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Summary

  1. Updates for Norfolk on Tuesday, 23 February 2016
  2. News, sport. travel and weather 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

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  2. Weather: Cold with a widespread frost

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    A cold night, with a widespread frost and isolated wintry showers in coastal areas. Temperatures falling to -2C (28F).

    Weather graphic for 15:00 Wednesday, showing temperatures of 5(C) over Norfolk

    A cloudy and frosty start to Wednesday, but becoming sunny with isolated showers. Feeling cold, with temperatures reaching 6C (43F).

    You can find more details for the weather where you live here.

  3. The headlines: School to reopen after classroom fire... Work begins on medieval town wall

    The stories making the news today:

  4. Judge rules in £15m coastal damage case

    Holiday park owner Bourne Leisure has won the first round of its £15m court battle with Great Yarmouth Port Authority for compensation following extensive coastal damage at Hopton Holiday Village at Hopton-on-Sea.

    The company's Queen's Counsel told Her Honour Judge Alice Robinson of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) that the damage was the result of the construction of the Outer Harbour by the authority, which was subsequently acquired by Peel Ports in December 2015.

    The construction of Great Yarmouth outer harbour and two of its cranes

    The judge ruled in favour of Bourne Leisure on all five of the preliminary issues, rejecting the Port Authority's argument that the owners of the holiday village should not be allowed to proceed with their claim.  It's now expected that the trial of the claim will take place next year.

  5. The long wait for a phone line

     Nicola Holloway moved into her newbuild home more than a year ago.

     She contacted BT to organise a phone line but has been waiting ever since.                       

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    Video caption: Nicola Holloway moved home in January 2015, and is still waiting for a telephone line.
  6. Man pleads guilty to Tesco bomb hoax

    A 42-year-old man has pleaded guilty to a bomb hoax at a Tesco store in Great Yarmouth last year.

    Tesco Extra store, with police activity

    Stewart Nightingale, of Hazel Grove, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, appeared at Norwich Crown Court yesterday and admitted one count of blackmail and one of making a bomb hoax by placing an article with intent. 

    It follows an incident at a the Tesco store in Pasteur Road, on 6 March 2015. Nightingale will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on 22 March.

  7. Diss river project 'bags' a boost from 5p levy

    Diss Express

    river project in Diss has become the beneficiary of the recent 5p carrier bag charge introduced last year - and the figure could rise should the public back it further.

    A scene of the River Waveney in Diss
  8. The headlines: School closed after fire... Racecourse defends handling of horse death

    The lunchtime headlines:

    • Staff at Emneth Primary School are working to prepare the school for reopening tomorrow following a fire in a classroom overnight 
    • The chief executive of Fakenham Racecourse has defended the handling of an incident in which a horse had to be put down after it suffered a broken pelvis
    • A van driver has died after his vehicle hit a stationary lorry on the A47
  9. Spray paint to tackle dog-fouling

    Great Yarmouth Borough Council officers use a number of methods to tackle dog-fouling, including warning signs on lamp posts and putting leaflets through doors.

    Stencils and spray paint

    Now their environmental rangers have the option of using spray paint and stencils to put a high-profile message on the pavement stating "Clean it up".

    Stencilled image on the pavement, stating Clean It Up with image of dog

    The council has one of Norfolk's best records for enforcement on dog-fouling, with eight prosecutions and six fixed penalty notices issues since January 2015.

  10. Adventurer completes 'Man vs Hell' kayak and cycle challenge

    Norfolk adventurer Richard Brooks has just completed his "Man vs Hell" charity challenge.

    After kayaking the white waters of the River Dart in Devon, he traded his paddles for pedals and cycled 300 miles home to Watton.

    He has been raising money for two charities: Macmillan Cancer Support and Simpson's Memory Box Appeal.

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    Video caption: Adventurer faces 'Man vs Hell' challenge
  11. Conservation work starts on medieval town wall

    Work has started to conserve the most at-risk sections of Great Yarmouth's medieval town wall.

    Conservation work of Great Yarmouth's medieval town wall, with scaffolding and workmen

    The wall, which dates from the 14th Century, is the second-best preserved medieval town wall in England after York.

    The work will initially focus on the section around Mariners' Road, including the exterior of Palmer's Tower, one of the wall's defensive towers. Conservators will then move on to other at-risk sections over the next 12 months. 

  12. Line-up for Sundown Festival revealed

    Part of the line-up for this year's Sundown Festival in Norwich has been revealed by organisers.

    Confirmed to play the main stage are Jess Glynne, Jason Derulo, Years & Years, Dizzee Rascal and The X Factor's Fleur East (seen here).

    Fleur East

    The big-name headline act is still to be revealed. The event takes place at the Norfolk Showground on 2,3, and 4 September. 

  13. Fire-damaged classroom to be refurbished

    The headteacher of a primary school that's closed following a fire says staff have a busy day, preparing to reopen the school tomorrow.

    Emneth Primary School

    Firefighters were called to Emneth Primary School early this morning, after a fire broke out in a corner of one of the classrooms.

    Alison Townsend says the damage was limited, and the rooms are being aired to clear the smell of smoke. A temporary classroom is being set up while the damaged classroom is being refurbished. 

  14. Councillors meet to approve budget

    North Norfolk district councillors look set to approve their budget for the next year, when they meet this evening. 

    North Norfolk council offces

    At the same time, councillors will also be voting on a rise in their own allowances. A independent report has recommended the amount they can claim goes up by 23% to £5,000.   

    There hasn't been an increase for 13 years. 

  15. Calls to charity to help with online child pornography habit

    More than 20 men from Norfolk have contacted a charity helpline in one year to get help with their attraction to sexual images of children.

    Image from the Stop It Now! video campaign

    The 23 men called a confidential helpline operated by Stop It Now!, a sexual abuse prevention campaign run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a child protection charity.

    A further 10 adults from the county also rang over the same period, between 1 November 2014 and 31 October 2015, to express their concerns about the online behaviour of another adult.