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  1. Our live coverage across the week

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Our live updates for Norfolk have now come to an end for another week.

    You can scroll back here to catch up with any stories you might have missed, including:

    • Farm installs vending machine to stop egg thefts
    • Rarely-spotted butterfly spotted in Norfolk
    • Norwich City sign German midfielder Tom Trybull

    We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel updates at 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Our live coverage across the week

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Our live updates for Suffolk have now come to an end for another week.

    You can scroll back here to catch up with any stories you might have missed, including:

    • 500 job losses confirmed for Sudbury
    • Passers-by tried to rescue man who jumped from bridge
    • Ipswich Town legend says fans may have to settle for top 10 finish

    We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel updates at 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Our live coverage across the week

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Our live updates for Essex have now come to an end for another week.

    You can scroll down to catch up with any stories you might have missed, including:

    • Clacton pensioner admits murdering wife
    • Excessive drinking blamed for rise in Stansted flight disruption
    • Large crop fire believed to be arson
    • Man critically injured in A12 crash

    We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel updates at 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a great weekend.

  4. Football League: High hopes for Dons and Hatters

    Geoff Doyle

    BBC Three Counties Radio sport

    MK Dons go into the new League One season with hopes of promotion (the bookies have them as fifth favourites).

    Manager Robbie Neilson left his summer signings quite late, but looks to have done shrewd business with loan signings - notably Ethan Ebanks-Landell from Wolves andAaron Tshibola from Aston Villa.

    The defence and midfielder look pretty strong, but with Chuks Aneke injured until September the attack looks a bit light.

    In League Two, Luton Town must have a huge chance after losing out in the play-offs last season and making significant signings in the summer.

    The recruitment of striker James Collins and midfielder Alan McCormack are the key ones. Considered joint favourites, The Hatters need to do their talking on the pitch – no excuses is the mindset, so there’s pressure on them to get off to a good start.

    Stevenage have added a bit more youth to their team as Darren Sarll wants to see more energy from his side.

    It's meant some of the senior players have left and some of the ones who have come in have a non-league background so it will be a bit of a gamble.

    The Borough probably over-achieved last season in nearly making the play-offs and if they repeat that again not many fans would be complaining.

    It’s been a fairly quiet summer for Wycombe Wanderers.

    The loss of Aaron Pierre will be felt although Adam El-Abd is a useful replacement.

    Wycombe will rely on a fairly ageing squad, particularly in attack, but they won’t want too many injuries as, once again, it's a thin squad. Play-off would be a good achievement for the Blues.

  5. Tollgate Village development given go-ahead by government

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    A new multi-million pound retail and leisure development in Stanway will go ahead after a government minister overturned the decision of local councillors.

    Colchester Borough Council says the £70m Tollgate Village development threatens the future of town centre traders and puts a strain on local roads.

    The plans had been rejected twice, but an appeal by the developers has now been approved by Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, following an appeal.

    Artist's impression of Tollgate Village.

    A Colchester Borough Council spokeswoman said: "By allowing this major retail proposal outside the town centre he is undermining the whole local plan process and threatening local democracy.

    "Since the appeal we have seen a number of town centre stores close, citing the threat of Tollgate Village as a deciding factor.

    "Our concern now is that this decision will precipitate economic stagnation in the town centre which could see shops and restaurants lose trade, begin to close or move out of the town centre altogether."

    Tollgate Partnership Limited said in a statement: "This is a good day for our town and we want to thank the huge number of people who have supported us; it means the world.

    "We hope the next phase of the planning process will proceed quickly and efficiently in order for us to deliver Tollgate Village."

  6. Harry Bunn will not be joining Ipswich Town

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy has given his first pre-match press conference of the new football season, and has told us that he is "hopeful" of making a new signing in the coming days.

    Harry Bunn

    However, Huddersfield winger Harry Bunn (pictured) will not be joining the ranks at Portman Road.

    "I'm not going to make too much of it, but we're hoping to get somebody," McCarthy said.

    "We've been spinning plates all summer and lots have been falling on my head. Hopefully this one doesn't.

    "We've been linked with hundreds of players of every nationality and creed and colour. Harry Bunn was one of them.

    "He's available, and I like Harry Bunn, but it's not him."

    There will be full FM, AM and DAB commentary of Ipswich Town's opening match with Birmingham City on BBC Radio Suffolk tomorrow, with Matchday getting under way from 14:00.

  7. Billericay FC cheerleaders 'not fired', says club

    Helen Burchell

    BBC News

    If you're a fan of cheerleading, you might have been disappointed to read a number of stories about Billericay Town FC's new squad being fired before they'd even begun cheering.

    Billericay FC cheerleaders in rehearsal

    Club boss Glenn Tamplin tweeted to say he'd had to let "The Ricays" go "as the lads were becoming unfocused", the Sun reported.

    Tweet from Glen Tamplin

    Apparently the footballers were a little distracted by the new all-female cheerleading squad which Tamplin had only employed the previous week.

    Glenn Tamplin

    However, non-league Billericay FC has been in touch to tell us the cheerleading squad's still going strong.

    So, why the tweet?

    "One of the girls in the team messaged a player saying, 'Let's hook up'," spokesman Nicky Hayes told us.

    "The player mentioned it to Glenn and he thought it was more trouble than it was worth so decided to axe them.

    "Then he met with the head cheerleader and told her she would need to fire the girl if The Ricays were to continue."

    The woman was duly fired and the Ricays cheerleading squad remains at the football club, Mr Hayes confirmed.

    They will make their debut appearance in a friendly at home to a West Ham United XI on Tuesday.

    Billericay Town FC cheerleaders in rehearsal
  8. Ipswich Town: Hopefully we'll forget last season's drudgery

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    While owner Marcus Evans has loosened the purse strings ever so slightly this summer, further wise investment is still required if Town are going to be markedly different to last year, when they finished in their worst league position for over half a century.

    Terry Connor and Mick McCarthy
    Image caption: Mick McCarthy with his right-hand man Terry Connor

    The club's failure to adequately replace striker Daryl Murphy continues to hold them back almost 12 months on from his departure to Newcastle United, while the exit of defender Christophe Berra this summer will be felt more than many predict.

    New midfield signings Emyr Huws and Tom Adeyemi look good bits of business, although neither has kicked a ball in pre-season and won't be at their best for some time.

    A less cautious approach from boss Mick McCarthy would be very welcome, trusting in the undoubted talent of England youth international Andre Dozzell and allowing others the luxury of playing with a bit more freedom.

    If that happens we'll hopefully start to forget the drudgery of 2016/17....

    Join me for commentary from Portman Road this Saturday as Birmingham City visit for the season opener.

    As usual, the BBC does not have the rights to webstream commentary, but you can of course listen live on FM, AM and DAB radio.

  9. Norwich City sign German midfielder Tom Trybull

    Jack Reeve

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City have made another signing - German midfielder Tom Trybull, 24, is the latest to join the ranks.

    Trybull signs a one-year deal with The Canaries having most recently played for FC Den Haag in The Netherlands.

    View more on twitter

    The Canaries travel to Craven Cottage as they take on Fulham for their Championship opener tomorrow.

  10. Clacton pensioner admits murdering wife

    A pensioner has admitted the murder of his 81-year-old wife at the home they shared.

    John Chapman, 71, admitted the charge in a video-link appearance at Chelmsford Crown Court.

    Chapman was arrested on 12 June following the death of his wife Jean at their home in Vista Road, Clacton-on-Sea.

    He has been remanded in custody until sentencing on 8 September.

    Chelmsford Crown Court
  11. Your pictures: Some sunshine

    BBC Weather Watchers

    OK, so it's not the warmest of days but our BBC Weather Watchers have captured some sunny shots of Suffolk:

    Great Bricett
  12. Your pictures: Some sunshine

    BBC Weather Watchers

    OK, so it's not the warmest of days but our BBC Weather Watchers have captured some sunny shots of Essex:

    Great Chesterford
  13. Passers-by tried to rescue man who jumped from bridge

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Two men who saw a man jumping from the Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft this morning jumped into the water themselves to try to save him.

    Police were called at 08:40 when a driver saw a man jump into the water.

    The coastguard said two men jumped in shortly afterwards to try to rescue him.

    A lifeboat was sent to the scene and helped bring the men to safety.

    All three were taken to hospital as a precaution and police say the response was a "team effort".

    Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft.
  14. Ipswich Town: Live interview with Mick McCarthy

    BBC Suffolk's Brenner Woolley chats to the Ipswich Town boss ahead of tomorrow's season opener at home to Birmingham City.

    Mick McCarthy has also been taking questions from representatives of other media.

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  15. 'Celebration day' held for amputees in Suffolk

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    A charity that supports amputees and their families is holding a "celebration day" at RAF Mildenhall.

    Steel Bones was set up by Emma and Leigh Joy-Staines after Leigh lost his leg in 2008 in an operation that went wrong.

    Emma said: "Since the amputation and having children we have found it very difficult to find support groups or other friends in such situations.

    "It is quite a lonesome disability, there is a lack of understanding in the general public and government as to what amputation means for an individual and a family."

    Steel Bones website

    They hope to bring together amputees and offer advice on health, inclusive sports and career opportunities.

    There'll be prosthetic experts, amputee organisations and inspirational speakers at Mildenhall until 16:00.

    You can click here for more information.

  16. Your pictures: Some sunshine

    BBC Weather Watchers

    OK, so it's not the warmest of days but our BBC Weather Watchers have captured some sunny shots of Norfolk:

  17. Hay stack expected to burn until mid-afternoon

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    A haystack near Halstead is expected to burn for several more hours, Essex Fire Service has said.

    Crews were called just before 01:30 to Greenstead Green where about 60 tonnes of hay was on fire.

    It's being kept under control and is expected to burn itself out by about 15:30.

    A large hay stack fire near Halstead.
  18. Bartosz Bialkowski: McCarthy still the man to lead Ipswich

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ahead of tomorrow's season opener against Birmingham City, goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski has been telling us that Mick McCarthy is still the right man to get Ipswich Town back on track.

    Bartosz Bialkowski

    The Blues finished a disappointing 16th last time around and lost 6-1 away at League One side Charlton in their final pre-season friendly of the summer last weekend.

    The players will be keen to make amends, and a good start is undoubtedly crucial in terms of improving the atmosphere and morale around Portman Road.

    McCarthy has indicated that had last week's match at the Valley been a league game, there would have been suggestions at full time that he had lost the dressing room.

    Bialkowski says that any claims the squad have already turned their back on the Yorkshireman are wide of the mark.

    "That is not the case at all. He is a top manager and probably the best I have worked with," the 30-year-old confirmed.

    "He's proved it in the past. He has taken teams into the Premier League, and we are not going to get a better manager at this time.

    "I guess in a way we are not playing for him, because we are playing for ourselves and our families, along with the club and the badge. But we are not playing against him at all."

    Town kick-off at home to Birmingham City at 15:00 tomorrow.

  19. Excessive drinking blamed for rise in flight disruption

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Police at Stansted Airport removed 57 drunk or aggressive passengers from planes last year.

    That's up from 42 in 2015 and 22 in 2014, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

    Ch Insp Richard Phillibrown, from Essex Police, said: "Sadly a handful of people are spoiling the enjoyment of the vast majority by drinking excessively at the airport.

    "We work closely with the airport operator, licensees and the businesses here to encourage responsible and appropriate behaviour."

    Stansted Airport

    Former pilot Terry Tozer said passengers who've been drinking can be a serious problem: "They can be extremely disruptive and potentially they're a hazard.

    "The Air Navigation Order is very clear - it is illegal to be drunk on an aircraft."

  20. Rarely-spotted butterfly... spotted in Norfolk!

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    One of the country's rarest butterflies has been spotted at Sheringham Park.

    Your best chance of seeing a Purple Emperor in the UK is in larger woodland areas in southern England.

    But the National Trust says there have been two sightings in tree tops at Sheringham in recent weeks.

    Purple Emperor butterfly.

    The National Trust's butterfly specialist Matthew Oates said: "At Sheringham Park the National Trust is looking after the sallows the butterfly favours.

    "Recently, people have worked out how to look for this elusive giant, which is why it's been discovered at Sheringham.

    "I'm delighted that Norfolk has declared itself well and truly Purple."

    The Butterfly Conservation charity's website says it is difficult to record the size of the Purple Emperor population, but they are usually only found in woodlands in south and south east England, and Norfolk is the furthest north they have been found.

    A spokesman said there had been a long-term decline since the 1970s, but strong signs of recovery in the last 10 years.

    Distribution map of purple emperors 2010-14
    Image caption: Distribution map of purple emperors 2010-14