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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 12 August
  2. Trial date set for man accused of killing baby
  3. Air Cadets carrying torch across Norfolk
  4. Calls for compromise in row over Wymondham play area
  5. Weather: Sunny and dry, peaking at 26C (79F)

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from the Norfolk Live team for the day, unless a major story breaks.

    Here's a quick look at some of the stories we've covered today:

    • Two people have died after their car left the road and crashed into a tree in Methwold Hythe
    • Police are investigating a suspected arson attack that destroyed the Little Plumstead Hospital
    • A former school mate of Usain Bolt is "not surprised" the sprinter has won his third 100m gold.

    And in sport:

    • Alex Neil has confirmed John Ruddy will miss at least the next two games with a groin injury - the Canaries face Bristol City at Carrow Road tomorrow night
    • A paralysed biking champion of the 1980s has returned and ridden the circuit where he broke his back

    We'll see you again at 08:00 tomorrow for live news, sport, weather and travel updates for Norfolk.

  2. 'Firm, friendly and fair' policing operation for Ipswich-Norwich derby

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Football fans heading to the Ipswich-Norwich derby this Sunday are being warned of road closures and traffic congestion around Portman Road.

    Suffolk police is asking fans to allow extra time for journeys to and from the stadium, and to follow the directions of stewards and police officers at the ground. Turnstiles and stadium bars will be open from 10:00-10:30, ahead of the midday kick-off.

    Quote Message: We want both sets of supporters to enjoy the game in a responsible and respectful way... we hope that people enjoy the match sensibly and in the right spirit." from Ch Supt Louisa Pepper Suffolk Police
    Ch Supt Louisa PepperSuffolk Police
  3. Usain Bolt was always going to beat me, says former school mate

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    As Usain Bolt sets his sights on breaking his 200m world record at the Rio Olympics after winning the 100m, a former school mate tells me he's not surprised the sprint legend won a third gold.

    Herdlyn Evans, who's appearing as part of the Flying Aces act at Great Yarmouth's Hippodrome, says Bolt was one of the fastest kids in school in his age group.

    But did he compete against him? "No, I chose not to... he was always going to beat me."

    Herdlyn Evans outside the Hippodrome

    Herdlyn says he remembers Usain Bolt's first Olympics... "He came fifth or fourth in his first event, which I doubt most people remember."

    Quote Message: He's a phenomenal athlete... an excellent role model for a lot of people... a lot of people look up to him in Jamaica and throughout the world... everywhere you go and mention Usain Bolt, someone can relate to that." from Herdlyn Evans Former school mate
    Herdlyn EvansFormer school mate
    Usain Bolt crossing the line first in the men's 100m final at Rio ahead of seven other sprinters
  4. Weather: A sunny end to the day - much of the same tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    There'll be plenty of sunshine to end the day and then a dry night with some isolated mist and fog patches. 

    Light winds and temperatures down to about 10C (50F).

    Map of the East of England

    Tomorrow will be another fine and dry day with plenty of sunshine.

    Temperatures are expected to climb to about 23C (73F). It will be a few degrees cooler on the coast with an on-shore easterly wind, light to moderate in strength.

    You'll find your local forecast at BBC Weather.

  5. Cheers! Corks pop for sparkling wine sales

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Britain's thirst for prosecco and cava has seen a rise in sparkling wine sales over the last few years, with more than 31.6m gallons sold in 2015/16 compared to 17.6m four years earlier.

    Jeremy Dunn, from the Norfolk Wine School, is not surprised, as "prosecco is a very accessible way of drinking fizz, bringing in a whole new wave of customers into sparkling wine sales... in pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs prosecco sales are really booming."

    A social scene, with a tray holding five flutes of sparkling wine

    The majority of sparkling wine is imported from France, Spain and Italy, but more is now being made at home. Last year, 37 new wine producers and vineyards opened in England.

    Quote Message: We're blessed in the UK... the south east of England shares the same geological features as the champagne region of France so we're actually able to grow the same grape and produce really world class sparkling wine right here in the UK." from Jeremy Dunn Norfolk Wine School
    Jeremy DunnNorfolk Wine School
    Two female hands holding flutes of sparkling wine
  6. Death crash victims believed to live locally

    Kate Scotter

    BBC News

    Two people have died after a car crash in south west Norfolk.

    A man and a woman, believed to live locally, were in a green Mini Cooper when they crashed into a tree at Methwold Hythe, near Downham Market.

    Scene of crash, showing emergency vehicles

    The crash happened sometime between 19:00 yesterday and 07:00 this morning. Severalls Road remained closed while police investigators were at the scene. It has now reopened.

    Police vehicle and officer, and 'Police accident' sign on road
  7. Witness appeal following fail-to-stop collision

    Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and two pedestrians.

    The incident happened shortly after midnight on Saturday, when a Mercedes Benz and two people were involved in a collision on Aylsham Road near to Blickling Hall. The vehicle failed to stop and drove off in the direction of Buxton.

    Both pedestrians were knocked to the ground, and one received minor injuries.

  8. Norwich City press conference: 'Onguene was at Carrow Road'

    Earlier we reported that City looked set to sign the French striker Jerome Onguene - Rob Butler's just tweeted this from the Canaries press conference...

    View more on twitter
  9. Norwich City's press conference has started

    Our reporter Rob Butler is keeping us up to date with what's happened at the Norwich City press conference.

    Tomorrow the Canaries are at home to Bristol City.

    View more on twitter
  10. Paralysed motorbike champ rides again

    A former Norwich biking champion of the 1980s who was paralysed when he crashed at 120mph (193 km/h) has returned and ridden the circuit where he broke his back.

    Phil Armes, who won races in the Isle of Man and even China, crashed at the Ulster Grand Prix in 1995. He returned to the circuit last year for the first time, but heavy rain meant he couldn't ride.

    Phil Armes on his bike, in dark visor, red helmet and black leathers

    This weekend, he successfully complete a lap (seen above) in front of more than 60,000 fans lining the 7.6 mile (10.7 km) road circuit.

    He described it as "very emotional", and was glad to have a dark visor on as it gave him "a few moments to compose himself before talking to the commentator at the end of the lap."

    Well done, Phil, from all of us at the Norfolk Live team.  

  11. Canaries caught shooting blanks

    The pink'un

    The pink'un

    City are brought down to earth with a bump as Owls nullify the threat - the front page of the Pink Un.

    Front page of the Pink Un
  12. Weather: Fine and clear, but cloudy overnight

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    This evening will be fine and clear. Overnight, although cool, it will stay dry as cloud fills in from the east. 

    Maximum Temperature: 22C (75F).

  13. Your photos: Sea Palling

    Many thanks to Karl Hammett for this beautiful photo of Sea Palling beach - it looks so peaceful, doesn't it? Not a soul to be seen.

    A deserted Sea Palling beach

    We always love to see your photos if you've any you'd like to share.

  14. City shop reopens after arson attack

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    An Eastern European shop damaged in an arson attack in Norwich last month has reopened.

    A brick was reportedly thrown through the window of the Village Shop in Magdalen Street, and a small fire started in the early hours of 8 July.

    The smashed front window of the Village Shop on Magdalen Street

    Two people inside a flat attached to the shop managed to escape unharmed. 

    People in Norwich showed their support for the Romanian shop, writing messages of support on love hearts, while a crowdfunding appeal on the JustGiving website raised more than £30,000 to repair the store.

    A man in black jacket and a hat writing a message on a love heart, outside the store
  15. Five drummers drumming to set new world record

    It took 72 hours, one minute and 54 seconds for a group of Dereham drummers to smash the Guinness World Record for the " Longest Drumming Marathon by a Team."

    But sadly it was all in vain. A technical hitch with their camera meant JDT Music Academy didn't make it into the 2016 edition of the Guinness Book of Records. About four hours of footage was lost, leading to their claim being rejected.

    Two drummers, sitting at their drums

    Undaunted, they're now prepared to tackle the three day feat all over again. Over the August bank holiday, five drummers drumming will attempt to beat the current world record of 66 hours, with a whopping 80 hours of continuous drumming.

  16. Teenage girl given go-ahead for brain tumour treatment

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A teenage girl from Great Yarmouth has been told she can go to America to receive treatment for her brain tumour.

    Abbie Boast was diagnosed in May after suffering from seizures. Doctors said the 14-year-old would need proton beam therapy, a form of radio therapy, which isn't yet available in the UK.

    Abbie Boast, with her mother Ali, brother Ashton and father Dean

    Her mother, Ali, says they've been told the NHS has now approved the treatment abroad.

    Quote Message: There's a long way to go, it's been a roller coaster ride so far and it'll continue in that way but we feel we're moving forward a bit." from Ali Boast Abbie's mother
    Ali BoastAbbie's mother