Five things we learned this week

The Flying Scotsman in all its glory. We won't be seeing this in East Anglia. Photo: John Giles/PA W

The Flying Scotsman will be visiting the Mid-Norfolk Railway on October 2021 - Credit: PA

Here's a look back on some of the stories we covered on the EDP this week.

•Health and safety has stopped the Flying Scotsman storming east

The region's train lovers were frustrated this week when we broke the news that the Flying Scotsman will no longer be heading east. Organisers cancelled the trip from Ely to Norwich, scheduled for late May, because of fears spectators would get too close to the tracks.

•'Normal For Norfolk' is now a thing on television

It's always great to see Norfolk on television and we're going to be seeing a lot more of it, judging by the reaction to BBC Two's new Wednesday night show 'Normal For Norfolk'.


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•Teachers in Broadland are going to be busy counting stripes on ties

Pupils at Broadland High are going to have to be on their best behaviour for their new headteacher. He's introducing a new dress code – hoodies are banned and ties must 12 stripes in length.

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•Don't expect a warm spring

We may be heading into late April but the sunshine we had earlier this spring isn't sticking around for long. This week we had floods and much colder weather – as well as a landslide in Shotesham.

•No job is too big or small for our firefighters

Our firefighters put themselves in harm's way for us everyday and that bravery isn't reserved for their fellow men and women. Swans also get the full treatment, as this one did when it got stuck on the roof of La Tasca in Norwich on Wednesday evening.

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