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The automotive industry is shocked at disappointed the Government is cutting the plug-in car grant. Motoring editor Andy Russell says that with the demise of diesel it should be stepping up incentivising switching to electrifed vehicles.

Train services in and out of Lowestoft have resumed after a signalling fault caused services to be cancelled.

Drivers are facing delays on the A47 in Gorleston after a two vehicle crash this morning.

An overturned lorry has closed the A11 in both directions this afternoon according to Highways England.

Drivers have been dealing with another traffic lights failure in the Great Yarmouth borough, this time at a busy junction in Gorleston.

Rail services on Greater Anglia have effectively received an £80m subsidy over the last year - from Dutch taxpayers.

A busy road in Norwich has reopened ahead of schedule after a sewer collapse saw it closed.

The first phase of work in a major shake-up in how traffic uses the Prince of Wales Road area of Norwich will start later this month.

Detailed designs for the Lake Lothing Crossing in Lowestoft are set to begin soon, as the final evaluation of shortlisted contractors has been completed.

Highways bosses have pledged to consider “all possible solutions” to a bridge closure, amid major concerns in the communities which rely on the crossing .

Bob Vousden had a hairy moment after tackling the hairpin bends on a mountain road when the brakes failed in his well loaded Morris 1000.

Temporary traffic lights have left rush hour motorists heading into Norwich on the A140 facing tailbacks of five miles less than a month after similar delays.

Police have confirmed a 19-year-old local man has died following an accident on the A14 in Suffolk.

Motorists in Dereham have been facing further delays following the commencement of more roadworks on Yaxham Road.

Concerns have been voiced over the potential impact that 255 new homes in Dereham could have on traffic congestion in the town.

Workers in a busy Norwich road that has been closed for emergency repairs have hit out about a lack of warning about the road closure.

A busy road in Dereham will close later this month after more roadworks were announced.

The “almost daily” cancellation of early morning train services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth is damaging the seaside town, councillors have claimed.

Norfolk County Council have confirmed that works to improve the Yaxham Road and Tavern Lane junction traffic lights have now been completed.

Police have urged drivers in Norfolk to take extra care this morning, after parts of the county were blanketed in mist.

Police will be escorting an abnormal load through Norfolk today.

This is the moment drivers were forced to swerve to avoid wheelie bins falling from a lorry on the A47 last week.

Fourteen weeks of roadworks are set to begin today on a busy road near Norwich as Anglian Water installs 2.7km of pipeline.

Calls for a new crossing over the A47 to better connect two villages as part of the multi-million pound dualling of the road look likely to be backed by Norfolk County Council.

Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners Club opened its annual charity event at Sandringham up as a general classic car show and attracted nearly 100 cars.

Switching to electric cars is a ‘chicken and egg’ situation in this area for, despite a good uptake, many drivers are put off by a lack of public charging infrastructure. Motoring editor Andy Russell visited an experience day to help motorists find out more.

Part of King’s Lynn town centre will be a closed for a day for road works.

Volvo showing its pulling power by winning four awards in the Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year 2019 competition.

A Diss road that has had weeks of closures this year is facing two more this month.

The final bill for the multi-million pound Norwich Northern Distributor Road is likely to be revealed next month.

Drivers in Norwich are being warned to expect delays this morning following a crash on Boundary Road.

Motorists are being warned to expect delays as traffic lights are put on a busy Norwich road for 14 weeks as Anglian Water installs 2.7km of pipeline.

A road flooded this morning, despite having been closed for water works two months previously.

It was 12 years before Sharon Willmott was able to afford her first car, a £20 1948 Morris Minor, but she then kept ‘him’ for more than 20 years... with the help of her father.

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has said Norwich has made a “strong start” in outlining why it should get a share of the government’s £840m Transforming Cities Fund.

Three super-fast bus routes, cleaner buses and smart ticketing could be on the way to Norwich after the city was shortlisted to get a share of £840m of government cash.

Barriers at a busy level crossing have been stuck down this afternoon because of an electrical fault.

Motoring editor Andy Russell grew up with Lotus. Here he looks at why people took this Norfolk sports car maker to their heart, sharing the ups and downs, success and failure and why, 70 years after being founded by Colin Chapman, it is still very much in the driving seat.

Motoring editor Andy Russell visits a mind-bogglingly vast warehouse, which could house 20 football pitches, which is a logistical labyrinth stocking parts for keeping Fords on the road for the whole of the UK and Ireland.

Roger Norvill found life with his 1931 Austin 7 could be an uphill struggle but playing hide and seek after fellow Servicemen’s good-humoured antics were all part of the fun.

Motorists experiencing around 30 minutes worth of delays due to works on one of Dereham’s busiest roads have warned other drivers to stay well away from the area.

Temporary traffic lights have left rush hour motorists heading into and out of Norwich facing five mile tailbacks on the A140.

Work starts today to replace damaged signs, fences and kerbs on part of the £205m Norwich Northern Distributor Road, following a spate of crashes.

Motoring editor Andy Russell is back from an exhausting 294-mile, four-day cycle ride from London to Paris. And he was just driving a van to support his wife who was one of the ‘Four de France’ charity riders.

Work which would make a junction on a busy Norwich road safer will start next month, but it will involve road closures.

In all, 1,154 complaints were made to Suffolk County Council last year, according to data published by its audit committee.

Graham Coe’s first car was a Ford Prefect 107E and he aimed to keep it as immaculate as the previous owner had done with plenty of polish and a plastic cover to protect it.

A major Norwich road is to be closed overnight for two weeks so that £180,000 of resurfacing work can be done.

Cyclists look set to benefit from two schemes which would see £2.5m of changes to Norwich’s Earlham Road.

Speed limits will be cut to 20mph in hundreds more streets in Norwich, if councillors agree to the move on Thursday.

Decisions on £5.5m of changes to how traffic uses Norwich will be taken this week, with shake-ups for Prince of Wales Road and Earlham Road likely to be rubber-stamped.

Options for the ‘missing link’ which would connect the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47 to the west of Norwich are due to be presented to the public within two months.

If you think a dual carriage is only a section of road with two lanes going in one direction read on. Motoring editor Andy Russell says you never stop learning as a driver.

A broken down lorry and diesel spillage has partially blocked a busy Suffolk road near to a key roundabout.

Lake Lothing in Lowestoft is set to be closed to all vessels for around three weeks during work to install a third bridge, it has emerged – but council chiefs claim it will not impact on port traffic.

Neatherd Road in Dereham is set to reopen tomorrow, September 13, after being closed for nearly two weeks.

Motorists can expect to experience lengthy delays for two weeks on one of Dereham’s busiest roads later this month.

Work has started to install traffic lights at a vital and busy west Suffolk roundabout to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.

Duncan Bradford’s first car was a 1953 Ford Prefect 100E, his second – a Reliant Fox – was his first, and only, new car and he’still driving it.

A crossing from Burlingham to Lingwood over the proposed A47 dual carriageway between Blofield and North Burlingham has not been included in plans for the road, prompting concerns from residents they will face a five-mile detour.

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