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  1. Council approves lapdancing licences

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    Norwch Ciry council has issued new licences to four lapdancing clubs in the city.

    The three clubs on Prince of Wales road and one on Dove Street will be allowed to operate for another year.

    But the city's licensing committe is going to look at whether there should be a cap on the number of sex clubs iafter the Greens expressed concern that too many could show Norwich in the wromg light.

    Green Councillor Lesley Graham told Radio Norfolk that without a cap the council was sending the message "come and have your stag party here, come here and get plastered and aroused"

    Reoresentatives of the industry told the council meeting that lapdancing clubs were well policed and "good neighbours"

  2. Goodbye to all as this week's live page closes

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    That's all for this week so goodbye to all - we'll be back again on Monday from 08:00 bring you news, sport, travel and weather.

    Meanwhile have a good weekend despite the forecast not looking good.

    You can get in touch with the team over the weekend via the "Get involved" button at the top of the page.

    We're always pleased to hear from you.

  3. Weather: Thundery overnight showers possible

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Further showers during the first part of the night could be heavy and thundery in places across the BBC East region, but everywhere should become dry with clear spells and isolated fog patches.

    Temperatures in rural areas are likely to drop.

    Minimum temperature: 12C (54F)

    Weather chart

    Saturday should get off to a dry start with some sunshine, but eventually cloud will thicken and there'll be the risk of showers - some again turning heavy and thundery.

    Maximum temperature: 18C (64F)

    More details from BBC Weather:

  4. In the news: Disability forum DISBANDED

    Lynn News

    This is the front page of today's Lynn News:

    Lynn News
  5. Link road repairs will have impact on travelling public and business

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A year of remedial work on one of the county's busiest junctions is likely to have a huge impact on travellers and local businesses, according to the leader of the Liberal Democrats on Essex County Council, Mike Mackrory.

    Sadlers Farm junction

    He's concerned that improvements are needed to two bridges built in 2012 at a cost of £63m on the Sadlers Farm interchange - the junction of the A13 and A130 near Benfleet.

    "Delays are going to have a massive impact on the travelling public and business in that part of the county," he said.

    "When the original scheme was under construction there was a big impact on some businesses that reported a drop in orders of up to 90%."

    County highways officials said disruption for motorists would be kept to a minimum and there'd be no cost to the taxpayer from the work.

  6. Norwich lap dancing clubs 'are not bad neighbours'

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    A lawyer for one of the Norwich lap dancing clubs applying for a new licence has insisted that the industry is responsible and "a good neighbour".

    Sarah Le Feuvre, counsel for Lace on Prince of Wales Road told the city council's licencing committee "in general, premises of this type do not give to issues of crime, disorder or public nuisance".

    "In 10 years of trading we have had an excellent workig relationship with the authorities," she said.

    The club, which employs between 8 and 16 dancers and has an average of 55 customers a night, is one of four in the city applying for a new Sexual Entertainment Venue licence.

    At the start of the meeting, which the chairperson described as "rather unusual", councillors were told that lap dancing clubs are lawful and they must not judge the applications on moral grounds.

    But there was an appeal from the Green Party for a cap to be placed on the number of clubs in the city.

    Councillor Lesley Grahame said "this will send a message that Norwich is a soft touch and make it a destination for more stag parties".

    A decision will be made later this afternoon.

  7. Honeymoon couple now safe at resort hit by Hurricane Irma

    Graham Barnard

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A Norfolk couple, on honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, is said to be safe and well after being caught up in Hurricane Irma.

    Mariah and Michael Brick, from Great Plumstead just east of Norwich, spent the night sheltering in a stranger's bathroom after the hotel they were staying in was evacuated.

    Irma storm damage

    They had arrived in the resort of Punta Cana just two days before the most powerful Atlantic storm in history made land.

    "They called us on Thursday night to say they were safe and sound and had returned to their hotel," said Mariah's mother, Andrea Crooks.

    "They said they were in their room waiting to hear about food as they have not eaten in a while."

    The hotel was evacuated because it was "unsafe".

    "It had a straw roof and was a very small hotel, so they have moved inland," Ms Crooks said.

    "They went to another hotel which was fully booked, but they talked to a Belgian couple who let them stay in their bathroom until they could find somewhere else."

  8. Dispiriting loss does not derail coach's ambitions

    Diss Express

    Here is the back sports page of today's Diss Express:

    Diss Express back sports page
  9. BreakingTeenager sentenced to three year juvenile detention over 'Superman punch'

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to three years in juvenile detention over the manslaughter of Polish man Arkadiusz Jozwik, 40, who died from head injuries when he fell to the ground after a "superman punch" in Harlow in August 2016.

  10. City lap dancing clubs' licence renewals opposed by Greens

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    The local authority is deciding today whether to renew the licences of four lap dancing clubs in the Norwich.

    Lap dancing club

    Lace, Platinum Lace, the B52 club and Sugar & Spice are all applying for new sexual entertainment venue licences.

    The Green Party is opposing the renewals and claims residents haven't been properly consulted.

    The Greens also said they worry the clubs will make the city "a soft touch" for stag parties.

  11. Two people treated at scene as coach and two cars crash on M11

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A crash on the M11 between junction 9 for Saffron Walden and junction 8 for Stansted involved a coach and two cars, which led to severe delays this morning, but no casualties were taken to hospital.

    The East of England Ambulance Service sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance and crews treated two patients at the scene but neither needed hospital treatment, a spokesman said.

    Long tailbacks were experienced by drivers on the southbound carriageway.

  12. In the news: 3,700 pupils could lose free buses

    Diss Express

    Here is the front page of today's Diss Express:

    Diss Express front page
  13. New work on £63m road junction to take a year

    Tom Croasdell

    BBC Essex

    New work lasting 12 months is to be carried out on a busy road junction completed in 2012 at a cost of £63m.

    Improvements are to be made to the drainage on the A13 Sadlers Farm link road (between Pitsea and South Benfleet) and on two bridges over the junction to ensure they last.

    A13/A130 junction

    Essex County Council's Conservative deputy leader Kevin Bentley said in a statement: "These remedial works are being completed at no additional cost to the taxpayer following completion of the Sadlers Farm scheme in 2012.

    "All work has been carefully planned to cause as little disruption to the driving public as possible.

    "Once complete, it will ensure Sadlers Farm continues to deliver benefits to Essex residents and commuters over the next century."

  14. Teenager to be sentenced over fatal 'superman punch'

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A teenager is to be sentenced for the manslaughter of Polish man Arkadiusz Jozwik, 40, who struck his head on the ground after being floored with a single "superman punch".

    Arkadiusz Jozwik

    The defendant, who was 15 years old at the time of the last year's attack and cannot be named because of his age, denied the charge, but was found guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court.

    Mr Jozwik, 40, had been drinking vodka with two friends and had just bought a pizza when he was set upon outside a row of takeaway shops in Harlow shortly after 23:30 on 27 August 2016.

    He died two days later in hospital from head injuries.

  15. Rent increase threatens two-day market, traders claim

    Jo Thewlis

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Traders on Great Yarmouth's two-day market may not survive because of the number of stalls that are closing, it is claimed.

    More than 20 stallholders have decided to leave the market since the beginning of the year, following an increase in rents - roughly a third of the existing stalls.

    Great Yarmouth market

    Great Yarmouth Borough Council says it's given traders a 2.5% cut in their rates to encourage more people to stay.

    However, many of them took on more space over past years with no increase in overall fees in a bid to make the market look bigger.

    Under a new system of assessment for this year, fees will be charged on the whole size of stalls which means many traders are paying much more than they used to.

  16. CCTV images released of possible witnesses to Brentwood fatal assault

    CCTV images have been released of two people police believe may be key witnesses to a fatal assault outside Murphys Sports Bar on Kings Road in Brentwood on Bank Holiday Monday, 28 August.

    The 47-year-old man died on Saturday, 2 September as a result of his injuries and detectives are continuing to investigate the incident and would still like to hear from any witnesses.

    Potential witnesses to fatal attack in Murphys Sports Bar, Brentwood

    Police had issued a photo of a second man they wanted to talk to, but they now say he has been identified.

  17. Too early to judge Norwich City - Grant Holt

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City resume their Championship campaign against Birmingham City at Carrow Road on Saturday.

    The Canaries have taken just four points from the first five games of the new season and have the worst defensive record in the division.

    Grant Holt and Will Buckley
    Image caption: Grant Holt (left) with newspaper football journalist Will Buckley on last night's BBC Radio Norfolk show

    Former City captain Grant Holt joined us on last night's edition of The Scrimmage on BBC Radio Norfolk and urged fans to give head coach Daniel Farke more time to find the right balance with his team.

    "They're trying to build something, it's going to take time to blend. You can see why fans get frustrated because results aren't going their way," Holt said.

    We'll be hearing from Daniel Farke later today. There will be updates from his pre-match press conference at around 13:00.

  18. Tour of Britain: Crowd pushed Alex through time-trial

    The crowd in Clacton helped make Thursday one to remember for competitors in the Tour of Britain and, for Chelmsford's Alex Dowsett, the cheering pushed him through a time-trial.

    Dutchman Lars Boom won the Stage 5 time trial on the Essex coast, and took the overall lead in the Tour.

    View more on twitter

    Today's Stage 6 takes place between Newmarket and Aldeburgh in Suffolk, and there's a dedicated BBC Live Reporting page.

  19. Wheelchair tennis: Alfie Hewett reaches another Grand Slam final

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett will play in the final of the doubles at the US Open.

    The 19-year-old from Cantley partnered Gordon Reid to a straight sets win over Gustavo Fernandez and Shingo Kunieda in the semi-final.

    View more on twitter

    Hewett will face Kunieda again later, this time in the quarter finals of the wheelchair singles.

  20. Welcome to Norfolk's live news page

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Hello and welcome to a new day on Norfolk Live.

    About 20 stalls at Great Yarmouth's markets have closed this year and traders are blaming rising rents but the borough council claims it is helping them with discounts.

    We'll have more on this along with our regular news updates from around the county.

    BBC Weather Watcher Jackie Clover was up bright and early to capture this morning's sky and it looks promising.

    The weather forecast will follow shortly and we'll find out what the experts say.