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  1. Rugby union: Bury coach warns about complacency

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds head coach Ollie Smith says his side will be taking nothing for granted when they head to Henley Hawks in National League Two South tomorrow.

    Ollie Smith

    The Wolfpack have jumped up to sixth in the table after winning their last three matches.

    "We know every single team on their day can beat anyone so we can't underestimate anyone. We've fallen foul of that already this season and I'll be damned if it happens again," said Smith.

    "If we turn up with the right mindset then we are a match for anyone, but if we turn up and we're not on it that day then there's a good chance we'll get beaten.

    "It's the way this level of rugby seems to work - it's as much about the attitude and mental preparation of players as the actual on-pitch technicalities and tactics."

  2. 'Clever' Lizzy key to Ipswich title ambitions

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich women's hockey players take on Wapping this weekend in a top-of-the-table clash at Tuddenham Road.

    Lizzy Wheelhouse competes with an opposition player

    Mariette Rix hopes striker Lizzy Wheelhouse (left) can continue her excellent form and inspire the Suffolk side to a win that would see them reach the summit of the East Premier League.

    Wheelhouse has six goals from her last four matches alone, and the Ipswich head coach has described her as being vital to the team.

    "She started the season playing in defence due to necessity," Rix told us.

    "She has lots of experience in that position and is technically very gifted.

    "But moving her back into the forward line has been beneficial to the team, due to her ability to create something from very little."

  3. Flying Scotsman steams through the East - again

    Flying Scotsman will be steaming through the east of England on Saturday, much to the delight of locomotive fans.

    Its journey was cut short last month after it broke down in Peterborough.

    Flying Scotsman in Peterborough
    Image caption: A fault with the hot axle box on the right-hand driving wheel caused Flying Scotsman to break down last month

    The famous locomotive will make its way from Norwich to Ely, then on to London via Cambridge.

    British Transport Police is warning fans to stay off the tracks and only watch or take photographs "from a safe vantage point".

    The company that operates the locomotive stopped publishing exact timetables for Flying Scotsman's journeys after several incidents involving trespassers on the tracks.

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    Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER).

    In its time the locomotive set two world records for steam traction.

    It became the first steam locomotive to be officially authenticated at reaching 100mph (160.9km/h) on 30 November 1934, and then set a record for the longest non-stop run by a steam locomotive when it ran 422 miles (679 km) on 8 August 1989 while in Australia.

    It was retired from regular service in 1963 after covering 2,076,000 miles (3,341,000 km).

  4. FA Trophy: Suffolk sides to clock up the motorway miles

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    All four of the county's remaining FA Trophy clubs have away trips in the second qualifying round tomorrow.

    FA Trophy

    Leiston head to Dorking Wanderers, Needham Market are at Brentwood Town, Mildenhall Town go to Barwell while Bury Town will be trying to cause an upset at Billericay.

    In the Bostik Premier Division, Lowestoft Town entertain Merstham while AFC Sudbury are at home to Tilbury in the North Division.

  5. Ex-cinema set to become faith centre

    Ipswich Star

    The former Odeon cinema on Major's Corner could become Ipswich's newest church, if talks between a Christian group and its owner bear fruit, reports the Ipswich Star.

  6. Two injured as BMW 'lands upside down in tree' at Holton

    Two people have been seriously injured after a car ended up in a tree, according to police.

    The crash happened on the B1124 Beccles Road at Holton, near Halesworth, just before 01:00.

    Suffolk Police said there were five people in the BMW 320 which had left the road on a bend and landed upside down in a tree.

    Two people have been taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

    The road was closed for four hours while investigations took place.

    Holton
  7. Nydam agrees new Ipswich deal

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Not long after Ipswich Town confirmed that striker Ben Morris had agreed a new contract with the club, the Blues have also tied up midfielder Tristan Nydam to a long-term deal.

    Tristan Nydam

    Nydam, who turned 18 earlier this week, has enjoyed an impressive campaign with Ipswich this season, making 13 appearances in all competitions.

    The youngster has agreed terms on a deal that is due to expire in 2021, with the option of a further 12 months.

  8. New deal for Town youngster

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town striker Ben Morris has agreed a new contract with the Blues.

    Ben Morris

    The 18-year-old's latest deal runs until 2019, with the option of a further 12 months.

    Morris, an England youth international, made his debut for the Ipswich first team earlier this season, as a substitute in the 2-1 Carabao Cup defeat at Crystal Palace.

    He's previously spent time on loan at National League side Woking.

  9. Could former Odeon become a church?

    Ipswich Star

    The Ipswich Star reports that the former Odeon cinema in Ipswich could be given a new lease of life... in the shape of a church.

    Odeon, Ipswich
  10. Ipswich lido proposals backed by planning officers

    Plans to redevelop a 1930s lido would deliver a “sustainable future” for an “important historic site and valuable community asset”, according to planning officers.

    An artist's impression of Broomhill lido

    The proposal to restore Broomhill Swimming Pool in Ipswich will be discussed by Ipswich Borough Council's planning committee next week.

    The 1938-built pool was closed by the council in 2002, but the new project would be run by leisure group Fusion Lifestyle, with funding of about £1m from the council.

    Under the plans, the Grade II-listed pool's water will be heated for the first time.

    Officers are recommending the plans are approved by councillors.

    The application will be discussed on 15 November.

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    Video caption: Booming bittern at record numbers, says RSPB

    The wetland bird was extinct in the UK but this year numbers are up across the UK.

  12. Hacking suspect Lauri Love to fight extradition order

    A hacking suspect fighting extradition to the US will challenge the decision later this month.

    Lauri Love

    Lauri Love, from Stradishall, near Haverhill, is accused of stealing data from US government agencies including the US central bank, Nasa and the FBI.

    The 31-year-old, who has Asperger's syndrome, is appealing against an extradition order signed last year by the British home secretary.

    His solicitor told BBC Radio Suffolk a High Court hearing is scheduled for 28 and 29 November.

  13. Ed Sheeran shares romantic ski holiday advert

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    Ed stars opposite US actress Zoey Deutch in the new video for his ballad Perfect from his chart-topping album Divide.

    The pair start as friends but halfway through he reveals he's written a song for her and guess what? Its only the song that he's actually singing.

    A kitten also mysteriously appears despite the fact their holiday cabin seems miles from anywhere.

    Oh, and what happened to his Galway Girl or the female boxer from Shape of You? Leaving string of broken hearts this man...

  14. Rugby union: Bury boss keen to build on current run

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Bury St Edmunds head coach Ollie Smith isn't shying away from talk of a promotion push this season.

    Ollie Smith

    The Wolfpack will head to Henley Hawks on Saturday sixth in National League Two South, on a run of three successive victories.

    "Of course it [promotion] is realistic because, of the top four teams, we've only played one of them [Taunton], so there's still seven matches against the top four to come," said Smith.

    "All we can do is win the games we play and hopefully other teams will get wins against the top four, but it's still very much in our hands."

  15. Highs and lows for the booming bitterns

    It's been a booming year for bitterns at a Suffolk reserve.

    RSPB Lakenheath Fen, close to the Cambridgeshire and Norfolk borders, has recorded eight males - which live among reeds and can often only be recorded by their distinctive booming call which can reach more than 100 decibels.

    This is an all-time high for the reserve, which was created from fields 20 years ago, when there were no bitterns there.

    The creation of a freshwater reedbed habitat has seen numbers increase steadily over the years.

    A bittern wades in water among reeds

    It's not such good news for the wetland bird across East Anglia... there's been a slight drop in overall numbers on the Broads, The Fens and the Suffolk coast.

    The RSPB believes this is the result of a drier than average winter.

    This led to some reedbeds being too dry in the spring when the birds, which belong to the heron family, would be looking for nesting sites.

    A bittern in reeds

    Nationally, it's been a good year for the species, with at least 164 counted at 71 wetland and reedbed sites.

    The RSPB began surveying the numbers of bitterns in the early 1990s.

  16. New home for Ipswich's controversial Christmas tree

    Work got under way last night to put up Ipswich's "bauble tree" at its new home.

    Ipswich Central, the town centre management group, said it will put up a real tree on Cornhill.

    It means the artificial tree - made of aluminium globes and illuminated with LED lights - has now taken up residence outside the University of Suffolk on the Waterfront.

    The bauble tree spent five Christmases in the town centre, and came in for criticism - good and bad - from the public.

    The lights on both trees, and throughout the town, will be switched on from 18:45 on 16 November.

    Artificial Christmas tree outside the University of Suffolk
    Artificial Christmas tree outside the University of Suffolk
  17. Ipswich Town youngster wins second cap

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Ipswich Town midfielder Flynn Downes played the full 90 minutes as England's Under-19s hammered the Faroe Islands 6-0 in a European Championship qualifier last night.

    Flynn Downes

    Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah scored four of their goals.

    England's next game is against Iceland on Saturday, before they face Bulgaria three days later.

    The finals are next July.