December 10th: This evening’s top stories on the EDP

Stefan Gurney, centre, executive director of Norwich BID, with his team, each holding signs to go on

Stefan Gurney, centre, executive director of Norwich BID, with his team, each holding signs to go on Norwich lamp posts about their new free wifi in the city centre. From left, William Lubbock, Martin Blackwell, Rachael Fretter, Stefan, Laura Nazmdeh, Caroline Bidewell, and Lorena Barcelo. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

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.

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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.