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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 1 September 2017
  2. Two arrested after police pursuit
  3. A14: Overnight road closure
  4. Euromillions still to be claimed
  5. Trust launches appeal to buy nature land
  6. Ipswich Town sign Everton defender on loan

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Monday's weather: Misty, murky, mild and muggy

    Sara Thornton

    BBC Weather

    Most places will have a dull and damp start, with cloudy skies and some light rain and drizzle.

    This afternoon will be drier and possibly brighter as some sunny spells start to develop.

    Top temperature: 20C (68F).

    Get a full forecast where you live, from BBC Weather.

    Sara Thornton with Monday's weather map
  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A145 Suffolk both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A145 Suffolk both ways severe accident, between Cromwell Road and Church Lane.

    A145 Suffolk - A145 London Road in Beccles closed in both directions between the Cromwell Road junction and the Church Lane junction, because of an accident and a fuel spillage. Traffic is coping well. Congestion to the Church Lane junction.

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

  3. Good morning Suffolk

    Philippa Taylor

    BBC Local Live

    Welcome to our live coverage from across the county.

    Among the stories the team will be taking a closer look at:

    • A report from the University of Suffolk, which says Ipswich is in the midst of a serious drug-related gang war
    • A suspected serious sexual assault on a woman in Ipswich

    But as ever, we'll start the day with a look at the weather prospects - is it going to stay grey all day?

    Sara Thornton will be here next to tell us all what's in store...

  4. Video content

    Video caption: Harry Potter: Lavenham De Vere House up for sale

    The 14th Century cottage used as the fictional birthplace of the boy wizard is back on the market.

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A14 Suffolk westbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    A14 Suffolk - Stationary traffic on A14 westbound in Sproughton between J55, A1214 (Copdock Interchange) and J54 Sproughton Road, because of a vehicle fire and all traffic being temporarily held.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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
  9. 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.

  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Suffolk derby the pick of the weekend's FA Cup ties

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    There'll definitely be a Suffolk club in Monday's draw for the second qualifying round of this season's FA Cup, with two of our sides meeting tomorrow.

    FA Cup

    AFC Sudbury welcome Mildenhall Town to the Wardale Williams Stadium, just five days after they met in the Bostik North Division.

    Haverhill Borough are the only other Suffolk side at home, against Kings Langley.

    Three others are on the road - Needham Market go to Clapton, Lowestoft Town are at Bedford Town while Leiston head to Aylesbury.

  13. Speedway: Depleted Witches well beaten by the Bears

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    A patched-up Ipswich Witches team went down 55-38 at Redcar Bears in the Championship last night.

    Ritchie Hawkins

    The Suffolk side were without three of their regular riders and only Rory Schlein (15 points) and Kyle Newman (paid-12) reached double figures.

    "We were beaten by the better side and we need to put that right on Saturday night and I am sure we will," team manager Ritchie Hawkins (pictured) told the club website.

    "We didn't score that many points from rider replacement and the guests and that obviously affected our overall score. We cannot criticise anyone for their efforts it was just one of those nights."

    The two sides meet again at Foxhall tomorrow.