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  1. Updates on Tuesday, 12 January 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Thank you for joining us for Tuesday's Norfolk Live. We'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 with news, sport, travel and weather updates for the county.

    If you have a story you'd like to share with us, or maybe a photograph that you'd like us to use for our "big picture", you can get in touch via email, Facebook or Twitter

  2. Weather: Becoming dry later

    BBC Weather

    Scattered showers, becoming drier later. There may be some frost or icy patches. Temperatures dropping to 2C (36F).

    Weather chart for Wednesday afternoon

    A cold and bright start to Wednesday, with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures reaching 5C (41F).

    There's more information available on the BBC Weather website.

  3. Challengers sought for Kilimanjaro trek in aid of zoological society

    Diss Express

    A charity whose projects include Banham Zoo is inviting members of the public to face one of the world’s ‘biggest’ challenges — a trek to the top of Kilimanjaro.

    Banham Zoo's newly born tiger cubs to Sveta and Kuzma Amur tigers who are nearly a month old
  4. Increasing demand for 'sharing cars'

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Demand for Norfolk's car club continues to grow, with 40 new members signed up this year.

    The club has 37 cars in designated on-street parking bays across Norwich. Vehicles can be booked online, for as little as half-an-hour or as long as needed. 

    The Norfolk Car Club is the UK's largest non-for-profit car club city scheme.  

  5. Sweeter sounds from Cromer church's new organ

    Network Norfolk

    Sweeter sounds of worship are now coming from Our Lady of Refuge in Cromer, North Norfolk, after the church’s new organ was blessed by the Bishop of East Anglia, Rt Rev Alan Hopes during a special evening service on January 8.

    Bishop Alan with members of the congregation by the new organ
  6. Smaller firms support campaign to leave EU

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    More than 50 business leaders from the East of England have given their support to a new campaign to leave the European Union.

    Business for Britain says many firms in Norfolk, particularly smaller ones, feel constrained by EU red tape.

    John May, the regional chairman, said: "It's time the voice of small business was heard in the Europe debate."

  7. Helicopter crash inquest begins

    Ian Barmer

    BBC Look East

    An inquest in Norwich has been hearing how a multi-millionaire businessman was killed in a helicopter crash near Beccles, in March 2014.

    Lord Ballyedmond died when his helicopter crashed shortly after take-off from his estate at Gillingham Hall. Three others on board were also killed with him.

    The inquest, which is due to last four days, heard evidence from the widows of the two pilots and from the peer's son Edward Haughey. 

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    Video caption: Lord Ballyedmond helicopter crash inquest opens
  8. The headlines: Helicopter crash inquest opens... Police officer suffered 'horrific injuries' in dog attack

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The stories making the news today:

    • An inquest has opened into the death of four men in a helicopter crash near Beccles in March 2014
    • A police officer has had 28 stitches to her arm after she was attacked by a dog while on duty in Norwich
    • Junior doctors in Norfolk join colleagues around the country on picket lines as part of their 24-hour strike in a dispute over new contracts 
  9. West Norfolk post office to relocate

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Downham Market's Post Office is to move to larger premises in the High Street. 

    The branch will relocate to the former Price Right Shoes premises, becoming WH Smith Local store, selling cards and stationery.

    The former Price Right Shoes business in High Street, Downham Market

    The current branch in Wales Court will close on 8 February at 17:30, and reopen in the new building at 13:00 the following day.

  10. New home for endangered turtles

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A new turtle shelter inspired by the shapes and make-up of the species is to open at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre, providing a permanent sanctuary for turtles that have outgrown their former homes.

    The £100,000 facility will also house turtles illegally imported and confiscated, including these Mississippi Map turtles that arrived at London Heathrow Airport several years ago. 

    Mississippi Map turtles, as babies, when confiscated at Heathrow Airport

    The shelter, to be unveiled on 13 February, will also be a breeding station for rare and endangered species.

  11. Dog attack officer received 'horrific injuries'

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    The temporary Assistant Chief Constable of Norfolk, Nick Davison, says PC Joanne McCormack, attacked by a mastiff-type dog last night, suffered "horrific injuries and is recovering at home, where she continues to be supported by the Constabulary".

    Quote Message: I think what this officer, and her colleague who witnessed the incident, demonstrated is the bravery that all our officers display in protecting the public in Norfolk on a daily basis." from Nick Davison Temporary Assistant Chief Constable of Norfolk
    Nick DavisonTemporary Assistant Chief Constable of Norfolk
  12. Officer in shock following dog attack

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A police officer is still in shock, and convalescing at home, after she was attacked by a mastiff-type dog while on duty in Norwich last night.

    Sign for Norfolk Constabulary at Wymondham Police HQ

    PC Joanne McCormack had gone to an address in Ten Bell Court to arrest a man for various alleged offences, when the dog came outside and savaged her arm. 

    Norfolk Police Federation chairman Paul Ridgway said: "It wasn't a small attack...the officer has quite serious injuries which resulted in more than 20 stitches having to be done at the hospital."

    The dog has been put down, and a man arrested. 

  13. Car smash breaks telegraph pole in half

    Tim Addicott

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A man has been taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston with head injuries following a crash in Ditchingham, near Bungay, earlier today.

    Norfolk Police were called to the scene in Pirnhow Street, shortly after 10:00. A Mercedes car is understood to have struck a telephone pole, landing on its roof and breaking the pole in half.

  14. Peer was 'very relaxed' before fatal crash, inquest

    Ian Barmer

    BBC Look East

    The inquest into the deaths of Lord Ballyedmond and three other men in a helicopter crash in thick fog in Norfolk in 2014 has heard evidence from his son.

    Crashed helicopter in field

    Edward Haughey said the Tory peer had been at Gillingham Hall, near Beccles, overseeing the final stages of a big restoration.  

    He described speaking to his father on the phone that afternoon and evening, saying "He was in a good mood and appeared very relaxed."

  15. Norwich manager explains Grabban exit

    Rob Butler

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City manager Alex Neil tells BBC Radio Norfolk why the club sold striker Lewis Grabban. 

    The 28-year-old has rejoined Bournemouth for a fee believed to be £8m.

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    Video caption: The Norwich City manager says Grabban wasn't 'contributing' at the club.
  16. Helicopter crash inquest hears from widows of pilots

    Ian Barmer

    BBC Look East

    The inquest into the deaths of four men in a helicopter crash near Beccles in 2014 has heard evidence from the widows of the two pilots.

    Helicopter crash scene, with emergency teams

    The helicopter, which was carrying the Tory peer Lord Ballyedmond plus a member of staff, took off from Gillingham Hall in dense fog. It crashed in a field nearby.

    Captains Carl Dickerson and Lee Hoyle were described in court as "dedicated pilots who would not take any unnecessary risks".  The inquest is due to last four days. 

  17. PC needs 28 stitches after attack by dog

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A police officer was taken to hospital with serious injuries to her arm, requiring 28 stitches, after she was attacked by a mastiff-type dog while trying to make an arrest in Norwich yesterday evening.

    PC Joanne McCormack, 32, was attacked as she stood outside the front of premises in Ten Bell Court. 

    A man was subsequently arrested at the address by other officers. The dog was humanely put to sleep by a vet. 

  18. The headlines: Paramedic struck by car while on duty... Junior doctors in Norfolk take strike action

    The stories in the news this lunchtime:

    • A student paramedic was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car while on duty near King's Lynn
    • Junior doctors in Norfolk join their colleagues across the country, and walk out in a dispute over new contracts
    • A police officer required 28 stitches after she was attacked by a dog while trying to make an arrest in Norwich