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  1. Updates Friday, 30 June 2017
  2. Town midfielder handed driving ban
  3. Lorry goes through central reservation on A14
  4. Teenager faces sentencing for double killing
  5. Weather: Brighter spells and showers

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    It's time for us to fly, like the owl captured in the photograph below.

    Thank you for joining us, we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday.

    Here is a look at some of the stories we've been covering today:

    • A former police officer is jailed for intending to pervert the course of justice
    • Ipswich Town midfielder Kevin Bru is banned from driving for a second time
    • A man is arrested after a lorry crashes into a barrier on the A14

    Scroll down for more on these stories and other Suffolk news.

    Have a splendid weekend.

    Carlton Colville
  2. Weather: Cloudy with some showers expected

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Cloudy with outbreaks of showery rain but becoming drier later with a few clear intervals.

    Weather chart

    Temperatures will only fall to 12C (54F) in a strengthening northwesterly wind but Saturday may start cloudy.

    Any patchy rain will soon clear to leave a mostly dry day with sunny spells and areas of cloud but just the small chance of an isolated light shower.

    Maximum Temperature 23C (73F).

    More details from BBC Weather.

  3. Jailed detective 'not corrupt', says judge

    A judge who has jailed a former detective for 28 days told him he was not corrupt.

    David Phelps, 42, of Lowestoft was found guilty earlier this month of intending to pervert the course of justice following a drugs arrest.

    Phelps was sacked from his job at Suffolk Police following his conviction.

    Passing sentence at Norwich Crown Court, Judge Anthony Bate said there was "no suggestion of a corrupt motive".

    "You were just trying to save time," he said.

    Judge Bate noted that Phelps had been dismissed and reminded by the chief constable that the core values of the police were honesty and integrity.

  4. Teenager jailed for double killings

    A teenager who was found guilty of killing two men at a travellers' site has been jailed for life.

    The Old Bailey jury convicted Nelson Smith, 18, of murdering Barry Street, 32, at West Meadows, Ipswich.

    He was found guilty of the manslaughter of Nathan Oakley, 18. He had been charged with murder but the jury returned a verdict of guilty of manslaughter due to a lack of intent.

    The sentencing judge told Smith he will have to serve a minimum of 17 years.

    Smith denied the crimes and claimed he acted in self defence.

    Nelson Smith
  5. BreakingTeenager jailed for life over traveller site killings

    A teenager has been jailed for life with a minimum of 17 years after he was found guilty of killing two men at an Ipswich travellers' site.

    More on this story shortly.

  6. Grey clouds create dramatic skies above

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It may be bit of a dull day out there today but that's not stopped our BBC Weather Watchers getting out and about.

    It's due to continue to be cloudy with rain overnight.

    Tomorrow is set to be fine, dry and sunny with highs of 22C (72F).

  7. Sacked detective jailed for intending to pervert course of justice

    A former police officer has been jailed for 28 days for intending to pervert the course of justice.

    Norwich Crown Court

    David Phelps, 42, of Lowestoft, was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court this afternoon after he was convicted earlier this month of trying to tell a man what to say when he was arrested in connection with a drugs offence.

    Phelps was a detective with Suffolk Police but was sacked for gross misconduct.

    Kevin Baumber, mitigating for Phelps, told Judge Anthony Bate that the offence was “not malicious or sinister” and “there is nothing he more regrets in his life”.

    The court heard he had been looking after his poorly mother and had gone through a separation.

  8. Suffolk athlete pinching himself over England call-up

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bentley javelin thrower Don Baker has told BBC Suffolk Sport it's "unbelievable" that he'll soon be competing for his country in the Bahamas.

    Don Baker

    Just three years after taking up the sport, the 17-year-old's been named in the England squad for next month's Commonwealth Youth Games.

    "I've been training for it for a year," Don said. "I've been focussing on it over the winter with my winter training, and had three or four opportunities to qualify and in the first throw of my last competition I hit the qualifier.

    "I reckon as soon as I step off the plane I'll be hit by the warm air and it'll suddenly hit me that I'm halfway across the world throwing a javelin - unbelievable."

  9. 'See you there' tweets Olly Murs

    Pop pin-up Olly Murs has been tweeting about his show tonight at Thetford Forest.

    X Factor winner Louisa Johnson will be warming up the crowd, ahead of Olly's appearance on stage at 20:40.

    Elbow put on a thrilling show last night, according to our man Andrew Woodger, with Rick Astley and Clean Bandit set to entertain woodland-bound gig-goers on Saturday and Sunday.

    View more on twitter
  10. How far could you go in one of these?


    Rob Groves preparing for his handcycilng trip around the coast of England and Wales

    Rob Groves, 61, is getting ready to handcycle 2,500 miles around the coast of England and Wales, starting off in Brighton this Sunday, 2 July and finishing in London on Friday, 28 July.

    Read all about Rob's former life as a bodybuilder, his journey into handcycling, his aims for the ride and how you can keep up with it here.

  11. Theme park mascots are returned

    Two mascots which had been stolen from a display at a family theme park have been returned.

    The toys on display at Pleasurewood Hills

    Soft toys of Woody Bear and Ronnie the Raccoon had gone missing from the gift shop at Pleasurewood Hills, Lowestoft, at about 14:35 on Wednesday.

    Staff said the characters were created specially for the park's opening in 1983 and carry "sentimental value".

    View more on twitter
  12. Man arrested after lorry crashes into A14 barrier

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a lorry crashed into a central reservation on the A14.

    Lorry on the A14

    Officers were called to the westbound carriageway at Haughley, between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, at about 05:20 this morning.

    The lorry had collided with the central reservation and crossed onto the opposite carriageway.

    Suffolk Police said one lane remains closed in both directions as repairs are carried out.

    Lorry crash
  13. Ipswich Town closing in on ex-Norwich man

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    BBC Suffolk Sport understands that Ipswich Town are close to making midfielder Tom Adeyemi their fourth summer signing.

    Tom Adeyemi

    The 25-year-old, who scored against the Blues while on loan at Rotherham last season, is a free agent after leaving Cardiff City recently.

    Adeyemi started his career at Norwich City, making 11 appearances for the Canaries before leaving Carrow Road for Birmingham City in 2013.

    Ipswich have already signed Joe Garner, Jordan Spence and Emyr Huws this summer, with winger Bersant Celina's loan move from Manchester City imminent.

  14. It's time to celebrate cricket!


    With the return of live cricket to the BBC TV in 21 years, why not find out how YOU can get involved with game.

    We've got all you need to know with our Get Inspired guide or, if you have/know any five- to eight-year-olds who would like to try the game then the All Stars Cricket might be for them.

    Just ask England bowler Stuart Broad.....

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    Video caption: Stuart Broad surprises children with an All Stars Cricket kit
  15. Ipswich Town's Kevin Bru banned from driving for second time

    Ipswich Town midfielder Kevin Bru has been disqualified from driving for a year after his car was spotted speeding while already banned from the roads.

    The 28-year-old told police he was not driving when his car was filmed speeding between Stratford St Mary and East Bergholt last August.

    But he failed to identify who was behind the wheel.

    He admitted three offences of failing to give officers information identifying the driver of his vehicle, at Ipswich Magistrates' Court.

    Kevin Bru

    The Paris-born Mauritian international was handed a six-month ban in April, which was replaced with a year-long ban at the Suffolk court.

    The court heard he was playing football at the time of the offences.

    Neil Saunders, representing him, said he had "put his head in the sand".

    "All he can do is apologise. It was not malicious. It was naivety," he said.

    Bru was also fined £1,000 and told to pay £300 in court costs.