reminder of some of the stories we've brought you today:

We'll leave you with this photograph of the sunset at Worlingworth, taken by BBC Weather Watcher "Doggy Daddy":

Worlingworth sunset

Weather: Dry for most - turning cold

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

Dry for much of tonight with clear spells across the region, but cloud will increase with outbreaks of rain arriving from the west later. 

Chilly initially with temperatures falling to 2C (36F), but turning milder later as the southerly winds strengthen.

Weather map for Saturday

Saturday will be rather cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain for much of the day, turning drier but quite misty from the west later. 

Feeling cold in the wind and rain, despite temperatures reaching 9C (48F).

Visit BBC Weather for more details.

Chief negotiator '70% confident' devolution will happen

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The man who oversaw the devolution negotiations for Norfolk and Suffolk says he's "70% confident" that the final deal will be approved by local councils. 

Under the plans the two counties will receive extra powers and money in return for having a directly-elected mayor. 

Suffolk businessman Andy Wood told me he understood people's concerns, but said the deal was in both counties' best interests. 

"This is a change to local government and a fundamental change to the way Norfolk and Suffolk has a relationship with central Government, so I think it quite healthy that we have this public debate," he said. 

"But I hear people talking about poor connectivity, getting delayed on our roads and wanting to move us from a low wage, low productivity economy to something more vibrant.

"This could change and that's why residents should be supportive of this." 

Video: Boxer owner's tribute to THAT advert

A boxer dog from Felixstowe proves that working with children and animals can be challenging:

Boxer dog trampoline tribute to John Lewis advert

Aping this year's John Lewis Christmas advert, Paddywac had been photographed trampolining by her owner Emma Patterson, but refused to co-operate when a BBC Suffolk reporter turned up to film her.  

Memorial plaque unveiled at former air base's control tower

A plaque has been unveiled at Martlesham Heath Control Tower, to commemorate those who served at the former Martlesham Heath air base between 1917 and 1963.

Bob Dunnett and Martin Cook

Bob Dunnett, pictured left with Martin Cook, both from the Martlesham Heath Aviation Society, described the unveiling as "absolutely marvellous", saying it had been a "great day".

Severe accident: A140 Suffolk both ways

BBC Travel

A140 Suffolk both ways severe accident, between B1077 Stuston Lane and B1118.

A140 Suffolk - A140 in Brome closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Stuston turn off and Oakley turn off, because of an accident involving two vehicles and recovery work. Police directing traffic.

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Suffolk Lowland Search & Rescue on latest in hunt for Corrie

The chairman of Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SULSAR) Andy King says the team has searched further areas around Mildenhall and Barton Mills over the last couple of days, as they continue to look for missing RAF Honington gunner Corrie Mckeague.

  • A water rescue team waded much of the river from the A11 at Barton Mills to the gas pool in Mildenhall
  • Parts of the river that are too deep to wade were covered by boat
  • There will be further water and foot searches in the next few days, once equipment has been cleaned, decontaminated and recharged
  • The team said it still has a determination to return Corrie to his family and will continue to search whenever requested to do so by Suffolk Police
Corrie Mckeague
Suffolk Police

Police go through 1,100 hours of CCTV footage in search for Corrie

Police say they have obtained 1,100 hours of CCTV footage from local authority, business and private individual sources as part of the investigation into the disappearance of RAF serviceman Corrie Mckeague, who hasn't been seen since the early hours of Saturday, 24 September.

Corrie Mckeague
Suffolk Police

They say the footage has been "systematically viewed" but there remain no "positive sightings" of Corrie, who disappeared after a night out in Bury St Edmunds.

The footage has been sent for further detailed analysis, to ensure nothing has been missed.

Det Supt Katie Elliott said: "We have to keep an open mind as there is no key line of inquiry to take us in any one direction.

"Despite extensive searches, CCTV viewing, media appeals and many behind the scenes inquiries, we still do not have a lead which takes us forward."

McCarthy has no problem with duo being called up

Town boss Mick McCarthy has no problem with David McGoldrick and Jonny Williams, both just back from ankle injuries, having been called up by their national sides, admitting that he would have done the same during his time as Republic of Ireland manager. 

Flytipping on outskirts of Mendlesham

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

School misses out on Anglo-Saxon award

Yesterday we told you about how a trip to the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village (pictured) had landed Bealings School near Woodbridge with a nomination in the School Travel Awards.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, Suffolk

Unfortunately, the category of My Best School Trip was won by Kirk Ella St Andrew’s Community Primary in Hull for their trip to Eskdale Youth Hostel.

And Becky Baldwin of Castle Manor Academy in Haverhill missed out in the School Trip Champion Award which was won by Chris Jesson from Gravesend Grammar School in Kent.

And in the battle of the Premiership football giants, Manchester United pipped fellow nominees including Manchester City to win Best Sporting Venue to visit.

The BBC's Fiona Bruce presented the awards at Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.

First stretch of Eastern Relief Road to open

The first part of the Bury St Edmunds Eastern Relief Road opens this afternoon.

Aerial shot of Eastern Relief Road
Suffolk County Council

The 350m (380yd) stretch of road, which is part of a £15m scheme, will provide access to the new Sybil Andrews Academy on Rougham Tower Avenue, as well as enabling the construction of 500 new homes, and opening up part of the Suffolk Business Park site.

When completed, the road will run from Skyliner Way to junction 45 of the A14. 

Chris Starkie, managing director of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: "Infrastructure projects like this are playing a vital role in opening up our region, both for local businesses and future investors, as we grow our dynamic economy."

Rugby union: Bury need to make home advantage count - Hogg

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Bury St Edmunds director of rugby Gavin Hogg says it's essential his side builds on last weekend's win at Exmouth when they host Barnes in National League Two South tomorrow.

Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club

That victory ended a run of four defeats, and Hogg is demanding a repeat performance.

"You lose a couple and you're suddenly back down in 13th or 14th place. You win a couple and you're up to 6th or 7th, so it's about us getting a run together," he said. 

"We've two home games and we've got to target those as wins. 

"That would give us three wins back-to-back which will certainly bring us out of the relegation zone and make things more comfortable."

Knudsen added to Denmark squad

Town left-back Jonas Knudsen has been added to the Denmark squad for their World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan in Copenhagen this evening and Tuesday’s friendly against the Czech Republic in Mladá Boleslav. 

FA Trophy: Three clubs flying the flag for Suffolk

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Needham Market, Leiston and AFC Sudbury will all be targeting a place in the third and final qualifying round of the FA Trophy tomorrow afternoon.

FA Trophy
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The Marketmen entertain Harrow Borough, Leiston visit Chippenham while Sudbury take on Romford at the Wardale Williams Stadium. 

Lowestoft Town are at home to bottom club Grays Athletic in the Ryman Premier Division while Bury Town head to leaders Maldon & Tiptree in the North Division.

Improvements at level crossing are 'absolutely brilliant news'

The announcement that lengthy delays at the Oulton Broad North level crossing should soon become a thing of the past, is "absolutely brilliant news", according to Lowestoft and Waveney Chamber of Commerce.

Oulton Broad North level crossing

Spokesman James Reeder said: "I think this shows how people working together, and working hard for the community, can get a result."

He explained that the current system when the barriers come down means delays for drivers of about 3mins 25secs: "With this moving of the signal, 50m (55yds) away from the crossing, the train will be able to come into the station, passengers will be able to get off and on, then when it's ready to leave, the gateman will be able to lower the barrier.

"I believe they [Network Rail and Greater Anglia] can get it down to just over a minute - it's going to make a considerable difference."

Knudsen added to Ipswich Town's international contingent

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen's received a late call-up to the Denmark squad for tonight's World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan in Copenhagen.

Jonas Knudsen
Getty Images

The 24-year-old was named in a provisional squad, but initially missed out when the group was trimmed down.

Knudsen, who has two caps to date, flew out after training with Town yesterday and will also be available for Tuesday's friendly against the Czech Republic.

He joins Christophe Berra (Scotland), Jonny Williams and Tom Lawrence (Wales), David McGoldrick (Republic of Ireland), Monty Patterson (New Zealand) and Andre Dozzell (England U18s) on international duty.

Police chopper crew share an atmospheric view

A National Police Air Service helicopter spotted a photo opportunity over the historic medieval town of Lavenham.

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Picture: Traffic queues on the A11

This was the scene earlier on the A11 - Emma Shawcross says it took her two hours and 30 minutes to get through the traffic between Thetford and the Mildenhall Fiveways roundabout.

Emma tells us the traffic had been intensified by the A11 being reduced to one lane approaching the roundabout, and drivers having to merge about half a mile earlier.

Seen through a windscreen - queueing traffic in the other direction
Emma Shawcross

Further south along the A11, the southbound carriageway has reopened between Barton Mills and Red Lodge, following a collision just after midnight in which a woman died.

A 63-year-old man has been arrested in connection with that incident.

Lorry driver dies during incident in East Bergholt

Police say they believe a man who died in an incident in East Bergholt this morning, suffered a medical episode.

They were called by the ambulance service at 09:00, to reports a lorry had come off the B1070 Manningtree Road, close to the junction with Cordwinders.

Despite the efforts of ambulance personnel,  the driver, who was in his early 60s, died at the scene.

The B1070 is currently closed between White Horse Road and the junction of the A137. 

A11 update - southbound carriageway now open

Police have just told us the A11 southbound carriageway at Red Lodge has reopened, following a collision around midnight in which a woman in her early 20s died.

Second vehicle involved in A11 fatality

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, drink driving, and failing to stop following a road traffic collision, in connection with the death of a woman in her early 20s.

Her Citroen was found off the A11 at Red Lodge just after midnight.

Police say their investigation into the woman's death discovered that a second vehicle had been involved.

A Jaguar was recovered, and a 63-year-old man from the Brandon area arrested just after 04:00.

Witnesses to any incident late last night, in this area of the A11, are asked to contact police on 101.

The A11 is expected to remain closed, with diversions in place, until "early afternoon" while investigation work continues.

BreakingMan arrested following A11 fatal collision

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, following the death of a woman whose car left the A11 at Red Lodge in the early hours of this morning.

More details shortly....

Never work with animals...

This is nine-year-old Paddywac, who's been photographed imitating the John Lewis Christmas advertisement at her Felixstowe home.

Unfortunately, when BBC Suffolk reporter Luke Deal went out to meet her owner Emma Patterson and film her the dog, she refused to perform, but here are some photos Emma had taken earlier...

Paddywac the boxer dog
Emma Patterson

Lowestoft Police mark the two minute's silence

Children gather for a service of remembrance

Kevin Burch

BBC Look East

This was the scene at the Old Cemetery in Ipswich, shortly before 11:00, as schoolchildren joined veterans and dignitaries for a service of remembrance:

Children at Old Cemetery in Ipswich

Armistice Day being reflected across the UK

People have been marking Armistice Day, with services being held across the UK.


This short video (below) tells you how the tradition of wearing poppies came about, and you can read more about today's ceremonies here.

How the poppy tradition began

We'll now resume our live news where you live.

Armistice Day silence

At 11:00 the country will fall silent to remember and honour the nation's war dead for Armistice Day.

As a mark of respect we're pausing our stream. 



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Some of the sports stars who got involved in last year's event at BBC Sports Personality of the Year
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Why not give them a chance to get a call from their sporting hero from the BBC Sports Personality of the Year red carpet?

The #BigThankYou is Britain's biggest celebration of sports volunteers and recognises the thousands of unsung heroes who give up their time to work tirelessly so others can enjoy many sport and fitness activities.  

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Fight leaves man lying in town centre road in rush hour

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital last night, after being found injured and lying in the middle of Ipswich's one-way system. 

Police were called to Star Lane near Fore Street at about 18:30 after reports of a fight. 

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault, and taken into custody at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre.

Martlesham PIC
Suffolk Police

Wreath in memory of soldier killed in Afghanistan 'means so much', says mother

The mother of a member of the Royal Anglian Regiment, who was killed in Afghanistan by "friendly fire" in 2007, says laying a wreath in his memory "means so much".

Private Aaron McClure

Pte Aaron McClure, 19 and from Ipswich, was one of three soldiers killed after a US bomb struck the compound where the men and their section were, during a fire fight with the Taliban.

Lorraine McClure said: "In some respects it's got easier over time, and laying a wreath on Sunday at Christchurch Park has become a lot easier. 

"I just love doing it all the time, it means so much to me."

Lorraine McClure
John Fairhall

Butcher: Playing for England 'a burden rather than a pleasure'

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Former England and Ipswich defender Terry Butcher has told BBC Suffolk Sport he wants the national side to play with more freedom, starting against Scotland tonight.

Terry Butcher
Getty Images

The two countries meet at Wembley in a World Cup qualifier - their first competitive clash for 17 years.

"I've said this week it's purgatory watching England, which it is, and that they play in strait-jackets," said Butcher. 

"The England shirt is becoming a burden rather than an absolute pleasure to pull on.  

"I also believe they should take their headphones off when they go on the pitch because they seem to play with them on. 

"There's enough ability when you look at the Premier League and see what they do every week to say there are players who can go out and win games on their own, so go and do it for England." 

England v Scotland: Butcher critical of 'monastic' training

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ex-England and Ipswich Town defender Terry Butcher believes the current national squad lacks leadership.

Terry Butcher
Getty Images

He's spoken to BBC Suffolk Sport ahead of tonight's World Cup qualifier between England and Scotland at Wembley.

"Every England team I played in had captains of their clubs and future captains of England, great captains and great leaders and there aren't the leaders now," said Butcher.

"That's why Rooney has to play because he's one of the few leaders in the team.

"I was at training the other day when they were doing a crossing and finishing session and it was like they were training in a monastery, it was monastic, so quiet." 

Business opens £10m HQ on outskirts of Ipswich

Vikki Irwin

BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

A new £10m headquarters for a Suffolk business has opened on the outskirts of Ipswich. 

A former sand quarry in Kesgrave has been transformed into the HQ of Tippers 'R' Us, as well as a recycling aggregates wash plant, which will be able to recycle building waste.

Tippers 'R' Us HQ

Managing director Guy Nicholls says the recycling facility offers a "green" solution to building waste: "The alternative has always been just digging holes in the ground and [it] goes to landfill, which is clearly not sustainable.

"Nobody wants a landfill near their house, I think that's yesterday's way of dealing with this problem.

"The way forward is definitely this, from what we've seen, we've only been using this plant for one month, and it's just getting busier and busier by the day."

Tippers 'R' Us site

Police warn of foggy conditions in west Suffolk

Diversion in place following A11 death

BBC Travel

A diversion is in place while the A11 at Barton Mills near Mildenhall remains closed southbound for accident investigation work. 

There are lengthy delays in the area, but if you need to make that journey, the diversion takes you on the A1101 south to Fornham All Saints just north of Bury St Edmunds, and then on the B1106 to the A14 back to Newmarket.

Woman dies following A11 collision

Just to recap on what happened last night, a woman died following a crash on the A11 at Red Lodge.

Police were called just after midnight to reports a vehicle had been found off the southbound carriageway. 

A young woman was found inside, but she had died at the scene. Police believe it was the only vehicle involved in the accident.

She's believed to have been the only person in the vehicle and her next-of-kin have been informed.

The A11 is expected to be closed until 12:00 while an investigation is carried out.

Weather: Dry and bright

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A chilly start to the day, but it's looking dry and bright with sunny spells developing.

There's a few mist and fog patches towards The Wash.

Light winds, with temperatures reaching 10C (50F).

It will remain dry overnight, with cloud and rain spreading in from the west towards dawn.

Temperatures falling to 4C (39F).

BBC Weather has more details for where you live.

Welcome back to Suffolk's live coverage

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Good morning, it's great to have your company as we get set to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the county.

A woman has died after her car overturned on the A11 last night, which means the road is expected to be closed until mid-day. 

Diversions are in place. We'll keep you updated on the traffic situation in the area.

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Owain Wyn Evans will bring you the weather prospects for the day shortly - it looks as if it'll be a reasonable day once the early fog clears.