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Summary

  1. Fatal accident on the A11
  2. £30k to be spent moving 'unwanted' public toilets
  3. Village school under threat of closure
  4. City's recent poor run of form 'shouldn't come as a surprise' says Eadie
  5. Updates for Friday, 11 November 2016

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

  1. Live coverage across the day

    That's it for our regular live news updates today, but there will be updates over the weekend.

    We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.  

    We'll leave you with an archive photograph from this month in 1931 of a railway carriage converted into a delightful home in North Elmham, Norfolk.  

    5th November 1931: A railway carriage converted into a delightful home. It was previously a 'third class carriage' and was redesigned by its present owner and placed in situ at North Elmham in Norfolk.
  2. Couple who met at day centre tie the knot

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    We've been following the story of a couple who suffered life-changing injuries who were getting married today after they met at a day centre in Great Yarmouth which helps people rebuild their lives.

    The happy couple

    Alison Rose, who suffered head and other injuries in a horse riding accident in the mid-1980s, and Trevor Hazell married this morning at the Great Yarmouth register office at the town library with about 20 guests.

    They met at Centre 81 seven years ago.

    Alison told the BBC she loved Trevor because he "understands me and my disability".  

    After some really tough times, the new Mr and Mrs Hazell are embarking on a new life together.

  3. Video: Historical graffiti uncovered

    We've been following the story of researchers are studying a unique historical record left on the tower of King's Lynn Library. A series of engravings were made by soldiers from the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars and the Royal Bucks Hussars. Here's a video of the graffiti:

    Video content

    Video caption: Soldiers behind World War One graffiti in King's Lynn traced
  4. Weather: Dry for most - turning cold

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Dry for much of tonight with clear spells across the region, but cloud will increase with outbreaks of rain arriving from the west later. 

    Chilly initially with temperatures falling to 2C (36F), but turning milder later as the southerly winds strengthen.

    Weather map for Saturday

    Saturday will be rather cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain for much of the day, turning drier but quite misty from the west later. 

    Feeling cold in the wind and rain, despite temperatures reaching 9C (48F).

    Visit BBC Weather for more details.

  5. Chief negotiator '70% confident' devolution will happen

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    The man who oversaw the devolution negotiations for Norfolk and Suffolk says he's "70% confident" that the final deal will be approved by local councils. 

    Under the plans the two counties will receive extra powers and money in return for having a directly-elected mayor. 

    Suffolk businessman Andy Wood told me he understood people's concerns, but said the deal was in both counties' best interests. 

    "This is a change to local government and a fundamental change to the way Norfolk and Suffolk has a relationship with central Government, so I think it quite healthy that we have this public debate," he said. 

    "But I hear people talking about poor connectivity, getting delayed on our roads and wanting to move us from a low wage, low productivity economy to something more vibrant.

    "This could change and that's why residents should be supportive of this." 

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A140 Suffolk both ways

    BBC Travel

    A140 Suffolk both ways severe accident, between B1077 Stuston Lane and B1118.

    A140 Suffolk - A140 in Brome closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Stuston turn off and Oakley turn off, because of an accident involving two vehicles and recovery work. Police directing traffic.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  7. Naismith wants winning feeling

    Norwich Evening News

    Canaries striker has his eyes on a qualifying upset win at Wembley - the back page of the Norwich Evening News today:

    Back page of norwich Evening News
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A10 Norfolk both ways

    BBC Travel

    A10 Norfolk both ways severe accident, between A134 and Whin Common Road.

    A10 Norfolk - A10 Lynn Road in Tottenhill blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between the A134 junction and the Whin Common Road junction, because of an accident involving a single vehicle.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  9. Motorists' stopped and grilled over new river bridge

    A traffic census has been carried out in Great Yarmouth as part of the consultation on building a third river crossing.

    Drivers on Marine Parade and South Quay were stopped and asked about the purpose of their journey, and where they were travelling from and to.

    Census signs in Great Yarmouth, with motorists in the background taking part in the survey

    David Allfrey, of Norfolk County Council's highways department, says it's important to have accurate details to help identify what the transport benefits would be in having the bridge over the River Yare.

    The information will form part of a business case to the government for the £140m crossing over the river, which would link the town's two enterprise zones.

  10. Rooney is main man, Southgate

    England veteran could seal Southgate's future - the back page of today's Eastern Daily Press:

    Back page of the EDP
  11. Video: Great Yarmouth remembers the fallen

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    At 11:00, Britain remembered those who had lost their lives in conflict.

    This was the scene in Great Yarmouth.

    One of those attending the service was Chris Day whose grandson, James Leverett, was killed in Afghanistan in 2010 and his is the most-recent name on the town's war memorial.

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    Video caption: Armistice Day: Two-minute silence observed in Great Yarmouth
  12. Photo: Armistice Day tributes in King's Lynn

    Veterans of the armed forces, and members of the public, fell silent in King's Lynn today in honour of those who lost their lives, or were injured, in war.

    Veterans and members of the public at Armistice Day service in King's Lynn
  13. How much to spend a penny?

    They cost £122,000 to build, but now a further £30,000 is being spent to remove the self-cleaning public loos from Harleston.

    Instructions for use of the self-cleaning loos

    It turns out that residents and visitors to the south Norfolk town didn't like the automated toilets, fearing they wouldn't work and might get stuck. 

    A workman outside the self-cleaning loos
    Kay Mason-Billig outside the self-cleaning loos

    The block, in Bullock Fair Close, has also been vandalised.

    Kay Mason-Billig is in charge of the environment and recycling for South Norfolk Council. 

    She says with hindsight they should have just refurbished the old ones. 

    The old, conventional, block will be brought back into use - but the new loos won't go to waste.

    Quote Message: We don't have an exact location for them yet. We've asked people if they'd like to tender to have them on their site. There's a possibility it could be taken to one of the gypsy and travellers sites so they get a new modern toilet block there." from Kay Billig-Mason South Norfolk Council
    Kay Billig-MasonSouth Norfolk Council
  14. Darts: Webster ready for busy winter

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Norwich's Darren Webster opens his campaign at the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton on Saturday night against Ian White. 

    Webster has had a good year on the PDC tour, winning more than £70,000 in prize money. He will also face Phil Taylor and Daryl Fitton in the group stages. 

    Darren Webster

    "Demolition Man" will also be at The Player Championship this winter as well as the PDC World Championship, the annual showpiece that takes place at Alexandra Palace over Christmas. 

  15. Three arrested over church lead thefts

    Police have arrested three men in connection with lead thefts.

    The men, aged 21, 28 and 30 and from London, were arrested in North Walsham yesterday following a number of incidents where lead has been targeted on church roofs across the county.

    All three are currently in custody at Aylsham Police Investigation Centre.     

  16. Wedding bells for couple with life-changing injuries

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A couple who suffered life-changing injuries are getting married today after they met at a day centre in Great Yarmouth which helps people rebuild their lives.

    Alison Rose suffered head and other injuries in a horse riding accident, when she was a 21-year-old live-in childcare nanny in the mid-1980s. 

    Alison and Trevor outside Centre 81

    She spent nearly three weeks on life support in intensive care. Her employer had wanted her to teach the children to ride. 

    Her groom, Trevor Hazell, was 18-years-old and on his rounds as a postman in Surrey in the early 1970s when he was knocked over by a hit and run car driver. 

    He spent six months in hospital, and another four months at a specialist brain unit. 

    The couple, who met at Centre 81, will tie the knot in Great Yarmouth today in front of family and friends. Fellow centre member, Michelle Osbourne (pictured below with the couple) will be Alison's bridesmaid and Trevor's identical twin brother will be his best man.

    Trevor and Alison, seated, with bridesmaid Michelle behind

    Centre 81 provides provides skills and activities for 70 adults with a disability.

    Quote Message: Part of our job is to help people rebuild their lives and it is wonderful that they are going to be doing it together as a couple too.” from Diana Staines Chief executive, Centre 81
    Diana StainesChief executive, Centre 81
  17. Picture: Traffic queues on the A11

    This was the scene earlier on the A11 - Emma Shawcross says it took her two hours and 30 minutes to get through the traffic between Thetford and the Mildenhall Fiveways roundabout.

    Emma tells us the traffic had been intensified by the A11 being reduced to one lane approaching the roundabout, and drivers having to merge about half a mile earlier.

    Seen through a windscreen - queueing traffic in the other direction

    Further south along the A11, the southbound carriageway has reopened between Barton Mills and Red Lodge, following a collision just after midnight in which a woman died.

    A 63-year-old man has been arrested in connection with that incident.

  18. Library may bid for funding to record and display names of WW1 soldiers

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Over 100 years ago, when the Zeppelin threat loomed over Norfolk during World War One, soldiers were posted to King's Lynn to keep a watch for the raiders.

    Among those regiments were the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars and the Bucks Royal Hussars. They moved on after the summer of 1916, to be replaced by the 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment and the Royal Defence Corps, and a Welsh regiment in 1917. 

    To pass the time, many of the men scratched their names and service numbers in one of their look-outs - the tower of the newly-built King's Lynn library.

    The red-brick King's Lynn library, showing the tower

    Librarian Kevin Hitchcock, who's researched the stories behind some of the names, says the wall has suffered erosion over the years and the names need protecting.

    Quote Message: In conjunction with the Oxfordshire Yeomanry Association, the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and the Buckinghamshire Military Museum, we're hoping to make a joint bid for lottery funding to record the names and recreate the wall to make it accessible for museums and libraries everywhere." from Kevin Hitchcock Librarian
    Kevin HitchcockLibrarian