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Philippa Taylor

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Katy Prickett

    BBC News

    That's it for the BBC Suffolk Local Live for this week. We'll be back on Monday morning for 08:00 - join us then for the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

    Before we go, here's a selection of some of the stories making the news in our county: 

    • Norman Foster to design waterfront crossings project in Ipswich, while Lowestoft's third crossing moves a step closer
    • Good Samaritans in Newmarket intervene to prevent an attempted mugging of a 77-year-olld
    • Traffic lights will be installed at the  A11 Fiveways roundabout near Mildenhall

    Scroll down for more... and have a great weekend.

  2. Acid attack lifer in court bid to clear his name

    The man, jailed for life for arranging an acid attack on his ex-girlfriend in Lowestoft, has won the first stage of his legal attempt to clear his name.

    Adele Bellis

    Anthony Riley, 27, of Raglan Road in the town was convicted of planning the assault on Adele Bellis, 24, which  left her with life-changing burns on her face and head  in 2014.

    His co-defendant Jason Harrison, 29, of Princes Road, was jailed for four-and-a-half years for carrying out the actual attack at a bus stop on London Road South.

    Riley's lawyers have been at the Court of Appeal in London arguing that Harrison made a deal with prosecutors and was never cross-examined by them during the trial at Ipswich Crown Court in 2015.

    Judges agreed that Riley should have the chance to appeal against his conviction, but they said he faced an "uphill struggle" to convince them it should be overturned.

    Anthony Riley
  3. Ladies take on league leaders

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Harleston Magpies put their unbeaten home record on the line in hockey's Conference East this weekend. 

    The south Norfolk women play league leaders Wimbledon at Weybread. They're fourth in the table with three matches left to play. 

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    "You always want to play the best teams and at home we are undefeated. They've shown they're not unbeatable." said Magpies coach Rob Sorrell.

  4. Evening weather update: Foggy tonight, bright tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    It will be a largely cloudy night with some patchy mist, fog and drizzle. It will also be very mild, with lows of 7C (45F).

    Weather forecast

    Any mist and fog will clear on Saturday morning and, after a mainly cloudy start, we should see some brightness and sunshine developing.

    In the best of any sunshine, temperatures could climb as high as 18C (64F).

    There'll be a light wind between the south-west and south-east.

    Find the latest weather where you live on the  BBC Weather website .

  5. Orwell crossing will be a 'globally recognised bridge of beauty'

    Ipswich MP Ben Gummer was on the panel which helped select Foster + Partners to design the £77m Upper Orwell Crossings Project bridge.

    He said: "This is one of the most important moments for Ipswich for many decades.

    "The fact that we will have what will be a globally recognised bridge of beauty will say something powerful about our town’s ambition and our place not just in our county, or our region, or our country, but in the world."

    Its aim is to improve east to west connections across the River Orwell in Ipswich, and ease congestion on the Star Lane/Key Street/College Street one-way gyratory system to the north of the waterfront.

    Artist's impression of Upper Orwell Crossings
  6. Norman Foster's company chosen to design new Ipswich bridge

    A competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects and Suffolk County Council has selected Foster + Partners to design a new bridge for Ipswich.

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    Its aim is to improve east to west connections across the River Orwell and the Department of Transport has agreed to provide about £77m to help fund it. 

    Foster + Partners  was selected from a shortlist of five architectural practices.

    The company was founded by Lord Foster and has designed buildings all over the world - as well as the black glass-clad Willis Building in Ipswich town centre.

  7. Artist's impressions to complement video

    Here's a look at the artist's impressions of what the new crossing could look like across Lake Lothing:

    Artist's impression of third crossing in Lowestoft
    Artist's impression of third crossing in Lowestoft
    Artist's impression of third crossing in Lowestoft
    Artist's impression of third crossing in Lowestoft
    Artist's impression of third crossing in Lowestoft
  8. Video gives you an idea what crossing could look like

    Suffolk County Council has released a video showing "indicative alignment and design" of the long-awaited third crossing proposed for Lowestoft. 

    However, the council issues the caveat that plans still requires a lot of work to refine exactly where it will be and how the estimated £100m construction will look.

    Design advisors Design Council Cabe have been selected to help with the process.  

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    Video caption: Lowestoft third crossing: Fly past impression of new bridge
  9. Rugby union: Bury looking to build on Exmouth success

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds will be trying to win consecutive matches for the first time since November when they go to Barnes in National League Two South tomorrow.

    Bury St Edmunds rugby team

    Last week's much-needed victory at Exmouth ended a run of six straight defeats and increased the Wolf Pack's cushion above the bottom two to seven points.

    Struggling Barnes are currently third from bottom, having lost their last six in a row.

  10. Leiston prepare to face Ryman League leaders

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The biggest game in the Ryman Premier Division tomorrow is sixth-placed  Leiston  (pictured) at home to table-toppers Bognor Regis Town.

    Leiston squad

    Glenn Driver's side will be buoyed by Tuesday's much-needed victory over Tonbridge Angels which ended a run of five successive defeats.

    Relegation-threatened AFC Sudbury head to high-flying Havant & Waterlooville, Needham Market entertain Enfield Town and Lowestoft Town face Kingstonian.

    Bury Town host Tilbury in the Ryman Division North.

  11. Corrie Mckeague: Search for airman continues at landfill site

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    As the search for missing RAF airman Corrie Mckeague enters its fifth day, we've been sent the latest images from the landfill site at Milton, near Cambridge.

    Search at Milton landfill
    Search at Milton landfill site

    The 23-year-old gunner was last seen on a night out in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of 24 September.

    Police traced the route of a bin lorry that picked up refuse from the Horseshoe area of the town, where Mr Mckeague was last seen on CCTV. 

    They now say they are "confident" his body will be found at the landfill site.  

    Search at Milton landfill
    Search of landfill at Milton
    Search at Milton landfill

    It could take the team of eight trained officers up to 10 weeks to sift through the rubbish, which covers an area of about 920 sq m (9,900 sq ft).

    Search of Milton landfill
  12. MP on third crossing: Design work "will not delay" outcome

    Meanwhile Peter Aldous, Conservative MP for Waveney, says the appointment of Design Council Cabe will in no way hinder the delivery of Lowestoft's third water crossing at Lake Lothing.

    Peter Aldous, pictured with David Cameron, in 2015

    He said: "This design work will not delay delivery of the third crossing as it is integral to the other necessary preparatory work is taking place. 

    "It is important that once Design Council Cabe have carried out their initial work, they set out their ideas, so that local people can share their views and important input on all aspects of the Third Crossing in the upcoming public consultation."

    Mr Aldous is pictured showing former Prime Minister David Cameron the Lowestoft harbour area during a visit in the run-up to the 2015 General Election.