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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 12 August
  2. Town striker David McGoldrick out for two months
  3. Son's sudden death prompts grandmother to skydive for charity
  4. Ipswich Witches extend winning run at home to five matches
  5. Work on third crossing in Lowestoft will begin by 2019
  6. Weather: Sunny and dry, peaking at 26C (79F)

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By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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Ipswich v Norwich: Local derby travel advice

Latest on Marcus Evans and the short skirt debacle continues

Law expert on Olympic games ticket sales

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

A Brazilian law expert says a jail sentence could be expected if Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans is found to have resold tickets for Rio 2016 illegally.

A judge in Brazil has ordered the arrest of four executives from a sports hospitality company.

The men, who work for THG Sports, were named as Evans and Martin Studd from the UK, Irishman David Patrick Gilmore and Dutchman Maarten Van Os.

Copies of Olympics tickets
PA

Dr Leonardo Oliveira from the Anglia Ruskin University, an expert on Brazilian law, said: "If a ticket is sold by someone that is not the person who is holding or managing or promoting the event, and the ticket is above the price printed in the ticket, that is a crime that can lead to a conviction of two to four years in prison."

None of the four is believed to be in Brazil and police there have said they will pursue the matter with Interpol.

THG said the allegations against it were "entirely without foundation".

McCarthy: 'You've got to be brave to win'

Tim Fenton

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is urging his players to be brave ahead of Sunday's East Anglian Derby at Portman Road. 

 Town put in a much improved performance last night at Wolves, the game ending in a goalless draw.

Mick McCarthy
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Norwich, meanwhile won 1-0 at home to Bristol City. The Canaries are now second in the Championship. Town are 12th. 

McCarthy said: "Everybody is looking forward to Norwich..and not looking forward to it...they're all scared of losing. 

"You've got to be brave to win and that's what we'll be attempting to do on Sunday." 

Sunday's game kicks off at 12:00.

Looks like you won't need that brolly

BBC Weather

A fine, dry and warm day with long sunny spells breaking through early cloud by lunchtime in most areas. It will feel slightly cooler along the coast with an onshore breeze.  

Kate Kinsella has the outlook for the East of England on Wednesday, 17 August 2016.

Morning from the newsroom, welcome to Wednesday

Kate Williams

BBC Local Live

Morning everybody, it's great to be here. 

I'll be bringing you all the news, sport, weather and travel throughout the day. 

In a bit we'll bring you reaction on Ipswich Town's draw with Wolves last night, but let's start off with having a look what the weather's got in store...

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson

Wolves continue their unbeaten start under Walter Zenga as they play out a goalless draw against Ipswich Town.

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Our live coverage across the day

That's it for our regular updates until tomorrow morning, although we will keep you informed of events at Molineux as Ipswich Town look to avoid a third straight defeat, when they take on Wolves in the Championship.

If you're interested in statistics, we can tell you:

  • Wolves have lost only one of their last 14 home league games against Ipswich, all of which have been played in the second tier  
  • But, in their five meetings with the Tractor Boys - since former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy took over in December 2012 - his old side are yet to win 

Have a good evening, and if you're just joining us, don't forget you can scroll down to bring yourself up-to-date with what's been happening across the county during the day.

We've found some sunshine in Suffolk

Hurrah. Despite my earlier concerns the county was going to remain covered in cloud all day, we can now see it's not the case.

Thanks to Sky Cam East for these pics...

Aerial shot of Felixstowe 1
Sky Cam East
Aerial shot of Felixstowe 2
Sky Cam East
Aerial shot of Felixstowe 3
Sky Cam East

Overnight weather: Mainly dry with some chilly temperatures

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

This evening and overnight will be mainly dry, although there's a small chance of isolated showers in places.

Lows of 8C (46F).

Wednesday's weather map
BBC

Tomorrow will be cloudy at first, but will become brighter with some sunny spells. Highs of 24C (75F), although it'll feel cooler on the coast.

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

I'm 'devastated' to have run so slowly, says Katy Sealy

Writing on her Facebook page, Katy Sealy has spoken out about her appearance in the 100 metre hurdles at Rio this afternoon.

The Bawdsey-based athlete said: "Thank you everyone for your messages I will get round to reading them all. 

"This whole experience has been overwhelming and I'm absolutely devastated to have run so slow, I have felt so good in practice. 

"I am so proud to represent my little country Belize and so grateful for this opportunity. 

"I will come back so much stronger and keep on representing to my fullest. 

"Maybe I will get to do my actual event [heptathlon] next time."

Marcus Evans: A reminder of what we know so far

The owner of Ipswich Town Football Club could be facing extradition to Brazil, over allegations he illegally sold tickets for the Olympic Games.

Marcus Evans is one of four THG Sports executives named on a warrant issued by a Brazilian judge, which police say they'll pursue with the international police organisation, Interpol

Marcus Evans
Rex Features

Police in Brazil say the four men "had knowledge of, and contributed to a scheme that involved the illegal selling of tickets at prices well above face value, under the camouflage of hospitality packages".

THG said the allegations against it were "entirely without foundation". Ipswich Town said it has "no response" to the news.

Cyclist has his jaw broken during assault

A cyclist received a broken jaw and significant bruising to his face, after being assaulted in Ipswich at the end of last month, say police.

The man was cycling on Rectory Road when he had what's been described as a "verbal altercation" with the driver of a dark-coloured vehicle.

He continued onto Wherstead Road, when the same vehicle pulled alongside, close to the junction with Peppercorn Way. A person from the car then assaulted the victim, who required hospital treatment.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which took place between 22:00 and 22:20 on 31 July.

Travel: Overturned car blocks A14 at J58 near Ipswich

BBC Travel

The A14 is blocked and there's stationary traffic westbound at J58 (A12 Seven Hills) near Ipswich, because of an overturned car.

Katy Sealy fails to get a personal best at Rio

Katy Sealy, who's been flying the flag for Belize despite living in Bawdsey, has just taken part in the 100m hurdles, but sadly failed to get the personal best she was aiming for.

She told us she was hoping for a sub 15 seconds time, but clocked 15.79.

No-one can take away from her the fact that she competed in Rio, so we're still proud of you Katy.

Katy Sealy's running paraphernalia
Katy Sealy

All-Suffolk Ryman Premier Division derby kicks off tonight

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

The first all-Suffolk Ryman Premier Division derby kicks off tonight, with Lowestoft Town hosting Needham Market at Crown Meadow.

The Trawlerboys got off to a winning start at the weekend with a 3-1 victory over Bognor Regis Town, while Needham drew with Burgess Hill Town 1-1.

Mark Morsley
BBC

The Marketmen's manager Mark Morsley says he expects a tough match tonight: "Clearly they're a club looking to have a very positive season after getting relegated last year. 

"They’ve got a big support and they are a big club and they probably are a club who should be in Conference football."

I think we may have given you the wrong weather forecast...

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but I've just taken these photographs from the BBC Suffolk kitchen window in Ipswich, and I can't see any sign of the "plenty of sunshine" we promised you earlier.

Are we the only people in the county who can't see any blue sky, or is it the same where you are?

If you can see the sun, then send us an email and make us jealous.

Clouds over Ipswich 1
BBC
Clouds over Ipswich 2
BBC

Map reveals just four 'dementia friendly communities' in county

The NHS dementia atlas also reveals the areas which are "dementia-friendly" communities - they are highlighted in blue on the map below.

In Suffolk there are just four:

  • Stowmarket
  • Debenham
  • Hadleigh
  • Felixstowe
Dementia friendly communities map
Department of Health

Suffolk's cricketers chase win Buckinghamshire

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

Suffolk's cricketers will have to move fast if they are going to win their Unicorns Championship match against Buckinghamshire at Tring Park.

At lunch their lead had been cut to 224, although the hosts have lost two wickets in their second innings.

Dementia atlas reveals regional variations in care

A new dementia atlas, published by the government, reveals patchy NHS care for the condition across England.

It also shows the proportion of people aged 65 years and over registered with a GP practice, that have a formal and recorded diagnosis of dementia:

  • Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG has the highest percentage - at 4.23%
  • In Great Yarmouth and Waveney, it's 3.98%
  • West Suffolk has the lowest percentage at 3.73%
Map showing numbers of people with dementia
Department of Health

Afternoon weather forecast: Dry with plenty of sunshine

BBC Weather

This afternoon will be fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. Despite the easterly breeze, it will feel warm with the highest temperatures in the west of the county.

Highs of 23C (72F).

Afternoon weather map
BBC

Take a look at these Suffolk sunsets

I've got to admit, I do love a good sunset photograph, so wasn't able to resist sharing these two which were taken last night by a couple of our Weather Watchers.

They certainly show us how lucky we are with our big "Suffolk skies".

I hope you enjoy them too.

Lowestoft sunset
BBC
Eyke sunset
BBC

Commanding lead for cricketers against Buckinghamshire

Suffolk's cricketers are in a commanding position going into the final day of their Unicorns Championship match against Buckinghamshire at Tring Park, leading by 357 runs with three second innings wickets remaining.

Their advantage is mainly due to 19-year-old Ben Parker hitting his first century for the county. He scored 105 before being stumped.

Parker said he's had a tough year so far and needed the runs: "I've not really had a great season for Hadleigh, so I should probably apologise to them for scoring some runs for someone else, but yeah I just feel really relieved."

'Familiar surroundings' for Mick McCarthy as he returns to Molineux

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy will be in familiar surroundings tonight as he revisits the club he managed for over five years.

Mick McCarthy
BBC

The Blues face Wolves at Molineux, where both McCarthy and Terry Connor were in charge. 

Despite the West Midlands club being taken over this summer, they haven't been overly active in the transfer market - a move McCarthy approves of: "It's not suddenly changed, they've not got loads of new players in. 

"They’ve got two or three, but it's predominantly the players we played against last season."

The Town boss went on: "It's hard to just turn it around and put all these new players in, that would be a recipe for disaster."

Ipswich Town hoping to avoid third straight loss

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

Ipswich are back in action tonight, hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after losses to Stevenage and Brentford. They travel to Molineux to take on Wolves.

Luke Varney
Getty Images

Town will be without on-loan Everton winger Connor Grant due to a groin injury picked up in training. Strikers Brett Pitman and David McGoldrick will also miss out, as will midfielder Luke Hyam. 

Luke Varney (pictured left) will be in the squad after rejoining the club.

Watch: Brandon kick-boxer gets his mum to help with his training

Brandon teenager Alfie Lynch, 14, has qualified to represent Team GB in kick-boxing at the World Martial Arts Games in October.

We caught up with him taking part in a work-out with mum Natalie Edson.

Travel: Crash causes delays westbound on A14 from J45

BBC Travel

One lane is closed and there is queuing traffic westbound on the A14 at J45 (Rougham) because of a crash involving a car, recovery work and an oil spillage.

Fund-raising under way to enable Brandon teenager to represent Team GB at competition in South Africa

A Brandon teenager needs to raise £2,500 so he can represent Team GB in the World Martial Arts Games in October.

Alfie Lynch
BBC

Alfie Lynch, who's 14 and only took up kick-boxing about three months ago, has qualified to represent Team GB after taking part in just one competition.

He says: "Its amazing considering I'm the one on the team with the least experience. Everything's happened so quickly."

Kick-boxer with three month's experience to represent Team GB in international competition

A young kick-boxer from Brandon, who only took up the sport 12 weeks ago, has qualified to go to South Africa to represent Team GB in kick-boxing in the World Martial Arts Games in October.

Alfie Lynch
BBC

Alfie Lynch, 14, had been doing the sport for 10 weeks when he was put into a competition "to see where he was at".

He says: "I ended up coming away with a third which was a surprise to everyone because I hadn't been doing it that long."

It's a big day for Bawdsey - and Belize's Katy Sealy

Heptathlete Katy Sealy, who lives in Bawdsey but qualifies to represent Belize at Rio through her father, has said she's not expecting to win, but is hopeful of setting a personal best....

View more on twitter

Weather: A fine sunny day

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

After a cool start, it'll be a fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine. Top temperature: 22C (72F).

It will remain dry overnight, with largely clear spells. Lows of around 10C  (50F).

You can get a more detailed forecast from BBC Weather.

How newspapers are reporting the allegations against Marcus Evans

The Ipswich Star and the East Anglian Daily Times both have the headline: "Police in Rio reportedly issue arrest warrant for owner of Ipswich Town Marcus Evans over illegal ticket sales at the Olympics"

The story also features in the national press.

The Guardian says: "Arrest warrants issued for THG executives over alleged Rio ticket touting," while the Irish Times headline reads: "Brazilian police seek second Irish man over Olympics tickets".

More about the allegations against Marcus Evans

Police in Brazil say Ipswich Town Football Club owner, Marcus Evans, "had knowledge of, and contributed to a scheme that involved the illegal selling of tickets at prices well above face value, under the camouflage of hospitality packages".

He is one of four men who were named by a Brazilian judge yesterday. The quartet work for sports hospitality group, THG Sports.

THG has called the allegations unfounded. We have contacted Ipswich Town for a response.

Civil Police Fraud Unit press conference
RTE

Brazilian judge orders arrest of Marcus Evans

A Brazilian judge has ordered the arrest of four sports hospitality executives, including the owner of Ipswich Town Football Club, Marcus Evans. The quartet are alleged to have resold tickets for Rio 2016 illegally.

The other men, who along with Mr Evans all work for THG Sports, were named as Martin Studd from the UK, Irishman David Patrick Gilmore and Dutchman Maarten Van Os.

Olympic tickets
PA

None of the four is believed to be in Brazil and police there have said they will pursue the matter with Interpol.

THG said the allegations against it were "entirely without foundation".

Welcome back: Ipswich Town owner's arrest ordered in Brazil

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Good morning - we've got some big news to start us off today after a Brazilian judge ordered the arrest of the owner of Ipswich Town Football Club, Marcus Evans.

Mr Evans and three others from the sports hospitality company THG Sports face allegations of reselling tickets for Rio 2016 illegally.

Ipswich Town FC
BBC

Our live coverage across the day

That's a wrap for the Suffolk news team and our live coverage today... but any major stories for the county overnight will feature here.

Our main story today has been the death of former Ipswich Town player Dalian Atkinson, who died after being tasered by police in Telford.

Scroll down to read more on this, and other stories. We'll be back with live news, sport, weather and travel updates for Suffolk from 08:00.

Tribute to Dalian Atkinson by the manager who signed him twice
Former football manager Ron Atkinson has paid tribute to player Dalian Atkinson who died after being shot with a Taser by police.

'Firm, friendly and fair' policing operation for Ipswich-Norwich derby

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

Football fans heading to the Ipswich-Norwich derby this Sunday are being warned of road closures and traffic congestion around Portman Road.

Suffolk police is asking fans to allow extra time for journeys to and from the stadium, and to follow the directions of stewards and police officers at the ground. Turnstiles and stadium bars will be open from 10:00-10:30, ahead of the midday kick-off.

We want both sets of supporters to enjoy the game in a responsible and respectful way... we hope that people enjoy the match sensibly and in the right spirit."

Ch Supt Louisa PepperSuffolk Police