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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 28 July 2017
  2. Historic fishing boat reaches her destination
  3. Coastguards called to help boat on Broads
  4. Prince William aided woman hit by police van
  5. Aldi abandons plans for Holt
  6. Norfolk band headlining tent at folk festival
  7. Woman in hospital after police van crash

Live Reporting

By Philippa Taylor

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's it for this week's live coverage

    The team here is signing off, but we'll be back bright and breezy on Monday morning.

    You can catch up with what's been happening during the day by scrolling down through our coverage since 08:00 and as ever, if there's any breaking news over the weekend, this is where you'll find it.

    Have a great weekend, hopefully we'll see more of the blue sky captured by one of our BBC Weather Watchers at Cromer this morning.

    Beach at Cromer
  2. Snetterton hosts Touring Car championship

    The British Touring Car championship, which is taking place at Snetterton this weekend, is expected to attract crowds of about 30,000 people.

    The championship sees professional motor racing teams and amateur drivers competing in highly modified versions of family cars.

    Snetterton has been hosting the event for more than fifty years.

    BBC Norfolk's Phil Daley's been out on the track:

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  3. Extra help enlisted to help boat on Broads

    We understand a salvage vessel, equipped with a large pump, has been taken to the mouth of the Chet to assist in pumping out a vessel on the Broads which is taking in water.

    The fire service are also involved in the pumping operation.

  4. Baden Powell reaches her destination

    The historic fishing boat, the Baden Powell, is back in the water.

    She was lowered into the Bentinck Dock at King's Lynn a short time ago - much to the delight of the team which has been restoring her.

    The boat will be fitted out in the dock before she makes her first trip in the river for 25 years.

    Baden Powell about to be lowered into dock
  5. Coastguards called to help boat on Broads

    A boat's taking on water on the Broads.

    The cruiser, called Midsummer Dream, contacted the coastguard at about 14:30 asking for help.

    A couple of teams from Lowestoft and Southwold are on their way.

    The fire service has also been called out to the incident, at Hardley near Loddon.

  6. Norfolk Euro MP in bid to become UKIP deputy leader

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    Nominations close today in the latest election to choose a leader for the UK Independence Party, an election which could see one of the East of England's MEPs become deputy leader.

    Norfolk farmer Stuart Agnew is the running mate of Anne Marie Waters, a controversial candidate who's seen as one of the favourites to win.

    Ms Waters has made a number of disparaging comments about muslims and ethnic minorities and there is pressure on the party leadership to prevent her from standing.

    But Mr Agnew says he expects her to be allowed to stand and he's praised her for her "real courage" in being prepared to talk about issues which he says, other people arn't prepared to confront.

    "There is an increasing element of people who are beyond the law in this country," he said.

    "Well we say we have our own way of life and culture in this country and we want to keep it."

    He said it was "really really frustrating" that some people regarded such views as racist.

    Nominations for UKIP's fourth leader in a year close at 5pm. The list of those standing probably won't be made public until next week.

    Stuart Agnew MEP
    Image caption: Stuart Agnew MEP
    Anne Marie Waters
    Image caption: Leadership contender Anne Marie Waters
  7. Man dies and girl badly hurt in crash

    Diss Express

    Here's a look at the front page of the Diss Express:

    Front page of Diss Express
  8. 'Attitudes need to change in Garby's survival fight'

    Diss Express

    This is the back page of the Diss Express:

    Back page of Diss Express
  9. In pictures: Prince William's final air ambulance shift

    Stuart Bailey

    BBC News

    As we reported yesterday, The Duke of Cambridge completed his final shift for the East Anglian Air Ambulance last night.

    Prince William joined the emergency service two years ago, but is leaving to concentrate on royal duties on behalf of the Queen.

    Here are some photos from his final day with the service:

    Prince William.
    Prince William.
    Prince William.
    Prince William.
    Prince William.
  10. Historic boat set to return the the water

    It's more than 100 years since the fishing smack Baden Powell was launched for the first time into the River Nar at King's Lynn.

    Today, after 25 years on dry land, she's being relaunched into the water after a major restoration.

    Historic boat Baden Powell

    The Baden Powell is famous because of the shipwright who built her. Walter Worfolk came to King's Lynn at the end of the nineteenth century to set up his shipyard, and this double ended fishing boat was the first he built here.

    Ken Hill, one of the volunteers who've restored the boat, said: "We're going to have it craned onto a low-loader and then it will make its way slowly to King's Lynn docks where we've been very happy to get permission to lower her into the dock.

    "She''ll be in the water for the first time in many many years."

  11. Man arrested following criminal damage to butchers

    A man has been arrested in connection with the criminal damage to a butchers in Norwich, which we told you about earlier.

    The man, who is in his 40s and from the Norwich area, is at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre awaiting questioning.

    A brick was thrown at the shop, in Magdalen Street, at about 23:20 on Tuesday, 25 July.

    The brick caused damage to the glass in the door, but the door remained intact.

  12. Police seek to reassure community following Halal Butcher attack

    Police say while hate crimes are extremely rare, that's the line of inquiry they're following in relation to an attack on a Norwich Halal Butchers earlier this week.

    Butchers shop

    A brick was thrown on Tuesday night at Haider Butchers on Magdalen Street.

    PC Dave Block said: "Obviously it's a concern when anybody's property gets damaged.

    "It's all the more concerning when it appears to be motivated by some form of hate so of course it's a concern but I would reiterate that Magdalen Street is a particularly strong and diverse community and incidents like this are extremely rare in Norfolk, and extremely rare in Norwich."

  13. School praised for its TV role

    Lynn News

    Here's the front page of the Lynn News:

    Front page of Lynn News
  14. Regional act shines at Cambridge Folk Festival

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The world-renowned Cambridge Folk Festival swung into action last night...

    The bigger names playing this weekend include Ward Thomas, Loudon Wainwright III, Frank Turner, Jon Boden and Shirley Collins, but, like all festivals, it provides a chance for smaller acts to get themselves noticed.

    Wooden Arms at Cambridge Folk Festival

    The band Wooden Arms, who formed in Norwich, played The Den on Thursday to an appreciative crowd.

    Great Yarmouth-born Alex Carson, who started the band, said: "I'm really excited to be playing Cambridge for the first time."

    The band mixes folk influences with classical roots with dramatic flourishes - helped by piano, violin, cello, guitar, trumpet and drums.

    Alex lives in London now, but sings the praises of Norwich and its musical environment.

    "I adore the music scene in Norwich. It's been so formative to me. It's one of the best places for any young artiste," he said.

  15. Aldi abandons plans for Holt store

    The discount retailer Aldi has dropped its plans to open a store in Holt.

    The town currently has a Budgens, and many independent stores, but no big-name supermarkets.

    Maggie Prior, the local district councillor, said Aldi's decision not to go ahead with a store in the town was "disappointing."

    Market Place, Holt

    "I felt that Aldi would be a super product, a super company for Holt and the number of residents, many over the last two years I've spoken to, I definitely know we need a new food store in Holt.

    "We need affordability, we need greater choice.

    "We also have a lot of new houses being built, just the plain simple numbers are going to increase, but it isn't as disappointing for us as it might seem because I've spoken to the developer in the last 24 hours and what we have actually is two or three other interested food stores. It isn't a full stop for us," she said.

    An Aldi spokesperson said: "Although Aldi had planning consent for a new store in Holt, it was not possible to complete the contract so we are no longer bringing a store to this site."

  16. Norwich's Darren Webster loses in World Matchplay darts quarter-finals

    Jack Reeve

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich's Darren Webster narrowly missed out on a World Matchplay semi-finals place after a 16-12 defeat to world number 3 Peter Wright.

    The contest had even more on the line with some calling it the 'East Anglian Derby Of Darts' with Webster from Norwich and Wright living in Mendham in Suffolk.

    Darren Webster in action at this years World Championships
    Image caption: Darren Webster in action at this years World Championships

    At one point the Norfolk man had led the match 9-8 but Wright asserted his dominance after this and eventually took the match.

    Wright will play Daryl Gurney in the semi-finals. Gurney was a 16-13 winner over Mensur Suljovic