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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 14 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. Your pictures: Blue skies over Norfolk

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Despite a cloudy start to the day, the sun has shone through, with blue skies over most of Norfolk.

    Many thanks to BBC Weather Watcher "College Farm" for this photograph taken near Thompson

    Farm scene, showing trees, pond and sky
  2. Musical acts needed for seaside bandstand

    Local musical acts who would welcome the chance to perform, free-of-charge, on the bandstand on Gorleston's seafront are asked to contact Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

    Gorleston bandstand in Pier Gardens

    Last year, a record number of acts signed up to play and the council says it hopes to showcase a range of local talent this year, including solo acts, bands and singers, covering a variety of different musical styles.

    The successful applicants would perform on Sundays between 8 May and 17 July inclusive, from 14:00 until 16:00.

  3. Road fully open following burst water main

    A main road in Great Yarmouth closed a week ago after water main burst fully re-opened this morning.

    The burst water main

    A cast iron pipe split at the junction with Hall Quay on Haven Bridge last Monday.

    The road is now fully open after repairs over the weekend but the footpath remains closed.

  4. The headlines: RAF confirms reports of a Tornado jet crash are false... New trainees at Norfolk's hospitals

    The stories in the news today:

    • The RAF has said it was carrying out a "routine safety drill" after social media reported that a Tornado jet from the Norfolk base had been involved in a crash
    • A new type of medical professional has started working at hospitals in Norfolk
    • The coastal protection scheme for Cromer has entered its final stage
  5. Diss rail users set to benefit from improved carriages

    Diss Express

    Diss rail users are to benefit from improved carriages after the halfway stage on a £12m project was reached. 

    Diss rail station
  6. Watch: Is this Norfolk's most unusual nursery?

    Come rain or shine, lessons at the Dandelion nursery in Marsham, near Aylsham, are taught outside.

    Reading and writing is introduced in a creative way, and the children also learn to use tools. Snack time at Norfolk's most unusual nursery is held around the camp fire.                       

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    Video caption: At the Dandelion nursery all lessons are taught outside
  7. Travel: 'Swan on the line' forces rail cancellations

    BBC Travel

    A replacement bus service is running on the Great Northern service between King's Lynn and Ely due to a broken-down train, and a swan on the line, between Downham Market and Littleport.

    Journey times are extended by 45 minutes, and this is expected to continue until at least 19:00.

    Tickets are being accepted on Great Anglia, Thameslink and Cross Country services. 

  8. More on physician associates

    The concept of physician associates (PAs) started in the United States more than 45 years ago, spreading to Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

    A two-year course at the University of East Anglia's medical school was created as a direct response to healthcare job opportunities in Norfolk and Suffolk.

    The programme has been developed alongside the James Paget University HospitalNorfolk and Norwich University HospitalQueen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, and the Ipswich Hospital and the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.       

  9. What is a physician associate?

    A new type of medical professional has begun working at hospitals in Norfolk, but what is a physician associate and what does the role involve?

    Physician associates (PAs) are not doctors or nurses. They will be working under the supervision of doctors, and in constant contact with patients, conducting comprehensive physical examinations, and diagnosing and treating illnesses and injuries. 

    Doctor performs an ECG on a patient

    The PAs will also be able to insert catheters and lines, and carry out ECGs, but are not able to prescribe medication. 

  10. Firefighters sent to force entry in emergency situations

    A new joint initiative has been launched by Norfolk's Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance NHS Trust that will see fire personnel mobilised to force an entry in emergency situations instead of the police.

    Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service logo

    The Concern for Safety pilot covers calls to emergency services where there's concern for the safety and welfare of a patient inside a property where ambulance crews are unable to gain access without assistance.

    Firefighters will also be able to handle trauma care if they arrive on scene before the ambulance service. 

  11. RAF Tornado 'crash': How Twitter reacted

    The RAF has confirmed that reports of a crash involving a Tornado jet from RAF Marham are false, and that it was carrying out a routine air safety drill involving emergency services from the base.

    Earlier, social media had been buzzing with reports that a jet had crashed.

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  12. RAF: 'We conducted routine air safety drill'

    Further confirmation from the RAF over false reports of a crash involving an RAF Tornado jet:

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  13. RAF Tornado 'crash' was a 'routine procedure'

    This is what an RAF spokeswoman told us when we called to check out reports on social media of a Tornado crash at RAF Marham:

    "There is no incident at RAF Marham. It was a routine crash procedure to test our systems.

    "Nothing has happened."

    Tornado taking off from RAF Marham
  14. RAF Tornado 'crash' a false alarm

    We've been checking out reports surfacing on social media that an RAF Tornado jet had crashed at RAF Marham this afternoon.

    We've spoken to Norfolk Police and the base who have both confirmed no such incident has occurred.

    It is understood the false alarm related to a training exercise.

  15. Coast protection scheme 'will enhance the town'

    Residents, fishermen and the RNLI have been given letters about access and parking as the final stage of work on Cromer's Coast Protection Scheme gets under way today.

    Cromer pier

    The leader of North Norfolk District Council, Tom Fitzpatrick, says resurfacing work will bring the promenade up to a "really high standard".

    He added: "It's a real opportunity to protect the cliffs, protect the coast and Cromer itself... giving a really nice place for people to come to in summer." 

  16. Print suppliers looking for cause of running ink

    A print supplier used by the Broads Authority is 20 years is investigating why ink has been running from the toll plaques used by boaters.

    Yachts on Wroxham Broad

    The company is testing the efficacy of various solutions for the plaques, including additional waterproofing, to avoid the same problem in future.

    John Packman, chief executive of the authority, advises that plaques are not fixed to vessels, and says they'll be keeping boaters updates on progress.