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Summary

  1. Conservative Lorne Green is new Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner
  2. Norwich South MP Clive Lewis tells Jeremy Corbyn's critics in the party to "shut up or get out" after last night's election results
  3. Labour gains four seats from the Greens to retain control of Norwich City Council
  4. UKIP gain four seats on Great Yarmouth Borough Council at Labour's expense
  5. Updates for Norfolk on Friday, 6 May 2016
  6. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

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By Patrick Byrne

All times stated are UK

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That's it from the Norfolk Live team on Friday so goodbye... we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen. 

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Tory wins PCC election by nearly 10,000 votes

Conservative Lorne Green won today's Norfolk PCC election after second-preference votes were counted.

Mr Green got 42,928 votes in the first round, and 17,133 in the second, a total of 60,061.

Labour's Dr Chris Jones came second with 37,141 votes in the first round and 13,146 in the second, a total of 50,287.

Conservative is new Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

The new police and crime commissioner for Norfolk is the Conservative candidate, Canadian-born former diplomat Lorne Green, who has lived in Snettisham for three decades.

Lorne Green
Lorne Green

He beat Labour's Dr Chris Jones, and said his diplomatic skills would be vital in his job.

"I worked in the former Yugoslavia at a time when patience was needed in negotiations with people holding very divergent views. These are the skills of the diplomat I intend to bring to the PCC role," he said.

Norfolk PCC count is continuing - and so are we

Jon Welch

BBC News

The second-preference votes are still being counted in the Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner election.

Four candidates, including incumbent Stephen Bett, have been eliminated and it's now a two-way fight between Labour's Dr Chris Jones and the Conservatives' Lorne Green.

We'll stay with you on Norfolk Live to bring you the result.

Weather: Staying dry with clear spells

Dan Holley

BBC Look East weather

Staying largely dry through the rest of tonight with clear spells and areas of high cloud at times.

Weather chart
BBC

Not as chilly as previous nights and Saturday will be dry and very warm with sunny but hazy spells. Feeling fresher along the east coast in northerly breeze. Minimum temperature: 7C (45F).

More details from BBC Weather

Sainsbury Centre applies for night alcohol licence

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, on the campus at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, has applied for a late alcohol licence so that events held there can run on into the night.

Sainsbury Centre
Geograph/N Chadwick

Managers want to serve alcoholic drinks and run events until 01:30. 

As well as exhibitions and public events, the centre has been the setting for many weddings.

Funding of £9m promises restoration of Norwich Castle's royal past

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Funding of more than £9m could see the restoration of King Henry I's castle which dominates Norwich city centre.

Norwich Keep interior
Geograph/David P Howard

Money from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help bring back to life Norwich Castle Keep's Great Hall (pictured) complete with a banqueting table, minstrels' gallery, King's chamber and chapel.

When the Keep restoration project is completed, visitors are promised newly-exposed Norman archaeology and architecture, previously untold stories of the castle's fascinating past and a unique "battlements experience" with views of medieval and present-day Norwich. 

Labour candidate wins highest vote in any district

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

The Labour candidate for the post of Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Chris Jones, received the single biggest vote in any district for any of those competing.

Chris Jones
BBC

In Norwich alone Dr Jones collected 13,903 votes to win through to the second round against the Conservatives' Lorne Green.

Dr Jones, a forensic psychiatrist, has worked for the NHS for 32 years.

RNLI beach patrols celebrate 10th year in North Norfolk

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A partnership to provide patrols and beach monitoring to protect seaside visitors in North Norfolk is celebrating its 10th anniversary season.

Beach lifeguards
RNLI

The RNLI first teamed up with North Norfolk District Council in 2007 to provide beach patrols at Cromer, Sheringham, Mundesley and Sea Palling. 

A decade later the service has expanded along the East Anglian coast to 16 beaches down the coast, including Great Yarmouth and Suffolk. 

Four veteran RNLI lifeguards ever-present since that first day are Vincent Pank, Sam Kendrick, Scott Davidson and Chris Wall.

Ousted PCC 'disappointed' - but says successor faces challenges

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

The ousted Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, the independent Stephen Bett, said he was very disappointed to have lost out on the first round of the election but said competing with national party machines was always going to be a challenge.

Stephen Bett
BBC

"It's my baby as I built the office to what it is now and that's one of the best in the country. That has been independently vetted," he said.

"I am sorry not to carry on but the new person taking over faces challenges in issues of mental health, rehabilitation of prisoners, internal discipline and further links with blue-light services."

BreakingIncumbent PCC Stephen Bett eliminated in first round of voting

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

The race to become the next Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk is now between the Labour and Conservative candidates.

Stephen Bett
BBC

The incumbent Stephen Bett, an independent candidate, has been eliminated and the second round of counting has now begun. 

Conservative candidate Lorne Green has topped the poll in five of the seven districts in Norfolk.

Eadie: Final 'could have ended up 15 or 20-0'

BBC Radio Norfolk

Former Norwich City player Darren Eadie, now head of football at Langley School, near Loddon, has been explaining why the school asked the English Schools FA to reschedule their under-16s cup final, being played today.

He said: "We are a small school and hadn't got the boys to fulfill the fixture as it stood. If we did put out a sub-standard team it could have ended up 15 or 20-0 because we're at the top level in a national competition." 

The English Schools FA said it respected Langley's decision but was "very disappointed" it had declined to play.

School cup final 'should have been rescheduled', says Eadie

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A school that was kicked out of an under-16s FA football competition believes the fixture should have been rescheduled.

Langley School said it had been unable to field a team because key players were on a tour with Norwich City's academy.

Darren Eadie
BBC

Former Norwich City player Darren Eadie (pictured), the school's head of football, coached the team to the final at Manchester City's training ground today, and said the school tried everything to get the fixture moved so its top players could be fielded.

Travel: Congestion and slow traffic in Norwich and Great Yarmouth areas

BBC Travel

A broken-down motor home is blocking the Longwater roundabout near Norwich on the A47, causing delays. 

Traffic is slow and queuing on the A11 Newmarket Road in Eaton because of roadworks. 

There is also congestion on the A12 near Pasteur Road and A47 Acle New Road in Great Yarmouth. 

More details from BBC Travel:

Conservative takes lead in first round of PCC election

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

Conservative Lorne Green has topped the poll in five of the seven districts of Norfolk in the first round of the county's police and crime commissioner elections. 

Lorne Green
BBC

He came first in Breckland, Broadland, South Norfolk, North Norfolk and West Norfolk with Norwich still to declare.

UKIP candidate David Moreland topped the poll in Great Yarmouth.

BreakingConservative takes early lead in first police and crime commissioner vote

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

The first-round results are in for the PCC vote in King's Lynn and West Norfolk. 

Lorne Green for the Conservatives came in with the highest number at 7,581.

He was followed in second place by independent candidate Stephen Bett, the incumbent, with 4,696 votes.

Other votes in the rest of the county are being collated at King's Lynn.

Police and crime commissioner vote count continues

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

The count in the Norfolk police and crime commissioner election is continuing with a result expected later this afternoon.

King's Lynn count
BBC

Nearly 160,000 people took part in the poll yesterday and the count is taking place at several centres around the county, before being collated at King's Lynn.

Police and crime commissioner poll sees increased turnout over 2012

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

The turnout in the election for the Norfolk police and crime commissioner was just under 24%, an increase on the figure of 15% four years ago.

King's Lynn count 2
BBC

The highest figure was in Norwich, where city council elections were also being held. A total of 34,891 votes were cast there, representing a 36% turnout. The lowest turnout, 19%, was in Breckland.

Six candidates are competing for the post. Results from centres across the county are being collated at King's Lynn where the result will be announced later.

Travel: Broken-down bus brings A148 disruption

BBC Travel

A broken-down bus in Littleport Street in King's Lynn is causing traffic disruption and queuing in both directions on the A148 Blackfriars Road.

Further details on BBC Travel.

Man sought by police for breaching prison release licence conditions

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A 19-year-old man wanted for recall to prison after breaching release licence conditions is sought by police in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Nicholas Humphries
Norfolk Police

Nicholas Humphries (pictured) has links to the Fairstead estate in King's Lynn but could also be in the Peterborough area, police said. 

He is described as of medium build and about 5ft 7in (1.70m) tall. He often uses a mountain bike and wears sports clothing. 

Anyone with information should contact police but should not approach him.

Police clock close to 2,500 speeding drivers

Police have clocked 2,493 motorists speeding in Norfolk and Suffolk during a week-long crackdown on road offences. 

Speed Camera
PA

Most of the drivers were caught on fixed and mobile speed cameras but officers on patrol issued 153 offence reports for speeding in Norfolk and 103 in Suffolk. 

Ch Insp Kris Barnard, head of Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit, said: "Speeding is one of the 'fatal four' offences which lead to people being killed or serious injured in a collision. 

"Others are drink-driving, using a mobile phone and not wearing a seatbelt." 

Diss desperate to restore pride with Norfolk Cup joy

Diss Express

This week's Diss Express back page:

Back page Diss Express
Diss Express

Weather: Staying dry with hazy sunshine

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

A fine, warm and dry afternoon but some noticeable high cloud will make sunshine more hazy.

Weather chart
BBC

Very warm inland but towards the coast onshore breezes will keep it a little cooler. Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

More details from BBC Weather.

Canaries boss: 'We need to apply pressure'

More from manager Alex Neil at Norwich City's press conference ahead of the Manchester United match.

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Ryan Bennett a 'last-minute call' for United game

Phil Daley

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Manager Alex Neil opens Norwich City's pre-match press conference ahead of the home tie against Manchester United, kicking off at lunchtime tomorrow.

View more on twitter

Canaries seek vital win without key players

BBC Sport

Norwich City will again be without injured key pair Timm Klose and Alexander Tettey for the visit of Manchester United, who are seeking to take revenge for the 2-1 defeat in the match at Old Trafford.

Norwich celebration
Getty Images

United midfielder Marouane Fellaini also misses out because of a three-match suspension.

Manager Louis Van Gaal said: "They (Norwich) won at Old Trafford, so we have to take revenge also. 

"It's always difficult to fight against a team that fights to maintain their position in the Premier League from relegation. It shall be a very tough game but in spite of that we have to win." 

Lunchtime headlines: MP tells Corbyn critics 'shut up or get out'... Results of PCC election due this afternoon

Tom Baker

BBC Radio Norfolk

  • Norwich Labour MP Clive Lewis tells Corbyn critics "shut up or get out"
  • Langley School kicked out of under-16 FA Cup final over missing key players 
  • Results of Norfolk's police and crime commissioner election due this afternoon

Cancer charity moves HQ to link with research beneficiaries

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Norfolk and Waveney cancer charity The Big C is moving its HQ to Norwich Research Park to be closer to major recipients of its donations for equipment, research, support and information.

Big C
Big C

The charity will be based at Centrum and Dr Chris Bushby, its chief executive, said the aim was to link research findings with the continued support and care offered to cancer patients and their families. 

"It will enable us to develop more opportunities for partnership working among healthcare and the medical communities which in turn could lead to increased access to further funding," he said.

School football team denied cup final appearance over missing players

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A Norfolk school is crying foul after being denied the chance to play in a national under-16s cup final because key players were away on tour with Norwich City's Academy.

Langley School
Langley School

Langley School, near Loddon, took on teams from across England to gain a place in today's final at Manchester City's training ground.

After asking for the final to be moved, Langley found they had been thrown out of the competition and replaced by the team they beat in the semis.

In a statement, the English Schools FA said it was "very disappointing" that a school had declined the chance to play in a national cup final for the first time in its 112-year history, but that it "respected" Langley's decision.

Candidate says sorry after election blunder

Norwich Evening News

Here is the front page of today's Norwich Evening News:

Norwich Evening News front page
Archant

Call for more international food stalls at centuries-old market

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A report into Norwich Market has revealed the public and traders are unhappy about its appearance and the types of stall.

Norwich Market
Geograph / David Hawgood

The report from the consultation revealed an overwhelming demand for new stalls serving more international cuisine at the market, which underwent a major refurbishment a decade ago.

Paul Hendrick, city council cabinet member responsible for the centuries-old market, said City Hall was taking the findings seriously.

Watch: East of England election round-up

BBC Look East

What's the situation in the East of England after last night's elections? 

Look East's Ian Barmer has this report.

Castle looks forward to £8.7m revamp of Norman Keep

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Norwich Castle is to get a £462,400 Heritage Lottery grant to transform its keep to look as it was when the Normans built it in the 11th Century.

Norwich Castle Keep
Geograph / N Chadwick

Norfolk Museums Service said a further £8.7m funding had been earmarked towards the project and a second application for the full grant would be made at a later date. 

In the medieval period Norwich Castle was architecturally one of the most important buildings in Europe and one of the most elaborate of the great Romanesque keeps, the museums service said. 

"The project aims to re-present the historic keep as it appeared during its heyday under the great Norman kings."

Labour members 'sick of bickering, briefing and back-stabbing', says MP

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A leading supporter of Jeremy Corbyn in Parliament, Norwich South MP Clive Lewis, has called on Labour to unify, telling critics of the leadership to "shut up or get out" of the party.

He told the BBC party members were sick of the "bickering, the briefing and the back-stabbing", adding: "People want us to be an effective opposition and to start taking the fight to the Tories."

The shadow environment minister admitted there was "lots of work to be done" and said Mr Corbyn (pictured) and the leadership team needed a "far slicker approach". 

Jeremy Corbyn
Getty Images

But he said: "We've got to start moving forward as a unified party. That's what I'm getting from my members - shut up or get out." 

UKIP gains in Great Yarmouth at expense of Labour

Andrew Woodger

BBC News

UKIP has gained four seats on Great Yarmouth Borough Council at the expense of Labour and is now the second-biggest party there, despite not having a single seat three years ago. 

But there's still no overall control on the council, with the Conservatives continuing to run the administration alongside UKIP. 

Graham Plant, Tory group leader, said the two parties could co-operate and Kay Grey, leading UKIP, said its councillors were ready for their new duties. 

Thirteen out of 39 seats were up for grabs, leaving the parties with the following totals: 

  • Conservatives: 14 
  • UKIP: 12 
  • Labour: 11 
  • Independent: Two

Sport: Belief in survival high in Canaries' squad, defender Martin says

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norwich City defender Russell Martin says there's more belief in the current squad than the one that was relegated two years ago. 

Russell Martin
PA

The Canaries last dropped out of the Premier League in 2014 and are back in the bottom three again with just three games of this season to go.

Their survival bid continues against Manchester United at Carrow Road tomorrow lunchtime. 

Martin returned to the City line-up against Arsenal at the weekend.

'Shut up or get out', Norwich MP tells Corbyn critics

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

The MP for Norwich South Clive Lewis told the BBC this morning that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's critics in the party should "shut up or get out".

Clive Lewis
Getty Images

Supporters of Mr Corbyn are already saying the results in the East of England - and Norwich in particular - prove the new leader has what it takes to win Parliamentary seats in the region. 

There were real fears last night among supporters that the party would lose seats across the East. But in its traditional heartlands Labour's vote held up and it also made several impressive gains.

Labour make four gains from the Greens in Norwich

Ian Barmer

BBC Look East

It's been a successful night for Labour in Norwich as the party retained control of the city council, making four gains from the Greens in the process.  

Norwich count
BBC

Thirteen out of 39 seats were up for grabs, resulting in the following standings on the council:

  • Labour: 26
  • Green: 10
  • Liberal Democrats: Three

Weather: Staying dry and sunny

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

 Fine, dry and warm but high cloud will make sunshine more hazy.

Very warm inland but onshore breezes near coasts will keep it a little cooler. Maximum temperature: 20C (68F).

More details on BBC Weather: