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  1. Our live coverage has come to an end...

    But do scroll back and take a look at how the general election panned out.

    The political map for Suffolk remained mainly unchanged except for the Ipswich result. Conservative's Ben Gummer lost his seat by a slim margin to Labour's Sandy Martin.

    We'll be back at our keyboards at 08:00 on Monday, but this feed will be updated over the weekend with major Suffolk stories.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. That's it from a 'true blue' Essex after shock general election results

    That's it from our election special after a 20-hour stint.

    We're now off to rest our weary heads on a day when the county has turned true blue - with the Conservatives winning all 18 seats.

    The Tories retained all of its MPs in Essex and gained a new one in Clacton: former sitcom star Giles Watling.

    We'll be back at our keyboards at 08:00 on Monday, but this feed will be updated over the weekend with major Essex stories.

    Have a good weekend.

  3. Our live coverage has come to an end...

    But do scroll back and take a look at how the general election panned out.

    All the county's former MPs managed to retain their seats; Chloe Smith just winning by the skin of her teeth while Norwich South's Clive Lewis saw his majority increase by a stonking 12,000 votes.

    We've also got videos too of young people on how they voted and reaction from early morning cafe customers mulling over breakfast.

    You may be happy, you maybe sad about the result, but hopefully you won't be indifferent about our coverage.

    It's certainly interesting times ahead....have a good evening.

  4. Sandy Martin: 'We will be a strong opposition'

    The newly-elected MP for Ipswich has said without an overall majority, Theresa May "is going to have to listen".

    Sandy Martin

    Labour's Sandy Martin won the Ipswich seat with a slim majority of about 800 votes over the Conservatives' Ben Gummer.

    He said he first started to believe he would win after the Tory manifesto came out.

    "It was a massive shot in their own foot and annoyed a number of their own supporters," he said.

    Mr Martin said becoming a MP was a "sudden change" and he will be "learning on the job".

    He said he will also be sure to hold the Tories to account.

    "We will be a strong opposition. Without an overall majority Theresa May is going to have to listen," he said.

    He said his number one challenge for the town was economic development and helping to make Ipswich thrive.

  5. Students react to election results

    What do young people think about last night's election results?

    University of Suffolk students have been giving their reaction to BBC Look East reporter Leigh Milner.

    They'll be on the programme on BBC One at 18:30.

    University of Suffolk students
  6. Weather Watchers soak up views from around the county

    BBC Weather Watchers

    While the nation soaks up the news following last night's election, our Weather Watchers have been soaking up the views from around our fine county.

    Here is a selection of photos taken by our keen snappers.

  7. Photos show devastating extent of A120 coach and lorry crash

    A woman in her 70s has sustained a potentially life-changing injury following a crash between a coach and lorry near Great Dunmow yesterday.

    Damaged lorry

    These photos of the scene have emerged after the crash closed the A120 in both directions yesterday afternoon. The westbound carriageway was reopened in the early hours of this morning.

    A total of five patients were taken to hospital, including two victims with serious injuries - with two air ambulances sent to treat patients.

    Damaged lorry
    Reflection in mirror of damaged coach
  8. Cloud makes way for dry weather and warm temperatures

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Once the last of any showers have cleared it’ll be a largely dry night, although we could have some thicker cloud in to the west of the region by morning and possibly some outbreaks of rain too.

    The winds overnight will turn form a light south-westerly to the south and temperatures falling to around 12C (54F).

    The greatest risk of some rain will be in the west of the region on Saturday morning but for many of us it’ll be a dry day with some long sunny spells developing.

    The winds will pick up to a moderate south to south-westerly and temperatures reaching around 23C (73F). However, there is the potential for highs of 26C (79F) in some spots.

    Weather map for Saturday, 10 July
  9. UKIP councillor who backed Lamb says Tories to blame for Labour gains

    Lucy Lightfoot

    A senior UKIP figure who urged voters in North Norfolk to back the Liberal Democrats and Norman Lamb instead of his party says he did so after many predicted that UKIP voters would switch to the Conservatives, giving them the mandate they wanted for Brexit negotiations.

    Norman Lamb

    "People were turned off by Theresa May and not by Brexit.

    "You lose site of just what happens. It was the Conservative domestic manifesto that people voted against and that's what put people like me off.

    "When they start talking about dementia tax, when they start talking about cutting free school meals, when they start not being clear whether they're going to put up income tax, that's when UKIP voters across the country started voting Labour," he said.

  10. People evacuated after explosives found at Shoeburyness home

    People have been evacuated from houses in Shoeburyness after the discovery of an artillery shell and other old explosives.

    The devices were found at a home in Watson Close just before 14:00 and a police cordon has been set up.

    A bomb disposal unit was on its way to the scene, Essex Police has said.

    The road has been closed and people evacuated to "ensure residents' safety".

  11. Ducks and ducklings 'living dangerously'

    One of our BBC Radio Suffolk listeners has sent us this photo.

    This duck and her ducklings were spotted "living dangerously" and crossing Bell Lane in Kesgrave.

    Clive Tricker, from Kesgrave, wrote, said: "She crossed in front of us without as much as a quack, living very dangerously.

    "Hope she and all her little ones make it."

    Ducks crossing Bell Lane
  12. Watch: Norwich young reveal more about who they voted for

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC News

    So the upset in the general election result was possibly partly down to the youth vote, according to some pundits.

    Indeed towns and cities with universities and a large proportion of graduates showed a bigger swing to Labour.

    Here's a few thoughts from a handful of young people out shopping in Norwich this afternoon:

    Video content

    Video caption: Norwich young reveal more about who they voted for
  13. Boy, 15, shot with airgun in park attack

    A boy, 15, has suffered leg injuries after being shot with an air rifle in Chelmsford, police have said.

    The park off Beardsley Drive

    Th victim was fired at in a park in Beardsley Drive between 18.30 and 20:00 yesterday and was taken to hospital with "non-threatening" injuries.

    It was the latest in a recent spate of attacks involving weapons in the city, but police believed the victims had been specifically targeted and members of the public were not under threat.

    Ch Insp Ronnie Egan said: "We have already made a number of arrests in relation to some of these incidents, but I recognise the concern these attacks have caused.

    "These have been targeted attacks and I do not believe there is a risk to the wider public."

  14. Police release CCTV images in violent nightclub attack probe

    CCTV images have been released of two women police wanted to speak to after a clubber was punched in the face on a night out.

    CCTV of two women

    The victim, in her 20s, needed hospital treatment for facial injuries after being attacked in the smokers' area at Revolutions in Southend just after midnight on 20 May.

    Anyone who recognised either woman should contact Essex Police.

  15. Hewett makes two Grand Slam Finals

    Phil Daley

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    After making it through to the final of the French Open Wheelchair Tennis singles this morning, Cantley's Alfie Hewett has now reached the final in the doubles too.

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    He and fellow Brit Gordeon Reid, beat Gustavo Fernandez and Maikel Scheffers in three sets to make the final.

    Earlier, Hewett saw off Japan's Shingo Kunieda in the singles semi-final.

    It's Hewett's best result in a Grand Slam.

  16. Thieves steal thousands of pounds of jackets

    Police are searching for burglars who broke in to a shop in East Runton, stealing thousands of pounds worth of goods.

    They got into The Kit Bag on the High Street sometime between closing on Wednesday and opening-up time yesterday.

    More than 100 Regata jackets and fleeces were taken.

  17. Arrest following man's death

    Janet Harnden

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A woman has been arrested following the death of a man in Hingham near Wymondham last night.

    He was in his 70s and lived in Fleeters Hill.

    He was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

    Police are treating the death as unexplained and say a post mortem examination will be carried out.

    A woman in her fifties will be questioned today.

  18. Election analysis: Labour gains from UKIP collapse

    Politics professor Paul Whiteley has been further analysing the shock general election results.

    Professor Paul Whiteley

    Mr Whiteley, who lectures at the University of Essex, told the BBC it was thought almost the whole of UKIP vote would shift to Conservatives, but it didn't happen.

    "A good third of it, especially up in the north, actually went to Labour. The Liberal Democrats really didn't get off the ground in terms of a national campaign and that meant the Conservatives weren't challenged by them," said Prof Whiteley.

    "The Conservative vote went up just over 5%, but it didn't do them any good because Labour's went up nearly twice as much and what counts in our electoral system is the seats and not the vote shares."

  19. Police officer hospitalised after being rammed in stolen car chase

    Away from the election, a police officer is being treated in hospital after the driver of a stolen BMW rammed a police car in Basildon.

    The officer was hit during the police chase this morning in Cranes Farm Road and suffered "minor" injuries.