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Summary

  1. Updates for Thursday, 12 May 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Friday

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By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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That's it for another day on Suffolk Live

Thanks for your company today. We're off now, but we'll be back in the morning from 08:00 and hope you'll join us too.

Before we go, we'd like to wish Barry Colson all the best for tomorrow. He's setting off from Fort William at the start of his tractor journey back to Stanningfield, raising money for Cancer Research UK, and The Donkey Sanctuary.

Barry Colson
Dicke Colson

Gosden and Dettori upset the odds at Dante Festival

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Wings of Desire was a surprise winner on day two of York's Dante Festival, to the delight of Newmarket race fans.

John Gosden
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Trained by John Gosden (pictured) and ridden by Frankie Dettori, the 9-1 shot came home ahead of Deauville and Foundation.

Gosden is now likely to enter Wings of Desire in this year's Epsom Derby, which he and Dettori won last year with Golden Horn.

Dozzell and Morris feature in England win

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

England's U17's have beaten Denmark 3-1 in their European Championship fixture.

Goals from Reiss Nelson, Mason Mount and George Hirst ensured a comfortable victory.

Ipswich youngsters Andre Dozzell and Ben Morris both started the match in Azerbaijan.

Injury forces Knudsen out of Denmark squad

TWTD.co.uk

Town left-back Jonas Knudsen has been left out of the Denmark squad for the Kirin Cup friendly tournament in Japan due to the knee injury which saw the 23-year-old miss the Blues’ final two games of the season.  

Suffolk Senior Cup: Waveney boss hails his side's 'great spirit'

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Waveney FC manager George Millington believes last night's 3-2 Suffolk FA Senior Cup victory over Haughley United at Portman Road says a lot about the character in his team.

Waveney FC
BBC

The north Suffolk side fought back to secure their first ever success in the competition, thanks to Tom Mawford's stoppage time winner.

"Obviously we were a little bit disappointed to go in 2-1 down at half-time," said Millington. "We hadn't played great, but the boys were superb and I thought they showed great spirit and grew into the game."

Overnight weather: Cloudy with some mist and low cloud

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

Mainly dry, but turning rather cloudy across most of the county overnight with mist and low cloud moving in. Lows of 9C (48F).

Friday's weather map
BBC

Tomorrow, low cloud and mist will thin to bring some bright or sunny spells.There's a chance of an isolated shower in the morning, but it should be largely dry in the afternoon. Highs of 17C (63F).

Get the full forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

Soldiers from Wattisham go trekking for research in Nepal

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

A team of soldiers from Wattisham is in Nepal, taking part in medical research to assess the effects altitude has on the body.

Soldiers from Wattisham in Nepal
MOD

Among the research being carried out is whether appetite is affected by altitude, and also whether glucose levels are related to altitude sickness.

One of the team, Ben Wilkins, said it's been very challenging: "We got caught in a white-out traversing round the side of one of the mountains. I think of a lot of the junior guys wondered what they'd let themselves in for."

Ipswich youngsters start for England

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

England's Under-17's lead Denmark 1-0 in their European Championship match in Azerbaijan, with just over half an hour left to play.

Ipswich youngsters Andre Dozzell and Ben Morris have both been involved from the start for England, who went ahead through Reiss Nelson on 30 minutes.

Travel: Accident blocks B1483 in Melton

Kate Arkell

BBC Radio Suffolk

The B1483 Yarmouth Road is blocked in Melton, because of a collision involving two vehicles.

Police say a woman in her 80s is being treated by ambulance staff, but her injuries are not thought to be life-changing or life-threatening.

A man in his 30s is described as being "walking wounded".

A Royal seal of approval for East Anglian's Children's Hospices

Urgent call for funding from Ipswich GP

Steve Blower

BBC Radio Suffolk

Urgent funding needs to be made available to train staff and recruit new blood into the profession, an Ipswich GP says.

GP surgery
BBC

Chairman of the Suffolk GP Federation, Paul Driscoll, who's from the Derby Road surgery, says there's too much pressure on doctors across the county: "The CCG and NHS England need to help us by releasing funding to allow us to rapidly train and upskill a lot of the staff that we've got within our surgeries."

He added that general practice needs to be made more attractive "so we're able to recruit new blood into the profession".

Ipswich duo named in provisional Ireland squad

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Just a couple of days after David McGoldrick was backed by Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy to play at Euro 2016, the striker has received some good news on the international front.

David McGoldrick
Getty Images

Both he and Blues teammate Daryl Murphy have been named in a provisional 35 man Republic of Ireland squad for a friendly with Holland at the end of the month. 

McGoldrick scored a goal in each of Town's final two matches of the season, while Murphy has not played competitively since March due to injury.

Late heartbreak for Haughley in cup final

Bury Free Press

A header three minutes into injury-time was the cruel knockout blow delivered to Haughley United by opponents Waveney at Ipswich Town’s Portman Road.

Cup presentation ceremony
Bury Free Press

Darts: Suffolk's Wright preparing for must-win clash

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Colourful Mendham darts player Peter Wright has to beat Raymond van Barneveld in Rotterdam tonight to keep his Premier League hopes alive.

Peter Wright
Getty Images

It's the final round of the regular season, with the top four players going through to Finals Night at the O2 Arena next Thursday.

To secure a fourth place in the table Wright, 46, is also relying on world champion Gary Anderson to beat Adrian Lewis.

Speedway: Kerr's season is 'turning' - Danny King

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Speaking ahead of tonight's home meeting against Rye House, Ipswich Witches captain Danny King has backed team-mate Lewis Kerr (pictured) to come good this season.

Lewis Kerr
Stephen Waller

The 26-year-old's yet to hit top form for the Suffolk club after coming back from a horrendous crash while racing for Newcastle Diamonds last season. 

"I think it's going to take Lewis a bit of time to get back to how he was," said King. "I think he's showing signs of what he can do, and I'm sure his season's turning and he's going to be putting in some big scores."

Man arrested following reports of assault

Kate Arkell

BBC Radio Suffolk

A man has been arrested by police who are investigating reports of a sexual assault in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of this morning. 

Bury Police Investigation Centre
BBC

The 36-year-old has been taken to the Bury Police Investigation Centre.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area of the double roundabouts on Parkway between 02:00 and 03:00 to contact them.  

Afternoon weather: Fine and dry with good spells of sunshine

BBC Weather Watchers

It will be a fine and dry afternoon, with good spells of sunshine where it will feel pleasantly warm, but staying breezy particularly around the coast. Top temperature: 22C (72F).

Great Bricett
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Hyam hopes teammate will commit to Ipswich

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam hopes defender Tommy Smith (pictured) will sign a new contract with the club in the coming weeks.

Tommy Smith
Getty Images

Hyam agreed to another two-year-deal at Portman Road yesterday, but his teammate's future at the club is yet to be confirmed. 

"It would be nice to keep him here because he has been fantastic these past couple of seasons under Mick McCarthy," Hyam said. 

Ipswich Town: First senior call-up for Blues Patterson

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town's Monty Patterson (pictured left) has earned his first call-up to the full New Zealand squad, for the upcoming Oceania Nations Cup in Papa New Guinea.

Monty Patterson
Getty Images

The 19-year-old, who can play up-front or in midfield, has been capped at youth level in the past, but is now in line for his first senior appearance for the All Whites.

There's no place for Blues defender Tommy Smith in the squad that will face Fiji on 28 May and then Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands in their other two group games.

Lunchtime headlines: Police investigate Bury St Edmunds assault ... 10th anniversary of disappearance of Luke Durbin

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Our main stories:

  • An investigation is under way following an assault in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours
  • On the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of teenager Luke Durbin, police say their inquiry continues
  • Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra has been called up for Scotland's forthcoming friendlies against Italy and France

Speedway: Captain urges Ipswich to 'start performing together'

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King believes a lack of consistency has hampered his team so far this season.

Danny King
Stephen Waller

The Witches head into tonight's Premier League Knock-Out Cup tie against Rye House having won just two of their eight meetings in 2016.

"We just need to start performing together," said King. "We've shown what we can do individually at different times but we haven't been able to put it together all at the same time, so obviously it's really important for us to do that now." 

Police inquiry continues into disappearance of Luke Durbin

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

On the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of a teenager from Hollesley, police say their inquiry continues.

Luke Durbin
Suffolk Police

Det Insp Kevin Hayward, who's overseeing investigations into the case of Luke Durbin who was last seen in Ipswich on 12 May 2006, says over the last 10 years: "We've reviewed a number of sightings of Luke, we searched new areas, people were arrested.

"We've reviewed all the CCTV evidence again and looked at new lines of enquiry to look to find that person who may well have that information that may assist us and Nicki to find Luke."

Accident causes delays westbound on A14 near Kentford

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked and there are delays westbound on the A14 between J39 (B1506 Kentford) and J38 (A11) because of an accident involving a car and a lorry.

Ipswich Town: Berra named in Scotland squad

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town defender Christophe Berra's been called up for Scotland's forthcoming friendlies against Italy and France.

Christophe Berra
BBC

Gordon Strachan's men will face the Italians in Malta on Sunday 29 May and then the French in Metz on Saturday 4 June.

The 31-year-old has previously won 32 full caps and scored three international goals.

Police investigate Bury St Edmunds assault

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

An area outside a funeral home in Bury St Edmunds has been cordoned off after an assault in the early hours. 

Police were called to near Parkway just after 02.30. 

They say they're continuing to carry out inquiries.

Smith's All Whites Career Could Be Over But Patterson Gets First Senior Call

TWTD.co.uk

Town defender Tommy Smith’s New Zealand career could be over but Blues youngster Monty Patterson has received his first senior All Whites call-up for the Oceania Nations Cup, which takes place in Papua New Guinea later this month.  

Tommy Smith
TWTD

Mother of missing Luke Durbin makes public plea on 10th anniversary

The mother of a teenager who has been missing for 10 years believes "someone local is withholding information" about his disappearance and suspected murder.

Nicki Durbin
BBC

Luke Durbin, 19, was last seen in Ipswich on 12 May, 2006 after a night out in the town.

Nicki Durbin said: "Myself and the police believe that it is someone local who is withholding that information and I beg them just to come forward."

Brantham housing scheme recommended for approval

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Councillors are being recommended to approve plans for a large-scale housing and industrial development in Brantham.

The scheme, in Factory Lane, would include 320 houses as well as the provision of space for businesses.

Babergh Council's planning committee will consider the application when they meet next Wednesday.

Fen Tigers sign Widman at reserve

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Mildenhall Fen Tigers have signed former Stoke rider Chris Widman in an effort to solve the club's reserve berth problems.

Chris Widman
Jeff Higgott SEQUELLA.co.uk

Recent injuries to Sam Bebee and Robert Parker, in addition to long term absentee Luke Ruddick, have left the Suffolk side struggling for numbers.

"As soon as I saw that Chris has been released by Stoke I felt he was just the rider we'd been looking for to give us some stability," said Fen Tigers Chairman Kevin Jolly.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk to be sworn in

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

Tim Passmore will be officially sworn in as Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner this morning.

Tim Passmore was re-elected last week
BBC

He won the election and a second term in the post last week. 

The official Declaration of Acceptance of Office is taking place at Suffolk Police headquarters.

Hyam backing for Ipswich management

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

After agreeing a new two year contract with Ipswich Town yesterday, Luke Hyam was quick to heap praise on manager Mick McCarthy.

Mick McCarthy and Terry Connor
Getty Images

The 24-year-old says McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor (both pictured) have transformed the club, adding that the Blues' future is safe in their hands. 

"They are both second to none," Hyam said. "Not just as a manager and a coach, but as people."

Suffolk Senior Cup success for Waveney FC

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Waveney FC have won the Suffolk FA Senior Cup for the first time in their history after beating Haughley United 3-2 in a thrilling final at Portman Road. 

Waveney FC celebrate Suffolk Senior Cup win
Suffolk FA

Tom Mawford put the Anglian Combination champions side in front, but the Touchline SIL outfit led at the break thanks to goals from Ryan Wragg and Stephen Vincent. 

In the second half Waveney skipper Ryan Bloomfield levelled from the penalty spot before Mawford got the winner in stoppage time.  

Travel: Delays westbound on A14 due to earlier vehicle fire

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there's slow traffic westbound on the A14 near the Rowley Mile Services, Newmarket, because of an earlier vehicle fire. Congestion to J38 (A11)

Despair is your 'constant companion', says mother of Luke Durbin

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

The mother of Luke Durbin, the 19-year-old who went missing ten years ago after a night out in Ipswich, says "despair" is part of her "everyday life" and a like a "constant companion".

Images of Luke Durbin
Suffolk Police

"I suppose it's like anything, you get used to an emotion. I don't think of Luke every day, I think of him probably every hour," said Nicki Durbin.

The teenager was last seen on CCTV in Dog's Head Street and since then there's been no trace of him.

In the news: Luke Durbin's disappearance 10 years on... New homes recommended for approval

Kelly McCormack

BBC Radio Suffolk

Your morning headlines:

  • It's exactly 10 years since teenager Luke Durbin went missing after a night out in Ipswich
  • Plans for more than 300 homes on a greenfield site at Brantham are being recommended for approval ahead of a meeting next week
  • Tim Passmore will officially be sworn in for a second term as Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner later

Thursday's weather: Cloud breaking to allow sunny spells

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

It's a cloudy start to the day with some mist near the coast. During the morning the cloud will break with most parts seeing sunny spells through the afternoon. Staying breezy particularly around the coast.

Top temperature: 22C (72F).

Staying largely dry overnight, apart from some coastal drizzle, with lows of 10C (50F).

You can find out more about the forecast where you live, by taking a look at BBC Weather.

Good morning from Suffolk Live

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

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