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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 16 September 2016
  2. A verdict of natural causes is recorded by into the death of a teenage girl who was prescribed the contraceptive pill
  3. A motorist is rescued after his vehicle becomes trapped in flood water
  4. Alfie Hewett wins silver in Rio Paralympics Wheelchair tennis doubles

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage today

    That's all from the Norfolk Live team for today - and for this week. Thanks for joining us.

    You can scroll down to take a look at the stories we've brought you today, but here's a quick recap of the main ones.

    We'll be back at 08:00 Monday - have a good weekend.

  2. Overnight weather: Cloudy with rain becoming lighter

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Rather cloudy overnight with rain becoming lighter and more patchy. It will be breezy in places, with temperatures falling to 13C (55F).

    Overnight weather map

    Saturday could see further light rain or drizzle, but it will become brighter during the afternoon.

    Top temperature: 20C (68F).

    Get the full forecast where you live from BBC Weather.

  3. Contraceptive death teen died of natural causes

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A verdict of natural causes has been recorded by coroner Jacqueline Lake, into the death of a Thetford teenager who was prescribed the contraceptive pill.

    Charlotte Lockwood, 15, suffered from menorrhagia (heavy periods) and needed medication to control this, the inquest in Norwich heard.

    Her GP, Dr Christopher Riddell, had first prescribed a progesterone-only pill. This was later changed to a combined pill.

    Soon after the treatment, Charlotte, who died in August 2014 from a pulmonary embolism, began to lose hair and put on weight. 

    She suffered from dramatic mood swings and severe back pain. During this time, the family visited or contacted the Grove Surgery several times. 

    Charlotte Lockwood

    Norfolk Coroners Court heard that her GP had acted appropriately. 

    An independent medical report found it was reasonable for Dr Christopher Riddell to move her from one kind of contraception to another, because he explained she should come in for a face-to-face check up soon after.

    In a statement read out to the court on behalf of Charlotte's mother, Emma Cruickshank, she said she wasn't told about the change in medication and the check-up appointment was never made. 

    Following the inquest, the family's solicitor Sharon Allison read out a statement on behalf of the family, saying they "remain resolute that their beloved Charlotte was failed on many levels." 

    Quote Message: Had Charlotte received the appropriate care and treatment she would be with them today... they are encouraged that procedures have changed at the practice which would safeguard patient safety but this is too late for Charlotte... they now wish to take some time to reflect on what they've heard and consider their options ahead. " from Sharon Allison Family solicitor
    Sharon AllisonFamily solicitor
  4. Weybread murders: New date set for start of double murder trial

    Diss Express

    The trial of the man accused of killing Weybread couple Peter and Sylvia Stuart is to start almost a month later than originally expected.

  5. Wet weather forces postponement of NDR work

    The wet weather's hitting work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR).

    Plans to close Fir Covert Road in Taverham from 20:00 to link it to a new roundabout have been postponed. 

    The closure will now be from 20:00 on Monday until no later than 06:00 on Tuesday.

    Traffic will be diverted via Drayton High Road, Boundary Road and Reepham Road.

    Northern Distributor Road, Norwich map
  6. Contraceptive pill death: Coroner considering verdict

    Tom Baker

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The mother of a teenager from Thetford who died after being prescribed the pill says she wasn't told about the risks. 

    An inquest at Norfolk Coroners Court has heard Charlotte Lockwood was moved from one type of contraception to another, with her mother saying that wasn't made clear by the GP.

    But the hearing heard an independent medical report found the doctor had acted appropriately. He prescribed the new drug on the basis Charlotte would be brought in for a check up appointment, but that was never made.

    The Coroner has retired to consider her verdict.

  7. Your photos: Flooding in Wymondham

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Many thanks to David Roberts, for these photographs showing the flooding in Wymondham earlier today.

    Car trapped in flood water under rail bridge

    These pictures show the scene under the rail bridge, when heavy rainfall led to this motorist's car becoming trapped.. 

    Flood water has receded, showing a car with open door, and a police vehicle
  8. Weekend rail passengers face disruption

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Rail passengers on the Norwich to London main line face a series of delays starting this weekend as improvement work begins.

    Network Rail says the upgrade will bring crucial changes to the route, improving passenger services. 

    The work includes the remodelling of a key junction at Shenfield. A road bridge near Gidea Park is to be replaced and £2m spent on replacing overhead wires between Shenfield and Liverpool Street.

    An Abellio Greater Anglia train on the tracks

    Abellio Greater Anglia spokesman Jonathan Denby says the work is disruptive but "it has to be done, and it's about trying to find the least disruptive way of doing it."

    Replacement buses will be used, and weekend passengers are advised to check before travelling.

    Jonathan Denby, in grey suit, white shirt and purple tie, standing in a train carriageway
  9. Contraceptive pill death: GP acted appropriately

    Tom Baker

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    An inquest into the death of a 15-year-old girl from Thetford who was being prescribed the contraceptive pill has heard her GP acted appropriately.

    Charlotte Lockwood, who died in August 2014, suffered from very heavy periods since she was nine-years-old, and needed medication to try and control them.

    Sign showing entrance to the coroner's court

    An independent medical report found it was reasonable for the GP to move her from one kind of contraception to another, because he explained she should come in for a face-to-face check-up soon after.

    In a statement read to Norfolk Coroners Court, Charlottes's mother, Emma Cruickshank, said she wasn't told about the change in medication and the check-up appointment was never made.

    The hearing continues.

  10. 'It means I'm not the only one'

    #getinspired

    Video content

    Video caption: 'It means I'm not the only one'

    The Rio Paralympics have been a massive success for ParalympicsGB - but what has it meant to children with disabilities in the UK?

    Well, who better to ask than the children themselves?

    If you want to find out more about disability sport click here - or find inclusive options on our full list of guides.

  11. Rail delays updates from Greater Anglia

    BBC Travel

    Following a lightning strike at Brandon and the subsequent disruption to services between Cambridge and Thetford, Abellio Greater Anglia has tweeted some updates: 

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    For updates, follow BBC Travel.

  12. Video content

    Video caption: Wymondham flooding: motorist trapped under bridge

    A motorist is rescued after his vehicle becomes trapped in flood water at Wymondham.

  13. Teenager prescribed contraceptive pill 'over the phone', inquest hears

    Tom Baker

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    An inquest into the death of a Thetford teenager, who died after being prescribed the contraceptive pill, has heard how her doctor suggested she take it in unusual circumstances.

    Charlotte Lockwood was nine-years-old when she started having heavy periods, something which she would later require medication for.

    She died in August 2014 at the age of 15.

    The inquest has heard how in May 2013 she was put on one kind of contraception to try and control it, and in December that year put onto a different type as the initial medication wasn't working. 

    The consultation was done over the phone. 

    Entrance to Norfolk Coroners Court

    A statement from Charlotte's mother, Emma Cruickshank, was read to Norwich Coroners Court, in which she said she wasn't told she'd have to make an appointment to come in and check everything was ok with the new pills. 

    She also said she wasn't told about the risks associated with them.

    The doctor who made the prescription told the hearing that doing the prescription over the phone was not a normal course of action, but said he did make it clear a follow-up appointment was needed, and explained the risks associated with the new pill.

    The hearing continues. 

  14. Norwich City press conference

    The Norwich City press conference has just started, ahead of their match at Nottingham Forest tomorrow.

    Alex Neil says Robbie Brady should return tomorrow. Pinto should be fine, but is unsure about Tetley.

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  15. Family's good luck message to Alfie Hewett

    Good luck and all the best to Alfie Hewett - the Cantley wheelchair tennis player is going for gold in the wheelchair tennis singles at the Rio Paralympics this evening, playing against his doubles partner Gordon Reid.

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  16. Video: Motorist trapped in flood water

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A motorist in south Norfolk has had to be rescued after his vehicle became trapped in flood water.

    BBC cameraman Joe Darlow captured these dramatic pictures after heavy rainfall led to flooding underneath the rail bridge in Wymondham. 

    Video content

    Video caption: Wymondham flooding: motorist trapped under bridge