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Our live coverage across the day

We're heading home, so our regular updates are on hold now until the morning, but any breaking news overnight will still appear here.

Scroll down to catch up on what's been happening since we opened for business at 08:00.

Have a great evening - we look forward to your company again tomorrow as the county - and the country - goes to the polls in the general election.

We'll leave you with this photograph from the aptly named BBC Weather Watcher "Man of Clouds" - I wonder if he ever takes pictures of clear blue skies?

View across the fields in Martlesham
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Our live coverage today

That's all for our live updates today, thank you for joining us.

One of our main stories has been a dog which died after a kitchen fire in Braintree.

Elsewhere, an arrest was made in Basildon after "hoax bomb threats" were made to a church.

Scroll down to read more on these and other news items for the county.

We'll be back from tomorrow from 08:00 on what will be the day of the general election.

Have a great evening.

Our live coverage today

Thanks for joining us for today's Norfolk Live - we're now taking a break until 08:00 tomorrow.

Our main stories today have been the visits by party leaders on the final day of the election campaign. Theresa May came to Norwich, and UKIP leader Paul Nuttall was in Great Yarmouth.

Scroll down to read more on these and other news updates.

Have a good evening.

Overnight weather: Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times

Julie Reinger

BBC Look East weather

There'll be outbreaks of rain spreading north-eastwards overnight, turning heavy at times.

Light to moderate south-westerly winds will give us lows of about 12C (54F).

Overnight weather map
BBC

The last of any overnight rain will clear tomorrow morning to leave a largely dry day with some bright or sunny intervals.

Some showers are possible but they won’t be for everyone.

The winds will pick up to a moderate to fresh south-westerly leading to a top temperature of 19C (66F).

There is just the small risk of some thunderstorms late in the day moving up from France.

Get a full forecast where you live, from BBC Weather.

Take a visual-tour of Greater Anglia's new trains

Dawn Gerber

Greater Anglia has revealed a mock-up of its new look trains. The company is investing £1.4bn in an entire new fleet. Commuters travelling on the Norwich to London intercity service, the Stansted Express line and on some regional routes will have these new carriages.

Take a visual-tour of Greater Anglia's new trains

Care home faces possible closure

Steve Blower

BBC Radio Suffolk

A care home in north Suffolk has been told to improve, or face possible closure, after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission found residents at risk of harm.

Manor Farm care home
Google

Manor Farm Care Home in Kessingland, which has 23 elderly residents, has been rated "inadequate" by the CQC.

An inspection report says people there were put at risk of significant harm due to an absence of clear records and assessments.

They found staff shortages were to blame for many of the care home's failings and said several residents were at risk of malnutrition because they weren't being properly fed.

We asked Manor Farm Care Home for a response but we've not heard back.

Rescuers swoop to release owl chick from netting

A tawny owl chick is being cared for by the RSPCA after being found trapped in chicken netting.

Rescuers swooped to the little bird's rescue, cutting the owlet free before taking him to the East Winch Wildlife Centre near King's Lynn.

The chick suffered a graze on his nose and an infected wound under its wing from the netting, and is now on a five-day course of antibiotics.

Tawny owl chick at the RSPCA centre
RSPCA

Centre manager Alison Charles says the bird is now being looked after in a quiet room which is used for brids of prey, and being fed by hand three times a day. They hope he'll make a full recovery to allow him to be released back into the wild.

Water ski racing returns to the Ouse

The historic waterfront of King's Lynn will play host to the Hanseatic Water Ski Race when it returns to the town for the third year running.

The Formula 1,2 and 3 water ski-ing race will see competitors reach speeds close to 100mph along the South Quay.

The event - on 17 and 18 June - will see six races staged each day, including an under-8s competition.

AFC Sudbury 'will be competitive again'

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Manager Jamie Godbold and his assistant Andy Reynolds are ready to take AFC Sudbury back up to the Ryman Premier Division.

Andy Reynolds
Suffolk FA

The latter has been speaking to us today about how the club is not panicking despite the loss of a few key players in recent weeks, including goalkeeper Marcus Garnham, and midfielder Robert Eagle.

Reynolds has also told us that despite suffering relegation in April, there was no chance of him and Godbold leaving the Wardale Williams Stadium.

"It took one meeting with the chairman and one of the directors to make it clear that the club still shares the same ambitions we do, and over the last year, the business side of the club has made huge strides forward.

"There is not a club in our opinion locally that has the same quality of facilities and people off the pitch working tirelessly to make it the best it can possibly be.

"If we get our shopping list this summer, or close to it, we will be as competitive as we were a couple of seasons ago."

Teenage boy stabbed in 'targeted attack'

A teenage boy has been stabbed in the leg in what police believe was a "targeted attack".

Oaklands Crescent, Chelmsford
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The incident happened at Oaklands Crescent, Chelmsford, at about 18:25 yesterday.

The victim, aged in his mid-teens, was walking with a group of people when he was approached by three men on bikes.

One of the men then pushed him against a fence and stabbed him in the leg.

Two of the suspects are described as white and the other was mixed-race. One of the suspects wore a maroon jumper and two were wearing dark clothing, police said.

Det Sgt Dan Smith, from Essex Police, said: "This appears to have been a targeted attack against the victim and there is no reason for the wider public to be concerned.

“The victim’s injuries were not life threatening."

Neighbours 'devastated' by dog fire death

As we reported earlier, a dog has died after a fire broke out at a kitchen in a Braintree home.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service said it is believed the family pet jumped up on the cooker and accidentally turned it on. Items left on the cooker set alight and the kitchen was destroyed by flames.

BBC Essex reporter Pete Walker has been at the scene.

He said: "People living on this quiet residential cul-de-sac have told me they are devastated by the death of a pet dog in a fire at their neighbours home.

"Family members returned home yesterday evening to find the property full of smoke.

"They attempted to rescue the dog but it had died, and were themselves affected by the smoke which has left the house uninhabitable.

"Neighbours, friends and relatives are planning to clean up the fire damage at the home later this week."

Martin relishing forthcoming hockey internationals

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

After a hugely successful season at club level with Surbiton, former Ipswich hockey player Hannah Martin could line up for Great Britain this weekend in the Investec Internationals.

Hannah Martin in action
GB Hockey

The Lee Valley Arena in the Olympic Park is the setting for a face off between the world's best three teams, as GB prepare to meet Argentina on Saturday and the Netherlands on Sunday.

Martin, who made her full senior international debut earlier in the year, hopes to help Danny Kerry's side build on the success of their Olympic gold medal winning summer of 2016.

"This weekend will be hugely exciting for everyone involved," the 22-year-old told us. "It's not often you get the teams ranked one, two and three in the world together at the same time."

"I'm really proud to be a part of this squad. I think there has been an increase of around 10,000 people playing hockey back home since Rio. It is really exciting to see things going in such a positive direction."

Double murder trial sees video recording of stab victim's partner

Kevin Burch

BBC Look East

The jury at the Old Bailey in the trial of a man accused of the murder of two men following a stabbing at the West Meadows travellers' site in Ipswich, has been played a video recording of an interview given after the incident.

In it Tammy Smith, the partner of stab victim Barry Street, told how the accused, Nelson Smith, had struck him twice with a kitchen knife as he ran away.

She said he collapsed on to his back by the site entrance.

She said: "I told him, 'you will be all right. We are going to get an ambulance'".

But Mr Street told her that he couldn't breathe and said he was going to die.

The trial continues.

Spence: Manager gave me 'confidence'

Cleah Hetherington

BBC Radio Suffolk

Ipswich Town’s first signing of the summer says the decision to put pen to paper on a two-year deal was “an easy decision to make”.

Jordan Spence
ITFC.co.uk

Jordan Spence, who joined the Blues on a short term contract in January, featured mainly as right wing-back when manager, Mick McCarthy, switched to a 3-5-2 formation.

The defender told Ipswich Player he was pleased that the manager showed "the level of faith in me that he did by putting me straight in more or less and sticking with me, of course that gave me a lot of confidence".

"I had the confidence already in myself that I could perform at this level - there was no doubt about that but obviously having it from such a well established manager in the game and also the things that he's tried to impart and add to my game in that short period of time, I'm looking forward to adding onto those."

'Largest container ship' docks in Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe has welcomed the largest container ship to call in northern Europe.

The Madrid Maersk loaded up with cargo at China and Maylaysia before making the journey here.

Madrid Maersk: Largest container ship to dock at port

Man 'made threats' towards church

A man has been arrested on suspicion of "making a bomb hoax" following threats towards a church, police say.

Swan Mead Christian Fellowship in Church Road, Basildon
Google

Essex Police said officers were called to reports of a man making threats towards Swan Mead Christian Fellowship in Church Road, Basildon, shortly before 10:30 today.

Armed police attended and a 44-year-old man was arrested.

The church was closed to the public while officers searched the area.

BreakingMan arrested over bomb hoax threats

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making a bomb hoax following threats towards Swan Mead Christian Fellowship in Basildon.

More to follow.....

Lorry fire started 'deliberately'

A fire which saw five heavy goods vehicles going up in flames was started deliberately, police said.

The blaze broke out on Oxford Road, Clacton, shortly after 00:30 last Wednesday.

Essex Police said suspects entered a secure yard and set fire to the vehicles, causing an additional lorry to also be damaged.

Oxford Road, Clacton
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Free pint for voters

If your trip to the voting booth tomorrow leaves you in need of refreshment, a bar in Norwich could be the place for you.

As reported in the Norwich Evening News, Brewdog, on Queen Street, is offering a free pint of Punk IPA to anyone who takes a selfie outside a polling station.

A spokeswoman tells me the offer will be availabe from opening time tomorrow - that's midday - and will run until they close at 02:00 on Saturday.

Brewdog ales
Brewdog

Murder accused had 'history of violence'

There was a history of violence between a 27-year-old man and the woman he's accused of murdering, a jury has heard.

Joe Storey, of Murrells Court, Norwich, denies murdering Kerri McAuley (pictured) but admits manslaughter.

Kerri McAuley
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The court's been hearing evidence from Kerri's friend Gemma Richards, who described several occasions where she had seen 32-year-old Ms McAuley with facial injuries.

She told Norwich Crown Court she also witnessed Storey headbutt Kerri after a night out in 2015, more than a year before the mother-of-two was found dead at her flat in Southalls Way, Norwich in January this year.

The trial continues.

Lorry rolls over near Dockspur roundabout

A lorry has rolled over at the Dockspur roundabout in Felixstowe, heading towards the port.

The A14 is blocked in both directions and traffic is queuing in the area.

Police tell us the driver has received minor injuries.

Opposition parties: 'PM not discussing the real issues'

The two opposition candidates standing in the marginal seat of North Norfolk have dismissed the prime minister's visit.

Her brief trip to Norfolk on the final day of campaigning is to highlight the party's bid to take North Norfolk from the Liberal Democrats.

The Lib Dem candidate Norman Lamb challenged Mrs May to debate her plans for social care saying: "You have repeatedly dodged difficult questions (on this), we believe that families deserve to know what it will mean for their homes, finances and relatives."

Labour's Stephen Burke is also standing in the seat. Party spokesman Denise Burke said: "The prime minister at the moment looks as if she's had the stuffing knocked out of her and has completely lost her confidence. She has had so many u-turns on so many issues I don't think people see her as a credible leader."

Prime minister: Brexit offering 'huge opportunities'

The prime minister, who's on a quick visit to Norwich on the last day of the general election campaign, spoke of the "great challenges" but also "huge opportunities" that we face through Brexit.

She ended her speech by saying, with the public's backing, she would "deliver for Britain".

Theresa May
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Simon Milton leaves Ipswich Town

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

After 10 years at Ipswich Town as a player, and a further 20 working with the club's commercial team, Simon Milton is moving on.

Simon Milton football sticker
Merlin

Milton arrived at Portman Road from non-league Bury Town in 1987 for a fee of just £5,500.

The former midfielder made his debut for the Blues in December 1987, and went on to make more than 300 appearances for the first team, scoring 55 goals in all competitions.

After calling time on his playing days, the 53-year-old joined the coaching team at Ipswich in 1998, and has recently been the club's Director of Academy Sales.

In February, Milton was Prostate Cancer UK's guest of honour at the EFL Cup final at Wembley, after heading up TEAMITFC's cycle challenge, which has to date, raised more than £250,000 for the charity.

In a statement, Ipswich Town said: "There is no doubt he will be missed and everyone at the Club wishes him every success for the future. We do hope to see him back at Portman Road next season though, supporting Mick and the players."

PM in Norfolk to 'paint positive picture of Brexit'

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

There is a certain symmetry to the prime minister's visit. She came to Norfolk on the first day of the campaign and she's here again on the final day.

Her message today is that Brexit will be good for the region. She is arguing that once we have left the EU there will be more money for housing, infrastructure and research and development. And the clear hint is that under a Conservative government a lot of that will come our way.

Theresa May in Norfolk
BBC

She is also choosing to visit the only place in East Anglia where the Tories have been seriously campaigning. They are putting a lot of effort into trying to take North Norfolk off the Liberal Democrats, the only other opposition seat, Norwich South (held by Labour) is also in their sights.

But the prime minister will probably meet very few voters during this whistle-stop visit. She's already been in London and Hampshire this morning, and she's due in the Midlands for early afternoon.

BreakingTheresa May in Norfolk for final election push

Theresa May has arrived in Norfolk, on the final day of the campaign trail.

The prime minister is here to show support for the Norwich North candidate Chloe Smith, and also for James Wild, who's looking to take the North Norfolk constituency from the Liberal Democrats.

The latest weather forecast: Cloudy with rain later

Any sunny spells will soon disappear - it'll turn cloudy this afternoon, and we can expect rain by the evening.

Temperature peaking at 19C (66F).

Our Weather Watchers have been out and about, capturing scenes across the county. This tree (below) fell victim to yesterday's strong winds and heavy rain.

A tree, with a broken branch, on the river bank
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Early this morning, "Neville" caught a quick glimpse of the sun peeping from behind the clouds before the rain returned.

Grey sky with sun rays behind clouds
BBC

And it was a similar scene in north Norfolk, with grey skies over the coast.

Grey clouds over landscape
BBC

Prosecution begins in double-murder trial

Kevin Burch

BBC Look East

A jury at the Old Bailey has been told how two men died from stab wounds, after violence flared at a travellers' site in Ipswich.

Barry Street, who was 32, and 18-year-old Nathan Oakley, were rushed to hospital where an emergency team tried in vain to save them both.

Mr Street was stabbed in the back as he was running, Mr Oakley in the chest.

On trial is Nelson Smith, who's 18, and denies two counts of murder and possessing a kitchen knife at the site last December.

He claims he stabbed the two men as he tried to defend a member of his family.

The jury's been told that the accused and the two victims all lived at West Meadows, which has 43 pitches.

The stabbings came after a fight between two women on the site, a dispute over a pitch allocation, and an allegation that Barry Street was a bully, who'd smashed a window with a can of drink.

The trial's expected to last two to three weeks.

Angus Gunn turned down Premier League move to join Norwich

Rob Butler

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Goalkeeper Angus Gunn turned down an unnamed Premier League club in favour of returning to Norwich City.

The England under-21 international is on loan for the whole of the 2017/18 season from Manchester City. He began his career at the Canaries before leaving in 2011 to move to the Blues.

Gunn is currently preparing for the under-21 European Championships in Poland. His father, former Canary keeper Bryan Gunn, told BBC Radio Norfolk that his son also had offers from League One and The Championship.

Angus Gunn
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Gunn to Norwich City a 'win-win'

Rob Butler

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norwich CIty hero Bryan Gunn says his son Angus's move to Norwich City is a 'win-win' for all parties.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper has joined from Manchester City on a season long loan, he's currently on international duty with England's under 21s as they prepare for the European Championships in Poland.

Bryan Gunn told BBC Radio Norfolk that Angus has plenty of potential.

Bryan Gunn
BBC

I think it's a win-win situation for everybody. Norwich City are getting a goalkeeper of tremendous potential and great ability. Manchester City have the opportunity to get a young player some much needed game time under his belt.

Bryan GunnEx-Norwich goalkeeper

Video: Biker 'wheelied and took selfie' on motorway

A 27-year-old man from Harlow is due to appear before magistrates after a motorcyclist performed wheelies and took a selfie while driving on the M6.

Officers filmed the biker on Saturday afternoon between junction 12 and Stafford services, Staffordshire.

The motorcyclist was was seen riding his Yamaha R6 in a dangerous manner while speeding at times, the police said.

The 27-year-old has been charged and will appear in court at a later date.

UKIP party leader drops in to Great Yarmouth

Andrew Turner

BBC Radio Norfolk

The leader of UKIP, Paul Nuttall, has been in Great Yarmouth lending his support to the campaign of their candidate Catherine Blaiklock (pictured).

The party was wiped out in last month's local elections, but Mr Nuttall tells me that this time is different.

"This is a general election, and we feel there's been a surge towards UKIP, we're hearing good things on the doorsteps, so hopefully we'll get over the line".

Paul Nuttall holding a Vote UKIP sign alongside Catherine Blaiklock
BBC

The town needs investment, and Paul Nuttall says UKIP has set aside over £1bn for the regeneration of coastal communities, as well as investment for local transport networks - and is the only party committed to taking back control of our fisheries.

Paul Nuttall and Catherine Blaiklock, along with UKIP supporters, hold placards
BBC

In their manifestos, the Conservatives pledge to work with the industry to develop a new regime for commercial fishing post-Brexit.

Labour says in farming and fishing it will divert funds to support smaller traders and local economies, and the Lib Dems say they'll defend the fishing industry by not allowing fishing rights to be traded away.

General election: Suffolk Coastal candidates give their views on Sizewell C

The future development of Sizewell C has been one of the subjects on the agenda for candidates in the Suffolk Coastal constituency, during BBC Suffolk's Mark Murphy programme.

Artists' impression Sizewell C
EDF

Labour's Cameron Matthews said: "What's very important is that local people do see the benefits of this because the country will of course benefit from the energy which is being produced but this will have a massive impact on the local community so I think it's very important that we manage to ringfence jobs but equally we need to invest in the local infrastructure."

Eamonn O'Nolan, candidate for the Green Party, said: "It is not going to create a huge number of jobs in Suffolk. It's probably not going to create many jobs at all in Suffolk. Most of the expertise is going to come in from overseas. The ownership is overseas and as I see it, most of the benefit will go overseas."

Conservative candidate Therese Coffey said: "The Suffolk 'energy' coast is well and truly contributing to the national grid which is why it matters that when we get this new nuclear power plant, which I hope we do, that we continue to make sure that we mitigate the issues which I know people are concerned about in its construction."

James Sandbach, candidate for the Liberal Democrats, said: "There are alarm bells ringing, I think the community feels we're not being told the whole story about what the full impact is going to be. I'm not actually anti-nuclear but the more I've looked at the proposals and the more you look at the cost of the proposals the more you look at the return you're going to get from the output... I don't support the whole development at Sizewell."

Also standing as an independent in the constituency is Philip Young.

King's Lynn Stars meeting postponed

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Tonight's speedway meeting involving King's Lynn Stars has been called off.

The club's made an early decision to postpone the Premiership clash with Rye House because heavy rain is forecast for west Norfolk.

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A new date for the meeting will be arranged.

Injured Town striker leaves Republic of Ireland camp

Cleah Hetherington

BBC Radio Suffolk

David McGoldrick has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Austria on Sunday, due to injury.

David McGoldrick
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The striker sat out training yesterday morning as a precaution, but manager Martin O'Neill wasn't optimistic: "David McGoldrick has had a niggle behind his knee which has come on a little bit.

"He has had a scan and we are just waiting for the results of that.

"But it is niggly and he is a bit concerned about it.”

The Town player has now left the training camp.

McGoldrick earned his sixth cap at the beginning of the month when he played the full 90 minutes of the Republic of Ireland's 3-1 defeat to Mexico.

He was an unused sub in last Sunday’s game against Uruguay.

Arnold Muhren tops best foreign player poll

Dutch midfielder Arnold Muhren has won a Twitter poll to find Ipswich Town's best foreign player.

Renegade Statman regularly holds knock-out style contests on Twitter, and this time he says more than 80,000 votes were cast as Town's list of foreign imports were paired up against each other in a league.

Here's the final tally:

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The final pairing of the 'season' saw Murhren go head-to-head with his compatriot Frans Thijssen:

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Racing challenge for youngsters

You'll have been used to jet engines rocketing down the runway at RAF Coltishall but today it will be single seat electric cars

Up to 200 pupils from schools across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire will be racing the vehicles that they've built themselves at the former military base.The initiative is designed to help make subjects like science, engineering and maths more exciting.

One of the teams taking part is from the Town Close School in Norwich, which has two car kits that were bought with the help of parents several years ago.

Teacher Matt Buck (pictured on the left) says each year a different set of pupils takes the vehicles apart and rebuilds them, giving them a chance to get hands-on experience of engineering, rather than finding it in a textbook.

Matt Buck, standing on the left, with some of the cars built by pupils
BBC

The pupils love it - you can imagine when you say to them 'you're going to build a car and you're going to drive it and then race it against another school', it can't be beaten really."

Matt BuckTown Close School

Car mounts pavement and hits pedestrian

A 24-year-old man was left with leg injuries after he was hit by a car which mounted the pavement and then drove off.

Essex Police said the incident involving a Ford Focus happened on King Edward Road, Laindon, at about 11:25 yesterday.

Police said the man's injuries were not life threatening.

King Edward Road, Laindon
Google

Gumtree conman gets jail sentence

Norwich Evening News

Here's a look at the front page of the Norwich Evening News: How fraudster Nathan Jolly kept conning customers through garden furniture firms.

Front page of Norwich Evening News
Archant

Early warning of abnormal load on Great Yarmouth roads

If you're hoping to head to the seaside this weekend, there could be delays in Great Yarmouth.

Police are escorting a 19m (62ft) long abnormal load.

It will leave Seajacks at 10:00, and travel along local roads, including South Beach Parade and the A1243, before reaching MDF on Hewett Road.