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A major access road into Norwich city centre will be closed for two weeks.

A motorcyclist will soon be facing a court appearance after being caught doing 100mph on the A47.

From next month drivers will face eight months of disruption in the city as work begins on a £1.6m scheme to replace a roundabout on Norwich’s ring road.

September 1 sees the introduction of the new 67 registration plate but, with higher vehicle excise duty, Brexit and the diesel dilemma, it’s going to be very interesting.

Simpsons Skoda now has seven employees whose skills and talents in their respective fields have been recognised under a national automotive industry qualification.

It’s a celebrity special, with great deals and offers, at Duff Morgan’s VIP event at its King’s Lynn Citroën and SEAT dealerships this weekend.

Road works are set to take place on the A1065, Fakenham Road in South Raynham, with a section of the road due to be closed for major carriageway resurfacing.

Road users have been warned that a road in Costessey will have to be shut for resurfacing later this month.

Drivers have been warned they could face disruption during weeks of work on a Thorpe St Andrew street - the latest work to protect homes from flooding.

The Park and Ride at Thickthorn will open as usual tomorrow after a group of travellers moved off the site.

Some commuters had to find a different route home after a tractor with trailer broke down on a rural road, causing a large oil spillage.

Residents of Hockering, near Dereham, are breathing a sigh of relief after Highways England bosses decided against dualling the A47 through the north of the village, but concerns do remain.

Norfolk police have warned drivers that an abnormal load, more than five metres wide, could cause delays as it is transported through the county today.

Work on the £300m A47 improvements could all take place at the same time, highways chiefs have said, as they announced preferred routes for dualling sections of the road.

There will be no trains to and from Norwich on East Midlands Train services because of a derailed train.

Temporary parking has been arranged for a Norwich street as roadworks continue on Newmarket Road.

Train services between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough may be cancelled, delayed or suspended following the derailment of a freight train near Ely.

The plans for the long-awaited £300m upgrade of the A47 are today revealed, with preferred routes announced for the sections of the road to be dualled.

A central road in Wymondham will be closed for a day for resurfacing works.

Temporary traffic lights will be installed in a Norwich street while a worn-out footpath is rebuilt.

Car dealership NMG is celebrating another member of its staff achieving the pinnacle of the Kia Academy standards.

Traffic lights on the A140, put in place because of work to build the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, will be removed over the weekend, to keep the road clear for visitors to the opening of Cromer Carnival.

Simon Gray, managing director of Credo Asset Finance, said it’s busy time of year for new car registrations with many motorists going down the personal contract purchase (PCP) plan route.

Aerial footage taken by two Norfolk pilots of the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) in Norwich shows the development of the new road which is due to open next spring.

Toilets at the Hellesdon Community Centre in Norwich are closed after repeated arsons over the last week.

Drivers have been warned to expect delays heading into Norwich on Friday when two-way lights are installed at rush-hour as part of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) project.

A number of train services have been cancelled on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth line today.

Campaigners who wanted a new pedestrian crossing on a busy Norwich road as part of a £1.6m roundabout revamp have been left disappointed, after council bosses said it could not be justified.

People have been invited to a string of roadshows about work on the A47.

A busy road in and out of Norwich has been permanently closed to traffic today as part of the Northern Distributor Road project.

The closures of two Norwich roads during work to make a city street safer for cyclists have had to be extended.

Jonathan Mayfield had his fair share of minor niggles with his Fiat Punto but travelled in style.

Ivan Rooke still owns the Morris Eight that took him on some great journeys and adventures but it’s now laid up in his shed.

A group of independent shopkeepers who are facing a far bigger-than-normal summer slump due to nearby roadworks have voiced their frustration.

We’ve all had near-misses while driving but now motorists are being urged to think what they could have done differently to reduce the risks on future journeys.

Government figures from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have revealed a higher percentage of people pass their driving test in Norwich and King’s Lynn test centres compared with national numbers.

Up to 100 roads will be closed during Run Norwich on Sunday (August 6) to make way for competitors to weave their way around the city.

Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival, now in its fourth year and being held on Sunday, September 24, has become one of Norfolk’s most successful car shows.

Dave Barnard took to the road in a 1957 Ford Popular but with his new-found independence came the need to learn the art of motoring maintenance.

Norway is a magnificent country. Thousands of miles of scraggly coastline, epic mountains round every corner and countless waterfalls cascade down rocky faces as glaciers melt in the relative warmth of summer.

Roads were closed outside the Roman Catholic cathedral in Norwich after a suspicious package was reported.

A consultation on whether to extend a 20mph speed zone to more residential roads in Norwich comes to an end today (Tuesday, August 1).

Putting up 20mph signs in residential areas is one thing - but getting motorists to actually slow down is another.

A legal dispute over “12 inches of land” has halted construction of a “vital” £15miilion Bury St Edmunds relief road, it has been claimed.

Norwich Police warned motorists travelling along the A140 near Harford Bridge to proceed with caution after a tree had fallen over and was partially blocking the road earlier today.

Motorists face three months of diversions as overnight roadworks are carried out on the A11.

Drivers can expect heavy traffic on the A11 in Norfolk this weekend due to two big events in the county.

Trains from Norwich to London Liverpool Street are being disrupted due to a speed restriction put in place due to a defective track between Stratford and London.

Highways England have announced phased overnight road closures along the A11, beginning on August 7.

A road in Sprowston is likely to be closed for up to seven weeks due to reconstruction and resurfacing of pavements.

Work can steam ahead on the £178.5m Norwich Northern Distributor Road despite fears it would be delayed over the movement of cables.

The A47 just outside of Norwich is now clear after a car tyre burst on the dual carriageway and caused long rush hour delays.

Work is to begin next month on a £425,000 cycle scheme in the north of Norwich.

Using asset finance is a clever idea even if you can afford to buy outright, says Simon Gray, managing director of Credo Asset Finance.

The Mazda MX-5 of Red 5 Racing finished the third round of a three-hour endurance race battle-scarred but far from beaten.

Fred Tooke is still driving his first car, a Morris Minor 1000 Traveller, 40 years later having bought it to transport the family labrador.

Motorists will be spared a planned closure of the B1150 North Walsham Road tonight (Friday, July 21), thanks to the early completion of surfacing at a new Norwich Northern Distributor Road roundabout last night.

Over 60 people were caught using a mobile phone while driving

The take-up of automatic cars has almost doubled in the UK in eight years as motorists look to make driving in congestion easier and the gearboxes keep improving.

Norfolk Motor Group is helping to keep a Norwich school’s pupils seen and safe by supplying them with high-vis safety bibs for their ‘walking bus’.

Police are appealing for help to identify a man following a theft at a supermarket in Norwich.

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