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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday, 23 September 2016
  2. Police commissioner's son freed from jail
  3. TalkTalk hack accused due in Norwich court next month
  4. Rio wheelchair tennis silver medal star Australia-bound
  5. Slow broadband speeds reported by campaign group
  6. Woman dies in two-car crash in West Norfolk

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    That's it from the Norfolk Live team on Friday so goodbye...we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen. 

    If you have any photographs from around the county that you'd like to share, or if there's anything happening that you'd like us to know about, you can contact us via email, Facebook or Twitter.

  2. Overnight and Saturday weather: Dry and clear, with spells of sunshine

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    It will stay dry tonight with long clear spells, but high cloud will increase from the west through the early hours. Not as chilly as last night, with temperatures falling to 8C (46F) in a light southerly breeze.

    Weekend weather forecast

    It should be dry on Saturday with spells of hazy sunshine, although large amounts of high cloud at times. Feeling warm with temperatures reaching highs of 24C (75F), but with a noticeably gusty southerly wind.

    Get the full forecast where you live at BBC Weather.

  3. News: Headlines for Friday evening

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    These are the main stories we have covered today: 

    Just scroll down and read about these and more including sport and travel.

  4. Church flats development plan delayed after 120 objections

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Councillors have put off making a decision on a controversial plan to turn a redundant Norwich church into a block of flats.

    Park Lane Methodist Church

    Developers want to transform the Park Lane Methodist Church near Unthank Road into 20 flats but have received objections from more than 120 city residents. 

    Norwich City Council's planning committee was due to vote on the idea on Thursday, but the decision's been deferred until later this year, because councillors said they needed to look at new information which has been submitted.

  5. Man jailed for 17 years for rape of young girl in Great Yarmouth area

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A 29-year-old man has been jailed for 17 years after admitting raping a girl under the age of 13 in the Great Yarmouth area. 

    Lee Ornstein

    Lee Ornstein, of Castletown on the Isle of Man, had previously admitted four counts of rape at Norwich Crown Court despite denying all allegations during police interview. 

    He was arrested in January 2016 following an allegation of abuse by the victim and her family. The incidents took place between 1 June and 30 September 2014, Norwich Crown Court heard. 

    Child abuse investigator Det Con Holly Beevis said: "This was a terrible case which has had a profound impact on the victim and her family. The bravery she has shown in speaking to police must be commended."

    Ornstein was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely. 

  6. Caister lifeboat tows stricken catamaran back to shore

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Caister Lifeboat has been called to help a catamaran which had broken down off the north east Norfolk coast.

    Caister lifeboat

    It's thought the Eden Rose lost power to one engine and its steering failed off Waxham. 

    The catamaran has been towed back to shore with one person on board who is said to be unhurt.

  7. Mums teaming up to help baby loss families

    Diss Express

    Here is the front page of today's Diss Express:

    Diss Express front page
  8. Oliveira likely to lead attack for Canaries against Burton Albion

    BBC Sport

    Nelson Oliveira, a new signing this season for Norwich City, could lead the Canaries' strike force this weekend, according to manager Alex Neil who is putting together his squad to face Burton Albion at home.

    Nelson Oliveira

    Neil has no illusions it's going to a tough fixture as the Staffordshire side has only failed to score once in the league this season. 

    "We know it's going to be a tough game. Nigel [Clough] is now taking a team with limited resources and doing well, he deserves a lot of credit," Neil said. 

    The manager is also looking to strengthen the midfield: "Alex Tettey will be a last-minute decision. He hasn't recovered fully from his hip, but he's been out on the grass."

  9. Paralympics wheelchair tennis star has eyes on competing at Tokyo 2020

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Double silver medal winner at the Rio Paralympics, Alfie Hewett, has a full commitment to wheelchair tennis into 2017 which will take him around the world.

    Alfie Hewett

    Alfie is 10th in the World Men's singles rankings, 5th in the World Men's doubles rankings and ranked 2nd in Great Britain. His ambition for 2017 is to get into the world top eight. 

    "I am looking forward to qualifying for the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020 which seems far away," he said.

    "I only had two years preparation for Rio, so it was intense, but now it's four years to the next games so there's plenty of time to prepare."

  10. BreakingMan found with head injuries in August has now died

    Andrew Woodger

    BBC News

    A 34-year-old man, who was found with head injuries in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday, 31 August has since died, police have revealed.

    Thomas Conway was found on St Nicholas Road, taken to the James Paget Hospital and then transferred to Addenbrooke's in Cambridge, where he died on Sunday, 18 September.

    Det Ch Insp Marie James said: "Mr Conway has died as a result of a head injury, but it is not clear at this time how he sustained such an injury and we would be keen to speak with anyone who saw him at any point on Wednesday, 31 August.

    "I am investigating the circumstances that led to the death of Mr Conway and trying to establish a clear picture of his movements on that day and would welcome any information which may help the case.”

  11. Rio wheelchair tennis star Alfie glad to be back home with family

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    The winner of silver medals in the wheelchair tennis singles and doubles at the Rio Paralympics said he was delighted to be home with his family after the games which took so much out of him emotionally and physically.  

    Chrissie Jackson and Alfie Hewett

    Norwich-based athlete Alfie Hewett said sport had always been part of his life and before he had to use a wheelchair was a committed competitor in football and track sports. 

    "I always had to win games and races," he said.

    He told BBC Radio Norfolk's Chrissie Jackson (pictured with Alfie) that 2016 has been a great year for him.

    "In January I was in Australia and played the worst tennis ever," he said.

    "Then after hard work and training with my doubles partner Gordon Reid, we won the wheelchair tennis doubles final at Wimbledon.

    "Then it was off to the Rio Paralympics and the two silver medals I won there."

  12. 'Show them it doesn't go unnoticed'

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    Find out how you can nominate your Unsung Hero here.

  13. CCTV images of car sought following Beccles armed robbery

    Police investigating an armed robbery at a jewellers in Beccles last Friday have released CCTV images of a car they'd like to trace.

    It's a purple/blue Ford Puma, registration T87 ALO, which was seen in the Hungate car park at around 16:00 that afternoon.

    They'd like to hear from anyone who saw it in Beccles, or in the Mutford area.

    Officers believe it could be in the Lowestoft, Gorleston and Great Yarmouth area.

    Ford Puma front view
    Ford Puma rear view

    Following police raids in Great Yarmouth earlier this week, four men and a woman were arrested and released on police bail which they have to answer in November.

  14. Weather: Fine and dry with sunny spells

    Elizabeth Rizzini

    BBC Look East weather

    A fine afternoon with some warm sunshine, but turning a little cloudier and breezier later while staying mainly dry. 

    Maximum Temperature: 19C (66F) 

    Weather chart

    Saturday will be dry and some warm sunny spells with variable amounts of cloud.

    Visit BBC Weather for full details where you are.

  15. News: Lunchtime headlines

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    If you are just joining us these are the main stories we have covered so far today:

    • Former Norfolk PCC's son jailed over fatal crash released on appeal
    • Turkey producer Bernard Matthews has debts of £90m, administrators reveal
    • Great Yarmouth airshow planned for June gets main sponsor
  16. Wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett looking forward to Australian Open

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    After winning two silver medals in wheelchair tennis at the Rio Paralympics Norwich-based Alfie Hewett is taking time out to recover from the "emotionally and physically" draining games.

    Alfie Hewett

    But he will soon have to get ready for more competition and he is crossing the Atlantic Ocean again.

    This autumn he will go on the tennis circuit tour across the United States.

    Then in January he will compete in the Australian Open grand slam event and hopes the heat is not so intense as in Rio.

    He said at times during the games leading up to the doubles and singles finals, in which he won his silver medals, he could hardly grip the wheelchair because it was so hot.

  17. Tractor driver in fatal crash when mother-of-two died faces retrial

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    The son of Norfolk's former police and crime commissioner (PCC) faces a retrial over the death of a mother of two when his tractor crashed into a family car on a country road.

    Henry Bett

    Farmer Henry Bett's tractor crushed a Fiat people carrier being driven on West Acre Road near Castle Acre by mother-of-two Rebecca Brown, 43, in December 2013. 

    Mr Bett, 27, of Hall Lane, Thornham is the son of former PCC for Norfolk Stephen Bett. 

    He denied causing death by dangerous driving, but the jury at Peterborough Crown Court, sitting in Huntingdon, found him guilty.

    He was jailed for three and a half years, but the conviction has now been overturned on appeal with details of the arguments made at the Appeal Court withheld on orders of the three judges.