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  1. Two men are arrested on suspicion of causing the death by dangerous driving of Shane Lay, 42, from Broome, near Bungay
  2. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Wednesday

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By Mariam Issimdar

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That's it folks from the team here in Norfolk.

We're back tomorrow from 08:00 to do it all again.

Have a great evening. 

Weather: Cloud and rain will move in overnight

BBC Weather

Staying fine and dry with sunny spells this evening but the cloud will increase to bring outbreaks of patchy rain by the end of the night. Temperatures dropping to about 9C (48F).

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Tomorrow will begin cloudy and wet with showery outbreaks of rain. 

BBC Weather has more details.

Residents pack hall for public inquiry

Jill Bennett

BBC Radio Norfolk

Residents from Heacham have crowded in to the Lynnsport leisure centre to listen to the opening of a planning inquiry into a major development on the edge of the village.

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They are strongly opposed to the plan put forward by Broadland Housing Association for a 60-bed care home and an estate of 70 houses next to it. 

The public inquiry will last all week. 

Sperm whale deaths to be discussed at international conference

The deaths of sperm whales off the coast of Norfolk will be discussed by experts at an international conference being held at London Zoo. 

Sperm Whale
Gary Pearson

The animals washed up in January and February of this year.

Rob Deaville from the Cetaceans Stranding Investigation Programme says the investigation is still on-going with partners in Europe and while it still doesn't know why the creatures took a wrong turn into the North Sea, it's unlikely pollution was the cause.

Watch: Peregrine saved during ringing process

We mentioned earlier the peregrine falcon chick nesting on Norwich Cathedral spire that was treated for a throat infection and parasite infestation.

Here's some footage showing the chicks being examined and ringed.

The Hawk and Owl Trust says if left untreated, it could have died within a week.The trust hopes the chick will make a full recovery and be able to compete with its siblings for food.    

Police welcome life sentence for Yarmouth murderer

Police say they hope a life sentence handed to a murderer after a retrial will help bring matters to a close the victim's family. 

Stuart Layden, 33, had appealed against his conviction of 2013 for the murder of Ian Church, 40, outside a pub in Great Yarmouth the previous year.

Today a judge at Norwich Crown Court sentenced him to life, to serve a minimum term of eight years and 357 days.  

Norfolk Police HQ

I hope today’s verdict and sentence will finally allow Ian Church’s family to move on from what has been an extremely difficult four years.”

Det Insp Marie JamesJoint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team

Man jailed for Great Yarmouth murder for second time after losing appeal

A Great Yarmouth man jailed for murder in April 2013 has been found guilty of the killing following a retrial.

Scales of Justice
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Ian Church, 40, died after a disturbance outside the Bricklayer's Arms pub on Nelson Road Central in the early hours of Saturday, 5 May 2012.

Stuart Layden, 33, formerly of South Quay, was convicted of his murder following a trial in April 2013.Layden appealed against his conviction and was granted a retrial In September 2015, but the jury in that trial was discharged and a second re-trial began this month. 

Layden, who has already served time in prison, was today sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of eight years and 357 days by the judge at Norwich Crown Court. 

Man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences

Clare Worden

BBC Radio Norfolk

A man in his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences in Brundall. 

Police say the man, who is from the area, is being held for questioning and investigations are ongoing.

The arrest relates to an incident in the Cucumber Lane area earlier this afternoon. 

Football: Under-16s derby at Carrow Road

Richard Hancock

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

There's an East Anglian Derby at Carrow Road this evening.

Carrow Road
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Norwich City's Under-16s take on their Ipswich Town counterparts in the Hospital Cup.

It kicks off at 19:45 and will be 40 minutes each way. Tickets are £3 for adults, £1 for children and all proceeds go to East Anglia's Children's Hospices. 

Watch: Friends pay tribute to man killed in collision

Friends have been paying tribute to a man who died after being hit by a car on Friday in Bungay.

Shane Lay, 42, from Broome died in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge on Saturday.

His friends Paul Luland and Danny Whitehand said he was a down-to-earth, genuine bloke. 

Weather: Feeling warm with sunny spells

BBC Weather

The weather will continue to stay sunny and pleasantly warm this afternoon with a top temperature of 17C (63F). 

Weather map

BBC Weather has more details. 

Travel: Severe delays on A1065 at Swaffham

BBC Travel

The A1065 is closed and there are delays following an accident at Brocks Road junction, Swaffham.

BBC Travel has more details. . 

Peregrine chick saved from deadly disease

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

One of the peregrine chicks nesting on Norwich Cathedral spire is said to be healthy again after quick veterinary intervention.

Peregrine chick
Haw and Owl Trust

The chick, which was being ringed, was found to have a serious throat infection from not swallowing its food properly and parasites under its wing. 

The Hawk and Owl Trust says, if untreated, the chick would have died within a week. 

We'll have some video of the chicks being ringed a little later.

With veterinary advice... we treated the chick as quickly as possible, returning it back to the nest much healthier than before and now on a level playing field with its siblings."

Martin LippiatHawk and Owl Trust

Headlines: Two men being questioned in connection with death of pedestrian... Travellers evicted from Great Yarmouth car park

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

The main news stories this lunchtime: 

  • Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of pedestrian from Broome, near Bungay
  • Travellers have been evicted from a Great Yarmouth car park

Eviction served on travellers in Great Yarmouth

Tim Addicott

BBC Radio Norfolk

Travellers who have been camped on a seafront car park in Great Yarmouth since Friday have been evicted. 

Caravans on car park

Magistrates issued the notice to remove several caravans from the Marina Centre South car park.

Rob Dinley, who runs Dixies Tea Stall at the car park, said he closed temporarily, losing about £500 in takings, because he felt there was a danger to his and the public's safety. 

They put out gas bottles. They put generators with petrol canisters around the place; tied them to the benches. That triggered me to then decide there was a risk there to not just my safety but the public's safety."

Robert DinleyDixies Tea Stall

Second public inquiry into Heacham homes gets under way

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

A second public inquiry starts today into a proposal to build a care home and 70 houses in Heacham.

There have been several watered-down bids to build in the village since the original application in 2013 for 200 homes, a pub and business units. 


Broadland Housing Association and developer Townsfolk now have a smaller proposal to build on land off School Road, saying there's a demand for the scheme.

Many people living in the village remain opposed to the development, arguing it has taken enough housing already and that this scheme would be in the wrong place: 

There's substantial provision for care homes in the local area and, what's more Hunstanton, have allocated a space for a new care home and new facilities which is far better located than this one..."

Terry ParishResident

Pet charity footing vets' bills urges owners to take out insurance

Tim Addicott

BBC Radio Norfolk

One of Norfolk's animal charities says it is having to foot the bill for expensive operations when pet owners can't afford them. 

Woman and dog

Vets will give essential first aid when animals are in trouble, but won't do expensive procedures unless someone can pay or has insurance to cover costs.

Charity PACT Animal Sanctuary at Hingham says too many owners are turning to it for help with vet bills.  

Part of its deal for meeting these costs involves the pet being re-homed by the charity. It's urging owners to be more responsible and take out insurance if they have an animal.  

Fossil-hunters 'eroding cliffs at West Runton'

Janet Harnden

BBC Radio Norfolk

A small minority of fossil-hunters in Norfolk are adding to coastal erosion, according to the senior curator of Natural History at the Norfolk Museums Service.

Cliffs at West Runton

Dr David Waterhouse says although the vast majority of people looking for fossils in the cliffs at places like West Runton are careful, he's concerned that a handful who hack away at the rocky deposits are adding to the erosion.

He says the Museums Service wants to educate people to ensure that fossil-hunting along Norfolk’s fragile cliff line stays safe and sustainable.

A great time to hunt for fossils is after a storm because then you don't have to dig into the cliffs because the natural erosion has done it for you."

Dr David WaterhouseNorfolk Museums Service

Two women attacked and injured by couple in King's Lynn

Tim Addicott

BBC Radio Norfolk

Two women were taken to hospital after an altercation in King's Lynn on Saturday night with a man and a woman. 

The victims were near the Chopsticks Noodle Bar on Broad Street at about 23:15 when the assault took place, leaving both women with injuries requiring medical treatment. 

The man and woman are said to be in their 20s and both had blonde hair. Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them. 

City boss keen to avoid hangover

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Arrests in dog walker tragedy

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Dead man's dog being looked after by friend

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

A dog which belonged to Shane Lay, 42, and was with him when he was fatally struck by a car in Bungay in the early hours of Friday, is now being cared for by his friend.

Mr Lay, who lived alone with Max the dog, was a keen angler and often found fishing at local lakes with friends Craig and Paul Luland, who is now taking care of Max. 


He said 'If anything happens to me, will you look after Max?'"

Paul LulandFriend of Shane Lay

Friends pay tribute to pedestrian killed in road collision

Alex Dunlop

BBC Look East

Friends of Shane Lay (below), who died after being hit by a car in Bungay on Friday, have been paying tribute to him.

Shane Lay

Mr Lay, a keen fisherman, lived on his own in the nearby village of Broome and never married according to his friend. Danny Whitehand (below).

Mr Whitehand said: "He was the best friend I ever had - best friend you could ever have. Loyal, everything. I'll never meet a person like him again."

Two people have been arrested overnight in connection with the incident and are being questioned by police.

Danny Whitehand

A1047 Costessey: Accident and fuel spillage

BBC Travel

Gurney Road is partially blocked near the A1074 Dereham Road junction because of an accident and fuel spillage.

BBC Travel has more details. 

Weather: Feeling warm with sunny spells

BBC Weather

Plenty of sunshine at first with temperatures reaching 17C (63F).

It's the best day of the week so enjoy it before the rains move in tomorrow. 

BBC Weather has more details. 

Two arrested over death of pedestrian in crash

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in Bungay.

Shane Lay, 42, from the nearby village of Broome, died in hospital following the collision in Bridge Street in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police also say a car is being forensically examined by officers.

Suffolk Police

Hello and welcome to Norfolk Live

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

Good morning from the team. 

Our main story this morning: two men have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after Shane Lay, 42, from Broome, near Bungay, was hit by a car in the town early on Friday.

And a Norfolk's animal charity says it's having to foot the bill for expensive operations when pet owners can't afford them.

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