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Summary

  1. Number of unexpected deaths at Norfolk and Suffolk mental health trust higher than anywhere else in England
  2. Mystery Norfolk headless woman 'probably a mother', say police
  3. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from Tuesday's Norfolk Live team, until tomorrow at 08:00.

    Do you have a story, or maybe a photograph, that you'd like to share with us?  You can get in touch on email, Facebook or Twitter

  2. The big picture: Crashing waves and calm seas

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Many thanks to BBC Weather Watcher 'Caister Girl' for today's "big picture".  

    We're always looking for photographs to use at the top of the page, so don't be shy..... if you'd like to share any of your favourite snaps, you can send them to us on email

    Crashing waves on a groyne, with a calm sea
  3. Weather: Windy with patchy rain

    BBC Weather

    A windy and mild night, with patchy rain. Minimum temperature: 10C (50F).

    Weather graphic for Wednesday afternoon showing patchy rain

    A cloudy day with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times. Maximum temperature: 13C (55F).

    BBC Weather has more details for you.

  4. Step forward in crematorium dispute

    Tim Addicott

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The dispute over a proposed new crematorium for Cromer might have been resolved.

    The Westerleigh Group wants to build it next to the town's cemetery on Holt Road, but was were opposed in court by the AONB Action Group which was concerned about the effect on the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    Cromer town cemetery, showing chapel and gravestones

    The two sides have now found a way forward.  AONB campaigner William Macadam says there "will be more planting... and the privacy of families attending graves will be addressed... they'll be allowed to park alongside their graves to tend them."   

  5. Whale: Data shows species stranded in the UK

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    The Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme is investigating the deaths of the sperm whales which became stranded in The Wash over the weekend.

    Data from the CSIP shows there were 66 whales of at least 11 different species stranded in the UK in 2014.

    Graphic showing the different species, and the numbers of those species, found stranded in the UK in 2014

    Investigations carried out into the deaths of 16 of those stranded showed eight were stranded alive but subsequently died, six died from infections and two had suffered "physical trauma."

  6. Hunstanton whale: Big, but not UK's biggest

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    With an estimated length of 30ft (9.14m) the whale that washed ashore at Hunstanton on Friday night falls far short of being the biggest found in the UK.

    Close-up of the Hunstanton whale on the beach

    In 2014, a 50ft 2in (15.3m) dead male sperm whale was discovered on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. A post-mortem examination found it died of "lack of recent feeding.". 

    The Hunstanton whale is believed to belong to the same pod as four others found dead in Lincolnshire.  Dr Peter Evans of the Sea Watch Foundation, says "whales normally keep in strong contact with one another by sonar....it's possible they've responded to distress signals from one other, leading to part of the group stranding together."

  7. The headlines: Three companies and one man charged over deaths of construction workers... Sightseers advised to keep their distance from whale carcass

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The stories in the news:

  8. Witness appeal after dog attack

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a woman was attacked by a dog in Eccles-on-Sea.

    The incident happened on Saturday afternoon on the sand ramp at the end of the beach road. The victim suffered heavy bruising and a puncture to her right arm. 

    The dog, described as a tan brown-coloured Pitbull-type, wearing a thick leather harness with silver-coloured studs. It responded to the name Diesel when called by its owner. 

  9. Thetford is 'the real Walmington-on-Sea'

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Stars of the new Dad's Army film are preparing for its world premiere at Leicester Square tonight.

    Exterior of the Dad's Army museum in Thetford

    Unlike the long-running BBC television sitcom,  which used locations in and around Thetford, the movie was filmed in the Yorkshire seaside town of Bridlington.

    Stewart Wright, chairman of the Dad's Army Museum in Thetford, says Bridlington will benefit from the film but "Thetford is the real Walmington-on-Sea."  The museum has some props from the film which will go on display in the spring.  

  10. Hospital facing 'significant challenges'

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    An increase in staff sickness and a high number of vacancies has meant a "significant challenge" for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn to maintain enough nurses on the wards.

    Exterior of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn

    A new report to the board of directors also shows there are fewer agency nurses to fill the shifts. The King's Lynn hospital is trying to recruit more consultants to fill 13 vacancies out of 36 posts.

    Chief executive Dorothy Hosein says she wants to "assure patients that they're doing everything they can to ensure services are safe."

  11. Whale: More than 60 reports a year of strandings

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Sightseers have been heading to Hunstanton beach since a whale washed ashore and died four days ago.

    Sightseers with the dead whale

    The sperm whale is believed to belong to the same pod as four others found dead in Lincolnshire.

    The most recent figures for the number of whales stranded on UK's beaches show 66 for 2014, with seven of them sperm whales. Dr Peter Evans, director of Sea Watch Foundation, says sperm whales can get stranded as they swim in groups.

  12. Court date set over steel collapse deaths

    Jon Welch

    BBC News

    A court date has been set for three companies and one individual charged with safety offences over the deaths of four Suffolk men killed when a steel structure collapsed on them in Great Yarmouth in January 2011.

    Claxton Engineering Services, Encompass Project Management, its director David Groucott and Hazegood Construction have all been charged under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.

    They have been summoned to appear before Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court in 2 February.

  13. BreakingThree companies and one individual charged over steel collapse deaths

    Jon Welch

    BBC News

    The Health and Safety Executive has charged three companies and one man with safety offences over the deaths of four Suffolk men killed when a steel structure collapsed on them in Great Yarmouth.

    Daniel Hazelton, 30, his brother Thomas Hazelton, 26, and Peter Johnson, 42, all from Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds; and Adam Taylor, 28, of Rickinghall, Suffolk, were killed at Claxton Engineering Services' yard on 21 January 2011.

    (clockwise from top left) Daniel Hazelton, Adam Taylor, Thomas Hazelton, Peter Johnson

    The HSE has charged:

    • Claxton Engineering Services Ltd of Ferryside, Ferry Road, Norwich, Norfolk, under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act (HSWA) 1974
    • Encompass Project Management Ltd, of The Gables, Old Market Street, Thetford, Norfolk, under Section 3 HSWA
    • David Groucott, director of Encompass Project Management Ltd, under Section 37 of HSWA
    • Hazegood Construction Ltd, of Bury Lodge, Bury Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, under Sections 2 and 3 of HSWA
  14. Whale: Keep away from the carcass

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    West Norfolk council is urging people to keep their distance from the body of the sperm whale on Hunstanton beach, as the carcass will start to decompose quite quickly.

    Body of dead sperm whale on Hunstanton beach

    Once a suitable disposal site has been found, removal work will begin.

    The council says it's "working as expeditiously as we can, but the size of this whale and its location have made the logistics of this task particularly challenging".

  15. Council leader to step down

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    The leader of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council is to step down in April. 

    Sign for King's Lynn and West Norfolk borough council

    Conservative Nick Daubney says he's proud of what has been achieved in his nine years at the helm.  

    Quote Message: There's going to be big, big changes and whilst I'm up for that, I think that whoever leads this council needs to see a much longer term than I can." from Nick Daubney Leader of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
    Nick DaubneyLeader of King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
  16. Dave's rescue: Not quite a shaggy dog 'tail'

    They say "every dog has his day" and Dave had his yesterday.  

    Karl Hain and Kevin Peat with Dave on their raft

    Norfolk firefighters were called to Ten Mile Bank, where Dave was trapped in the water, cold, wet and cowering.

    Firefighters Karl Hain and Kevin Peat used their raft to bring him to safety and kept him inside their warm fire engine until his owners arrived. Dave is now safely back at home in Southery, as happy as a dog with two tails.

  17. Police close inquiries over 'hospital kicking' claim

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Norfolk police have confirmed they are taking no further action following an investigation into reports a girl was assaulted by a member of staff at a secure hospital and school

    A girl was allegedly kicked in the back at Ellingham Hospital, in Attleborough.

    The site has 30 beds, and a school for 12- to 18-year-olds with behavioural or psychological difficulties. No arrests have been made. 

  18. Story of Burston School strike to be told on the big screen

    Diss Express

    The infamous Burston School strike, which became the longest-running in British history, is set to be immortalised when its story is told on the big screen.

    People at the Burston Strike rally