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  1. Updates for Friday, 5 January 2018

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  1. Video content

    Video caption: Corrie Mckeague video shared 'to make people smile'

    Footage of the missing airman ice-skating with friends is released to "make people smile".

  2. Two charged after Ipswich church silver stolen

    Two men have been charged after a church safe, containing silverware and parish record books, was stolen.

    St Mary & St Botolph's in Whitton was broken into overnight on Saturday, 30 December, and a jewellers in Ipswich town centre reported that two men had tried to sell them silver on Tuesday.

    St Mary & St Botolph church, Whitton, Ipswich

    The two men, who are aged 19 and 20, are due at magistrates in the town facing charges including receiving stolen goods. One of them has also been charged with the attempted burglary of a property in Barham in April.

    Suffolk Police said none of silver had been recovered and asked people to look out for items including communion cups, a bowl, flagons, a salver, chalices and a wafer box.

  3. England trio challenge you to sign up!

    #FAPeoplesCup

    Consider yourself a great five-a-side footballer or willing to give it a go?

    Fancy something fun to get 2018 off to a great start?

    Want a chance to play at St George's Park and go to the FA Cup final?

    Sign up is now available for the FA People's Cup - the free five-a-side competition that's back and even bigger than before. Don't take our word for it, listen to these three......

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    Video caption: FA People's Cup 2018: England trio Lingard, Butland, Maguire challenge you to play

    Find out all the details about the competition here - and you'll be able to see Jesse Lingard, Jack Butland and Harry Maguire try our five-a-side challenge on the BBC Sport website on Saturday.

  4. Steve Mac named Brit Awards' best British producer

    Steve Mac

    You may not know the face/name but you'll certainly know a lot of the big Mac's output, from last year alone.

    The British producer will be honoured by the Brits after having co-written and produced the most streamed track of all time and the highest selling UK single of last year.

    You know, this one...

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    Ring any bells?

    As well as working with Ed he also co-wrote/produced hit records by Rita Ora and Liam Payne (both below), as well as a Grammy-nominated Pink song that you'll find by scrolling down this page.

    Steve, who has amassed 200 million worldwide sales, said: "I feel truly humbled to receive this prestigious award, especially as it’s voted for by my peers who I greatly respect.

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    Quote Message: This really is the icing on the cake at the end of such an amazing year, not only for me personally but for British music.
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    The Brits nominations launch takes place on 13 January while the main event itself is on 21 February.

    Stick that latter date in your calendar, as we'll be running a dedicated live page for the event so you don't miss a thing.

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    Video caption: Snooks the dog statue in Aldeburgh given wool outfit

    An unknown yarn-bomber has given a statue of a dog a winter makeover, providing it with a knitted outfit.

  6. Fit again Hyam 'feels like a footballer again'

    Graeme Mac

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    From an Ipswich Town perspective, one of few positives to come out of the Blues' 4-1 defeat at Fulham on Tuesday night was the return to action of midfielder Luke Hyam.

    Luke Hyam

    Due to a series of serious injuries, the Suffolk born player hadn't featured for the first team since May 2016.

    "I felt like an 18 year old kid again," he told us today. "It was as if I was making a second debut just because of the experience of being out for such a long period of time.

    "I felt a bit stiff afterwards, but that's absolutely fine. I feel like a footballer again!"

    Ipswich play Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Saturday and because of injuries elsewhere, Hyam was asked about the prospect of featuring from the start at Portman Road.

    "Well I'm fit. I'm not match fit but I'm available for selection!

    "I need games so if I get one on Saturday then great, but if not I'll look forward to the next Under 23s game."

  7. Rise in ambulance delays at A&E in the East of England

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    Nearly 3,000 ambulance patients had to wait more than half an hour outside hospitals in the East of England between Christmas and New Year's Day, figures show.

    Of those, about a third were delayed for over an hour, waiting for A&E staff to become available, and preventing paramedics from attending other emergencies.

    Essex was the worst-affected county in the region with 827 ambulances having to queue outside hospitals, while there were 500 cases in Norfolk and 422 in Cambridgeshire.

    The worst individual hospitals were Broomfield in Essex with 243 delayed ambulances waiting to offload patients, Kettering General with 240 over the same period and Colchester with 233.

    Ambulance in transit.

    Across England as a whole there has been a sharp rise in the number of A&E patients facing delays on arrival in ambulances. Theresa May has apologised for the problem.

  8. Family pay tribute to teen killed in Boxing Day crash

    The family of an 18-year-old man who died in a Boxing Day car crash have said they are "devastated".

    Jake Paxton from Bury St Edmunds was injured in the crash which happened in Rougham at 21:30. He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital but died of his injuries the following day.

    Jake Paxton

    A statement from his family said: "Jake was beautiful inside and out. He was loved so very very much by all his family and those close to him".

    William Smedley, 18, of Bury St Edmunds also died in the crash. Both he and Jake were passengers in a Ford Fiesta when it was involved in the crash.

  9. Babergh council to choose new leader

    Babergh District Council will elect a new leader tonight, following the resignation of Jennie Jenkins last month.

    Ms Jenkins, who faced criticism over plans to merge with Mid Suffolk council, quit on 19 December before an opposition party motion for her to be removed was due to be raised.

    She had refused to guarantee referendum approval over the proposed merger.

    Babergh and Mid Suffolk councils already share a chief executive and have merged staff and services over the last six years.

    The ruling Conservative group on the council have nominated John Ward as their leadership candidate, but others may step up to challenge him at this this evening's vote.