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Summary

  1. Norfolk Police rated 'good' for the way it deals with vulnerable people and supports victims of crime
  2. Motorists who use the Postwick hub on the A47 are being warned about changes to the junction
  3. A sailor who's been picked up twice off the Norfolk coast has returned home to Russia
  4. Updates for Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Thanks for joining us for Norfolk Live today. We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow, with the news and sport, travel and weather updates.

    Have a good evening.

  2. Man arrested after violent incident in Norwich

    A man has been arrested by police investigating a violent incident in Norwich.

    Police were called at 12:24 today to an address in Heigham Street and two men were taken to hospital with head injuries.

    One man was released from hospital following medical treatment, but has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody. The second man has been transported to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.

  3. Weather: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    A cloudy and misty night, with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. Temperatures around 9C (48F).

    Weather chart for Tuesday evening showing heavy rain

    Rain clearing to leave most places dry, with sunny intervals. Feeling mild, with temperatures up to 15C (59F).

    BBC Weather has more details for where you live.

  4. The headlines: Great Yarmouth Port has been sold... Family rescued from flat fire

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The stories making the news:

    • Great Yarmouth Port has been sold to the Peel Ports Group
    • A family of three have been rescued from a flat fire in Great Yarmouth
    • Norfolk Constabulary is rated "good" for the way it deals with vulnerable people
  5. BreakingGreat Yarmouth Port sold

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    .We've just heard that Great Yarmouth Port has been sold to Peel Ports Group.

  6. Delays for hours as digger overtips whilst being unloaded in Long Stratton

    Diss Express

    The A140 at Long Stratton was blocked for more than two hours after a digger fell off the back of a lorry whilst it was being unloaded last night.  

    Blue Police Accident sign
  7. Norwich hotel has the best loos in England

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

    The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich is flushed with success after winning the best English hotel loo title in the Loo of the Year awards.

    The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland

    The hotel, which dates back more than 800 years, has invested £140,000 in refurbishing all its public toilets, adding an accessible loo and new gents' facilities.

    It's been awarded top platinum grading and given a special Attendant of the Year award for cleanliness.

  8. Two men taken to hospital following city centre incident

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Police are carrying out house-to-house inquiries in Norwich after an incident in which two men suffered head injuries.

    Emergency services were called to a property in Heigham Street shortly before 13:00 today.

    The men, believed to be in their 30s, were taken to hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

  9. Watch: First-class delivery from postal workers

    It's the busiest day of the year for the Royal Mail, with staff working flat out to deliver a first-class festive postal service to their customers. 

    The sorting office in Norwich expects to handle more than two million letters, packages and parcels today. 

    By Christmas, manager John O'Shea says hey'll have processed 35 million items.

    Video content

    Video caption: Busiest day at Royal Mail sorting office in Norwich
  10. Family rescued from flat fire

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

     A firefighter and the occupants of a property were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, following a fire at a flat in Great Yarmouth early this morning.

    A couple and their child, along with a cat, were rescued from the property in Regent Street. 

    Duncan Ashworth, of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, told BBC Radio Norfolk that a lot of plastic material was involved in the fire, causing a lot of black, sticky smoke.                       

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    Video caption: Four taken to hospital after Great Yarmouth flat fire
  11. Police praised for protecting the vulnerable

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

    Norfolk Constabulary is one of 12 forces in the country to receive a good "rating" from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary for the way it deals with vulnerable people, including victims of domestic abuse, child sexual abuse and missing children.

    Police car bonnet

    Chief Constable Simon Bailey, who's also the national policing lead for child protection, says the priority is identifying and protecting those at risk of serious harm.  

    Quote Message: The demand in this area of work has increased dramatically in recent years... it's vital we get it right first time to prevent those people coming to further harm and to bring offenders to justice." from Chief Constable Simon Bailey Norfolk Police
    Chief Constable Simon BaileyNorfolk Police
  12. Linnets game off

    Rob Butler

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    King's Lynn Town were due to travel to Stratford Town in the Southern Premier tonight, but that game has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

  13. Bumper Christmas business expected for Royal Mail

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

    It's the busiest day of the year at the Royal Mail's sorting office in Norwich, where they expect to deal with more than two million items today.

    Letters at the Royal Mail sorting office in Norwich

    Centre manager John O'Shea says they plan for the Christmas rush nearly a year in advance.  

    Quote Message: We start planning Christmas in January... we've taken on an extra 195 Christmas casuals and opened up a parcel centre at the Broadland Business Park." from John O'Shea Centre Manager, Royal Mail, Norwich
    John O'SheaCentre Manager, Royal Mail, Norwich
  14. BreakingEmergency services at incident in Norwich

    Police have been called to Heigham Street in Norwich, after reports of two men with injuries.

    The incident is ongoing and the ambulance service is also on the scene.

    We'll have more on this throughout the afternoon...

  15. The headlines: Four taken to hospital after flat fire... Norfolk police rated 'good' for the way they deal with the vulnerable

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The stories making the news this lunchtime: 

    • A family of three and a firefighter were taken to hospital following a fire at a flat in Great Yarmouth early this morning
    • Norfolk Police is rated as "good" for the way they deal with victims of crime and vulnerable people 
    • Rescued sailor whose boat ran aground on Scroby Sands is "very fortunate" to be alive, says RNLI
  16. Rescued Russian sailor 'lucky to be alive'

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

    A Russian sailor whose boat ran aground on Scroby Sands, off Great Yarmouth, was "very fortunate" not to have died, says the RNLI.

    The boat, aground on Scroby Sands

    The man, who's not been named, has been rescued twice within a week, initially getting into trouble in a gas field, and being towed into Yarmouth.  

    After starting his journey again, the sailor, who had no radio, used a mobile phone to report he was again in difficulty. 

    Quote Message: He was spotted on Scroby Sands... after dark, it's a big sea... it's very much like finding a needle in a haystack." from Neal Duffield Stations operations manager, RNLI, Gorleston
    Neal DuffieldStations operations manager, RNLI, Gorleston
  17. Festive food to help charities at Christmas

    Alex Dunlop

    BBC Look East

    From farmland to the plate, turkeys, mince pies, fruit and vegetables are being sent out from a barn near Thetford to more than 200 charities across the country. 

    The food will be used to give homeless people and those in need of refuge a free Christmas meal.

    It has been donated by local farmers, businesses and schoolchildren to a charity set up more than 30 years ago..

    Video content

    Video caption: Farmer's charity helps the homeless have a Christmas meal
  18. Norfolk swimmer targets more world records

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Jessica-Jane Applegate is warning her rivals she can go even faster in 2016. 

    Norfolk's only gold medal winner from London 2012 ended the year by breaking two world records at the National Para-Swimming Championship in Manchester.

    Jessica-Jane Applegate
    Quote Message: There's lots of things to work on still. My mum gets really frustrated with me - she's like 'Oh, will you just be happy?'" from Jessica-Jane Applegate Swimmer
    Jessica-Jane ApplegateSwimmer

    The 19-year old told me in an interview for BBC Radio Norfolk that she believes faster times are possible as preparations for the Paralympics in Rio next summer begin to step up.