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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from the Local Live team - for the day and for the week.

    We'll have more live updates for you from 08:00 on Monday, with any breaking news and big stories still published here over the weekend.

    Have a great evening.

  2. Sir Bruce Forsyth: Theatre Royal pays tribute

    One of Britain's best known television personalities, Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89.

    One of his last on-stage appearances was at the Theatre Royal in Norwich.

    The theatre says: "A light has gone out in the world of show-business following the sad death of Bruce Forsyth. A true showman and consummate entertainer, Bruce was held in deep affection by generations who loved his ready wit, sparkling repartee and versatility as a performer.

    "He made one of his final live on-stage appearances here in Norwich in May 2015 and delighted a sold-out audience...

    "The smiles on the faces of his Norwich audience that evening said it all. Bruce was very definitely an entertainer in a million and leaves a legacy of laughter and happiness with many."

    Sir Bruce Forsyth with a BAFTA award
  3. Trail of sculptures returns to Waveney Valley

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    A trail of sculptures and artwork has opened to the public near Beccles.

    The fourth Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail features the work of more than 50 artists on a three-acre site.

    A sculpture of a man mowing a meadow

    The trail, at the Raveningham Centre, features 3D constructions and textile works, including bronzes, ceramics, a sound installation - as well as workshops and guided walks.

    A metal sculpture in a field

    The trail, which attracts thousands of visitors each year, runs until Sunday 17 September and is open every day from 10:00 to 17:00.

    Scaffolding around an outside bath, with a ladder leading from bath upwards into trees
  4. V Festival: Global stars take to the stage

    Thousands of ticket-holders are arriving at Hylands Park as the V Festival gets under way.

    The annual comedy and music event features global stars such as Pink, Jay Z and Ellie Goulding.

    Ellie Goulding on stage at Glastonbury

    Other acts taking to the stage over the weekend include Madness, Clean Bandit, Rudimental and George Ezra (pictured).

    George Ezra on stage at a festival in Glasgow

    The V Festival, which takes place at two venues - Hylands Park, near Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire - is expected to attract 150,000 people.

    A shuttle bus will run from Chelmsford station to take people to the festival site.

    For those travelling by roads, the event is signposted from the A12 and the A414.

  5. East Harling stabbing: Victim 'mild mannered, gentle old boy'

    A grandfather who was killed while walking his dogs near East Harling has been described by his family as "mild-mannered and gentle".

    Peter Wrighton, 83, died from multiple stab wounds to his head and neck.

    His family has issued a further tribute to him, in which Mr Wrighton's son said his father was the "sweetest, most mild-mannered, gentle old boy you could wish to meet... to have him taken from us in such a way is, at the moment, too much for us to comprehend."

    Peter Wrighton sits on a sofa with a dog

    The family also thanked police and those who've offered support and tributes during "such a difficult time".

    His son added: "We have received so many cards, flowers and kind words from those who knew Peter and it has been a great comfort to us at this time. He would have been so touched to know that so many people thought so highly of him."

    Alexander Palmer, 23, of Freesia Way, Cringleford, is charged with Mr Wrighton's murder and has been remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Crown Court on 12 September.

  6. Bin rescued gecko taken into care

    A tiny lizard has been taken to a wildlife hospital for care after it was rescued from underneath a dustbin.

    It was spotted by a householder in Lodge Lane, Grays, who'd gone outside to move her wheelie bin.

    The leopard gecko was underweight and had an injury on her tail, the RSPCA's Joe White said.

    The rescued gecko

    Leopard geckos are one of the top 10 reptile species that come in to the care of the charity, along with bearded dragons, corn snakes, royal pythons and yellow-bellied terrapins.

    Nicola White, the senior scientific officer for exotics at the RSPCA says reptiles have increased in popularity as pets, and they've seen a rise in the number of call-outs to them in recent years.

    The rescued gecko
  7. Watch your speed: Motorists to be targetted

    Speeding motorists are to be targeted in a week-long enforcement campaign.

    So far this year more than 40 people have died in collisions in Suffolk and Norfolk.

    Ch Insp Kris Barnard, of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, says speeding is one of the "fatal four" which makes you most likely to be killed or seriously injured in a collision.

    Drink driving, using a mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seatbelt are the others.

    The campaign begins on Monday and will run until Sunday 27 August.

    Police officer talking to a motorist
    Quote Message: Speed limits are in place for a reason... drivers shouldn't use these limits as targets, there are other factors to consider including other road users, levels of traffic and weather conditions." from Ch Insp Kris Barnard Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit
    Ch Insp Kris BarnardNorfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit
  8. Blues will miss 'remarkable' skipper

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town captain Luke Chambers is the latest member of the squad to join an already lengthy injury list.

    Luke Chambers

    After suffering a knock to the ankle during the first half of Tuesday's 4-3 win at Millwall, it has been confirmed the 31-year-old will be out of action for around a month.

    "It's remarkable that he played on and got through 90 odd minutes on Tuesday," Town boss Mick McCarthy told us this afternoon.

    "He is tough. But he'll be out until after the international break. I guess the good thing is we have that break coming.

    "He's been excellent in the games but that's down to his personality as much as anything. I'll still have him in the dressing room."

    You can tune into BBC Radio Suffolk for full commentary of Ipswich Town's match with Brentford tomorrow. Matchday is on air from 14:00.

  9. V Festival weather: It's looking good

    No sign of a mud bath for festival-goers this weekend - the Met Office is tweeting of sunny spells and just the odd shower.

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  10. Barcelona: 'Everyone's pulled together'

    A 22-year-old woman from Newmarket was flying to Barcelona yesterday as news broke about the terror attacks.

    Charlotte Liberty's hotel was surrounded by armed police when she arrived in the Spanish city last night.

    It's the first time she has been abroad without her family, but has found the city has "pulled together".

    At midday, a minute's silence was held in the popular tourist destination close to the scene of the attack.

    Crowds of people observing the minute's silence in Barcelona
    Quote Message: We feel really safe here, there's police everywhere... it's a kind of nice atmosphere, everyone's pulled together, although obviously it's really tragic and sad what's happened." from Charlotte Liberty
    Charlotte Liberty

    Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: What we know so far

  11. Armed police at V Festival

    Armed police will be on patrol at the V Festival in Chelmsford this weekend.

    The three day event at Hylands Park is expected to attract 60,000 people.

    Essex Police say they've put on extra patrols to reassure the public and they are not in response to any particular threat.

    Festival goers, with rucksucks, sit on ground near campside entrance
  12. Reward offered after grandmother was burgled

    Elaine and Becca Quinn, seated on brown sofa

    A £10,000 reward has been offered by the family of a grandmother who was burgled.

    Cash and two safes containing valuables and sentimental items were taken from 77-year-old Maureen Mellor's Gorleston home in July.

    Four people arrested by Norfolk police have been released under investigation.

    Elaine and Becca Quinn, her daughter and granddaughter, say they're putting up the money in the hope it will help secure a conviction.

  13. Delays to opening of busy A130 third lane

    A new third lane along the A130, due to open this summer, now won't be available to traffic until the winter due to delays.

    Satellite map showing the location of Howe Green and Rettendon

    The extra lane, between Rettendon and Howe Green near Chelmsford, is to help reduce traffic congestion.

    More than 50,000 vehicles use the road every day.

  14. Disabled six-year-old to take part in 'superhero' triathlon

    A quadriplegic youngster from west Norfolk is taking part in the Superhero Series Triathlon this weekend.

    Daisy Mason, from King's Lynn, was born nearly 12 weeks early. The six-year-old has cerebral palsy, which means she has difficulty controlling her muscles or walking unaided.

    Mum Lucy says the triathlon is a "huge thing" for Daisy as her disability is quite severe and she needs help with everyday life, including feeding and dressing.

    Despite the challenges Daisy is the sporty type - taking part in horse riding, boxing, swimming - and is now going to start dancing. These activities "make her core muscles work better" and help her grow in confidence, Lucy said.

    Daisy will be taking part in the triathlon event, held in Windsor, with the support of her dad, Adam.

    Daisy with her dad Adam

    She will swim 150m, and take part in a 3km cycle ride on her trike.

    She had hoped to do the 1km run in her electric wheelchair, but that's being fixed - so she'll do it in a manual and wheel herself as much as she can.

    Quote Message: We're really proud of her... she's come such a long way, achieving so much, we're really proud to be by her side." from Lucy Mason
    Lucy Mason
  15. Ipswich Town: Ward keen to take centre stage

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town player Grant Ward's been telling us he'd like a run of games in the centre of midfield.

    Grant Ward

    Since arriving at Portman Road last summer the 22-year-old's mainly played out wide, but he impressed in a central role at Millwall on Tuesday.

    "I've played there a number of times in the past so it's a position I'm comfortable with," he told BBC Suffolk sport. "I thought I did well, but obviously there's little things you feel you could've done a bit better.

    "I like it in the centre as I feel I can be a bit more influential. I don't mind playing wide because I'm comfortable there as well but, yeah, I'd like to bed down in the centre."

    Town are at home to Brentford in the Championship tomorrow.

  16. Third river crossing: 'An iconic structure'

    A public consultation on the proposed design of the third crossing at Lake Lothing will begin on 4 September.

    It's been described as an "exciting design" by Waveney Council leader Mark Bee, who says it reflects "Lowestoft's growing status as a key location for renewable energy".

    The new crossing will be 12m above high tide levels, higher than the Bascule Bridge to allow a larger number of vessels to pass without a need for the crossing to open.

    Artist's impression of the proposed crossing

    Hydraulic pistons will lift the bridge deck and a control tower would operate the bridge - although no decision has been made as to where this will be sited.

    Colin Noble, leader of Suffolk County Council, says the bridge design reflects the "forward-thinking attitude of the town".

    Quote Message: Inspiration has come from the area surrounding the town and industries emerging from Lowestoft... I believe this has the potential to become an iconic structure not only in Suffolk, but across the country." from Colin Noble Leader, Suffolk County Council
    Colin NobleLeader, Suffolk County Council
  17. Plans revealed for third river crossing

    New design plans for a third river crossing at Lake Lothing in Lowestoft have been revealed.

    The £90m scheme for the bridge has been in development after government funding was agreed in March last year.

    The crossing draws inspiration from the town's wind turbine, Gulliver.

    Consultation on the plans will begin next month.

    Artist's impression of the bridge, in open position
  18. BreakingMichael Barrymore: 'More than nominal damages' for wrongful arrest

    The former entertainer Michael Barrymore is to get "more than nominal damages" after claiming his wrongful arrest by police destroyed his career.

    The 65-year-old was detained 10 years ago on suspicion of the rape and murder of Stuart Lubbock, whose body was found in the swimming pool of Mr Barrymore's home in Roydon, in 2001.

    More on this story.

  19. Barcelona: City in 'lockdown'

    Spanish police say they've shot dead five suspected terrorists after 13 people were killed by a van driver in Barcelona.

    Jason Seymour arrived at Stansted Airport from Barcelona a short while ago.

    He got to the Spanish city at around 02:00.

    Quote Message: It was in lockdown, they were checking every car coming out of Barcelona and every car going in... we got in a huge queue, thought we were going to miss the plane, armed policemen stopping everything... it was very scary." from Martin Seymour
    Martin Seymour
  20. Barcelona: Essex teacher describes the terror attack

    Forensic policemen arrive in the cordoned off area after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others on the Rambla in Barcelona

    An Essex man who now lives in Barcelona witnessed the terror attack in which 13 people died and dozens more were injured.

    Tom Wheeler, who teaches English, moved to the Spanish city last year. He lives on a road leading to Las Ramblas.

    Tom was on his way to the metro when he heard screams, and saw people running.

    "I heard the van smashing into something, I heard a couple of smashes and then saw the van going down the middle of the pedestrianised area of Las Ramblas and people running away".

    He describes people running into shops, and the shops pulling down their shutters, adding it was "pretty scary stuff".

    Police prescence in Barcelona

    For at least two or three hours afterwards, Tom says there was a "strong armed police presence".

    Quote Message: I live next to the pedestrianised zone, it's always so crowded, in July and August it's absolutely packed... it's such an international city and it seems so sad that this kind of thing happens here." from Tom Wheeler
    Tom Wheeler