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  1. Ipswich Town: Huws keen on Blues move

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy's revealed Emyr Huws (pictured right) is interested in turning his loan deal into a permanent one at Portman Road.

    Cameron Jerome and Emyr Huws

    The Cardiff City midfielder scored his second Blues goal in Saturday's 1-1 draw against Brentford .

    "I don't think Emyr fits, in terms of Neil [Warnock, Cardiff manager]," said McCarthy. 

    "I've asked him and he said he'd be delighted to join us, so that's for another day.

    "We can't do anything about it now anyway, but at least for my planning I'd like to know if he's enjoying it... would he like to join if they want to release him?

    "But he's enjoying himself and says he'd love to come."

  2. Ryman League: Needham come back to edge seven-goal thriller

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Saturday's match of the day in the Ryman Premier Division came at Tonbridge, where Needham Market came from 3-1 down to win 4-3, and move up to third place in the table.

    Ryman League football

    Leiston's miserable run continued as they suffered a fifth straight defeat, losing 2-1 at Hendon.

    Lowestoft Town and AFC Sudbury both enjoyed 3-1 wins against Burgess Hill and Folkestone respectively. 

    In the Ryman North Division, Bury Town lost 3-0 at Haringey Borough.

  3. Rugby union: Bury stop the rot

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds secured a much-needed 33-28 win at home to Exmouth on Saturday.

    Sam Sterling

    It was the Wolf Pack's first victory in seven matches and only their second since November.

    The result leaves them 11th in National League Two South , ahead of this weekend's trip to fellow strugglers Barnes.

  4. McCarthy disappointed by 'worst performance for six games'

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy was as honest as ever with his post-match assessment of Saturday's 1-1 draw against Brentford at Portman Road.

    Mick McCarthy

    "Not good," McCarthy told me. 

    "We haven't played well today, we weren't particularly good with the ball.

    "That's probably the worst we've been for the last six games which is a shame that's happened when we're at home, our fans would like to see us play better. 

    "If there's one positive to come out of it, it's that we didn't lose."

  5. Ipswich Town: Benyu staying with Aldershot

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town's Kundai Benyu is extending his loan spell in Hampshire, which began in December.

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  6. Darts: Wright secures first major title

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Suffolk darts player Peter Wright is the 2017 UK Open champion.

    Peter Wright

    The 46-year-old from Mendham, who's been runner-up the last two years, beat Welshman Gerwyn Price 11-6 in yesterday's final in Minehead.

    "Obviously I feel great to win my first one," said Wright. 

    "I don't want to put a downer on it, but we had no Michael (van Gerwen) or Phil (Taylor) here, but I still had the pressure of being favourite."

  7. That's a wrap from Norfolk Live

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    That's all from the Norfolk Live team for the day and for the week, we've hope you've enjoyed our coverage.

    Here's a recap of some of the stories we've brought you today:

    Whatever you're doing, we hope you have a good weekend. 

    We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

  8. Our live updates throughout the day

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    That's it for another week of live updates from across the county.

    Whatever plans you have for the weekend, we hope you have a good one, and if you support a sporting team, that they're successful.

    Scroll down and find out what's been happening during the day, and put a note in your diaries to join us from 08:00 on Monday.

    It wouldn't be the same without you.

  9. Our live coverage across the day

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    BBC Local Live: Essex is signing off for the week, but you can carry on monitoring this page for football reports and other breaking news across the weekend.

    Here are the headlines across the county on Friday:

    Have a great weekend and we'll see you again with regular updates from 08:00 on Monday.

  10. Weather: Rain later, but feeling mild

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    A mainly dry evening, but rain will spread across the whole of the BBC East region later.

    It'll turn misty, but feel mild with temperatures falling to 7C (44F).

    WEeather graphic for 15:00 Saturday

    A grey and misty start to the weekend, with outbreaks of rain.

    It will become drier and brighter by Saturday afternoon, with sunny spells by the end of the day.

    Feeling mild, with temperatures reaching 11C (52F).

    Visit BBC Weather for more details where you are.

  11. Latest on Ipswich rape investigation: Victim's 'exceptional braveness'

    Police say the woman who was raped in Ipswich in the early hours of Saturday morning is making a good recovery: "She has shown exceptional braveness... she's worked brilliantly with our officers to provide us with the evidence we need."

    Rope Walk scene of rape

    Det Supt Eamonn Bridger said they have increased patrols in the area, and have visited excess of 200 residential and business premises speaking to potential witnesses.

    He urged people to look at the CCTV footage  of two men in the town centre saying: "It's absolutely imperative and urgent that we locate them and speak to them [the two men] very soon."

    Appealing for any images or video that people may have taken last Friday night into Saturday morning, he added: "We would like to hear from anyone who may have suitable material that we could use in our inquiry and that may capture these guys."

    CCTV images of men sought in connection with rape
  12. Drug addict arsonist's actions 'disgusting and unforgiveable'

    Lisa Connelly, 42, also of Rochdale Way, Colchester, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter and eight years for arson, to run concurrently.

    Lisa Connelly

    Det Ch Insp Steve Jennings said: "Fred Payne was an elderly, vulnerable man with no traceable relatives.

    "Lisa Connelly exploited of him, inserting herself in his life, taking over his house, and stealing money on a daily basis to feed her drug addiction.

    "She left Mr Payne unwell and took no action which may have saved his life. If it were not for her actions and her negligence Mr Payne would still be alive.

    "Lisa Connelly’s actions were disgusting and unforgiveable. 

    "While today’s sentence will give her ample opportunity to reflect on what she has done, it will not bring Fred back.”   

  13. Clive Lewis: Leadership reports "utter rubbish"

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    The Labour MP for Norwich South says reports that he's plotting to stand against Jeremy Corbyn in a leadership battle are "complete rubbish". 

    Clive Lewis, Norwich South MP

    In his first broadcast interview since resigning from the shadow cabinet he's told the BBC Sunday Politics East show: "I'm not ready and to be frank I don't want to do it.

    "It's very flattering to come into politics and be told by people that you should become leader but I'm not ready .....and I don't want to do it because Jeremy Corbyn was elected twice to become our leader and he's the person who leads our party."

    Mr Lewis said he would never rule out standing for leader at some stage in the future. 

    He said "there is a lot of mischief going on at the moment".

    You can see his interview on the  Sunday Politics East at 11:00 on Sunday on BBC1 .

  14. Lifetime ban on owning animals after ponies were kept in the dark

    A man has been banned from keeping animals for life after admitting neglecting a mare and foal and keeping them in the dark for more than 18 months.

    A dog walker, who'd accidentally strayed from a footpath, discovered the two ponies in an isolated barn in the middle of a 20-acre field.

    Until its rescue, the foal had spent his entire life inside and had never been out in the sun.

          Charlie, a black foal, with mare Bella in the background - both standing inside a barn

    The animal welfare charity said the two ponies were in a very poor condition, emaciated, with overgrown feet and covered in lice. The mare, Bella, was terrified of people.

    Frederick Charles Stannard, 64, of the High Street, Methwold near Thetford appeared at Norwich Magistrates' Court on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to four offences.

    He was given a lifetime ban on owning all animals, and a 12-week prison sentence for each offence, suspended for two years. He was also ordered to pay £150 costs and a £115 victim surcharge. 

    Bella, and her foal Charlie, have been rehabilitated at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, which will now be their permanent home.

  15. Crack-addict arsonist jailed after 78-year-old Good Samaritan dies in house fire

    A drug addict has been jailed for 12 years after she admitted the manslaughter of an elderly man who had taken her into his home in Colchester.

    Fred Payne, 78, died after a fire at his home on Rochdale Way on 4 September.

    Rochdale Way

    Lisa Connelly, 42, who lived there, claimed at first to be his granddaughter, but the subsequent police investigation revealed this to be a lie.

    Chelmsford Crown Court heard prosecutors say Mr Payne, who was in ill health, took her in and gave her a home.

    She took money from him to fund her crack cocaine habit, which she had had since she was 30 years old.

    She was charged with murder and arson with intent to endanger life, but admitted the lesser charge of manslaughter today and was jailed this afternoon.

  16. Final fund-raising gig for Superglu's trip to the US

    The second fundraising gig to help SuperGlu , who are based in Ipswich and Manningtree, get to the SXSW Festival in the USA, is taking place at The Swan in Ipswich tonight.


    The first gig, at the Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds last weekend, brought in £925 and should have been followed by a gig in Hackney last night, but the venue closed.

    Drummer Ben Ward said: "We have been absolutely blown away by the generosity of the Bury St Edmunds music scene.

    "We have always enjoyed an incredible reception from fans at shows there, but this was something else. 

    "The money raised has helped so much, we can never thank everyone enough." 

    Travel costs for the band, which has been picked to play three showcase gigs at the Texas festival, are in the region of £2,000.  

  17. 'Destination' pub in Lowestoft gets the thumbs up from Camra

    Guy Campbell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Let's return to the Lowestoft hostelry that's narrowly missed out in a national competition to find the best pub in the country.

    Stanford Arms

    The Stanford Arms  on Stanford Street was one of three runners-up in the Pub of the Year contest run by the Campaign for Real Ale.

    Samantha Burd, who runs it with her husband David, said: "We were just very very pleased to be a little pub in Lowestoft and come as far as we've got."

    David added: "We regard this as a destination pub as you would a countryside pub, where people make a special effort to go to."

  18. Police officer disciplined for insulting special need students

    A Norfolk police officer who verbally insulted students during a visit to a special needs school is to receive management action following an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

    The matter was referred to the IPCC following a complaint by a parent to Norfolk Constabulary about the incident, which occured on 3 December 2015.

    Investigators found the officer had made offensive comments about one student's appearance, and abused another for wearing braces and having curly hair.

    The investigation concluded the language used was not discriminatory, and that during a subsequent arrest the officer's conduct was appropriate to the situation.

    A second officer who was present during the school visit had no case to answer.

    Associate commissioner Tom Milsom said the officer's language "fell well short" of that expected from the police, "who are trained to deal with confrontational situations".