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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks for joining us today and indeed this week. We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel. 

    Lastly, it's a massive good luck to Cambridgeshire's Hannah Macleod, who alongside the rest of Team GB will be competing for gold in the women's hockey final this evening.

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Hannah Macleod
  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    That's all from the Norfolk Live team for today and for the week - we'll be back with regular updates from 08:00 on Monday.

    Today we've covered the ongoing search for the suspects involved in the attempted abduction of a serviceman from RAF Marham. 

    In sport, Norwich City's Cameron Jerome says the Canaries are ready to get stuck in during Sunday's East Anglian derby at Portman Road. 

    Come on you Yellows!

    Have a good weekend.

  3. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live coverage of the fatal dog attack in Halstead has now come to an end. To recap:

    • A three-year-old boy named as Dexter Noel was killed after being mauled by a dog yesterday afternoon in Parker Way
    • A 29-year-old woman remains in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control and injuring a person
    • An American Bulldog has been seized by police and is currently in kennels 

    Any updates on this story will appear on the BBC News website over the weekend. 

    See you again for more live news for Essex at 08:00 on Monday.

  4. Dog legislation in this country is 'ridiculous'

    K9 Magazine publisher Ryan O'Meara also told BBC Essex he thinks the current dangerous dog legislation in the UK is "ridiculous". 

    Dangerous Dogs Act

    "It tries to seek how dangerous a dog is by its breed, but you could have 90 American Bulldogs that are brilliant pets, and you could have one that has individual issues," he said.

    "I've got three dogs, two of them are the same breed, and they're all very different in temperament", he said. 

  5. TV drama Grantchester returns for Christmas special and third series

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    ITV has confirmed that filming has begun on the third series of Grantchester, the murder mystery series filmed in and based on the Cambridgeshire village.

    James Norton and Robson Green are set to return for the show's first Christmas special and then a third series next year.

    ITV says viewers are promised a "festive, snow-filled Christmas episode, full of emotion and drama".

    James Norton and Robson Green in Granchester

    Diederick Santer, chief executive of producers Kudos, said: "Grantchester continues to be a delight to make and I hope will continue to delight the viewer.

    "To be bringing to the audience a third series and a very special Christmas episode is a particular thrill, and we can't wait to be pouring snow onto the East Anglian Fens."

  6. Tractor driver injured in bridge collision

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A tractor driver has been treated for head and leg injuries after his vehicle collided with a bridge.

    Emergency services attended the incident on the B1135, near Wicklewood, which happened shortly after 11:15, as seen here in this picture from Diane Jermany.

    Trailer stuck under the rail bridge

    A spokesman for the ambulance service says the trailer, which was carrying seeds, became vertical, making contact with the bridge. The impact caused the tractor driver to suffer a head injury, chest pains and a suspected ankle fracture. 

    The man was taken by land ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and is believed to be in a stable condition. 

  7. The latest situation on Norfolk's roads

    BBC Travel

    Here's the latest travel news for the county:

    • The A47 at Postwick is blocked, with queuing traffic westbound because of an accident
    • One lane of the A47 is closed eastbound, between the A140 Ipswich Road junction and Trowse Newton because of an accident
    • The B1135 Tuttles Lane West in Wymondham is blocked in both directions around the Chapel Lane junction because of a vehicle striking a bridge 
  8. Nine in court following drugs raids

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Nine men have appeared in court charged with supplying drugs in Peterborough.

    The group, aged between 25 and 45 and from Peterborough and London, were arrested following a series of raids in and around the city on Wednesday morning.

    Police officers search a car

    The nine, who appeared at Cambridge Magistrates' Court earlier, will next appear at Peterborough Crown Court on Monday, 19 September, according to Cambridgeshire Police.

    Two women, aged 35 and 59, and a 30-year-old man also arrested for alleged drugs offences have been bailed pending further enquiries.    

  9. American Bulldog: About the breed

    American Bulldog

    The American Bulldog is part of the bull breed family, which includes dogs such as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, says K9 Magazine publisher Ryan O'Meara.

    "People then cross them, which is when we get individual and distinct breeds," he said.

    The American Bulldog does not feature on the UK's Dangerous Dogs Act list and the breed is not recognised by the Kennel Club. 

  10. Ely Paradise Centre to stay open alongside new build

    Tom Horn

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

    Earlier we brought you news that a new leisure centre in Ely, costing £13.5m, is "now fully funded and can go ahead", after receiving a financial boost from Sport England.

    I've just heard from the leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council, James Palmer, who's confirmed that the current Paradise Centre, originally thought to be entirely replaced, will in fact stay open after the new project is complete. 

    Mr Palmer said only the pool at the Paradise Centre will be replaced, but it's not yet known what it will become.

  11. Why is the St Neots burial barrow being built?

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    We've been bringing you the latest on the construction of a burial barrow in Hail Weston, near St Neots.

    But why is it being built?

    It's an idea that's come from Sacred Stones, a company that bills themselves as providing "tranquil final resting places for cremation ashes".

    Toby Angel, managing director, said he hoped the new barrow in Cambridgeshire would offer an alternative to "ugly" crematoriums.

    Mr Angel said his aunt's "impersonal" cremation service was in an "ugly, municipal building" - he hoped the new barrow would be a "more befitting final resting place than any existing alternative". 

    Burial barrow being constructed

    On the construction of the barrow, Mr Angel said: "We are using entirely traditional methods, all by hand and without cement, and we hope to set up local apprenticeship schemes."

    The cost of storing ashes starts at £1,500 for a 15-year term. Mr Angel declined to say how much the building has cost.

    He added there is a growing "civic need" for more burial space.

  12. Bird's eye view of NDR construction

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Many thanks to aerial photographer Mike Page for his video, showing the latest stage of construction work for the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) around Norwich.

    The 20km (12.4 mile) dual carriageway will run from the A1067, north of Taverham, and join the A47 east of Norwich at Postwick.

    It's hoped the road may be open by the end of 2017.  

    Video content

    Video caption: The latest video showing progress of the Northern Distributor Road around Norwich.

    And if you're wondering how fast the road construction is progressing, here's how it looked in June

  13. 'Such sad news - thinking of you all at such a sad time'

    Chris Flynn

    BBC Essex

    More flowers with tributes have been laid by locals as news spreads about the tragic events that took place in Halstead almost 24 hours ago.

  14. RAF Marham serviceman remains off work following attempted abduction

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    An RAF Marham serviceman, who was the victim of an attempted abduction, is still off work and receiving support as he comes to terms with his "traumatic ordeal", according to Norfolk Police.

    It's now a month since the man, who's in his 20s, was approached and threatened with a knife by two men while jogging on Squires Hill. He fought them off and escaped unharmed.

    The two men, said to be of Middle Eastern appearance, drove off in a dark coloured people carrier.

    Photofits of the two men, of Middle eastern appearance, one with a moustache and beard

    A 60-strong team of detectives, 50 from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team and 10 from the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command, are working on the case. 

    Police are appealing for anyone who was driving in Marham on the day of the incident, Wednesday 20 July, to come forward.

  15. Police seized 7,000 dogs over five years

    Dogs seize by police stats
  16. Woman injured on B1102 'suffered serious head and chest injuries'

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    The East of England Ambulance service has updated us on the condition of the woman injured in the earlier crash between a lorry and a car on the B1102 at Swaffham Bulbeck.

    It says the patient is aged about 70, and has suffered serious head and chest injuries.

    A spokesman said: "She was stabilised as far as possible at the scene, and taken to Addenbrooke's with the critical care team on board."

  17. U's boss doesn't want fans to get 'too carried away with lows'

    Steve Jackson

    BBC Radio Cambridgeshire sport

    I've been speaking to Cambridge United's Shaun Derry, who has admitted he's an unhappy manager given their poor start to the new season. 

    The U's are yet to win a match in League Two and have achieved only three shots on target in three games.

    Shaun Derry

    However, he doesn't want the fans to get too caught up in the recent run of form.

    "You can be so high one week... and I think people get a little bit carried with the lows," he said.

    "I never expected it to be a magic solution that just clicked on day one. This is a working process and we've hit a couple of games that we've lost back-to-back against opponents that should be in the top six. 

    "There's no disgrace there in my eyes."

  18. Braintree MP says rules around dog ownership 'need to be looked at'

    James Cleverly, the Conservative MP for Braintree, has been to the scene at Parker Way, where he told the BBC he would examine the law to see how such attacks could be prevented in future.

    James Cleverly talking to police officers

    "I'm very conscious that the original Dangerous Dogs Act was brought in in response to incidents just like this and I think most people agree it was not a particularly well-drafted piece of legislation," he said.

    "I think the last thing we should do now is any kind of knee-jerk reaction, but we do need to look at the rules around dog ownership and also about how dogs are looked after - and particularly when there are children involved."

    Earlier it was revealed an American Bulldog killed three-year-old Dexter Neal in Halstead. The breed is not on the list of banned dogs.

  19. Travel: Update on B1102 accident

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    I've just spoken to Cambridgeshire Police which has confirmed there's been an accident between a lorry and a car on Green Bank Road in Swaffham Bulbeck. 

    A woman who was in the car has sustained serious injuries and has been taken to hospital. 

    Road closures are currently in place.

  20. Travel: Accident in Swaffham Bulbeck

    Adam Jinkerson

    BBC Local Live

    Be aware if you're planning to head to Swaffham Bulbeck. There's been an accident on Green Bank Road and road closures are currently in place.

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     We're in contact with the police and will bring you more shortly.