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A £650,000 congestion-busting scheme could bring a string of changes to Norwich’s outer ring road, as highways chiefs look to stamp out long queues.

The last of the tiny snails which hold the key to the prospect of the A47 Acle Straight being dualled have finally been moved .

Greater Anglia’s first new “bimode” diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region’s rail network for the first time.

Motorists are being advised that they could face delays this weekend as police prepare to transport an abnormal load.

A rail firm saw one of the largest increases in passenger numbers in the country - despite increasing reliability problems.

Mazda’s given its CX-3 a mild update. Tom Wiltshire finds out what’s new and whether this compact is still fun to drive.

A consultation is being held this Friday to give people who live in and around Fakenham the opportunity to find out more in person about plans to connect the A47 to the western end of the NDR, now known as the Broadland Northway.

With its peeling paintwork and clunky suspension, Ella Wilkinson’s battered Mazda 3 was not a picture of health but she loved it all the more for that but had to resort to a hammer when she locked herself out!

One of Dereham’s busiest roads has been closed again, this time for gas repair works.

Drivers heading into Norwich faced very long delays this morning, with 16 cones around a bus lay-by contributing to the hold-ups.

After months of roadworks which left traffic gridlocked and traders frustrated, Attleborough’s new road layout has been unveiled - but was it worth the wait?

Bernice Hartley’s first car was a 1933 Austin 7, called Chug, and it certainly did after she drove into some flood water and had to be hauled out by a tractor.

Catching the train should be a stress free way of travelling across the county but for thousands of commuters in Norfolk this just simply is not the case.

As Greater Anglia takes delivery of its third new Stadler “bi-mode” train for the region’s rural lines this week, the company has been showing off some of the technology the company is using to ensure the new trains stop accurately in stations.

Richard Baxter recalls the pride he felt about owning his first car, a 2000 Ford Fiesta, and the sense of freedom that it gave him.

Schools pupils visited Hammond Ford at Halesworth to find out more about vehicle emissions and the effects and associated dangers from car engines left running when stationary.

A driver has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A149, with police reporting several other collisions in Norfolk this morning.

Norfolk has woken up to frosty and icy roads this morning.

Drivers have been warned they could face delays as work on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road moves to the Salhouse Road roundabout.

Council bosses have insisted they are well-stocked to keep Norfolk’s roads gritted this winter, but will be hoping there for no repeat of the Beast from the East.

Electric car charging points are set to be installed in car parks across South Norfolk.

Emergency services attended a car crash on a busy road in Caister on Saturday night.

Buses will replace trains on transport routes across Norfolk today (Sunday).

Motorists have been advised to expect traffics delays in early December as police escort the transportation of a large boat through Suffolk.

Rail lines were blocked after a points failure at Lowestoft train station this morning.

An announcement on whether the Upper Orwell Crossings will go ahead has been pushed back after council chiefs confirmed they were still pursuing funding.

The A149 is closed after a road traffic collision.

New signs have been installed at rail stations to help improve their appearance and promote the area.

A bus has broken down during rush hour in Norwich city centre this evening.

A huge inflatable Father Christmas blocked a road and caused long travel delays in Wisbech this afternoon.

A collision at a roundabout on the A11 is causing delays in traffic this morning (November 27).

Linda Westwood had visions of running along the road like Fred Flintstone when the cassis of the Vauxhall Cresta rusted through.

Ben Craske’s first car, a sun-bleached 1996 Toyota Corolla, wasn’t a looker but it took him the equivalent of 2.5 times around the world, only letting him down once.

Frustrated residents have rallied at a public meeting, following news a bus service in their village would be cut.

As the Christmas shopping countdown begins, businesses in Attleborough have spoken about the impact major traffic works are continuing to have on footfall.

Train operator Greater Anglia is undertaking a trial with its team of land sheriffs that could prevent hours of delays in East Anglia.

Drivers are facing six days of aggravation in King’s Lynn because of a gas leak that has closed one of the town’s major roads.

People can soon have their say over the possible routes for the link to join the Norwich Northern Distributor Road to the A47.

Drivers are facing diversions in King’s Lynn while a gas leak is repaired.

A road in Cromer has been closed after Christmas lights fell into the street.

Teresa Deacon recalls the feeling of independence her first car, a £100 1960 Ford Prefect, gave her.

A precariously-perched tree led to the closure of a rural road.

A broken down car is causing delays on the A47 towards Norwich as police have partially closed one lane.

Norfolk’s main roads are slowly clogging up as a record number of vehicles take to the streets.

Holden is a name associated with the motor trade in Norfolk for 90 years. Motoring editor Andy Russell chats to current CEO Tim Holden, third generation in the family motor group, about how it has become a nationally-recognised driving force.

Trains from Lowestoft to Ipswich and Norwich were cancelled after a trespass incident.

Buses face disruption as roadworks close two major roads in Wymondham and Hethersett.

The first new Swiss-built train for Greater Anglia has arrived in the region – but it won’t be travelling under its own steam just yet.

Dashcam footage has captured the moment a sportscar weaves in and out of traffic in Lowestoft.

Millions of pounds of cutbacks for council services in Suffolk next year have been revealed – with homes facing further council tax rises for the next three years.

Works on Victoria Road are continuing to cause traffic jams in Diss.

Six cars have crashed near Norwich Airport following a diesel spill.

John Wyatt’s 1955 Ford Popular never failed him, as he travelled between bases while in the Fleet Air Arm, and doubled up as a camp bed.

Allen Symonds’s route into motorsport was a 1960s Hillman Imp which sometimes saw him racing again the father of a future Formula One world champion.

A lorry broken down on the A11 is causing delays for motorists this morning (November 13).

Drivers using the A11 to get in and out of Norfolk will face diversions when the Fiveways roundabout at Mildenhall is closed.

New figures have revealed the millions of pounds Norwich City Council is making from its car parks - but council leaders have said the money is desperately needed to preserve services.

Members of the public are being advised by police not to approach a prisoner who has absconded from Hollesley Bay.

As diesel car registrations drop, more and more motorists are becoming aware of the benefits of hybrid cars and how easy they are to drive. Toyota’s pioneering role in hybrid technology means nearly half its total sales now combine petrol and electric power, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

Network Rail is to spend £2.2bn maintaining and replacing infrastructure in East Anglia – but there is still no commitment to the improvements needed to bring the main line to London into the 21st century.

A large dead deer was left to rot for three weeks in the middle of a busy road before it was removed.

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