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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 7 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage throughout the day

    That's all from the Norfolk Live team today, but we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00 with the news and sport, travel and weather updates for the county.  

    If you've a story or a photo that you'd like to share with us, send us an email, or a tweet or get in touch on Facebook

  2. Weather: Widespread frost

    BBC Weather

    Scattered wintry showers will clear by midnight, leaving a clear and dry night, with a widespread frost.

    Temperatures falling to -1C (30F).

    Weather graphic for Monday night through to Thursday

    A dry, bright and frosty start to Tuesday. It will remain cold, with light rain later with highs of 7C (45F).

    BBC Weather has more information for you.

  3. Blanket of snow carpets Norfolk

    A band of snow swept across Norfolk early this morning, covering the county in a carpet of white. Here's a selection of your photographs.                                            

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    Video caption: A band of snow carpeted Norfolk this morning
  4. Neglected dog found dumped

    The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated female dog was found in a field near Greenways, in Newton Flotman, on Friday morning.

    The adult lurcher dog, named Bella, in a cage

    The adult lurcher, who's been named Bella, was taken by a concerned member of the public to local vets in Long Stratton, where she received medical treatment.

    RSPCA inspector Laura Sayer says Bella was so weak she could hardly stand, and had no interest in her surroundings, people or food. She says Bella is now improving and the latest update from the veterinary nurses is "she's eating us out of house and home".

  5. The headlines: Motorists facing days of diversions... Go-ahead for biogas plant

    The stories in the news:

    • Drivers face days of diversions and delays as engineers continue to repair a burst water main in Great Yarmouth
    • Breckland councillors have given the go-ahead for a biogas plant to be build on land at Bridgham
    • Seal pups born at Horsey Gap are the first wild grey seal twins to be recorded in the world 
  6. Parents 'police' parking outside schools

    Two Norwich schools, Angel Road Infant and Junior, have given their backing to volunteer wardens who are monitoring poor parking.

    Parents have complained that parking has been "absolutely atrocious" for the past year. The volunteers will speak to drivers and note down registration numbers of offenders.                       

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    Video caption: Parents at two Norwich schools set up a parking patrol
  7. Seal pups born at Horsey are 'so rare'

    Laura Devlin

    BBC News

    The Institute of Marine Research, which carried out tests on two seal pups born at Horsey Gap last November, has confirmed it's the first recorded instance of wild grey seal twins in the world.

    The twin seal pups, at the RSPCA hospital in East Winch

    Anne Kirstine Frie, of the Norway-based institute, says the births are "so rare", adding: "It must happen in the wild from time to time, but we have never had knowledge of wild grey seal twins."

    Twin grey seals are believed to have been born in captivity in eastern Europe but Ms Frie said she couldn't find any details.

  8. Engineers working to restore power to King's Lynn properties

    More than 170 properties in King's Lynn are without power following a fault on an underground cable.

    UK Power Networks says engineers are working "as quickly and safely as possible to restore supplies".

    Originally 480 properties were affected following the fault on the cable shortly after 09:30. Most had their supplies restored within half an hour

  9. Tree-planting marks life of literary director

    The life and work of the literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation has been celebrated with a tree-planting ceremony at the Woodland Trust's Reffley Wood, near King's Lynn.

    Ion Trewin's widow Sue, daughter and grandchildren

    Ion Trewin, whose family has lived near King's Lynn for many years, died in April last year. His widow Sue, who attended the oak-planting ceremony, said the choice of tree was "excellent as Ion was strong and loved oak trees".

    Since 2009, the Woodland Trust has planted the "Booker Dozen", 13 trees with one for each of the books chosen for the Man Booker Prize.  

  10. Drivers facing diversions and delays after water main bursts

    Engineers who have assessed the damaged caused by a burst water main in Great Yarmouth say the west side of Hall Quay, in the direction of North Quay and over Haven Bridge, will be inaccessibile to traffic for three days while repairs take place.

    The burst water main in Great Yarmouth

    Norfolk police say this will prevent traffic travelling from the town to Gorleston, over Haven Bridge.

    Diversions will remain in place, and drivers are asked to avoid the area to avoid delays.

  11. Pups are world's first grey seal twins born in the wild

    Laura Devlin

    BBC News

    It's been confirmed that two seal pups born at Horsey Gap in November are the first wild grey seal twins to be recorded in the world.

    The seal pups and their mother, at Horsey Gap

    The seals, a male and female, are being cared for at the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital at East Winch, after their mother stopped feeding them after 24 hours.    

  12. Royals enjoy snowball fight in the Alps

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found themselves battling in the snowy setting of the French Alps when they took their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte on a short skiing break.

    Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William enjoy a holiday in the snowy French Alps

    Their trip comes after Prince William faced media criticism over the amount of royal engagements he has carried out this year.  

    Newspaper reports claimed the low number of official events the Duke had attended was due to restrictions on what he could do when not flying for East of England Air Ambulance, but the Civil Aviation Authority says pilots can work when not in the air, as long as their activities do not involve flying. 

  13. Royals enjoy family holiday in French Alps

    It may have been snowing in Norfolk today, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who live in the county, have been enjoying the wintry weather of the French Alps.

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, in skiing outfits

    William and Kate have taken their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on a short skiing trip.

    A Kensington Palace spokesperson says it's the first time the family of four have been on holiday together, and the first time either of the children have played in the snow.

  14. Homes and businesses left without power in King's Lynn

    A faulty underground power cable has left more than 100 homes and businesses without power in parts of King's Lynn this afternoon. 

    One of the places affected is St James Medical Practice, whose phone system is down, meaning patients cannot contact it. Patients can still attend for appointments but anyone seeking emergency medical advice is advised to call 111 rather than the surgery.

    UK Power Networks says engineers are working to resolve the problem.  

  15. BreakingTwin grey seals a world first

    Two seal pups born at Horsey Gap on the Norfolk coast are the first recorded grey seal twins born wild anywhere in the world, it has been confirmed.

    We'll bring you more on this story later. 

    Seal pups
  16. Controversial plans for biogas plant get the go-ahead

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Breckland Council has granted full planning permission for a biogas plant near Thetford, which will process tens of thousands of tonnes of maize and manure to generate power.

    Objections had been raised by Bridgham and Roudham parish councils, particularly over the number of lorries moving to and from the site. Local residents also raised concerns about the effects the plant would have on the countryside and the supply of agricultural land for food production.

    Breckland councillors heard this type of sustainable energy production is strongly encouraged and would help the district meet environmental targets. No date has been given for the start of work on the plant, which will be built near Bridgham.

  17. Headlines: Burst water main causes travel problems... Go-ahead given for biogas plant

    Janet Harnden

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The stories in the news this lunchtime:

    • Engineers from Essex and Suffolk Water are trying to access a burst water main that's led to the closure of a main road in Great Yarmouth
    • Breckland Council has given the go-ahead for plans for a biogas plant near Thetford
    • Parents take action against illegal parking outside two Norwich schools