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By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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Jacob Murphy

Phil Cartwright

BBC Sport

Jacob Murphy's equaliser for Norwich extends Ipswich's wait of almost eight years for a victory in an East Anglian derby.

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Our coverage for today

Nic Rigby

BBC News

That's all from the Norfolk Live team for today and for the week. Our main stories included the following:

Any breaking news will be added to the site and we'll be back on Monday morning at 08:00.

Spare a thought also for the owner of this car who was the victim of Doris at Shelfanger near Diss on Thursday.

Car damaged by tree in Shelfanger, Norfolk
Nicola

More memories of past Ipswich vs Norwich derbies

BBC Sport

We're gearing up for the derby between Norwich and Ipswich on Sunday and so we found a few more pictures of past clashes featuring Blues victories, as promised earlier.

Here's a photo from Ipswich Town's 3-2 win in April 2009. It shows Pablo Counago (left) of Ipswich battling with Jason Shackell of Norwich during the Championship match.


          Pablo Counago (L) of Ipswich battling with Jason Shackell of Norwich during the Coca-Cola Championship match.
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And this photograph shows Danny Haynes of Ipswich evading a tackle from Ryan Bertrand during the league match at Portman Road in April 2008, which Town won 2-1 .

Danny Haynes of Ipswich and Ryan Bertrand of Norwich, 2008
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And here's a picture of the two mascots of the teams - Crazee Horse from Ipswich Town and Captain Canary from Norwich City - waiting to run in the fourth Mascot Grand National at Huntingdon Racecourse in 2002.

Norwich and Ipswich mascots
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Bricks thrown onto A11

One car had its windscreen and roof damaged as bricks were thrown from a bridge onto the A11 at Attleborough.

Norfolk Police said they are searching for a man in a pink jacket with a hat with flaps covering his ears, who was believed to have been riding a bicycle.

Another vehicle had its front bumper damaged during the incident which police said happened on the Besthorpe Road Bridge at about 14:30 on Wednesday.

There was a further incident today at about 13:20 when a man was seen throwing glass from the same bridge, but no damage was caused this time.

Overnight weather: Dry at first with patchy rain later

Julie Reinger

BBC Look East weather

A dry start to the night across the BBC East region with clear spells, but patchy rain will eventually spread in from the north-west. 

The winds will pick up to a moderate-to-fresh south-westerly, and temperatures will drop to 3C (37F).

Overnight weather map
BBC

Saturday will be blustery with a fresh, occasionally strong, south-westerly wind. 

Early rain will clear eastwards and it should then become drier and brighter, before more rain spreads in from the north-west. 

Highs of 10C (50F).

Get the full forecast where you are from BBC Weather .

Concern over stroke support cuts in Great Yarmouth and Waveney

Nikki Fox

BBC Look East

A charity which has helped hundreds of stroke survivors says it is having to close a local branch because it has lost its funding.

The Stroke Association supports people in their own homes and provides an outreach worker in Great Yarmouth and Waveney. 

Stroke
Science Photo Library

But the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the local NHS health commissioners, have said they can no longer afford the service.

Ritired DJ Ken Mason, who lives alone on a caravan park near Great Yarmouth, said the support he received from an outreach worker provided by the Stroke Association was vital after he left hospital following a stroke.

"Without the support I would have ended up either dead or in hospital," he told the BBC.

Sara Betsworth, of the Stroke Association
BBC

Sara Betsworth (pictured), of the Stroke Association, criticised the CCG for "salami slicing" an important service.

"The CCG should be talking to us and to stroke survivors and local people, because my understanding is they haven't been talked too," she said.

The CCG declined an interview, but said it made the decision "because the Stroke Association said it could not continue providing the same level of service for the money which was available". 

It says the charity signposts people to information and does not fulfill a health role. This is disputed by the Stroke Association.

The couples divided by football rivalry

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

I can't help thinking a draw at Carrow Road on Sunday is the only way these "divided" families from Stowmarket are still going to be speaking after the game, and even then they would have to agree it was a fair result.

Two couples have divided football loyalties

Ipswich Town: McCarthy faces midfield dilemma

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

In terms of team selection, the main talking point among Ipswich Town fans heading to Sunday's East Anglian derby will be who should start in midfield.

Cole Skuse and Aiden McGeady
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Cole Skuse (pictured left), Toumani Diagouraga, Emyr Huws and Grant Ward are all battling it out for three positions, although manager Mick McCarthy seems to be suggesting it'll be Skuse plus two others.

"He's got serious competition now, but it still doesn't mean he's not an automatic choice," said the Ipswich boss.

"You have to let your guard down and not play well but I can't honestly, hand on heart, say Skusey has done that. 

"He's been terrific. Although it is a difficult decision as they've all played well."

Norwich bookshop nominated as top independent

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Shops in Norwich, Bedford, Huntingdon and Suffolk have been nominated for the title of top independent bookshop in the country.

The Book Hive in London Street, Norwich, which opened about eight years ago, has been named with four others in the East category of the British Book Awards.

The Book Hive, Norwich
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The bookshop's owner Henry Layte said: "It's always nice to be be on this list. The only reason I decided to set up an independent bookshop in Norwich was that there wasn't one in the city."

Mr Layte has also started publishing books with Propolis Books, which is due to publish the new collection by celebrated poet Simon Armitage. 

Other shops in the East category to be nominated are: Niche Comics in Huntingdon,  Lindum Books in Lincoln,  Harris & Harris in Clare in Suffolk (pictured below) and  Rogan’s Books in Bedford.

Harris & Harris, Clare
Harris & Harris

Tom Tivnan, features and insight editor of The Bookseller, said: “We have really been astounded this year by the sheer breadth, depth and quality of the entries. Whittling them down to the shortlists has been an extremely difficult process. It’s still tough out there for indies, but these shops are showing how resourceful, creative and passionate booksellers can not only survive, but thrive in today’s market.”

Customers can say share their views on the bookshops with The Bookseller Magazine online  here.

One from the archives: Pipes checked for Norfolk plant 1967

Fifty years ago this month, Kenneth Foster was photographed checking pipes which were to be used to convey gas or oil to a processing plant in Norfolk.  


          Kenneth Foster was photographed checking pipes which are to be used to convey gas or oil to a processing plant in Norfolk
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Norwich vs Ipswich derby memories

With the latest local derby football match between Norwich City and Ipswich Town on Sunday, we thought we'd bring you some photographs of previous games.

Here's one from April 2011 of Norwich City players celebrating Gareth McAuley's own goal when Ipswich Town lost 5-1 at Portman Road during the Championship match.


          Norwich City players celebrate the own goal of Gareth McAuley of Ipswich Town
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And from May 2015, here's a photograph of Norwich City fans show their support prior to the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final second leg match between Norwich City and Ipswich Town at Carrow Road. Norwich won 3-1  (4-2 agg).


          Norwich City fans show their support prior to the Sky Bet Championship Playoff semi final second leg match between Norwich City and Ipswich Town at Carrow Road.
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We'll fish out some happier memories for Ipswich fans later.

Hoolahan wary of improving Ipswich

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norwich City's Wes Hoolahan had admitted The Canaries might have been better off playing Ipswich Town a month ago. 

The Irishman goes into Sunday's Carrow Road clash with an impressive derby record, having won six and drawn two of the eight that he's played in. 

Wes Hoolahan
BBC

City face an Ipswich side unbeaten in four games. 

"Ipswich are well drilled and organised and Mick [McCarthy] has them playing well now," said Hoolahan. 

Ipswich Town: McGoldrick wary of 'magician' Hoolahan

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick has made no secret of his admiration for Norwich City attacker Wes Hoolahan.

David McGoldrick
BBC

The pair, who are team-mates with the Republic of Ireland, will be on opposite sides of the East Anglian derby divide at Carrow Road on Sunday.

"He's one of the best I've played with," said McGoldrick. "He's a magician in training, you just can't get the ball off of him. 

"We're going to have to be very wary of him. 

"He still should be playing in the Premier League in my eyes, he's a wonderful player."

Looking ahead to the derby

Grant Holt, who's scored in East Anglian derbies, was the guest on BBC Radio Norfolk's The Scrimmage last night.

The team look ahead to Sunday's Norwich City v Ipswich Town match.

Disruption on Norwich to Ely train line

Disruption on the Ely to Norwich line set to hit passengers:

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Prints link suspect to murders

Diss Express

Here's the front page of the Diss Express :

Front page of Diss Express
Diss Express

Severe accident: A10 Norfolk both ways

BBC News Travel

A10 Norfolk both ways severe accident, between B1160 Ferry Bank and B1160 Lynn Road.

A10 Norfolk - A10 in Southery closed and slow traffic in both directions between the B1160 Ferry Bank junction and the B1160 Lynn Road junction, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

Network Rail tackle tree on Norwich-Sheringham line

The aftermath of Storm Doris is still being cleared up:

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Storm Doris: 'Investigation' to be held over toppled bus

Adam Jinkerson

BBC Local Live

First Bus says it is "conducting a full investigation" after one of its double-deckers overturned in strong winds just outside Wisbech yesterday.

Fifteen people were treated at the scene and 11 taken to hospital in King's Lynn with minor injuries.

Toppled bus
Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing/PA

Steve Wickers, the company's managing director, said safety of staff and passengers was its "top priority".

"We were in constant contact with our drivers as the day went on," he told BBC Radio Norfolk. 

"Due to worsening weather conditions we suspended the service until the conditions improved," he said.

Nearly 40,000 cigarettes seized in Great Yarmouth

Police have seized nearly 39,000 cigarettes and 15kg of tobacco in Great Yarmouth in an operation to disrupt illegal supply.

Officers visited 13 stores and two self storage units in the town earlier this week.

More than 1,000 litres of alcohol was also confiscated.

Where do prison escapees go?: Prisoner reveals why inmates flee jail

Laurence Cawley

BBC News

A former prisoner who served time in HMP Chelmsford in Essex has lifted the lid on some of the reasons inmates flee prison to 'go on the run'. 

Phil Aldis, who has also previously been jailed at HMP Wayland in Norfolk. said relationship breakdowns, sick family members or desperation at being in prison are to blame. 

He was speaking to the BBC as part of an investigation into where people fleeing lawful custody go and why. 


          The faces of some England's offenders who have fled lawful custody in the past three years
UK Police Forces

There were 13 prison escapes and 105 cases of absconding in 2015/2016 across the UK. Our composite picture above shows the faces of some of those who have fled lawful custody in the past three years.

Mr Aldis said: "There is not a lot of support in prison. Prisoners do not like speaking to anybody about emotional stuff because they are very worried about being seen as weak.

"Prison can be an extremely lonely place and you keep your emotions bottled up and that causes frustration and desperation."

Electricity customers thanked for their patience

UK Power Networks is thanking customers for their patience, as more than 6,000 homes and businesses in Norfolk face several more hours without electricity.

Storm damage in Gorleston
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Spokesman Matt Rudling said: "All credit to our engineers, they do a fantastic job but also to our customers as well. 

"They're being patient with us and understand what we're going through. 

"We're going to do everything we can to get them back and it is our focus. 

"The whole company is storm mode still so everything else is effectively suspended while we concentrate on getting these final supplies put back."

Your photos: Storm Doris aftermath

We're aiming to bring you as many dramatic photographs as we can from the aftermath of Storm Doris, so if you've got one you'd like to share with us, we'd love to see it.

You can get in touch by clicking the "Get Involved" link at the top of the page.

Thanks to Carl Turner, who's sent us this picture taken at Ditchingham Dam near Bungay.

Ditchingham Dam
Carl Turner

Greater Anglia warn of cancellations

Greater Anglia say engineers need to cut back trees which were threatening to fall onto the line at Worstead near North Walsham.

A limited bus replacement service is running between Norwich and Sheringham, but check before you travel.

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Lack of power leads to eight school closures

Norfolk County Council has given us the latest list of schools that are closed due to a lack of power, following Storm Doris:

  • Seething & Mundham Primary
  • St Peter & St Paul Carbrooke Primary Academy
  • Pulham Primary
  • Filby Primary
  • Edmund De Moundeford Primary, Feltwell
  • Flitcham Primary Academy
  • St Michael's Nursery & Infant School, Aylsham
  • Seething & Mundham Primary

School closures can be viewed on the county council website .

Darts: Wright and Barney share the spoils

Brenner Woolley

BBC Radio Suffolk sport

Suffolk's Peter "Snakebite" Wright (pictured) drew 6-6 with former world champion Raymond van Barneveld in the fourth round of darts'  Premier League in Brighton last night.

Peter Wright
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The result leaves the 46-year-old from Mendham fourth in the table, on five points.

Jelle Klaasen - who beat Dave Chisnall 7-3 - was the night's only winner, with the other matches all ending as stalemates.

King's Lynn Town's new manager takes charge

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Ian Culverhouse has lifted the lid on how a chance encounter with King's Lynn Town owner Stephen Cleeve led to him becoming the club's new manager. 

The former Norwich City player was working at Dagenham & Redbridge before being brought in to replace the sacked Gary Setchell earlier this week. 

Ian Culverhouse
King's Lynn Town FC

"I was up here scouting and I bumped into Stephen. We had a couple of meetings and it all seemed right. 

"It's a good club, I like the ambition of it and where he wants to take it." 

Weather: A cold, but often sunny day with much lighter winds

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

It will be a cold start, with sunny spells and any very isolated wintry showers will soon fade away. Most will then have a fine and cold day with much lighter winds and some spells of sunshine and a high of 8C (46F).

Here's my full forecast...

There are more details on the BBC Weather website.

Good morning from Norfolk Live

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Welcome to our live coverage, on the day the clearing-up operation begins after Storm Doris.

It's thought more than 11,000 homes and businesses won't have their electricity reconnected until mid-afternoon, after winds exceeding 80mph (129km/h) battered the county.

I wonder what damage has been caused to this car, photographed by BBC Weather Watcher "Katapaphos"?

Car with branches on it
BBC

Police said they were called to more than 450 wind-related incidents, and the  Kings Lynn Mart  had to be cancelled for the night.

Elsewhere, tension mounts ahead of Sunday's derby against Ipswich Town - we'll have the very latest from Carrow Road.

Thousands left without power as Storm Doris hits the East of England
Several drivers had lucky escapes and fallen power lines caused rail delays.

Overnight weather: Staying windy in places, with some showery rain

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

The region will continue to experience gale force winds, with an amber warning for wind in force until 20:00.  

It’s going to stay windy on the north Norfolk coast, but elsewhere winds will ease down this evening and overnight.  

Rather cloudy at first with some showery rain, which will become more isolated.

There's a risk of a touch of frost and some icy patches as temperatures drop close to freezing - lows of 2C (36F).

Friday's weather map
BBC

There'll be a chilly start to Friday, but we'll have much calmer conditions.

It'll be mainly dry with bright or sunny spells, turning cloudier later.

Get the full forecast where you live, from BBC Weather .

Our live coverage today

Storm Doris has dominated the news today, bringing disruption across the county:

It's wild and windy at Cromer - and elsewhere - so if you're planning on going out, allow extra time for your journeys and take care on the roads.

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We can't say goodbye without saying a big thank you to everyone who's sent us their photos, we'll leave you with a few more:  

Fallen tree blocking road, with Highways team,
Ray Ayers
Stormy seas at Stiffkey
BBC
Stormy skies over Great Yarmouth seafront
BBC

Don't forget, you can send us your pictures using the Get Involved button at the top of this feed.

Linnets' new boss holds first press conference

Former Norwich City player Ian Culverhouse has been speaking to us ahead of his first game in charge at King's Lynn.

He's been appointed manager after the dismissal of Gary Setchell .

The Linnets travel to Hitchin Town on Saturday in the Evostik Premier Division .

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Storm Doris: Driver escapes injury in tree fall

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

A driver had a very lucky escape in Witcham, near Ely, earlier after a massive tree came down in the strong winds.

Luckily it came to rest on a roadside bank.

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Thanks to Gavin Ball for the picture.

Weather-related incidents across the county

Emergency services have been called to a number of weather-related incidents as Storm Doris hits the county.

Norfolk's police, fire and ambulance services have taken nearly 400 calls related to the storms since 08:00.

  • Police - 274 weather-related highways calls, with eight injury and 12 non-injury calls relating to road traffic collisions
  • Fire - 70 calls regarding structural damage, road collisions, obstructions and highway services
  • Ambulance - 55 incidents relating to high winds affecting people, including road traffic collisions, but mostly to people who've fallen over in gusty winds

Heavy rain is expected in the next few hours, with flooding and surface water affecting travel and causing country roads to block further.

The police are asking people to consider whether their journey is essential, and to be mindful of flying debris, gusts of high winds and obstructions.

Norfolk County Council's Highways team sent 24 crews to 128 reports of trees that have fallen, or were damaged or dangerous.

All recycling centres across the county, except Mile Cross in Norwich, were closed. 

Dereham recycling centre will reopen later tomorrow to allow to repairs to a damaged light in the overhead canopy.

Council tax to rise in Breckland

Breckland Council says council tax will rise from April, but is expected to remain the lowest in the country.

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Those in a a band D home will pay £78.93 from April, up £4.95 across the year, whereas those in a Band A will see their council tax increase by £3.30.

This amount will be added to the amount charged by Norfolk County Council, the police and local parish councils.

Met Office shares a view of Storm Doris most of us won't have seen

Philippa Taylor

BBC Local Live

Fallen tree blocks rail line

A fallen tree at Attleborough has blocked the main rail line between Norwich and Cambridge, and Greater Anglia say all train services are blocked.

Many thanks to R Mantas, for sending us this photo.

Fallen tree on rail line
R Mantas