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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday, 12 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Monday

Live Reporting

By Nic Rigby

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it for another week on Norfolk Live.

    We'll be back on Monday morning from 08:00 ready to bring you another day of news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the county.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Overnight weather: Largely dry with clear spells

    Chris Bell

    BBC Look East weather

    There's a small chance of an isolated shower overnight, but otherwise staying largely dry with clear spells, leading to the risk of frost and a few icy patches. Minimum temperature -2C (28F).  

    Saturday's weather map

    Saturday will stay mainly dry and cloudy, with a few sunny intervals and the chance of some patchy rain.

    Top temperature: 7C (45F).

  3. Headlines: Police praise sex attacker's victims... Tony Martin arrest 'totally disproportionate' claims friend

    Here are the headlines this tea-time:

    • Norfolk police are praising the victims of a sex attacker for their bravery in coming forward
    • Norwich Prison says the jailing of a woman for attempting to smuggle drugs into the jail demonstrates its zero-tolerance approach to the problem
    • A friend of Tony Martin says the farmer's arrest on suspicion of firearms offences was "totally disproportionate"
  4. Victory is a must to keep promotion bid alive

    Diss Express

    Here is the back page of today's Diss Express

    Diss Express backpage
  5. Watch: Greg James completes his 'Gregathlon' challenge

    BBC Radio 1's Greg James has completed his gruelling five-triathlons-in-five-days challenge in Norwich.

    Here he is, crossing the finish line at The Forum.

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  6. Greg James completes his 'Gregathlon'

    BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James has just completed his "Gregathlon" challenge for Sport Relief.

    He crossed the finishing line at The Forum in Norwich after completing five triathlons in five days in five different cities.

    We'll have more shortly.

  7. BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James on 'best week of my life'

    BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James who is finishing a five-day Sport Relief challenge in Norwich, has said he loves being back in the city where he went to university.

    Greg James

    "It's been the best week of my life with the most ridiculous lows and the most incredible highs," he told BBC Look East.

    Greg, a University of East Anglia graduate, added: "Being in Norwich feels like home."

  8. Construction Industry Training Board in Norfolk to cut hundreds of jobs

    Hundreds of jobs could go at the Construction Industry Training Board, near King's Lynn.

    CITB training

    The organisation, which employs 680 people, trains building workers at its site in Bircham Newton. 

    The board said it was looking to cut a third of its workforce nationally, but Gillian Econopouly from the CITB says its west Norfolk base will remain central to its operation.

  9. BBC Radio 1's Greg James completes 46-mile cycle ride

    Leigh Milner

    BBC Look East

    BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James has completed his 46-mile cycle ride in Norfolk as part of his five-day Sport Relief triathlons challenge and is running the very last leg.

    Greg James

    The UEA graduate, who completed a 600m swim at Whitlingham Broad in the morning, has so far raised £591,665.  

    Greg will complete his challenge at The Forum in Norwich shortly.

    Greg James
  10. Tributes paid to 'fearless and uncompromising' journalist

    Tributes are being paid to journalist Paul Durrant, former assistant editor at the Eastern Daily Press, who died of cancer on Wednesday, aged 63.

    Writing in the paper, former colleague Ian Clarke described him as "shamelessly old school... fearless and uncompromising".

    Paul Durrant

    Mr Durrant, of Hellesdon, near Norwich, held several senior roles at the EDP and sister paper the Evening News, and also worked for the Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times in Ipswich during a 40-year career in the regional press.

  11. Rachel's story to be broadcast to nation on BBC

    Diss Express

    The front page of the Diss Express:

    Diss Express front page
  12. Norwich United confirm new manager

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Thurlow Nunn Premier Division champions and league leaders Norwich United have confirmed today that John Edridge is their new manager.

    He was assistant to Damien Hilton who has left to take over at Wroxham.

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  13. Final leg of BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James' Sport Relief challenge

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Friends and family of BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James will be cheering him on at the finish line of his five-day Sport Relief challenge at The Forum in Norwich this afternoon.

    Greg James

    He completed the swimming part of his "Gregathlon" this morning at Whitlingham Broad.

    Greg James
  14. Headlines: Tony Martin to face no action after firearms arrest... BBC DJ Greg James in Norfolk charity challenge

    Graham Barnard

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Here are the headlines for lunch: 

    • Norfolk farmer Tony Martin will face no further action after his arrest on suspicion of a firearms offence
    • Hundreds of jobs could go at the Construction Industry Training Board near King's Lynn
    • BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James is in Norwich on the final leg of his Sport Relief triathlon challenge
  15. Watch: BBC Radio 1's Greg James swims Whitlingham Broad in Sport Relief challenge

    The BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James is in Norwich on the last leg of his "Gregathlon" - five 50-mile triathlons in five days in aid of Sport Relief.

    Early this morning he was swimming at Whitlingham Broad.

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  16. Norwich United not fearing mass exodus

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Thurlow Nunn League leaders Norwich United are confident that their best players won't follow manager Damien Hilton out of the club. 

    Hilton has left to take over at his former club Wroxham who are struggling to stay in the Ryman League. 

    United captain Andy Eastaugh told me: "We've got one of the best seasons we could ever have as players ahead of us and our focus is totally on our jobs at Norwich United." 

  17. 'Gregathlon' raises £500,000 for Sport Relief

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James, in Norfolk on the final leg of his Sport Relief challenge, has so far raised more than £500,000.

    Greg James at Whitlingham Broad

    Following his 600m swim at Whitlingham Broad, the University of East Anglia graduate cycled around Norwich and will finish later this afternoon with a victory run through the city centre to the BBC's studios at The Forum, from where he will present his show.

    He is due to be joined by cricketer Jimmy Anderson and vlogger Jim Chapmanon his run today.

  18. BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James' Sport Relief fundraising comes to Norwich

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    BBC Radio 1 presenter Greg James, who's raising money for Sport Relief by completing 50-mile triathlons in five different cities this week, is due to finish his "Gregathon" challenge at about 15:30 at The Forum in Norwich today.

    Greg James

    He is raising money for Syrian refugees in Jordan whom he met a couple of weeks ago.

    Greg, who used to study at UEA and worked at BBC Radio Norfolk, says every time he feels like giving up, he thinks of the children at the camp.

  19. Car crashes in Norfolk cost more than £180m

    Car crashes in Norfolk cost the county's economy more than £180m last year, based on government estimates. 

    BBC Radio Norfolk has  calculated the figure using data from Norfolk County Council and Whitehall statistics on the costs of deaths and injuries in road traffic accidents.

    Last year 33 people died in crashes in the county.

  20. Court closure in King's Lynn 'could hit town economy'

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The MP for North West Norfolk says the economy of King's Lynn is being put at risk by the proposed closure of the town's county and family court.

    Sir Henry Bellingham

    The announcement was made yesterday, meaning civil legal work will be transferred to other courts, including the county and family courts at Norwich and Peterborough. 

    But Conservative Sir Henry Bellingham (pictured) says that could lead to legal firms moving away from the town, resulting in knock-on effects to local trade.