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  1. Updates on Monday, 1 February 2016
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from the Norfolk Live team today, but we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 bringing you the news and sport, travel and weather updates throughout the day.

  2. Weather: Windy with showers

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    A mostly clear night with the chance of a few showers of rain.  A risk of gales in exposed places. Temperatures falling to 6C (43F).

    Weather chart for early Tuesday morning

    Tuesday will be breezy, and feeling colder. Maximum temperature: 8C (46F).

    More detail is available on BBC Weather.

  3. Headlines: 'No obvious cause' for sinkhole under Norwich road... Coach company boss to consider legal action over fake 'tweet'

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The stories in the news today:

    • A sinkhole which opened up last week on Plumstead Road in Norwich is not connected to the area's centuries-old chalk lime pits
    • The boss of a Norfolk coach company says he'll consider legal action if he finds out who posed a fake message on Twitter which claimed his routes were not running
    • City of Norwich Half-Marathon to move from November date to springtime
  4. Work to improve waiting times for speech therapy 'is under way'

    The neurological condition known as Parkinson's disease weakens the muscles for speech and swallowing, and concerns have been raised about delays in getting speech therapy for people with the condition who live in west Norfolk.   

    Norfolk Community Health and Care is commissioned by the West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group to provide adult language services, and says it's already met the commissioners' target for the year and is doing its best to manage ongoing demands for the service.

  5. Hole lot of trouble in Norwich

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Call them sinkholes, caverns, massive voids... Norwich has something of a history of them.

    Plumstead Road remains closed after a sinkhole opened up last week.  But the most famous is the one that swallowed up a double-decker bus on Earlham Road in 1988.                       

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    Video caption: Hole lot of trouble in Norwich
  6. 'No obvious cause' for sinkhole

    Laura Devlin

    BBC News

    A 6m-deep (19ft) sinkhole which opened up on Plumstead Road in Norwich last week is not connected to the area's centuries-old chalk lime pits.

    It had been feared the "cavernous void" could be part of a much larger underground chalk lime pit, similar to that which caused a nearby house to disappear into a cavity more than 20 years ago.

    Barriers around the hole on Plumstead Road in Norwich

    Norwich City Council said tests showed it was particular to that part of the road and there was no obvious cause, such as a water main leak. It said the road would remain closed, with "foam concrete" due to be poured into the hole on Wednesday.  

  7. Fire sparks massive response from fire brigade

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A Norwich man says he was shocked when more than a dozen fire appliances turned up to deal with a fire in his flat.

    The Burleigh Tower high rise block on the Heartsease Estate in Norwich

    Thomas Hall, who lives on the ninth floor of a Burleigh Tower on the Heartsease estate, dialled the emergency services when his cooker caught fire, after he had accidentally left the hob switched on.  

    Thirteen appliances attended the fire in the 10-storey building, with seven remaining to deal with the incident. Mr Hall said the fire service told him the minimum number of appliances it could send to a fire in a high-rise flat was 10.

  8. Seaside town's historic quarter regeneration scheme is complete

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A conservation-led regeneration scheme has come to an end after transforming the historic quarter of Great Yarmouth, centred on the King Street and St George's area. 

    One of the projects was the repair and refurbishment of a Grade-II listed former chapel dating from 1714, with the addition of a sympathetically-designed St George's Pavilion and new St George's Plaza (seen below).

    Before and after pictures of St George's pavilion and plaza

    The £4m Heritage Township Initiative began in April 2012, with the aim of saving buildings for future generations.   

  9. Parkinson's sufferers lives 'at risk'

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A support group which helps people with Parkinson's disease says sufferers in west Norfolk are being put at risk because of a long wait for speech therapy.

    Janet Elvin, whose husband Tony has Parkinson's, runs the support group in King's Lynn and says the service for west Norfolk is overstretched.

    Quote Message: There's one speech therapist and one assistant covering the whole of west Norfolk... choking is a major problem and the speech therapists deal with that." from Janet Elvin Parkinson's Support Group
    Janet ElvinParkinson's Support Group

    West Norfolk CCG says its services are under immense pressure, and work is under way to improve waiting times for speech therapy.    

  10. Norwich boss happy with January signings

    Tom Williams

    BBC Look East sport

    The transfer window closes at 23:00 but Norwich City manager Alex Neil isn't planning to join in with the transfer deadline frenzy.

    The Canaries have signed seven players over the past month, including today's capture of midfielder Ebou Adams from non-league Dartford.                               

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    Video caption: Norwich City boss Alex Neil happy with January signings.
  11. Cyclist injured in collision dies

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A cyclist seriously injured in a collision at Cringleford, near Norwich, in November has died.

    The man, in his 60s, died at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge last Monday, after sustaining serious head, pelvis and leg injuries in the collision on 9 November.

    The incident happened shortly after 18:00 when a red Ford Fiesta, travelling on an access road alongside the A11 Newmarket Road towards the city, and the cyclist travelling in the opposite direction, collided at the junction of Round House Way.

  12. 'UFO crash' staged at primary school

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Schoolchildren were stunned to find wreckage they were informed was the remains of an alien spacecraft strewn across their playing field when they arrived for lessons at Wreningham Primary School, near Wymondham, today.

    The area was cordoned off to keep the children away from the debris, put there as part of a school project.

    While investigations continue, the school says it's been a good opportunity for pupils to learn about the Roswell incident in New Mexico, USA, in the 1940s when some people thought an alien spacecraft had crash-landed.                       

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    Video caption: Investigation begins into a "UFO incident" at a Norfolk primary school.
  13. Fake 'tweet' posted on bus cancellations

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    The boss of a Norfolk-based bus company says he'll consider legal action if he finds out who posted a fake message on Twitter which claimed his routes weren't running.

    The tweet, which appeared to come from Sanders Coaches, said a lack of drivers meant there would be no services this morning.

    Quote Message: Within a few minutes our lines were going mad with angry people thinking we weren't going to get them to school or work this morning... we've reported the issue to Twitter and Norfolk Police." from Charles Sanders Sanders Coaches
    Charles SandersSanders Coaches
  14. Pedestrian dies after collision

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A pedestrian involved in a collision in Elm, near Wisbech, last night has died.

    The man, in his 20s, suffered serious head injuries after he was hit by a lorry on the A1101 shortly after 20:00. He was taken to hospital but died as a result of his injuries.

    The road was closed for several hours while police officers dealt with the incident.

  15. Half-marathon moves to spring

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    There will be no City of Norwich Half-Marathon this year. Instead the race is moving to spring, with the next race on 9 April 2017.

    Close up of runners feet

    The race has traditionally been staged in November. Last year's event was beset with problems when a technical fault left many participants without an official race time.

    Organisers say one of the reasons for the move to spring is to address the issues of adverse weather

  16. Canaries sign Dartford youngster

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City have confirmed the signing of midfielder Ebou Adams from non-league Dartford. 

    The 20-year old joins the Canaries under-21 set-up for an undisclosed fee, signing an 18-month contract. 

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  17. Keith Skues pays tribute to Sir Terry Wogan

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Tributes continue to pour in for the veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan whose death was announced yesterday.

    Sir Terry Wogan

    BBC Radio Norfolk's Keith Skues remembers working with Sir Terry on Radios One and Two.  

    Quote Message: He was as natural to your face as he was on radio... no airs or graces... and when he became more famous with Children in Need he didn't change; he was still that genuine nice warm personality." from Keith Skues
    Keith Skues
  18. Inside Out meets 13-year-old artist whose work sells for thousands

    Dawn Gerber

    Kieron Williamson of Holt has made a name for himself selling his landscape paintings for up to £45,000.

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    Video caption: Kieron Williamson takes Mini-Monet nickname 'on chin'

    I met him in Cornwall to watch his latest work come together.

    You can see more on Inside Out at 19:30 tonight on BBC One.