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  1. Updates for Thursday, 13 April 2017
  2. Vigilance urged over possible raves
  3. Teenager killed in car crash died from multiple injuries
  4. Wildlife trust reassures public over wolves
  5. Rise in trespassers on railway tracks
  6. Poultry restrictions relaxed
  7. Drugs operation leads to dozens of arrests

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By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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Ipswich celebrate goal

Burton's Championship relegation fears deepen with a home loss against Ipswich who are now almost safe.

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Severe roadworks: A134 Suffolk both ways

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A134 Suffolk both ways severe roadworks, at Stanningfield Road.

A134 Suffolk - A134 Sudbury Road in Little Welnetham closed in both directions at the Stanningfield Road junction, because of repairs. Diversion in operation.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Suffolk Live signing off

That's it for our live coverage for the day, and in fact the week, as we're taking a break over the Easter weekend.

It does't mean the page won't be updated though, as breaking news will still appear here before we return on Tuesday morning.

Among the stories we've been highlighting:

  • The jailing of a Lowestoft care worker for stealing from her clients
  • A reassurance from Suffolk Wildlife Trust they do not intend to introduce wolves to any of their reserves
  • Satisfied noises from the county's chickens who have been allowed out and about for the first time since December

We hope you  have a great weekend - don't eat too much chocolate - and we'll see you next week.

Thanks for your company.

Bandit the ferret completes Hadrian's Wall fundraising hike
A man and his pet ferret walk the length of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease.

Families pay tribute to car crash trio

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

The families of three teenagers who died following a fatal collision at Pulham Market last week have released tributes to the young men.

Davina O'Neill, the mother of 18-year-old Dominic O'Neill, who lived in Pulham Market, describes her son as a beautiful, much loved person who will be greatly missed by many. She adds that she's been "overwhelmed by the support and love from his friends."

Dominic O'Neill
Family photo

The family of Kyle Warren, 17, remember him as a "very cheeky chappie, who always had a wonderful smile on his face no matter what... he was an extremely loving person, especially to all his family and friends. He was very outgoing and loved in return by all.... Kyle will be sadly missed and never forgotten."

Kyle, who lived in Harleston, had a passion for banger racing and had won several trophies. 

Kyle Warren
Family photo

Billy Hines' family say the 16-year-old from Wortham made everyone smile from the day he was born.

"He was a funny, loving, caring, hard working boy and always had a cheeky smile on his face. He brought so much joy to everyone he met and touched so many hearts. He was as someone said 'one in a million'".

Black and white photo of Billy Hines
Family photo

The trio had been travelling in a black Ford Ka when the collision took place on the Tivetshall Road, towards Pulham Market, shortly before midnight on Wednesday, 5 April.

Watch: Mick McCarthy lays his cards on the table

The Ipswich Town manager says he's "not walking away" from Portman Road and that it's "disappointing" that fans have turned their backs on him:

Mick McCarthy says he's 'not walking away' from Portman Road.

Vigilance urged over possible raves

Police are asking the public, and landowners in particular, to be vigilant over the next few days, and to report any activity which may lead them to suspect a rave is being organised.

Suffolk Police HQ

Supt Tonya Antonis said: "It is much easier to stop a rave before it starts, so early notification of one taking place is critical in helping us police these events."

The public is being asked to notify police of:

  • Any information that an illegal rave is taking place
  • Any sightings of vans or large numbers of vehicles gathering in isolated areas
  • Sightings of flyers advertising raves
  • Broken padlocks on access on gates, to areas where a rave may take place

Watch: A chicken who's not too sure about being outside again

Our reporter Stuart Howells has been out to Chelmondiston, where he met the aptly named Sally Chicken, just one of the poultry keepers in the county who've been enjoying the chance to let their free-range chickens explore their environment again:

Ryman League: Lowestoft out for revenge

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Lowestoft Town play their game in hand in the Ryman Premier Division tonight.

Lowestoft Town flag

The Trawler Boys are at home to Merstham who recently ended their eight-match unbeaten run.

Lowestoft's faint play-off hopes are almost certainly over despite winning six of their last nine matches.

Ed's cast offs sell like hot cross buns (we're trying to be seasonal)

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

As we reported earlier, items offered up for sale the new East Anglia's Children's Hospices shop in Cambridge, by the charity's ambassador Ed Sheeran have been selling like hot cakes (or should that be hot cross buns, as it's Easter?).

In their first hour of trading the shop in Cherry Hinton took £925. 

Ed Sheeran's items

One of the shoppers was Lauren Seager (left), who came down from Scotland to visit her relative, Penny Haggarty (right), one day early, so she could browse the singers cast-offs. She started queuing at 08:30. 

Penny said: "Ed Sheeran’s been very, very nice [donating his clothes]. I thought it was absolutely amazing and I hope the shop does really well in Cherry Hinton."

Lauren Seager and Penny Haggarty

The charity has just confirmed that only a small selection of Ed's tops and shoes remain. 

They’ll be in the shop until Saturday and if they haven't gone by then, they'll be sold online. 

Watch: Care worker jailed for stealing from her clients

We brought you the news earlier that a Lowestoft care worker has been jailed for 20 months for stealing from her clients.

Sonia Maisonave committed the crimes over a five-year period.

Suffolk Police have released this video of her:

Fancy B&B at a stately home?

A stately home dating back to the Tudor period is offering the public the chance to stay on a B&B basis, costing £2,600 a night.

Somerleyton Hall

Lord Somerleyton said when they first came up with the idea, it was "curiosity to see who might look us up and how it might work".

Lady Somerleyton described welcoming their first guests, who've already sampled the delights of the property, as "really fantastic".

If you're interested in the history of the Hall, there's been a residence on the site since the beginning of the Norman conquest of Britain, with a manor house there as early as 1240 AD. 

Bedroom at Somerleyton Hall
Somerleyton Hall

Speedway: Witches target their first double of the season

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Witches kick off a busy Bank Holiday weekend at Sheffield Tigers in the Championship tonight.

Ritchie Hawkins
Stephen Waller

It's the first of three meetings in five days for the Foxhall outfit, who beat tonight's hosts 52-41 at home on the opening night of the season.

"They'll definitely be good around their home track. It's always a tough place to go but we've had good results in the past," said Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins.

"With our top three the way they are at the moment we're always going to get a certain number of points there. We just need to back them up and to be fair if we come away with a point it's not a bad result."

Concerns for missing father-of-one

Motorists are being asked to help police find a missing man.

Nigel Kedar has been missing from his Clacton home for more than a week. The 52-year-old visited Norwich on 2 April and was last seen two days later, walking along the A140 at Pulham Market in the direction of the A14.

Nigel Kedar
Norfolk police

Det Ch Insp Marie James says it's likely that Mr Kedar was walking home, as the route - the A12, A14, A140 into Norwich - is one he's familiar with.

Police are asking for any drivers with dash cams, who may have travelled on the road on that day, to come forward with their footage.

Our concerns are increasing every day... it's very much out-of-character for Nigel not to be in contact with family and friends, he has a young son who he'd regularly be in contact with."

Det Ch Insp Marie JamesNorfolk police

'Despicable' actions of care worker

The employers of Sonia Maisonave from Lowestoft, who has been jailed for stealing from people in her care, have described her actions as "despicable".

Sonia Maisonave
Suffolk Police

A spokesman for Manorcourt Homecare said: "Our priority is to provide vital care and support to people in their own homes.

"Any breach of trust goes completely against what we stand for as an organisation, and will not be tolerated.

"We therefore co-operated fully with all police investigations and dismissed the carer in question from our organisation.

"We are saddened by the despicable actions of this one individual who grossly betrayed everyone's trust."

Sonia Maisonave
Suffolk Police

Town's poor form has hindered Dozzell's development - McCarthy

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy's been explaining why Andre Dozzell's played so little first team football this season.

Andre Dozzell
Ipswich Town FC

On Sunday it'll be a year since the then 16-year-old burst onto the scene with a debut goal at Sheffield Wednesday.

That sparked a wave of excitement among fans, eager to see more of the England youth international, but this time around he's made just five Championship appearances to date.

"If the team had been better it might've been better for him," said McCarthy. "I don't think we were doing him any favours. It would've been great if the team had been playing really well and he could've fitted in.

"But we weren't playing that well and Dozza's going to struggle in a team like that, as would any youngster coming in."

Remaining mainly dry through the afternoon

It will turn cloudier through the afternoon but it should stay mainly dry throughout. 

The best of any brightness will be across southern areas with light winds throughout. 

Maximum temperature 12C (54F).

Get a full forecast  where you live from BBC Weather.

Trees and sky in Ipswich

Care worker jailed for stealing from elderly people

Steve Martin

BBC Radio Suffolk

A care worker from Lowestoft has been jailed for stealing from the homes of elderly people. 

Sonia Maisonave
Suffolk Police

Sonia Maisonave, who was employed by a care company to visit elderly people in their homes, took cash, jewellery and medals from them, as the Eastern Daily Press has reported.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that over a five-year period between 2011 and 2016, she helped herself to items including money, medals and even a wedding ring. 

Maisonave, who's from Essex Road in Lowestoft, and who admitted the charges last month, was jailed at the court for a total of 20 months. 

Early queues form for Sheeran's old clobber

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

The excitement of buying some old clothes from a well-known singer has proved very popular for some shoppers in Cambridge this morning. 

East Anglia's Children's Hospices opened its new charity store in Cherry Hinton, with some people queuing from 08:00. 

New charity shop being opened

Twenty items of clothing worn by Ed Sheeran were put up for sale - the latest in many giveaways from the Suffolk songwriter who is an ambassador for the hospices.

Ed Sheeran's items

The new shop is in the former Lloyds Bank premises on the High Street. 

Crash teens died of multiple injuries

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

Three teenagers who were killed after their vehicle left the road and crashed into trees all died of multiple injuries, an inquest opening has heard.

The three males died at the scene, after their black Ford KA crashed off the Tivetshall Road, near Pulham Market, shortly before midnight on 5 April.

An inquest into the deaths of Dominic O'Neill, 18, 17-year-old Kyle Warren and 16-year-old Billy Hines was opened and adjourned at Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich.

Police officers and vehicle, with "Police Accident" sign

Norfolk's senior coroner Jacqueline Lake recorded the medical cause of death as multiple injuries due to a road traffic collision in respect of all three.

No details were given as to who was driving the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

Dominic, who was unemployed, lived in Pulham Market. Farmhand Kyle lived in Harleston, and Billy, a student, lived in Wortham, Suffolk. 

Darts: Two tough tests for Wright

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Suffolk darts player Peter Wright will have his work cut out in the Premier League in Liverpool tonight.

Peter Wright
Getty Images

The 46-year-old from Mendham, who's currently second in the table, faces leader and world number one Michael van Gerwen in his opening match.

Later in the evening he'll return to the oche to play two times world champion Gary Anderson.

Guess where Ed Sheeran recorded his Galway Girl video?

The nation's favourite acoustic troubadour delighted fans on Ireland's west coast when he arrived to film the promo for his top three hit single.

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He wrote: "Thank you to Galway and all the wonderful people in it for helping us shoot a music video yesterday x"

The song is currently in contention with Harry Styles (and his own Shape of You) for this week's number one.

The locals in Galway were certainly making the most of having a celeb in their midst.

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We wonder if Ed's is their favourite musical Galway girl though?

Take it away Steve...

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Big rise in people trespassing on railway tracks

There's been an increase of 22% in the number of people trespassing on railway tracks around Ipswich, compared to a national increase of 11%, according to figures from Network Rail and British Transport police.

Trespassers on railway line
British Transport Police

There were about 130 incidents in 2016, with the number of young people being caught causing particular concern.

Boys aged 14 to 16 were stopped the most.

Poultry farmers 'to remain vigilant'

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

All poultry in England will be allowed outside from today, after being kept indoors since December to protect them from a strain of bird flu.

Mark Gorton is a free-range poultry farmer, from south Norfolk. He says bird flu is a constant threat to business and farmers have to remain vigilant at all times.

Hens inside a hen house

He adds that it's been a difficult time for those in the industry.  

The birds we have are meant to be free-range, they're bred to be free-range and that's what they want to do, so we've really had our work cut out over the winter months keeping birds active and the high levels of welfare that we aim for."

Mark GortonPoultry farmer

Spoof wolf posters spark public concern

Posters suggesting that wolves are being introduced at a Suffolk nature reserve have forced a wildlife trust to reassure the public.

Several flyers were put up at Knettishall Heath around 1 April, advising visitors to carry flare guns and not to enter the heath after dark.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust said it has received "a number of concerned messages", following the April Fool's prank.

Wolf warning poster
Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Sam Norris, Knettishall ranger, says they're working to restore it to the kind of landscape that Bronze Age dwellers would have recognised, but wolves would be a step too far. 

"I can categorically say that this definitely does not involve re-introducing wolves. 

"Just to be clear, there are no plans to introduce wolves anywhere in Suffolk," she said.

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Dozens of arrests during drugs operation

The first month of a special operation targeting drugs in Ipswich has seen about 40 arrests and 30 properties searched.

Drugs officers

One search yesterday led to the seizure of a large amount of class A drugs, something that Sgt Ali Livingstone, who leads the team on the ground, says is very satisfying: "It will have a high street value and that would have been going out onto the streets and would have been dealt this afternoon.

"A really successful warrant and hopefully that sends a message out that if people are intent on dealing those sort of drugs in Ipswich unfortunately we will probably come and target them at some point."

Operation Woven was set up in response to a recent spate of criminal and antisocial activity in the town.

Poultry restrictions relaxed

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

Restrictions on free range poultry farmers and egg producers are being relaxed today.

Flocks in "high risk" areas have had to be housed indoors since December to protect them against bird flu.

In February, 20,000 chickens were culled following an outbreak of the virus at Bridge Farm, in Redgrave, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.

Last month, a precautionary cull of 55,000 ducks took place at a neighbouring farm.

Free range chickens on grassland
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Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, says we cannot rule out the threat that this bird flu, or a different strain, will return in future years.   

We will maintain surveillance internationally, we'll maintain our surveillance domestically, to be as alert as we can... so that if we need to, we can take measures working with the farming sector again."

Nigel GibbensChief Veterinary Officer

Thursday's weather: Early sunshine before it clouds over

Sara Thornton

BBC Weather

There'll be some sunshine, but make the most of it, as cloud will increase as we go through the afternoon. 

The cool north westerly wind may bring a little drizzle much later on, but mostly we've got a dry day ahead of us.

Top temperature: 12C (54F).

Watch my full regional forecast here:

Good morning from Suffolk Live

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Thanks for joining us as we celebrate with the county's free range chickens, who are getting their first taste of freedom after being confined since the beginning of December over concerns about bird flu.

We'll also be telling you more about a B&B with a difference, but I'll warn you now, you're going to have to dig deep in your pockets if you want to stay there.

But we'll start with the weather prospects, for poultry and people alike, which Sara Thornton will bring us next.

Free range chickens

Severe accident: A14 Suffolk eastbound

BBC News Travel

A14 Suffolk eastbound severe accident, at J58 A12.

A14 Suffolk - A14 blocked and slow traffic eastbound at J58, A12 (Seven Hills), because of an accident involving a motorbike.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Our live coverage across the day

It's that time again for the Suffolk Live team to bid you adieu until 08:00 tomorrow.

Here's a quick re-cap of the stories we've been covering today but scroll down to read more:

  • More than £800,000 worth of health equipment is returned in amnesty
  • Corrie Mckeague's family say they're 'pushed closed to limits' as they await news 
  • Eleven people are arrested in drugs crackdown.

If any breaking news happens overnight, it will appear here.

Have a great evening.


Weather: Much colder overnight and sunny spells tomorrow

BBC Weather

This evening will be rather cloudy with the chance of a few spots of light rain. Skies will clear later, leaving low overnight temperatures of 3C - that's 37F.

Weather graphic

Tomorrow will start chilly but it will be mainly dry with sunny spells and the odd isolated shower. Highs of 12C, that's 54F.

BBC Weather has more local forecasts. 

Ipswich Town: McCarthy 'staying at Portman Road'

Cleah Hetherington

BBC Radio Suffolk

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy says he intends to see out his contract at Portman Road despite hostility from some supporters.  

Mick McCarthy

McCarthy has a year left to run on his contract but has endured a difficult few months with his team struggling to find consistent form.  

The Blues have yet to win back-to-back games in the Championship this season and some fans have been vocal in calling for change.  

Despite the pressure, the manager insists he won’t walk away at the end of the season.

"I enjoy my job and as for some of the stuff about 'Mick McCarthy you've ruined our club',  what the biggest load of cobblers that is I've ever heard in my life.  

"No, I saved the club from relegation and I've had three top 10 finishes and the one time I have a bad season then people have turned their backs on me which is a bit of a surprise and it's disappointing but hey ho," he said.

McCarthy confirmed midfielder Cole Skuse has recovered from the concussion he sustained away at Birmingham City and will be fit to travel to Burton Albion for the game on Good Friday.

Popular run 'helps boost fitness levels'

A popular running event which is under threat of stopping has helped boost fitness levels in part of Suffolk, according to its current organiser.

Great Run Local Needham Lake
Great Run Local Needham Lake

As we've been reporting, new organisers are needed for the Great Run Local Needham Lake for it to continue.

It is a free event which sees people of all ages run, jog or walk either a 2km (1.2 miles) or 5km (3.1 miles) course at Needham Market.

Up to 300 people take part every Sunday.   

Baz Goldstone and his wife Bridget have been organising the event since they set it up in November 2015.

"The whole essence of Sunday mornings is to try to make Suffolk a little bit fitter, a little bit more friendly than we already are and to have fun," said Mr Goldstone.

"About 30% who take part are under the age of 14, so it does a little bit for the obesity issue."

There will be a special Easter bonnet parade at the run this Sunday.

Labour wins seat after UKIP form error

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Labour has won a Haverhill Town Council seat by default after a UK Independence Party candidate's forms were incorrectly filled in.

Rodney Burton/Geograph

Liz Smith has taken a seat on the Suffolk council by-election which followed the resignation of Labour Party councillor Thomas Chivers.

A spokeswoman for Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury council said: "There was a single seat up for election with two people nominated. 

"The nomination papers for one of these was determined as invalid.

"The reason for this was that the information wasn’t completed as it should have been.

"The description on the nomination paper did not match the one on the certificate of nomination. As such we sought the advice from the Electoral Commission and followed the legislation."

UKIP has yet to comment.

First Essex Bus accepting train travellers on some routes

Zoe Applegate

BBC News

Chelmsford train station
Nigel Thompson/Geograph

We have been told that First Essex Bus will accept Greater Anglia tickets on some routes.

Those are the numbers 71, 72, 100 and 351.

Greater Anglia said they would be giving out as much information as possible to travellers affected by the disruption.

Follow them on Twitter @greateranglia

Full moon captured over Suffolk's skies

This month's full moon peaked last night. 

The April full moon is known as the "pink moon" and our BBC Weather Watcher countrymousie captured these stunning images.  

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