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  1. Updates on Friday, 12 January 2018

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Bersant Celina in action for Ipswich Town

Bersant Celina scores a spectacular winning goal as Ipswich beat 10-man Leeds at Portman Road

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Blues keeper Bialkowski adds to injury woes

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town have just 18 first team players fit and available ahead of tomorrow's Championship clash with Leeds United.

Bartosz Bialkowski
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The latest casualty is goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski (pictured), who will miss out due to a calf strain, with Dean Gerken replacing him.

Cole Skuse, Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner are all likely to return to the starting 11, having been on the bench for last weekend's FA Cup tie against Sheffield United.

Town manager Mick McCarthy said the Blues needed to get back on track, having gone almost a month without a victory.

"We need a win and I'm confident we can win, but it's a tough ask on them tomorrow," he said.

"I've got 18 players available, and that includes Chris Smith and Adam McDonnell who I've had to bring back recently from loan spells."

McCarthy accepts that the club needs to bring in some new faces, and says that inquiries are ongoing.

"I've made loads of phone calls and asked loads of questions but at this moment in time I'm no further forward," he said.

"There'll be nothing done before tomorrow so why panic today? The team that will be playing tomorrow is a good team in my mind."

US F-15 jets from Lakenheath intercept Russian fighters
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'Gulls need friends' says Suffolk birder

An ornithologist is fighting the corner for common gulls, saying they "need friends".

Two gulls

Steve Piotrowski, president of Landguard Bird Observatory, will host a talk called Gulls Need Friends for Suffolk Wildlife Trust at Woodbridge Community Hall on Thursday, explaining more about gulls.

He said: "The two main gulls that breed with us - the black-headed and herring - are a conservation concern.

"Because we see a lot of them, we take them for granted and we feel they're a threat but they are globally threatened and we should be looking after them."

Ipswich Town: Fans' anger over Magical Vegas sponsorship
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Orwell Bridge should not have to close 'on very windy days'

Vikki Irwin

BBC Radio Suffolk political reporter

The Transport Secretary has said "key trunk roads", including the Orwell Bridge, should not be forced to close due to wind.

Chris Grayling

Chris Grayling made the comment during a formal ground-breaking ceremony to mark the latest phase of work to expand the Port of Felixstowe.

The Orwell Bridge was closed for 16 hours during Storm Eleanor last week.

Mr Grayling said: "You can never factor against any weather situation, but we should certainly be in a position where we don't lose key trunk roads on a very windy day."

Hutchison Ports, the owner of the Port of Felixstowe, said the expansion to create a new paved container yard is expected to be completed by early 2019.

The expansion work at the Port of Felixstowe

Bury St Edmunds doctor caught up in 'terrifying' US flight

East Anglian Daily Times

A Bury St Edmunds doctor was caught up in a ‘terrifying’ plane journey home from the USA today during which she said an aggressive passenger had to be sedated and restrained after attacking and threatening people on the flight.

Severe accident: A14 Suffolk eastbound

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Oh Taylor. Why do you tease us so?

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran
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We had thought we'd get the new Taylor Swift music video for her track End Game today but looks like we'll have to wait just a little bit longer.

Swifty has given us a sneak preview of the video that will apparently now land at midnight in New York (or tomorrow's Music News LIVE page in our terms).

For now, check out Taylor dancing on a boat, laughing on a bus, riding on a motorbike and enjoying a night out with her old mucker Ed Sheeran (above) and rapper Future - who both feature on the track.

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Ed Sheeran and country stars Faith Hill/Tim McGraw face copyright battle

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Ed Sheeran
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The chart-topping artist and the husband and wife team could he dragged into court after a pair of Australian songwriters accused them of copying one of their songs.

It's over Tim and Faith's single The Rest of Our Life, which was co-written by Ed and released in October.

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Sean Carey and Beau Golden say it is a "blatant copy" of their own 2014 song, When I Found You - as performed by Jasmine Rae (below)

"The copying is, in many instances, verbatim, note-for-note copying of original elements of the Song, and is obvious to the ordinary observer," states the complaint filed on Wednesday in New York federal court.

They are being represented by Richard Busch, who successfully won a trial for the family of Marvin Gaye in the Blurred Lines legal cation.

He also represented songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard who sued Ed over his track Photograph, which they said was a copy of X Factor winner Matt Cardle's 2011 single Amazing.

It was settled out of court in April last year.

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Ipswich Town: Hyam 'felt sick' for Bishop

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

After recently returning from more than 18 months out himself, Ipswich Town midfielder Luke Hyam (pictured) is backing team-mate Teddy Bishop in his battle to recover from injury.

Luke Hyam

Bishop, 21, lasted just 42 minutes when he made his first start of the season against QPR on Boxing Day, and is now out for the season with a hamstring problem.

"Me and Bish have got close over the last year or so," Hyam told me. "We've been in similar situations and know how the other one feels. When he had that set-back I literally felt sick for him.

"I've spoken to him and think he's in a good place. I know he'll work as hard as possible to get back and I know that he will."

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Wins for play-off chasing Leiston and Bury

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Leiston have moved back into the Bostik Premier Division play-off places thanks to a 1-0 win last night at Wingate and Finchley.

Ben Chenery

Matt Blake scored the only goal of the game at the Harry Abrahams Stadium, as the Blues moved up to fourth in the table.

Needham Market remain in the bottom four after a 3-1 loss at Margate.

Meanwhile, in the Bostik North, it was a good night for Bury Town, who beat play-off chasing rivals Potters Bar 2-1 at Ram Meadow.

Cemal Ramadan scored both goals for the home side to the delight of manager Ben Chenery (pictured).

It is now five games unbeaten for AFC Sudbury, who drew 2-2 at Brentwood, and there was also a 2-2 draw for Mildenhall Town at home to Maldon and Tiptree.

The Hall have extended their own unbeaten run to four matches.

'At war' Leiston striker returning to form

Graeme Mac

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Matt Blake (far left) was the match winner for Leiston last night as his goal sealed a 1-0 win at Wingate and Finchley, to move the Blues back into the Bostik Premier Division play-off places.

Matt Blake celebrates a goal with Leiston teammates
Leiston FC

Blake scored 42 goals in all competitions for Leiston during a highly impressive debut season, although recently his manager Glenn Driver acknowledged that 2017 was not the best of calendar years for the former Norwich United player.

The striker agreed as much when he spoke at full time last night, but told us he believed he was closing in on his best form again.

"I've found it really hard because I'm a targeted man every time I turn up to a game," said Blake.

"I am going to war every game and it has taken its toll on me.

"To go six games and not score has been difficult, something I'd never been through before.

"Hopefully I am out of that phase of not scoring. I'm working hard. It's a new year and a new me. I have three goals from the last three games, and I'm on a new level now."

Ex-Ipswich Town footballer Ted Phillips dies, aged 84
Ted Phillips was part of the team which won the First Division title under Alf Ramsey in 1961-62.

Ted Phillips shot 'took me off my feet'

Callers to BBC Radio Suffolk have joined the throng of people paying tribute to Ipswich Town legend Ted Phillips, who has died aged 84.

Town fan Hilary Yates, 67, rang the James Hazell show to talk about the time when he was about 13 and Phillips joined in with a Sunday kickabout on the recreation ground off Waterloo Avenue in Leiston.

"It was about 1962 and he stuck me in goal and he let one rip just past the halfway line and it just flew," said Mr Yates.

"I should have got out the way, but I saved it.

"That took me off my feet and took me right into the bushes.

"He picked me up and said, 'you done well, mate. It was your call and you saved it'. He was a lovely old boy."

Ted Phillips, Ipswich Town
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Moore completes Barnsley switch

Barnsley have confirmed the signing of Blues striker Kieffer Moore on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

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BreakingIpswich Town legend Ted Phillips dies

Ipswich Town's league championship-winning star Ted Phillips has died at the age of 84.

His goalscoring partnership with Ray Crawford was instrumental in helping Alf Ramsey's side lift the top-flight title for the only time in the club's history in 1961-62.

Suffolk MP big winner in government reshuffle

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The MP for West Suffolk, Matthew Hancock, is starting his new job today as culture secretary.

His promotion by the prime minister is one of the few highlights in what has so far been a fairly underwhelming reshuffle.

For Mr Hancock it's a major change in fortune for an MP who was facing a long period on the backbenches following the resignation of David Cameron.

As a key ally of the last prime minister and his chancellor, George Osborne, Mr Hancock was sacked from the cabinet when Theresa May took over in 2016.

I'm told that instead of accepting life as a humble MP again, he asked the prime minister to give him a junior ministerial job - any job - so that he could prove himself.

She made him digital services minister and he clearly has proved himself. His department has been renamed the department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The addition of "digital" is a sign, I'm told, that the government sees the rollout of superfast broadband to rural areas like Suffolk as a priority.

The reshuffle continues this morning with the allocation of junior ministerial jobs. Watch to see what happens to Suffolk MPs like Therese Coffey, James Cartlidge and Jo Churchill.

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Kieffer Moore celebrates scoring for Rotherham against Northampton Town

Championship side Barnsley sign Ipswich striker Kieffer Moore on a deal until 2021 for an undisclosed fee.

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