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Urgent steps need to be taken to review the safety of rail lines following engineering works after a number of serious incidents, a report has said.

Motorists are set to face more delays as a number of other sections of a major road through the heart of Norfolk are to be closed overnight for resurfacing.

NMG has taken on two iconic, heritage automotive marques in MG and Isuzu and is looking forward to building the brands in Norfolk. Managing director Grant Long tells motoring editor Andy Russell why they are a good fit with the NMG business.

Martin Cooper’s first car really was a family car – he bought it from his grandfather and later sold it to his cousin... for a profit.

A city centre road closed by a sinkhole will be open by tonight, according to Anglian Water.

Russell Whipps worked for a Ford dealer when he bought his Anglia which made it handy when it needed repairs.

The owner of a car which has blocked a busy Norwich road after falling into a sinkhole has spoken about the accident.

An angry Greater Anglia commuter has threatened to send the bailiffs in to rail company Greater Anglia after failing to receive £350 compensation he says he is owed after court action.

A key interchange is to be part-closed for 10 nights while the road is resurfaced.

Victor Bennett tells how Betsy the Morris Minor’s engine was flooded, along with the interior, by the high tide which also left it with a slight smell of salty fish.

Part of the A11 will be closed for the next 10 nights due to emergency resurfacing work.

Suffolk public leaders have vowed to continue lobbying for improvements to the A14, as bosses eye government funding from 2020 to tackle key pinch points.

A car’s are no longer just about seeing and being seen – they are a distinctive ‘signature’ of a brand’s identity. Motoring editor Andy Russell says you’re no longer in the dark about what the car in front is.

Rush hour drivers are facing long delays on the A47 after a van broke down on the busy road.

Motorists are being threatened with a £20 fine if they do not turn off their car engines in certain areas of the city.

As Suffolk County Council ramps up its battle against potholes after the winter freeze, one route around the county is set to get special attention over the next three months.

A busy Norwich road will be closed this evening for two nights as Norfolk County Council completes major roadworks.

The next stage of a £670,000 road scheme in Norwich is to get underway later this week.

Plans to close the A47 between Postwick and Trowse tonight for roadworks have now been postponed until after 10pm to allow traffic from tonight’s Norwich City football match to disperse.

A major road through a south Norfolk village is closed due to an ongoing incident.

A morning train from Great Yarmouth to Norwich has been cancelled because of a fault.

A busy road near Norwich is set to be closed to through traffic next week due to resurfacing work.

Drivers face three months of delays and diversions on one of the busiest approaches to Norwich.

No trains will run to coastal areas from Norwich this weekend, despite the fact snow is beginning to melt after a week of treacherous weather conditions.

The roundabouts on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road are safe, council bosses have insisted, despite a spate of drivers crashing on to them.

Credo Asset Finance’s Simon Gray reflects that, in this age of increasing complexity, it’s old-fashioned, simple values that still make the difference.

Two farmers braved the freezing temperatures and drifting snow overnight in an effort to clear the A140.

Stranded Norfolk residents cut off from public transport have inundated Norwich taxi companies with calls.

Thanks to the hard work of farmers and businesses part of the A140 has been cleared of snow - but motorists are urged to only drive if absolutely necessary.

The A134 between Thetford and Mundford is reportedly open in both directions after it was blocked by snow.

While worsening, snowy conditions bring out the best in most drivers, some don’t do themselves or other road-users any favours by showing a lack of care and common sense, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

A jackknifed lorry is blocking a rural Norfolk road.

Parts of the A140 are currently blocked due to snowdrifts.

Vehicles have been rescued from impassable roads as drifting snow continues to cause problems for drivers in Norfolk and Suffolk.

A busy section of road on the edge of Norwich will be closed for a weekend by Norfolk County Council.

A stuck lorry which was leaving one lane of a busy road to Norwich closed has been freed, meaning the carriageway is now fully open.

Stranded vehicles including a lorry have caused heavy traffic and long delays on the A11.

Transport improvement work in Great Yarmouth will see road resurfacing carried out on North Quay and The Conge from this weekend.

A lane has been closed on a Norwich-bound stretch of one of Norfolk’s main roads, as lorries are unable to get up a hill due to the slippery conditions.

A key road between two South Norfolk towns is blocked due to lorries stuck in the snow.

Train services are expected to run as normal tomorrow after a day of snow disruption.

Drivers have been warned they will face disruption when resurfacing work is carried out on one of Norwich’s main roads.

Rush hour traffic on the A47 is building up after a crash near busy junction.

More Norfolk and Suffolk drivers are getting on board the green revolution as figures show a huge rise in electric cars on our roads.

It’s an exciting time of year with spring in the air but, more importantly for motoring editor Andy Russell, it’s the new registration plate and Geneva Motor Show.

This 1966 Mini pick-up was love at first sight for Josephine Stecak but it was a relationship that didn’t always run smoothly. Pictures: Josephine Stecak

Drivers have been warned that work is continuing on a string of repairs, improvement and upgrades on the A47 and A11.

Residents of a Norwich road were shocked when two sinkholes opened up on their road.

Villagers east of Attleborough may face disruption to their travel plans, due to upcoming drainage works by the county council.

Think you will always ‘own’ your personalised registration plate? It may not be the case so be warned, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Motor trade apprentice John Smith faced a serious challenge to bring his first car, a Ford Taunus 12M, up to his standards. But, unfortunately, his labour of love did not last long.

The closure of train services between Norwich, Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth continues this weekend for signalling improvements.

Geoffrey Green is reliving his early ‘scooter boy’ days having bought another Lambretta and lovingly restored it in retirement.

Resurfacing work is due to take place on parts of the A11 where a number of potholes have appeared.

Motorists have been told to expect delays while a village footpath in “very poor condition” is resurfaced at a cost of £33,000.

A village road is to be closed so £6,000 work to replace a drainage pipe can be carried out to prevent future flooding.

Maintenance work to Lowestoft’s Bascule Bridge is on schedule to finish earlier than expected.

Repairs to the damaged manhole cover that caused travel chaos last week are expected to be completed before evening rush hour.

There will be no closure of the B1150 North Walsham Road in Norwich tonight after Northern Distributor Road works were completed.

Residents of a village near Norwich are facing the consequences of a rush-hour ban on cars.

Rail travellers in east Suffolk faced hours of disruption today after a major fire at a disused station building brought services to a standstill – and left an art project in jeopardy.

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