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  1. Updates for Friday, 11 August 2017
  2. Corrie 'not found in waste incinerator'
  3. Families pay tribute to teens killed in road crash
  4. Train disruption between Norwich and Lowestoft
  5. Ipswich Town face cup trip to London
  6. Titus Bramble signs up for Suffolk non-league side

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Ipswich substitutes David McGoldrick and Martyn Waghorn score the goals as they come from behind to win at Barnsley.

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We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen.

Weather: Dry night ahead

Chris Bell

BBC Look East weather

The weather for this evening and tonight will be mainly dry at first across the BBC East region, but cloud thickening from the west will bring the chance of some patchy light rain.

There will be light to moderate southwesterly winds, which will turn more westerly later.

The temperature will dip to 13-15C (upper 50sF).

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Tomorrow it will mainly dry with a mixture of sunny spells and patchy cloud, but thicker cloud could bring one or two isolated showers, mainly across Norfolk.

Highs around 20-22C (near 70F).

From the archives: Children's Regatta at Thorpeness 1938

Some 79 years ago this month boatsman Allen Thurston was photographed at Thorpeness Mere in the Suffolk coastal resort, rowing hard with refreshments for the judges during the Children's Regatta.

August 1938: Allen Thurston, boatsman with The Mere, Thorpeness, Suffolk, rowing hard with refreshments to the judges during the Children's Regatta
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Listen: Sudbury's most-famous son

BBC Radio 4 has been serialising the life of painter Thomas Gainsborough in its Book Of The Week programme.

The book Gainsborough by James Hamilton looks at the landscape and portrait artist who lived 1727-88.

Sudbury has Gainsborough's House museum, while many of the artist's pictures are on display at Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich, where he also lived and worked. Here's a selection of our archive features:

Headteacher pays tribute to teenagers killed in Great Waldingfield crash

The head teacher at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard has paid tribute to the two teenagers who died in a crash in Great Waldingfield on Wednesday.

Wayne Lloyd said: "Both Zac and Kye are fondly remembered by staff and students at the school.

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to their family and friends and everyone affected by this tragedy."

Driver Zachariah "Zac" Smith, of North Rise, Great Cornard, and his passenger Kye Mclean, of Rockhall Road, Polstead, were travelling on the B1115 when their silver Vauxhall Corsa veered off the road and hit a tree.

Big comeback for Long Melford Country Fair after ten-year break

Suffolk Free Press

More than 2,000 people attended the first Country Fair to be held at Melford Hall in Long Melford for ten years.

Children in a fire engine at Long Melford Country Fair
Suffolk Free Press

Ipswich Town: McCarthy faces selection dilemma

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has a big decision to make over his strikers ahead of tomorrow's Championship match at Barnsley.

Mick McCarthy

After starting with match-winner Joe Garner and Freddie Sears against Birmingham last weekend, David McGoldrick got both goals in Tuesday's Carabao Cup win at Luton, while new signing Martyn Waghorn impressed from the bench.

"I think they're all intelligent enough football-wise that they can go on and play together [as a pair]," McCarthy told BBC Suffolk Sport.

"Certainly Waggy showed his versatility when he took Tristan Nydam's spot [in midfield at Luton and played very well there."

The Blues will be aiming for a third straight win of the season at Oakwell - something they didn't manage in the whole of the 2016-17 campaign.

Families pay tribute after Great Waldingfield double fatal

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A families of two 18-year-old men who died in a car crash near Great Waldingfield have paid tribute to them in statements issued via Suffolk Police.

Zac Smith
Suffolk Police

Driver Zachariah "Zac" Smith (pictured above), of North Rise, Great Cornard, and his passenger Kye Mclean (pictured below), of Rockhall Road, Polstead, were travelling on the B1115 when their silver Vauxhall Corsa veered off the road and hit a tree on Wednesday.

The two were treated by ambulance staff but died at the scene.

The family of Zac Smith said they were "devastated at the loss of their beloved son and brother".

Kye Mclean
Suffolk Police

"Zac was never without a smile or a kind word for anyone who came his way," the family said.

"He was never far from those he loved. Zac has grown into an extraordinarily kind and handsome young man.

"He was the biggest giver of hugs and kisses, a mechanic, a sportsman, a son, a brother - a someone to everyone."

The family of Kye Mclean said: "Kye was loved by everyone who knew him, not only by his family, but by so many friends too.

"He would do anything to make people happy and his smile always lit up the room.

"As well as his family and friends, Kye loved his motorbike, football, tracksuits and roses."

Spur of the moment decision led former soldier to play for Ipswich Town

Ken Parker, who has let us see the £3-a-week contract his father Stanley signed with Ipswich Town back in 1947, says after he was demobbed from the army, Stanley met up with a friend called Bernard Sharp.

"I think they were probably having a drink at a pub in town, and dad said 'they're taking on players for trials tomorrow, do you want to come down?'.

"I guess dad being dad scored a couple of goals and that was it."

Years after he stopped playing, Stanley Parker told his son the secret of his success: "Every time I put on that Ipswich Town shirt there was an England shirt underneath it."

Stanley Parker's contract
Ken Parker
Titus Bramble

James Law

BBC Sport

Former Newcastle and Ipswich defender Titus Bramble joins ninth-tier Stowmarket Town as a player-coach on a one-year deal.

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How many goals does it take to be a top scorer?

Earlier this week we shared some photographs of Stanley Parker, who signed a contract with Ipswich Town in 1947 and became their top goal scorer in the 1949/50 season.

It got us wondering how many goals he'd had to score to be remembered in this way, so we checked with Pat Godbold, who is the club's archivist and was secretary to several managers from Scott Duncan to George Burley (1937-2002).

Stanley Parker
Ken Parker

She checked the records, and said his tally was 13 in Division Three South, as well as two FA Cup goals.

Pat also remembered watching Parker play.

She said: "I was only about 11 when I started to watch the Town play in 1946, and I knew him.

"We have ex-players' reunions and he came along several times."

She described him as a "lovely man, very smart, good looking, with nice wavy hair".

Video weather forecast: Mainly dry, but cloudy

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Sunshine this morning will give way to cloud and rain this evening across the BBC East region.

The weekend will be cloudy, but dry with temperatures peaking at 20C (68F).

Two week inquest into offshore death of Lowestoft man

There's to be a two-week inquest into the death of a man from Lowestoft - after an accident on a platform in the North Sea.

Tyron Jones, 43, died in December last year at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital after being flown from the Indefatigable 23A gas platform about 70 miles (110km) off the coast.

The full inquest will begin on 6 December - a day after the anniversary of his death.

Ex-Ipswich player Titus Bramble joins non-league club

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Former Ipswich Town defender Titus Bramble has signed a one-year deal with Thurlow Nunn Premier Division side Stowmarket Town.

Titus Bramble
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The 36-year-old, who played Premier League football for Newcastle, Sunderland and Wigan, will take on a player-coach role while carrying on with his coaching duties at Ipswich Town's Academy.

Bramble could make his debut in tomorrow's game at Felixstowe & Walton United.

Ipswich Town land Premier League opposition in cup draw

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

After a bit of confusion Ipswich Town have been drawn away to Crystal Palace in round two of the Carabao Cup (aka League Cup).

Damien Delaney
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After a mix-up with the balls in the bag during the draw, initially the game was announced as being at Portman Road, before it was switched to Selhurst Park.

The tie will be played the week commencing Monday, 21 August.

Former Blues players Damien Delaney (pictured), Connor Wickham, Andros Townsend and Jonny Williams all play for the Eagles.

Town reached the second round after Tuesday's 2-0 victory at Luton.

Today's weather: Dry and bright

BBC Weather

It's due to be dry and sunny for most of the day, but there's a chance of it becoming cloudier later this afternoon with some patchy rain coming in from the west.

Maximum temperature: 22C (72F).

For a full forecast where you are, visit BBC Weather.

Sunrise at Felixtstowe
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Good morning

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Welcome back to Local Live across Suffolk.

We'll be here until 18:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates for your area.

The full weather forecast will be with you shortly, but it's another grey start to the day.

As always, if you want to get in touch you can by email, Facebook or Twitter.


Last season's beaten finalists Southampton will host Wolves in the second round of the EFL Cup.

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Weather: Dry overnight

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

Staying dry this evening - any cloud in the BBC East region will thin and break to bring clear spells and some chilly temperatures overnight as it dips to 8C (46F) in light westerly or south westerly winds.

There will be a chilly start to Friday, with sunny spells and highs of 22C (72F).

BBC East weather map

It will gradually turn cloudier during the afternoon with patchy rain by the evening, spreading across the region overnight in light to moderate south westerly winds.

For a more detailed forecast of where you are, visit BBC Weather.

McCarthy praises Ipswich youngsters

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

The performances of teenage midfielder Flynn Downes have been a highlight of an encouraging opening week of the season for Ipswich Town.

Flynn Downes

The academy graduate came off the bench to play an important part in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Birmingham City, and then played the full 90 minutes on Tuesday, as the Blues progressed in the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 win at Luton.

Manager Mick McCarthy has been telling us that the 18-year-old was always going to feature in his plans for the first team this campaign.

"I instantly took a liking to both Flynn and Tristan Nydam," he said.

"When they first came in and trained with the first team they did so as if it was normal for them.

"They didn't stand out because they couldn't cope with it, they stood out because they could.

"They weren't going to get in the team last year, but this year it was always going to be the case that they would travel.

"They've handled it really well."

Father runs half marathon as a 'thank you'

A Haverhill man, whose baby daughter was born with three holes in her heart, is raising money for the charity which provided support during her treatment.

Daisy Darvill
The Sick Children's Trust

The Sick Children's Trust helped Luke Darvill, 24, and his partner Robyn, 21, when baby Daisy was admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital as she was struggling to breathe a couple of weeks after she was born in 2015.

They provided free "Home from Home" accommodation just minutes away from their daughter's bedside.

"To know we had somewhere to stay, completely free of charge, right next to our baby was such a comfort when it felt like our whole world was falling apart," said her father.

Daisy Darvill holding mum's hand
The Sick Children's Trust

Two months later Daisy's condition deteriorated, and she was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital, where she had open heart surgery, and the charity provided accommodation for the couple once more.

Until Daisy was born, the couple had no idea Robyn was pregnant, mistaking her labour pains for appendicitis.

She's now doing "really well" says the family, and she's started nursery.

Mr Darvill is raising money for the Trust by taking part in the Bedford Half Marathon in September.

Official opening of children's clinic at James Paget Hospital

Andrew Turner

BBC Radio Norfolk

A NHS hospital's clinic for children has celebrated its first year of operation with a formal opening ceremony.

Eight-year-old patient Drew Bye and former staff member Rachel Short cutting the string of paper boats
James Paget University Hospital

An area of the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston was refurbished last year to create The Cove - aiming to provide a brighter and more colourful place for young patients.

It was created following feedback from Care Quality Commission inspectors, who gave the hospital an overall rating of "good", but recommended the hospital enhanced its children’s outpatient facilities.

On average, The Cove has seen more than 200 extra patients per month than the previous children's unit.

Its official launch saw a string of paper boats cut by eight-year-old patient Drew Bye and former staff member Rachel Short, who was responsible for the old children’s outpatient department.

Senior sister Jo Scott said: "It may seem a little strange to be holding an opening ceremony a year on, but we needed to learn how to work in the facility and to settle in."

Blues defender out for a month

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town defender Adam Webster (pictured) will miss at least five games for Ipswich Town in the coming weeks.

Adam Webster

Manager Mick McCarthy confirmed at his press conference this afternoon that the centre back will not return until after the first international break of the season.

The 22-year-old suffered an ankle injury during Tuesday's Carabao Cup win at Luton, and was substituted at half time.

"Adam went to see a specialist today and is in a boot today," McCarthy said.

"I've got versatile players though to compensate.

"Jonas Knudsen can play left-sided centre back and Tommy Smith can play central.

"Luke Chambers and Jordan Spence can both play on the right."

"I don't really want to be shifting players about, but at the same time there'll be no new faces coming in before Saturday's match with Barnsley."

Mick McCarthy: Facebook Live

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

I'm talking live to the Ipswich Town boss ahead of the game at Barnsley.

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Framlingham's FA Cup assault course

FA Cup debutants Framlingham Town may have won the first tie in the FA Cup, but it's a long road ahead until they, or their opponents Mildenhall Town, even get to the First Round Proper.

They beat Wadham Lodge last night in the extra preliminary round. Then it's...

  • Preliminary round at home to Mildenhall Town, Saturday, 19 August
  • First qualifying round
  • Second qualifying round
  • Third qualifying round
  • Fourth qualifying round
  • First Round

And on until...

  • Final at Wembley, Saturday, 19 May, 2018

Full fixture schedule available on the Football Association website.

Ogogo bidding to save boxing career

Eastern Daily Press

And here's the back of today's Eastern Daily Press:

Back of Eastern Daily Press on 10 August 2017

Increase in number of young people with knives

Children as young as seven have been arrested for carrying knives in the region, according to figures obtained by the BBC.


In Essex, 115 people under 18 were caught with a knife between 2014 to 2015.

In 2016 to 2017, the figure went up to 332, according to the data received from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

There was also a rise in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The number of knife-related crimes in Norfolk doubled in the last three years, from 154 in 2014-15 to almost 300 in the last year.

In Suffolk, the youngest child arrested was 10. This year, 54 people under 18 were found to be carrying knives, compared to 20 two years ago.

Police said they are working closely with charities, and are dealing with young people face-to-face to tell them about the dangers of knife crime.

'Foreign objects' found flushed down the loo

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

There can't be much worse than dropping your phone down the toilet, but it seems like swimming goggles and a toy dinosaur could come close!

These are just some of the interesting items that are found by Anglian Water at its Water Recycling Centre in Cambridge, which have been quite literally flushed away.

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Three years ago, we wrote a story about the £7m bill Anglian Water said it had for clearing out foreign objects and illustrated it with some pictures from its Lowestoft treatment works:

Waste at Lowestoft sewage treatment works
Anglian Water

Men die after car crashes into tree

Two men have died after a car crashed into a tree yesterday evening.

Officers were called to the B1115 Great Waldingfield Road, near Sudbury, just before 22:00.

The two men, the driver and passenger in the silver Vauxhall Corsa car, were treated by ambulance staff but died at the scene.

The B1115 reopened at about 03:00.

Framlingham progress in the FA Cup

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

After 130 years of waiting Framlingham Town have secured their first ever FA Cup victory.

Framlingham Town FC

The Thurlow Nunn First Division side - who are making their debut in the competition - won 3-1 at Wadham Lodge in last night's extra preliminary round replay.

They'll host Bostik League side Mildenhall Town next.

Today's weather: Drier and brighter

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

After yesterday's cool and wet weather, today is due to be drier, brighter and warmer across the BBC East region, with just a chance of a few showery outbreaks of rain in some coastal areas.

Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

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Kate Scotter

BBC News

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We'll be here until 18:00, bringing you all the news, travel, sport and weather.

If you have a story, don't hesitate to get in touch by clicking "Get involved" above.

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Sarah Jenkins

BBC Local Live

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McGoldrick fine with competition at Ipswich

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick has admitted that he was disappointed not to feature in the Blues' opening league win on Saturday, but hopes his brace at Luton last night has put him in contention for a starting berth this coming weekend.

David McGoldrick

The arrival of Martyn Waghorn from Rangers on Monday has increased competition for places in attack further at Portman Road.

Speaking after the Carabao Cup victory, McGoldrick told us he is fine with that:

"That drove me on to be honest, knowing that another striker had turned up. The manager hasn't brought him here to chill, he's brought him here to play.

"With that in mind, I know I've got to step my game up and I know I've got to score goals.

"We've got four quality strikers now and they're all different. It makes things tough, but that's football."

McCarthy praises Ipswich academy talent

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Five graduates from the Ipswich Town academy featured during last night's 2-0 win at Luton in the Carabao Cup, three of them from the start.

Ipswich Town players in training

Rather than talk numbers, manager Mick McCarthy simply reflected on how well the youngsters had played at Kenilworth Road, when he was interviewed at full time.

The Yorkshireman reserved particular praise for midfielders Flynn Downes and Tristan Nydam, who started the match, along with defender Luke Wollfenden who was introduced at the beginning of the second half.

"Flynn and Tristan are nailed on footballers. There is no doubt of that in my mind," McCarthy said.

"Wolfie has come in and trained with us and more so these last couple of weeks, so it was lovely to see him come on and do well.

"The lads in the academy can be proud of all of this. I get asked at every club I'm at as to whether I'll play the youngsters. I always say I will if they're good enough, and these boys are so they're in the team."

Cycling sensation Kiera Byland competes in Special Olympics

She's already a Special Olympics superstar, but 18-year-old Kiera Byland is on the hunt for more gold medals.

Last night she co-hosted the opening ceremony in Sheffield for over 2,600 athletes from across the country.

Today she's competing in the 10k time trial.

It wasn't easy for Kiera growing up with learning difficulties, but when she discovered cycling, her life changed dramatically.