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“If there’s an accident there’s going to be a fatality”: A11 “cheese cutter” barriers criticised

Motorcycle groups have raised safety concerns over the use of “cheese cutter” wire central reservation barriers on the newly dualled stretch of the A11.

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Dr Melanie Pascale, of the Norfolk Diabetes Prevention Study.

Norfolk diabetes prevention study hits 7,000 mark

An ambitious research project to screen 10,000 people at risk of getting type 2 diabetes is close to reaching the three quarters mark.

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An East of England Ambulance Service ambulance in Norwich.

Ambulance Watch: Fears raised about increase in demand for 999 service

Demand for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust is reaching a threshold beyond which it will be difficult to cope, according to a new director.

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Richard Turnbull, Balfour Beatty Project Director, and Geoff Chatfield, Highway’s Agency Projects Manager, stand on a the A11 lay by at the Elveden War Memorial in Brandon where safety signs light up warning drivers about high-speed.

A11 to close overnight as environmental works done

Key environmental work on the A11 dualling project will close the road for five nights.

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A blood-sucking tick that carries a potentially debilitating virues - Lyme Disease.

Warning over disease carrying ticks during Lyme Disease peak season

Countryside visitors are being urged to be on their guard against tick bites during the peak season for Lyme Disease.

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Take the family to the Sealife Centre at Great Yarmouth this summer holiday.

Six things to do indoors to keep your family happy this summer

In the second of a five part series we look at some ideas to keep your family entertained this summer. Today it’s all about what you can do indoors.

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War story: Arden Grove Infant and Nursery School recreating their story of 'the war to end all wars'.

Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this weekend

Music, singing and dancing, films and projections, poetry, letters, joy and heartbreak as the First World War is commemorated in To End All Wars, brought to vivid life by young people from local schools in partnership with professionals, The Gruffalo on stage, pianist Kenneth O’Neill and reggae legends Culture. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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Chrissie Wellington. Picture: Daniel Hambury

Chrissie Wellington to be part of all-women’s team for Trois Etapes Tour in Pyrénées

Feltwell-raised Ironman star Chrissie Wellington will be part of the first all-women’s team in the Trois Etapes Tour in the French Pyrénées next month.

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Watton youngster wins Ishin Ryu British title for fourth time

Watton martial artist Kieran Steward has become British Champion of his sport for the fourth year running.

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McGeorge stars in comfortable victory for Saham Toney CC

Saham Toney recorded a comfortable victory in Division Two of the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Alliance on Saturday.

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SV Racing's Clio Cup car. Picture: Jakob Ebrey Photography

Late Clio Cup promotion for Norfolk teenager Adam Hatfield

Norfolk teenager Adam Hatfield is due to make his Michelin Clio Cup Race Series debut at Brands Hatch Indy Circuit this weekend.

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Action from last year's BTCC round at Snetterton.

Snetterton set for British Touring Car Championship return

The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) returns to Snetterton at the start of August.

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Australia, so disappointing at Lynn on Saturday, made up for it in Poland this evening to reach the weekend's World Cup final. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Australia win race-off to reach Saturday’s Speedway World Cup final at Bydgoszcz, Poland

Australia – who slumped to a shock third-placed finish in King’s Lynn at the weekend – this evening booked their place in the World Cup final.

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Norwich's Emma Pooley clinched silver in the Commonwealth Games road race on Thursday morning. Picture: Nicola Ianuale/Photo Ianuale

Norwich’s Emma Pooley clinches a Commonwealth Games silver medal

Norwich’s Emma Pooley was denied a Commonwealth Games gold medal by six seconds in Thursday morning’s road race event in Glasgow.

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Norwich Rowing Club's Steven Parsonage in training.

Norfolk rower Steven Parsonage selected in Great Britain squad for Junior World Championships

Norwich rower Steven Parsonage has been selected for Great Britain’s Junior World Championships team in the quad sculls event.

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