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  1. Updates on Friday, 7 October 2016
  2. Fire at King's Lynn paper plant tackled by 70 firefighters
  3. Bernard Matthews' creditors told they will not get paid by new owner
  4. Norwich MP Clive Lewis gets business brief in shadow cabinet
  5. A man who killed a colleague with a single punch is cleared of manslaughter
  6. Jury on fourth day of deliberations in boys' home abuse case
  7. Norwich wing back sent for scans after clash of heads

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... we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday, bringing you the news, sport, travel and weather updates as they happen. but major updates will still appear 

    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. Weather: Rather cloudy, but staying mostly dry

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    There'll be little change from earlier through this evening and overnight, with often cloudy skies and the odd shower possible. 

    Whilst the moderate easterly breeze will gradually ease, it will remain chilly with a minimum temperature of 11C (52F).

    Map of the east

    The cloudy skies could potentially bring a few further showers through tomorrow. Some brighter or sunny spells are likely as it peaks at 16C (61F).

    Get your local forecast from BBC Weather.

  3. Fire at newsprint mill discovered in one tonne bales of compacted paper

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    More than 100 firefighters tackled a blaze that started in a stack of compacted paper bales at a newsprint mill in King's Lynn. 

    Andrew Higginbotham, from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, said an investigation was now under way to discover how the fire started. 

    "Three or four one tonne paper bales were on fire, but access to them inside the mill was difficult," he said.

    Palm Paper
    Palm Paper

    Mr Higginbotham said all the staff and workers were brought out of the building by managers and no-one was seriously injured. 

    The ambulance service said it sent a hazard response team and treated one person at the scene for breathing in smoke and they were taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn for further treatment.

    Mr Higginbotham said the flames had been confined to a small area, but crews would be inside the building for several hours on Friday night.

  4. Review of hospital treatment could see more patients dealt with at home

    Tim Addicott

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A review has started into how three hospitals treat patients in Norfolk and Waveney.

    NHS logo

    Managers from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the James Paget Hospital at Gorleston are proposing fewer hospital treatments with more people treated at home. 

    The review guide also suggests these three main hospitals in the county set up specialist units for particular types of operation.

    The review is expected to take several months and its aim is to save money for NHS services in Norfolk and Waveney.

  5. Jury sent home in children's home abuse case

    The jury at the Old Bailey has been sent home for the weekend after a fourth day of deliberations in the case of a former Bedfordshire children's home carer.

    A 'trial of the facts' is being heard against James McCann, 80, of Norfolk on charges of physical and sexual abuse alleged to have been committed against boys at Shefford Boys Home in the 1960s and 70s.

    Mr McCann is not having to face a normal criminal trial because of illness.

    The jury is due to return at 09:45 on Monday to resume its discussions and the judge has told the court he will accept majority decisions.

  6. Fire engines from across north and west Norfolk called to blazing paper plant

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Crews from across west and north Norfolk have been called to tackle a fire at one of the largest paper mills in Europe at King's Lynn.

    Palm Paper

    About 70 firefighters are inside the mill (pictured above before the fire) - some with water hoses attacking flames and others checking for any hot spots. 

    Eyewitness Buster Chapman, promoter of King's Lynn Speedway which is next to the giant paper mill, said there was so much smoke it completely hid the building from view.

    "Smoke was coming out of the vents in the side of the building, but we did not see any flames.

    "There are a lot of fire engines now on the site."  

    We'll bring you more details as we get them.

  7. Least well-off residents face seven-year shortfall on life expectancy

    Tim Addicott

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    People living in the least wealthy parts of Norfolk could die up to seven years sooner than those in more affluent places. 

    A new document explaining how the county's NHS service needs to change over the next five years shows the level of health inequality across the county. 

    In 2014, the difference in life expectancy between men in the most and least deprived parts of Norfolk was seven years, and for women it was four and a half years.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A10 Norfolk both ways

    BBC Travel

    A10 Norfolk both ways severe accident, between B1160 Lynn Road and B1160 Ferry Bank.

    A10 Norfolk - A10 in Southery blocked in both directions between the B1160 Lynn Road junction and the B1160 Ferry Bank junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  9. Blaze at giant newsprint paper plant at King's Lynn tackled by 70 firefighters

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    More than 70 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a large paper plant at King's Lynn. 

    The fire broke out just after lunchtime at Palm Paper's factory at Saddlebow (pictured below, before the fire broke out), said to be home to one of the largest newsprint paper machines in the world. 

    Palm Paper

    The mill has an output production of approximately 450,000 tons of newsprint per year and supplies many of UK's regional and national newspaper publishers.

    Fourteen crews, an aerial platform and specialist appliances are in attendance, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said. 

    A fire officer said the blaze was well alight and the operation to bring it under control was under way. 

    Eyewitness Buster Chapman, promoter at nearby King's Lynn Speedway said there was "a lot of black smoke coming out of the plant". 

    We'll bring you more details as we get them.

  10. BreakingFire at paper plant in King's Lynn tackled by 14 fire engines

    About 70 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a paper plant in West Norfolk.

    The fire broke out just after lunchtime at Palm Paper's factory at Saddlebow in King's Lynn. 

    There are crews from 14 fire engines and an ariel platform there. 

    Officials say the blaze is well alight and the operation to bring it under control is under way. 

    We'll bring you more details as we get them.

  11. Football: Lafferty waits for O'Neill's nod to start against San Marino

    BBC Sport

    Michael O'Neill's main selection issue for Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier against San Marino looks to be whether to start Kyle Lafferty.

    Kyle Lafferty

    Lafferty, 29, made little impression in the draw against the Czech Republic last month and has since remained largely out of favour at Norwich City. 

    Manager O'Neill must decide whether to again opt for a lone central striker in Saturday's game at Windsor Park.

  12. Weather: Dry but cloudier

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Remaining mostly dry but cloud threatens the odd shower. A few brighter and sunny spells possible, however it will stay cool in the easterly breeze.


    Autumn is the season of "mellow fruitfulness" as our Weather Watchers are proving by taking pictures from around the county.  

    Above is the beach at Gorleston, while pictured below are a bouquet of garden flowers in Sheringham and apples growing at West Winch.

    Maximum Temperature: 15C (59F)

    More details from BBC Weather:

    Sheringham flowers
    Apples at East Winch
  13. Family tribute to man involved in fatal crash on A47 last month

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    The family of a car driver, who died in a collision involving two vehicles on the A47 to the east of Norwich last month, have paid tribute to a "kind and caring man". 

    Adam Whiiting

    Adam Whiting, 52, from Witton, is believed to have turned in his Austin Healy through a gap in the central barrier close to the Church Road junction, and was involved in a crash with a Honda Civic travelling on the opposite carriageway. 

    He died at the scene of the crash which happened at about 23:00 on 21 September.

    "Adam was a strong, generous, kind and caring man whose enthusiasm to enjoy and love life brought happiness and enjoyment to many," his brother and sister-in-law Dean and Julie Whiting said in a statement. 

    "Adam was a loving and kind father, brother, son and uncle and will be truly missed by many." 

  14. Fatal crash pilot shows signs of recovery in hospital

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    A Suffolk pilot severely injured in an aircraft crash in which a passenger died is showing signs of recovery at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. 

    Maurice Hammond, the pilot of a vintage aircraft which crashed at Hardwick near Long Stratton at the weekend, has been moved to a less critical area of the intensive care unit.

    Maurice Hammond

    Family spokesman Nik Coleman said in a Facebook post that this was "in line with his recovery, freeing his previous room for more critical cases". 

    "Staff have once again moderated his sedation - for an extended period - and I am told he's been able to open his eyes as a reaction to some sensory input like touching his hand," he said.

    "The hospital is officially 'pleased with his progress'. The team have also had the opportunity to wash his face as the visible effects of the incident and surgery reduce a little, and that's proven a real encouragement for the family."

  15. Bradley Casey 'wept' as he was cleared of manslaughter

    Bradley Casey wept as he was cleared of manslaughter at Chelmsford Crown Court this morning.

    The 21-year-old had always claimed he acted in self defence to having a cigarette forced into his mouth at the Christmas party on 12 December.

    Dressed in a grey suit, white shirt and blue tie Mr Casey trembled as the jury foreman announced "not guilty".

  16. Jury takes 30 minutes to clear one-punch killer

    A 21-year-old man who killed a work colleague with a single punch to the jaw at a Christmas work party last year has been found not guilty of manslaughter, after he successfully argued it was an act of self defence.

    Park Inn

    William Wareham, 53, died from a single punch to the jaw at a BUPA Healthcare Christmas Party at the Park Inn Hotel in Harlow last year. 

    It took the jury just 30 minutes to clear Bradley Casey of Castle Street, Thetford, Norfolk following a four-day trial at Chelmsford Crown Court. 

  17. BreakingOne-punch killer cleared of Christmas party manslaughter

    A 21-year-old man from Norfolk has been found not guilty of manslaughter after he killed a colleague with a single punch at a work's Christmas party in Harlow. 

    More details on this shortly. 

  18. Norwich MP gets new shadow business role despite spat with leadership

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has a new job in the shadow cabinet as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has moved him from the defence brief to business and industry.

    Clive Lewis

    This is a sideways move for the Mr Lewis who only became shadow defence secretary four months ago. 

    A close ally of Jeremy Corbyn, he upset some in the party by trying to close down the debate over Trident and last week had an angry altercation with members of Mr Corbyn's staff after his conference speech was changed at the last minute. 

    Inevitably his move will be seen as being connected with those events in Liverpool. 

    Last night Jeremy Corbyn said he thinks Mr Lewis will bring dynamism to Labour's agenda for 21st Century socialism and sources close to the leader say he still regards Mr Lewis as a friend.