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Traffic going down West End in Costessey. Picture: KEITH WHITMORE

A long-running councillor concerned about rat-running in a Norwich suburb is pushing for traffic calming technology over safety concerns.

Motoring editor Andy Russell gets a hack's eye view of the Citroen's C3's camera. Picture: ConnectedCAM Citroen

Ever wished you could capture a magic moment on a memorable drive? Now you can with a clever car camera from Citroen. Motoring editor Andy Russell gets in the picture.

The diversions in place during work on the gas mains in Oulton Broad. Graphic: Archant.

Work has started today on a major project to replace ageing gas mains in Oulton Broad.

A diversion sign is put in place on Southtown Road. Picture: Anne Edwards

A busy Great Yarmouth road is facing three weeks of delays due to a trio of planned roadworks.

The Belvedere Community Centre, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A leading activist for the reform of tax systems to close loopholes for tax evasion is to visit Norwich to outline his ideas on the Green New Deal.

John Litster
Administrator and Secretary to the Trustees
The Norwich Society

The Norwich Society are planning to explore how the community can become more involved in protecting the environment of the city in the face of local government budget cuts.

Photo: Denise Bradley.

Two vehicles have been involved in a crash at Halvergate this evening.

Photo: Sonya Duncan

Rail passengers have today been facing disruption on many services in and out of Norwich.

Phil Cutter and Dawn Leeder, co-chairs of Norwich City of Ale. Picture: Red Flame PR

The charity for this year’s City of Ale festival in Norwich has been revealed as The Big C cancer charity.

A typically busy scene at Tavern Lane in Dereham. Picture: ARCHANT.

Town councillors have agreed to invest £61,000 in a fresh bid to tackle traffic gridlock in Dereham.

Work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road. 
Picture: Nigel Pickover

Norfolk County Council are having to put gatekeepers at either end of Norwich’s Northern Distributor Road (NDR) to stop people walking across the construction site.

The 20th anniversary crash test between the old Rover 100, bottom, and modern Honda Jazz. Picture: Thatcham Research

Since the Euro NCAP crash tests began 20 years ago, shaking up the way car-makers look at safety, more that 182,000 deaths and serious injuries have been avoided.

Lings Norfolk Triumph wins outstanding dealer of the year, left to right, Paul Lilley, Triumph Motorcycles UK, Chris Bullions of Lings, Lings Triumph brand manager Bob Brennan, Lings Norfolk Triumph branch manager Scott Lock and Bruno Tagliaferri, of Triumph Motorcycles UK. Picture supplied by Triumph

Lings Motor Group’s motorcycle dealerships in Norfolk and Suffolk are celebrating winning top awards from Triumph and Honda.

Tim Cobb, bakery owner and town councillor, at Attleborough's Queen's Square Car Park. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Shop owners have welcomed plans to trial a time limit at Attleborough’s central car park.

Konectbus is changing some of its services. Picture Archant

From next month there are going to be large-scale changes on the routes of one of Norfolk’s biggest bus providers.

There was a police presence near the property involved in a fatal fire in Sedge Fen, near Lakenheath. Picture: Chris Shimwell

A house fire near Lakenheath last night has claimed a man’s life, it has been confirmed.

A picture of the scene on the A14 where six vehicles are thought to have been involved in a collision. Picture: ALAN KENNY

Two people have been rushed to hospital after a six-vehicle collision on the A14 this morning (February 14).

Some Greater Anglia trains from Ipswich have been cancelled this morning. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Some morning commuter trains in Suffolk were cancelled because of a break down on the line towards Manningtree.

More roadworks are planned for Attleborough and Hethersett. Picture Simon Finlay .

Road users in Attlborough can expect delays as one of its main roads is set to close between April 8 and 16 for roadworks.

Traffic going through Bridge Road in Oulton Broad, pictured before work started. Picture: Nick Butcher.

More details have been released on diversion routes for the planned works on the ageing gas mains in Oulton Broad.

David Duggan with his 3.8-Litre American Studebaker on the base in Germany. Picture: supplied

David Duggan found switching from right to left-hand drive tricky when stationed in Germany but then fell for the charms of a large, American Studebaker.

The junction of Golden Ball Street / Ber Street and Timber Hill. Pic: Dan Grimmer

Drivers have been warned that they could find themselves caught up in delays tonight because of work in Norwich city centre.

A viaduct would be a perfect solution for NDR, says Thomas Eggett. Picture: Simon Finlay

Drivers are still being delayed by unplanned traffic lights because of work close to the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

Attleborough High Street. It is hoped time limits at a town centre car park will make it easier for shoppers to come into the town. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Motorists may no longer be able to park in a central Attleborough car park for as long as they want.

More 20mph zones could be introduced in part of Norwich. Pic: ANTONY KELLY.

More than two dozen further roads in Norwich could become 20mph zones as a roll-out of lower speed limits across the city continues.

A road will be closed in Ormesby

Work to resurface North Road in Ormesby St Margaret will see the road closed to traffic for one day.

IAM Roadsmart wants the drink-drive alcohol limit in England and Wales lowered to the same level as Scotland. Picture: IAM Roadsmart

A new call to lower the UK drink-drive limit in England and Wales has been made after the latest figures for alcohol-related road crashes.

Traffic will be managed. Picture Simon Finlay .

A footway is to be resurfaced in St Michaels Drive in Sutton, near Stalham, with a traffic management system being set up during the six weeks of work.

The planned Oulton Broad gas works. Picture: Archant

Motorists could face traffic chaos over the coming weeks as a temporary one way system is introduced on one of the main roads into a coastal town.

Steve Firman had a bit of a bump in his Fiat Punto. Picture: Steve Firman

After being left feeling flat, then denting his pride along with Penny his Fiat Punto, Stephen Firman saved her from being written off and kept her on the road.

Road works are happening in Yarmouth

Road resurfacing works will begin on Marsh Road and North Drive in Great Yarmouth next week.

Acle Straight seen from the air.
Photo: Mike Page

Highways England says it is committed to improving driver safety ahead of work on the A47 Acle Straight that will lead to road closures.

The Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) takes shape. Pic: Mike Page.

Work on the so-called ‘missing link’ of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road could potentially start in 2023.

West Midlands Police implement safe passing distance - widely considered to be a minimum of 1.5 metres - anyone caught not complying runs the risk of being prosecuted for driving without due care and attention. Police demonstrate the correct distance. Photo from West Midlands Police.

An initiative to protect cyclists by using an undercover police officer on a bicycle to target motorists who drive too close to them could be rolled out in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The junction of Golden Ball Street / Ber Street and Timber Hill. Pic: Dan Grimmer

Drivers are to face further disruption as a city centre road junction closes tomorrow for seven night as work to shake up how traffic uses Norwich continues.

Traffic on the A47 Acle Straight  which runs between Great Yarmouth and Acle passing through Halvergate Marshes.

Picture: James Bass

Motorists could be faced with diversions as work to make the treacherous Acle Straight safer looks set to begin later this month.

Tomtom's Trucker sat nav diverts lorries, trucks and vans away from unsuitable roads. Picture: TomTom

Would you cross a field in flip-flops rather than wellies because they are made of rubber? Now councils want lorries to be forced to use special sat-nav devices to avoid unsuitable routes, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Simon Gray, managing director of Credo Asset Finance.

With new car prices rising, finance is still the key to unlocking an affordable deal, says Simon Gray, managing director of Credo Asset Finanace.

Road works are happening in Ormesby

Work will begin on Monday, February, 13 to undertake carriageway repairs in Scratby, near Great Yarmouth.

Work to divert a gas main on the route of the Northern Distributor Road caused delays to drivers. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

An apology has been given to drivers who were delayed because of unplanned traffic lights close to work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

New Ford Fiesta range moves upmarket. Picture: Ford

Looking to change your car this year? There are some spectacular new model launches for big-selling, favourites lined up for 2017. Motoring editor Andy Russell picks out a dozen models that will be driving desirability.

Best of British – Jaguar Land Rover is the biggest car producer in the domestic market. Picture: Jaguar Land Rover

British company Jaguar Land Rover produced three in every 10 vehicles built in the UK last year.

Work to divert a gas main on the route of the Northern Distributor Road caused delays to drivers. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

An early finish on work to divert a gas main along the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road means a road which was due to shut tonight will now remain open.

Attleborough High Street. It is hoped time limits at a town centre car park will make it easier for shoppers to come into the town. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

Residents rallied against a proposal to install three new sets of traffic lights around Attleborough’s town centre, fearing the move would lead to regular snarl-ups and put lives at risk.

Road works will be carried out

Workmen will be carrying out one day of carriageway repairs in Lingwood.

The diverted gas pipeline which had to be installed ahead of the construction of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road. Pic: Norfolk County Council.

A well-used route which connects the B1149 Holt Road and Reepham Road will be closed for two nights from tonight due to work on the Northern Distributor Road (NDR).

St Giles Multi-Storey Car Park in Norwich. Pic: Dan Grimmer.

Three-quarters of a million pounds is being spent to fix a Norwich city centre car park, with drivers warned the number of spaces will be reduced while the work is done.

A First bus makes its way through Norwich. Pic: Edward Starr Photographer.

Bus bosses have extended a promotion which means concessionary pass holders can buy discounted single tickets for travel between 8.30am and 9.30am.

Roadworks. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Across Norfolk this week a range of planned roadworks and closures will be taking place that could easily cause delays to your journey. Here’s a look at some of them:

The X7 Konectbus was caught on camera covered in dirt on route to yarmouth on to A47, near County Hall at 12.30pm on Saturday January 28. Picture: Sj Ford

Two konectbuses have been snapped within 15 minutes of each other with so much dirt covering the back of the buses that the lights and number plate are barely visible.

Police car spotted in Cromwell Road, Wisbech, with dirty number plates - earlier police had fined a Ely motorist £100 for a similar offence.

An eagle eyed motorist posted a photo of a police car with a number plate obscured by dirt – on the day police in Ely fined a motorist £100 for the same offence!

The junction of Golden Ball Street / Ber Street and Timber Hill, which is to shut for seven nights. Pic: Dan Grimmer

Drivers will face further disruption when a city centre road junction is closed for seven nights next month as work to shake up how traffic uses Norwich continues.

Volkswagen's new heated Climate Windscreen will be welcome on frosty mornings. Picture: Supplied

With drivers tackling frosty car windscreens with de-icer sprays and scrapers at this time of year, Volkswagen has released a clever new heated windscreen that doesn’t need the use of filament wires.

Police car spotted in Cromwell Road, Wisbech, with dirty number plates - earlier police had fined a Ely motorist £100 for a similar offence.

An eagle eyed motorist posted a photo of a police car with a number plate obscured by dirt – on the day police in Ely fined a motorist £100 for the same offence!

Three of Groupe Renault UK�s 17 Driver Power � Dealer of Excellence award winners from its 160-strong network were in Norfolk and Suffolk. Picture: Renault

Local Renault dealerships have been recognised as the best of the best by winning highly-coveted Driver Power – Dealer of Excellence awards.

Stock road closure

Resurfacing works will cause the closure of roads in Thetford town centre next month.

Norfolk Motor Group Kia dealership in Norwich is hosting a Ladies in Gear evening with practical advice to make women drivers feel safer. Picture: Archant

Norfolk Motor Group is hold a Ladies in Gear evening with practical self-protection advice to make women feel safer when driving.

A round table meeting was held at Downham Market Town Hall to discuss the future of the Ely North Railway Junction with Network Rail last year. Left to right MP's Liz Frazer, Stephen Barclay, Elizabeth Truss, Henry Bellingham and George Freeman.

MPs were told today of a multi million pound offer by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to break the deadlock over funding rail improvements.

A winter gritter heads out. Picture: Ian Burt

Drivers have been urged to take extra care on Norfolk’s roads this morning, after plunging temperatures overnight left icy patches across the county.

Norfolk police have released an image of a man they would like to trace in connection with a fraud. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

Police are hoping to trace a man after a stolen bank card was used fraudulently in Norwich shops.

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