East week in pictures: 20-26 April 2013
A week's news in pictures from the east of England.
A 106-year-old railway signal box in Sheringham was damaged by fire after an electrical fault in a car parked nearby. The signal box had only been returned to the site by North Norfolk Railway volunteers five months earlier.
A sign described as a "dangerous waste of money" saw Hertfordshire County Council come under fire from cyclists after it installed a £17,500 sign in the middle of a route on Hitchin Road in Stevenage.
Audiences were told to "hold it in" if they needed the loo during an intimate performance in the toilet at Cambridge's ADC Theatre. Troubled Sleep starring Hellie Cranney and Victoria Fell, is thought by producers to be the first production of its kind, designed for an audience of eight, at the venue.
A giant pothole measuring about 6ft (2m) deep created problems for motorists on the Yarmouth Road in Lowestoft. Believed to have been caused by a collapsed sewer the Highway Agency needed to excavate about 9ft (3m) in each direction before being able to build the road back up and mend the carriageway.
Broadland in Norfolk was named the most "peaceful" in the first ever UK Peace Index. The 200 sq miles district, to the north and east of Norwich, features 65 parishes, a mix of picturesque villages and welcomes millions of visitors each year to the Broads' 125 miles of waterways.
The University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory (CCL) marked its 75th anniversary. Many defining moments in computing were created at CCL including the development of Edsac, the first programmable computer for general use.
The Duchess of Cambridge cast her spell over Hogwarts when she, along with Prince William and Prince Harry, paid a visit to the Warner Bros Studio at Leavesden. In a speech to launch the studios, William praised JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter phenomenon. The studios have also made Goldeneye and The Dark Knight.
- Image gallery William, Kate and Harry tour Warner Bros studios
- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Harry Potter studios
- Image gallery In pictures: How Cambridge Computer Lab changed the world
- Broadland: Welcome to the UK's most peaceful place
- Lowestoft hole in road: Work on A12 near completion
- Cambridge students perform play in theatre loo
- Stevenage cyclists decry 'dangerous' sign
- North Norfolk Railway signal box catches fire