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  1. Updates on Friday, 6 October 2017
  2. Man charged after teenager stabbed
  3. Call for better links between old and new parts of town centre
  4. Two arrests following town centre fight
  5. Breeding success for rare seabirds against the odds
  6. The Darkness perform morning gig on commuter boat

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By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. Weather: Clear spells tonight, cloudy and breezy tomorrow

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    It will be a fine end to today with sunny spells.

    There will be some clear spells overnight, but generally it will remain rather cloudy with the chance of rain by the end of the night. Lows of 7C (45F).

    Weather map

    Saturday will be cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain - some heavy - but it will become brighter later. Highs of 16C (43F).

    Get more where you live at BBC Weather.

  2. Superb Suffolk scenes

    Our BBC Weather Watchers have been busy.

    Here's a couple of their photos on this sunny Friday...

    Cows grazing at Mendham
    Still waters in the estuary at Felixstowe
  3. Ugandan man's high praise for charity – and his hope to thank Wortham community in person

    Diss Express

    A Ugandan man, who has been helped by a charity formed by a former Wortham Primary School pupil, has thanked the community for their support – and says he hopes to meet them in person one day.

    Emma Poppenborg and Wagobera Christopher
  4. Man charged after teenager stabbed

    A 26-year-old man from Plymouth has been charged with grievous bodily harm after a teenage girl was stabbed in Bardwell, near Bury St Edmunds.

    The attack happened yesterday between 07:30 and 08:30 at a house on School Lane.

    The victim, who's 16, alleged that a man, who'd also been present at the address, attempted to steal her handbag.

    An altercation occurred and she was stabbed in the shoulder and arm, police said.

    The man ran out into the street with the handbag.

    Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen a man run out of a house.

  5. Rugby union: A tricky month for Bury

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds kick-off a run of fixtures tomorrow that will test how far they've come under new coach Ollie Smith.

    Ollie Smith

    After winning their last four games in National League Two South, the Wolfpack are at sixth-placed Redruth.

    They also have to face second-placed Taunton and Canterbury, who are fourth, this month.

    "Redruth are always going to be tough at home," Smith told me. "They've been around this division for many years now.

    "They're a typical Cornish side who'll be up for a battle, probably very forward orientated, with a few stars in the backs, which seems to be a recipe that works in that part of the country.

    "I think in two games' time we're going to have a good idea of where this group is at. It'll show up more than these first five games have shown."

  6. A big weekend for Mildenhall Speedway

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Mildenhall Fen Tigers head to Plymouth Devils tonight for the first leg of the National Trophy Final.

    Kevin Jolly

    The West Row side has drafted in Matt Bates as a guest, in place of the injured Connor Mountain.

    "Realistically if we come away 10 points down we'll be ok," chairman Kevin Jolly told BBC Suffolk Sport.

    "I think we'll be better than them around our place, we'll be stronger than them on Sunday (in the second leg)."

  7. Ipswich Town duo on international duty

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town have two players involved in World Cup qualifiers tonight.

    Roy Keane and David McGoldrick

    David McGoldrick (pictured with ex-Blues boss Roy Keane) is with the Republic of Ireland squad preparing to face Moldova in Dublin.

    Elsewhere, on-loan winger Bersant Celina could play for Kosovo at home to Ukraine.

  8. Bostik League: Leiston target first place

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Leiston have the chance to take the outright lead in the Bostik Premier Division tomorrow.

    Bostik League logo

    Glenn Driver's men are currently third on goal difference alone, but with the two sides above them meeting, a win over Staines Town at Victory Road could take them top.

    Lowestoft Town are away to Burgess Hill Town, Needham Market travel to Dulwich Hamlet while, in the North Division, Mildenhall Town are at Hertford Town.

    Two of our clubs are in FA Trophy preliminary round action: AFC Sudbury host Aylesbury United while Bury Town head to Ramsgate.

  9. Call for better links between old and new parts of town centre

    The town centre management group in Bury St Edmunds has called for the separation between the Arc Shopping Centre and the historic part of the town to be addressed.

    Palmers Bury St Edmunds

    The forthcoming closure of Palmers department store, on the corner of Abbeygate Street and the Buttermarket, is being partly blamed on being away from the Arc.

    Mark Cordell, from Our Bury St Edmunds, said a linking area needs looking at again.

    "Most people will be aware that was supposed to be part of the Arc development back in 2009. It never happened and it still hasn't been fully resolved," he said.

    "We still get occasional visitors new to the town that visit one part of the town and aren't aware of the other, and vice versa."

    What do you think? How would you like to see the two parts of the town linked? We'd love to hear your thoughts - contact us via the "Get involved" link at the top of the page.

  10. Further arrest after three men stabbed

    We now know that two men in total have been arrested after a fight in Ipswich last night, which resulted in three people being taken to hospital with stab wounds.

    Cecilia Street

    Police were called just after 03:10 to reports that two men were involved in a fight in Cardinal Park with a group of other people surrounding them.

    During the incident, other people became involved, resulting in three men sustaining stab wounds. They were taken to hospital - one having suffered a potential punctured lung - but none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

    A 21-year-old man from the Colchester area has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm, and a 19-year-old man from Ipswich has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

    It's believed some of the parties involved were known to each other.

    Cecilia Street is currently closed and use of Wolsey Street (from Franciscan Way) is access only for buses and taxis to Cardinal Park.

  11. Breeding success for rare seabirds against the odds

    Little terns, one of the UK’s rarest seabirds, have had a successful breeding season along the Suffolk coast with 21 chicks fledgling.

    Finding safe beaches to nest and feed their young free from predators and human disturbance is an annual challenge.

    This year in the county, little terns faced further challenges after 10 little tern eggs were illegally taken from nests at a colony in Kessingland.

    Little terns on beach

    Phil Pearson, RSPB senior conservation officer, says the charity is "delighted" the birds have increased in numbers in Suffolk this year.

    However, he says it is "crucial" that safe breeding sites are maintained into the future, and that threats such as high tides, predators and human disturbances are minimised.

  12. 'I've had more fun at a funeral' - Butcher on England

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Former Ipswich Town and England defender Terry Butcher has given a withering assessment of the national side's 1-0 win over Slovenia last night.

    Terry Butcher

    Harry Kane's 94th minute goal was enough to secure Gareth Southgate's side a place at next summer's World Cup in Russia.

    But Butcher told BBC Radio Suffolk: "I've had more fun at a funeral - it was like watching paint dry."

    "England players are bumped up by the press, everybody thinks they're brilliant because they play in the Premier League and earn millions of pounds, but they're not very good.

    "Other countries when they draw England aren't going to fear them. England have no chance [of winning the World Cup], the best they can do, and I hate to say this, is to get out of the group."

  13. The Darkness perform morning gig on commuter boat

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    Well, Liam G had an early start today on Radio 2 but he wasn't the only rock star with a morning performance booked in...

    Imagine the scenes. It's 08:30 and you're half asleep, running late for work and attempting to avoid the rush hour traffic madness by heading into the office on the more serene commuter boat.

    Then who should rock up on your boat, with their guitars turned up to 11? Why, The Darkness!

    They've marked the release of their new album Pinewood Smile by performing a breakfast time gig on a Thames Clipper boat in London.

    The album contains a diss track to Southern Trains, so this is obviously their preferred mode of transport.

    The song in question contains the lyric: "It’s a journey into pure despair..."

    Equally this performance below would've been heaven or hell for these unwitting commuters - depending on their tolerance for early morning rock.

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  14. Three stabbed in Ipswich fight

    A man has been arrested after three people suffered stab wounds in a large fight outside an Ipswich nightclub.

    Ipswich stabbing
    Ipswich stabbing

    Police were called to the area between the Unit 17 nightclub and Cineworld on Cardinal Park at just after 03:00, where a large group of people were fighting.

    Those stabbed were taken to Ipswich Hospital, but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

    An area of Cecilia Street - opposite the club and to the side of the cinema - is cordoned off for the police investigation.

  15. Today's weather: A chilly, sunny start

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    It's a rather chilly start, but there will be lots of blue sky and sunshine around today and the winds will be lighter than yesterday.

    It is due to stay dry, so should also feel very pleasant in the sunny spells.

    Maximum temperature: 15C (59F).

  16. Weather: A colder night...

    A fine sunny end to the day across the BBC East region, but isolated showers are possible, particularly in north east Norfolk.

    It'll be clear overnight with the risk of a touch of ground frost in sheltered spots as it dips to 5C (41F).

    Friday will have a cold start followed by sunny spells and the risk of showers feeding in across eastern parts of Norfolk and Suffolk.

    The temperature will peak at 14C (57F).

    BBC East weather map
  17. Town centre fashion store to close

    The closure of a Bury St Edmunds department store is not a cause for concern, according to the man who helps run the town centre.

    The owners of Palmers Fashion Store on Buttermarket, say high business rates is one of the reasons the shop will close early next year.

    But Mark Cordell says Bury is a thriving town, with very low vacancy rates.

    Palmers store in Bury St Edmunds
    Quote Message: It's disappointing, and it'll be empty for a while because I'm sure there'll be some refurbishment, but it's in such a prime location that I don't think we'll have any difficulty filling it." from Mark Cordell Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District
    Mark CordellBury St Edmunds Business Improvement District
  18. Video content

    Video caption: Felixstowe Pier's official opening after £4m redevelopment

    A pier, which dates from 1905, reopens after a £4m face-lift.