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  1. Our live coverage across the week

    That's it from the Local Live team for this week, so goodbye and enjoy the weekend whatever the weather brings us.

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

  2. 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).

    Weather map

    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).

  3. 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
  4. 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.

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    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:

  5. 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.

  6. 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
  7. 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.

  8. 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

    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

    "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."

  9. 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
  10. 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

    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".

  11. 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).

  12. 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.

  13. 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

    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.

  14. 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

    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.

  15. 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
  16. 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.

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