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When Alan Hall bought his first car on stormy night it coloured his judgment and also left him feeling blue!

Motor dealer John Grose held a Motability awareness day at its Lowestoft showrooms to highlight the benefits of the scheme for disabled people.

It leaked water going through puddles, had no heater and doubled up as holiday accommodation – Robert Owen has fond memories of his Austin Big Seven.

More than 150 fines have been handed to drivers as part of a police crackdown on parking along a busy road by a beauty spot where two men drowned.

A group formed to protect Beccles from speeding motorists is calling for Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner to visit the town and see the problem first-hand.

There were delays on the A146 this morning following a crash which involved a school bus.

Greater Anglia has said train services between Ipswich and Felixstowe may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes today due to a broken down freight train.

Roads in the Fens started to melt yesterday due to soaring temperatures of more than 32 degrees.

A warning has been issued to boat users that swing bridges at Oulton, Somerleyton and Reedham will be closed until 7pm this evening (Monday) because of the hot weather.

Motorists are facing traffic delays around Lowestoft as new roadworks have begun.

A HGV lorry has broken down close to the Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft, causing traffic delays.

Eighteen train services between Norwich and London have been cancelled as heat-related speed restrictions are put in place.

Reepham Classic Car and Bike Festival will be welcoming a race-prepared Porsche 924 which is on a mission to promote awareness of and prevent unnecessary deaths from prostate cancer.

Lowestoft is preparing to join the Armed Forces Day celebrations and Lings Motor Group has signed up as main sponsor.

Rail passengers have been warned that hot weather could cause changes to timetables over the coming days.

Simon Gray, managing director of Credo Asset Finance, explaines why financing a car can make sense for young drivers.

Traffic around Carrow Road in Norwich has slowed to a snail’s pace as up to 30,000 Take That fans make their way to the stadium.

Commuters could avoid four working days a year in traffic jams if they switched to two wheels, according to the organiser of Ride to Work Week.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the Carrow Road area in Norwich due to road closures linked to tonight’s Take That concert.

Traffic has come to a standstill around Carrow Road in Norwich as thousands of people arrived at the stadium for the Take That concert.

Businesses in Wroxham and Hoveton are being asked to give their views on when the nine-day closure of the A1151 Wroxham Road in October should take place.

Mystery remains over a sink hole which appeared in the centre of one of Norwich’s busiest roads.

Keith Hirst recalls his father’s first car which survived rust only to be attacked by termites which munched their way through the timber floor.

Part of a country road near Wymondham will be closed for one day due to drainage works.

Delays mean the controversial Norwich Northern Distributor Road will not be fully open before Christmas.

Repairs to the A47 which will leave drivers facing months of delays will not start until September, highways chiefs pledged today.

The planned closure of the A47 in King’s Lynn for maintenance work, which could bring nine months of delay, has garnered angry reactions from local people.

The potential for hundreds of millions of pounds of investment in west Suffolk transport, from a bypass at an accident blackspot roundabout on the A11 to a raft of A14 improvements, have been revealed.

Drivers are set for further disruption when the final phase of a controversial £3m shake-up in how traffic uses Norwich city centre starts.

Aerial footage taken by two Norfolk pilots of the Northern Distributor Road (NDR) in Norwich shows the development of the new road since the pair shot their last video in April.

Motorists are advised they may experience delays today as police escort the transportation of an abnormal load through the county.

Trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth are back to normal after an earlier failure at Acle.

Drivers have faced delays in Norwich city centre because of a broken down lorry.

Speed restrictions, lane closures and the closure of entire stretches of the region’s busiest route are planned for routine maintenance and resurfacing.

Choosing a Triump Herald over a Morris Minor 1000 puts Stewart Hurrell on the road to several Triumph sports cars.

A waste management company’s campaign to target careless drivers around its trucks has caught more that 60 motorists mounting the pavement in Norfolk.

New research suggests 3.7 million plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will be on by the road by 2025 with 100 new models driving uptake.

The traffic lights at the Boundary Road junction are out for of service for the second day running.

Police are on the scene at the Barford Turning of the B1108 Watton Road, after a van has come off the road and is in a ditch.

Customers travelling from Norwich to London are being advised to travel via Cambridge, due to severe delays on the line running through Chelmsford, Essex.

Norfolk Police have warned motorists to proceed with caution this morning after the trafiic lights at Boundary Junction were out.

Ambitious plans to speed up journeys from Norwich and Ipswich to London are one step closer after Greater Anglia unveiled a model of its future trains.

The Lotus Elise range has a new lightweight flagship with the new Cup 250 able to sprint to 60mph in 3.9 seconds.

Work to repair a gas leak in Oulton Broad was completed last night, with the road reopening.

Drivers travelling through Oulton Broad could face delays as one lane has been closed to traffic following a gas leak.

An early morning Norwich train was delayed after it hit a deer on the line.

Gallery: Golden oldies

A nasty motorway experience knocked Neil Haverson’s confidence so, after half a century of driving experience, he turned to Norfolk County Council’s Guidance for the Older Driver (GOLD) scheme and found it a reassuring and valuable experience.

A lane near Wymondham will be closed for a week so a damaged pipe can be replaced.

Andy Nix’s customised Morris Mini van may not have been the most reliable but it got him to Moscow... well, the one in Scotland.

So-called ‘NMG LIfer’ Clive Rayner has retired from Norfolk Motor Group after more than 33 years of loyal service.

Gallery: Rovers rally

Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners Club members, who are keeping the famous motoring name alive, celebrated the 40th anniversary of their annual rally at Bressingham.

With parents and children finding it easier to discuss issues while on the road, the family car can be like a travelling confessional.

Drivers are being thanked for their patience after work started on part of Norwich’s ring road, with council bosses saying all road users and pedestrians will benefit from the changes.

Delays are expected on the roads today as a large vehicle makes its way through Great Yarmouth.

Traffic is expected to gradually build as motorists head towards the Suffolk Show this morning.

Drivers are facing 13 weeks of disruption because of work on part of Norwich’s ring road.

Malcolm Hill swapped his scooter for an eye-catching MGA sports car and enjoyed open-air motoring until he sold it to get married.

Ad Feature: Personal finance

Sponsored: Simon Gray, managing director of Credo Asset Finance, says help is at hand to avoid the pifalls of the payday loans trap,

Harry Pigott overcame dyslexia to fulfill his ambition of becoming a Nissan technician.

Fears that a fishing lake could be put at risk because of work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road has forced engineers to change tack - and that will mean a nine day closure of a main road.

A scheduled train service from Lowestoft to Norwich this morning (Sunday) has been cancelled.

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