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A dramatic end to the East Anglian derby sees two late goals as Norwich and Ipswich draw in the Championship.

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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

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.”

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

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."

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.

Severe accident: A1071 Suffolk both ways

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A1071 Suffolk both ways severe accident, between A1071 and A1071 Hadleigh Road.

A1071 Suffolk - A1071 Hadleigh Road in Boxford closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the A1071 junction and the A1071 Hadleigh Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: A12 Suffolk northbound

BBC News Travel

A12 Suffolk northbound severe accident, at J32B London Road affecting B1068 Higham.

A12 Suffolk - Queuing traffic and the main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on A12 northbound at J32b, London (Belstead), because of an accident involving four vehicles, recovery work and debris on the road. Diversion in operation - via the exit and entry slips. Congestion to Higham.

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

Last chance for your own cup glory!


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

'How doodling helped my depression'
James Garden says drawing helps him cope with his feelings.

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

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.

Go-ahead for Ipswich's Cornhill revamp

Severe disruption: A1214 Suffolk both ways

BBC News Travel

A1214 Suffolk both ways severe disruption, around Bell Lane.

A1214 Suffolk - A1214 Main Road in Ipswich blocked and slow traffic in both directions around the Bell Lane junction, because of a fallen tree.

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

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.

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
The rejected development was proposed for land between the A14 and Old Norwich Road

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.

Norfolk Broads artwork unveiled at Norwich airport

Norwich airport installation
Broads Authority

New artwork depicting the The Broads has been unveiled at Norwich Airport.

The installation, which is almost 3m (10ft) high and is more than 16m (50ft) wide, shows some of the national park's best known sights, including dragonflies, mills, leisure boats, a bittern and a traditional black-sailed wherry.

Dave Thompson's image, which was commissioned by the Broads Authority, covers much of the meet-and-greet arrivals area of the airport.

"The Broads is a globally-renowned wetland and so it seems fitting to provide an international platform to welcome visitors to the airport," said Broads Authority chief executive John Packman.

Norwich Airport's managing director, Richard Pace, added: "I’m sure the 500,000 passengers that pass through the airport every year will enjoy and appreciate this taste of the Broads."

Richard Pace, Norwich Airport & John Packman, Broads Authority
Broads Authority
Richard Pace, Norwich Airport, and John Packman, Broads Authority, unveil the installation
Norwich airport installation
Broads Authority

Severe accident: A140 Suffolk both ways

BBC News Travel

A140 Suffolk both ways severe accident, between B1077 and Castleton Way.

A140 Suffolk - A140 in Brome closed in both directions between the B1077 junction and the Castleton Way junction, because of a serious accident.

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

McColl's ram-raid, Trimley St Martin

A 29-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, from the Maldon area of Essex, are released under investigation.

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Culture secretary's app 'goes down brilliantly'

The Conservative MP for West Suffolk has said almost 10,000 people have signed up to his smartphone app.

Culture secretary Matt Hancock launched the app - which features photos, videos and a messaging service where users can interact - earlier this month.

He said: "It's gone down brilliantly, in fact it's had a far bigger impact than I could've possibly expected and it's great so many people are interested in another way to communicate with the constituents who I serve."

Matt Hancock's app
Matt Hancock
Ryan Mason (left) and Flynn Downes

Nathan Jones says there are comparisons between Luton's Flynn Downes and Ryan Mason, who was forced to retire on Tuesday.

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Lowestoft's Bascule Bridge: £230,000 repair work at night
Work is taking place overnight to replace the lifting mechanism of a road bridge.
Terry Butcher at Portman Road in September

Ex-Ipswich defender Terry Butcher says owner Marcus Evans must "release the purse strings" if the club are to progress.

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Severe disruption: A11 Norfolk southbound

BBC News Travel

A11 Norfolk southbound severe disruption, between B1077 Ellingham Road and B1111.

A11 Norfolk - A11 closed and queuing traffic southbound between the B1077 Ellingham Road junction in Hargham and the B1111 junction in Larling, because of an overturned lorry.

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

Severe accident: A11 Norfolk southbound

BBC News Travel

A11 Norfolk southbound severe accident, between B1077 Ellingham Road and B1111.

A11 Norfolk - A11 closed and slow traffic southbound between the B1077 Ellingham Road junction in Attleborough and the B1111 junction in Larling, because of a serious accident involving an overturned vehicle.

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

Pancake Day fire warning: 'Please be flipping careful'

Shottisham barn fire

The fire involved 17,000 tonnes of straw and threatened livestock on a farm.

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Saxmundham train station blaze tackled by firefighters
The fire started in the roof of a building at a Suffolk station.

Hannah Richardson

BBC News education reporter

Secondary school tables just published show one in eight in England is below government standards.

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Police announce route for Ipswich fans for Norwich derby

About 2,000 Ipswich fans are expected to travel to Norwich for the derby match at Carrow Road on Sunday.

Norfolk Police say officers will be signposting Ipswich supporters to the stadium via Lower Clarence Road, Clarence Road and Carrow Road, as they did when the teams last met in the city in February 2017.

Following the match, Norwich supporters can expect a short delay in leaving the stadium from the Barclay end to Lower Clarence Road due to police cordons which will be in place.

Supt Dave Marshall said: "This is a great event with healthy rivalry between two family-friendly clubs and supporters.

"The police operation has been developed to ensure everyone has a great day out and the vast majority of fans will enjoy the event in the right spirit."

Fire at Saxmundham railway station

About 30 firefighters are dealing with a fire at Saxmundham railway station. They were called out at 13:56.

The train company Greater Anglia says the fire is in the roof of the station building and nobody has been hurt.

The East Suffolk line is blocked, with bus services being laid on between Halesworth and Ipswich.

The cause is not yet known.

Highways England reveal number of closures of Orwell Bridge

Highways England has defended its recent closures of the Orwell Bridge due to high winds after a Freedom of Information Act request.

Orwell bridge

The agency was asked about the number of times the bridge had been closed and has listed 10 closures since 2005 - two of them just last month for strong winds.

Highways England says it doesn't have any records for bridge closures from when it opened in 1982 up until 2005.

From 2005 until late 2013 the bridge was never shut, but since October 2013 there have been several closures during winter months.

The agency says it's investigating a number of measures to reduce the impact of bridge closures including an automated closure system and alternative diversion routes.