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Summary

  1. Firefighters tackle chemical spill at Haverhill factory
  2. £1m Lotto win shared by syndicate
  3. Soldiers exercise the freedom of the borough in Woodbridge
  4. Sir Alf Ramsey remembered 50 years after England's World Cup win
  5. Updates for Friday, 29 July 2016
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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By Philippa Taylor

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That's it for Suffolk Live today. Don't forget if you're just joining us, you can scroll down and find out what's been happening across the county during the day.

We'll leave you with a very welcome sight - the reinstatement of the Trotters Pig, part of the Pigs Gone Wild trail, who's been sorely missed from his plinth at Giles Circus in Ipswich since he was damaged a couple of weeks ago.

Have a great weekend.

Trotters Pig
St Elizabeth Hospice

Travel: Delays eastbound on A14 at J50

BBC Travel

One lane is blocked on the A14 eastbound between J50 (A1120 Stowupland) and J51 (A140 Needham Market) because of a broken-down van.

Ipswich Town: Bishop aiming to get on the score-sheet

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town's Teddy Bishop is confident he can add goals for the Blues this season.

Teddy Bishop
BBC

A lack of firepower from Town's midfield has been a bone of contention among supporters for several years now.

"With me, if I get one I get a few," Bishop told BBC Suffolk. "That's always been me in my career but hopefully I can get quite a few goals this season." 

"Maybe us midfielders haven't scored enough goals. We do a lot of shooting practice in training so, all of us, we need to step up this year and score a few goals." 

Overnight weather: Scattered showers perhaps locally heavy

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

Some clear spells, but often cloudy tonight with a few scattered showers, perhaps locally heavy. Temperatures will dip to 13C (55F).

Overnight weather map
BBC

Early showers will fade and there'll be breaks in the cloud tomorrow to give some good sunny spells. There will still be a risk of a few isolated but locally heavy showers developing during the afternoon and evening. Top temperature: 23C (73F) inland.

BBC Weather has more detail.

'Utter, utter amazement' - the reaction from members of the winning lottery syndicate

Members of the lottery syndicate in Bury St Edmunds who have won £1m on the Lotto received the news with "utter, utter amazement", says the man who runs it.

Milburn Centre Syndicate
Camelot

Martin Cribb said: "Firstly, they thought obviously I was winding them up. 

"The first impression I got was that everyone thought that we'd won £50,000, which was going to be £2,500 each and I actually said 'No, we've won a million so work it out' and then they worked it out and they said '£50,000' and I said 'Yes'."

New state-of-the-art pitch at the Academy

BreakingFirefighters tackle chemical spill at Haverhill factory

The fire service is dealing with a chemical spill at Cornelius Specialities in Rookwood Way, Haverhill.

Eight crews are on site, but a spokesman for the service said the spill, of acryloyl chloride. has been contained entirely within the premises.

One woman is reported to have suffered irritation to her eyes, and the Environment Agency and Public Health England have been informed.

We've approached the company, which makes contact lenses and dental products, and are waiting for someone to call us back.

Cricket: Suffolk desperate to end their losing streak

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Suffolk have made just one change to their line-up for their Minor Counties Championship match against Staffordshire, starting at Ipswich School on Sunday.

Andy Northcote
Suffolk County Cricket Board

After losing their last three matches Sudbury batsman Nathan Poole, who's been unavailable of late, returns in place of all-rounder Jack Beaumont.

Coach Andy Northcote (pictured): "Hopefully by playing the extra batter, the batting unit will kick-start from ball one and produce the collective innings they are capable of. Then we can then push for the win instead of playing catch-up cricket."

Three anniversaries celebrated in Woodbridge

A parade through Woodbridge "with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and colours flying" has celebrated three anniversaries for the town's 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment.

The Regiment is marking 10 years of being based in Woodbridge, the 300th anniversary of the formation of the Corps of Royal Engineers, and 75 years since the formation of the army's first Airborne Brigade.

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Soldiers exercise the freedom of the borough in Woodbridge

Felicity Simper

BBC Look East

Soldiers from 23 Parachute Regiment have been parading through Woodbridge, as they celebrate 10 years being based in the town.

Major Jack Crossley
BBC

Speaking before the parade, Maj Jack Crossley said it's been a special relationship: "It's a real privilege to have that link with the town. 

"We have events over at the Barracks as well, indeed it's our open day tomorrow which everyone's invited to and we just continue to forge those links with the town."

It's the sixth time they've exercised the freedom of the borough since moving to Rock Barracks in 2006. 

Trains cancelled between Norwich and Lowestoft

Tim Addicott

BBC Radio Norfolk

A fault with a swingbridge has led to trains being cancelled between Norwich and Lowestoft. 

Train at Norwich station
BBC

The problem bridge at Somerleyton has led to delays for Abellio Greater Anglia passengers. 

The company say delays and cancellations could continue until 17:30 and a replacement bus service is operating between Norwich and Lowestoft via Oulton Broad North.

£1m Lotto win shared by syndicate

A group of people who work at West Suffolk College is celebrating winning £1m in a Lotto draw on 6 July - that's £50,000 each.

A few of the members of the syndicate are on holiday, and don't yet know they've got a surprise waiting for them when they get home.

Milburn Centre Syndicate
Camelot

Martin Cribb, who manages the 20-strong Milburn Centre Syndicate, said the winning ticket had become crumpled in the machine when he was checking it. 

He said it couldn't be read, so he took it home and left it in the kitchen until his wife tried again a few days later and then rang him at work.

"I was a bit short with her – I was in the middle of finishing up some grouting at work and didn’t want it ruined – so didn’t call her back and check the details until my work was finished. Going back to my desk and logging on, I filled in the code and couldn’t believe what I was seeing, £1m.”

Suffolk cricket: Coach praises departing skipper

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Suffolk coach Andy Northcote has paid tribute to captain Tom Huggins (pictured) who'll make his last three-day appearance for the county in Sunday's game against Staffordshire.

Tom Huggins
Suffolk County Cricket Board

“He has served his adopted county with such pride that it is a real honour for me to have witnessed this past year. He is always the first to a game and generally the last to leave."

“He is a man that never stops thinking, tweaking and wanting us to be the best Suffolk can be.

“His determination, drive, passion and commitment to Suffolk cricket is a clear to see for all and will have hopefully rubbed off on the players around him."

Ipswich Town: Teddy Bishop on his 'roller-coaster' career to date

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

He's been a professional footballer less than two years but Ipswich Town midfielder Teddy Bishop's already experienced the highs and lows of the game.

Teddy Bishop
Getty Images

After a sparkling first campaign saw him linked with a move to the Premier League, last season the 20-year-old made just two starts because of injury.

"Two years in and it's been a rollercoaster already," said Bishop. "I'll learn from it, I'm stronger now. I've had one good season and one off season. Hopefully this can be a good one."

Ipswich Town youngster named after his father's hero

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town midfielder Teddy Bishop's confirmed he's named after former England and Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham (pictured).

Teddy Sheringham
Getty Images

The 20-year-old told BBC Suffolk Sport: "My team as a kid was Spurs. It comes from my Dad, who was a Spurs fan and a season ticket holder for 20 years.

“That’s where my name comes from, Teddy Sheringham was my Dad’s hero and named me after him. I used to watch videos of him and I wouldn’t mind scoring goals like he used to.”

Ipswich Town: Final friendly is important - Mick McCarthy

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy's keen for his players to put on a show in their last pre-season game at Portman Road tomorrow.

Mick McCarthy
BBC

He believes a good performance, and hopefully a win over Royal Union Saint-Gilloise, will boost fans morale and interest ahead of the new season.

"It's important the people who come and see us are excited by us," McCarthy said. 

"We need to entertain them, enthuse them, to get them back through the doors wanting to watch us. And it'd be nice to go into the Barnsley game off the back of a win."

Ipswich Town: McCarthy wants strikers to nail down their places

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy's challenging his forwards to make sure he can't leave them out of his first eleven.

Mick McCarthy
BBC

Last season, partly because of injuries, McCarthy rotated his four senior strikers, but this season he's hoping he doesn't have to do that.

"It's up to them to nail it down isn't it?" he told BBC Suffolk Sport.

"I wouldn't have mixed and matched it the year before when Daryl Murphy scored 27, and when David McGoldrick was flying. If they're scoring they'll stay in the team."

Muhren and Thijssen at Newcastle

TWTD.co.uk

Blues legends Frans Thijssen and Arnold Muhren will be at Town’s game at Newcastle United on Saturday 22nd October. 

Frans Thijssen (left) and Arnold Muhren
TWTD

Sir Alf wasn't 'properly celebrated'

Pat Godbold, who worked as a secretary to Sir Alf Ramsey during his time as manager of Ipswich Town, says she doesn't think he was properly celebrated.

She says she's "thought back over the years", and doesn't remember any flowers or scarves being left at Portman Road when he died on 28 April 1999.

Pat Godbold
BBC

She also recalls how Sir Alf would never discipline players in front of anyone else. She said if someone played badly he'd wait until the Monday to say anything to them, asking to "have a word" with them in his office when they arrived at the ground.

Alf Ramsey was a 'great' man says his former secretary

Sir Alf Ramsey's secretary while he was manager at Ipswich Town in the 1950s says he was a "great" man to work for, although she admitted she "didn't ever get to know him properly".

Pat Godbold
BBC

Pat Goldbold, speaking ahead of the 50th anniversary of England's World Cup win over West Germany, said he was "very quiet and "kept himself to himself".

Sir Alf Ramsey: Your memories

We've been asking for your memories of Sir Alf Ramsey, and England's victory in the World Cup final, 50 years ago tomorrow.

There are already some comments on our Facebook page, including this lovely story from Lesley Anne, who writes: "I am not a football fan but when I had my hen party over 30 years ago, in a Fleet Street restaurant, he was dining with a small party and a waiter came over to us and said that Sir Alf had asked what we giggling girls were celebrating.

"He then sent over a bottle of champagne to our table. When I went over to thank him, he invited me to have a dance with him on their little dance floor and autographed the bottle for me...which I still have. 

"At the time, I didn't really know much about him but I soon became a fan! A really lovely man."

Alf Ramsey with the World Cup
PA

50th anniversary of England's World Cup victory

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of England's 4-2 World Cup final victory over West Germany, at the old Wembley Stadium.

The manager at the time of course was Sir Alf Ramsey, who had become Ipswich Town's  manager on 8 August 1955.

In his final season with the club, 1962-63 he managed Town and England simultaneously, as he wouldn't take full charge of England until Ipswich were safe from relegation.

What are your memories of that time? Did you ever meet Sir Alf? We'd love to hear from you. You can send us an email, or post a message on our Facebook page.

Sir Alf Ramsey
Getty Images

Fire alarm sends Radio Norfolk listeners south of the border

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

BBC Radio Norfolk listeners who are temporarily tuned into BBC Radio Suffolk while a fire alarm is dealt with are being treated to a look-back at the career of Ipswich and England manager Sir Alf Ramsey, ahead of the 50th anniversary tomorrow of England's World Cup win.

I imagine for the football fans among them, a return to the Norfolk airways won't come a moment too soon.

Five men rescued after boat overturns near Lowestoft

Five men were rescued after a 12ft (3.6m) boat overturned in the sea off the beach at Pakefield, near Lowestoft, yesterday afternoon.

One man managed to swim to shore to raise the alarm.

Coxswain of the RNLI Lowestoft Lifeboat John Fox said the men were OK but a "little bit shocked, a little bit shaken".

"I think they're a bit surprised at the speed that the thing actually sunk," he said.

Mildenhall Speedway: Mountain's season over

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Mildenhall Fen Tigers are waiting to hear whether Connor Mountain requires surgery on his season-ending back injury.

Connor Mountain
Jeff Higgott

The heat leader, who's had a very impressive 2016, crashed at speed in Wednesday night's meeting at Birmingham.

After complaining of lower back pain, while being attended to on the track, a trip to hospital revealed that he had broken the L3 vertebra.

Litter louts identified in Bury St Edmunds

Will I need a brolly, or some sunscreen today?

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

I'm not sure if the forecast for today is quite the "shepherd's delight" implied by this photograph, taken last night by Weather Watcher "Austringer" in Wickhambrook, but it's going to be mainly dry, with just the chance of a few showers during the day.

Sunset in Wickhambrook
BBC

Cambridge United fundraiser for injured footballers

Mark Williamson

BBC Local Live

Cambridge United has announced plans to host a fundraising day in aid of local footballers Shaun Whiter and Joey Abbs, who were both injured in a crash in Newmarket.

Newmarket Town's Shaun Whiter (below) lost his legs in the incident earlier this month, while Soham Town Rangers' Joey Abbs sustained "serious" leg injuries.

Shaun Whiter
David Lee

The club has invited Newmarket Town, Cambridge City, Soham Town Rangers and Fulbourn Institute to take part in a tournament on 9 October.

"We want to provide some practical help," Cambridge United's chief executive Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Fees a 'possibility' says Ipswich manager

Paying tribute to the genius of Sir Alf

Ipswich Star

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

Front page of Ipswich Star
Ipswich Star

Friday's weather: Largely dry but there may be a few showers

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

A dry but rather cloudy start with warm sunny spells likely to develop through the morning. 

Whilst some places will stay dry, a few afternoon showers are likely, perhaps turning heavy later in the day. Top temperature: 23C (73F).

Most places should turn dry this evening, although a few showers could continue during the first half of the night. Lows of 12C (54F).

BBC Weather has more details on the forecast where you live.

Speedway: Team manager praises maximum man Barker

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ben Barker (pictured) was the star of the show as the Ipswich Witches made it four wins in a row last night, beating Plymouth Devils 61-29.

Ben Barker
Ipswich Witches

He rode to a 15-point paid maximum to round off a very successful July for the Foxhall side.

"Obviously he's got his flaws like all of us but he's a great guy to have in your team," said Ritchie Hawkins. 

"I've been working hard with Ben. I think he turned the corner at the Fours event on Sunday when he was really quick and he's got something to be happy with after a lot of bad luck."

Speedway: A fourth straight win for Ipswich Witches

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Witches have certainly made the most of four successive home meetings, winning them all.

Foxhall Stadium
Ipswich Witches

Their latest success, a 69-21 hammering of Plymouth Devils.

Ben Barker was the man-of-the-meeting, scoring a paid 15-point maximum.

Welcome to Suffolk Live

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Good  morning from the team.

We'll start the day by taking a look back at last night's impressive win by the Ipswich Witches at Foxhall.

Their 69-21 victory over Plymouth Devils meant they've won all four of their successive home meetings.

Brenner Woolley will bring us more details shortly.