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  1. Our live coverage this week

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    That's all from the Local Live teams for the week. We're now taking a break for the weekend and will return at 08:00 on Monday.

    We hope you've enjoyed our coverage.

    Whatever you're doing, we hope you have a great weekend.

  2. NDR: Buxton Road to reopen over new bridge

    The latest traffic updates for the Northern Distributor Road (NDR):

    • Buxton Road, Spixworth: Re-opens to vehicles at 06:00 on Monday, 4 September, with traffic using the new bridge over the A1270 NDR for the first time.
    • Temporary lights will be in use while work continues to tie-in the footway and cycleway over the bridge.
    • With the re-opening of Buxton Road, the two-way traffic lights on the B1150 North Walsham Road will be removed.
    • A140 Cromer Road: Temporary lights will be in use next week as work continues for the tie-in of the road alignment and bridge over the NDR. Asphalt base layers will be laid on the carriageways over the new bridge from mid-week. This will require regular deliveries from Postwick.
    • A1067 Fakenham Road roundabout: Temporary signals and lane restrictions from Monday for the laying of the final surface on the NDR between Fakenham Road and the A140 Cromer Road.
    • Smee Lane and Low Road - the Plumsteads: The one-week closure of Smee Lane will now not take place next week. A one-week closure of Low Road will go ahead as planned from 11 September.
  3. Ex-staff member stole nearly £153,000 from hospital endowment account

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A staff member sacked by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital over anomalies to a bank account has admitted stealing £152,697.

    Thefts were made between January 2011 and November 2016 by Steven Hart, 41, of Arlington Close, Attleborough, Norwich Magistrates' Court was told.

    Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

    Hart pleaded guilty to theft today and will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court at a date to be fixed.

    He was released on unconditional bail.

    A spokesman for the hospital said: "The trust's finance department discovered apparent anomalies in one of our bank accounts in January 2017 and, following investigation, a junior member of staff was suspended and subsequently dismissed and the matter referred to the police.

    "Given the ongoing legal proceedings it would not be appropriate to comment any further."

  4. Teenager charged with driving offences following police pursuit

    An 18-year-old man has been charged with six offences following a police pursuit on the outskirts of Ipswich yesterday.

    Shortly before 14:00 police tried to stop a blue Ford Focus near the junction of Main Road and Bell Lane, Kesgrave. It failed to stop and crashed with a police motorcycle.

    The car also caused damaged to a black BMW before it was stopped on Purdis Farm Lane.

    Two teenagers were arrested and an 18-year-old from north Essex has been charged with driving offences.

    A 17-year-old boy from the Saxmundham area has been released under investigation.

  5. Travellers served with court summons

    Travellers who set up camp on an overflow car park in Walton-on-the-Naze have been served with a court summons.

    The group was served with a "Direction to Leave" on Wednesday but remained on land at the Columbine Centre, owned by Tendring District Council.

    The group has been told it must leave or attend court on Monday.

    Summons served on travellers site
  6. Knife held to shopkeeper's throat during armed robbery

    A shopkeeper managed to escape unharmed after having a knife held to his throat during a robbery in Southend.

    Shortly after 02:00 two men entered Costcutter on London Road. They then threatened the shopkeeper while money was stolen from the till.

    Costcutter store in Southend

    The first suspect was described as white and he wore a blue converse hooded top, blue tracksuit trousers and grey trainers.

    The second suspect was also white and wore a cream hooded top with black sleeves and Adidas stripes, blue Adidas tracksuit trousers and blue shoes.

    Both men had pulled the hoods of their tops over their faces.

    Anyone with information has been asked to contact Essex police or Crimestoppers anonymously.

  7. Sundown Festival: 'A massive revamp'

    As we've been mentioning the past couple of days, thousands of music fans are heading to the Norfolk Showground for this year's Sundown Festival.

    It gets under way tonight, with artists such as Artful Dodger and Jess Bays, and continues over the weekend.

    Sundown logo on staging

    The event is in its fifth year and promoter Roy Trickett says festival-goers will see some big changes.

    "The whole site has had a massive revamp... the whole vibe, the layout, it's just a complete revamp... we've moved the campsite, we've got six stages now... and tonight's opening party is huge."

    Roy Trickett

    Roy explains why the festival has proved so popular...

    Quote Message: It's the end of the run... the V's have gone, Leeds and Reading, Latitude... this is the last one before the kids go back to colleges, unis and school, so it's a great way to end the summer." from Roy Trickett Sundown Festival
    Roy TrickettSundown Festival
  8. Villagers help bring new life back into church

    A community in west Norfolk has been raising money to bring new life into their parish church.

    St Andrew's, in Walpole St Andrew, was made redundant in 1986. Since then it's fallen into disrepair and been targeted by lead thieves.

    Pete Ayres, of the Churches Conservation Trust, praised the local community for their help in bringing new life back into the building.

    "We have raised a significant amount of money... we're just about to start repairing the roof - it means we can keep the building going and it's so important that we do," said Mr Ayres.

    St Andrews Church

    Elaine Broden, who lives in the village, says they still have some fundraising to do, but they know the church will never be a working church again.

    Quote Message: It would be really lovely just to use the space so that people can come together, younger and older, even once a month." from Elaine Broden
    Elaine Broden
  9. Jury concludes prisoner 'died from natural causes'

    An inquest jury has concluded an inmate at Chelmsford Prison died of natural causes.

    John Ajidahun, from Grays, was found collapsed in his cell in September last year.

    The 27-year-old had a serious and rare heart disease. Jurors were asked to consider whether his death could have been prevented.

  10. Overnight road closure on A14 near Stowmarket

    Allow extra time for your journey or plan an alternative route if you are expecting to use the A14 westbound near Stowmarket tonight.

    It will be closed between junctions 50 and 49 from 20:00 until 06:00 tomorrow to allow further long-term repairs on the Hill House viaduct, which carries the A14 over the railway.

    Diversions will be in place between the two junctions, via the A1120 and the A1308.

    The road was closed for temporary repairs on Wednesday last week, leading to long delays for motorists.

    A view of the viaduct on A14
  11. Million pound prize waiting to be claimed

    If you live in the Babergh district and bought a Euromillions ticket last month, then it might be worth checking it out.

    Euromillions ticket

    Patrick Lisoire, from the National Lottery, said: "At this time of year, obviously we're aware that people have been on holiday.

    "We do also find that people are quite habitual in their checking habits and may well store up some tickets for weeks and months on end before getting round to checking them.

    "If you're one of those people, I suggest you take five minutes out of your day and just check your tickets now as there's a ticket out there that's worth £1m."

    The Millionaire Maker Prize ticket was bought for the draw on Tuesday, 15 August.

  12. The latest weather forecast: Sunshine and showers

    There'll be heavy showers this afternoon, mostly near the coast, with sunny spells in the west of the county.

    Feeling warm, with the mercury expected to rise to 20C (68F).

    BBC Weather has further details for you.

    Visit here to find out how you, too, can be one of our Weather Watchers - in the meantime, we hope you enjoy this selection of photos from around the county...

    Blue sky over harvested field, with a lone tree on the horizon
    Black grapes on vine leaves
    A view of a garden, with herbaceous border
  13. The latest weather forecast: Sunshine and showers

    It's due to remain warm, with temperatures expected to reach 20C (68F).

    There'll be some heavy showers, mostly near the coast, with sunny spells in the west of the county.

    BBC Weather has more details for you.

    We hope you enjoy this latest selection of photos from our BBC Weather Watchers:

    Rose hips
    Waves crashing over a groyne
    Meadow with a church and houses in the distance
  14. The latest weather forecast: Sunshine and showers

    It's a mix of sunshine and showers, depending on where you are this afternoon.

    Heavy showers will be mostly near the coast, with sunny spells predominating in the west of the county.

    Temperatures reaching a high of 20C (68F).

    BBC Weather has more details for you.

    In the meantime, take a look at these autumnal photos sent in by BBC Weather Watcher "Charlie M B".

    Despite the warm weather, this busy squirrel is gathering acorns for the winter....

    Squirrel with acorns

    Does this bumper crop of berries mean we're in for a hard winter...?

    Red berries on a bush
  15. Roundabout upgrade to get under way

    Work to widen a busy roundabout in Norwich is set to begin on Monday.

    Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council are improving the junction where Dereham Road, Sweet Briar Road and Guardian Road meet.

    The project is designed to make the junction work more efficiently and improve bus journey times.

    Aerial view of the roundabout

    There will also be new crossings and widened footways for pedestrians and cyclists.

    The work, which is part of the Transport for Norwich project, is set to continue until April 2018.

  16. BBC Essex update

    There's good and bad news following our earlier technical problems.

    Bear with us - we're back on air, but are still unable to play any of our usual jingles and tracks, or recorded voice reports.

    We've still got problems with our 0300 200 4041 number, so it's best to text if you wish to contact us.

    A reminder of that number - 81333, and start your text with "Essex".

  17. Teen assault victim suffers bleed on the brain

    A 16-year-old boy suffered a bleed on the brain following an attack in Gorleston last week.

    The assault was carried out by one person at about 17:00 on Friday, 27 August.

    The boy needed hospital treatment, but is now at home recovering.

    Anyone who may have witnessed the assault, or who has information, has been asked to contact Norfolk police or Crimestoppers anonymously.

  18. BBC Radio Suffolk update

    Steve Martin

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    There's good news following our earlier technical problems.

    Not only is our live broadcasting up and running again, but the 01473 212121 number is also working.

    Thanks for your patience - we hope that's all our issues fixed for today.

    BBC Radio Suffolk sign outside building