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Milan Djuric

Bristol City move to within a point of the Championship play-offs with a narrow win over out-of-form Ipswich Town.

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James Maddison

Norwich City earn their first win in seven in an entertaining match to heap the pressure on struggling Reading.

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CCTV network mooted for Suffolk

Suffolk could get a countywide CCTV network as part of measures to tackle increasing demand on police, Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has said.

Talk of the scheme emerged during Friday’s Police and Crime Panel held in Bury St Edmunds, where councillors on the panel were given updates and able to scrutinise the work of the PCC.

Addressing the panel, Mr Passmore said: “Why don’t we look carefully at a countywide network of CCTV?

“It does reduce crime, catch offenders and you can bet your bottom dollar I am absolutely behind that.

“If we are going to have this system, let’s have it supported properly for the next 10 years.”

'More to do on assuring victims,' says PCC

Suffolk police said that victims of serious sexual offences and domestic abuse need to have confidence in the justice system in order to come forward.

Latest Suffolk police figures revealed that the number of serious sexual offences had increased by nearly 35% in the last 12 months compared to the three year average, while fewer than one in 10 were solved.

Less than 50% of domestic abuse cases reported resulted in a victim wanting to pursue prosecution.

Tim Passmore, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, said there was a “heck of a lot to do” but progress was being made.

Severe accident: A1060 Essex both ways

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A1060 Essex both ways severe accident, between Chignal Road and Park Avenue.

A1060 Essex - A1060 Roxwell Road / Rainsford Road in Chelmsford lane blocked on slip road from the services in both directions between the Chignal Road junction and the Park Avenue junction, because of an accident.

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

Biker dies in Norfolk lorry crash

A motorcyclist has died after a collision with a lorry in Norfolk this morning.

Salhouse Road at Rackheath
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The biker, in his 50s, died at the scene in Salhouse Road (pictured), Rackheath, near Norwich.

Police were called at 08:50 and closed the road for four hours.

The driver of the Scania HGV was unhurt, they said.

Officers appealed for any witnesses, or those with dashcam footage, to come forward.

Bobbies-on-the-beat days 'have gone', says Suffolk PCC

Jason Noble

Suffolk Local Democracy Reporter

Suffolk's police and crime commissioner says the days of having bobbies-on-the-beat "have gone".

The county's police and crime panel has met in Bury St Edmunds to discuss a host of issues, including the perceived lack of visibility of officers in the community.

Public leaders had shared their concerns in a report published ahead of the meeting, with some stating that, particularly in rural communities, the level of police visibility was "none".

Speaking to the panel, Mr Passmore said the combination of increased workloads and a lack of funding from central government were factors.

He said it comes down to "resources and priorities".

Tim Passmore
BBC

Severe accident: M25 Essex clockwise

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M25 Essex clockwise severe accident, between J27 for M11 and J28 for A12.

M25 Essex - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J27 M11 and J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Basildon shop owners face eviction for new development

About 20 shop owners and traders in Basildon could be evicted if they refuse to leave the town centre to make way for a new multi-million pound development.

Compulsory purchase orders were approved by Basildon Borough Council last night for an area which includes businesses in East Square, where a new cinema, restaurants and coffee shops will be built.

Conservative councillor Kevin Blake, for Burstead ward, said: "Most will go willingly, but perhaps not all.

The council insisted it will do its best to help people move and talks are expected to continue despite last night's vote.

Mr Blake added: "We don't want to force people to leave. But you can't hold up a project for the odd few."

Police renew appeal for missing teenage boy

Police have renewed their appeal for a missing teenager from Carlisle who hasn't been seen for over three weeks.

Joseph Charlott, 16, was last seen on 21 February in the Raffles area of Carlisle but has links to Hastings, Peterborough and the Clyde area of Scotland.

Joseph Charlott
Cumbria Police

'Mini Beast' set to hit the East of England

'Mini Beast' to bring cold weather to the east

MPs critical of liquidated local enterprise partnership in report

Peterborough Telegraph

MPs have criticised an organisation which funded infrastructure projects in Peterborough before being liquidated.

Passenger's head shatters windscreen after 30mph crash

Cambridgeshire Police have shared a picture of a shattered windscreen to remind to motorists to always wear a seatbelt.

It follows an incident in which a car passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was involved in a 30mph collision.

Windscreen shattered
@cambscops

"You can clearly see where their head hit the windscreen. Please just #WearIt," the Cambridgeshire force tweeted.

Tories warned 'we have a version of Momentum' in Fenland

Cambs Times

The North East Cambridgeshire Conservative Association is split over a rule change that has allowed party activists to de-select four district councillors – three of them cabinet members.

Shoppers complain of stink at Peterborough shopping centre

Serpentine Green exterior
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Staff at a Peterborough shopping centre say they are working with Anglian Water after shoppers complained about a bad smell.

As first reported by the Peterborough Telegraph, visitors to Serpentine Green in Hampton have complained of a smell of sewage at the centre, which is home to a number of shops, restaurants and cafes.

The smell issue was raised by Roy Proud, who tweeted:

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In response, a spokesman for the centre, which was subject to a large upgrade last year, said: "We are working with drainage companies and Anglian Water to identify the problem to resolve this.

"We hope that this will be resolved soon."

A14 delays after four lorries and car collide at Bar Hill

There are continuing problems on the roads around Cambridge this afternoon after a collision between four lorries and a car on the A14.

The westbound carriageway is down to one lane at Bar Hill, having been completely shut earlier, with severe delays back to junction 12 of the M11.

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit has shared this image...

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This Google Traffic Flow map gives an overview of the delays:

Google traffic map
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London men jailed over 'violent' Bournemouth jewellery raid

Two men have been jailed after a staff member had a gun held to his head during a "violent" armed robbery at a Bournemouth jewellers.

Franses jewellers
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Mustafa Ali, 25, of Sandringham Road, Dalston, east London, and Michael Adiat, 23, of Maundeville Street, Lower Clapton, east London, admitted robbery and possession of a firearm at Franses Jewellers on Westover Road on 31 January last year.

Ali also admitted raids in Essex, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

Ali was jailed for 16 years with five years on licence. Adiat was jailed for 12 years with three years on licence.

This was a violent offence and a very frightening ordeal for the victims, who all showed considerable bravery in the circumstances.

Det Con Jo ReganDorset Police

Severe accident: A14 Cambridgeshire westbound

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A14 Cambridgeshire westbound severe accident, between J31 M11 and J29 B1050 Hatton's Road affecting J11 A10.

A14 Cambridgeshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on A14 westbound between J31, M11 (Girton) and J29, B1050 (Bar Hill), because of an accident involving four lorries and a car. Congestion on M11 to J11, A10 (Cambridge South).

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

Joe Garner in action for Ipswich

Ipswich Town striker Joe Garner will miss the rest of the season because of a minor skull fracture.

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Severe accident: M25 Greater London clockwise

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M25 Greater London clockwise severe accident, between J29 for A127 and J30 for A13 Lakeside.

M25 Greater London - Stationary traffic on M25 clockwise between J29, A127 (Romford) and J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

Two Norfolk locations named among best places to live in UK

Eastern Daily Press

Two places in Norfolk have been included on the Sunday Times Best Places to Live list for 2018.

Norwich and Wymondham are two of 12 locations from across the East of England to be included on the list.

Suffolk is represented by Bungay, Orford, Woodbridge and Hadleigh while Chelmsford in Essex was named the number one spot in the top 12 places to live in the east.

Motorcycle crash closes road in Rackheath

Police have urged motorists to find alternative routes after a crash involving a motorcyclist at about 08:50 this morning.

It happened in Rackheath, to the north east of Norwich.

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Felixstowe freight train line 'closed until Tuesday'

Network Rail has said the branch line between Ipswich and Felixstowe, which carries freight from the port as well as passenger trains, could remain closed until Tuesday.

Freight trains are running using manual signalling as the automatic signalling system is not working.

However, Greater Anglia is using bus replacement services as no passenger trains are running.

Rout's level crossing, Nacton
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The crossing is off the A1156 Felixstowe Road to the east of Ipswich

A motorist remains in hospital with life-changing injuries after a collision with a freight train at a car driver-operated level crossingnear Trinity Park on Wednesday night.

A police cordon remains in place.

Network Rail said the line carries 98 trains a day - including 33 freight trains going in and out of the port.

Approval for plans to help homeless people in Norwich

Norwich City Council has approved measures to tackle homelessness in the city.

Homeless person
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The funding of £1.1m from government will be spread across the next three years.

More than £900,000 will fund a consortium led by St Martins Housing Trust to provide support for an increasing number of rough sleepers and vulnerable people.

A second award of £160,000 would focus specifically on supporting homeless families - funding which would go to provider Petit Port.

As part of the plans, 10 full-time posts would be created and the Salvation Army day centre on Pottergate refurbished.

Alresford landslip: Line 'may not re-open until Monday'

Train operator Greater Anglia is warning commuters that services between Colchester and Clacton may not get back to normal until Monday following Wednesday night's landslip which has forced the closure of the line.

Network Rail engineers are working on repairs to "extensive damage to an embankment" between Alresford and Great Bentley.

Greater Anglia said that the Network Rail team will be working "round the clock" to re-open the line, but "current estimates are that train services will not resume until Monday".

The latest updates are on the Greater Anglia website.

Landslip on railway line between Alresford and Great Bentley
Network Rail

Severe accident: M11 Essex southbound

BBC News Travel

M11 Essex southbound severe accident, after J5 for A1168.

M11 Essex - Very slow traffic and one lane blocked on M11 southbound after J5, A1168 (Loughton), because of an accident involving three cars.

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

Severe disruption: M25 Essex anti-clockwise

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M25 Essex anti-clockwise severe disruption, between J27 for M11 and J26 for A121.

M25 Essex - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J27 M11 and J26, A121 (Waltham Abbey), because of a broken down lorry.

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

Tegan Wagner, Alice Harvey and Vicki Jayne Horsnell

A fundraising page has been set up to help cover the costs of the teenager's funeral.

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Fines for Norwich drivers with 'idling engines'

Approval has been given by councillors for motorists in Norwich to be fined for keeping their engines on whilst stuck in traffic.

Car exhaust
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The city council will now request that the government approves Norwich as a designated local authority which is allowed to issue fixed penalty notices for stationary idling offences.

A report for councillors said the push for fines would help "Norwich to be a safe, clean, low carbon city".

The whole of the area within the inner ring road is designated an air quality management area.

Fines would be set at £20 rising on a scale to £1,000 if drivers failed to comply.

Severe disruption: M25 Essex clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Essex clockwise severe disruption, between J30 for A13 Lakeside and J31 for A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock affecting J27 for M11.

M25 Essex - Severe delays and two lanes closed on M25 clockwise in Lakeside between J30, A13 (Lakeside) and J31 A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock, because of resurfacing work. Travel time is over 90 minutes. Congestion to J27 M11.

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

College student stabbed in the bottom in Loughton

A teenager has been taken to hospital after being stabbed in the bottom.

Police were called to the incident in Borders Lane, Loughton at around 13:00.

Officers are searching for four potential suspects, police said.

Epping Forest College confirmed the victim was one of their students.

A college spokesman said :"The incident allegedly involved three males who are not students of the college.

"The victim returned to the college by himself and was given immediate first aid treatment. Police and ambulance were called to the scene. The victim’s family were informed and he was taken to hospital for further treatment.

"The college grounds have been checked and for a short while an alternative entrance and exit from the side of the college was arranged to assist with the police investigation.

"The college remains safe and is open as normal with the main exit and entrance open."

Severe accident: M11 Essex both ways

BBC News Travel

M11 Essex both ways severe accident, around J9 for A11 Saffron Walden affecting J8 for A120.

M11 Essex - One lane closed, queuing traffic and long delays on M11 in both directions around J9 A11 Saffron Walden, because of an accident involving car. Travel time is around 85 minutes. Congestion to J8, A120 (Bishop Stortford) and to J11, A10 (Cambridge South).

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