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  1. Updates for Friday, 9 December 2016
  2. Police given extra time to question stabbings suspect
  3. Grandparents hand out leaflets for missing Corrie
  4. Life sentence overturned for US air base attack plotter
  5. Tenth anniversary of nightclub killing
  6. McCarthy says there's no chance of re-signing lost striker

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By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Weather: Early mist and fog, then outbreaks of rain

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Look East weather

    Quite foggy to start in some places, but this soon clearing as cloud and patchy rain and drizzle begin to break out during the morning with a high of 8C (46F).

    Here is my full forecast...

    There are more details on the BBC Weather website.

  2. Further details on arrests at travellers' site

    Two men from Ipswich, aged 31 and 22, one man from Wickford, Essex, aged 19, one man from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, aged 23, and a teenage boy were arrested early this morning on suspicion of violent disorder, following incidents at the West Meadows travellers' site in Ipswich last night.

    A  20-year-old man, also from Wickford, has been detained on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

    Police were called just after 22:00 to reports that a number of properties were being damaged.

    They say a number of officers will remain on the site, to offer reassurance to the community.

  3. Horse dies and caravans set alight at travellers' site

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Good morning. We've got some breaking news to start things off.

    Five men have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder at the West Meadows travellers' site in Ipswich, following a number of incidents overnight.

    It's the same site where two men were allegedly murdered last week. 

    In the latest incident, two caravans were set alight and a horse that was injured died at the scene.

    Another man has also been detained on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

    One of the suspects was hurt by a police dog bite and was taken to hospital for assessment, Suffolk Police said.

    The sliproad leading to junction 53 westbound on the A14 was closed overnight, but reopened at about 06:00.

    Road closed sign
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    Video caption: UK's most easterly location Lowestoft's Ness Point promised a revamp

    The UK's most easterly point could be in line for a £1m revamp after decades of criticism that it is not much of a tourist attraction.

  5. Tight squeeze under Orwell Bridge for 'largest vessel'

    The largest vessel to ever call at the Port of Ipswich had a tight squeeze as it navigated under the town's Orwell Bridge.

    The Dijksgracht, which is 156.93m (514.86 ft) long, arrived at Ipswich earlier this week with a shipment of 10,500 tonnes of rice for the Ipswich Grain Terminal. 

    The vessel, which travelled from Texas, in the United States, cleared the bridge by less than half a metre.

    The Dijksgracht passing under the Orwell Bridge

    Associated British Ports' Paul Ager said: “The arrival of the Dijksgracht required precise planning. Marine teams who work on the River Orwell came together to ensure the ship sailed in on a spring tide which gave it approximately one and a half hours to complete the transit up the river.

    “Furthermore, there was only 25 minute window to get the ship safely under the Orwell Bridge. The cooperation by all the parties has ensured this operation was executed successfully”

    He added: “It is fantastic for the Port of Ipswich to welcome these vessels."

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1304 Cambridgeshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    A1304 Cambridgeshire both ways severe accident, at A14 J38.

    A1304 Cambridgeshire - A1304 in Newmarket closed at the A14 J38 junction, because of an accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  7. Retracing Corrie Mckeague's footsteps

    Look East's Alex Dunlop is in Bury St Edmunds, retracing the steps of airman Corrie Mckeague, who disappeared while on a night out in the town in September.

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  8. Our live coverage across the day

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    That's it for another week on Suffolk Live.

    Our live stream has again been dominated by news of the double murders in Ipswich. 

    Earlier today police told us they'd been granted an extra 12 hours to question the 17-year-old who's been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbings.


    • The paternal grandparents of Corrie Mckeague have been handing out leaflets in Bury St Edmunds about the missing serviceman
    • The delivery driver who was jailed for plotting to kill US Air Force personnel outside RAF Lakenheath has had his life sentence overturned

    We'll leave you with this tranquil photograph taken near Lowestoft by BBC Weather Watcher "Beachcomer":

    Beach at Pakefield
  9. Could Ness Point be in line for a facelift?

    Visitors to Britain's most easterly point could be in for a surprise in future.

    Eight years after BBC Suffolk launched a campaign to promote Ness Point in Lowestoft, Waveney District Council has applied for a grant of nearly £1m from the government, to regenerate the area:

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    Video caption: UK's most easterly location Lowestoft's Ness Point promised a revamp
  10. Serious collision closes B1106 at Elveden

    BBC Travel

    Emergency services, including the air ambulance, are at the scene of a serious collision on the B1106 at Elveden.

    Police say the road is currently blocked, and is being closed from the Elveden crossroads at the A11, while an investigation gets under way at the scene.

    Two people are thought to have been injured in the collision, which was reported to police at 15:35.

  11. Warnock backs McCarthy in face of 'crying' Ipswich fans

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The Ipswich and Cardiff dugouts will be led by friends and former teammates Mick McCarthy and Neil Warnock tomorrow.

    Neil Warnock

    If Town fans think their team are having a poor season then spare a thought for Warnock, whose Bluebirds are currently in the Championship's relegation zone. 

    "If Ipswich were spending millions and millions I could understand the frustrations of their supporters," said Warnock in defence of McCarthy, who he played with at Barnsley nearly 40 years ago. 

    "Mick's done a fabulous job working to a tight budget for years and he's kept them respectable. 

    "But they'll be crying for him until he goes, then someone else will come in and in six months they'll cry for him to go as well."

  12. Ipswich Hockey Club to host fundraising auction

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Rounds of golf, sports memorabilia and a seven night stay in Portugal will be among the items up for grabs at an auction this weekend, organised by Ipswich Hockey Club.

    Hockey pitch at Ipswich School's Rushmere site

    In addition to raising funds for the club ahead of the senior women's forthcoming campaign in division one of the indoor league, the auction will support both St Elizabeth Hospice and The Stroke Association. 

    "These are two causes that are close to the hearts of members of our team," said vice-captain Charlie Anderson.

    "Hockey at this level doesn't get that much support, so fundraisers like this are crucial. 

    "But it's also about giving back to the community, and we're pleased to support these two great causes."

  13. Weather: Drizzle tonight and rain tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    A dry start to the night but it will turn cloudier with some patchy rain and drizzle spreading eastwards later. It’ll be mild and frost free with lows of 8C (46F).


    Saturday will get off to a cloudy, misty and damp start with outbreaks of light rain and drizzle. During the afternoon some more persistent rain will move in from the west, turning heavy at times with highs of 14C (57F).

    You can find further details on the forecast where you live on BBC Weather.  

  14. Dominant Rednall storms to title in Glasgow

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Suffolk's Katherine Rednall has today won the Indoor Bowls Council's Ladies Under 25 World title.

    Shot of Bowling rink

    The 20-year-old from Baylham near Ipswich was dominant in this morning's final, beating Scotland's Carla Banks 12-1 in the first set, before edging the second set 7-5. 

    Rednall is now world champion in both the senor and junior categories, and she also holds the senior and junior British titles. 

    Next month she will aim to defend the mixed pairs title at the World Indoor Championships at Potters in Hopton-on-Sea near Lowestoft, and attempt to win the singles event for the second time.

  15. Benyu hoping loan spell will boost Town first-team ambitions

    On-loan midfielder Kundai Benyu hopes his spell with Vanarama National League Aldershot Town will help him to get back into Mick McCarthy’s first-team plans at Town.