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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday, 13 April 2017
  2. Vigilance urged over possible raves
  3. Teenager killed in car crash died from multiple injuries
  4. Wildlife trust reassures public over wolves
  5. Rise in trespassers on railway tracks
  6. Poultry restrictions relaxed
  7. Drugs operation leads to dozens of arrests

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe roadworks: A134 Suffolk both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A134 Suffolk both ways severe roadworks, at Stanningfield Road.

    A134 Suffolk - A134 Sudbury Road in Little Welnetham closed in both directions at the Stanningfield Road junction, because of repairs. Diversion in operation.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  2. Suffolk Live signing off

    That's it for our live coverage for the day, and in fact the week, as we're taking a break over the Easter weekend.

    It does't mean the page won't be updated though, as breaking news will still appear here before we return on Tuesday morning.

    Among the stories we've been highlighting:

    • The jailing of a Lowestoft care worker for stealing from her clients
    • A reassurance from Suffolk Wildlife Trust they do not intend to introduce wolves to any of their reserves
    • Satisfied noises from the county's chickens who have been allowed out and about for the first time since December

    We hope you  have a great weekend - don't eat too much chocolate - and we'll see you next week.

    Thanks for your company.

  3. Video content

    Video caption: Bandit the ferret completes Hadrian's Wall fundraising hike

    A man and his pet ferret have walked the length of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease, which killed his mother.

  4. Families pay tribute to car crash trio

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    The families of three teenagers who died following a fatal collision at Pulham Market last week have released tributes to the young men.

    Davina O'Neill, the mother of 18-year-old Dominic O'Neill, who lived in Pulham Market, describes her son as a beautiful, much loved person who will be greatly missed by many. She adds that she's been "overwhelmed by the support and love from his friends."

    Dominic O'Neill

    The family of Kyle Warren, 17, remember him as a "very cheeky chappie, who always had a wonderful smile on his face no matter what... he was an extremely loving person, especially to all his family and friends. He was very outgoing and loved in return by all.... Kyle will be sadly missed and never forgotten."

    Kyle, who lived in Harleston, had a passion for banger racing and had won several trophies. 

    Kyle Warren

    Billy Hines' family say the 16-year-old from Wortham made everyone smile from the day he was born.

    "He was a funny, loving, caring, hard working boy and always had a cheeky smile on his face. He brought so much joy to everyone he met and touched so many hearts. He was as someone said 'one in a million'".

    Black and white photo of Billy Hines

    The trio had been travelling in a black Ford Ka when the collision took place on the Tivetshall Road, towards Pulham Market, shortly before midnight on Wednesday, 5 April.

  5. Watch: Mick McCarthy lays his cards on the table

    The Ipswich Town manager says he's "not walking away" from Portman Road and that it's "disappointing" that fans have turned their backs on him:

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    Video caption: Mick McCarthy says he's 'not walking away' from Portman Road.
  6. Vigilance urged over possible raves

    Police are asking the public, and landowners in particular, to be vigilant over the next few days, and to report any activity which may lead them to suspect a rave is being organised.

    Suffolk Police HQ

    Supt Tonya Antonis said: "It is much easier to stop a rave before it starts, so early notification of one taking place is critical in helping us police these events."

    The public is being asked to notify police of:

    • Any information that an illegal rave is taking place
    • Any sightings of vans or large numbers of vehicles gathering in isolated areas
    • Sightings of flyers advertising raves
    • Broken padlocks on access on gates, to areas where a rave may take place
  7. Watch: A chicken who's not too sure about being outside again

    Our reporter Stuart Howells has been out to Chelmondiston, where he met the aptly named Sally Chicken, just one of the poultry keepers in the county who've been enjoying the chance to let their free-range chickens explore their environment again:

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    Video caption: Restrictions are lifted for the county's hen keepers
  8. Ryman League: Lowestoft out for revenge

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Lowestoft Town play their game in hand in the Ryman Premier Division tonight.

    Lowestoft Town flag

    The Trawler Boys are at home to Merstham who recently ended their eight-match unbeaten run.

    Lowestoft's faint play-off hopes are almost certainly over despite winning six of their last nine matches.

  9. Ed's cast offs sell like hot cross buns (we're trying to be seasonal)

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    As we reported earlier, items offered up for sale the new East Anglia's Children's Hospices shop in Cambridge, by the charity's ambassador Ed Sheeran have been selling like hot cakes (or should that be hot cross buns, as it's Easter?).

    In their first hour of trading the shop in Cherry Hinton took £925. 

    Ed Sheeran's items

    One of the shoppers was Lauren Seager (left), who came down from Scotland to visit her relative, Penny Haggarty (right), one day early, so she could browse the singers cast-offs. She started queuing at 08:30. 

    Penny said: "Ed Sheeran’s been very, very nice [donating his clothes]. I thought it was absolutely amazing and I hope the shop does really well in Cherry Hinton."

    Lauren Seager and Penny Haggarty

    The charity has just confirmed that only a small selection of Ed's tops and shoes remain. 

    They’ll be in the shop until Saturday and if they haven't gone by then, they'll be sold online. 

  10. Watch: Care worker jailed for stealing from her clients

    We brought you the news earlier that a Lowestoft care worker has been jailed for 20 months for stealing from her clients.

    Sonia Maisonave committed the crimes over a five-year period.

    Suffolk Police have released this video of her:

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    Video caption: A care worker is filmed searching through the bedside cabinet of one of her clients
  11. Fancy B&B at a stately home?

    A stately home dating back to the Tudor period is offering the public the chance to stay on a B&B basis, costing £2,600 a night.

    Somerleyton Hall

    Lord Somerleyton said when they first came up with the idea, it was "curiosity to see who might look us up and how it might work".

    Lady Somerleyton described welcoming their first guests, who've already sampled the delights of the property, as "really fantastic".

    If you're interested in the history of the Hall, there's been a residence on the site since the beginning of the Norman conquest of Britain, with a manor house there as early as 1240 AD. 

    Bedroom at Somerleyton Hall
  12. Speedway: Witches target their first double of the season

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Witches kick off a busy Bank Holiday weekend at Sheffield Tigers in the Championship tonight.

    Ritchie Hawkins

    It's the first of three meetings in five days for the Foxhall outfit, who beat tonight's hosts 52-41 at home on the opening night of the season.

    "They'll definitely be good around their home track. It's always a tough place to go but we've had good results in the past," said Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins.

    "With our top three the way they are at the moment we're always going to get a certain number of points there. We just need to back them up and to be fair if we come away with a point it's not a bad result."

  13. Concerns for missing father-of-one

    Motorists are being asked to help police find a missing man.

    Nigel Kedar has been missing from his Clacton home for more than a week. The 52-year-old visited Norwich on 2 April and was last seen two days later, walking along the A140 at Pulham Market in the direction of the A14.

    Nigel Kedar

    Det Ch Insp Marie James says it's likely that Mr Kedar was walking home, as the route - the A12, A14, A140 into Norwich - is one he's familiar with.

    Police are asking for any drivers with dash cams, who may have travelled on the road on that day, to come forward with their footage.

    Quote Message: Our concerns are increasing every day... it's very much out-of-character for Nigel not to be in contact with family and friends, he has a young son who he'd regularly be in contact with." from Det Ch Insp Marie James Norfolk police
    Det Ch Insp Marie JamesNorfolk police
  14. 'Despicable' actions of care worker

    The employers of Sonia Maisonave from Lowestoft, who has been jailed for stealing from people in her care, have described her actions as "despicable".

    Sonia Maisonave

    A spokesman for Manorcourt Homecare said: "Our priority is to provide vital care and support to people in their own homes.

    "Any breach of trust goes completely against what we stand for as an organisation, and will not be tolerated.

    "We therefore co-operated fully with all police investigations and dismissed the carer in question from our organisation.

    "We are saddened by the despicable actions of this one individual who grossly betrayed everyone's trust."

    Sonia Maisonave
  15. Town's poor form has hindered Dozzell's development - McCarthy

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy's been explaining why Andre Dozzell's played so little first team football this season.

    Andre Dozzell

    On Sunday it'll be a year since the then 16-year-old burst onto the scene with a debut goal at Sheffield Wednesday.

    That sparked a wave of excitement among fans, eager to see more of the England youth international, but this time around he's made just five Championship appearances to date.

    "If the team had been better it might've been better for him," said McCarthy. "I don't think we were doing him any favours. It would've been great if the team had been playing really well and he could've fitted in.

    "But we weren't playing that well and Dozza's going to struggle in a team like that, as would any youngster coming in."

  16. Remaining mainly dry through the afternoon

    It will turn cloudier through the afternoon but it should stay mainly dry throughout. 

    The best of any brightness will be across southern areas with light winds throughout. 

    Maximum temperature 12C (54F).

    Get a full forecast  where you live from BBC Weather.

    Trees and sky in Ipswich
  17. Care worker jailed for stealing from elderly people

    Steve Martin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A care worker from Lowestoft has been jailed for stealing from the homes of elderly people. 

    Sonia Maisonave

    Sonia Maisonave, who was employed by a care company to visit elderly people in their homes, took cash, jewellery and medals from them, as the Eastern Daily Press has reported.

    Ipswich Crown Court heard that over a five-year period between 2011 and 2016, she helped herself to items including money, medals and even a wedding ring. 

    Maisonave, who's from Essex Road in Lowestoft, and who admitted the charges last month, was jailed at the court for a total of 20 months.