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Summary

  1. More than 1,600 hospital appointments are cancelled in Norfolk as a result of the strike action
  2. Boy awarded £300,000 in damages over the death of his mother because of a helpline's negligence
  3. Fire crews deal with blaze at former Pontins holiday camp in Hemsby
  4. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage through the day

    Thanks for joining us for today's Norfolk Live - we'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with the news, sport, travel and weather updates for the county.

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  2. Weather: Wintry showers dying out

    BBC Weather

    Wintry showers will die out this evening, with most places becoming dry.

    Temperatures falling to 2(C) (36F).

    Weather graphic for Tuesday through to Saturday

    Tomorrow will start cold and bright, with isolated showers. Maximum temperature: 10(C) (50F).

    BBC Weather has more information for you.

  3. Cromer's boxing twins make history

    Rob Butler

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    This Saturday Cromer twins Ryan and Liam Walsh make history by both defending their British titles on the same night.  

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  4. Sir Alfred Munnings' The Gypsy Encampment part of £1m auction sale

    A painting by Sir Alfred Munnings, who trained at the Norwich School of Art, reached more than £550,000 ($802,062 at an auction in New York last night. 

    A Gypsy Encampment

    A Gypsy Encampment (seen above) is one of two paintings once owned by the late Herbert Pulitzer that went under the hammer at Christie's in New York. Together they raised more than £1m ($1,458,295).

    Munnings was born at Mendham in Suffolk in 1878. After studying art in Norwich he moved to Essex where he lived and worked at Castle House in Dedham until his death in 1959.

  5. Watch: Shakespearean chance of a lifetime

    Local amateur actors will get the chance of a lifetime tonight when the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) performs at Norwich Theatre Royal.

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    Video caption: Shakespeare at Norwich Theatre Royal

    The production of A Midsummer Night's Dream features local school pupils and a handful of amateur performers cast alongside professional actors from the RSC.

    It's being staged, along with many other productions around England, to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.

  6. Grant for Foulsham's Grade I listed church

    A 14th Century church in Foulsham has been awarded more than £160,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    Holy Innocents', Foulsham

    Repairs will be carried out to the ceiling, including the re-plastering of medieval cornices, of the Grade I listed Holy Innocents' Church.  Part of the medieval ceiling, erected when the church was rebuilt in 1770 following a fire, has collapsed and is currently supported by scaffolding.

    The Reverend Sally Kimmis said the grant will allow them to preserve the heritage for future generations.

  7. Norwich City and Sunderland fined by FA

    Rob Butler

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich City and Sunderland are each fined £30,000 by the FA after players clashed during the Premier League match earlier this month.  

    Norwich v Sunderland

    Players and coaching staff from both teams clashed on the touchline early in the fourth minute of the game at Carrow Road on 16 April.

    Both clubs were reprimanded for not controlling their players. Norwich did contest the matter but an independent hearing ruled against them.

  8. The headlines: Hospital appointments cancelled as junior doctors take strike action... Child sex offender to appeal against sentence

    The stories in the news today:

  9. Watch: Unilever workers take industrial action

    Workers at the Unilever factory in Norwich, where Colman's mustard is made, have been on strike today in a dispute over pay.

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    Video caption: Norwich Unilever strike action over pay dispute

    Members of the GMB and Unite Unions are taking the 24-hour action. They're calling for a 2.4% rise.

    Ivan Mercer, of the GMB Union, says it's the first time members have taken action over a pay deal.

  10. Paedophile ring leader to appeal

    A child sex offender convicted of running a paedophile ring which passed youngsters "around like toys" launches an appeal.

    Marie Black

    Marie Black, 34, from Norwich was found guilty of 23 charges, including rape, and jailed for life in September.

    Victims were abused at parties over a 10-year period and may have been offered in raffles, her trial heard.

    The Court of Appeal said she had submitted an application for permission to appeal her conviction and sentence.

  11. Company director facing fraud charges

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC Local Live

    Six employees have missed out on a full pension after the owner of an appliance repair firm failed to pay their contributions into the fund, a court has heard.

    Exterior of Norwich Crown Court

    Peter Marco, 65, of Woods End, Bramerton, who bought the Norwich appliance maintenance firm Allen and Bocking in 2000, is facing six counts of fraud over staff pension contributions. 

    He's accused of failing to pass on staff deductions to the pension fund with Legal and General. The alleged offences are said to have taken place between 2009 and 2012, the jury heard at Norwich Crown Court. 

    Mr Marco denies all charges. The trial continues.

  12. Munnings' paintings sell for more than £1m at New York auction

    Two oil paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings sold for more than £1m ($1,458,295) at an auction in America last night.

    Portrait of Charles and Grace Amory

    One of the paintings, a rare Scottish work by Munnings featuring Charles and Grace Amory (seen above), sold for £668,283 ($965,000) at the Christie's auction in New York.

    Munnings, who was born in Mendham, Suffolk, studied at the Norwich School of Art in the late 19th Century. 

    In 1919 he moved to live and work at Castle House, Dedham, in Essex, until his death in 1959. The building is now the Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum.

  13. Norwich Cathedral Shakespeare Festival tickets on sale

    Network Norfolk

    In the year that marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Norwich Cathedral invites you to join them for the battle-of-the-sexes comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, at this summer's Shakespeare Festival.

    Two actors in Shakespearean costume
  14. King's Lynn hospital 'needs another 100 doctors'

    Tim Addicott

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Picket lines are outside hospitals across the county as junior doctors take part in the first of two days of strike action.

    At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, about 60 doctors are on strike and more than 300 outpatients appointments have been cancelled.

    Picket line at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn

    Dr Harriet Nash, British Medical Association (BMA) union representative at the hospital, says the hospital would have to recruit many more doctors to carry out the work under proposals from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.  

    Quote Message: At the moment, in order to provide seven day a week emergency care we're missing at least 25 doctors... to increase it to elective care you'd probably need another 100." from Dr Harriet Nash BMA representative, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    Dr Harriet NashBMA representative, Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  15. Watch: Fire at former holiday camp

    Fire crews have been putting out a blaze in derelict chalets at the former Pontins site in Hemsby.

    Emergency services were alerted to the incident on Beach Road about 05:15. A fire investigation officer is at the scene.

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    Video caption: Fire in derelict chalet blocks at former holiday camp
  16. People advised to call 111 non-emergency line

    People in Norfolk who are worried that strike action by junior doctors will leave them unseen and untreated are being advised to use the non-emergency 111 line.

    Picket line outside the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

    IC24, which runs the 111 line in this area, has put on additional staff to meet demand and spokeswoman Lorraine Gray says they encourage people to call, as "they can have a clinical assessment at the point of contact."

    More than 1,600 hospital appointments have been cancelled across Norfolk as junior doctors take part in strike action today and tomorrow.

  17. Weather: Wintry showers and cold winds

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's been a mixed bag of weather this morning, with some of you waking up to a light dusting of snow. Many thanks to BBC Weather Watcher "Ivy" for this icy scene.

    Ivy window

    There's more wintry showers expected this afternoon, with strong winds. It'll feel cold, with temperatures reaching 7C (55F). but feeling colder on the coast.

  18. Delays in residents moving to new care home

    Janet Harnden

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A problem with an emergency call system is being blamed for delays in people moving to a new care home on the outskirts of Norwich.

    A close up of two hands, clasped together

    Bowthorpe Care Village, operated by NorseCare, opened last Monday. So far 54 residents have been transferred from four outdated homes in Norwich to the complex, which has about 100 apartments and an 80-bed dementia care facility.

    Norfolk County Council says it's doing "rigorous testing" to make sure residents at the home will be safe - it is expected that more people will move to their new accommodation throughout this week.

  19. Fly-tippers: 'We're watching you'

    There's been a big fall in the number of incidents of fly-tipping in one part of Norfolk.

    Broadland District Council says it has fallen by more than a quarter, compared to a national increase of 5.6%.

    No fly tipping sign with two eyes at the top

    Staff at the council created a sign with eyes on it to warn people off dumping illegally which, according to John Fisher, who's responsible for environment for the council, has had a "big impact" in helping to reduce the problem.