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Summary

  1. Pensioner says he's been threatened with arson after stopping broadband engineers accessing a junction box on his land in Yelverton
  2. A seven-year-old girl pulled unconscious from a leisure centre swimming pool died from drowning, a post-mortem examination finds
  3. It's "do or die" for Norwich City tonight who must beat Watford to stand any chance of staying in the Premier League
  4. Almost 300 suspected or convicted criminals from Norfolk are on the run having skipped court bail
  5. New lane may be built at A47 Postwick hub to help ease congestion
  6. Updates on Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Live Reporting

By Mariam Issimdar

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our local live coverage through the day

    That's it from the Norfolk team for today.

    Don't forget BBC Radio Norfolk's Rob Butler and Chris Goreham will be covering Norwich City's crucial relegation battle with all the usual match build-up and post-match discussions. 

    Norfolk Live will be back from 08:00. Don't forget you can send us your views on tonight's game via email, Twitter or Facebook.

  2. Police: It's often difficult to track down fugitives

    A senior officer at Norfolk Police says it is often difficult to track down criminals who go on the run. 

    Norfolk Police

    His comments follow a BBC East investigation has revealed almost 300 warrants remain outstanding in Norfolk. 

    Those missing have been suspected or found guilty of offences including robbery, violence and sex offences.

    Quote Message: We do have generally a small pool of warrants that are very difficult to execute because the people are out of the country or evading us." from Superintendent Dave Marshall Norfolk Police
    Superintendent Dave MarshallNorfolk Police
  3. New PCC to outline plans for Norfolk policing

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The new Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk is to set out his plans for the next few years at a press conference on Friday.

    Lorne Green

    Conservative candidate Lorne Green was elected last week and takes over from independent Stephen Bett.

    He told the BBC: "Since Saturday, I have been working hard to put my strategies in place to carry forward my programme and have been in close communication with the office and the Chief Constable."

  4. Headlines: Girl pulled from swimming pool died from drowning... Additional lane possible for A47 Postwick junction

    Mariam Issimdar

    BBC Local Live

    The main news stories this evening: 

    • Police says it's difficult to track down criminals who go on-the-run after a BBC investigation revealed almost 300 warrants remain outstanding in Norfolk
    • A post-mortem examination says a seven-year-old girl pulled unconscious from a swimming pool in south Norfolk died from drowning
    • An additional lane could be built at the controversial A47 Postwick junction into Thorpe St Andrew to help ease congestion
    • All eyes are on Norwich City tonight as they play Watford at home in their fight to avoid relegation
  5. Weather: A mostly dry night, warm and sunny tomorrow

    Any showers will ease to bring a mainly dry night with lows of 10C (50F). 

    Weather map

    Tomorrow will be a mainly dry day with sunny spells. Feeling warm with temepratures reaching 19C (66F). 

    For more on the forecast where you live, visit BBC Weather.

  6. A view on why Norwich are in the long grass

    Tom Williams

    BBC Look East sport

    Is it a surprise to see Norwich struggling at the wrong end of the table? Probably not, but optimism was high back in August, especially with a bright, young manager. 

    Alex Neil

    What's disappointing is that Norwich's fight for survival has rather petered out. The main problem - they can't score.

    The manager's desperate to take it to the last game, but given Norwich's recent form and Sunderland's recent revival, it's hard to see the relegation scrap going beyond tonight.

  7. Two jailed for supermarket burglary

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Two men have been jailed for burglary at a Norfolk supermarket where they stole cigarettes, DVDs and packets of Monster Munch crisps.  

    Scales of justice

    Joe Walpole, 23  and Joseph Giddins, 25, both from Arbor View Court, Northampton, pleaded guilty to breaking into the Harleston Co-op in February.

    Norwich Crown Court heard Giddins drove dangerously, the wrong way round roundabouts while Walpole threw debris out of the window, causing a danger and damage to a police car following them. 

    Giddins, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and banned from driving for 28 months, while Walpole was jailed for two years. 

  8. Norfolk's new PCC to miss first day at work

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    The new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Norfolk, Conservative Lorne Green, is to miss his first day on the job to allow the previous incumbent to settle his affairs.

    Lorne Green

    Mr Green beat Labour's Dr Chris Jones by almost 10,000 votes in the election last week.

    Mr Green, a Canadian-born former diplomat who has lived in Snettisham for three decades, said: "I decided to allow the incumbent an extra day, Thursday, to settle his affairs with the office and I will be in on Friday."

  9. King's Lynn college made football hub by FA

    Jill Bennett

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The College of West Anglia in King's Lynn has been made an official football hub by the Football Association. 

    Players on pitch

    The aim is to train more students as referees and activators who can work with schools and amateur clubs to get more people playing the game - not just watching it. 

    This afternoon the college elite team are playing Peterborough Utd as part of a day of activities to launch the hub. It's the only one appointed by the FA in the eastern region.

  10. 'They must win': The 'big one' at Carrow Road with BBC Radio Norfolk

    Chris Goreham and Rob Butler have sent this video message about tonight's coverage of the big City match: 

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  11. Sheet music library needs to be 'cost neutral' says council

    Music groups across Norfolk say they're worried about the future of a library service that lends sheet music. 

    The Forum, Norwich

    The service costs Norfolk county council £10,000 to run and councillors say it needs to be "cost neutral to make it sustainable".

    Music groups say the lending service is vital and have committed to raising funds to help cover costs for this year. 

    Quote Message: At the moment we're raising relatively small amounts just to show good faith to Norfolk County Council that we are behind this scheme. We are going to have find ways of getting substantial money... by September." from Jill Halliday Wymondham Symphony Orchestra
    Jill HallidayWymondham Symphony Orchestra
  12. Girl, 7, found to have drowned in Waveney River Centre pool

    A seven-year-old girl pulled unconscious from a leisure centre swimming pool died from drowning, a post-mortem examination has found.

    Sign

    The girl, who has not been named but is thought to be from Lowestoft, was at a pool party at the Waveney River Centre in Burgh St Peter on 1 May.

    She was taken to hospital but later died. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

    Norfolk coroner's office said a date for an inquest was yet to be decided.

  13. Sunderland points not a done deal says Neil

    Jay Lawrence

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Norwich City manager Alex Neil says it's not a foregone conclusion that Sunderland will get three points tonight.

    City's hopes of Premier League survival rely on Everton beating the side from the North East, while also making sure the Canaries manage three points against Watford tonight.

    Neil says Sunderland have their work cut out against Everton:

    Quote Message: They're capable of beating anyone and I think their form has been better on the road than it has at home. They've got players that can change a game in the blink of an eye basically so we hope they can go and put on a good show." from Alex Neil Manager, Norwich City
    Alex NeilManager, Norwich City
  14. New lane may be built at A47 Postwick hub to help ease congestion

    An extra lane may be constructed to ease congestion at the controversial Postwick hub to the east of Norwich.

    Postwick hub

    Over the next two weeks Norfolk County Council is testing a plan to add a dedicated left lane for traffic.

    It would allow people coming from the Great Yarmouth direction to Thorpe St Andrew to avoid navigating the roundabout and queuing over the old bridge. 

    Quote Message: There is space within the highway there. I'm not sure exactly what'll be required in terms of hard engineering, but given that we've spent well over £20m at this junction the cost will be relatively modest." from John Birchall Norfolk County Council
    John BirchallNorfolk County Council
  15. Fans reaction to the count-down to Norwich game tonight

    Some views on Twitter about the decider tonight:

    Stacey Murrell says: Game day! 9 hours until kick off!! I have a good feeling about tonight... #ncfc#canaries

    Carrow Road

    Darren Stephenson meanwhile is less enthusiastic. He tweets: "Losing mentality and lack of belief has characterised #ncfc season #squadoverhaul#timeforchange".

    CutmanUK says: "Good luck tonight @NorwichCityFC in their last home game of the season. Come on lads!!! #NCFC#OTBC#Norwich#Norfolk

  16. Weather: Heavy showers among the bright spells

    BBC Weather

    A mixed bag this afternoon with further heavy showers and some bright spells.

    Weather map

    Top temperature 18C (64F). 

    BBC Weather has more details on the local forecast where you live.