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Trees brought down by gale-force winds lashing the region have forced the cancellation of a number of rail services.

Resurfacing of one of the busiest routes into Norwich has had to be postponed due to the poor weather.

A number of Konectbus services have been delayed or diverted due to heavy rain and flooding.

Preparations for a coastal town’s new £126.75m bridge have got under way.

A swing bridge fault is causing disruption to travel on Greater Anglia trains between Lowestoft and Ipswich.

Plans to build the long-awaited Third River Crossing spanning the River Yare in Great Yarmouth have finally been approved by the government.

Work will start in October to bring a coastal town’s problem bridge back into action.

A busy road has reopened after a fallen tree caused traffic delays.

Funding for dualling the A47 Acle Straight within ten years “remains possible”, a government minister has said - one week after Highways England officials announced the notorious road would not be included in the next wave of improvement schemes.

A woman was taken to hospital on Wednesday morning following a single vehicle collision which left her car on its roof.

A person has been taken to hospital after a car ended up in a ditch.

Drivers will face diversions when a roundabout on one of the main roads in and out of Norwich is closed for five nights for £150,000 of roadworks.

A call has been made for a shake-up of the car park at a popular Norwich park, due to problems when it gets particularly busy.

Furious councillors have pledged not to give up the fight over the dualling of the A47 Acle Straight - and said they believe it can still get on the government’s next wave of road schemes.

Work to improve drainage near Norwich will mean four weeks of disruption, including the closure of a road leading to one of the city’s park and ride sites.

A multi-million pound scheme to revamp one of the busiest junctions in Norfolk will only be able to take place after water voles are moved, highways bosses have revealed.

Drivers and bus passengers have been reminded they will face delays disruption this weekend because a road leading to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been closed.

Rail bosses are facing a nervous weekend as the government’s money which has kept trains operating during the lockdown and beyond is due to run out at midnight on Sunday – and talks are continuing with the Department for Transport on a new scheme.

A countryside charity has said it will actively lobby to stop the Western Link of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road from getting funding.

The region’s MPs have reacted to the “disappointing” news that the Acle Straight will not be dualled for another decade, with some calling for a review and the break-up of the highways agency.

Promises to dual the Acle Straight appear, like a comet, every few years - before disappearing again into the night.

“The story of dualling the Acle Straight is rather like a game of snakes and ladders, except that there are no ladders, and, even after 27 years, the game has not left the first square.”

Residents and business owners in a Norfolk town have said they are angry and frustrated with the news the A47 Acle Straight will not be dualled for at least another decade.

The long called for dualling of the A47 Acle Straight will not happen for at least another decade, it has been announced, after it was not included in the government’s next wave of road schemes.

The rail line from Norwich to Ely could be electrified by the middle of the century as part of a government-backed Network Rail plan to shunt polluting diesel trains off the nation’s railways.

Drivers could face delays as a road is set to be closed for emergency repairs.

Drivers have been facing delays due to work to install a new gas pipe.

A stretch of the A1064 will close for five nights for roadworks.

Six nights of disruption for motorists in Norwich are set to get underway due to £220,000 of resurfacing work.

Repairs are set to be made to a bridge that had been found in a dangerous “deteriorating” state earlier this year.

Bus users will be able to travel between the airport, university and hospital on one route from next week.

A lane and a pavement will be closed for a week to allow for repairs on a problem-plagued bridge.

A mother-of-two endured a “stressful” morning watching bus after bus drive past before having to walk her six-year-old son 45 minutes to school.

The bill to bring Norfolk’s road network up to the standards they were at more than a decade ago has increased to more than £45m, council bosses have said.

New statistics have revealed just how big an impact coronavirus had on traffic in three of the biggest urban areas in Norfolk - but also how the huge increase in cycling has started to drop off.

People are to get their say on a £5m plan to revamp one of Norwich city centre’s main shopping streets - which council officers say would speed up buses and cut pollution.

Motorists could face delays as a road is closed for repair work.

A bridge on one of Norfolk’s main roads is set to close overnight for essential repairs.

First Bus has promised to discuss a parent’s petition asking for a bus link between a Norfolk village and a high school - with children facing an hour’s walk home.

A man who says county council roadworks “ruined” his Jaguar XF plans to claim £1,200 compensation for the damage caused to his “pride and joy”.

A road will be shut for five weeks so that the pavement can be improved in a £64,000 scheme.

Motorists are being warned of possible delays as a road is closed for pothole repair work.

A poorly parked car has left two buses trapped and a road closed in a town, causing major disruption to bus services.

Work to replace worn out track on the line between Norwich and Lowestoft to help improve the reliability of train services has been completed.

Road closures will come into force for three weeks in a coastal village as Norfolk County Council carries out £80,000 worth of maintenance work.

A wildlife trust has announced that it intends to “strongly object” to plans for the Western Link and has written to the government to raise concerns over “unacceptable” impacts on wildlife.

Work to install new traffic lights at a Norwich junction will see six weeks of disruption for motorists.

Delays are expected on the A149 as part of the road is set to close for bridge repairs.

Commuters are facing early morning disruption after some rail services were cancelled.

A potential crackdown on private car parking firms has been welcomed by campaigners, who have been fighting to stop people in Norwich being hit with tickets.

More than £5m could be spent to revamp two major Norwich streets in a drive to speed up buses, cut pollution and bring improvements for cyclists and pedestrians.

A train, car and trailer would have collided in Suffolk had a quick-thinking driver not applied the emergency brake, a report has found.

A task group to bring under control soaring costs of big infrastructure projects in Suffolk has been operating for nine months, it has emerged.

Road closures are in place in a coastal town following a collision between a car and a police vehicle.

Drivers have been warned to be ready for six nights of disruption on Norwich’s ring road, due to £220,000 of resurfacing work.

A road has been closed and buses are currently not serving a coastal village following a crash.

Long awaited improvements to a railway bottleneck have moved a step closer.

Work is under way to install a new zebra crossing in Norwich.

A trial of rental e-scooters will go ahead in Norwich, after the government gave the go-ahead for the city to be a test-bed for the machines.

Dozens of homes were left without power and trees were brought crashing down as Storm Francis lashed parts of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing Third Crossing is to be called the Gull Wing, it has been announced – with councillors giving their final approval.

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