December 10th: This evening’s top stories on the EDP
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Here's a round up of some of the top stories on the EDP today
• Norwich man, 51, charged with rape of 60-year-old womanA 51-year-old man from Norwich has been charged with rape.
Anthony Holloway, of Peregrine Road, was charged on Tuesday, December 8, after an alleged incident in Norwich involving a 60-year-old woman on Wednesday, December 3.
• Norwich city centre gets free wi-fiShoppers and businesses have been handed a major digital boost after free wi-fi was rolled out across Norwich city centre.
The £100,000 investment has transformed some of the city's key shopping areas into internet hot spots, with Gentleman's Walk, Norwich Market, Exchange Street, Chapelfield Gardens and Surrey Street all benefitting from the free service.
• Norwich pub landlord sues MoJ for £10,000 over loss of businessThe boss of a Norwich pub is suing a government department after he said it mistakenly reported he owed almost £250,000 and he lost bookings from people who thought his venue was about to close.
Simon Carpenter, landlord of the Pig and Whistle, owed £2,302 to a property company following a County Court judgment but he said the debt was mistakenly published in the media as £218,873.
• Primary school league tables: Norfolk and Suffolk improve, but remain near the bottom of the national tableNorfolk and Suffolk remain among the worst performing parts of England for end-of-primary-school test results, despite more children meeting the government's target.
- 1 Restaurant apologises after boy hospitalised with allergic reaction
- 2 Heaven & Hell: David Whiteley and Amelia Reynolds
- 3 Where the streets have no cars... the community that banned the school run
- 4 Revamped 'hidden gem' restaurant hoping to put village on map for food
- 5 Fake chefs deliver out-of-date lasagne to Carrow Road ahead of Spurs clash
- 6 'God's waiting room' - Norfolk town is country's pensioner hotspot
- 7 Can you answer these 10 GCSE questions designed for 16-year-olds?
- 8 World record? 24 ducklings spotted waddling through Norfolk village
- 9 Former vicarage set in one acre is up for sale - and it needs some TLC
- 10 Cyclist airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following incident
Updated figures from this summer's Key Stage 2 tests, published this morning, showed 76pc of Norfolk children leaving primary school reached the expected Level 4 or above in maths, reading and writing, compared to a national average of 80pc.
• Disturbing image of seal injured by sea netting at Horsey beachLittle can be done to rescue this blood-stained seal on Horsey beach which is believe to have got entangled in netting.
This image of the bloody bull seal on Horsey beach, where there is a large colony of seals, has caused a shock on social media after being posted online on Wednesday, and highlighted the dangers of rubbish being thrown out to sea.