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  1. BreakingAlex Neil sacked by Norwich City

    The Canaries boss has been sacked after a poor run which has seen them drop out of promotion contention.

    Updates will appear here ...

  2. Our live coverage from across the day

    Kate Scotter

    BBC News

    Farewell from the BBC Essex Local Live team for this week. 

    We'll be back again on Monday with all your news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00.

    Before we go, here's a quick recap of some of the stories we've covered today:

    • A Leigh food blogger wins £24,000 in libel case against a Daily Mail columnist
    • Motorist's car was crushed in an "act of God", insurers say
    • Money kept from a WW2 air disaster fund is to be spent 77 years on

    Scroll down for more... and have a great weekend.

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Well, it's goodnight from the team at BBC Norfolk Local Live for this week. We hope you'll join us again on Monday at 08:00, for the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

    Before we go, here's a recap of some of the stories making the news in Norfolk today:

    • A family farm business was fined £50,000 after a 21-year-old died in a grain silo
    • The artistic director of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival is to step down
    • And a firm was ordered to pay £100,000 after a 16-year-old boy in its care drowned

    Scroll down for more... and have a great weekend.

  4. Our live coverage across the day

    Katy Prickett

    BBC News

    That's it for the BBC Suffolk Local Live for this week. We'll be back on Monday morning for 08:00 - join us then for the latest news, sport, weather and travel.

    Before we go, here's a selection of some of the stories making the news in our county: 

    • Norman Foster to design waterfront crossings project in Ipswich, while Lowestoft's third crossing moves a step closer
    • Good Samaritans in Newmarket intervene to prevent an attempted mugging of a 77-year-olld
    • Traffic lights will be installed at the  A11 Fiveways roundabout near Mildenhall

    Scroll down for more... and have a great weekend.

  5. Acid attack lifer in court bid to clear his name

    The man, jailed for life for arranging an acid attack on his ex-girlfriend in Lowestoft, has won the first stage of his legal attempt to clear his name.

    Adele Bellis

    Anthony Riley, 27, of Raglan Road in the town was convicted of planning the assault on Adele Bellis, 24, which  left her with life-changing burns on her face and head  in 2014.

    His co-defendant Jason Harrison, 29, of Princes Road, was jailed for four-and-a-half years for carrying out the actual attack at a bus stop on London Road South.

    Riley's lawyers have been at the Court of Appeal in London arguing that Harrison made a deal with prosecutors and was never cross-examined by them during the trial at Ipswich Crown Court in 2015.

    Judges agreed that Riley should have the chance to appeal against his conviction, but they said he faced an "uphill struggle" to convince them it should be overturned.

    Anthony Riley
  6. A120 campaign wins support from The U's

    A football club has given its backing a campaign to build a new A120 dual carriageway.

    The proposed options

    The  consultation  on the route options for the A120 between Braintree and the A12 closes on Tuesday.

    There are five proposed options.

    The campaign has won support from  Colchester United 's head coach John McGreal and current captain Chris Porter. 

    Matt Hudson, the club's media manager, said: "We were pleased to be able to back the campaign. 

    "The club has a great location adjacent to the A12, which has helped us build a strong business over the last nine years, and efforts to improve other parts of the road infrastructure can only be of benefit to the stadium, our business visitors and match-day supporters."

  7. Ladies take on league leaders

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Harleston Magpies put their unbeaten home record on the line in hockey's Conference East this weekend. 

    The south Norfolk women play league leaders Wimbledon at Weybread. They're fourth in the table with three matches left to play. 

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    "You always want to play the best teams and at home we are undefeated. They've shown they're not unbeatable." said Magpies coach Rob Sorrell.

  8. Sea defence work starts between Snettisham and Hunstanton

    Work begins today on sea defences between Snettisham and Hunstanton.

    It's annual work, but this year they're also dealing with the fall-out of Storm Doris which caused about £8,000 worth of damage.

    This is the first year the work is being funded locally instead of being paid for by the Environment Agency.

  9. Orwell crossing will be a 'globally recognised bridge of beauty'

    Ipswich MP Ben Gummer was on the panel which helped select Foster + Partners to design the £77m Upper Orwell Crossings Project bridge.

    He said: "This is one of the most important moments for Ipswich for many decades.

    "The fact that we will have what will be a globally recognised bridge of beauty will say something powerful about our town’s ambition and our place not just in our county, or our region, or our country, but in the world."

    Its aim is to improve east to west connections across the River Orwell in Ipswich, and ease congestion on the Star Lane/Key Street/College Street one-way gyratory system to the north of the waterfront.

    Artist's impression of Upper Orwell Crossings
  10. Norman Foster's company chosen to design new Ipswich bridge

    A competition run by the Royal Institute of British Architects and Suffolk County Council has selected Foster + Partners to design a new bridge for Ipswich.

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    Its aim is to improve east to west connections across the River Orwell and the Department of Transport has agreed to provide about £77m to help fund it. 

    Foster + Partners  was selected from a shortlist of five architectural practices.

    The company was founded by Lord Foster and has designed buildings all over the world - as well as the black glass-clad Willis Building in Ipswich town centre.

  11. Artist's impressions to complement video

    Here's a look at the artist's impressions of what the new crossing could look like across Lake Lothing:

    Artist's impression of third crossing in Lowestoft
    Artist's impression of third crossing in Lowestoft
    Artist's impression of third crossing in Lowestoft
    Artist's impression of third crossing in Lowestoft
    Artist's impression of third crossing in Lowestoft
  12. Video gives you an idea what crossing could look like

    Suffolk County Council has released a video showing "indicative alignment and design" of the long-awaited third crossing proposed for Lowestoft. 

    However, the council issues the caveat that plans still requires a lot of work to refine exactly where it will be and how the estimated £100m construction will look.

    Design advisors Design Council Cabe have been selected to help with the process.  

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    Video caption: Lowestoft third crossing: Fly past impression of new bridge
  13. Man in 80s dies in two-vehicle crash

    A man in his 80s has died after two cars crashed in Little Easton near Stansted Airport.

    The collision between a Ford Fiesta and a stationary Volkswagen Golf happened just before 10:50 on the B184, near Woodside Way. 

    Essex Police, ambulance crews and an air ambulance attended. 

    The driver of the Fiesta, from Thaxted, was treated by paramedics, but died at the scene.

    The road was closed while forensic examinations took place but it is due to re-open this afternoon. 

  14. Helpers sought to protect terns nesting on Norfolk beaches

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The RSPB is looking for people to help protect rare birds nesting on the coast. Little terns have for years colonised the beaches of Great Yarmouth, Winterton and Sea Palling.

    Norfolk beach

    But in recent years their numbers have declined even further, and the bird protection charity says, even though it's spent 30 years working on little tern habitats, it needs more help from the public.

    Daniel Hercock, from the RSPB, said: "We have a pretty good blueprint on how to protect them, but we need people on the ground to help protect them as the project goes forward.

    "The terns do nest on open beaches, and beaches are popular with people, so they are susceptible to disturbance.

    "They are also susceptible to predation from, for example, foxes."

  15. Rugby union: Bury looking to build on Exmouth success

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds will be trying to win consecutive matches for the first time since November when they go to Barnes in National League Two South tomorrow.

    Bury St Edmunds rugby team

    Last week's much-needed victory at Exmouth ended a run of six straight defeats and increased the Wolf Pack's cushion above the bottom two to seven points.

    Struggling Barnes are currently third from bottom, having lost their last six in a row.

  16. Mother pays tribute to son who died in Fincham grain silo accident

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The mother of a 21-year-old student who died after sinking into a grain silo on his father's farm and suffocating has paid paid tribute to a song who was "larger than life, fun loving".

    Arthur Mason was working for his father Hugh Mason, at the family firm Maurice Mason in Fincham, near Downham Market, in July 2014  

    Hall Farm, Fincham Norfolk

    The firm was fined £50,000 today after admitting breaches of health and safety law.

    Arthur Mason's mother Kay Mason Billig said his son's "death has affected so many people, his family, his friends and his colleagues".

    "Farming accidents and accidents of this type involving enclosed spaces are alarmingly common," she said.

    "I urge farmers to take note of this verdict today and look hard at their safety procedures.

    "No one should have to lose their life in such a preventable accident."

  17. Leiston prepare to face Ryman League leaders

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    The biggest game in the Ryman Premier Division tomorrow is sixth-placed  Leiston  (pictured) at home to table-toppers Bognor Regis Town.

    Leiston squad

    Glenn Driver's side will be buoyed by Tuesday's much-needed victory over Tonbridge Angels which ended a run of five successive defeats.

    Relegation-threatened AFC Sudbury head to high-flying Havant & Waterlooville, Needham Market entertain Enfield Town and Lowestoft Town face Kingstonian.

    Bury Town host Tilbury in the Ryman Division North.

  18. Bridges 'not fit' for heaviest lorries

    Essex County Council has 160 bridges which are not suitable for heavy vehicles, a study has found.

    Bridge at Walton on the Naze

    The RAC Foundation discovered 2,512 council-maintained bridges in the UK  are not suitable for 44 tonne vehicles .

    Essex has the third highest number  of sub-standard bridges behind Devon County Council (249) and Somerset (210).

    Councils currently have plans to repair just 416 of them nationally, blaming a shortage of funds and a lack of skills. 

    RAC Foundation director, Steve Gooding, said: "In the face of growing traffic volumes and ageing infrastructure the danger is that without an adequate long-term funding settlement we will see more rather than fewer bridges with weight restrictions, with the backlog bill getting bigger all the time."  

    Our picture shows the bridge over the railway between Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze.

  19. One from the archives: Church trial of Stiffkey rector Harold Davidson

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Some 85 years ago this month "prostitutes' padre" Harold Davidson (1875-1937), Rector of Stiffkey in Norfolk, with his daughter Patricia, were photographed after a church disciplinary trial at Church House, Westminster, London.

    
          Harold Davidson (1875-1937), Rector of Stiffkey in Norfolk, with his daughter Patricia

    Davidson was charged with immoral conduct in connection with his work with prostitutes and the case resulted in Davidson being defrocked later that year.   

    But in  2004 BBC Inside Out  presented evidence that cast doubt on his conviction, including letters between Davidson and the star prosecution witness Gwendoline Harris (known as Barbara Harris), pictured arriving at Church House, which suggest the relationship was not improper.

    Gwendoline Harris (known as Barbara Harris
  20. Blogger's joy at libel case win

    A blogger has taken to social media to express her joy at winning a long-fought libel case.

    Jack Monroe, from Leigh-on-Sea, has  won £24,000 in damages against Daily Mail columnist Katie Hopkins  after a row on Twitter. 

    Jack Monroe

    After the High Court ruling, Ms Monroe said on Twitter: "It's taken 21 months but today the High Court ruled that Hopkins statements to/about me were defamatory.

    "I sued her for libel, and I won."

    The case arose after Twitter users highlighted the daubing of a London memorial to the women of World War Two with profanities directed at the Conservative Party during an anti-austerity demonstration.  

    Ms Monroe said two tweets posted by Hopkins "defamed" her.

    Jonathan Price, for Hopkins, said Ms Monroe's Twitter handle had been used "mistakenly". 

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