Five things we learned this week

PIC BY GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY 07976 880732.Picture shows Vincent Thurkettle with Britain's bigge

PIC BY GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY 07976 880732.Picture shows Vincent Thurkettle with Britain's biggest ever gold nugget which he found off the coast of Wales. A gold prospector has found Britain's biggest ever GOLD NUGGET, worth an estimated £50,000 and the size of a small chicken's EGG, just off a beach in Wales.Vincent Thurkettle, 60, was stunned to see the incredible 97.12g (3oz) nugget of gold gleaming in a crevice on the sea bed off the coast of Anglesey.It is almost twice as heavy as the UK's second biggest nugget, which was found in Cornwall more than 200 years ago in 1808 and weighed 59g.The nugget is believed to be part of a £120 million haul of gold which went down with the Royal Charter when it was shipwrecked during a hurricane in 1859.Treasure hunters have spent 150 years trying to find traces of the lost gold and Vincent spent seven summers scouring the shore before he was rewarded for his efforts.He spent around six weeks each summer looking for gold dust with a team of his famil - Credit: Geoff Robinson

In case you missed them, here are five stories that caught our eye this week.

•The £21m Postwick Hub outside Norwich may have to be redesigned already

Part of a controversial £21m junction on the edge of Norwich could have to be redesigned because of long tailbacks which were not when it was being built.

Norfolk County Council is considering installing a new segregated left turn lane because of the problems with traffic coming from the Great Yarmouth direction and heading into Thorpe St Andrew.

•Building a tower out of straw bales may not be the best idea

A Lowestoft photographer captured the moment six straw bales fell across the A146 at Thurton this week causing long tailbacks for drivers.

Luckily no-one was hurt but Christopher Mortimer claimed the bales had been stacked at the side of the road for years and looked like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


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•Norwich is getting a new KFC

After the closure of restaurants on Prince of Wales Road and Dereham Road fried chicken lovers rejoiced with the news that the city will be getting a new branch of KFC.

A spokesperson for the fast food outlet said they are currently looking for the right location for the new store.

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•A Norfolk prospector hit the jackpot in north Wales

Vince Thurkettle, 60, who lives near Thetford found a gold nugget off the coast of Anglesey worth an estimated £50,000!It believed to part of a £120 million haul of riches from the Australian gold rush lost in a shipwreck in the waters in 1859.•Norwich City will be playing Championship football next seasonA 4-2 victory over Watford at Carrow Road on Wednesday night was not enough for City and they were relegated to the Championship.

Sunderland's win at Everton meant there was no more the Canaries could do to stay in the Premier League. Bring on Ipswich!

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