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By Philippa Taylor

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  1. What a great day for a school trip

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    Pupils from Westgate Primary School are on a geography school trip to Felixstowe, learning about how the town differs to Bury St Edmunds. 

    Children from Westgate Primary

    They've already been to the port, seen some beach huts and are now combing the sand to see what they can find. 

    Year three teacher Mr Marsh said: "Getting them out of the classroom makes learning come to life, and they retain things a lot more."  

    Children showing off what they've found
  2. Temps staying below 30 on coast

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    Hello from Felixstowe, where it's a very pleasant 25C (77F). 

    I'm yet to see anyone playing Pokemon, or telling other people's children off.

  3. Police concerned for safety of missing man

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Police are trying to trace a 34-year-old man who has been sleeping in a vehicle in the Snape Drive area of Lowestoft and was last seen at about 23:15 last night.

    Carl Morgan

    Officers were contacted just after 07:00 this morning, by a woman reporting concerns for Carl Morgan. 

    The vehicle has since been found, with signs that it had been forced open.

    They've asked Mr Morgan, anyone who may have seen him since last night, or anyone who may know where he is now, to get in touch as soon as possible.

  4. Mvula on 'sensational' Suffolk crowds

    Dawn Gerber

    Singer Laura Mvula returned to the Latitude Festival at the weekend.

    I met her backstage where she reflected on her appearance on the Obelisk Stage and life in general:

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    Video caption: Laura Mvula soaking up the sun backstage at Henham Park
  5. Anyone for an ice cream?

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    Surprisingly, Paula Burns says the Peter's Ice Cream stall on the seafront in Felixstowe has "not been busy at all, yet". 

    "Wait until after 12 and it will be busy," she said. "Yesterday we had 300 kids come through."

    Peter's Ice Cream van
  6. The heat is on... for Pokemon

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    Continuing my journey to find out how Suffolk is enjoying the weather, and I find someone else playing Pokemon by the waterfront in Ipswich

    There are worse ways to spend the day.

    Playing Pokemon on the waterfront
  7. Campaigner voices concern over mental health trust cuts

    Anne Humphrys, from the Campaign to Save Mental Health Services, has expressed concern over plans to cut 90 posts at the NHS trust which provides mental health care across Norfolk and Suffolk.

    She said: "The trust is in special measures because it was rated inadequate.

    "Further cuts is no way going to improve the service."

    Anne Humphries
    Quote Message: There are not enough staff to meet the needs of the service at present." from Anne Humphrys Campaigner
    Anne HumphrysCampaigner
  8. Loss of posts at mental health trust will have 'dramatic impact' on services says Unison

    The union Unison says plans by the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust to cut 90 posts, will have "a dramatic impact" on services.

    The NHS trust says most posts can be cut through "non-essential" vacant posts being left unfilled.  

    Jeff Keighley

    Jeff Keighley, from Unison, said staff were "trying to run a service without the adequate resources and for them it's quite frightening". 

    The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust wants to cut its deficit from £8.9m in 2015-16 to £6.1m in 2016-17.  

  9. Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust to cut 90 posts

    An NHS trust caring for mentally-ill people in Norfolk and Suffolk which was placed in special measures by a care watchdog, is planning to cut 90 posts.  

    Silhouette of woman

    The Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust wants to cut its deficit from £8.9m in 2015-16 to £6.1m in 2016-17.

    The trust says in its report it hopes most posts can be cut through "non-essential" vacant posts being left unfilled.

    We'll bring you reaction from the union Unison shortly.

  10. Cruise ship moors off coast at Southwold

    Luke Deal

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    Ships of various ships and sizes are a common sight off the coast at Southwold, but today there's a vessel that's attracting more attention than usual.

    Saga ship off beach at Southwold

    It's the Saga Pearl II, which holds almost 500 passengers, on the latest leg of its cruise around Britain and it's mooring off the coast of Suffolk.

    Melanie Tucker, Mayor of Southwold, said: "I'm delighted the river and sea are fairly calm knowing how difficult it is to get in and out of our harbour.

    She added that she's "absolutely delighted to be going out onto the ship, with Michael [Ladd, Waveney councillor] to greet the captain and the crew."

    Saga ship off Southwold harbour
  11. Yesterday was hot... will today be hotter?

    Here's BBC Look East's weatherman Dan with the scorchio scores on the doors from yesterday... it's set to get even warmer today.

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    But will the mercury rise higher today?

  12. It's not too hot to play Pokemon

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    "Deserted"? I take that back. 

    As I walk along the waterfront I spot numerous people in the instantly recognisable pose of someone trying to catch a Pokemon on Pokemon Go. 

    Pokemon players

    John and Abby say they only started playing the game because they were getting annoyed at everyone talking about it, but have since enjoyed catching the Pokemon during walks.

    "It's good that it gets people enjoying the fresh air," John said. Apparently Abby found a 350cp (it means they're pretty tough) nearby.

  13. Enjoying the arrival of summer in Ipswich

    Richard Haugh

    BBC News

    I've drawn the long straw, and have come out to see how Suffolk's enjoying what's set to be the hottest day of the year so far.

    According to the thermometer app I downloaded in a hurry before coming out, it's a pleasant 22C (72F) at Ipswich Waterfront. 

    Apart from a handful of people in the cafes, it's pretty deserted.

    Ipswich Waterfront
  14. The hazards of open water

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    During the mini-heatwave be careful of cooling off in open water.

    It can contain a number of hazards, including unseen debris, near freezing temperatures and undercurrents. 

    Swimmers in a river

    Dan Phillips of the East of England Ambulance Service warns the cold water can also numb arms and legs, leading to hypothermia.  

    Quote Message: Every year we're called out to incidents where people need help in lakes, rivers, ponds, quarries and canals and need emergency medical care. One poor decision could lead to a serious situation." from Dan Phillips East of England Ambulance Service
    Dan PhillipsEast of England Ambulance Service
  15. Pollen levels high and UV very high

    BBC Weather

    With temperatures set to hit the 30s with unbroken sunshine, it's no surprise that UV levels today are very high... 

    UV levels

    Hayfever sufferers should also be aware that as well as being scorching hot, there's going to be high pollen levels today too across the east of England...

    Pollen levels
  16. Ed Sheer-Ham pig not damaged

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    If any Ed Sheeran fans are worried - his pig on the Pigs Gone Wild trail is not one of the two which has been damaged by vandals and removed. 

    Ed Sheer-Ham pig
  17. Website set up to raise money for damaged pigs

    Kelly McCormack

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    An Ipswich man has set up a website to pay for repairs to the two pig statues damaged in the town centre at the weekend.

    Trotters Pig plinth

    Shaun Bardell, who's set up the appeal, said: "You've got people that are doing stuff for charity and then you just see a couple of mindless people that have just no consideration for anyone else and they've just caused the damage which is totally unnecessary."

    They're part of the Pigs Gone Wild trail, which is raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice, and organisers had initially said the repairs, which could cost up to £1,000, would have to come from that fund.  

  18. Suffolk's cricketers toil in Cleethorpes

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Half centuries from Martin Cull and Jed Cawkwell yesterday seem unlikely to prevent Suffolk's cricketers from falling to their third Minor Counties loss in a row today in Lincolnshire. 

    Suffolk's cricketers in action

    The home side will have all 10 wickets remaining when play gets underway this morning and require just 98 runs to win the match.

    Cull made 51 and Cawkwell 58, as Suffolk were all out for 260 in their second innings.

  19. Keeping cool in the sun

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    With temperatures set hit the 30s today, the East of England Ambulance Service has issued this advice on how to beat the heat and stay safe in the sun:

    • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors
    • Avoid the sun between 11:00 and 15:00 if you're vulnerable to the heat
    • Drink cool drinks regularly, such as water, and avoid excess caffeine and alcohol
    • Stay in touch with friends, neighbours and relatives who may be less able to look after themselves 
    Four sunloungers on a beach, with a parasol

    The service saw a surge in 999 calls at the weekend, with an average of 3,370 daily calls between 15 and 17 July, compared to 3,075 in their busiest period of Easter.