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Summary

  1. Rescuer describes swimming out to help a group caught in a riptide at Sea Palling
  2. Theft victim told he must pay for return of mobility scooter
  3. Canaries fans have first chance to see new signing Sergi Canos at home tonight
  4. Updates on Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    It's goodbye from the Norfolk Live team for the day, until 08:00 tomorrow.

    Here's a brief look at some of the stories we've covered today:

    • A Norwich man describes swimming out to help a group caught in a riptide at Sea Palling
    • Health bosses say they have made some changes to their proposals for Great Yarmouth's walk-in centre
    • New signing Sergi Canos makes his debut in Norwich City's home match tonight
  2. Hairpin at Snetterton Circuit to be renamed in Justin Wilson's honour

    Diss Express

    A hairpin at Snetterton Circuit will be rechristened in honour of racing driver Justin Wilson, who died last year.  

    Keith Wilson (in checked shirt, beige trousers) and circuit owner Jonathan Palmer (white shirt, black trousers) with a Wilson banner standing by circuit
  3. Young sailors come together for regatta

    Leigh Milner

    BBC Look East

    Nearly 300 young sailors have spent the day off the Norfolk coast, competing in the National Youth Regatta.

    Yellow-sailed boat crewed by young sailors, with other boats on the water in the distance

    For the first time in its 54-year history it's being held in Norfolk. 

    The sailors, aged between 12 and 19, are representing 20 counties.  

  4. Weather: Cloudy but mostly dry

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    A cloudy evening, but mainly dry with a slight chance of patchy rain later.

    Temperatures falling to 12C (53F).

    Weather graphic for Wednesday at 15:00 showing patchy rain over Norfolk

    Some light rain is likely at first, before gradually easing away.  Staying mostly cloudy, with some warm sunny spells.

    Maximum temperature: 21C (70F).

    BBC Weather has more details for you.

  5. Tank museum seeks volunteers

    A small museum with large exhibits in south Norfolk needs volunteers.

    The Norfolk Tank Museum at Forncett St Peter, near Long Stratton, says it's struggling to find people willing to give up their time and help show off its unique collection of tanks and armoured vehicles.

    Volunteer sitting on a tank
    Quote Message: We're a very hands-on museum, letting people climb on the vehicles, feel the weight of a gun and that involves volunteers." from Stephen McKay Chairman
    Stephen McKayChairman

    With more people visiting the museum last year, it opened up more frequently - but is warning it may have to go back to running fewer days a week unless volunteers come forward.

  6. PCC seeks views on how crime should be tackled

    Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green is urging residents to share their views on how crime and disorder should be tackled over the next four years.

    His public consultation closes on 12 August. So far, more than 2,000 people have shared their responses but Mr Green is keen to hear from those who live in Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, West and North Norfolk.

    Lorne Green in a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie with giraffe pattern

    Once the consultation closes, the details will be published on the Norfolk PCC website.

    Mr Green will use the feedback received to develop Norfolk's police and crime plan, which sets out the county's overall crime and policing policies, the resources made available to the chief constable and how policing performance will be measured.

  7. Watch: Norfolk man wing-walks for greyhounds

    Rob Sykes

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    For Melvyn Shields, the sky's the limit when it comes to supporting animals.The 75-year-old from Norwich successfully completed a wing-walk to raise funds for the Retired Greyhound Trust.Not only was he supporting a cause close to his heart, it was a fantastic way to mark his 76th birthday two days later.  

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    Video caption: Norfolk man completes wing-walk for greyhound charity
  8. Gym equipment for cardiac patients

    Dumbbell weights, a trampoline and heart rate monitors are being used to help patients recovering from a heart attack or cardiac surgery.

    Cardiac nurse specialist Paula Baker, in blue uniform; volunteer Alan Durance and Senior Occupational Therapist Alison Windsor-Waite in the gym with equipment

    They're among items purchased by the James Paget University Hospital following a donation to its Cardiac Rehabilitation Team from the HeartCare Great Yarmouth and Waveney Cardiac Support Group. 

    The new equipment will be used at the physio gym at the hospital in supervised exercise sessions. 

  9. Rainbow car to tackle hate crime

    Norfolk and Suffolk police forces have launched their newest tool to fight hate crime: a new "Pride" car. 

    Rainbow patterned police car outside the Forum in Norwich

    The car, with its rainbow design, will take to the road on the week of Norwich Pride, as a sign of solidarity and commitment to the region's LGBT+ community.

    Norfolk's Deputy Chief Constable Charlie Hall said the vehicle signified continued support for diverse communities and sent out a clear message that hate crime would not be tolerated.

    He urged any victim of hate crime to contact the police. 

  10. Watch: Rescuer describes beach riptide drama

    Neil Ramsay arrived at Sea Palling beach shortly before a group of swimmers got into trouble in a riptide.

    A keen kitesurfer, he knows the beach and its tides well.

    When the shout went out for strong swimmers Mr Ramsay borrowed a bodyboard, swimming out to help.

    Here he describes how the incident unfolded.

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    Video caption: Beach rescuer describes Sea Palling riptide drama
  11. Health care provision: 'We listened to local people'

    The chief executive of Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) says it listened to the views of local people and adapted their proposals for the future of the Greyfriars walk-in centre as a result.

    Andy Evans says the CCG is committed to providing an appointment-only out-of-hours service at Greyfriars during weekends and bank holidays. It say it is talking to other organisations about sharing the building, transforming it into a public service hub where local people can access a range of different services. 

    Quote Message: We are confident that these proposals will ensure everyone can continue to receive the right care to meet their needs... over the coming months, we'll focus on making sure high-quality replacement services are in place so that patients can access the right care in the right place, provided by those with the right skills.” from Andy Evans Chief executive, CCG
    Andy EvansChief executive, CCG
  12. Your pictures of Norfolk today

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Here's a selection of photos taken by Norfolk's band of Weather Watchers, before the clouds started thickening - showers are expected later. 

    It was sunny in south Norfolk when April's garden saw this peacock butterfly on a buddleia bush:

    Peacock butterfly on buddleia bush

    A few clouds in north Norfolk, when Oggins took this snap (below) of open fields

    Blue sky with clouds, field of green crops and a bird flying to the left

    And by 12:30 clouds were developing in south Norfolk - thanks to Flamingo for this picture.

    Open fields, with green crops, church in the distance, and blue sky with white clouds
  13. Motorists targeted for using phones

    Eight motorists were reported for using their phones while driving in a 90-minute campaign by Norfolk police officers.

    One of the offenders had their three-year-old son in the rear of the vehicle. Sgt Chris Harris said he then noticed the car stopped behind had a six-month-old baby on board.

    Two drivers were reported for not wearing seatbelts. Four motorcyclists, who were in shorts and T-shirts, were given advice. 

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  14. New children's play area opens at hospital

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Patients at the Jenny Lind children's department at the Norwich and Norfolk University Hospital will be able to enjoy a little light relief when a new children's playground opens today.

    Children and staff from the paediatric department helped decide on the final design, which features a beach hut and a "boat" play tower as a link to the unit's theme of the seaside.

    A young girl in a patterned top and orange shorts, stands in the playground against a painted green balloon sign for the Jenny Lind department

    Director of nursing Emma McKay said the playground would provide a "fun environment for paediatric patients and children visiting the hospital".  

  15. Plans revealed for walk-in healthcare centre

    Great Yarmouth's walk-in centre is to offer different health care services under proposals announced by the local clinical commissioning group:

    • Enhance and promote the existing NHS 111 service, directing patients to the right service
    • Appointment-only GP care at weekends and bank holidays
    • Extra out-of-hours GPs to be put in place at the out-of-hours services at the James Paget University Hospital during weekends and bank holidays

    The current homelessless service will still be in place from 1 October but will be delivered by a different provider. 

    NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group is putting the plans to its governors on Thursday.

    Open doorway to Greyfriars walk-in centre
  16. Norfolk v Lincolnshire - Minor Counties Championship latest

    Rob Butler

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Lincolnshire will need 194 to win against Norfolk at Manor Park, Horsford.

    This morning the home side finished their second innings on 192-9. Ben France was unable to resume his innings after retiring hurt.

    James Hale top scored for Norfolk with 56. 

  17. Great Yarmouth goes to the races

    Rob Butler

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    There's a seven-race card at Yarmouth this afternoon.

    Up-and-coming and in-form Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer (pictured) has a runner in the 16:40. Corked will have Marc Monaghan on board.

    You'd forgive Palmer for having his thoughts elsewhere though; he has two horses in the 15:10 feature race on day one of "Glorious Goodwood".

    Racing at Yarmouth gets under way at 13:50.

    Hugo Palmer
  18. Beach rescuer 'swam as hard as I could'

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Paddle-boarder Neil Ramsay says it took him about three minutes to swim out to help the group of swimmers caught in a riptide at Sea Palling on Saturday.

    After dialling 999, Mr Ramsay took off his watch and T-shirt, and went out with a body board, bringing ashore a 54-year-old man.

    Quote Message: I don't know how long it took me to swim back but it seemed like a long time... I was swimming as hard as I could to keep his head up." from Neil Ramsay
    Neil Ramsay
    Neil Ramsay sitting on a bench by the river at Thorpe Green in Norwich,

    Other beach-goers, including a doctor and an off-duty fireman, performed CPR on the man but he could not be revived.

    A second swimmer, a man in his 20s, was airlifted to hospital. 

  19. Sea Palling rescuer urges universal cry for 'help'

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A man who battled in vain to rescue a man at a Norfolk beach says he wants to encourage people to check if swimmers are ok if they hear shouting in a foreign language.

    Neil Ramsay, in light grey tee shirt by garden fence

    Neil Ramsay, 44, had just arrived at Sea Palling beach on Saturday when he noticed a commotion.   

    Quote Message: Some people had walked out to one of the sand banks... they were playing in the water where it's not that deep, but there's a shelf and it does get deep quite quickly." from Neil Ramsay
    Neil Ramsay

    Mr Ramsay said a family of four were shouting in Polish but it was three minutes before he realised their shouts were of panic. "It would be great to have a universal cry for help", he said.