- Shoe firm Clarks apologises after woman is hit by falling shop sign in Norwich
- Police have said they are investigating a blaze at a former care home in Gorleston
- Patients have had routine operations and hospital appointments cancelled as junior doctors strike
- More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Thursday
Police have launched an investigation into the cause of a blaze which engulfed a former care home due to be sold at auction on Thursday.
The force said Tuesday's fire at the 12-bedroom Russell Court, in Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, could be suspicious.
The home was closed after the Care Quality Commission found it failed a number of standards.
A lottery grant will help children and researchers learn more about a Victorian garden in Norwich.Copyright: Geograph/Lis Burke
Trust chairman Roger Connah said: "The garden is probably known to most people in the city as the secret garden, and it is our view that we should be sharing that secret with people, starting with the youngsters."
BBC Look East weather
The mix of sunny spells and showers will ease this evening, giving way to long clear periods. It is set to turn chilly, but temperatures will stay a few degrees above freezing, dipping to 3C (37F) in breezy conditions.Copyright: BBC Weather
A cloudy start is forecast for Thursday with patchy rain, before brighter conditions arrive, although showers are expected which could turn heavy and thundery. Highs of 11C (52F).
BBC Weather has more on the detailed forecast where you live.
A report into the Thai trial of two Burmese men found guilty of murdering Hannah Witheridge, of Hemsby, and David Miller, from Jersey, has criticised the country's justice system.Copyright: EPA
Among concerns raised were over-long court sittings - regularly lasting over 10 hours - rights over questioning and calling witnesses, and access to an independent lawyer while the defendants were in police custody.
The Solicitors' International Human Rights Group released its report after observing the trial between July and October 2015, before Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo were found guilty and sentenced to death on Christmas Eve.
BBC Radio Norfolk sport
Norwich City striker Dieumerci Mbokani insists he will stick by his decision to quit international football over his treatment by the Congolese FA.
Here he is, speaking through an intepreter.
This sharp-toothed marine creature was found washed up at Winterton beach yesterday.Copyright: Darren Elliott
Darren Elliott sent in this snap of his discovery, measuring around 1.2m long (4ft).
BBC Radio Norfolk has posted the photo on Facebook - and there have been a few suggestions that it could be a harbour porpoise.
The main stories hitting the headlines in Norfolk today:
- Shoe firm Clarks apologises to woman who suffered head injury after apparently being struck by a falling shop sign in Norwich
- DR Congo and Norwich striker Dieumerci Mbokani quits international football over "unfair treatment" by the Congolese FA
- Police investigate blaze at former care home due to go under hammer on Thursday
BBC Radio Norfolk sport
DR Congo and Norwich striker Dieumerci Mbokani has quit international football, claiming his country's FA has treated him unfairly.
Mbokani missed the games with Angola after being caught up in the Brussels airport attacks on his way to Kinshasa.Copyright: Getty Images
The DR Congo FA says Mbokani has not contacted them about giving up on representing his country.Quote Message: It's not for Mbokani to quit international football. You can't just get up in the morning and decide you're not playing for your country anymore. from Constant Omari Congolese Football Federation president
A shoe store where a woman was injured when a sign apparently fell on her was open while being renovated.
East of England Ambulance Service said the woman suffered a head injury outside the store in Brigg Street, Norwich, this afternoon and was initially knocked unconscious.
A Clarks spokeswoman said it would be "ensuring that the ongoing work does not pose a further risk".
Shoe firm Clarks has apologised to a woman who suffered a head injury after apparently being struck by a falling shop sign outside its Norwich store, which is currently being refurbished.
It is believed the victim, in her 20s, was struck by the falling sign in Brigg Street earlier this afternoon and taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
The company is now investigating the accident and a spokeswoman said: "We offer our deepest apologies to the injured party and will be in contact with them over the coming days.”
A woman thought to have been hit by a falling shop sign was unconscious when paramedics reached her.
The victim, in her 20s, suffered a head injury outside Clarks shoe shop in Brigg Street, Norwich, and has been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
A spokeswoman from the East of England Ambulance Service said it received a call at about 14:40 and two ambulances were sent to treat her.
BBC Look East
Here's the latest look at the scene at Oakley, where fire swept through the thatch of Poplar Farm House earlier today.Copyright: BBC
You can clearly see the effects of the fire to the building. Firefighters from Suffolk and Norfolk are still "damping down".
It's thought the B1118 road will be closed for several hours this afternoon.
A collision between two vehicles has blocked the A149 in King's Lynn between the Hardwick roundabout and Queen Elizabeth roundabout.
BBC Look East
Suffolk and Norfolk firefighters attending the fire at Poplar Farm House in Oakley, near Diss, tried to rescue the owners' furniture from the ground floor, before the ceiling and much of the roof collapsed.Copyright: BBC
About 60 firefighters have been working at the scene of the timber-framed wattle and daub home since the alarm was raised at about 10:00.
Firefighters tried to get the furniture on to the front drive but had to stop because the ceiling collapsed, followed by the roof above it.
A woman has been injured after apparently being hit by a falling shop sign in Norwich.
She was being helped by members of the public outside the Clarks shoe store in Brigg Street, and the sign could be seen lying on the ground beside her.
We have called East of England Ambulance Service and Clarks, and we'll let you know their response.Copyright: BBC
This afternoon's forecast features a mix of sunny spells and showers, becoming heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder. Winds will make it feel colder than it has done recently.
Maximum temperature: 12C (54F)
A more detailed forecast is available at BBC Weather.Copyright: BBC
The main stories we are looking at this lunchtime:
- Fire crews from Norfolk are helping to tackle a blaze at a thatched home over the border in Suffolk
- Police have said they are investigating a blaze at a former care home that was about to go under the hammer as potentially suspicious
- Patients have had routine operations postponed and hospital appointments cancelled as junior doctors go on strike
Norfolk fire crews are helping to tackle a blaze at a thatched house just over the border in Suffolk at Oakley, near Diss.
About 50 firefighters are at Poplar Farm in Lower Street, to help extinguish the fire in the thatched roof, which broke out just after 11:00, with crews from Diss, Harleston, East Harling, Long Stratton, Thetford and an aerial appliance from Earlham among those at the scene.Copyright: BBC
It has caused the B1118 in the village to be blocked in both directions at the Low Road junction.
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Russell Court in Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, was due to be auctioned tomorrow and had a guide price of £250,000.
The 12-bedroom residential home shut after the Care Quality Commission found it was not meeting four out of five standards.