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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday, 7 September 2017
  2. Roads closing tonight ahead of Friday's Tour of Britain
  3. Witness appeal to Ipswich stabbing
  4. Detectives given more time to question Royal Anglians arrested on suspicion of terror offences
  5. Fire crews return to recycling plant blaze
  6. Ipswich Town: McCarthy 'not bothered' about deadline day changes

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye from the Tour of Britain Stage 6

    The weather was a mixed bag, but the crowds turned out to watch another day's top-class cycling in Suffolk.

    Here's BBC Sport's report into today's stage.

    Congratulations to stage winner Caleb Ewan, and to the overall leader Lars Boom, who retained the top spot after victory in yesterday's time trial in Clacton.

    Tour of Britain at Snape Maltings

    Back again next year? We await the organiser's verdict...

  2. Weather: Thundery overnight showers possible

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Further showers during the first part of the night could be heavy and thundery in places across the BBC East region, but everywhere should become dry with clear spells and isolated fog patches.

    Temperatures in rural areas are likely to drop.

    Minimum temperature: 12C (54F)

    Weather chart

    Saturday should get off to a dry start with some sunshine, but eventually cloud will thicken and there'll be the risk of showers - some again turning heavy and thundery.

    Maximum temperature: 18C (64F)

    More details from BBC Weather:

  3. A day out for school children

    Schoolkids were allowed out of the classroom along the 183km route... including those from Kesgrave High School near Ipswich.

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  4. More pictures: Stradbroke, Rendlesham and Snape

    Tour of Britain at Stradbroke
    Image caption: Approaching Stradbroke just before the halfway point
    Tour of Britain at Rendlesham
    Image caption: Rendlesham Primary School pupils wait on the B1069 opposite Bentwaters airbase
    Tour of Britain at Snape
    Image caption: The King of the Mountain stage at Snape Maltings
    Tour of Britain at Snape
    Image caption: Crossing the River Alde at Snape
  5. Lars Boom retains overall lead after Stage Six of Tour

    Lars Boom has maintained his lead in the general classification of the Tour of Britain, after Stage Six which has taken place between Newmarket and Aldeburgh.

    With two stages remaining, Boom holds a lead of eight seconds over Lotto NL-Jumbo team-mate Victor Campenaerts, with Team Sky's Vasil Kiryienka a second further back in third.

    The highest-placed Briton is Team Sky's Geraint Thomas, who is 19 seconds off the lead in ninth place.

    Saturday's stage is a 185km (115 mile) ride from Hemel Hempstead to Cheltenham before the Tour concludes on Sunday with a 180km (111 mile) stage that starts in Worcester and ends in Cardiff.

    Rankings after Stage Six
  6. BreakingCaleb Ewan wins Suffolk stage of Tour of Britain

    Australian Caleb Ewan has won the sixth stage of the Tour of the Britain for Team Orica-Scott.

  7. Spectators happy to wait for the cyclists to come into sight

    There's less than 25km (16miles) to go to the end of Stage Six of the Tour of Britain and cycling enthusiasts are starting to reserve their places along the final stretch in Aldeburgh High Street:

    People waiting for the finish of the race
  8. Where shall we cyclists meet again? In thunder, lightning or in rain?

    They've ridden through wind, rain and sunshine since they left Newmarket at 11:00 - but what can the Tour riders look forward to in Aldeburgh?

    Here's a clue:

    Weather chart
  9. Suffolk support for cycling is 'wicked'

    One of Britain's best-loved cyclists, Mark Cavendish, found time to talk to us just before the Stage Six of the Tour set off from Newmarket this morning.

    The 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year said: "It's great to see how much racing has grown."

    The Dimension Data rider said in particular, the support in Suffolk is "wicked".

    Mark Cavendish
  10. Kesgrave stages third and final Tour sprint

    Rain doesn't appear to be dampening the spirits of those waiting for the final sprint of Stage Six of the Tour of Britain at Kesgrave near Ipswich:

    Sprint finish in Kesgrave

    Here's how the sprint finished:

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    Kesgrave sprint finish