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  1. Norfolk Day celebrates everything about county

    A special day celebrating the county of Norfolk is to be held at the height of summer.

    The event, on 27 July, will be an opportunity to celebrate the county known for its royal connections, Broads, 90 miles (145km) of coastline and medieval buildings.

    Norfolk Day follows in the footsteps of its neighbouring county's Suffolk Day, which was held for the first time last year.

    BBC Radio Norfolk has teamed up with the Eastern Daily Press for the event.

    The Household Cavalry at Holkham Beach
  2. Appeal for £2.5m new Ipswich Hospital children's department

    Ipswich Hospital has started an appeal to help fund a £2.5m new-look children's department.

    The plans include remodelling and refurbishing the department in phases over the next two to three years.

    The number of beds on ward will increase from 24 to 26, with more en suite rooms and side rooms available, while clinic rooms will increase from six to 14 and more play areas will be added.

    Sarah Smith, children’s matron at the hospital, said: "We are delighted to launch our children’s appeal, which aims to create a modern, welcoming environment which matches the high standards of care which our patients receive.

    "We’d encourage anyone who is thinking about holding a cake sale, arranging a sponsored walk or challenging themselves by running a marathon to consider supporting our children’s appeal and helping our dream become a reality.”

  3. East Anglian derby: Programme seller shows off collection

    Football programmes

    A football programme seller with thousands of Norwich City and Ipswich Town match day magazines says he enjoys the "banter" of fans at the East Anglian derby.

    David Woolston buys and sells the programmes at both Carrow Road and Portman Road throughout the season, despite supporting neither club.

    "It's just a hobby that I turned into a business," he told BBC Look East. "The oldest programme I have from a match between Norwich and Ipswich is a Division Three South game in the 1955-56 season.

    "Collectors [like me] are thin on the ground, but people who are committed will collect anything. Whether it's cigarette cards or, in more recent times, Panini sticker albums."

    The latest edition of the East Anglian derby takes place on Sunday, with Norwich hosting Ipswich in the Championship at 12:00; commentary will be available via BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Radio Suffolk, but only on FM radio. There will be live text commentary which you can access on the BBC Sport's match preview.

    Football programmes
    Football programmes
    Football programmes
  4. Warning over using cold callers for house work

    Del Crookes

    BBC News Online

    Trading standards officers in Cornwall are warning people again of the dangers of asking cold callers to do work on their property.

    It follows the case of an elderly couple from St Columb Major who used a rogue roofer.

    The man, 55-year-old Peter Foster from Bury St Edmunds, tried to charge them for work he had not been asked to do.

    He was arrested and is now subject to an eight-week curfew order.

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    The elderly couple's daughter Zenita says the whole affair was disgusting and frightened her father.

    "He had a knock on the door by a man dressed in a uniform and his two sons saying how dangerous his roof was.

    "He was scared."

  5. Suffolk Coastal bin collections reviewed for safety

    Waste collections are being reviewed in the Suffolk Coastal district because of concerns over the safety of crews operating bin lorries.

    People in five properties in Woodbridge have been told their street is too narrow for lorries to safely reverse down, so they'll now have to take bins to a "communal collection point".

    Bin lorry.

    Suffolk Coastal Norse, which empties the bins, said changes are unavoidable where roads have become overgrown, narrower or more potholed.

    About 40 properties in 19 areas are currently being assessed to check they're safe for bin lorries to access.

    A spokesman added it has nothing to do with the death of a binman after a collision with a bin lorry in Chelmsford in December, but that the incident highlights "the real dangers" of the work.

  6. Last chance for your own cup glory!


    FA People's Cup sign-up graphic - deadline this Sunday

    The deadline to get involved in the 2018 FA People's Cup is midnight THIS Sunday - so get your entry in now.

    • It's FREE
    • There are 18 different categories
    • You get the chance to play at St George's Park and go to the FA Cup final

    What have you got to lose?

    Find out all the details and how to sign up here.

  7. Norfolk health services set for change

    The way people in Norfolk are looked after by the NHS is due to change under a new care plan.

    Health trusts, hospitals and councils have created the Norfolk & Waveney Sustainability & Transformation Plan in response to an aging population and smaller budgets.

    Some of the changes recommended include treating people in their own homes and using digital technlogy to manage health conditions remotely.

    Health chiefs now want residents to give their views on the proposals.

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    Video caption: 'How doodling helped my depression'

    James Garden said drawing helps him cope with his feelings.

  9. Police pursuit after burglars break into Melton shop

    Burglars who broke into a shop in Melton just after midnight were chased by police but managed to evade capture.

    Officers arrived at McColl's convenience store on The Street within five minutes of being called about the burglary at 00:10.They discovered the front door smashed in and cigarettes and alcohol had been stolen.

    The thieves made off in a Volkswagen Golf estate and it failed to stop for officers on Ipswich Road in neighbouring Woodbridge at about 00:15.

    They lost the car and, just after 02:00, Suffolk Fire and Rescue told them they were attending a car fire at Downham Boulevard in Ipswich, which officers believe was the vehicle involved.

    McColl's, Melton
  10. Latest on Ipswich's £3.6m Cornhill development

    Cornhill redevelopment work

    Here's a sneak look at what's going on behind the hoarding's on Ipswich's Cornhill, where work on a £3.6m project to transform the look of the town centre square got under way last month.

    The project, overseen by Ipswich Borough Council, is due to be completed by October. So far, work is focused on clearing the brick paving.

    Here's a video about what it will look like.

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    Video caption: Go-ahead for Ipswich's Cornhill revamp
  11. Tree down in road in Kesgrave

    Kate Arkell

    BBC Radio Suffolk

    A fallen tree is causing traffic problems on the A1214 Main Road through Kesgrave.

    It's blocking the eastbound side of the single carriageway, close to the junction with Bell Lane.

  12. Claydon and Whitton council celebrates housing rejection

    Plans for more than 300 homes on land between the A14 and Whitton on the north west edge of Ipswich have been refused.

    Officers at Mid Suffolk District Council recommended the development should go ahead, but Claydon and Whitton Parish Council objected to the plans and district councillors have now refused it.

    "It's been a long haul," said parish council chairman Chris Studd. "But we got the result we wanted.

    "We didn't want the land between Ipswich and Claydon encroached because it is a greenbelt and very important for wildlife."

    North west Ipswich/Claydon map
    Image caption: The rejected development was proposed for land between the A14 and Old Norwich Road
  13. Two serious crashes on A140 within hours

    Traffic conditions are returning to normal, after two serious crashes on the A140 within hours of one another.

    On Wednesday evening, four vehicles were involved in a collision at Brockford, near Mendlesham.

    Then, in a separate incident at Brome at 04:00, fire crews were called to cut one person free after two other vehicles crashed.

    The road was blocked for about three hours.