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  1. Britvic staff in Norwich to strike over redundancy pay

    Members of the GMB Union at Britvic in Norwich have voted in favour of industrial action in a row over redundancy packages.

    The factory is due to close next year with the loss of more than 200 jobs and a GMB officer called on the company to show them "some loyalty and recognition".

    Britvic factory sign.

    Britvic said it had already agreed to offer an "enhanced" redundancy package and industrial action wouldn't achieve larger payments.

    A spokesman said: "This enhanced package is substantially larger than the amount we are legally obliged to pay, and we made this commitment in good faith following the collective consultation process with employee representatives, including the GMB".

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    Video caption: Hawking's words reach out to black hole

    The European Space Agency transmits StephenHawking's words across the galaxy

  3. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: A12 Essex northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A12 Essex northbound severe congestion, at J29 A120 affecting J25 A120 Coggeshall Road.

    A12 Essex - A12 Colchester Bypass in Colchester lane closed on exit slip road and very slow traffic northbound at J29, A120 (Crown Interchange). Congestion to J25, A120 (Marks Tey).

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

  4. Council pledges £8m to preserve historic Post Office frontage

    The designs for a refurbishment of the former Post Office building in Bury St Edmunds are to go on show later this month.

    St Edmundsbury Borough Council bought the site for nearly £1.7m and this year agreed to invest more than £6m to redevelop the site while retaining the historic frontage.

    Post Office frontage

    Alaric Pugh, Conservative councillor in charge of planning and growth, said: "It's very important to keep a sense of history and the feeling these buildings bring to the town centre.

    "If we can make them work in the modern world then we believe we should. The theme of the Masterplan for the town centre is keeping history without becoming history.

    "The designs will fit in with what came out of the public engagement on the Masterplan last year, and the council's growth investment strategy, which enables it to look beyond a straightforward financial investment return, and instead look at the benefits it can deliver both socially and to the local economy."

  5. Pallab Ghosh

    Science correspondent, BBC News

    Ashes laid to rest

    Pallab Ghosh

    Science correspondent, BBC News

    Our science correspondent was inside Westminster Abbey for the famous physicist's memorial service.

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  6. New port IT system causing delays and ship diversions

    Ships are being diverted away from one of Britain's major container ports after a new IT system, introduced over last weekend, caused delays.

    Tilbury port said it had been contacted by shipping lines looking for an alternative to Felixstowe (pictured), where the the operator Hutchison Ports said diverting ships was not unusual.

    Felixstowe port

    The Felixstowe Port Users' Association said the situation was improving with 60% of containers being loaded within an hour.

    On Wednesday, lorry drivers complained of tailbacks of up to 16 hours after the IT system was introduced on Sunday.

    Jason Flower, chairman of the association, said there were more vehicles getting away from the port now, but there was "still an issue with some containers… 20% of them are taking more than three hours and some are taking five hours to be handled".

  7. Drone pilots to support firefighters and police

    Firefighters are to get a bird's-eye view of incidents and searches in Norfolk...

    Two drones are being introduced and will be flown by trained pilots using a high-tech control vehicle able to travel across the county.

    The drones will assist crews at Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service in tackling incidents, taking part in searches and enhancing crew and public safety.

    Drone in flight

    As well as taking images from the air in searches of remote farmland, forests and flooded areas, the drones have thermal imaging so can safely check for fire hotspots.

    Drone controls

    The drone team will be based at Wymondham and they will also be available to assist other emergency services.

  8. E is for Elections

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    Video caption: Is psychographic targeting so bad? Could it be a way to re-engage people in politics?

    Whatever Cambridge Analytica did or didn't do, it looks as though psychographic targeting is here to stay. But is it so bad? Could it be a way to re-engage people in politics?

  9. C is for Campaigning

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    Video caption: Can you change people's political opinions if you target their individual personality?

    Research shows that you can sell people things more effectively if you target them according to their personality. But is the same true for political opinions?

  10. S is for Selfhood

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    Video caption: Big Data seems to know a lot about us. But what is personality and can you measure it?

    Cambridge Analytica claimed it could target us with political messages based on our personality using data gleaned from Facebook. But what is personality and how do you measure it?

  11. L is for Likes

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    Video caption: Can you accurately predict someone's personality from their Facebook likes?

    Cambridge Analytica claimed they could predict someone's personality from their Facebook likes. It was the basis of their pitch to 'micro-target' voters. But does the method work?

  12. Broom handle attack leaves man with suspected fractured skull

    A woman, in her 40s, has been arrested after an assault, with what police believe was a broom handle, that left a man with a suspected fractured skull.

    The attack, by a woman and three men, happened in Norwich at about 14:20 yesterday in the alleyway between Morrisons Supermarket and the Nike store in Albion Way.

    Albion Way

    The victim, aged in his 30s, was taken to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.

    Police want to hear from anyone or has information about the attack or the three men, who are still at large.