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  1. Weather: Snow expected

    There's a warning that snow could fall in the Eastern region this weekend.

    In Northamptonshire, it's expected tonight.

    The Met Office says snow may fall in Norfolk and Northants on Saturday, as "one or two snow showers are possible in the west."

    On Sunday snow is predicted for the rest of the East.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A47 Norfolk westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A47 Norfolk westbound severe accident, between A149 Queen Elizabeth Way and A17.

    A47 Norfolk - A47 Constitution Hill in King's Lynn closed and queuing traffic westbound between Hardwick Roundabout and Pullover Roundabout, because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Video caption: Anorexic student Averil Hart 'let down' by NHS

    University student Averil Hart's family said she starved herself to death in 10 weeks.

  4. Passengers leave stricken train at Helpston

    Here are the latest images of relieved passengers finally leaving a train that was stuck near Peterborough after hitting an object on the track at about 10:30.

    Train passengers

    The Hull Trains service from London King's Cross came to a halt at Helpston after sustaining what the company described as "catastrophic engine failure".

    Engineers checking train at Helpston

    Passengers were stuck on board for more than four hours, many complaining of no water or working toilets, while the fuel leak was cleared and a rescue train organised.

    They have now been moved from the stricken train, but passengers using services between London and the north east are still being warned about delays.

    Train at Helpston
  5. Bobby the Elf latest Norfolk Police recruit

    Norfolk Police have a new recruit - Bobby the Elf.

    He'll be spreading safe Christmas messages on social media on behalf of the force from next week.

    Ch Insp Craig Miller said Bobby would "help deliver some very important messages around safety in a fun way".

    Bobby the Elf

    Tips include:

    • Do not accept lifts from strangers
    • Never leave your drink unattended
    • Don't let thieves steal your Christmas - keep vehicles and homes secure
  6. Union 'quite hopeful' for crew stranded in Great Yarmouth

    A court ruling in Mumbai means four crew members stranded in Great Yarmouth may finally be allowed home, a union official has said.

    Malaviya Twenty

    The India-owned Malaviya Twenty has been detained at the port since June 2016. The original crew of 12 went home in February, but four seamen flown in to man the ship at that point were also left without food, fuel, water or wages - and the port authority has been supporting them.

    Paul Keenan, from the International Transport Workers' Federation, said the High Court in Mumbai has instructed the shipping company's liquidators to pay for four new crew members to fly over.

    Once that is done, Navigators Insurance, which provides seamen with abandonment insurance, will fly the men home and cover some of their wages.

    He said: "I'm quite hopeful this will get these guys back home and the immediate pressure is off."

  7. Rail disruption expected until early evening

    Rail passengers using services between London and the north east are being told they could face disruption to their journeys until this evening.

    Some lines have reopened after a train hit an obstruction on the track near Peterborough this morning and sprung a fuel leak - however, National Rail says the knock-on effect of that could last several more hours.

    A number of trains have been cancelled and others are running up to an hour late.

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    Services affected are:

    • East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich
    • Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange / Sunderland
    • Hull Trains between London Kings Cross and Hull
    • Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Leeds / York / Newcastle / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh
  8. Norwich trains back to normal after operating incident

    Train services near Norwich returned to normal at about 13:00 after an operating incident involving a freight train led to delays and cancellations.

    Greater Anglia said the incident took place at about 10:00 and caused problems to its services until about 11:30.

    A company spokeswoman said: "Anyone affected by the delays may be able to claim delay repay compensation."

  9. Rail disruption as fuel leak halts train

    Rail passengers travelling between London and the north-east are facing long delays and cancellations after a train hit an obstruction on the track near Peterborough.

    The Hull Trains service from London King's Cross came to a halt at Helpston at about 10:30.

    Early reports of a fire on board the train have been dismissed by Network Rail which said the driver thought she saw smoke, but it was later confirmed there was none.

    However, the train sustained damage and a fuel leak is currently being dealt with.

    Train information

    A Network Rail spokeswoman said passengers remained on board and the train would be towed to a station to enable them to leave.

    No-one was injured, but passengers using East Midlands, Grand Central, Hull Trains and Virgin Trains services have been told to expect long delays or cancellations.

  10. Norwich Redwell brewery jobs 'saved' by new investors

    A Norwich brewery, which was placed into administration on 4 December, has has been bought by new owners.

    Redwell, which is based in Trowse, was founded in 2013 by Amy Hancock and Patrick Fisher to make craft beers, but, despite orders from Aldi and Tesco, the company got into financial difficulties in 2016.

    A team of local investors led by John Hughes and Warren Thorp made a successful bid to take over the brewery, securing the future of four members of staff, according to a tweet from the company.

    Ms Hancock said: "It became clear that the only way to continue brewing, save jobs and fulfill customer orders was to place the company into administration.

    "I've put everything into Redwell and will walk away with nothing... I'm still massively proud of the brand and felt the most important thing was to protect the jobs of our incredibly loyal staff.

    Co-founder Patrick Fisher at Redwell brewery
    Image caption: Co-founder Patrick Fisher at Redwell brewery
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    Video caption: Christmas dinner gets deep-fried makeover by fish and chip shop

    The traditional Christmas dinner has just been battered.

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    Video caption: Drone flies through Norwich's Christmas tunnel of light

    Thousands of festive LED lights create a magical city Christmas lights experience.