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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 17 March 2017
  2. Father's drugs mix-up death was 'devastating'
  3. Ipswich Town: MD defends price hike
  4. Ed Sheeran no shock for Glastonbury
  5. Lowestoft boxer recovering from further surgery

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  1. Michael Pearlman

    BBC Wales Sport

    Joe Bennett celebrates after scoring Cardiff's third goal

    Michael Pearlman

    BBC Wales Sport

    Cardiff City add to the pressure on Ipswich Town and manager Mick McCarthy with a comfortable win in the Championship.

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A14 Suffolk eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A14 Suffolk eastbound severe disruption, between J54 Sproughton Road and J55 A1214.

    A14 Suffolk - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on A14 eastbound between J54 Sproughton Road and J55, A1214 (Copdock Interchange), because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    That's another week of live updates from the Suffolk Live team done and dusted. We'll be back again from 08:00 on Monday.

    Before we go, here's a quick recap of some of the stories making our headlines today:

    • The family of a blind man who died after he was given the wrong prescription speak out
    • Mother fears missing teenage girl met someone on the internet
    • Gilbert O'Sullivan cancels gig at Ipswich's Corn Exchange

    Scroll down for the full details... and have a great weekend.

  4. Golf club is 'England's Most Welcoming'

    Suffolk has England's Most Welcoming golf club, according to the judges at an awards ceremony last night .

    England Golf gave the honour to Fynn Valley GC - in Witnesham, just north of Ipswich.

    Jenny Holmes, company secretary, said: “We felt when we opened the club the most important part was to really welcome everybody, regardless of what they did for a living, how old they were or what gender they were. We had the same welcome for everyone and that’s the foundation on which the club is built.”  

    Fynn Valley Golf Club
  5. A mix of weather for the region tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    A mostly cloudy night, with some outbreaks of patchy rain and drizzle across the BBC East region.

    Temperatures falling to 7C (45F).

    Weather graphic for Saturday morning

    It's a mixed bag of weather for the region tomorrow.

    Some parts will remain cloudy with further outbreak of patchy rain - and other areas could have a mainly dry day with sunny intervals.

    Winds will ease, with temperatures reaching 14C (57F).

    BBC Weather has more details for where you live.

  6. Shedding light on the darkness

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    The Spring Equinox marks the start of astronomical Spring - and that's on Monday.

    But today's the Spring Equilux.

    Confused? This tweet explains:

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  7. Gilbert 'extremely sorry' for postponement

    Having postponed Saturday's concert in Ipswich with one day's notice, singer-songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan has he is "extremely sorry".

    He said: "I have been pushing myself and singing with a cold the last few nights, and because of this I now have a chest infection and am unable to sing.

    "I apologise for any inconvenience caused as the last thing I want to do is let you all down. 

    "I hope with some rest I will be back on my feet in time for York."

    Gilbert O'Sullivan

    The Corn Exchange gig has been re-scheduled for 10 September.

  8. Father was victim of 'devastating' medicine mix-up

    The family of Douglas Lamond has been reacting to the narrative verdict delivered at the inquest into his death.

    The 86-year-old from Felixstowe, who was registered blind, died of a heart attack after he was issued with drugs for diabetes, rather than his regular prescribed medicine to treat his high blood pressure.

    The coroner said he died as the result of "a very significant accidental dispensing error".

    Douglas Lamond

    Mr Lamond's daughter Dianne Moore said in a statement: "After almost five years I am glad to finally have the circumstances of my father's tragic and traumatic death in the open.

    "He certainly never expected such carelessness and breach of duty of care from Boots.

    "We would not wish any other family to go through such a devastating experience."

    The chemist Boots said it had "shared the learnings from this incident to help prevent this happening in the future".

    Det Supt Andy Smith from Suffolk Police said: "The fact that Mr Lamond was seriously visually-impaired meant he was almost totally reliant on healthcare professionals taking the requisite care in the preparation of life-dependant medication, and staff who had prepared the medication acknowledged mistakes had been made."

  9. Misspelt sign removed

    Many sharp-eyed people will have noticed that BBC reports from the inquest into the death of Douglas Lamond featured a misspelt sign outside the Coroner's Court .

    Coroner's Court sign in Ipswich

    We understand the sign, at the offices on Egerton Road, in the Whitehouse area of Ipswich, has been removed.

  10. 5 Things We've Learned This Week

    Ed Sheeran

    1) Ed Sheeran is going to be in Game of Thrones.

    After dominating the entire singles and album charts last week we asked;   Where next for Ed Sheeran?

    Well how about Winterfell, Dorne or perhaps (given his recent  fictional run-in with some royals  ) King's Landing?

    The GoT producers have confirmed  Ed Sheeran  will make a cameo appearance in the seventh series.

    In other words...Ginger is coming.

    New-found actor Ed showed he can do comedy as well as fantasy drama this week in this Red Nose Day sketch with Korrupt FM below.

    Warning: May contain ads.  

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    2) Snoop Dogg and Donald Trump are at war

    The US President has added  Snoop  to his list of "failing" institutions, after the rapper pretended to shoot him in a new music video.

    The video for Snoop's politically-charged remix of BADBADNOTGOOD's single Lavender sees him fire a fake "clown gun" in Trump's direction, before dancing around and smoking while a clown-faced President is tied up in chains.

    Snoop Dogg
    Image caption: BANG

    On Wednesday the President hit back...

    ...Jail time?  GULP.

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    3) The xx are record-breakers...

    ...and they saved their best guest for last.

    Florence (minus her machine) shocked everyone this week when she arrived onstage unannounced to belt out You've Got The Love, as the London electro-indie trio completed their record-breaking seven night residency at Brixton Academy.

    Flo followed Robyn and Savages' Jehnny Beth in appearing with Romy, Oli and Jamie.

    The Band even got a shout out from the Mayor of London himself.

    Read more .

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    4) Katy Perry loves a Yorkshire pudding

    The singer was announced as the final headliner for Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull on Thursday, alongside Kings of Leon, Little Mix and Stormzy.

    And she told Radio 1 breakfast show host Grimmy (below) that a series of English boyfriends had helped her to develop a taste for some of the finer things in life.

    Read more.

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    And finally...

    5) The Teletubbies know how to get their Freak On

    This new Missy Elliot mashup from LA-based video editor Robert Jones was trending on social media this week.

    There are no words from us that can do it justice...just enjoy below.

    Warning: Third party content, may contain ads.

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  11. Mother fears missing girl 'met someone from the internet'

    The mother of missing girl Kennedy Palmer says after conversations with her daughter's friends, she fears she may have met someone online.

    Nicola Palmer said: "I asked her friends and they think she'd been talking to a boy on the internet. It really scares me that she might have gone off and met somebody.

    Kennedy Palmer

    She revealed she was beside herself with worry and had been driving around the estates of Ipswich and Woodbridge looking for her until the early hours of this morning. 

    She also said her disappearance was out-of-character and that there had been no row or argument. 

    Kennedy is white, around 5ft 3ins tall (1.6m), of slim build and has a distinctive hairstyle, with long hair on one side and shaved on the other side. 

    Police say her hair is now brown all over, so slightly different from some of the photographs of her. She was wearing a light blue T-shirt, navy jumper and dark trousers when she was last seen.

    Meanwhile police say work is being carried out to locate her, but ask that anyone who might have seen her or with any information call them on 101.

  12. BreakingGilbert cancels gig

    Gilbert O'Sullivan has cancelled his concert at Ipswich's Corn Exchange on Saturday.

    O'Sullivan, 70, who had a string of hits in the 1970s, has a serious cold and chest infection.

    It's been rescheduled for Sunday, 10 September.

    Gilbert O'Sullivan
  13. Mother 'just so worried' over daughter's disappearance

    The mother of a teenage girl missing from her home in Kesgrave since yesterday morning says she's beside herself with worry. 

    Kennedy Palmer, 15, was last seen at 08:00 on Thursday when she left for school, and she didn't arrive there. 

    Her mother Nicola says her disappearance is completely out of character.

    She said: "She was in a great mood, it's been really strange, we don't even understand why she's gone or what's happened. She's been really good, there wasn't any argument.

    Kennedy Palmer

    "I've been awake all night - I didn't get home until 01:00 this morning, I've been driving around looking for her.

    "I've been around Martlesham and Woodbridge, I've asked all the friends, and all the boys she hangs around with, and the police know.

    "I'm just so worried."

  14. 'Turf war leading to rise in knife crime'

    A surge in knife crime in Ipswich is down to a "turf war", according to the county's Police and Crime Commissioner.

    Tim Passmore made the comments to the county council's full meeting. He'd been questioned on the recent high profile crimes in the town.

    Tim Passmore, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner

    Mr Passmore told councillors he shared their concerns, and admitted there'd been a surge in knife crime in Ipswich. He said some of it was a turf war between different groups and linked to drugs.

    He went on to say the police with working with the National Crime Agency and police forces in London, as well as the Transport Police to understand what was going on.

  15. How much?

    Jozef Hall

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Earlier this week, you may remember we mentioned that you, humble taxpayers, are still paying for the regional fire control centre that never was .

    The Waterbeach headquarters would have answered all emergency fire calls from Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and north Essex.

    However, the project was  abandoned in 2010  after the coalition government determined the "requirements of the project cannot be delivered to an acceptable timeframe".

    Mothballed fire control centre in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire

    The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) initially refused to comment on why it had failed to let the building.

    However, we've now finally got a breakdown of exactly how our money is being used to support this ongoing venture.

    The total costs in 2015-16 were:

    • Rent (net): £1,384,903.36
    • Rates: £49,296.33
    • Service charge: £17,268.76
    • Water: £246.78
    • Electricity: £25,605.73
    • Fixed Maintenance: £200,227.33
    • Reactive Maintenance: £1,166.57

    Total: £1,678,714.86 = £4,599 a day

    Yep, going on for £2m a year.

    Man snapping pencil

    We asked the DCLG to comment on the figures. We especially wanted to know why £26,000 of electricity was being used each year when no-one was there, but they wouldn't. 

    With another 14 years left on the lease, the final spend will dwarf the millions spent so far on a service which has never been used. 

    White elephant? You decide...

  16. Ipswich Town: Bru and Moore doubtful

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Midfielder Kevin Bru (pictured) and striker Kieffer Moore could miss Ipswich Town's trip to Cardiff City tomorrow .

    Kevin Bru

    The pair haven't trained this week with Bru suffering from a knee injury and Moore a groin problem.

    David McGoldrick and Tom Lawrence both returned to training on Wednesday and should be ok.

    One definite absentee is Emyr Huws who isn't eligible to play against his parent club, although he's also been struggling with a tight hamstring.

    Cardiff's Bruno Manga could be in their team for the first time since January after he injured himself while on African Nations Cup duty for Gabon.