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Summary

  1. Updates Friday, 23 June 2017
  2. £124.9m cuts to Norfolk County Council services revealed
  3. Vintage coach travels from Norwich to the Shetlands
  4. Three arrested after man falls from back of truck in Bradwell
  5. Serious car crash in Great Yarmouth
  6. Norfolk commentator Henry Blofeld retires
  7. Norwich City's Jacob Murphy scores for England U21's

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Victims of Grenfell Tower remembered

    A minute's silence was held across the UK for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    The death toll is now believed to be 79.

    Here in Norfolk, staff at the Fire and Rescue Service honoured the victims.

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    At City Hall in Norwich, members of the public at the Armed Forces Day flag-raising ceremony joined in the silence.

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    Our police officers were also paying their respects.

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    And councils across Norfolk joined in the silence:

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  2. Mother of Corrie Mckeague says granddaughter is 'beautiful'

    The mother of missing airman Corrie Mckeague has described her newly-born granddaughter as "beautiful".

    Nicola Urquhart, April Oliver, Nicola's mum and baby

    As we've been reporting, the airman's girlfriend April Oliver announced the birth of their baby girl by posting a photograph on Facebook on Father's Day.

    She was born on 11 June.

    Nicola Urquhart, Corrie's mother, who has released the picture above exclusively to the BBC, said: "Baby is beautiful and very healthy.

    "We are so proud of April and how well she has coped with the stresses put on her during her pregnancy and fully support April in her wish to as much privacy as possible."

    She added no interviews or further photos will be released.

    "We pray that others will respect this and not try to keep baby or April in the media," she said.

    Miss Oliver revealed she was pregnant in January, four months after Mr Mckeague, from Fife, vanished on a night out in Bury St Edmunds on 24 September.

    Police are continuing to search through the landfill site at Milton near Cambridge as part of their missing person inquiry.

  3. Missing airman's mother welcomes birth of his girlfriend's baby

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A Facebook page dedicated to finding missing airman Corrie Mckeague has welcomed the birth of his baby daughter.

    Nicola Urquhart with baby

    Mr Mckeague's mother Nicola Urquhart said: "We have finally welcomed this beautiful little lady into the world.

    "She is absolutely perfect. I am so very proud of April for getting her here safely.

    "Both mummy and baby are doing well. Thank you so much for all your love and support x x x".

    April Oliver, 21, from Downham Market in Norfolk, announced on Father's Day that she had given birth to the baby.

    Mr McKeague, who is 23 years old and from Fife, vanished after a night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds on 24 September 2016.

    A search for his remains is under way at a landfill site at Milton near Cambridge.

  4. 'Everything changes' as football ground became concert venue

    Tens of thousands of Take That fans filled Carrow Road as Gary, Mark and Howard performed hits from the past and present on Thursday and Friday.

    Watch to see how Norwich City's ground was transformed into a concert arena:

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  5. Could Lafferty come back to haunt Canaries with McCarthy's Blues?

    Norwich Evening News

    Is Kyle ready to cross the big divide? - the story on the back page of today's Norwich Evening News:

    Back page of Norwich Evening News
  6. Reassurance over city tower block safety

    Norwich Evening News

    Here's a look at the front page of the Norwich Evening News: Checks held following London tragedy.

    Front page of Norwich Evening News
  7. Motorbike rider dies in collision

    A motorbike rider died at the scene of a collision in East Walton when his bike left the road.

    The green Suzuki Bandit motorbike was travelling along the B1153 between East Walton and Gayton at around 14:40 yesterday.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Norfolk Police.

  8. No-show murderer arrives in court for sentencing

    A convicted murderer is at Norwich Crown Court awaiting sentencing.

    A jury took under an hour to find Joe Storey, 27, guilty of murdering his former partner Kerri McAuley.

    Storey was due to be sentenced on Friday, but failed to turn up - telling prison officers he wasn't needed in court.

  9. Swardeston fail in defence of national T20 club competition

    Jack Reeve

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Swardeston have failed at defending the national T20 club competition after losing to Horsford in the first round at the weekend.

    The Norfolk side memorably won the competition last year against Sandiacre Town in Derby.

    Swardeston after winning the T20 National competition in 2016
    Image caption: Swardeston after winning the T20 National competition in 2016

    However it wasn't to be this year as they lost to Horsford by 10 runs.

    Horsford finished on 154-6 and despite good knocks from the two Taylors in the middle order for Swardeston it wasn't enough to progress as they finished on 144-9.

  10. Why does a summer heatwave cause problems on the railways?

    With rail services facing disruption as the mercury rises, Network Rail explains why a heatwave can affect train travel.

    It's all to do with the metal rail lines expanding in the heat, creating a risk of buckling.

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  11. Extra ambulance staff called in as soaring temperature boosts 999 calls

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Extra staff were called in to work over the weekend as the East of England Ambulance Service struggled to cope with the volume of 999 calls caused by people reacting badly to the heat.

    Ambulances

    The hot weather, where temperatures reached 32C (95F) in places, was the major factor in a huge boost to emergency calls, an ambulance service spokesman said.

    Emergency calls came from many people who had collapsed in the heat, were dehydrated and were elderly or struggling to cope.

    The ambulance service, which covers Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, said that Saturday was its busiest day of the year so far.

  12. Heat wave causes disruption to nearly 100 train services across region

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Train operator Greater Anglia had cancelled 47 services on lines in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex and other parts of the region by 08:30 today because of hot weather and another 45 services were disrupted.

    The heat and expected related severe weather had led to speed restrictions on some sections which will cause disruption across all services, the company said.

    Greater Anglia train

    "Because of the alterations to services fewer trains will be able to run during peak periods," a spokesman said.

    "Passengers will only be able travel on another service if the train they have booked on has been cancelled."

    The Anglia Rail Forum said this had happened again despite engineering works and investment over the past 12 months.

    Passengers are advised to check online before travelling.

  13. Convicted murderer to be sentenced

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    The former boyfriend of a mother-of-two is to be sentenced for her murder today.

    It took jurors at Norwich Crown Court less than an hour last Thursday to find Joe Storey guilty of murdering Kerri McAuley.

    Ms McAuley was found dead at her home in Southalls Way, Norwich on 8 January. The court heard how 27-year-old Storey, of Murrells Court, Norwich, was high on cocaine when he punched his on-off partner.

    Storey was due to be sentenced on Friday, but it's understood he told staff at Bedford Prison he did not need to attend court for the hearing.

    Joe Storey
  14. Birth of April and missing Corrie's baby girl publically announced on Father's Day

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    The girlfriend of missing RAF airman Corrie Mckeague has announced the birth of their baby girl by posting a picture on Facebook of her cradling the newborn on Father's Day.

    April Oliver with baby

    April Oliver, 21, from Downham Market in Norfolk, also wrote: "Your daddy would be proud of you my little one and would love you as much as I do.

    "Corrie will be a part of both of us forever and no one can take that away. Mummy loves you little baby."

    Mr Mckeague, who is 23 years old and from Fife, vanished after a night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds on 24 September 2016.

  15. Jacob Murphy on course to keep his starting place for England U21's

    Jack Reeve

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City's Jacob Murphy is on course to start for England U21s as they take on Slovakia U21s in the Euro U21 Championships this evening.

    Murphy started the Young Lions first game against Sweden U21s, but was substituted after 70 minutes for Leicester City's Demarai Gray. The game ended 0-0.

    Jacob Murphy in action for England U21's
    Image caption: Jacob Murphy in action for England U21's

    As well as Murphy, Norwich's new recruit Angus Gunn is also in the squad which has travelled to Poland for the tournament.

    However, Gunn finds himself behind £30m man Jordan Pickford so will have to rely on injury or suspension if he's to start.

    The game gets under way at 17:00 BST.

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    Video caption: Inflatable whales used to train marine rescue volunteers

    Volunteer medics have been learning how to rescue marine creatures when they wash up on the beach.

  17. Welcome to Norfolk Live

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Hello and thanks for joining us at the start of a new week...

    A man who murdered a mother-of-two is to be sentenced today - Joe Storey was due to appear at Norwich Crown Court on Friday, but prison officers failed to bring him to court.

    We'll have the latest updates on this throughout the day.

    And it's hot, hot, hot - the mercury was in the low 20Cs when I drove in a short while ago, and the sunshine is set to continue - Kate Kinsella's forecast appears next.

  18. Weather: Remaining hot and dry

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Weather

    Another fine and dry day, with long spells of sunshine.

    There's a slim chance of a few showers later in parts of Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire, possibly with thunder.

    Winds are light, and UV levels and pollen counts are high.

    Temperatures hitting 31C (88F) - but cooler in coastal areas.

    BBC Weather has a more localised forecast for where you live.