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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 21 April, 2017
  2. Father raises petition to ban speeding drivers who kill
  3. Man faces sentencing over unlawfully holding gun
  4. Green Party face tough election
  5. Care home 'failing' according to health watchdog
  6. Private woods to open to public

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  1. Care home 'failing' according to health watchdog

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC News

    A care home in King's Lynn is failing according to a recent inspection. 

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that Courtenay House, which provides care for people with dementia, required improvement in all areas.  

    The health watchdog found people were at risk of not receiving their medicines as intended.

    Those who needed help with eating and drinking didn't always get it, and staff didn't always respect privacy and dignity. 

    Staff were at times too task-oriented and didn't focus on being caring, according to the report.

    The CQC has said the home needs to improve in all areas but it did say that despite a shortage of suitably qualified staff, workers were motivated and enjoyed working at the home.

  2. North Norfolk MP tweets the most

    You can tell it's election time...and the battle to win hearts and minds is increasingly being fought via social media:

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  3. Welcome back to our live coverage

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC News

    Good morning from the Norfolk team. 

    We are poised to bring you all the latest news, sport, travel and weather from around the county until 18:00. 

    Don't forget you can keep up-to-date with what's happening locally via the "Get involved" button at the top of this stream.

  4. Friday's weather: Pleasantly warm when the sun breaks through

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    Today's likely to be the warmest day of the week, although it will be rather cloudy. 

    We’re into warmer air now, so it should feel pleasantly warm in any sunshine that appears. 

    The cloud will gradually thin and break during the morning, and that will really help to lift the temperatures, giving us highs of about 15C (59F).

    Watch my full regional forecast here:

  5. Video content

    Video caption: Driver jailed for steam engine bus crash

    A lorry driver has been jailed for 18 months for causing a crash involving a bus and a low-loader carrying a steam engine.

  6. Our coverage for today

    That's the end of our coverage for Norfolk today.

    Scroll back to catch up with the day's news.

    The team will be back from 08:00 tomorrow but don't forget any breaking stories will still appear in the stream.

    Have a good evening. 

  7. Film maker intrigued by time at Felbrigg Hall

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    We're been covering a new exhibition opening at the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall.

    One of the those exhibiting is Florence Kennard (pictured) a film maker who became intrigued by the passing of time and with the rhythms of the house.

    Florence Kennard

    With access to the difficult-to-reach clock tower as well as other clocks in the house, Ms Kennard focussed on their workings, sounds and mechanisms. She was also inspired by the process of preparing the house each winter for its spring opening and has entitled her film, Rebirth.

  8. Four daschunds stolen from house in Upwell

    Four daschunds have been stolen from a house in Upwell in west Norfolk. They were taken from a house on Back Drove road late on Tuesday night.

    Christine Holden-Storey, the dog's owner - who has been a dog breeder for 45 years, said: "They (the thieves) knew what they were taking.

    "They did not take the male dogs. They only took the bitches."

  9. Fans 'haven't failed Norwich' says Pinto

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    Right-back Ivo Pinto wants to stay at Norwich City Football Club he tells a press conference:

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  10. Stories inspired Felbrigg Hall artists

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    We're been covering a new exhibition opening at the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall.

    Alida Sayer

    Sculptor Alida Sayer (pictured) has created a piece called the Balcony Hotel, which refers to the Ketton sisters who moved to Felbrigg in 1863 and spent much of their time in the attic rooms.

    Alida Sayer

    The green colour of one of her sculptures refers to the arsenic which was an ingredient in wallpaper at the time which may have led to the early death of two of the sisters.

    The project's curator Dr Caroline Fisher said: "The Makers follows on from ‘The Tourists’, a successful project initiated by Norfolk Contemporary Art Society and the National Trust at Felbrigg in 2014.

    "So we were keen to build on this project, but to include an artists’ residency element so that the artists could spend time at Felbrigg, immersing themselves in the atmosphere and history of the estate."

  11. Artists display works inspired by Felbrigg Hall

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Contemporary artworks by a sculptor, a wood carver and a film maker are set to bring the stories of an intriguing historic house in Norfolk to life with a new exhibition opening at the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall.

    Florence Kennard, Alec Stevens and Alida Sayer were the artists chosen for their creative ideas and experience.

    Wood carver Alec Stevens' installation

    After months of immersing themselves in the stories of Felbrigg, their work will go on show from 22 April in an exhibition called The Makers.

    Eleanor Akinlade, the National Trust’s general manager at Felbrigg Hall, said: "In the past, the families who lived at Felbrigg had a tradition of commissioning new work from artists and craftspeople.

    "The artworks created for The Makers exhibition, which will be displayed throughout the house, continues this tradition and gives visitors the chance to see Felbrigg in a new light. Each artist has produced something very different."

    Wood carver Alec Stevens' installation (pictured) features hand-carved fireworks with witty names that were inspired by the life and passion of William Windham II, a keen firework maker.

    It was the unintentional detonation of fireworks stored in Windham’s firework-making shop at the property that destroyed part of Felbrigg’s servant’s wing in 1755.

  12. Darts: Wright looking to kick on after Liverpool loss

    Brenner Woolley

    BBC Radio Suffolk sport

    Mendham's Peter Wright will be keen to bounce back from last week's disappointing showing on Merseyside when he returns to the Premier League oche tonight.

    Peter Wright

    The 46-year-old is up against 2009 champion James Wade at Belfast's SSE Arena.

    Despite recording a defeat and a draw a week ago, Wright remains second in the table, two points behind world number one Michael van Gerwen, although the Dutchman has a match in hand.

  13. From the archives: Prince Charles with his brothers at Sandringham 1969

    Forty eight years ago this month Prince Charles was photographed at the Queen's Norfolk home Sandringham playing a game of Bagatelle with his two young brothers, Prince Andrew (left) and Prince Edward.  

    Prince Charles at Sandringham playing a game of Bagatelle with his two young brothers, Prince Andrew (left) and Prince Edward
  14. Philip Last sentencing: Lorry driver jailed for 18 months

    Chris Flynn

    BBC Essex

    A lorry driver has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after a steam engine fell off the back of his truck and seriously injured six people.

    Steam engine crashes into bus

    Philip Last, 53, of Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, has also been banned from driving for 21 months and will have to take and pass another test if he wants to drive again.

    Last had previously pleaded guilty to six counts of causing injury by dangerous driving.

    He was driving along East Mersea Road in West Mersea, when the steam engine fell from his low loader in September 2015. 

    Sentencing him at Ipswich Crown Court, Judge David Goodin told Last: "You are an experienced driver of heavy vehicles.

    "You had the advantage of specific trading to know how to secure this six tonnes of metal to ensure no movement.

    "You took a shortcut. You knew it was a shortcut.

    "The sentence I must pass on you and your future, it must be a sentence of immediate imprisonment." 

  15. Philip Last sentencing: Lorry driver 'horrified' and 'devastated'

    Chris Flynn

    BBC Essex

    The driver of a lorry from which a steam engine fell and crashed into a bus has said he was "horrified" by the incident.

    As we've been reporting, Philip Last, 53, of Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, is being sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court for causing injury by dangerous driving.

    He had previously pleaded guilty to six counts of the charge.

    During mitigation, the court was told Last was "genuinely and truly sorry".

    He was "extremely horrified" and "devastated by the unintended consequences", it was heard.

    Last had no wish to drive a heavy goods vehicle again, the court was told. 

    The hearing continues. 

    The crash
  16. Philip Last sentencing: An 'accident waiting to happen'

    Chris Flynn

    BBC Essex

    A crash which saw a steam engine fall off a lorry and hit a bus was an "accident waiting to happen", a court has heard.

    Steam engine crashed into the bus

    Philip Last, 53, is being sentenced for causing injury by dangerous driving at Ipswich Crown Court.

    Last, of Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth, was driving along East Mersea Road in West Mersea, when the steam engine fell from his low loader in September 2015. 

    He pleaded guilty to six counts of the charge.

    The court has heard the bus driver, Michael Birch, underwent seven operations and suffered, among other injuries, a punctured lung and fractured hip, arm and collarbone. He is unable to drive again.

    The passenger who was sitting behind Mr Birch had a fractured pelvis, punctured lung, kidney injuries and fractured shoulder.

    Another man had to have reconstructive surgery to his face while a woman was left with an arm deformity.

    The prosecution said it was a "tragic coincidence" that the bus was coming the other way at the same time, and added "it was an accident waiting to happen".

    The hearing continues.

  17. New 'green' heating at historic Felbrigg Hall

    The installation of a environmentally friendly heating system has been completed at Felbrigg Hall near Cromer.

    A biomass boiler fuelled by wood chip from the Felbrigg, Sheringham and West Runton estates will generate heat which will save the trust £11,000 a year.

    Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk
  18. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A10 Norfolk both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A10 Norfolk both ways severe accident, between A149 Queen Elizabeth Way and A134.

    A10 Norfolk - A10 West Winch Road closed and slow traffic in both directions between Hardwick Roundabout in Setchey and the A134 junction in Tottenhill, because of an accident involving lorry and pedestrian.

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