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Norfolk Police have warned drivers that an abnormal load could cause delays as it is transported through the county this week.

Barbara Mellor tells of motoring adventures in ‘Pushbar’, a modified Austin 7, which came with a few quirks for the bargain price of £5.

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 March.

From next week speeding fines are set to dramatically rise in an attempt to deter drivers from breaking speed limits.

New gates have been put in place to improve safety at Halesworth train station.

The final phase of improvement work at the Cherry Tree car park in Dereham will begin on May 2.

Paul Barkshire has gone from non-runner to marathon runner and is taking part in the London Marathon on Sunday for Children with Cancer UK.

Concerned councillors will highlight their case for traffic calming technology in a bid to stop speeding in a Norwich suburb to a police leader.

Train passengers travelling to Sheringham and Cromer from Norwich today will have to use a replacement bus service.

Police have warned drivers on the A47 to take extra care because of a water hazard.

Taxpayers will not have to foot the bill for the work to fix a problematic Norwich city centre road scheme - despite mystery still surrounding just what went wrong.

There are long queues in Great Yarmouth after a set of traffic lights failed earlier.

Drivers have been given an Easter reprieve from road closures and temporary traffic lights because of work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road - but Reepham Road will shut for three weeks after the break.

Janet Lucas was glad when husband Ted passed his car test as it meant that, when they needed to reverse, she no longer had to push their bubble car backwards.

More than 320 miles of Norfolk roads will be re-surfaced this year as part of a £10.4m works programme.

Stuart Seaman’s Renault Dauphine may have been rated as one of the worst 50 cars ever but he loved it.

The first of ten massive beams, which will form part of a bridge carrying the Norwich Northern Distributor Road over the railway, were put into place this morning.

The B1149 Holt Road will be closed south of Horsford for four days from tomorrow to allow completion of the new Drayton Lane roundabout as part of the Northern Distributor Road project.

Members of two Norfolk car clubs showed off their prized classic vehicles and painstaking restoration projects at a national show.

Desira Group has explained why taking over the Lowestoft site of M R King and Sons was a natural fit to grow the family business.

Drivers and train passengers have been warned to brace themselves for disruption this weekend, when massive beams for a bridge to carry the Northern Distributor Road will be lifted into place.

Residents of Hockering, near Dereham, are today learning more about plans to dual the A47, which many fear could destroy their village.

Department for Transport figures revealed that “uncorrected, defective eyesight” was a contributory factor in 232 reported injury-causing road accidents in 2015, 10 of them fatal.

John Grose is celebrating more success in the national Motability dealer awards which recognise outstanding customer service.

Work has started again on a problematic Norwich city centre road scheme - more than 12 months after the junction was initially closed.

New car registrations last month smashed sales record as buyers looked to beat the new annual car tax rates introduced on April 1.

Greater Anglia train passengers will need to check before travelling this Easter because of Bank Holiday timetable changes and engineering work.

They have been the cause of many an irksome journey for road users for nearly two months.

Finance can be easy if you talk to the right people, says Simon Gray, managing director of Credo Asset Finance.

A fresh bid for £3.8m to fix miles of some of the most damaged roads in Norfolk will today be lodged with the government.

UK motorists find other road users not indicating more annoying than bad parking and talking on a mobile phone.

Norwich Railway Station was evacuated for a short time today because of a fire alarm.

It would cost almost £7m to bring Norfolk’s roads up to a decent standard, council bosses have revealed, as a report showed one in six of the region’s roads will need to be repaired within the next five years.

Highways England has set out the work it carried out to improve the A47 heading to Great Yarmouth which led to overnight closures and frustrations from motorists who claimed they could not see any benefits afterwards.

Tailgating is said to be worse in the east of England than anywhere else in the UK but many drivers may not be aware they are even committing the offence.

A raft of changes to bus services in Norwich will be introduced at the beginning of May.

An £18m link road to ease congestion around Attleborough is another step closer after a Norfolk County Council (NCC) committee agreed to investigate loaning money for the project.

You are out driving and you spot someone wearing high-vis holding a speed radar by the side of the road. What do you do?

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

Owners of classic and sports cars of all ages can enjoy a drive through Norfolk countryside and help charity at the same time on the fourth annual Nelson County Car Run on August 20.

Cyclists have today defended themselves against criticism for not using Norwich’s multi-million pound network of cycle lanes.

A desperately-needed link road to the south of Attleborough could go ahead if the county council agrees to lend £18m to development promotion company.

An agreement to move forward work to improve rail capacity through the Ely area has taken a significant step forward thanks to funding from two local enterprise partnerships (LEPs).

A graduated licensing system for novices is being suggested as a way to cut accidents among young drivers.

Drivers have been warned to expect disruption when more beams are hoisted into place for a bridge on the route of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.

Plans to create a 20mph speed zone along Gorleston High Street will click into gear next week when preparatory work starts on the project.

Shocking dash-cam footage has emerged of a road rage incident on the A140 in Norfolk where a driver performed a U-turn and then rammed head-on into another car.

Lotus continues its meticulous mission to create lightweight sports cars with heavyweight performance by launching the new Elise Sprint which sheds 41kg.

Train passengers will not be able to buy tickets from the ticket office at Great Yarmouth’s station from Monday, March 20 for the next two weeks.

Clive Harvey had a classic reason to take up driving later in life but finding and owning his MGB GT, dubbed The Yellow Peril, has not been straightforward.

A 60-year-old steam locomotive is expected to make its way through East Anglia next week on its way to a heritage railway.

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 February.

A controversial proposal to take away traffic lights from a junction along one of the main roads in and out of Norwich city centre has been put on ice.

A decision over extending the closure of junction on a city road has been put on hold - after council officers admitted they had not been aware of the strength of feeling against the move.

Angry people have urged councillors not to back the extended closure of junction on a city road.

The first of five massive beams, which will form part of a bridge carrying the Norwich Northern Distributor Road over the railway, has arrived.

A tractor driver, who was seriously injured when he collided with a train near Thetford, had been given permission to cross the track, a report has said.

At the beginning of next month major changes will radically overhaul car tax rules in Britain and some drivers could have to pay hundreds of pounds more each year to keep their car on the road.

Lings Motor Group has refurbished it Lowestoft headquarters to bring its newest brand, Hyundai, into the showroom complex.

Drivers have been warned that they are likely to face disruption this week - when huge steel beams for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road are brought into the county.

Work has started on felling a number of tress on the A11 which were damaged by Storm Doris.

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