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A person has died after being hit by a train on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth line.

David Tuohy.

A former Norfolk headmaster convicted of a string of historic sex attacks, whose body was found in the River Thames, had a note on him, an inquest has heard.

30 people were evacuated from a home for adults with learning disabilities after a small bedroom fire this afternoon.

Police asked motorists to avoid the area if possible.

A broken down ambulance is causing delays on the A47 near Norwich.

Henry Bett. Picture: Ian Burt

A Norfolk man has pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, when he appeared at Peterborough crown court today.

A barn which was to house ducks caught fire on the A146 in Hellington Corner, causing problems for motorists as thick smoke was blown across the road.

A large police cordon around the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Detectives investigating a bomb threat in Great Yarmouth have released audio from a phone call made by a man prior to the incident.

House fire on Clarke Road, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A married couple and their infant son have lost everything in a devastating house fire.

Oulton Hall fire. Picture: Brian Walshe

A rural hall which has stood for centuries has been gutted after fire ripped through the private home.

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Crime

David Tuohy.

A former Norfolk headmaster convicted of a string of historic sex attacks, whose body was found in the River Thames, had a note on him, an inquest has heard.

Health

Marks and Spencer in Norwich is one of the locations with a defibrillators.

A major project to improve the life-saving capabilities of communities across the region has been hailed a success.

Business

Norwich Research Park. Picture HexCam

East Anglia’s burgeoning reputation as a hotbed for research and development (R&D) is attracting a new wave of international companies looking to break into the UK market.

Education

Colin Goffin, who after being a senior teacher at Benjamin Britten High School for more than 17 years will start a new role with the Inspiration Trust after Easter, becoming an executive vice principal working at schools across Norfolk.

He may be preparing for a new challenge after Easter, but Colin Goffin will be leaving a Lowestoft high school with numerous fond memories.

Politics

Candidates trade blows at Mustard and BBC hustings atThe Hewett School

Norfolk general election candidates traded blows over the future of the NHS last night as the region’s mental health crisis and the need for agency nurses took centre stage.

Environment

The tree that was brought down in the winds on Sunday afternoon crashing onto a car parked in Church Avenue, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Spring may have officially begun but that didn’t stop the region from being hit by a heavy storm and wind speeds of up to 55mph.

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