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Our live coverage across the day

That's it for Friday's regular updates, but any breaking news across will still appear here overnight.

Meanwhile we wish you a very good bank holiday, hopefully in the sunshine.

Walton-on-the-Naze
Karry

The next few days are going to be ideal for getting away to places rarely visited and one of our BBC Weather Watchers has caught that remote feeling at Walton-on-the-Naze.

We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 to bring you the usual blend of news, sport, travel and weather.

Scroll down to find out what's been happening today - and have a great evening.

Our live coverage across the day

That's it for Friday's regular updates, but any breaking news across will still appear here overnight.

Meanwhile we wish you a very good bank holiday, hopefully in the sunshine.

Ipswich
John'sgarden

Messing about in boats is an English pastime Ipswich is one place where our BBC Weather Watchers have caught just that atmosphere.

We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 to bring you the usual blend of news, sport, travel.

Scroll down to find out what's been happening during the day - and have a great evening.

Our live coverage across the day

That's it for Friday's regular updates, but any breaking news across will still appear here overnight.

Meanwhile we wish you a very good bank holiday, hopefully in the sunshine.

We've had a lot of news from Cromer this week and not all of it was good - but we'll leave you with this picture of the more peaceful side of the resort from a BBC Weather Watcher.

Cromer
Bobalotsfview

We'll be back on Tuesday from 08:00 to bring you the usual blend of news, sport, travel and weather and hope you'll join us too.

Scroll down to find out what's been happening during the day - and have a great evening.

Orford gardener maximises her chances of flower show success

It looks like it's a good bank holiday weekend to be out in the garden... but you might be quite so green-fingered as Maria Brenchley.

She's hopeful of coming away with a certificate or two from the Orford Flower Show by submitting entries in dozens of categories:

Weather: Fine and dry with clear spells

Julie Reinger

BBC Look East weather

A fine and dry night with clear spells, but cloud may develop from the west later in a light and variable breeze.

Minimum temperature: 12C (54F).

Weather chart
BBC
Weather chart

After a cloudy start on Saturday with the greatest risk of a shower in the north of the region, hazy sunny spells should develop with an isolated afternoon shower possible.

Maximum temperature: 24C (75F)

Sunday is looking fine and dry with highs of 25C (77F) and bank holiday Monday should also be dry with some decent sunny spells and feeling even warmer with temperatures reaching 28C (82F).

More details on the forecast where you live from BBC Weather:

Three arrested on suspicion of murder after man dies in hospital

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man in South Ockenden.

Daniel Adger, 34, died in hospital of multiple injuries, after police received reports of someone being stabbed in Eden Green on Monday lunchtime.

Eden Green
Google

Early this morning, police arrested a 42-year-old man from Tilbury, a 50-year-old man from Grays and a 31-year-old woman from South Ockenden.

Detectives say it was an isolated attack but want anyone who might have dashcam footage from the area at the time it happened to come forward.

Appeal for information about A47 road rage incident

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A further appeal for information has been made by police following a road rage incident on the outskirts of Norwich.

A minor collision between two cars happened on the A47 between 06:30 and 06:40 on Wednesday 9 August near to the slip road with the A140, when two drivers, involved in a minor collision, pulled over.

A47/A140 junction
Google

A man in his 50s who had been driving a Landrover was punched several times before being kicked while on the ground suffering facial injuries which required hospital treatment.

"The road was busy with traffic at the time of the incident so I would be keen to hear from anyone travelling in the area who has a dash-cam which may have captured the incident," DC Scott Malcolmson said.

He added: "We are interested in tracing the driver of an old style silver Vauxhall Vectra that may have been seen to have damage or work done to the rear light on the passenger side on or after 9 August."

Man charged over samurai sword threats at resort

Albion pub, Cromer
Google

A 56-year-old man has been charged with threatening behaviour and possession an offensive weapon in a public place following an incident in Cromer on Wednesday night.

Officers were called to Runton Road, near the junction with Cabbell Road, just before 22:00, following reports a man armed with a samurai sword was being aggressive.

The man was arrested a short time later outside the Albion pub on Church Street.

He has appeared via video link before Norwich Magistrates' Court today and was further remanded in custody to return to the court on 22 September.

Display boards tell story of historic St Botolph's rail station

Information boards tracing the history of Colchester Town station and its connection to the name St Botolph's were unveiled today by the town's MP Will Quince.

Greater Anglia commissioned the three display boards telling the story of the station, from its very beginnings to its role during World War One and World War Two.

Display boards ribbon cutting
Greater Anglia

Also featured is a poem written by Charles Benham in 1890 in the regional dialect of the time.

Also taking part were the Mayor of Colchester Gerard Oxford and William Jolliffe who has campaigned for the station's name to be changed back to its original name of St Botolph's and worked alongside Greater Anglia in the creation of the boards.

Staffies rescued from smoke-filled house by firefighters

Two dogs trapped inside a smoke-filled house in Billericay have been rescued by firefighters.

The fire broke out on Kings Way last night while the homeowners were out.

Crews, who were called by neighbours, said the "small fire" was in a pile of clothes on the kitchen floor and the dogs were two Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

The cause of the fire, which left the kitchen smoke damaged was recorded as undetermined, the fire service said.

Charges increase plans for beach huts dropped

Controversial plans to increase fees and other levies on beach huts in Felixstowe have been changed.

Felixstowe beach huts
Mark Ward

A series of protests earlier this year concerned a £7,000 lease charge and other increases in fees and charges.

Suffolk Coastal Council have dropped the lease charge, but officials said they would come back with a new set of proposals in the autumn.

Plan condemned for new homes near stone curlew habitat

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A plan to build 177 new homes in Breckland which is home to the stone curlew has been condemned by the RSPB.

Breckland Council refused planning permission for the homes at Mallard Road in Watton, but the developer appealed to the Planning Inspectorate which has now granted permission.

Stone Curlew
RSPB

This threatens to undermine the protection of one of the UK's most important wildlife sites, the RSPB said.

The inspector said a 1,500m (4,922ft) buffer zone would be established to protect any wildlife and he regarded the site of the homes as "infill" as it was surrounded by housing on three sides already.

"I do not consider that there would be any reduction in the breeding population in the buffer zone...," he said in his report.

The nature conservation charity expressed its continuing support for Breckland District Council's opposition to the proposed housing, praising their efforts to ensure that development avoids harming wildlife.

"It is extremely disappointing that Breckland Council's original decision to prevent this harmful development in The Brecks has been overturned by the Planning Inspectorate," RSPB director for Eastern England, James Robinson said.

"This development will have a profoundly damaging impact on protected nesting habitat for one of the UK's rarest breeding birds."

Ipswich Town: Sears grateful for McCarthy support

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

It's unlikely there'd be a more popular goalscorer than Freddie Sears should the striker get on the scoresheet for Ipswich Town at home to Fulham tomorrow.

Freddie Sears
BBC

The 27-year-old's run himself into the ground over the first four league games of the season, but remains the club's only senior forward without a goal to his name.

Despite this, manager Mick McCarthy has been fulsome in his praise of Sears, admiring the selfless work he does for the cause.

"The gaffer obviously trusts me which is a good thing," Sears told BBC Suffolk. "Obviously I'm trying to give back to him in other ways on the pitch.

"I'd love a few more goals but there's more things than just scoring goals, like working hard for the team, putting your shift in and doing the dirty jobs for the team."

Speedway: Teenage talent set for Mildenhall debut

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Fifteen-year-old Drew Kemp will make his first appearance for Mildenhall Fen Tigers in tonight's National League meeting at Lakeside.

Drew Kemp
BBC

Kemp - who has already signed up to ride for the West Row side in 2018 - recently won the British 500cc Youth Championship.

"I've been waiting for my speedway debut for a long time and I'm a bit nervous, but it should be a good meeting hopefully and I'll hopefully do well," he said.

Three people quizzed over spate of burglaries

Three people have been arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries in south Suffolk.

Homes in Stowlangtoft, Great Barton, Ixworth, Bardwell and Norton were raided in recent weeks and, on Thursday, two men and a woman from the Bury St Edmunds were brought in for questioning.

The men, aged 50 and 18, are being held on suspicion of burglary while a 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of criminal property.

All three were taken to Bury St Edmunds police station where they remain for questioning.

Specialist crews deal with chemical disinfectant leak

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Specialist police and firefighters were called to an incident at Rayleigh Weir on the A127 earlier when a lorry leaked sodium hypochlorite, a strong disinfectant, on to the roadway.

Crews found a drum, containing 25 litres of the chemical, had tipped over and split inside the lorry and the liquid was leaking onto the roadway.

The driver had already managed to cover the nearby drain to stop the liquid running into it.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus isolated the drum to stop the leak and set up a dam around the spillage to stop it enterring the watercourse.

The scene was made safe and left in the care of the lorry company.

Greater Anglia warn of cancellations between Ipswich and Felixstowe

BBC News Travel

Injured man found 'barely conscious' dies in hospital

A man in his 20s found seriously injured and barely conscious in Bury St Edmunds earlier this week has died, police have said.

Ambulance crews called to a field near West Suffolk College in Out Risbygate on Tuesday about 21:00 found the man.

He was taken to West Suffolk Hospital where he was diagnosed with a life-threatening bleed on the brain.

Man found in field
BBC

The cause of his injuries remains unexplained and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

A 22-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were both arrested on suspicion of robbery and have been bailed in connection with this incident until Tuesday 19 September pending further inquires.

Police would like to hear from anyone else who was in the area at the time.

Clacton Airshow: Fireworks and night flying

The spectacular first day of the seafront air show came to a close with bang. We'll have more from the show later.

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Clacton Airshow brings 100,000 to see seafront displays

Ian Barmer

BBC Look East

More than 100,000 people were on the seafront at Clacton yesterday enjoying the first day of the town's annual air show.

The two-day event is the only air show left on the East coast - the Red Arrows were one of the highlights along with a solo spitfire display.

Red Arrows
BBC

Other Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes were grounded because of engine problems, but aircraft from other parts of the world and communist countries were flying.

MIG
BBC/Ian Barmer
Aerobatics
BBC/Ian Barmer
Stunts
BBC/Ian Barmer

Tendring District Council says the show generates millions of pounds for the local economy and they're also committed to keeping the event free.

The event has been running in the town for the past 26 years.

Gyro
BBC/Ian Barmer

Traders concerned over market as Cornhill remodelled

Mark Murphy

BBC Radio Suffolk

Market traders in Ipswich are worried about their futures with work due to start on remodelling the Cornhill in January.

Traders have told BBC Suffolk they have no idea where they'll be moving to, if anywhere, as Ipswich Borough Council is failing to keep them updated - despite earlier promises that the market would stay in the town centre.

Ipswich Market
BBC

Officials have promised further consultation will be carried out with stallholders.

Mike Young from the fish stall said recent exploratory work on the Cornhill has worried his customers.

"The archaeological dig has started and most of my customers think this is the start of the remodelling of the Cornhill and are asking where is the market moving to.

"I don't know what to say as I have no idea where we're going to go."

The borough council said it valued the market and is in the process of selecting the best site for stall holders when work on the Cornhill gets under way.

It has promised further consultation with the stallholders.

Resin scented to deter woodpeckers from damaging electricity poles

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A scented resin is to be used in wooden electricity poles across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex to protect them from the ravages of woodpeckers who mistake them for trees in their hunt for insect food.

The repellent wood filler is being used to repair poles after more than 6,000 were damaged across East Anglia and Kent.

Woodpecker
BTO

But Paul Stancliffe, from the British Trust for Ornithology, is not convinced this remedy will solve the problem for UK Power Networks.

"Birds in general have a poor sense of smell but have a highly developed sense of taste," he said.

"It might be the case that this resin might put them off but I'm not sure about the scent."

Woodpeckers are protected by law, so engineers are instructed never to disturb a nest if eggs or young are present, UK Power Networks said.

Woman's attackers jailed for 24 years

Ipswich Star

And to complete our look at the local front pages - this is today's Ipswich Star:

Front page of Ipswich Star
Ipswich Star

Stormy scenes at hospital meeting

East Anglian Daily Times

This is the front page of the east edition of the East Anglian Daily Times:

Front page of east edition of EADT
EADT

They also feature the award-winning Grandma's Little House which we told you about yesterday after the Felixstowe beach hut was named the best in the country.

Must be something to do with the Location, Location, Location.

Promotion race involving Diss going down to the wire

Diss Express

... and on the back page the Diss Express is talking cricket.

Back page of Diss Express
Diss Express

'All I could see was dead bodies'

Diss Express

In other news - we'll have a quick round up of the local front pages - here's a look at the front page of the Diss Express:

Front page of Diss Express
Diss Express

Teenagers to be sentenced over marine flare manslaughter

Chris Flynn

BBC Essex

Two teenagers are due to be sentenced later for the manslaughter of a man near Basildon last year.

Businessman Vilson Meshi, 31, who had lived in the UK since 2000 was found in a fire-damaged car in Pitsea, Chelmsford Crown Court was told.

Vilson Meshi
Essex Police

Keani Hobbs, 18, from Pitsea, and a 16-year old boy from London who can't be named because of his age are due to return to the court today for sentencing.

They were found guilty of setting light to Vilson Meshi's Audi A4 with a marine flare as he lay sleeping in the back seat in February last year.

In a statement following the conviction, the Crown Prosecution Service said the teenagers were jointly responsible for the theft of the flares and the death of the father of three.

Engineering works to disrupt rail travel from Sunday

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Train journeys on the line from Norfolk, through Suffolk and Essex into London face disruption over the bank holiday weekend.

Rail worker
Network Rail

Greater Anglia's warning passengers travelling over the next few days that major engineering work will affect journeys.

Work will be under way from Sunday between Ingatestone and London Liverpool Street as part of the Crossrail project.

"On Saturday there are no engineering works so passengers can catch trains all the way into London," Juliette Maxim from Greater Anglia, said.

But as work gets under way on Sunday the operator has made about 140 buses available for travellers and extra staff will be on duty to an provide information.

Commissioner apologises over police response to Cromer 'disorder'

Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner has apologised that people in Cromer feel let down by the police response to the disorder in the town last weekend.

Lorne Green
BBC

Commissioner Lorne Green has joined Chief Constable Simon Bailey in saying lessons will be learnt.

Many local traders and residents have criticised the police response to intimidation and theft by a group of travellers who caused disruption in the seaside town last weekend as "inadequate".

School staff not paid on time after council 'process failure'

As many as 20,000 school employees in Essex, including teachers, will not be paid on time this month by the county council, it has been revealed.

Money
PA

In a letter sent to all those affected, the county council blames "an internal process failure".

The council said the money will be in people's accounts on Tuesday and officials have included an apology.

Extra payroll staff will be on duty today to deal with those worried about the impact of the delay.

Clacton Airshow: Take a freefall jump with the Tigers

Experience the thrill of jumping from an aircraft into the Clacton Airshow with the Tigers Parachute Display Team from the Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment.

They made quite a splash!

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Hockey: Martin misses out on final

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Suffolk's Hannah Martin was part of the England team that lost 1-0 to Holland in the semi-finals of the Eurohockey Championships in Amsterdam last night.

Hannah Martin
Getty Images

Her side will now face Germany in the bronze medal match tomorrow.

Tonight it's the turn of England's men, who are in last-four action themselves - also against the Dutch.

Suffolk players George Pinner and Harry Martin are part of the England squad.

Speedway: Witches win comes at a cost

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Cameron Heeps (pictured) and Rory Schlein both picked up injuries in Ipswich Witches 52-41 victory over Peterborough Panthers at Foxhall last night.

Cameron Heeps
Stephen Waller

Heeps damaged his shoulder in a heat 12 crash and had to spend the night in hospital, while Schlein sustained a hand injury early in the evening, but managed to finish the meeting.

"Rory carried on tonight and had a perfect maximum and put in a brilliant performance for the team," boss Ritchie Hawkins told the club website. "Maybe it is one of those injuries you can carry on riding with."

He added: "Cameron we will know more about in the coming days, but the early signs are quite positive as there is nothing broken so it is probably muscle or ligament damage and we do not know how long that will take yet."

Weather: Staying dry and warm over the weekend

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

After a cool start temperatures will rise to higher levels than yesterday in light winds.

Some patchy cloud is likely to develop during the afternoon, but it should remain dry and the good news is - it promises to remain fine and dry over the bank holiday weekend.

Maximum temperature: 23C (73F). More details on the forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

Good morning Essex

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Hello and thanks for joining us for a new day on Essex Live.

Throughout Friday we'll have the latest news updates for you from across the county.

If you have anything special to tell us click on the "Get involved" button at the top of the page to get in touch - we're always pleased to hear from you.

It's been a very warm couple of days and today as we go in to a Bank Holiday it looks like temperatures will stay high.

Elizabeth Rizzini will have the weather for you shortly and it looks good.

Good morning Norfolk

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Hello and thanks for joining us for a new day on Norfolk Live.

Throughout Friday we'll have the latest news updates for you from across the county.

If you have anything special to tell us click on the "Get involved" button at the top of the page to get in touch - we're always pleased to hear from you.

It's been a very warm couple of days and today as we go in to a Bank Holiday it looks like temperatures will stay high.

Elizabeth Rizzini will have the weather for you shortly and it looks good.

Good morning Suffolk

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Hello and thanks for joining us for a new day on Suffolk Live.

Throughout Friday we'll have the latest news updates for you from across the county.

If you have anything special to tell us click on the "Get involved" button at the top of the page to get in touch - we're always pleased to hear from you.

It's been a very warm couple of days and today as we go in to a Bank Holiday it looks like temperatures will stay high.

Elizabeth Rizzini will have the weather for you shortly and it looks good.

Our live coverage across the day

That's it for Thursday's regular updates, but any breaking news across will still appear here overnight.

We'll be back on Friday from 08:00 to bring you the usual blend of news, sport, travel and weather and hope you'll join us too.

Scroll down to find out what's been happening during the day - and have a great evening.