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  1. Updates on Friday, 14 July 2017
  2. Town celebrates lifeboats in Sheringham
  3. Project to inspire young people about Norfolk's heritage

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By Nic Rigby

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from the Norfolk Live team

    Our regular news updates have now come to an end for the week - we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.

    Any breaking stories will be updated on the site.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Heart surgery causes Carrott to cancel concert

    Alex Pope

    BBC Local Live

    A re-arranged heart bypass operation has caused comedian Jasper Carott to cancel the final concert at the Holt Festival in North Norfolk.

    The gig was planned for 30 July.

    He said: "Whilst it's not desperate it is obviously something I need to get done as soon as possible. I sincerely hope I can rearrange the date in the future to make up for it."

    His manager Steve Hutt confirmed that it "wasn't a decision we took lightly, previously he has only ever cancelled one gig in his entire career."

    Full ticket refunds will be avaliable.

    Jasper Carrott
  3. Fancy getting into motorsport?


    Here's Red Bull team principal Christian Horner giving you five reasons why motorsport could suit you....

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    Video caption: Red Bull Formula 1 Team's Christian Horner: five reasons to take part in motorsport

    And if you want to look into it further, take a look at the Get Inspired guide.

  4. Defender Marcel Franke joins Norwich City Football Club

    BBC Sport

    Defender Marcel Franke has been signed by Norwich City Football Club on a three-year-deal from Bundesliga II side Greuther Fürth for an undisclosed fee.

    Daniel Farke

    The 24-year-old centre-back said: "It was an easy step for me. I had good conversations with the coach and he convinced me Norwich was the right club.

    "I want to play football with the team so I’m looking forward to this."Head Coach Daniel Farke added: "We were searching for some improvements in defence so I’m happy.

    "He’s a really solid defender but also solid at building up our game. Marcel is a young guy at just 24 so has lots of potential but is also pretty experienced.

  5. Cantley's Hewett playing in wheelchair doubles after losing singles semi-final

    BBC Sport

    We've reported that Britain's Alfie Hewett, from Cantley in Norfolk, went out of the Wimbledon men's wheelchair singles at the semi-final stage after losing against Gustavo Fernandez.

    Alfie Hewett

    The Argentinean second seed, 23, avenged his French Open final defeat by 19-year-old Hewett last month, coming through 4-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-3.

    The pair face each other again today in the doubles semi-final. Hewett and his British partner Gordon Reid are defending the title they won at the All England Club last year.

    Compatriots Jordanne Whiley and Lucy Shuker are also in doubles action.

    Whiley and her Japanese partner Yui Kamiji are the defending champions, and face Dutch top seeds Jiske Griffieon and Aniek Van Koot. Shuker takes to the court alongside Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany. They will play second seeds Marjolein Buis and Diede De Groot - also from the Netherlands.

  6. Cantley's Alfie Hewett knocked out of Wimbledon

    BBC Sport

    Cantley's Alfie Hewett has been knocked out of Wimbledon after losing his match in the wheelchair tennis semi-final at Wimbledon against Argentine Gustavo Fernandez.

    Alfie Hewett

    Hewett, 19, beat world number five Nicolas Peifer in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to get into the semi final.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A147 Norfolk both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A147 Norfolk both ways severe disruption, between A1067 Pitt Street and A1151 Charlton Road.

    A147 Norfolk - A147 St Crispins Road in Norwich closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A1067 Pitt Street junction and the A1151 Charlton Road junction, because of a police incident.

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

  8. Knife-crime crackdown in Norfolk

    Norfolk Police is taking part in a national week-long operation to tackle the issue of knife crime.


    Between 17 July and and 22 July 2017, Operation Sceptre will be targeting offenders who use and carry knives as well as highlighting the risks of carrying a bladed weapon.

    Officers across the county will be carrying out high-visibility patrols to disrupt crime gangs and associated gang activity who carry and use knives.

  9. From the archives: Bomber at RAF Watton in 1940

    Seventy seven years ago this month, a photographer took this picture of a Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, YH-B light bomber aircraft of No 21 squadron in the RAF warms up its engines before take-off in 1940.

    Based at RAF Watton in Norfolk, the aircraft was shot down in July the following year during a raid on Rotterdam.

    A Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, YH-B, (V6240) light bomber aircraft of No 21 squadron, RAF, warms up its engines before take-off, 1940. Based at RAF Watton in Norfolk, the aircraft was shot down in July the following year during a raid on Rotterdam.
  10. From the archives: Holidaymakers on Norfolk Broads 1926

    Ninety one years ago this month, holidaymakers playing music with homemade instruments on board a narrow boat on the Norfolk Broads were caught on camera.

    July 1926: Holidaymakers playing music with home-made instruments on board a narrow boat on the Norfolk Broads.
  11. Chaos at King's Lynn Stars

    Phil Daley

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Chris Holder

    King's Lynn Stars' rider Chris Holder will face punishment from the club after he refused to ride during the 52-40 defeat against Poole Pirates last night.

    Several riders were not happy with the state of the track, claiming it was rutted and too grippy for racing.

    Holder, the 2012 World Champion, refused to race later in the meeting and was fined by the referee.

    Stars boss Buster Chapman told BBC Radio Norfolk after the meeting he would face furthur punishment.

    Quote Message: It's not good for the public, it's not good for the sport.. We are absolutely killing ourselves in this sport." from Buster Chapman King's Lynn Stars boss
    Buster ChapmanKing's Lynn Stars boss

    The meeting had further drama when team manager Dale Allitt was taken to hospital mid-meeting with chest pains.

  12. King's Lynn missing man inquiry: Body found

    Police looking for a King's Lynn man say a man's body has been found in Humberside.

    It was found last Sunday in woodland in Sutton on Hull and is thought to be that of Chris Nicholls, although formal identification hasn't yet taken place. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

  13. Sheringham lifeboats through the years

    We reported earlier that there are big celebrations this weekend as the RNLI marks 150 years in Sheringham.

    We thought we'd look at some of its lifeboats over the years.

    Foresters' Centenary

    The lifeboat Foresters' Centenary (pictured above) entered service in 1936 and continued until 1961.

    She was launched 129 times and saved 82 lives.

    JC Madge

    The JC Madge (pictured above) was launched in 1904 and continued in service until 1936.

    Rowed by 16 oars, she helped save 58 lives.

    Lifeboat William Bennett

    The William Bennett (pictured above) arrived in Sheringham in July 1886. She was a difficult boat to launch and so only made four successful service launches in its 18 year career, saving 11 lives.

  14. Town celebrates lifeboats in Sheringham

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    There are big celebrations this weekend as the RNLI marks 150 years in Sheringham.

    The Duncan

    The first RNLI lifeboat at Sheringham was the Duncan (pictured above), built at a cost of £345 donated by Mrs. Agnes Fraser (nee Duncan) in memory of her father and uncle.

    The Duncan remained in service for 19 years, saving 18 lives

    The Oddfellows Hall

    It was placed in a purpose built Lifeboat House in July 1867 which has now been refurbished and renamed The Oddfellows Hall (pictured above).

    This Sunday there's a grand parade in the North Norfolk fishing town and seaside resort.

  15. Off-duty policemen were 'argumentative and belligerent' during hotel party row

    Essex Police have said the dismissal of one officer and a severe warning for another followed an hour of rowdy behaviour when they were off-duty at a hotel in Norwich.

    PC Jason Munns was sacked, while PC Luke Salmon was given a final written warning by a police conduct panel yesterday.

    Norwich Travelodge

    The Colchester-based officers had been at a Travelodge for a colleague's hen party in June last year, when they got into a row about their behaviour with hotel staff and Norfolk Police were called.

    After yesterday's hearing, Essex's Ch Supt Rachel Nolan said their behaviour fell "well below" the standards expected of serving officers.

    She said: "The officers did not comply with warnings from hotel staff, then on police attendance, were argumentative and belligerent, disputing points of law.

    "Both identified themselves as Essex Police officers during the incident, which lasted for more than an hour on a Friday night.

    "Whilst both officers have apologised, the public rightly expect police officers to display high standards of behaviour whether on or off duty."

  16. Project to inspire young people about Norfolk's heritage

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    A project which aims to inspire young people about the history of Norfolk has been awarded a £776,500 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant.

    The Kick the Dust programme, run by Norfolk Museums Service, will use the money to help involve about 8,000 people aged between 11 and 25 in heritage schemes.

    Young people involved in the Kick Start programme

    The museum is working in partnership with YMCA Norfolk and Creative Collisions - Great Yarmouth.

    Taking place at heritage sites across the county, including Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse and Norwich Castle, the young people will have the chance to play a role in shaping their heritage.

    Joining the scheme at a level that suits them, young people can:

    • Take part in events, volunteering opportunities and work experience.
    • Create new social media content, such as by taking photos (pictured), and exhibitions;
    • Take on a work placement, becoming the youth voice on committees and leading new projects.

    Tim Sweeting, CEO of YMCA Norfolk said: "It is wonderful that HLF is funding partnerships including youth organisations like YMCA in order to engage non-traditional groups, because we believe all young people deserve the opportunity to be inspired by heritage."

  17. Video: Weather forecast

    Lucy Martin

    BBC Weather

    Early showers will give way to a dry day with temperatures peaking at 20C (68F) across the BBC East region.

    The weekend will also be mostly dry, but cloudy.

    Here's my full forecast:

    For a more detailed forecast where you are, visit BBC Weather.

  18. Good morning Norfolk

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Welcome back to BBC local live for Norfolk.

    The team will be bringing you up to date news, sport and weather from now until 18:00.

    Among other stories today we'll be previewing big celebrations this weekend as the RNLI marks 150 years in Sheringham.

    If you've got a story you want to tell us about, don't hesitate to get in touch by clicking "Get involved" above.