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Summary

  1. Norwich and Sunderland are charged by the FA for failing to control players
  2. The Queen is revealed as a 'very good mimic' with a great grasp of the Norfolk accent
  3. Medieval manuscript discovered after being hidden for almost 700 years
  4. Mobile post office service starts today for rural communities in mid-Norfolk
  5. Updates on Tuesday, 19 April 2016
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Wednesday at 08:00

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By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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Weather: Dry with clear spells

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

A dry evening, with clear spells.  A light frost is possible in rural areas. Temperatures falling to 2C (36F).

Weather chart for 15:00 Wednesday, showing clear skies over Norfolk
BBC Weather

Wednesday will be dry, with plenty of sunshine. Maximum temperature: 13C (55F).

BBC Weather has more details for you.

Watch: New nature reserve nearing completion

The Wissey Wetland is one of Norfolk's newest nature reserves, created on 130 hectares (321 acres) of set-aside land, near Downham Market.

The joint project between the Environment Agency and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust is designed to compensate for any future loss of habitats, and is already home to lapwings, swans and marsh harriers.

You can see more on this in BBC Look East at 18:30 on BBC1.

Watch: Schoolboy describes how bus smashed into tree

An investigation is being carried out by First into how one of their buses smashed into a tree in Costessey yesterday.

Kane Mallett-Rial, 13, was one of the passengers and he describes what happened.  

The headlines: Norwich City and Sunderland charged by FA... City council says it 'consults all road users' after pedestrian crossing complaints

The stories in the news today:

  • Norwich City and Sunderland are charged by the FA for failing to control their players during Saturday's Premier League match
  • Norwich City Council has said it tried to take into account the needs of all road users following complaints over the removal of a pedestrian crossing
  • A mobile post office is providing services for six villages in rural Norfolk

Spaces available on Christian youth camp

Network Norfolk

Due to popular demand, a Norfolk-based Christian youth festival is extending to an extra week so more people can access the "marvellous, joyful madness".

A performer on stage, with audience
Network Norfolk

Aviation company reports buoyant trading

A specialist aviation company based at Norwich Airport has announced an increase in turnover year-on-year.

SaxonAir building at Norwich Airport
Google

SaxonAir moved to its headquarters at the airport in 2011. The company says it turned over £13m, an increase of 32% on last year. It is in part down to handling more than 3,000 business and private aircraft movements in the last 12 months.

The company provides a range of aviation services, including private jet charter, aircraft sales and leasing, and flight support.  

Hewett achieves all-time high ranking

Rob Butler

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norfolk wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett (pictured, right) has moved up to a career-high eighth in the World Doubles rankings.

Hewett, from Cantley, near Great Yarmouth, recently reached the final of the South Africa Open with partner Gordon Reid.

Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid
Tennis Foundation

Headteacher concerned over sixth form plans

Tim Addicott

BBC Radio Norfolk

A Norfolk head teacher says he would be devastated if plans to create its own sixth form do not go ahead.

Dereham Sixth Form college, and car park
Google

Neatherd and Northgate High Schools share Dereham Sixth Form College (seen above), but in February Neatherd announced plans to set up its own. Norfolk County Council has issued a notice raising concerns that two smaller sixth forms would not offer the same opportunities to students because of funding and staffing costs.

Peter Devonish, head of Neatherd, said the school was understandably worried at receiving the notice, as it believed the venture would improve outcomes for students.

Weather: Warm, with sunny spells

BBC Weather Watchers

A day of blue sky and sunshine... as captured by BBC Weather Watcher "Dersingham Pete" in Hunstanton this morning.

This afternoon will remain warm, with inland temperatures reaching 13C (55F).

Hunstanton beach, at low tide
BBC Weather Watchers/Dersingham Pete

New buses are 'pretty in pink'

Janet Harnden

BBC Radio Norfolk

New buses being used by First Eastern Counties are on show in the centre of Norwich today.

Five pink buses outside the Forum in Norwich
BBC

The nine vehicles will run on the new Pink Line between the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Wroxham, via the railway station and city centre.  

The double-deckers have free wi-fi and boast a 90% reduction in pollution emissions. 

Care home designer 'sickened' it has not been used

Tim Addicott

BBC Radio Norfolk

The man who drew up plans for a care home in Norfolk says it's "sickening" that it has never been used.

View of the care home
Google

Cawston Care Home was built near Aylsham in 2009 but still has not opened. Its first owners went out of business and the current ones say they have had delays in opening it, although intend to in September.

Les Gray, who designed the home, said there was a real need for care places in the area. 

Watch: Mobile post office for rural communities

A mobile post office service begins today, serving the six north Norfolk villages of Wood Norton, Hindolveston, Fulmodestone, Stibbard, Walsingham and Hindringham.

The postmaster from Guist, Duncan Pearson, is taking on the service.  

City council 'consults all access groups' over road schemes

Norwich City Council's head of city development services says the authority tries to take into account the needs of all road users, including those with disabilities, when it comes to designing traffic schemes.

A view of Cleveland Road
Google

The authority has come under fire from some visually-impaired people following the removal of a signal crossing on Cleveland Road, but Andy Watt said this was necessary in order to keep traffic moving following changes to Chapelfield North and the Grapes Hill roundabout. 

Mr Watt said the council was continuing to consult the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind about ongoing works on the St Stephens Street and Rampart Horse Street schemes, to ensure it got the details right.

New cafe to open to help addicts

A new community cafe and drop-in centre is to open in Norwich, to help people trying to quit drugs and alcohol.

A hot chocolate drink with a cream topping
AP

The Matthew Project charity, working with the county council's public health department, has secured £600,000 funding for the facilities. A venue is yet to be decided for the cafe, which is expected to open by the end of the year. 

It will be staffed by people who are receiving support from the charity, helping to rebuild their confidence and life skills.

Watch: Medieval manuscript found hidden in book

A medieval manuscript, thought to date from the 14th Century, has been discovered behind the cover of another book.

The parchment had been used to help bind a book produced in 1548.

Lorraine Finch, a conservator who uncovered the rare plainsong, describes the find as "amazingly exciting... of national significance".  

Verdict: Fans deliver their views on selection, tactics, survival, recruitment

Eastern Daily Press

The back page of the Eastern Daily Press:

Back page of the EDP
Archant

Financial advisers accused of fraud

Eastern Daily Press

Here is the front page of today's Eastern Daily Press:

Front page of the Eastern Daily Press
Archant

Wroxham could avoid drop tonight

Phil Daley

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Wroxham could secure their position in the Ryman North with a win over Cray Wanderers tonight.

Wroxham fan
BBC

The Yachtsmen are currently one point above the relegation zone with a game in hand over the team below them.

Defeat or a draw would mean their fate would be sealed in the final game of the season on Saturday.

Travel: Accident on A47 Acle Straight

BBC Travel

The A47 is partially blocked, with delays in both directions between the Acle roundabout and Runham roundabout in Great Yarmouth because of an accident involving a lorry.

Police are advising motorists to find an alternate route.

Petition aims to reinstate pelican crossing

A petition has been signed by 150 people demanding Norwich City Council reinstates a pedestrian crossing on a busy road.

A view from Grapes Hill, looking towards Cleveland Road
Google

A signal crossing on Cleveland Road, near the Grapes Hill roundabout, was removed when it and Bethel Street became two-way. It now means people have to cross without signals next to the busy roundabout, and some people say this puts their lives at risk.

Derek Pearce, 72, who is visually impaired, says he now has to wait until someone can help him cross.

City council spokesman Andy Watt said the council tried to take into account the needs of all road users, including those with disabilities, when designing road schemes, adding that members of the public were welcome to hear the debate when councillors received the petition.

The Queen: Accent is on fun

"Thass a rum ole dew" - did you know the Queen speaks Norfolk?

Ahead of the monarch's 90th birthday later this week, her first cousin Margaret Rhodes has revealed that the Queen is a good mimic who shows no signs of losing her sense of humour.

Queen Elizabeth II, in blue
Getty Images

Mrs Rhodes said: "She can do the Norfolk and Scottish - Aberdeenshire - accents beautifully and often pretends to be a keeper or somebody or other of them."

She told BBC Radio 4 that her cousin had made it "perfectly clear through age" that there was no possible danger of her abdicating: "...the vows she made on her coronation were ones she wants to fulfil to the nth degree..."

Newcastle to leapfrog Norwich?

Phil Daley

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Newcastle United could move out of the Premier League's bottom three and push Norwich City into it, if they beat Manchester City tonight.

Premier League table 19/04/2016
BBC Sport

The Magpies would overtake Sunderland and Norwich with three points. Sunderland play their game in hand on Saturday with a trip to Arsenal.

Norwich next play in 11 days' time.

Weather: A fine and dry day

Kate Kinsella

BBC Look East weather

After a chilly start, it will be a fine and dry day, with plenty of sunny periods.

Feeling cooler on the coast, with inland temperatures reaching 13(C) (55F).

BBC Weather has more details for you.

The headlines: Petition to reinstate pedestrian crossing... Mobile post office for rural communities

The stories in the news this morning:

  • A petition's been set up to reinstate a Norwich city centre pedestrian crossing
  • A mobile post-office starts today for rural communities in mid-Norfolk
  • Medieval manuscript discovered after being hidden for almost 700 years

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Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

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