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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday, 18 April 2016
  2. Woman killed in Felixstowe stabbing officially named as Jean Ryan
  3. Her husband is remanded by magistrates accused of her murder and is due at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday
  4. Urgent appeal launched for foster homes for four young boys in the north of the county
  5. Thousands of parents learn today whether their child has a place in their first-choice primary school for September
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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That's it for Monday's Suffolk Live

Thanks for being with us today.

We'll be back with more of the same tomorrow morning from 08:00.

Have a good evening.

Ipswich Town: Skuse returns but still no Murphy

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Midfielder Cole Skuse (pictured) has recovered from his neck injury and should be back in Ipswich Town's starting line-up against Fulham tomorrow night.

Cole Skuse
Getty Images

The news isn't so positive regarding Daryl Murphy who'll still be missing because of his calf problem.

Loan winger Ben Pringle also misses out as he's ineligible to play against his parent club, while Luke Hyam returns to the squad after serving his one-match ban.

Police appeal for witnesses after fail-to-stop collision

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Witnesses are being sought to a fail-to-stop collision between two vehicles in Stanningfield at about 12:50 last Tuesday.

One of the vehicles involved, a silver Ford Fiesta, ended up in a ditch and police would like to trace the driver of the second vehicle, described as a red Range Rover or similar.

The driver of the Fiesta suffered back pain and shock, and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

On her way to Rio: Powerlifter Zoe Newson

Good news from Suffolk's paralympic bronze medal powerlifter Zoe Newson:

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Overnight weather: Cloudy at first, some clear spells later

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

Staying cloudy for the evening with the chance of some spots of rain. Some clear spells developing later, with the risk of frost under any cloud breaks. Lows of 2C (36F).

Tuesday's weather map
BBC

Any early frost will clear to bring a fine dry day with sunny spells. Top temperature: 13C (55F).

Get more on the forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

In the news: Felixstowe stab victim named... Murder suspect remanded by magistrates

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

In the Suffolk headlines tonight: 

  • Police name the woman who died at a bungalow in Felixstowe after being stabbed as 67-year-old Jean Ryan
  • Meanwhile her husband Shaun Ryan, 61, has been remanded by magistrates accused of her murder
  • The trial of a Lowestoft doctor accused of sex offences has begun at Ipswich Crown Court

Dozzell 'double act' with debut goals

Back now to our top sports story - the debut goal scored by Andre Dozzell during Town's visit to Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend. 

The goal emulated one scored by his father Jason on his debut for the Blues against Coventry City in 1984.

Here are a couple of comments from our Facebook page.

Were you at Hillsborough at the weekend? We'd love to hear what you thought of the goal. You can send us an email, or post a message on Facebook.

Trial of Lowestoft doctor accused of sex offences begins at Ipswich Crown Court

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

The trial of a Lowestoft doctor accused of sex offences against two victims, began this afternoon, but was adjourned after a little over an hour.

Ipswich Crown Court
BBC

Mark Nettleton, 49, from Harrier Drive, is charged with the indecent assault of a girl under 16 in the 1990s, and the sexual touching of a female over 16 in 2013.

Dr Nettleton, who was suspended from Bridge Road Medical Practice in Oulton Broad following his arrest last October, has always denied all the allegations.

Update: Mark Nettleton was cleared of all charges against him following a trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

Felixstowe bungalow stabbing death woman named

Andrew Woodger

BBC News

Police formally identify the victim of a stabbing while her husband appears in court charged with her murder.

Gosford Way, Felixstowe
BBC

Police were called to the property in Felixstowe on 13 April after receiving a call from a woman in distress.

The woman, now revealed by police to be Jean Ryan, from Gosford Way, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her husband Shaun Ryan, 61, of the same address, was remanded by magistrates accused of her murder and is due at Ipswich Crown Court on Tuesday.

Mick McCarthy: Wholesale changes at Ipswich Town unlikely

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

We know, it's been a busy day of news about Ipswich Town... Fans shouldn't expect to see a host of young players make their first league starts for the club in tomorrow's game against Fulham, manager Mick McCarthy has hinted.

As we know, Saturday's goalscorer Andre Dozzell will start but Adam McDonnell and James Blanchfield are also in contention. McCarthy was non-committal when asked about their chances on Tuesday.

"Possibly, but we haven't got six or seven I can just throw in and they're all good enough. We've got a nucleus of (senior) players who've played all of these games, with other ones drip-fed in."

'Emotional day' for Dozzell family

Richard Haugh

BBC News

"Some things money can't buy" says Jason Dozzell, after watching his 16-year-old son Andre score on his debut on Saturday.

Mick McCarthy has confirmed that the teenager will be in the starting line-up for tomorrow night's game against Fulham.  

Defeat for Blues Under-21s

Ed Sheeran's artwork proves popular

Richard Haugh

BBC News

An auction of artwork by celebrities began at midday, with one piece quickly escalating in price.

Ed Sheeran picture of a cat
Art For Cure

The 15cmx15cm picture of a cat is, of course, the handiwork of Ed Sheeran, who has joined the likes of Jim Broadbent and Dame Judy Dench in donating pieces for Breast Cancer Now's auction.

Bidding on the piece by Ed, who says he's "thrilled" to be supporting the campaign, quickly rocketed to £410. The auction ends on 8 May.

Hyam contract talks break down

TWTD.co.uk

TWTD understands that talks with midfielder Luke Hyam regarding his new Town contract have broken down.  

Ipswich Town: Dozzell to make full debut against Fulham

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed teenage midfielder Andre Dozzell (pictured) will make his first senior start for the club tomorrow night at home to Fulham.

Andre Dozzell
PAGEPIX LTD

The 16-year-old England youth international scored 25 minutes after coming off the bench at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

McCarthy told BBC Suffolk Sport: "He's been training really well and playing well in the Under-21s and he contributed on Saturday, when he stood up to a really tough test."

Felixstowe murder victim formally identified

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

A woman who died after being stabbed in Felixstowe on Wednesday night has been named by police as Jean Ryan, 67, of Gosford Way in the town.

Her husband Shaun, 61, of the same address, was charged with her murder on Saturday.

He appeared before magistrates today, and is due before Ipswich Crown Court tomorrow.

Andre Dozzell to start against Fulham

Travel: Broken-down lorry causes delays in Felixstowe High Street

BBC Travel

High Street in Felixstowe is partially blocked and there's queuing traffic at the junction with Maidstone Road, because of a broken down lorry.

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner: Meet the candidates

Vikki Irwin

BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

Each day this week we're going to bring you details of one of the five candidates hoping to become the county's next Police and Crime Commissioner.

Cath Pickles
BBC

Labour candidate Cath Pickles, 46, joined the party in 2002, and moved to Suffolk in 1996. She's worked as a senior manager, and a teacher, and is now a published author living in Southwold.

Her top priorities:

  • Re-open police stations which have closed
  • Reverse some of the cuts that have taken place
  • Prioritise crimes like serious sexual offences and domestic violence

Also standing for election: Tim Passmore (Conservatives), Simon Tobin (UK Independence Party), Helen Korfanty (Liberal Democrats) and Terence Carter (Green Party).  Voting takes place on 5 May.

Ipswich Town: Dozzell 'has his feet on the ground' - McCarthy

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

There's no chance of Ipswich Town's latest goal-scoring 16-year-old getting carried away by the hype surrounding his debut at the weekend, according to his manager Mick McCarthy.

Mick McCarthy
Getty Images

Following in the foot-steps of his father Jason, Andre Dozzell marked his first senior appearance for Town with a goal against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

"He's a nice rounded lad, as his dad Jason is," said McCarthy. "They're a nice family, he's got his feet on the ground... he's just a really good kid, but he plays with a far greater maturity than a kid."

Afternoon weather: Cloudy with a few bright spells

BBC Weather

This afternoon will be mainly cloudy, although there's a chance of a few bright or sunny spells, and a slight risk of a light shower. Top temperature: 11C (52F).

Great Bricett
Weather Watcher "Hale"

Today's picture was taken in Great Bricett by Weather Watcher "Hale".

If you like talking about the weather and would like to get involved too, check out the website.

Lunchtime headlines: Felixstowe murder suspect appears before magistrates... Increase in number of children getting places at first choice primary schools

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Our main stories:

  • Felixstowe murder suspect Shaun Ryan, 61, of Gosford Way in the town, has been remanded in custody to appear at Ipswich Crown Court tomorrow, following a hearing at Ipswich Magistrates' Court earlier
  • More children get into their first choice primary school say Suffolk County Council
  • Jason Dozzell says watching son Andre score on his Ipswich Town debut was "really emotional"

McCarthy 'teased' Dozzell before goal

BBC Sport

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy has admitted he teased Andre Dozzell about his heading before the 16-year-old nodded home on his debut for the club.

Dean Gerken
BBC

"He had two efforts in the old v young game on Friday. One, Gerks (keeper Dean Gerken, pictured) came out and was going to punch his head off," said McCarthy.

"The next one he thought Gerks was coming and got worried and missed both, so I teased him about his headers."

More Suffolk children get into their first choice school

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

There has been an increase in the number of children getting into their first choice primary school in Suffolk. 

Figures released by the county council show there were 7,920 applicants for a school place with 7,185 getting their first preference - a 0.5% increase on numbers from last year.

Less than 200 children failed to get into one of their top three choice schools.

Andre Dozzell, 16, scores on his Ipswich Town debut – just like dad Jason in 1984

Ipswich Star

Here's the front page of today's Ipswich Star:

Ipswich Star front page
Ipswich Star

Bail for two men following Ipswich firearms incident

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Two men arrested in connection with a firearms incident in Ipswich on Thursday have been released on bail.

Police were called at 01:15 to a property in Stoke Street, where a victim reported two men had kicked in the front door and fired a shot inside the property.

A 48-year-old man from Clacton-on-Sea, and a 28-year-old man from Liverpool, who were arrested on Friday on suspicion of attempted murder, have been released on bail until the end of June, pending further inquiries.

Travellers set up camp in Sudbury leisure pool car park

Luke Deal

BBC Radio Suffolk

A group of travellers has set up camp, close to Sudbury town centre. 

Sudbury travellers vehicles
BBC

It's the second time in the space of a year a group have parked at the site outside the Kingfisher Leisure Centre in the town.

John Sayers, who's a county councillor, says they hope the travellers liaison officer will come and talk to them: "I think if they're here for a couple of days we could tolerate that, but the public won't tolerate them staying down here as long as they have in the past."

Two GP surgeries in Ipswich seek temporary permission to stop accepting new patients

East Anglian Daily Times

Here's the front page of today's east edition of the East Anglian Daily Times:

East Anglian Daily Times east edition front page
EADT

National spotlight: How Andre Dozzell's debut goal is being reported

It's not just here in Suffolk that Andre Dozzell's debut goal for Ipswich Town is making the headlines:

  • The Daily Mail writes: Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Ipswich Town: Andre Dozzell, 16, nets debut goal as Tractor boys hold Owls at Hillsborough  
  • The Guardian headline: Debutant Andre Dozzell grabs Ipswich a point at Sheffield Wednesday
  • 101 Great Goals: Remember Ipswich & Spurs’ Jason Dozzell? 16-year-old son Andre scored on his Ipswich debut

McCarthy on Dozzell: 'He'll remember that for the rest of his career'

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has praised teenage debutant Andre Dozzell after his goal scoring debut at the weekend.

The 16-year-old - whose dad Jason also scored on his Town debut - headed the equaliser at Sheffield Wednesday, 25 minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute.

"I scored on my debut and it stays with you, it's fantastic," said McCarthy. "By the way he's tons better than me, he's a proper footballer, but nevertheless it's still the same feeling when you get a goal on your debut."

Speedway: Mildenhall secure their first win of 2016

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Mildenhall Fen Tigers have got their season fully up and running with a 57-33 victory over Isle of Wight in the National Trophy.

Alfie Bowtell
Jeff Higgott

Captain Danny Halsey and recent arrival Alfie Bowtell (pictured) were both paid for 14 points - with Bowtell voted rider of the meeting.

Chairman Kevin Jolly said: "Considering we got Alfie on a 3.95 average the boy has just gone from strength to strength each meeting. His attitude is so good, nothing fazes him. He just gets on with the job and is hungry for it." 

Urgent appeal launched to find foster home for four young boys

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Suffolk County Council is launching an urgent appeal on behalf of four young boys who are in need of a family home.  

Endeavour House
BBC

Serena Emberley, a registered children's home manager, says the boys are looking for a family they will receive warmth and reassurance from: "They're obviously looking for people who, in their words, are 'nice and kind and fun'."

But she says it goes beyond that: "It's somebody who's got some stickability, who will be there for the tough times... a child who's experienced trauma, and loss and rejection and who has low self worth, can be really hard."

Family of crash victim from Mildenhall set up sporting charity in his name

East Anglian Daily Times

Here's the front page of the west edition of the East Anglian Daily Times:

East Anglian Daily Times west edition front page
EADT

Sears: We're all buzzing for Dozzer

TWTD.co.uk

Striker Freddie Sears says the whole Town squad are “buzzing” for Andre Dozzell after the 16-year-old netted on his debut as the Blues drew 1-1 at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.  

Andre Dozzell debut: 'It was a really emotional day' says football dad Jason

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Former Ipswich midfielder Jason Dozzell, whose 16-year-old son Andre matched his achievement of scoring on his Ipswich Town debut when he turned out for the club against Sheffield on Saturday, says: "When the fans were singing his name, the hairs on my back just stood up, it was a really emotional day."

Jason Dozzell
Getty Images

He added: "I think there were a few tears as well."

Jason, who now works in the Academy and had to take Saturday off, said he was driving to the match thinking "I've got to be there. If he gets on for a minute, it's a minute... and then lo and behold, he comes on at half-time."

It was back in February 1984 that Jason, aged 16 years and 57 days, scored on his debut against Coventry City.

Like father, like son: Ipswich Town's Andre Dozzell scores on debut

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Saturday's goal by Ipswich Town's Andre Dozzell, making his debut for the club against Sheffield, has brought back memories for his father Jason, who also scored on his debut. Both players were 16 at the time.

Jason (left) and Andre Dozzell
BBC/Getty Images

Jason told BBC Suffolk it was a "crazy, crazy day". He said: "Twenty-five minutes in, he's gone and got that header which took an age to go in after he'd headed it. I was right behind the goal.

"There's just some things money can't buy, and that was one of them."

Monday's weather: Cloudy but staying dry in most places

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

Early sunshine, but generally a good deal of cloud during the day. One or two light showers are possible this afternoon, though many places will remain dry. Top temperature: 11C (52F).

Continuing cloudy overnight with the odd spot of light rain in places. Lows of 5C (41F).

Get more on the forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

Felixstowe man due in court charged with murder

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

A man is due in court this morning charged with murder, following the death of a woman in Gosford Way, Felixstowe on Wednesday night.

Gosford Way Felixstowe
BBC

Shaun Ryan, 61, also of Gosford Way, was charged on Saturday evening, and remanded in custody until his appearance before Ipswich Magistrates' Court.

A post-mortem examination has revealed that the cause of the woman's death was a stab wound. Formal identification is due to take place today.

In the news: Murder accused due in court... Foster carers urgently needed for four young boys

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

Your headlines this morning:

  • A 61-year-old Felixstowe man is due in court today charged with the murder of a woman at a home on Gosford Way in the town on Wednesday
  • Suffolk County Council is launching an urgent appeal for foster carers on behalf of four young boys who need a family home in the north of the county
  • Thousands of parents in Suffolk will learn today whether their child has got a place at their first-choice primary school for September

Welcome to Monday's live news coverage

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Good morning and thanks for joining us.

Between now and 18:00 the team here at BBC Suffolk will bring you news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen across the county.

You can join in too, by sending us an email, posting a message on our Facebook page, or getting in touch via Twitter.