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The team here is about to shut up shop and head home, but before we go, we'd like to thank you for your company during the week.
It's been a great day for the Conservatives, who've increased the number of county councillors at Endeavour House, but disappointing for UKIP, who will no longer be represented there.
Scroll down to get more details on the elections, and other stories that have been making the news during the day.
Have a great weekend, and we'll see you from 08:00 on Monday.
BBC East political editor
These elections have seen UKIP wiped off the county council political map. Most surprisingly, they lost every single seat in Essex, an area that fostered their growth and of course, until recently boasted their only MP. In all they lost 48 seats across the east and now have no representation across its six counties.
The Conservatives appear to be the beneficiary. They have regained control of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk and strengthened their grip on Essex, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire.
Labour held on in some of its heartland seats but suffered elsewhere, particularly in Stevenage and Harlow, where the Conservatives made gains.
It was a mixed picture for the Liberal Democrats who lost seats on Essex, Suffolk and Northamptonshire but they made some gains from the Conservatives in Norfolk.
The Green Party lost their stronghold in Norwich but made a gain in Suffolk where they now hold three county council seats.
The vote share from yesterday's local elections confirms that across the east the Conservatives are once again the dominant party.
With all the votes counted, the Tories share of the vote ranged from 43% in Suffolk and Essex to a staggering 51% in Northamptonshire. The national average appears to be about 38%.
Labour saw a small surge in support in its traditional heartlands and its average share across the region was 13.7%. But that's way below the national average of 27% and shows how little support the party has in our region.
In Suffolk, the Conservative party gained 112,778 votes in yesterday's local elections - 45.65% of the vote.
It's higher than the national projected vote share for the Tories, which stands at 38%.
The projected national share figures are what the share of the vote would be if all parts of Britain had local elections and had voted in the same way as Thursday's English County Council elections.
BBC Look East weather
This evening it will be staying mostly fine with some areas of cloud at times. One or two spots of drizzle possible overnight, but staying mild.
Winds will be moderate, with lows of 7C (45F).
It will be a rather cloudy start to the day tomorrow. Generally cloudier than today with some brighter spells, but feeling cooler.
Winds light to moderate and highs of 10C (50F) on the coast and 14C (57F) inland.
There's more at BBC Weather.
BBC Local Live
Figures from Suffolk County Council show there was a turnout of 44.19% (247,073) for this year's elections.
Beccles achieved the highest figures, with a massive 80.63% (9,455) turn-out, followed by St Margaret's & Westgate at 77.85% (11,852), and Felixstowe Coastal at 74.18% (11,432).
Residents of Newmarket and Red Lodge were the most reluctant to get involved, with 25.65% of eligible voters (2,384) marking a cross in the box.
Suffolk County Council has apologised after its local elections website crashed, due to unprecedented demand.
It may be due to the turnout, which was higher than expected at just over 44%.
We'll bring you more details on that shortly.
The areas being searched at the landfill site for missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie Mckeague are to be expanded, it has been announced.
Officers say they've found material that indicates they are searching in the right area.
But towards the edges of the area they noticed the waste may have shifted.
When work gets under way again next week at the site at Milton in Cambridgeshire, the area being searched will take into account the possibility of the waste having moved.
Police say the work has been reviewed while the search has been taking place.
Inquiries have also continued away from the site, gathering further information about Corrie's lifestyle and background.
Police say they have completed work on searching the area at the landfill site at Milton for missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie Mckeague and are now expanding the search parameters.
We'll bring you more details shortly.
BBC Radio Suffolk
It's been a good day for the Conservatives, and a poor day for UKIP.
The Green Party has lost the seat of its leader, Mark Ereira Guyer, but has won a couple of previously Conservative seats.
The 50 seats won by the Conservatives are well over the 37 they needed to have control of the council.
Labour's group has decreased from 15 to 9.
There are five Liberal Democrat councillors, three Green and three Independent.
Labour and Co-operative have two seats, as do Conservative and Unionist.
West Suffolk Independents have one.
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The Conservatives have seen the number of seats they hold at Suffolk County Council increase from 37 to 50, now that all the votes have been counted.
Labour have dropped from 15 to nine, and UKIP now have no councillors at all.
We'll bring you a map showing you the areas controlled by the different parties next.
BBC Radio Suffolk sport
Former Ipswich Town captain Mick Mills believes the club needs to clarify manager Mick McCarthy's position as soon as possible.
After having several chats over the past few weeks, McCarthy and club owner Marcus Evans are set to have a more formal get-together soon after the season ends on Sunday.
"The statement has got to be made as quickly as possible," Mills told BBC Suffolk.
"If there is to be a change of manager you've got to get a new man in as quickly as possible because the whole playing squad is in need of a revamp.
"Even if there's no change at management level, I think Mick McCarthy will decide that he's got to freshen this squad up. He must feel this squad of players has gone as far as it can."
Andreas Cross began ballet dancing because his mother thought it might calm his hyperactivity.
A man has been arrested in connection with a dangerous driving incident in Stowmarket on Tuesday, in which a police pursuit of a white Renault Clio ended when the car mounted a pavement and entered a walkway, leading to a pedestrian having to take evasive action.
The 20-year-old from the town was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and released pending further inquiries.
As Freda Casagrande predicted, the Conservatives have won the Aldeburgh and Leiston seat.
Russell Ranger received 1,288 votes - with Ms Casagrande coming second for Labour with 607 votes.
Labour's Freda Casagrande says it looks like she will finish runner up to the Conservatives in the Aldeburgh and Leiston division, which is due to be announced shortly.
"We've given them a run for their money," she said. "It's a shame that our area is split with Thorpeness and Aldringham, which are staunch Conservative.
"Leiston is a working class town and needs a Labour government."
Speaking to me here at Martlesham police hq, Richard Smith, current cabinet member for finance and Conservative candidate for Blything, said he hoped Suffolk would "follow the trend" of the favourable overnight results for his party.
"I don't think one should ever be over confident but things are looking reasonably good," he said.
While campaigning, the "usual problems" of bad parking and speeding came up regularly - but Sizewell C is perhaps the most pressing issue for the area.
He said: "I'm not convinced the Sizewell C development should go ahead.
"I'm happy with nuclear power but EDF are playing hardball.
"We need a lot of community guarantees and we're not getting them at the moment."
The Green candidate for Woodbridge Eamonn O'Nolan had also spoken of Sizewell C, saying it would be a key talking point ahead of the general election and that the development could cause "catastrophic devastation" for the area.
The turnout for voters in the Suffolk Coastal district has just been announced, and the general view seems to be it's better than was expected.
But don't get too excited! Of the 97,817 people eligible to vote, 38,145 did so.
That's a turnout of 39%
BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter
Here in Bury St Edmunds, the Haverhill UKIP candidate Julian Flood says they are suffering from a nationwide turn to the Conservatives over Brexit.
The count is now about to start here at police headquarters, with Aldeburgh and Leiston the first up:
Caroline Page, one of the eight Liberal Democrat county councillors going into this election, has told me she's represented Woodbridge for the past nine years.
"I'm moderately confident," she said. "I never like to count chickens."
She said Brexit was the focus of a lot of the conversations she had with her constituents in the build-up to the vote, but this came second to roads and parking.
She added: "I would like to say loudly, I think the turnout was low and if all the people who made a fuss about the roads came out and voted they'd get something done about it.
"I am quite shocked - it's apathetic and spineless."
BBC Radio Suffolk
Woodbridge's Green candidate Eamonn O'Nolan says the most exciting thing for his party today is the fact it's the first time it's had a candidate running in every division.
"What we're interested in is what is the level of our vote, and this is the only way of calibrating ourselves," he said.
"But we're seeing some very encouraging early indications from the verification process."
BBC Radio Suffolk
BBC Radio Suffolk
The Bungay division has been declared here at Waterlane Leisure Centre in Lowestoft, with a win for the Conservatives, who also won here last time:
David Ritchie (C) - 1,534
Sue Collins (L) - 758
Pauline Midwinter (G) - 280
Dave O'Neill (LD) - 173
Andrew Bols (UKIP) - 144
Here at Police HQ at Martlesham on the edge of Ipswich, the verification process is coming under close scrutiny by some of the candidates, including the Liberal Democrats' only serving county councillor in the Suffolk Coastal area - Caroline Page (wearing the pink gilet):
UKIP's candidate for Wilford, Garry Debenham, says it's been a "very disappointing" night for his party and he's not expecting its fortunes to change in Suffolk today.
"I think it's going to be a bit of a Conservative whitewash," he said. "But we've got to hang on in there. If Mrs May doesn't walk the walk like she's talking the talk then who are people going to go to - it's going to be UKIP."
There are 116 polling stations in the Suffolk Coastal area, and from these about 140 boxes are being counted today.
One box contains postal votes. The count has yet to begin, but they're hoping that all will be finished by about 15:00.
BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter
I'm at the Bury St Edmunds leisure centre, where candidates and agents are overseeing counting for the Suffolk County Council elections.
Perhaps I should have brought my torch?
Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has told Kirsty Young he writes four or five songs a day.
Speaking to the presenter of BBC Radio Four's Desert Island Discs, Ed said: "I think it's a form of therapy to be honest.
"I think any time I've ever got down, or ever felt low, the one thing that picks me up from that is writing a song about it.
"At least you've got a positive experience out of a bad experience, or something really happy, you can write a really happy song and that's an even better thing."
You can hear Ed's choice of music, as well as his luxury item and book, from 11:00 on Sunday.
Here is the first of what may be several photos today of people counting voting slips.
However, don't be mistaken in thinking that the count of votes is under way here at police headquarters.
What they're actually doing now is verifying - which essentially means making sure the number of papers they have matches the number of votes cast at each polling station.
Once that is done, the count proper will begin.
A warm welcome from the Suffolk Coastal vote, being held at the police headquarters in Martlesham.
Hopefully the riot shield won't be needed.