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Summary

  1. Suffolk election results latest
  2. Question mark over future of Ipswich wet dock crossing
  3. Sandy Martin wins Ipswich seat for Labour
  4. Matthew Hancock retains West Suffolk for Conservatives
  5. Waveney and Bury St Edmunds stay blue
  6. Conservatives hold Central Suffolk & North Ipswich, Suffolk Coastal and South Suffolk

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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Severe accident: A143 Norfolk both ways

BBC News Travel

A143 Norfolk both ways severe accident, between Old Harleston Road and Hall Road.

A143 Norfolk - A143 in Earsham closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Old Harleston Road junction and the Hall Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Ed Sheeran appeal leads to donor match for eight-year-old girl
A stem cell donor is found for an eight-year-old girl after Ed Sheeran encouraged fans to help.

Sheeran appeal helps find donor for eight-year-old girl

There is good news for an eight-year-old girl from Bury St Edmunds who has a form of blood cancer.

Ed Sheeran backed the campaign to find a stem cell donor for Jasmi Lindberg Cooke - and now one has been found.

Lisa Nugent, from the blood cancer charity DKMS, says thousands of people signed up to the donor register in support of Jasmi. Listen to her speaking on the subject here:

Ed Sheeran appeal leads to donor match for eight-year-old girl

The transplant operation has yet to take place.

Jasmi's mother Rena Cooke said: "Jasmi has been through so much but still manages to keep smiling and keep us all laughing.

"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who has taken the time to support the #JoinForJasmi campaign and register as a potential blood stem cell donor.

"We're over the moon that a donor has been found, but know that we still have a long and tough road ahead of us over the next few months."

Escaped owl recaptured after two weeks away.
A missing owl that escaped after her aviary door was left open has been recaptured.

Charges follow East Anglian derby

Earlier, Suffolk Police said there had been a "small amount" of disorder at yesterday's Ipswich v Norwich derby...

Two men have now been charged with offences...

A 28-year-old man from Biggleswade is accused of using threatening behaviour, and a 22 year-old man from Chelmsford has been charged with using threatening behaviour to provoke unlawful violence and possession of cannabis.

Three men have been cautioned - an 18-year-old on suspicion of possessing a flare, and an 18-year-old and a 21-year-old arrested on suspicion of using threatening behaviour.

A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of affray has been released under investigation.

Two people were issued with fixed penalty notices.

Gas mains replacement may cause delays for drivers

Work has begun on replacing ageing gas mains under Bridge Road in Oulton Broad, the National Grid has told us.

A southbound lane closure of Bridge Road will be implemented from the Normanston Drive roundabout to the junction with Harbour Road.

Vince Doggett, spokesman for Cadent Gas, which is carrying out the work, said: "We’re replacing gas mains that have been in service for many years and which were laid at a time when there was much less traffic on the roads.

"We've carefully designed the project to ensure it has as little impact as possible on the area."

The project is scheduled to last for approximately three weeks.

Delayed reopening for Bury St Edmunds pub damaged by fire

A Bury St Edmunds pub which was badly damaged following a fire in an adjoining business on 29 September, says it won't be able to reopen until the New Year.

The owners of the One Bull say had more than 900 bookings for Christmas dinners in December, which they are going to provide at other pubs, or offer refunds.

Fire at Cycle King, Mustow Street, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service

Writing on their website, David and Roxane Marjoram, said: "Based on initial advice, we were hopeful that we would be able to re-open the pub again in mid-November.

"Following further tests to the building on Friday, we have now been advised by the various experts involved that this won’t be possible until the New Year due to the amount of water damage that resulted from saving the building from the fire at Cycle King a few weeks ago.

"Unfortunately old, wet buildings take a long time to dry out and the damage to the Cycle King roof has increased the original time estimate for this process so work to reinstate the interior of the pub as it was can’t begin yet.

"This is not the outcome we were hoping for, but we wanted to let you know as soon as possible."

Two men arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the Cycle King fire were released under investigation.

Fire damage in flat over pub
BBC

Listen to David Marjoram:

The One Bull in Bury St Edmunds to remain shut after fire

Severe accident: A1095 Suffolk both ways

BBC News Travel

A1095 Suffolk both ways severe accident, around Quay Lane.

A1095 Suffolk - A1095 Halesworth Road in Reydon blocked and queuing traffic in both directions around the Quay Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

New lease of life for old cinema

Andrew Turner

BBC Radio Norfolk

More than 50 years after a film was last shown on its screen, the Palace Cinema in Gorleston is reopening.

It follows months of refurbishment to return the building to its former glory.

Gorleston Palace
BBC

The Palace Cinema is open this week for a preview, ahead of a grand opening at the beginning of November.

Luke Hockley-Hills, who also runs the Palace Cinema in Felixstowe, said a lot of effort has gone into the project: "Initially it was a bingo hall so the refurb has been quite intense and all the workers put in a lot of time and effort.

"It's going to be shaping up to be a lovely cinema.

"As is the case with our Felixstowe cinema, it still looks and feels like a nice old cinema with the up-to-date technology to bring you the films in the best sound environment, best picture quality that can be imagined."

Officers remain at scene of Ipswich stabbing

Two people have sustained stab wounds at an address on Waterford Road in Ipswich, police say.

Neither victim is believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries, though one is described as being in a "serious, but stable condition".

Police officers remain at the scene and an investigation is being carried out.

BreakingDouble stabbing in Ipswich

We're getting reports that two people have been stabbed at Waterford Road in Ipswich - we'll bring you further details as we get them.

Gary Barlow responds to issues over getting tickets for Forest Live

Nice to see a response from Gary Barlow to our report on problems so many people had accessing tickets to see him in Thetford Forest in the summer:

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Festival of Sport for young and not-so-young

A week-long Festival of Sport is taking place in Bury St Edmunds offering taster sessions for youngsters who are off school, as well as events such as Walking Netball for the over-50s.

Hardwick Heath
BBC

The festival, which runs until Sunday, 29 October, has activities in the open spaces and sports venues around Bury St Edmunds including Nowton Park, Hardwick Heath (pictured) Victory Sports Ground and Skyliner Sports Centre on Moreton Hall.

It coincides with the first ever St Eds' Running Festival which includes a marathon and half marathon.

'Embarrassed' Leiston boss apologises to fans

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Leiston manager Glenn Driver hasn't pulled any punches in his reaction to Saturday's 5-1 home defeat to Folkestone Invicta in the Bostik Premier Division.

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It's the Victory Road club's second successive loss, and it sees them drop to fourth in the table ahead of tomorrow's trip to Enfield.

Sudbury RUFC secure a home win in front of a large crowd

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SUDBURY 22 NORWICH 15

Sudbury secured a home win in front of a large crowd on Saturday but missed out on vital bonus points, leaving them one point behind Norwich in the league, instead of one point ahead.

Rugby union: Bury bounce back

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Bury St Edmunds put their recent defeats to Redruth and Taunton behind them with a rousing 37-30 victory over Worthing Raiders at The Haberden on Saturday.

Bury St Edmunds v Worthing Raiders
Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club

The Wolfpack were 15-3 down at one stage, but an impressive second half display saw them secure the five points.

The win leaves Bury seventh in National League Two South, ahead of next weekend's trip to Canterbury.

Hoofing it for the Ipswich-Norwich derby

Ed Sheeran wins Teen Award, while Towie star takes a tumble

Ed Sheeran has won Best British Solo Artist at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards, but he wasn't there in person to collect it.

One of the big stories of the night was when one the The Only Way Is Essex stars fell through the stage.

Gemma Collins was making the announcement for the Best TV award when she slipped and disappeared through a trap door.

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She's OK though - and compared her "Bridget Jones" moment to Madonna's fall at The Brits awards in 2015.

Hadleigh Ram thrilled after receiving top restaurant industry award

Suffolk Free Press

A Suffolk-based restaurant has expressed its delight at receiving a top industry accolade from the Michelin Guide.

Hadleigh Ram
Suffolk Free Press

Peterborough Panthers boss admits to missed opportunity

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

Peterborough Panthers had to settle for a 47-43 victory over Ipswich Witches in the first leg of speedway's Championship Knockout Cup Final.

At one point the Suffolk side were 14 points down and Peterborough team boss Carl Johnson (pictured) admitted his side were left kicking themselves.

He said: "We had the opportunity to build a commanding lead, but we didn't take it.

"If we don't manage to win the trophy, it will be the last few heats tonight that cost us.

"We have to give credit to Ipswich for the way they came back at us after losing Rory, but our boys all know we should have done better.

"They've given themselves a tough job to do in the second leg, but it's not until it's over. Anything can happen on the night in 15 heats of speedway."

The return meeting is at Ipswich's Foxhall Stadium on Thursday, 26 October.

Carl Johnson.
Peterborough Panthers

Witnesses sought after car crash at Great Blakenham house

A woman in her 30s was taken to Addenbrooke's on Saturday night with a life-threatening head injury, after the car she was driving crashed into a house in Great Blakenham, say police.

Damage at Gt Blakenham property
BBC

It's thought the vehicle, described only as a small green car, was travelling from Needham Market towards Great Blakenham when the incident happened at about 21:15.

The B1113 Stowmarket Road was closed for several hours while an investigation was carried out.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or seen the vehicle beforehand.

Side view of property
BBC

Speedway: Mildenhall have a mountain to climb in KO Cup Final

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Mildenhall Fen Tigers are in trouble after the first leg of the National League Knockout Cup Final.

Drew Kemp
BBC

They'll have to claw back a 28-point deficit, against Eastbourne Eagles, after yesterday's 59-31 defeat on the south coast.

15-year-old Drew Kemp (pictured) was the Suffolk side's top scorer with paid-12.

The return meeting is at West Row on Sunday 29 October.

Maddison hits derby winner

Jay Lawrence

BBC Radio Norfolk

The bragging rights are staying in Norwich... extending City's record for "East Anglian derby matches unbeaten".

City returned from Ipswich Town with a 1-0 win yesterday. In-form midfielder James Maddison struck the sole goal in the second half.

That means City haven't lost to the Tractor Boys since 2009, and stretched their unbeaten run in the Championship to eight games.

James Maddson
Getty Images

Maddison says scoring was a unique experience.

"That’s the first derby I’ve played in and what a derby it is," he said.

"To get the winning goal is such a special feeling and one I won’t forget.

"The fans turned out in their numbers today and honestly it gives you that extra 1 or 2%. Even if it’s at the end, if you hear them roaring you on you get that extra spurt from somewhere. They were special today.”

Norwich go to Arsenal tomorrow night in the League Cup.

Landfill site search resumes for missing Corrie Mckeague

The search of a landfill site at Milton in Cambridgeshire, for missing RAF serviceman Corrie Mckeague, is due to resume this morning.

Milton landfill site
BBC

The airman, who is based at RAF Honington, was 23 when he went missing in September 2016 after a night out in Bury St Edmunds.

Police believe the most likely scenario is that Corrie climbed into a waste bin behind shops in Bury, which was then emptied and taken away by dustcart.

An initial 20-week search of the site in Milton ended in July, with no discovery of his body.

But detectives re-checked data and concluded it was still the location where there was the highest likelihood of finding Corrie.

However, police say the nature of waste disposal and its movement is not a precise science, hence the requirement to extend the search.

The new excavation will focus on an area called Cell 22 - next to the site of the original search - and is likely to take around four to six weeks.

This latest search, of an area next to the original site, is expected to last six weeks.

Corrie Mckeague
Contributed

Rail: Replacement bus service for coastal routes

Greater Anglia is warning passengers of full line closures between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, and Norwich and Lowestoft after the morning peak.

Engineering work on the rail line near Great Yarmouth
BBC

A major engineering project is under way to upgrade the signalling system.

Buses will replace trains between 10:30 and 15:50 from Monday to Friday.

Engineers working on the track near Great Yarmouth
BBC

Ipswich Town: McCarthy concerned by current run

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

It's now seven defeats in their last nine matches for Ipswich Town after yesterday's 1-0 East Anglian derby loss to Norwich City at Portman Road.

Mick McCarthy
Getty Images

It's a spell that's seen the Blues slip from the upper echelons of the Championship table to eleventh place.

"Of course it's concerning, I'm not in this game to be getting beat," Blues boss Mick McCarthy admitted.

"It's worrying as well and we've got to get back to winning ways, however that might be, whether it's a scruffy clean sheet, that's what we have to do."

Speedway: Witches down but not out in KO Cup Final

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Witches have a great chance of ending their season with some silverware after a narrow 47-43 defeat at Peterborough Panthers in the first leg of the Championship Knockout Cup Final.

Ritchie Hawkins
Stephen Waller

At one point the Suffolk side were 14 points down, and team manager Ritchie Hawkins has praised the way his side got back into the tie.

"To get it down to four points is an amazing effort, but there is still a job to do on Thursday. It is certainly not won, we cannot relax," he told the club website.

"I know their heads won’t go down. I have been telling them if they keep fighting they will get their rewards and that is what they have done."

The return meeting is at Foxhall Stadium on 26 October.

'Small amount' of disorder following local derby

Eight people were arrested, following Sunday's East Anglian derby at Portman Road.

Norwich City players celebrate after victory over Ipswich Town
Getty

Police say "a small amount of low level disorder" happened as fans left the ground.

Six of those arrested were taken into custody, where they were questioned for disorder-related offences.

Match commander Ch Supt Simon Parkes has thanked all police units & the vast majority of well behaved supporters.

Ipswich Town are now without a win in nine matches against Norwich City, after the Canaries' 1-0 victory.

Ipswich Town's winless run against Norwich stretches to nine games

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

It was a miserable East Anglian derby for Ipswich Town fans yet again yesterday as James Maddison's goal gave Norwich City a 1-0 win at Portman Road.

Mick McCarthy and Daniel Farke
Getty Images

The victory sees Ipswich drop to eleventh in the Championship table, while Norwich are now sixth.

"There was little in it, I thought we were the better team in the first half, with the better chances, but didn't take them," said Blues boss Mick McCarthy.

"They opened us up once in the second half, with a bit of quality, and that enabled them to sit in and be very organised and compact."

"It hurts me every time we get beat, but I understand that supporters who've supported the club for years and kids who come, and have got to go to school, it cuts deep with them because we've lost to their local rivals.

"I would love to have given our fans something to cheer about, I tried my best, the players tried their best, but unfortunately it wasn't the case."

Ipswich Town last beat Norwich City in April 2009.

Man killed in A14 crash named by police

A 67-year-old man who died following a road collision on the A14 at Nacton, near Ipswich, has been formally named by police.

Michael "Mick" Rayner of Ford End, Essex, died at the scene of the crash, which happened shortly before 07:00 on Friday.

Mick Rayner
Family photo

In a statement issued by Suffolk Police, his family said: "Mick Rayner was, and shall always remain, such a much-loved member of the family; a devoted husband, father and grandfather to a family that adored him.

"Mick had a love of travel, a real fondness of Cornwall where many family holidays will now hold such treasured memories.

"Mick was a hard-working man who loved his family and enjoyed time spent working on his garden.

"Mick will be sadly missed by all who knew him and worked with him in Suffolk and Essex.

"The family would like to thank the emergency services and especially the family liaison officer."

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Adam Whitty

BBC Kick-Off Reporter

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Promoters apologise for problems accessing Gary Barlow tickets

"Unprecedented" demand for tickets to see Gary Barlow in his Forest Live gig at Thetford Forest next year is being blamed for big problems being reported on social media.

Here are some of the comments on the BBC Suffolk Facebook page:

  • Helen Robinson writes: "I was in the queue at 10am...number 950....i waited an hour and 38 minutes and was directed to the website only to be told due to high usage i could'nt acess the site"
  • Ronan Devlin said: "Website crippled. Unable to sign in or re register. Phone either engaged or hangs up after option 1"
  • Jacqueline Taylor posts: "No access to website, as too many people trying to access it. Telephone calls get through and get told no one to answer call. So frustrated"

In a statement, the Forestry Commission has said: "Tickets went on sale this morning for Forest Live dates next Summer by Gary Barlow and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott.

"Unfortunately due to a technical issue with an external ticketing software platform the system stalled.

"Additionally due to an unprecedented demand for tickets phone lines were also down for a while.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

Gary Barlow
Reuters

Rugby player's funeral takes place

Kevin Burch

BBC Look East

The funeral of Thurston rugby player Josh Gilbert has been held in Walsham-le-Willows:

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