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Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    That's all from the Norfolk Live team for today and for the week - we'll be back with regular updates from 08:00 on Monday.

    Today we've covered the ongoing search for the suspects involved in the attempted abduction of a serviceman from RAF Marham. 

    In sport, Norwich City's Cameron Jerome says the Canaries are ready to get stuck in during Sunday's East Anglian derby at Portman Road. 

    Come on you Yellows!

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Tractor driver injured in bridge collision

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A tractor driver has been treated for head and leg injuries after his vehicle collided with a bridge.

    Emergency services attended the incident on the B1135, near Wicklewood, which happened shortly after 11:15, as seen here in this picture from Diane Jermany.

    Trailer stuck under the rail bridge

    A spokesman for the ambulance service says the trailer, which was carrying seeds, became vertical, making contact with the bridge. The impact caused the tractor driver to suffer a head injury, chest pains and a suspected ankle fracture. 

    The man was taken by land ambulance to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and is believed to be in a stable condition. 

  3. The latest situation on Norfolk's roads

    BBC Travel

    Here's the latest travel news for the county:

    • The A47 at Postwick is blocked, with queuing traffic westbound because of an accident
    • One lane of the A47 is closed eastbound, between the A140 Ipswich Road junction and Trowse Newton because of an accident
    • The B1135 Tuttles Lane West in Wymondham is blocked in both directions around the Chapel Lane junction because of a vehicle striking a bridge 
  4. Bird's eye view of NDR construction

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Many thanks to aerial photographer Mike Page for his video, showing the latest stage of construction work for the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) around Norwich.

    The 20km (12.4 mile) dual carriageway will run from the A1067, north of Taverham, and join the A47 east of Norwich at Postwick.

    It's hoped the road may be open by the end of 2017.  

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    Video caption: The latest video showing progress of the Northern Distributor Road around Norwich.

    And if you're wondering how fast the road construction is progressing, here's how it looked in June

  5. RAF Marham serviceman remains off work following attempted abduction

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    An RAF Marham serviceman, who was the victim of an attempted abduction, is still off work and receiving support as he comes to terms with his "traumatic ordeal", according to Norfolk Police.

    It's now a month since the man, who's in his 20s, was approached and threatened with a knife by two men while jogging on Squires Hill. He fought them off and escaped unharmed.

    The two men, said to be of Middle Eastern appearance, drove off in a dark coloured people carrier.

    Photofits of the two men, of Middle eastern appearance, one with a moustache and beard

    A 60-strong team of detectives, 50 from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team and 10 from the Metropolitan Police Service Counter Terrorism Command, are working on the case. 

    Police are appealing for anyone who was driving in Marham on the day of the incident, Wednesday 20 July, to come forward.

  6. Village festival may come to a close

    The future of a seaside festival is in doubt after the main organiser has announced he's to step down.

    The Mundesley Festival, which started more than 30 years ago, has featured top acts such as Acker Bilk and the Brotherhood of Man.

    A poster for Mundesley Festival, on railings

    But this could be its last year, as no-one has come forward to replace 82-year-old Derek Kirk.

    Quote Message: This is my last year... at the start of October I'd be looking for acts for next year - it's a nine month job really, relying on other people to do things like put posters out, but it's too much, I'm too old for that." from Derek Kirk Festival organiser
    Derek KirkFestival organiser
  7. 24 hours in the life of our ambulance service

    A 24-hour "Twitterthon" by the East of England Ambulance Service is a chance to have a look at the work our emergency crews handle throughout the day and night. 

    Here's a quick look at what they've been tweeting for Norfolk:

    • A call handler has been talking to a Norwich man in his 20s with chest pain 
    • A GP has needed a patient picking up and taking to the James Paget University Hospital
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    Shortly after this tweet (above), a fourth person had been picked up and the ambulance was heading to the James Paget University Hospital for their appointments. 

  8. Tractor towing trailer hits rail bridge

    A tractor driver has been taken to hospital after he crashed his vehicle into a railway bridge.

    The tractor, which was towing a 14-tonne trailer, hit the bridge on the road between Wymondham and Wicklewood.

    The incident happened shortly after 11:00. Highways officers remain on the scene, clearing up a diesel spillage. 

  9. High demand at A&E

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A high demand for A&E services has led to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston asking patients to consider whether their condition is a genuine emergency.

    The hospital, which serves part of Norfolk and north Suffolk, says A&E attendances have risen significantly compared to last year, with several peaks in demand - the latest occurred overnight on 18-19 August.

    Exterior of entrance to James Paget hospital, showing ambulance and signage

    Evenings and weekends are busy times, and patients with less serious conditions should expect to wait as cases are dealt with in priority order, the hospital said.

    It said other options are available, including visiting a pharmacist, ringing 111 for advice, and attending a minor injuries unit such as the one at Beccles Hospital. The Greyfriars Health Centre in Great Yarmouth is open seven days a week, between 08:00 and 20:00.

  10. Sisters with split loyalties combine forces to raise money for charity

    Two rival football supporters are joining forces on Sunday - and having their heads shaved during half-time at Portman Road - to raise money for charity.

    Beth Howman, a Norwich City season ticket holder, said she is looking forward to it: "I've never had short hair particularly so can try out new styles and I've got a few hats for when I'm completely bald, so it should be all right."

    But Ipswich supporter, Katie Boothe, isn't quite so sure: "I am terrified, I'm just going to try not to cry I think. It's a lot of people to do it in front of."

    Katie Boothe and Beth Howman with their families
  11. Chance for creative industries to discuss implications of Brexit

    The Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is to host a discussion about the implications of Brexit for businesses in the creative sector.

    The Union flag and the EU flag

    The sector is worth £84.1bn a year, employing one in 11 people in the UK, according to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. 

    Sarah Steed, director of business at NUA, says the UK's creative industries grew by 8.9% in 2014, nearly twice as quickly as the UK economy as a whole. She said the discussion would help creative businesses to understand how to turn Brexit to their advantage.

    The meeting, run by the Creative Industries Federation, will take place on 31 August. 

  12. Witnesses to A149 crash asked to contact police

    Police are asking anyone who witnessed a crash on the A149 at King's Lynn between two vehicles on Wednesday to contact them.

    Two women died in the incident, which happened shortly after 17:00, near to the junction with Castle Rising Road. A blue Peugeot 107 and a blue Vauxhall Astra were involved. 

    The driver of the Peugeot - a woman in her 70s - died at the scene. Her passenger - a woman in her 80s - was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but died later.

    The driver of the Vauxhall - a man in his late 40s - suffered serious injuries and was also taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

  13. 31 Squadron lay up retired Standard

    Families, friends and colleagues from RAF Marham joined personnel from 31 Squadron at a service in Holy Trinity Church, Marham, to mark the laying up of the Standard of 31 Squadron. 

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  14. Hunt continues for rhea on the run

    Tim Addicott

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The owners of a missing bird say they're hoping visitors to the Broads can keep an eye out for it.

    Lawrence is a rhea, a bird which can grow up to 170cm (67in) tall and run at speeds up to 40mph (64kph).  It escaped three days ago from owner Ashely Bullard's garden at Norton Subcourse, near Reedham.

    Quote Message: He weighs around 20 to 30kg, so quite a big bird... you'd think you'd see him quite easily but he's quite timid so he will hunker down into a grey heap of feathers so you can easily mistake him for a lump of mud." from Ashley Bullard
    Ashley Bullard
    Owner Ashley Bullard with the rhea
  15. Top of the class for our students

    Diss Express

    Sixth forms outperform national counterparts again - today's Diss Express

    front page of Diss Express
  16. RAF Marham investigation is 'old fashioned detective work'

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    The search continues for the suspects in the attempted abduction of a serviceman from RAF Marham a month ago.

    Officers have received more than 500 calls from members of the public, and viewed more than 50 hours of CCTV footage.

    Det Supt Paul Durham standing outside sign for RAF Marham

    Det Supt Paul Durham describes their investigation as "old fashioned detective work, in the sense it's going to be fingertip, painstaking work".  

    Quote Message: We're in this for the long haul - I've got as many resources now available to me as I had on day one, so there's no question that the investigation is scaling down or has stalled... it's just going to take some time." from Det Supt Paul Durham Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team
    Det Supt Paul DurhamNorfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team
  17. Search continues for car used by RAF Marham assailants

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    The two men who threatened a serviceman from RAF Marham with a knife before the victim fought them off escaped in a dark coloured people carrier.

    The vehicle has still not been found, but the officer leading the investigation into the attempted kidnap says this doesn't mean the car has not been abandoned, but could be somewhere that they've not yet come across.

    A police vehicle, with police officers, on a road in front of a sign saying road closed

    Det Supt Paul Durham, of the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, says there's a wide area that the vehicle could have driven from. They're continuing to view more than 50 hours of CCTV footage.