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  1. Updates for Friday, 29 December 2017

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Derby County goalscorer Sam Winnall celebrates

Sam Winnall's two excellent goals help an impressive Derby County move up to second place in the Championship.

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A1088 reopens after marquee halts traffic

'Marquee' closes A1088 near Ixworth

The police are reporting that the A1088 is closed between Honington and Ixworth.

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Severe disruption: A1088 Suffolk both ways

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A1088 Suffolk both ways severe disruption, between A143 Stanton Road and Troston Road.

A1088 Suffolk - A1088 in Ixworth closed and heavy traffic in both directions between the A143 Stanton Road junction and the Troston Road junction, because of large marquee in the road.

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

Ipswich midfielder Teddy Bishop had to be substituted against QPR

Ipswich Town central midfielder Teddy Bishop will miss the remainder of the season as he requires hamstring surgery.

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Family pays tribute to A1307 crash victim

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Tributes have been paid to the woman who died in a crash on the A1307 in Cambridgeshire days before Christmas.

Gail Brown
Cambridgeshire Police

Gail Brown, 56, of Lowry Close, Haverhill, died in the three-vehicle crash at Bartlow - between Linton and Horseheath - on 22 December.

In a statement, her husband Ian, parents Pat and Michael, sister Lorraine and nephew David, said: "We are totally devastated at the loss of our beautiful Gail.

"Words can’t express how we feel at the moment, but we take immense comfort from all the messages of support we have received from the many, many people who knew and loved her. She will be sorely missed by so many people."

A woman arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving will appear in court in the New Year.

A1307 crash scene
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'Overwhelming' response to lifeboat break-in

The crew of the Aldeburgh lifeboat says it has had an overwhelming response to a break-in.

Vandals caused damage when they broke into the lifeboat shed just before Christmas. They also stole the crew's tea- and coffee money.

"A builder wants to come and repair the damage for us," said Charlie Walker from the RNLI in Aldeburgh.

"[The local] Tesco gave us a hamper full of coffee. We've had people coming through the door with donations large and small. You can't believe it," he added.

Damage at the RNLI station in Aldeburgh
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Weather: Ice warning issued

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Severe Weather warning for the East of England for ice, up to 11:00.

It said icy patches developed overnight and this morning on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, as well as where showers continued to fall washing off treatment.

Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are possible.

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Fraudster absconds from Hollesley Bay open prison

Nic Rigby

BBC News

A fraudster has absconded from Hollesley Bay open prison, near Woodbridge in Suffolk.

Andrew Lyones, 52, was reported missing to police yesterday after he was absent from a roll call.

Andrew Lyones
Suffolk Police

Lyones, who is serving a 15-month sentence for fraud, is described as white, 5ft 6in (1.67m) tall, balding and clean shaven.

He has tattoos, including a sleeve on his left arm and tattoos of the sun, a girl and a spider web on his lower right arm. It is believed he may be wearing a green T-shirt.

Suffolk Police said Lyones had links to Norwich and is warning members of the public not to approach him.

Anyone who has any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact police.

Bury Road, Great Thurlow

Officers were called to reports of a death of a fox and an incident between hunters and monitors on Boxing Day.

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Hundreds take part in Christmas Day charity swim events

Hundreds of swimmers braved icy waters to take part in the annual Lowestoft Christmas Day swim on Monday.

The event, now in its 40th year, has raised £250,000 for good causes since it started, and the 2017 event saw over 300 entrants - many in fancy dress.

People dressed as turkeys run into the sea in Lowestoft
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People in fancy dress run into the sea in Lowestoft
Emma Gallagher / Facebook
People in fancy dress run into the sea in Lowestoft
Matt Stebbings / Facebook

Meanwhile, the St Elizabeth Hospice says there was a "record breaking" turn-out at its Christmas Day Dip event in Felixstowe, with more than 400 people taking part.

"Thank you to everyone who took part," the Ipswich-based charity wrote on its Facebook page. "You are all amazing!".

Severe accident: A14 Suffolk eastbound

BBC News Travel

A14 Suffolk eastbound severe accident, between J44 A134 Bury Eastern Interchange and J46 Thurston Road Thurston.

A14 Suffolk - A14 closed eastbound between J44, A134 (Bury Eastern Interchange) in Bury St Edmunds and Thurston in Beyton, because of a serious accident.

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Josh Scowen for QPR

Ipswich Town and Queens Park Rangers shared the points in the Championship with a goalless draw at Portman Road.

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