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  1. Our live coverage today

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Our live coverage has now come to an end for the day - and for the week.

    Here's a quick recap of some of the stories we've brought you today which you can scroll down for:

    • Murderer given 28-year jail term
    • Norfolk hospital hit by cyber attack
    • More than 1,600 drivers caught speeding

    Have a good weekend, we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

  2. Our live coverage across the day - and the week

    That's it for another week from the Suffolk Live team.

    It's been a day of light and shade - we began the day with the 11th anniversary of the disappearance of Hollesley teenager Luke Durbin, reported the rescue of a bird of prey from netting on a building in Ipswich, and shared a photograph of the woman expecting Corrie Mckeague's baby.

    The day has ended with GP surgeries having to shut down their computers because of a cyber-attack affecting the NHS, and major delays for rail travellers between Ipswich and Norwich.

    Scroll down to read more on these and other stories.

    Whatever your plans are for the weekend, we hope you have a relaxing time.

    See you on Monday from 08:00, when we should have pictures of the Arthur Ransome Pin Mill Jamboree which takes place on Saturday afternoon at Chelmondiston on the south bank of the River Orwell.

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for another week from the BBC Local Live: Essex team.

    Scroll down for today's news, highlights of which include:

    • Pedestrian in his 70s killed after a car leaves the road in St Osyth
    • Man appears in court to plead not guilty to murdering a Bulgarian teenager in Rettendon
    • Cyber attacks affect Essex hospitals

    Our regular updates resume on Monday at 08:00. Have a great weekend.

  4. Man dies in car crash on Canvey

    Essex Police say a 69-year old man has died after his car crashed into a wooden fence on Canvey Island.

    His orange Daewoo Matiz went off Central Wall Road at about 14:30 on Thursday.

    The man was taken to Basildon Hospital, but couldn't be saved.

    Police said no other vehicles were involved, but they're appealing for witnesses on 01245 240590.

  5. Bird of prey free again...

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    The bird of prey, which got caught up in netting (twice) in Ipswich town centre was freed again...

    Fire crews were called to the Lloyds Bank building on the Cornhill and first released it at about 13:00.

    It flew around a bit, but then managed to get snared up in the anti-pigeon netting soon after.

    Stall-holders told me the bird was last spotted on the roof of the building... but I couldn't see it from ground level.

    Cornhill, Ipswich with market in the foreground

    The bird had bells on it, so we believe it has a keeper who is hired to scare other birds away from property.

    We'd love to talk to you, so please use the "Get involved" button at the top of this page to get in touch with us....

  6. General election 2017 nomination papers in

    With all the general election 2017 candidates' nominations papers in, we've collected together links to where you can find full information from the returning officers in the 18 Essex constituencies:

    The election takes place on Thursday, 8 June.

  7. From the archives: Children watch the races for free

    Back on 13 May 1955, this group of children were snapped watching the horse racing through a fence at Newmarket:

    Children watch horseracing through gaps in the fence
  8. Plea for foodbank donations

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A foodbank says it's in need of more supplies and is too dependent on the same people making donations.

    Demand for parcels from the Great Yarmouth Foodbank has soared - in April it gave out more than 1,700 packs, compared to 800 in January.

    The Salvation Army Citadel is one of the groups involved in the town's foodbank, and its community manager Alan Smith tells me they've had so many people coming in for parcels, that supplies have run very low.

    "There's a whole range of stuff we're after - anything in tins - meat and vegetables, packets of food, baked beans... stuff that can be stored for a long time."

    Alan Smith, standing at the open boot of a car, with boxes of milk cartons and a shopping bag

    They get some of their supplies from local supermarkets, and Alan says they also rely on the generosity of the community.  

    Quote Message: People think about giving food at harvest festival time and Christmas time, but there's a long time between Christmas and summer time... we're always grateful for food to come in." from Alan Smith Salvation Army
    Alan SmithSalvation Army
  9. Overnight weather: Largely dry and frost-free

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Most of this afternoon's showers should quickly move away to leave a largely dry and frost-free night with clear spells across the BBC East region.

    Temperatures in some spots will remain in double figures.

    Overnight weather map

    It’s spells of sunshine and scattered showers for Saturday, and while we can’t rule out an odd heavy downpour, there will be some places that stay dry throughout the day. 

    The winds will be a light to moderate south to south-westerly with temperatures possibly reaching 20C (68F).

  10. Bikers invited to take part in funeral

    An appeal is being made for bikers to take part in a funeral escort for an Ipswich man who died in a motorbike crash last month. 

    Rob Stewart, 26, from Maudslay Road in the Whitehouse area, died on 29 April after being involved in a collision on Henley Road in Akenham. 

    His partner Julia Day, who made the appeal, is expecting their daughter at the end of July and Rob was stepfather to her two other children.

  11. Murder victim's family 'forever... broken'

    The brother of Brian Heed, found murdered at his Dereham home earlier this year, says the family's life has been "sadly changed forever".

    In a personal victim statement, Leslie Heed said: "The day will never leave me and will haunt me always. 

    "This barbaric act is indescribable and inexcusable. To die for so little gain just doesn't make sense to any of us. Our family is now forever... broken."

    Mr Heed was found in the hallway of his Boyd Avenue home on Sunday, 5 February. A post mortem examination showed that the 69-year-old had been subjected to a significant sustained knife attack.

    At Norwich Crown Court today, Richard Alan Beane (pictured), 49, of Brunswick Close in Dereham, was jailed for 28 years.

    Police custody image of Richard Beane

    Some of the dead man's personal belongings were found dumped in the countryside.

  12. GP practices told to shut down computer systems

    GP practices across Suffolk have been told to shut down their computer systems as a precaution, following what's thought to be a cyber-attack affecting NHS services across England.

    The advice has come from the clinical commissioning groups in both east and west Suffolk, a spokesman said.

    We've checked with both Ipswich Hospital and the West Suffolk Hospital, and neither is affected by the attack.

  13. NHS cyber attack hits Paget

    The James Paget University Hospital is among those affected by a major cyber attack, which is disabling IT systems at hospitals across the UK.

    The Gorleston hospital has confirmed it has implemented a paper system instead of computers, and is following a well-trodden emergency plan.

    In the other two A&E hospitals serving Suffolk, both Ipswich and West Suffolk believe they are unaffected. 

  14. Cyber attack hits Norfolk hospital

    The James Paget University Hospital is among those affected by a major cyber attack, which is affecting IT systems at hospitals across the UK.

    The Gorleston hospital has confirmed it has implemented a paper system instead of computers, and is following a well-trodden emergency plan.

    Sign for james Paget University Hospital

    Both the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have reported that they are so far unaffected.

    Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the link between GPs and other healthcare providers - says while it's not been affected, it has followed national NHS advice to turn off its computers and use paper instead, as have other CCG's in north and south Norfolk.

  15. NHS cyber attacks affecting Essex hospitals

    NHS hospitals across the UK have been hit by cyber attacks affecting their IT systems.

    Among those affected elsewhere are the Lister Hospital in Stevenage and hospitals in Blackburn, Blackpool, Nottingham and Carlisle.

    In Essex, Colchester General and Broomfield in Chelmsford has confirmed they are affected. Southend said it was not directly affected, while other hospitals were still checking.

  16. Trust re-launching ahead of new season

    TWTD.co.uk

    Ipswich Town 1st, the independent supporters trust, is looking for more fans to get involved as it plans a re-launch ahead of the start of next season.

    Portman Road
  17. 'A cold and callous' murder

    Brian Heed, who'd just turned 69, had been the victim of a sustained, brutal attack at the hands of Richard Beane.

    Det Ch Insp Marie James, who led the investigation into the murder, says the crime was "cold and callous" and officers who went to his Boyd Avenue home were met by a "horrific scene".

    Police vehicle at Mr Boyd's home

    Mr Heed was well-known and well-liked, an active member of his community in Dereham.

    At Norwich Crown Court, Judge Stephen Holt handed down a 28-year jail term to 49-year-old Beane, a sentence which Ms James says is "pleasing", but will not make things better for Mr Heed's family.

    Quote Message: It will take some time for them to come to terms with what has happened, but 28 years is a significant time and I hope that that will provide them with some form of closure, that justice will be served... Mr Beane is going to be an incredibly older man before he's entitled to be given any sort of parole." from Det Ch Insp Marie James Norfolk Police
    Det Ch Insp Marie JamesNorfolk Police