December 17th: Today’s top stories on the EDP

MJB Group hotels, Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

MJB Group hotels, Norwich.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Haven't had time to catch up with the news from today yet?

Here's a round up of some of the top stories on the EDP today.

Daughter admits manslaughter after killing her father in Lowestoft who she thought was the devilA woman with serious mental health difficulties killed her 89-year-old father after she stopped taking her medication, a court heard today.

Karen Kimber, 53, who has suffered from serious mental illness for most of her adult life, launched the 'terrible and tragic' attack, in which she strangled her father to death, in November last year.

Veterans' fundraising firm asked to stop collecting in Norwich amid concerns only 20% goes to the charityA firm fundraising for army veterans in Norwich city centre have been asked to stop, amid concerns they were not making it clear enough that just 20pc of their takings were going to charity.

Queen catches train to King's Lynn to begin her Christmas break at Sandringham, NorfolkThe 89-year-old monarch, accompanied by Prince Philip, joined passengers on board the 10.55 from London King's Cross, as she set off to prepare Sandringham for the Royal Family's traditional Christmas gathering.

The Queen was greeted by station master Graeme Pratt, after her train arrived in Lynn four minutes late.

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'Astonishing' bid to demolish MJB's Lodge Hotel in Norwich is rejectedAn 'astonishing' application to demolish a budget hotel in an historic Norwich building has today been unanimously rejected.

Tony Burlingham, who manages a number of budget hotels operated by MJB Group, had requested permission from Norwich City Council to demolish the Lodge Hotel in Unthank Road.

5,000 ducks killed in fire at farmland near ThetfordAbout 5,000 ducks have been killed in a blaze on farmland near Thetford.

Fire crews from Methwold, Thetford, Swaffham and the water carrier from Fakenham were called to the incident on Swaffham Road in Ickburgh at about 7.15am and had left by 10am.