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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday, 20 January 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday

Live Reporting

By Mariam Issimdar

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage through the day

    That's it from us today. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with more live news, sport, weather and travel updates for Norfolk.  

  2. Watch: Delays installing phone forces man to run business from car

    Mike Liggins

    BBC Look East

    Have you heard the one about ...the man who's having to work in his car in a lay-by .. because he's been waiting so long to have a phone line connected to his house?  

    Video content

    Video caption: Man runs company from car because of delays installing phone line

    Unfortunately it's no joke for Nigel Sayer, who lives near Long Stratton, and would like to work from home. 

    Three months ago BT promised a phone line but he's still waiting. More on BBC Look East at 18:30.

  3. Weather: This evening will be cold and foggy

    BBC Weather

    Another cold, frosty night with widespread mist and local freezing fog patches. 

    Weather map

    There'll also be a risk of icy roads with lows of -3C (27F). 

    BBC Weather has more details.

  4. Disruption expected until 19:00 after person hit by train

    Jon Welch

    BBC News

    A Greater Anglia spokeswoman has told our colleagues at BBC Essex that a person has been hit by a train between Bethnal Green and Stratford. 

    There are no trains leaving or entering Liverpool Street while emergency services deal with the incident.

    Disruption is expected on the London to Norwich line, through Essex, until 19:00.

  5. Headlines: Severe delays on Greater Anglia trains... Jobs go at Caithness Crystal

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC Norfolk Live

    The main news stories tonight: 

    • There are severe delays on the rail line between Norwich and London after a person was hit by a train at Stratford
    • Fifteen jobs go in King's Lynn with the closure of Caithness Crystal
  6. Travel: London Liverpool Street line blocked due to incident at Stratford

    There are severe delays on services departing London Liverpool Street this evening due to an incident at Stratford.

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  7. Caller phoned ambulance for help with housework

    Nicky Price

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The East of England Ambulance Service service says people are still calling 999 for things like stubbed toes - and someone even calling to ask for help with the household cleaning. 

    The service also says some callers are still using abusive and threatening language.

    Nicholas Jones, emergency operations centre manager, says thankfully clinicians working in call centres have helped to prevent ambulances being sent out unnecessarily.  

    Ambulance
  8. New plant built to turn pig muck into energy

    Alex Dunlop

    BBC Look East

    A new biogas plant is being built at Methwold to break down 30,000 tonnes of pig muck a year into biogas to make electricity. 

    Methwold anaerobic plant

    When it's fully operational, the site will provide enough energy to heat 60,000 homes during the summer.

    The region has seen a huge increase in the use of so-called anaerobic digestion, which converts methane from crops and agricultural waste into renewable energy.

  9. Norwich MP to meet frontline out-of-hours staff to discuss concerns

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC Norfolk Live

    Clive Lewis, MP for Norwich South, has arranged to meet frontline staff from IC24 next week to find out first-hand about the problems raised in a critical report into its out-of-hours care.

    Clive Lewis MP
    Quote Message: "My concerns are to make sure that people in Norwich are getting a good out-of-hours service from our NHS, that worried staff are properly listened to and that IC24 and Norwich CCG are responding to those worries." from Clive Lewis Norwich South MP
    Clive LewisNorwich South MP
  10. Cromer chippy loses out to the Scallop Shell

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC Norfolk Live

    The No.1 chip shop in Cromer has missed out on getting the Independent Fish and Chip Shop of the Year award. 

    Fryer of chips

    It was one of five finalists but lost out to the Scallop Shell in Bath. 

    The announcement was made at a ceremony in London a short while ago.

  11. Snow White and her dwarves fill theatre's treasure chests

    Nicky Price

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Norwich's Theatre Royal says this year's panto, Snow White, has taken more than £1m at the box office. 

    Snow White

    More than 65,000 tickets in total were sold, 5,000 more than for last year's show, as well as 21,000 tubs of ice cream and more than 5,000 bags of sweets. 

    John Bultitude from the Theatre Royal says the panto season is very important for the finances of the theatre.

  12. Weather: Feeling very cold but dry and bright

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will be brighter but cold, with the odd chance of a shower towards the coast.

    Weather map

    Top temperature: 4C (39F).

    BBC Weather has the latest where you live.

  13. Headlines: Norwich MP to meet frontline staff at IC24 out-of-hours service... Snow White takes more than £1m at Norwich's Theatre Royal

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC Norfolk Live

    Main news stories this lunchtime:

    • Norwich North MP to meet frontline staff at IC24 out-of-hours service 
    • Snow White takes more than £1m at Norwich's Theatre Royal 
    • Norwich City chairman Ed Balls says more transfers could be on the way 
  14. Watch: Delia's nephew and new Canaries director on family's football passion

    Jon Welch

    BBC News

    Tom Smith, new Norwich City director and Delia Smith's nephew, says three generations of his family are still Canaries-crazy - including his 96-year-old grandmother.

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    Video caption: New Norwich City director Tom Smith on his family's football passion
  15. Parents react to potential parking ban outside school

    Nicky Price

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Parents have been reacting to plans by Thorpe St Andrew Town Council to apply to close the road outside Dussindale Primary School temporarily over parking concerns.

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    Video caption: Town council to apply to get road closed to curb anti-social parking in Norwich suburb

    The move to apply for a week-long ban comes after residents expressed concerns about safety and access. 

    The council says the closure is not about vilifying parents, but encouraging them to use agreed parking at a supermarket a five-minute walk from the school gates.