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Summary

  1. Devolution for the region is likely to go ahead, the BBC understands
  2. The A1064 near Acle has reopened after a sewage tanker overturned in a ditch
  3. Charities helping victims of sexual abuse claim funding for their work is becoming harder to find
  4. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Monday

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's it from the Norfolk Live team on Friday so goodbye... we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen. 

    If you have any photographs from around the county that you'd like to share, or if there's anything happening that you'd like us to know about, you can contact us via email, Facebook or Twitter

  2. Weather: Dry with clear spells and patchy cloud

    Chris Bell

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening: Staying dry with a mix of clear spells and patchy cloud, but also mist and fog patches developing quite widely. Minimum Temperature: -2C (30F).

    Weather chart

    Tomorrow: Dry with early mist and fog patches slow to clear and patchy cloud with sunny intervals later.

  3. Watch: MP back from Myanmar democracy mission

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    Norwich North MP Chloe Smith has just returned from a trip to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, where she and other MPs from around the world coached newly-elected representatives in the workings of parliamentary democracy.

    Video content

    Video caption: Norwich MP Chloe Smith coaches Myanmar representatives
  4. City centre route closes to traffic despite criticism of scheme

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Westlegate (pictured) in Norwich city centre will be closed to vehicles and Golden Ball Street will become two-way from Monday 21 March as part of the Transport for Norwich scheme.

    Westlegate

    The £3.05m scheme will give motorists easier access to car parks and restore All Saints Green as a traffic-free open space, Norfolk County Council said. 

    Some of the changes to roads across Norwich have attracted criticism which the city council has countered by offering residents the opportunity to send their comments for consideration.

  5. Travel: A1064 open after sewage lorry crash

    BBC Travel

    The A1064 road near Acle has reopened fully to traffic after an overturned sewage tanker lying in a ditch was removed.

    More details of traffic conditions on BBC Travel.

  6. Final headlines: Devolution for region likely to go ahead... Larger air ambulance takes off with blessing

    Tim Addicott

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Here are tonight's evening headlines:

    • Devolution in this region is likely to go ahead, the BBC understands
    • MP Chloe Smith returns from Myanmar, also known as Burma, where she coached new politicians
    • New larger air ambulance helicopter carries more medical equipment and supplies 
  7. Final phase of £8m Cromer protection scheme begins

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    The £8m Cromer coast protection scheme is moving into its final phase on Monday when work on surfacing the Gangway parking area begins.

    Melbourne Slope

    Surfacing work will continue westwards towards the Melbourne Slope close to the pier and could be completed by the end of the month "but with poor weather likely to hamper progress, substantial completion is expected in early April", North Norfolk District Council said. 

    Council leader Tom Fitzpatrick said: "This vital project will help protect Cromer for years to come. We have worked hard to minimise the impact on residents and businesses while ensuring the town can benefit from the scheme when the summer season arrives."

  8. Key three face fitness race for Norwich City

    Rob Butler

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City will make a late decision on three of their key players ahead of the visit of Manchester City tomorrow.

    Robbie Brady, Steven Naismith and Sebastien Bassong are all struggling with knocks. Andre Wisdom is back training after long term injury but is unlikely to feature. Manager Alex Neil confirmed this lunchtime that midfielder Alex Tettey is out for the rest of the season.

    Alex Neil
    Quote Message: I'm not going to risk people if puts them out of later games; it could hamstring us. We need to make sure we are competitive tomorrow but we can't leave ourselves short going into this vital run-in. from Alex Neil Norwich City manager
    Alex NeilNorwich City manager
  9. Travel: Congestion around Great Yarmouth

    BBC Travel

    High volumes of traffic are causing congestion on roads each side of the river crossing in the centre of Great Yarmouth. 

    Traffic is queuing along the southbound A149 between Tar Works Road and the North Quay junction as well as westbound towards School Road. 

    On the A12 south of the river there is growing congestion northbound between the A1243 Pasteur Road and the A47 Runham roundabout. More details from BBC Travel.

  10. Reavell rages as Hornets suffer a humbling

    Diss Express

    Here is the back page of today's Diss Express:

    Diss Express sports page
  11. New larger air ambulance carries more medical equipment

    Wally Webb

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The East Anglian Air Ambulance fleet of helicopters has been expanded with a new larger aircraft to be based at Norwich Airport.

    Air ambulance

    The new H145 helicopter is bigger than the EC135 it replaces and has a greater range for the service, which covers Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. 

    Air ambulance chairman Maj Gen Sir William Cubitt, said the new aircraft would help enhance the service across the region as it could carry more medical equipment and supplies.

    The air ambulance was blessed by the Rt Revd Graham James, Bishop of Norwich, at a ceremony to launch its introduction to operations.

  12. Skipper: 'I want to be Britain's greatest Ironman'

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norfolk athlete Joe Skipper wants to become the fastest-ever Briton to complete an Ironman Triathlon this year. 

    He recently finished second at an event in New Zealand, posting the third-fastest time ever for a Briton after completing the grueling 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and then running a marathon.

    Joe Skipper

    Skipper told us: "My big aim this year is to be the first British athlete under eight hours."  He's now targeting the World Championship in Hawaii in July. 

  13. Weather: Dry but cloudy with sunny spells

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    Cloudy with bright or sunny spells in places but feeling slightly cooler than yesterday although winds remain light.

    Weather chart

    Maximum temperature: 8C (46F).

    Tonight it will be dry with variable cloud cover but where skies remain clear fog and frost patches are possible.

  14. Two men deny murder over Great Yarmouth fatal stabbing

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Two men who are accused of murder over a fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth last November will stand trial later this year. 

    Warren Blake, 18, of Thorncliffe Road in London, and Tevin Birmingham, 21, of Spring Road in Ipswich, both pleaded not guilty to murder at Norwich Crown Court this morning. 

    Andrew McGowan, 33, died after being stabbed at a property in Dickens Court in Great Yarmouth. The two men are due to go on trial on 1 May.

  15. Anglo-Saxon gold declared to be treasure

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    A gold Anglo-Saxon mount found at Sculthorpe near Fakenham has been declared treasure at the coroner's court in Norwich.

    Gold mount found at Sculthorpe

    The 2cm-wide item, dating from 6th-7th centuries, was found during a charity metal detecting event in a field.

    The mount is now the property of the British Museum and the independent Portable Antiquities Scheme will decide how much money the landowner and the finder, Barrie Plasom, are entitled to.

  16. Travel: A140 congestion near Norwich Airport

    BBC Travel

    There's slow traffic on the A140 in both directions between the Manor Road junction in Horsham St Faiths and the B1149 Holt Road near Norwich Airport because of roadworks.

    More details from BBC Travel.

  17. Devolution: What does it mean?

    Deborah McGurran

    BBC Political editor, East of England

    In essence, it's the power to run more of our own services here in the east - instead of the Westminster government taking these decisions.

    Fields in South Cambridgeshire

    This means local politicians based in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire could be the ones to take control of things like transport, planning, health services, flood defences and further education.

    But to do so, the government thinks we should form a super local authority - made up of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire county councils, as well as the region's city and district councils. 

  18. Government 'likely to go ahead' with Eastern Powerhouse devolution

    Tom Barton

    BBC Look East political reporter

    I understand the government is likely to go ahead with an Eastern Powerhouse devolution deal, despite the fact that Cambridge City Council has decided not to take part. 

    Their view is that one council’s decision to turn down the offer is not a barrier to a deal being agreed with the remaining 22 councils.

    More details on BBC Look East at 13:30.

  19. Lunchtime headlines: Cambridge rejects devolution deal with Norfolk... Two men plead not guilty to murder over fatal stabbing

    Graham Barnard

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Here are the lunchtime headlines:

    • Cambridge City Council rejects devolution deal involving Norfolk and Suffolk 
    • Two men plead not guilty to murder over fatal stabbing in Great Yarmouth last November 
    • There are delays on the A1064 near Acle remains shut as recovery of an overturned sewage tanker takes place