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orwich City's Christophe Zimmermann and Bolton Wanderers' Adam Le Fondre battle for the ball

Norwich boss Daniel Farke is sent to the stands late on, as the Canaries are held to a goalless draw by strugglers Bolton.

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Banham Zoo helps blue-eyed black lemurs
Donations from a zoo help pay for a nature reserve for lemurs in Madagascar.
Stephen Fry speaks of 'aggressive' prostate cancer
British comedian says he has been keeping his head down since his cancer operation in early January.

Great Yarmouth: Dodgy brake light, bald tyre, insurance issues...

Another pick from the Norfolk & Suffolk Roads Policing team's Twitter feed:

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The Oliver Cromwell at Bentley, between Manningtree and Ipswich stations

The Oliver Cromwell arrived at Norwich railway station from London Liverpool Street 45 minutes late.

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Oliver Cromwell locomotive breaks down on final East Anglia trip
The locomotive broke down on its journey between London and Norwich.
Jeremy Corbyn in Great Yarmouth

The Labour leader calls for Norfolk Police to scrap its to get rid of 150 PCSOs during a visit.

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Oliver Cromwell won't be pulling train back to London

Stuart Howells

BBC Radio Suffolk

A mechanical failure on the Oliver Cromwell steam engine has meant it will not be powering the journey back to Liverpool Street this evening.

Oliver Cromwell steam locomotive at Bentley, Suffolk
Mick Webb
The Oliver Cromwell steams through Bentley, between Manningtree and Ipswich stations

The train eased in to Norwich railway station having had to travel at about 20mph for the last six or seven miles of its journey from London Liverpool Street.

It took close to four hours to get to Norwich, having left the capital at 10:20.

The Oliver Cromwell has been de-coupled from the carriages which will have to be pulled back to London by a diesel engine, leaving Norwich at 19:05.

Oliver Cromwell arrives in Norwich

The Oliver Cromwell engine has arrived at Norwich railway station - about 50 minutes late.

It's travelled from Liverpool Street and here's footage of it passing through Suffolk, between Stowmarket and Diss:

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Jeremy Corbyn in Great Yarmouth

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in Great Yarmouth today, with the issue of police funding top of his agenda.

He took some time out to speak with Look East's Susie Fowler Watt - we'll bring you details of the conversation later.

Jeremy Corbyn and Susie Fowler Watt

Live: Oliver Cromwell train due in Norwich

Mike Liggins is at Norwich Station, where the Oliver Cromwell steam locomotive is due shortly.

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Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party aims to win Great Yarmouth

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is visiting Great Yarmouth, a seat Labour will be targeting if it wants to form a government.

Jeremy Corbyn in Great Yarmouth

The constituency was represented by Labour MP Tony Wright between 1997 and 2010 when it was regained by Brandon Lewis for the Conservatives.

Mr Lewis had a majority of 7,973 in the 2017 General Election.

Cromwell stops in Colchester


The steam-powered 70013 Oliver Cromwell, built in 1951, is making its way through the region today as a last hurrah before it is withdrawn.

It's made its stop at Colchester railway station, where this photo was taken. It's on its way through Suffolk, where it's not stopping.

Remember, you can watch it arriving at Norwich station from 13:15 here.

Jeremy Corbyn visiting Great Yarmouth

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has arrived in Great Yarmouth, where he plans to talk about cuts to local police. We'll have more later.

Jeremy Corbyn in Great Yarmouth

Watch Oliver Cromwell's last trip

Oliver Cromwell
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A steam-powered locomotive which spent most of its working life as the London to Norwich Express is having one final hurrah on the line today before it goes out of service.

The 70013 Oliver Cromwell, built in 1951, is due to be withdrawn in March after its boiler certificate expires.

It is making the return trip from London Liverpool Street to Norwich, stopping at Colchester at 11:44.

It's already on its way up the coast, having set off from Liverpool Street at 10:20.

You can watch it arriving at Norwich station from 13:15 here.

After a five-hour stop, it'll then leave Norwich at 19:05 and arrive back at Liverpool Street at 22:24.

Severe accident: A140 Norfolk southbound

BBC News Travel

A140 Norfolk southbound severe accident, between Spixworth Road and A1270 Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

A140 Norfolk - A140 in Horsham St Faith blocked and queuing traffic southbound between the Spixworth Road junction and the A1270 Norwich Northern Distributor Road junction, because of an accident involving motorcycle and car.

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

Nelson Oliveira

Ged Scott

BBC Sport

Nelson Oliveira snatches a point for Norwich against Championship leaders Wolves with an injury-time equaliser

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Frisbee the seal returns to North Sea after RSPCA care
The "minor miracle" for the seal left with "horrendous" injuries from a Frisbee-style beach toy.

Boys with six styles deemed "extreme" will be put into isolation or sent home, the academy warns.

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One last hurrah for 'Oliver Cromwell'

The steam-powered locomotive Britannia pacific 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' spent most of its working life traversing the east of England as the London to Norwich Express.

On Thursday, the 1951-built locomotive will make one final trip through the region from London Liverpool Street to Norwich.

The 'Oliver Cromwell' is due to be withdrawn in March after its boiler certificate expires.

Drugs bust in Great Yarmouth

Three men and a teenage boy have been arrested by police investigating drugs offences in Great Yarmouth.

A 16-year-old and an 18-year-old man from London were arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.

Two other men, both from the Yarmouth area, were also arrested.

Cash and several weapons were found by police when they raided a house in Queen's Road this morning.

Heater warning as house fire leaves two in hospital

Eastern Daily Press

Residents have been warned of the risks of using portable heaters in the wake of a fire which burned down a house and left two people in hospital.

Pensioner cleared of attack on sister

A 71-year-old woman from Norfolk has been found not guilty on two of three charges she faced over an alleged attack on her sister in 2015.

Iris Saunders of St George's Drive, Caister-on-Sea was accused of assaulting her older sister Pamela Saunders, 79, in the home they shared in 2015.

It was heard in court that Pamela was covered “head-to-toe” in bruises after what her sister Iris told the court was a fall.

The jury returned two not guilty verdicts of grievous bodily harm with intent and unlawful wounding.

They could not reach a majority verdict on a charge of assaulting a person occasioning actual bodily harm.

Judge Stephen Holt discharged the jury and told prosecutors they have seven days to decide whether to proceed with the third charge in front of a new jury.

East of England Ambulance Service 'needs more funding'

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

NHS bosses from the region have warned MPs that they expect the health service to remain under intense pressure until Easter.

In a meeting at Westminster they said that ambulance handover times at hospitals were improving but the local ambulance service still needs more resources.

This morning's meeting, which had been scheduled for March, was brought forward following claims that patients may have died over the Christmas period due to delays in ambulances reaching them.

The chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service, Robert Morten, said the trust was still investigating a number of incidents, but so far hadn't seen any evidence to suggest that any patient had died as a result of a delay.

The meeting was told that local NHS clinical commissioning groups have put more money into the ambulance service and that has made a difference.

But Mr Morten made an appeal for further funding saying "for two years we've been saying there's a gap between capacity, demand the the resources we need".

He said the service had taken on 70 more ambulances over the last four years, but wanted another 160 over the next two years.

Fifteen MPs from the region attended the meeting, others sent representatives.

The Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal, Therese Coffey, said: "I left the meeting in a better frame of mind.

"We now have the big leadership at NHS England involved in trying to tackle this challenge of getting patients the care they need as quickly as possible.

"The extra funding from local GPs is good news but ultimately it's about how those resources are used."

But the Labour MP for Norwich South, Clive Lewis, said: "Issues around leadership and management may be an issue, but you can't just blame the management - some of this comes down to simple resourcing."

East Harling murder trial jury sworn in

The jury has been sworn in at the trial of a man accused of murdering a dog walker near Thetford last summer.

Alexander Palmer

The body of 83-year-old Peter Wrighton from Banham was discovered in woodland close to East Harling in August.

A post-mortem examination confirmed he died from multiple stab wounds.

Alexander Palmer, 24, from Cringleford, has pleaded not guilty to murder.

The trial is being held at Nottingham Crown Court.

Fees for disposing of DIY waste introduced in Norfolk

Householders will have to pay to get rid of DIY waste at local recycling centres.

Docking recyling centre
Geograph/Evelyn Simak

New rules being introduced by the county council from April will save the authority £280,000, a spokesman said.

The Conservative-run council doesn't believe the decision will lead to fly-tipping.

At the moment you can dispose of a single large item or 80 litres of home improvement waste for free.

Norfolk head teacher calls young adults ‘entitled, spoilt and molly-coddled’

Eastern Daily Press

A Norfolk head teacher has sparked outrage amongst former pupils after accusing the current generation of young adults of being "spoilt", "molly-coddled" and "entitled".

    Recorded cases of child abuse increases

    The number of recorded sex offences against children has risen, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the NSPCC.


    More than 1,000 incidents of child sexual exploitation were reported to Norfolk Police last year.

    That's compared with just under 700 the year before.

    Nationally, forces saw a 15% increase of recorded cases on the previous year.

    The NSPCC is calling for more resources and training for the police to tackle these crimes.

    King's Lynn paedophile jailed for 22 years

    A paedophile from King's Lynn has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for sexually abusing a young girl.

    Paul Ashbury
    Norfolk Police

    Paul Ashbury, 52, of Anthony Nolan Road, admitted 27 charges at Norwich Crown Court, including the rape of a girl aged under 13.

    Sentencing him to serve at least 10 years in prison, Judge Stephen Holt said Ashbury was "a high risk of serious harm to children".

    House fire in Sea Palling

    Firefighters dealt with a blaze in a house in Sea Palling overnight.

    Four crews were called to St Margaret's Place just before 02:00.

    It's not yet known if anyone was hurt.

    Clean Bandit to headline Sundown Festival

    The headline acts for this year's Sundown Festival have been announced.

    Sundown Festival
    Blanc Photography/99Probs Music

    Shawn Mendes and Cambridge band Clean Bandit top the bill at the weekend-long festival being held at the Norfolk Showground this September.

    Swedish chart act Zara Larsson is also performing and it's a homecoming for Norwich DJ and producer, Sigala.

    Ambulances outside Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn

    A hospital calls an Internal Critical Incident due to high levels ill patients and staff sickness.

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    Ice age bones

    The manager of the charity shop said the gift of the bones and fossils was "definitely a first".

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    Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy issues swearing apology
    Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy was filmed apparently mouthing a swear word on Sunday.