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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday, 18 July 2016
  2. Kiosk owner's child tantrums complaint sparks row
  3. Ed Sheeran makes another surprise appearance at Latitude
  4. Fire at derelict Ipswich pub 'deliberate'
  5. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

That's a wrap for the Suffolk news team and our live coverage today.

Among our main stories:

  • Damage caused to the Pigs Gone Wild art trail around Ipswich which is raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice
  • Ed Sheeran's appearance at the Latitude Festival yesterday
  • And the decision by a Felixstowe cafe owner to warn parents over child tantrums

Scroll down to read more on these, and other stories from across the county.

Overnight weather: Staying dry and mild

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

Staying dry tonight with largely clear skies and light winds. Temperatures will only drop to 13C (55F).   

Tuesday's weather map
BBC

Tuesday will be another dry day with almost unbroken strong sunshine. The southeasterly breeze will freshen, keeping it somewhat cooler on the coast, but inland it will feel hot and humid with temperatures potentially as high as 33C (91F).

Get the full forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

Oktoba pays tribute to 'incredible' Latitude crowd

Writing on his Facebook page, one of BBC Introducing in Suffolk's picks for Latitude, Oktoba, said: "What to say about yesterday? Other than thank you so much Latitude Festival. What an incredible crowd you were. Amazing!

Oktoba
Chris Athorne

"Huge shout-outs to the three gentlemen that joined me up on stage too. An absolute pleasure playing with you.

"But I've gotta once again give the biggest thanks to Graeme and Richard at BBC Introducing in Suffolk for the constant support over the years."

Improvement work will disrupt rail services

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

Rail passengers between Norwich and London are being advised to check before they travel ahead of improvement work this autumn and winter to deliver vital railway upgrades for the Crossrail programme and remove long-standing heat-related speed restrictions.

The work will affect Abellio Greater Anglia trains into Liverpool Street on eight weekends from Saturday 17 September to Sunday 6 November, and will continue for a further 10 days over the Christmas and New Year period.

Rail passengers on the platforms at London Liverpool Street
BBC

The work programme includes the remodelling of a key junction at Shenfield to help deliver more reliable journeys for passengers by May 2017.  

More overhead wires will be replaced between Shenfield and Liverpool Street to help reduce the impact of heat-related disruption during the summer when overhead wires sag and speed restrictions are imposed.

Network Rail spokesman Richard Schofield said: "We understand the inconvenience and disruption that closing the railway causes but the initial and longer-term benefits for passengers are huge." 

Ogogo questions whether referee should have stopped bout sooner

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

After a strong display by Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo this weekend, the Suffolk fighter has questioned whether the referee should have stepped in to stop the bout sooner than he did.

Anthony Ogogo
Getty Images

Ogogo (pictured after a previous fight) had knocked down his opponent, Czech veteran Bronislav Kubin, a number of times before the bout was eventually called off in the second round.

The 27-year old said: "I thought the referee was a bit brutal to be honest with you, he kept sending him out there to carry on.

"I was so dominant, there were no belts on the line, there were no titles on the line. 

"I put him down I think five times all together, after the second, third time, the referee could have said, you know he's had enough."

Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust to axe 90 posts

Nikki Fox

BBC Look East

The NHS mental health trust for Norfolk and Suffolk, placed in special measures by a care watchdog, has announced plans to cut 90 posts.

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust
BBC

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust wants to cut its deficit from £8.9m in 2015-16 to £6.1m in 2016-17.

The trust says in its report it hopes most posts can be cut through "non-essential" vacant posts being left unfilled. But union Unison said it would have a "dramatic impact on services".  

Ogogo records third win since May

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

Lowestoft middlewight boxer Anthony Ogogo (pictured after an earlier bout) was back in action this weekend as he made short work of Czech veteran Bronislav Kubin within two rounds.

Anthony Ogogo
Getty Images

It's Ogogo's third win since May as he continues his come back from injury and 37-year-old Kubin was unable to withstand the onslaught on the bill in Berlin.

The 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner said: "I felt great, I felt really good, I felt like probably my best performance to date."

On stopping his opponent the 27-year old added: "I think what I showed more than anything was good composure. 

"In the past when I have forced a stoppage, I've got a bit too excited when I've landed a good shot."

Despite win, Snakebite worried about his form

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

Mendham's Peter "Snakebite" Wright is progressing in the World Matchplay Darts in Blackpool, but has concerns about his form. 

He beat Joe Cullen 10-5 last night and will face Ian White in the second round tomorrow. 

Peter Wright
Getty Images

He said: "I'm one of those players, you can be on fire one minute and the following day you wake up and you dunno how to throw. 

"It's gone, and it will go for a week."

Watch: A bird's eye view of this year's Latitude Festival

Thanks to photographs from Mike Page, we can show you a bird's eye view of this year's Latitude Festival at Henham Park:

Latitude Festival: Aerial images of this year's event Henham Park

Your comments: Child tantrums

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

We brought you the story earlier of the Felixstowe kiosk/cafe owner who's warned parents over their children's tantrums, and asked for your thoughts.

Several of you have emailed us:

  • Liz Palmer says: "I think that this is wonderful, I am so sick of screaming children everywhere I go. You try to go for a quiet drink or meal and can virtually guarantee that at some point the peace will be shattered by a badly behaved child. I wish I lived nearer as she would definitely get my custom."
  • Sarah Cooper writes: "What gives anyone the right to comment on how any child is brought up?"

And we've also had an email from a woman who's asked to remain anonymous as she fears a backlash "as big as the lady who posted the comment". 

Among the points she makes: "I sympathise with the lady in the kiosk. Having worked in a shop where parents will allow children to run wild and break things and not care, I can see where she's coming from. "

Ipswich hedgehog officer post gains worldwide interest

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

An advertised job for a dedicated hedgehog officer to encourage animal numbers in Ipswich has sparked worldwide interest.

Hedgehog
Tom Marshall

Scores of applications for the two-year post of hedgehog officer - with an annual salary of £24,000 - flooded in to Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

It drew attention from many countries including Taiwan, where the job was mistakenly touted as paying over £2.4m.

Fulham Linked With Move for Smith

TWTD.co.uk

Fulham are being linked with a move for Ipswich Town centre-half Tommy Smith, while Blackburn and Reading are also said to be showing interest in the 26-year-old.

Serious collision witness appeal

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

A motorbike rider is in a critical condition in Addenbrooke's Hospital, following a three-vehicle collision on the A137 in Wherstead yesterday afternoon.

The collision involved a pink Ford Fiesta travelling south, and two motorcycles travelling north towards Ipswich.

The car driver and other motorbike rider sustained minor injuries.

Police would like to hear from any witnesses.

Felixstowe cafe warns parents over children's tantrums

A cafe owner has said she will speak to children having a tantrum if "parents are too scared to discipline their children".  

Child crying
Arnoaltix

South Kiosk in Felixstowe posted on Facebook it would give parents "five lenient minutes to ask the child to stop screaming" before stepping in.

It received hundreds of comments and has since deleted its page.

Owner Kim Christofi said she was child friendly but some parents "left me with no option but to have a quiet word".

Suffolk bowl Lincolnshire out at Cleethorpes

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

Suffolk's cricketers have managed to bowl out their opponents Lincolnshire on the second day of their three day match in Cleethorpes.

The hosts scored 307 runs giving them a lead of 163. 

Matt Salisbury had Suffolk's best figures with the ball taking four wickets from 24 overs.

'It's not nice to beat one of your best mates'

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

There was a big surprise at the World Matchplay Darts in Blackpool last night as Ipswich-born Mervyn King beat world number six James Wade 10-5.

Mervyn King
Getty Images

Despite causing an upset, King wasn't happy to have defeated someone he considers a close friend. He said: "It's not nice to beat one of your best mates.

"James is a fantastic player, he's a good friend, but he wasn't on it tonight."

Raymond van Barneveld or Brendan Dolan will be King's opponent in the second round.

Weather: Feeling very warm

BBC Weather

Continue to feel very warm this afternoon with strong spells of sunshine. Top temperature: 27C (81F).

Dry and muggy overnight as it drops to 15C (59F) with another hot and humid day to follow.

Tractor in Stowmarket
BBC

Our photograph today was taken by one of our BBC Weather Watchers.

If you'd like to find out more, take a look at the website.

'Disappointment' at damage to Pigs Gone Wild art trail

Luke Deal

BBC Radio Suffolk

Two of the exhibits in the Pigs Gone Wild art trail in Ipswich have been so badly damaged, they've had to be taken away for repair.

Plinth for Trotter pig
BBC

Speaking about the damage to the Only Fools & Horses-related Trotters Pig at Giles Circus, Norman Lloyd said: "We're disappointed it's got damaged, which meant the pig has had to come off the plinth for safety's sake to be assessed and repaired. 

"We would perhaps understand if someone had sat on it and damaged it, but it hasn't happened that way. 

"Someone has deliberately heeled the pig and done this damage."

The Hedgepig has also been temporarily removed from Dial Lane.

Video: AYA at Latitude

Dawn Gerber

Sisters Bess and Jayna, who perform as AYA, feel they moved "up a level", with their concert at Latitude's Lake Stage at the weekend - a short hop up the A12 from their base at Butley.

Latitude: AYA describe 'super exciting' chance to play local festival

Travel: A14 blocked westbound at Newmarket

BBC Travel

The A14 is blocked and there's queuing traffic westbound between the Rowley Mile Services in Newmarket, and J36 (A1303 Nine Mill Hill) in Six Mile Bottom, because of an accident involving a lorry and several other vehicles.

Travel: A12 closed northbound near Bredfield

Police tell us that the A12 is closed northbound at Bredfield, north of Woodbridge, following a three-vehicle collision. 

Emergency services are on the scene, although it's not thought any of the injuries are serious.

Travel: More delays on A12 and A14

BBC Travel

There's queuing traffic on the A12 southbound between the A1095 junction in Blythburgh, and Bramfield Turning in Darsham. 

It's the same situation on the exit slip road on the A14 westbound in Ipswich at J55 (A1214 Copdock).

Facebook reaction to Felixstowe cafe owner

Before the South Kiosk at Martello Park Facebook page was taken down, several people had responded to the post.

Here's part of what some people had to say:

  • "As a parent with autistic children the screaming was not because they were in a tantrum it would have appeared to be to those not in the know, but because they were scared and unsettled"
  • "You have set up a kiosk down a children's park. You are NOT repeat NOT allowed to speak to anyone else's child like that"
  • "Unfortunately the backlash was inevitable. From a business perspective it may have been a dubious decision to comment but I understand the sentiment"

Cafe owner posts Facebook message telling parents to deal with children having tantrums or they'll intervene

A seafront cafe owner in Felixstowe who posted a message saying they would speak to children having a tantrum if their parents weren't handling the problem, says she stands by her comments.

Facebook post
Facebook

Kim Christofi, from the South Kiosk at Martello Park, wrote in a post (before her Facebook account was deleted):

"Can we make ourselves perfectly clear to all parents who are too scared to discipline their children about tantrum screaming.

"We will give you five lenient minutes to ask the child to stop screaming and then we will ask the child ourselves.

"If that means you too having a tantrum about our having to speak to your child and hurling threats about not returning - that's really okay with us.

"We have a duty of care to the rest of our customers."

What do you think? You can send us an email, or post a message on our Facebook page.

Tigers roar home to a big win

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

After six weeks away from West Row, the Mildenhall Fen Tigers returned in fantastic form as they beat Isle of Wight 62-28 yesterday.

Connor Mountain (pictured) and Connor Coles top-scored for the home side.

Connor Mountain
Jeff Higgott

There was a comeback for promoter Kevin Jolly after he took some time away from the sport.

Speaking to the club website Jolly said: "It was great to be back on track at home today and the lads responded in style. 

"If they can ride like this regularly we can surely beat anyone anywhere. From one to seven they were excellent."

Difficult day for cricketers in Lincolnshire

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

Let's take a look at some of the sporting stories making the news in Suffolk today, and starting with cricket. 

Suffolk's cricketers had a difficult first day in their away match to Lincolnshire yesterday as they slumped to 144 all out.     

Cricket stumps
BBC

The home side posted 177-3 in reply at Cleethorpes. Suffolk’s top scorer was Tom Rash but he could only make 33.

Day two of the three-day match is due to begin shortly.

Video: Ed Sheeran's latest appearance at Latitude

Alan Spurdens recorded this film at Latitude yesterday evening. He said: "For once I was in the right place with my camera running."

Framlingham's global star Ed Sheeran joined singer Foy Vance.

View more on youtube

Aside from an official appearance on the main stage a few years ago, Sheeran made two unannounced appearances at last year's festival.

We're glad you were Alan - it's great to see Ed in action.

High-flier Ben in Ipswich vow

Ipswich Star

This is the front page of today's Ipswich Star:

Front page of Ipswich Star
Ipswich Star

More photos of Ed Sheeran at Latitude

Firefighters spend several hours tackling blaze at derelict pub

Kate Arkell

BBC Radio Suffolk

A fire at a derelict pub in Ipswich last night is believed to have been started deliberately. 

More than 20 crew members were called to deal with the blaze at The Masons on Victoria Street.

Fire at Masons pub
BBC

John Southgate, station commander. said the fire is definitely suspicious: "Although we've got power to the building, it is to all intents and purposes a derelict building.

"There is evidence of some of the boards [across the windows] being removed which is why we had to go and have a look inside, and make sure there was nobody inside."

Ouch! What a scorcher at Latitude...

I suspect BBC Introducing in Suffolk's's Graeme Mac (legs pictured) wasn't the only one caught out by the power of the sun:

Graeme Mac's sunburn
BBC

Graeme still managed to present a special Live from Latitude radio show on Saturday afternoon.

Out and about at Latitude...

Jon Wright

BBC Radio Suffolk

Once the sun goes down, Henham Park takes on a new atmosphere:

Latitude
BBC
Latitude 2
BBC

'Fantastic surprise' as Ed Sheeran appears at Latitude

Bury St Edmunds recycling campaigner Karen describes Ed Sheeran's low-key appearance at the Latitude Festival:

View more on twitter

Monday's weather: Very warm and dry with sunny spells

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

Today will be a fine and dry day with spells of strong sunshine, making it feel very warm across the county, with the highest temperatures towards the west - 27C (81F). 

Dry with long clear temperatures overnight, but staying warm with lows of 15C (59F).

Get a full forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

Welcome to Monday's Suffolk Live

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Good morning. 

As people make their way home from this weekend's Latitude Festival, we thought we'd bring you a round-up of photographs and events at Henham Park across the weekend.

This was the scene yesterday morning - one way of waking yourself up after a late night.

Swimmers at Henham Park
BBC