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Summary

  1. Norfolk election results latest
  2. All of Norfolk's MPs retain their seats
  3. Broadland remains blue
  4. Liz Truss holds South West Norfolk but illness forces her away from the count
  5. Clive Lewis increases majority and holds Norwich South
  6. Norman Lamb re-elected to North Norfolk
  7. Conservatives retain Great Yarmouth
  8. Sir Henry Bellingham holds North West Norfolk
  9. George Freeman re-elected for Mid Norfolk
  10. Close win for Conservatives in Norwich North
  11. Conservatives hold South Norfolk

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Canaries win in Germany

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norwich City beat German third division champions MSV Duisburg 2-0 in their latest pre-season friendly.

It was a confident display from The Canaries. Nelson Oliveira scored the first goal and was involved in the second, which ended up being an own goal.

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Duisbrug had a player sent-off during the match but Norwich's head coach Daniel Farke admitted he had tried to persuade the referee to let the player stay on.

"I asked the referee if it was possible to change it to a yellow but he couldn't do this," Farke told us.

"I would prefer to play 11 against 11 because it would mean we would have more space for our game."

Two charged over supermarket murder

Two men are to appear before magistrates in Norwich later, charged with murder.

John Monk, 43, and his 19-year-old nephew Lee Monk are charged with the murder of Nick Rogers, 26, who died on Tuesday following an incident at Morrisons supermarket in Wymondham on Monday night.

No further action is to be taken against three other people arrested in connection with the incident.

Morrisons supermarket
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Thursday's weather: Continuing unsettled

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

It's fairly cloudy this morning with some showers as well, fairly heavy at times, perhaps thundery.

They'll be moving off to the north east, taking most of the cloud with them. The further west you are, the more chance you've got of seeing some sunny spells by the end of the day.

Temperatures up to about 19C (66F).

Watch my full forecast for the BBC Eastern region here:

Georgina Burnett has the outlook for the East of England on Thursday, 20 July 2017.

A149 remains closed after pedestrian hit by car

A pedestrian has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn after they were hit by a car near Hunstanton.

The incident happened on the A149 at Redgate Hill, at about 03:00.

The road is closed in both directions between the B1161 Oasis Way/Princess Drive and Hunstanton Road.

Hello Norfolk

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

Good morning and thanks for joining us at the start of a new day on Norfolk Live.

The team's ready to bring you the latest news updates from around the county, but we always like to hear from you. Don't hesitate to let us know what's happening where you live - click on the "Get involved" button at the top of the page to get in touch.

There's plenty of cloud out there this morning - details of what to expect for the rest of the day will follow shortly.

Sunlight filtering through clouds
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Severe accident: A149 Norfolk both ways

BBC News Travel

A149 Norfolk both ways severe accident, between B1161 Oasis Way and Hunstanton Road.

A149 Norfolk - A149 Redgate Hill in Hunstanton closed in both directions between the B1161 Oasis Way junction and the Hunstanton Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Rob Gregory, train dispatcher at Manchester Piccadilly station

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Our live coverage through the day

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

That's all your updates for Norfolk this Wednesday, folks.

Do take a look back at what's been happening across this fine county today.

The team will be here again tomorrow from 08:00.

Stay cool in this wonderful heat - it won't last!

Academy school 'must improve', say inspectors

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

Another school in the county has been told it must improve by the regulator Ofsted.

School
Google

Pupil behaviour and student welfare were criticised at the King Edward VII Academy in King's Lynn, along with the effectiveness of teaching standards and pupil achievement.

The academy, which is part of the chain run by the Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, has been rated as "requiring improvement".

Dr Duncan Ramsay, the chief executive of the academy trust, agrees more work needs to be done.

"The school has come on an improvement journey. It has made significant progress since the last inspection, but the inspectors say we need to do better and we're up for that challenge," he said.

Norwich man caught up in Cornish 'devastation'

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

A Norwich man who became caught up in the flash flooding which hit the village of Coverack on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall has described the adverse weather as "dramatic".

Coverack, Cornwall
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A clean-up operation is under way and a number of properties on a road leading into the village suffered structural damage in the hail, rain and storms that hit the Cornish village yesterday.

Dave Bateman, from Norwich, who was attended a wake for his father, says the hailstones were the size of 50p coins.

"They were massive and solid," he said. "We went out thinking these are extra ice cubes, what funs this is, but subsequently it turned out to be a lot less fun."

Fen Line train service to 'get worse', claims group

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

Businesses and local politicians in west Norfolk have accused the rail company which runs trains between King's Lynn and London King's Cross of planning a service which is worse than the current one.

Rail track
BBC

Fen Line Users, West Norfolk borough council and the King's Lynn Business Improvement District say the new timetables being put forward by Govia Thameslink Railway, run by Great Northern, are slower and promises of more trains have been broken.

Andy Tyler, from the Fen Line Users' Association, said: "The main concern is slightly longer journey times, a great source of irritation to commuters but also the length of time it is taking to make improvements to the Fen Line, which are well overdue."

A spokesman for Great Northern said: "Our timetable proposals reflect the need for a minor increase in dwell times at stations and to improve performance on the single line tracks between King's Lynn and Cambridge.

"The wider infrastructure challenges in the region are being addressed through the Ely area task force and £8.8m of funding was confirmed in March for a feasibility study of proposed major infrastructure upgrade works in the region."

Warm weather increases Hummingbird Hawk-Moths

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

East Anglian gardens are seeing high levels of the Hummingbird Hawk-Moth this summer, according to the Thetford-based British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).

Hummingbird Hawk-Moth
PA

Sightings of the moths in June were especially higher in the south and east of England this year.

The moth has distinctive orange flashes across its body and the population explosion has been put down to a mild winter and warmer summer.

The species doesn't normally over-winter here and the population is replenished each year by new migrants.

If our winters become milder in future we may see them over-wintering in England more frequently, the BTO said.

Wayland School 'requires improvement'

Clare Worden

BBC Radio Norfolk

An academy in Watton has been deemed inadequate by the schools' inspectorate OFSTED.

Wayland school
Google

While academic progress at Wayland Academy is acknowledged, the report painted a worrying picture about behaviour.

Inspectors spoke to pupils who mentioned feeling unsafe, concerns over bullying, bad language and homophobia.

The team also found that too many lessons were still being disrupted by bad behaviour and poor work submitted by students wasn't always challenged.

Principal Glen Allott says new measures had been introduced to tackle the concerns.

"These include intensive monitoring and intervention for students with poor attendance, new ways for parents and students to report behaviour concerns to senior staff... and workshops and training to raise awareness of radicalisation and extremism."

He added: "Our students achieved the academy's best ever results last summer, initiatives to improve literacy are making a real difference, and the high aspirations we encourage for students are matched by excellent progression into further education, employment and training."

Man murdered in supermarket named by police

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

A man who died from his injuries afte being attacked in a supermarket in Wymondham has been named as Nicholas Singh.

Morrisons in Wymondham
BBC

Police say Mr Singh was also known as Nicholas Rogers.

He was attacked in Morrisons supermarket in Wymondham on Monday evening and police say detectives are continuing to question two men aged 19 and 43 who were arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder.

Three other people, a 19-year-old woman and two men aged 41 and 42 have been released while inquiries continue.

More than 30 detectives are involved in the case and CCTV footage is now being examined.

Insp John Colbert, moved to reassure local residents, saying: "Violent incidents in Wymondham are extremely rare, so with this happening in such a public place, I can totally understand how shocking this must be to the local community.

"Officers have been carrying out increased patrols in the area... to provide that visible reassurance which will continue today," he added.

The victim died at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital and a post-mortem examination will take place later.

'Major disruption' on Greater Anglia trains

Stuart Bailey

BBC News

There are long delays on train services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street after a vehicle hit a railway bridge at Needham Market.

Greater Anglia says all lines are blocked, causing "major disruption.

You can click here to check the latest situation.

Lightning strikes leave homes without power

Tim Addicott

BBC Radio Norfolk

Homes in the Aylsham area are still without power after the storms overnight.

Pylon
BBC

UK Power Networks say engineers are working to restore damage to overhead power lines affect 335 prioperties.

The company is also dealing with a power cut in the Sheringham area.

More than 26,000 lightning strikes in East of England

Radar image of lightning strikes
BBC

There were more than 26,000 lightning strikes over the East of England last night, with some properties damaged by the storms.

The conditions also caused power cuts and disruption to rail services because of damage to overhead lines.

But why was there so much lightning?

"Thunderstorms are made when the air goes up quickly, and very warm air at the surface with cold air above it allowed the warm air to rise violently over a large area, creating these huge storms," said Jake Cope from the BBC Weather Centre.

"They were so long-lived because many of the thunderstorms started 'back-building'.

"This is where the wind pushing the system along bumps into air flowing out of the rear of the storm and is again forced upwards, sustaining the rear edge of the cloud."

Summer Grant death: Two appear in court

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Two fairground workers have appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a seven-year-old girl in Harlow last year.

Summer Grant, from Norwich, died when a bouncy castle she was playing on was swept across a park in Harlow, Essex, in March 2016.

Shelby Thurston, 25, and 28-year-old William Thurston, of Whitecross Road, Wilburton, near Ely, Cambridgeshire, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court charged with manslaughter.

The pair, who are described in court papers as self-employed, are also charged with a health and safety offence.

No pleas were taken during the two-minute hearing and the pair were bailed to appear at Chelmsford Crown Court on 16 August.

Travel: Pig causes delays on A47 near Norwich

There are problems on the A47 in both directions between A140 junction and the Thickthorn junction due to escaped animal from a livestock trailer.

Police are tryng to deal with the animal, beleived to be a pig, which is under an articulated lorry.

More details when we get them.

Thunder and lightning and sunny skies

Not quite fours seasons in one day but some pretty tumultous stuff weather wise in the last 24 hours.

Thanks to our contributors for the video and images around the county.

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And then just after 09:00, the sun came out...

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MP calls for 'safe rooms' for drug users

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

Norman Lamb, the MP for North Norfolk says "safe rooms" should be set up where people can take drugs under supervision.

Norman Lamb MP
BBC

The former health minister told the Commons it would allow addicts to be weaned off substances with medical help.

Mr Lamb said the government's drugs policy was failing and action was needed to save lives.

"I want to focus on the number of people who've died through drug misuse," he said.

"We heard earlier that a third of European deaths are in the UK. Ten families are bereaved every single day in the UK as a result of drug use."

Summer Grant death: Fairground employees to appear before court

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

Two people are due in court in connection with the death of a seven-year-old girl at a fun fair.

Fair at Harlow town park
BBC

Summer Grant, from Norwich, died in March 2016 after strong winds blew away a bouncy castle on which she was playing at a fairground in Harlow town park, Essex.

She suffered serious injuries and was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital, but died a few hours later.

Shelby and William Thurston, both fairground employees, aged 25 and 28 from Wilburton in Cambridgeshire, are charged with manslaughter by gross negligence.

Stars' supporters club urges fans to stick with speedway

Jay Lawrence

BBC Radio Norfolk

The head of the King's Lynn Stars Supporters Club, Theresa Carmen, says she hopes people aren't put off speedway after last week's meeting went awry.

The Stars race against Rye House at the Norfolk Arena tonight. It's their first meeting since the defeat against Poole, during which team manager Dale Allitt was taken ill.

Number one rider Chris Holder refused to ride against his old side, with many fans voicing their frustrations about how events unfolded. He's since been banned for four weeks.

Troy Batchelor will miss tonight's meeting for King's Lynn because of injury. Danny King comes in as a guest.

Linnets defender returns after 'horrific' injury

Jay Lawrence

BBC Radio Norfolk

King's Lynn Town defender Matty Castellan returned to the pitch last night for the first time in nearly a year.

The centre back suffered a head injury at St Ives last October, an incident former Linnets' boss Gary Setchell described as the "worst he'd seen in football".

Castellan appeared in the second-half of King's Lynn's 6-1 pre-season win at Fakenham.

Murder inquiry launched after supermarket death

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man assaulted at a supermarket died in hospital.

Supermarket
Google

The man, in his 20s, died yesterday after being critically injured at Morrisons in Wymondham on Monday night.

It's understood there had been a confrontation inside the shop.

A woman, aged 19, and four men have been arrested and are in custody.

Det Ch Insp Marie James, from Norfolk Police said: "While we’re in the early stages, this is a fast paced inquiry and a number of people are currently being questioned.

"We believe the people involved in this incident are known to one another."

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Weather: Warm and humid day ahead

Kate Kinsella

BBC Weather

Overnight showers and thunderstorms will clear to the north this morning with largely sunny skies developing.

A hot and humid day will follow, perhaps leading to one or two isolated thunderstorms developing into the evening.

Maximum temperature: 29C (84F).

For more, head to BBC Weather.

Welcome back to Norfolk Live on Wednesday

Mariam Issimdar

BBC News

Good morning from the team.

Thunder and lightning keep you awake overnight? Or like me did you sleep through it until the alarm went off?

In case you missed it here's a picture for you from our Weather Watcher friend CharlyBarly123 in King's Lynn.

More details of what to expect weather-wise coming up shortly followed by all the county's news, sport and travel.

Lightening
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Five sentenced for planning to rob Broadland pub

Four men and one woman have been given jail terms after admitting to conspiring to rob a waterside pub.

Paul Laker-Jones, 36,of St Michael's Close, Ormesby and Mark Leworthy, 54, of St George's Road, Great Yarmouth, had arranged to meet the three others once they'd purchased a rucksack, hammer and gloves from a supermarket.

They met up with 38-year-old Mark Douglas, whose address was given in court as HMP Peterborough, as well as John Boyd, 34, and 24-year-old Michelle Ging, both of Milton Drive in Borehamwood in Hertfordshire.

The five were arrested by firearms officers near their intended target of the Reedcutters pub in Cantley in Norfolk last year.

Reedcutters pub in Cantley, Norfolk
Google
The Reedcutters pub on the banks of the River Yare in Cantley

They were sentenced at Norwich Crown Court earlier today.

Paul Laker-Jones was given a nine-year jail team, and Mark Leworthy eight years.

Both Mark Douglas and John Boyd receieved nine-year custodial sentences, with a four year extension.

Michelle Ging was sentenced to 14 months in jail.

Our live coverage today

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

Thanks for joining us for Tuesday's Norfolk Live - our scheduled news updates have now finished for the day, but if there's a breaking story you'll find the details here.

Among our stories has been the theft of "rare" plants and caterpillars from Hickling Broad and an inquest into the deaths of two men in an explosion at work.

In sport, Norwich City's Klose and Pritchard will miss the start of the Championship season because of injury.

Scroll down to find out more on these and our other news updates.

Have a good evening.

Weather: Thunderstorms expected overnight

Sara Thornton

BBC Weather

Thunderstorms are expected to cross BBC Look East region through the night with some potentially torrential bursts of rain and frequent lightning in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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They will be clear and heat will build again in the sunshine and temperatures will reach 30C (86F).

That heat, combined with high humidity, will spark off further thundery showers through the afternoon.

A Met Office Yellow severe weather warning has been issued and lasts until 22:00 tomorrow across the region.

Cricket: East Anglian derby stalemate

Ben Parker

BBC Suffolk sport

Suffolk's derby match with Norfolk looks likely to be heading for a draw.

It's the third and final day at Manor Park near Norwich, with Suffolk being bowled out late this afternoon in their second innings for 243.

Jaik Mickleburgh top-scored with 64.

Norfolk have until 18:30 to chase down Suffolk's lead of 254... a tall order.

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Explosive expert tells inquest jury of 'likely causes' of blast

Nic Rigby

BBC News

An inquest jury into the deaths of two men in an industrial explosion has this afternoon heard from an explosives expert with the Health & Safety Executive.

Daniel Timbers, 28, and 56-year-old Barry Joy died in a fire following an explosion at digger bucket maker Harford Attachments in Norwich, in July 2015.

Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy
Family via Norfolk police

Brian Mills told Norfolk Coroners' Court that ventilation in the paint spray booth was switched off before the explosion, potentially leading to a build-up of flammable fumes.

He believed the two most likely causes of the blast were the welding outside the paint spray booth or the poor installation of the spray equipment.

But there were a number of other possible sources of ignition that should have been within the control of the company.

A walkie-talkie was found near Mr Joy in a switched-on condition, and a mobile phone was found near Mr Timbers, who had a cigarette lighter in his back pocket.

The inquest continues.

Roadshows to highlight dangers of illegal tobacco

Last September, Norfolk's Trading Standards and Public Health teams had a crackdown on traders who sell illegal cigarettes and tobacco.

Since then, more than 180,000 illegal cigarettes and 50kg of hand rolling tobacco have been seized. In Norwich alone, nearly 45,000 illegal cigarettes have been seized since April.

A brown and white Spaniel sniffer dog, with illegal cigarettes
Norfolk County Council

The crackdown continues, and next week the teams will be heading out on a week of roadshows across the county for people to find out more about the dangers of illegal tobacco.

Louise Smith, Director of Public Health in Norfolk, says the illegal trade undermines efforts to reduce smoking as it's available at cheaper prices, and from unregulated sources.

This makes it easier for children to start smoking and enabling them and get hooked at a young age... with campaigns such as this we hope to raise the awareness of harms of illicit tobacco."

Louise SmithDirector of Public Health, Norfolk

Making hay while the sun shines

Yellow warnings are in place for thundery downpours later... before that our farmers have been making the most of the fine weather.

Have a look at this selection of photos from our BBC Weather Watchers:

Tractor and harvester in field
BBC
Round hay bales in harvested field
BBC
Open farmland with church in distance
BBC

Explosion deaths inquest shown CCTV footage of blast

An inquest jury has been shown CCTV footage of the explosion which led to the death of two spray painters.

Barry Joy and Daniel Timbers died at Harford Attachments in Norwich in July 2015. Today Norfolk Coroners' Court has heard evidence from the Health and Safety Executive.

Black smoke over industrial area
BBC

The families of Mr Joy and Mr Timbers left the court while the jury were shown the CCTV footage inside the factory of the two men going about their work, followed by the bright flash of the explosion and the smoke which quickly filled the factory afterwards.

Previously the court had heard that the two men were so badly injured that they had to be identified by their dental records.

This afternoon the court is expected to hear from an expert as to what could have caused the blast.

The inquest continues.