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Serco launches investigation after undercover TV exposé

Yarl's Wood Detention Centre Credit: PA Images

A member of staff at Yarl's Wood immigration centre in Bedfordshire has been suspended after an undercover TV investigation showed guards threatening violence against detainees

The Channel 4 programme also showed staff referring to those in their care as 'animals'.

Serco, which operates the centre in has ordered an independent review into the allegations.

It will be headed by Kate Lampard, who led the major inquiry into abuse by Jimmy Savile at NHS hospitals.


Nuclear reactor control room at Sizewell A shut down

The control room at Sizewell A. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The main control room at Sizewell A near Leiston in Suffolk has been shut down.

The nuclear reactors were controlled from there and it has been manned 24 hours a day since 1966.

The site generated enough power to heat one trillion kettles over its 40 years but the decommissioning process is now continuing apace.

Tim Watkins, Site Director, said: "For us it will be about 10 years before we can walk away from this site and either completely de-man it or leave one or two people on the site.

"Then after 85 years the buildings, which will just be the reactor buildings, will then be taken completely apart."

Launch of new Lotus helps create 150 jobs

The new Lotus Evora 400. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The boss of Norfolk-based Lotus Cars says the launch of their new model at the Geneva Motor Show today will help create 150 new jobs.

Jean-Marc Gales said the Evora 400 would go into production in the summer.

It marks a turn around for the company which last year had to make more than 200 redundancies.

Inquest into varicose vein surgery death

Nicola Tweedy died after varicose vein surgery. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An inquest is due to be held today into the death of a woman from Norfolk following varicose vein surgery.

Nicola Tweedy, who was 54, died two days after the operation at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

Local MP Richard Bacon says the hospital did not follow guidelines on dealing with patients at risk of blood clotting.

Van and school minibus involved in Norwich crash

The crash happened near the city's airport this afternoon, just south of Horsford on the B1149 Holt Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A van and a school minibus have crashed, blocking a road out of Norwich.

The crash happened near the city's airport this afternoon, just south of Horsford on the B1149 Holt Road .

There were thought to be about ten children on the minibus.

None are believed to have been hurt.


Man dies after accident at Bacton gas terminal

An investigation's underway after a man died in an industrial accident at the Bacton gas terminal in Norfolk.

The Bacton Gas Terminal Credit: ITV Anglia

It's thought the man in his 60s and from the Norwich area fell from a crane.

He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital after the accident on Saturday morning but died from his injuries yesterday.

Three-day-old puppies dumped under a car in Norwich

A box of baby bull breed dogs were dumped under a car in Norwich. Credit: RSPCA.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a box of three-day-old puppies were left under a car in Norwich.

One of them was already dead while the remaining five baby bull breed dogs were extremely unwell.

They all had cleft palates and hairlips which made it difficult for them to feed and were suffering with pneumonia. One puppy was missing its tail.

They have since all been put to sleep.

The animals were found underneath a black Ford Fiesta in a car park in the St Crispin's area of Norwich on Wednesday January 25.

“These poor little things had been just dumped very dangerously underneath a car.

"Thank goodness the owner of the car noticed them and took them home before calling us.

"It seems likely that these little puppies were dumped because they had medical problems and the owner didn’t want to pay for a vet - which is such a callous way to treat little animals which were already suffering.”

– Laura Sayer, RSPCA inspector.

The car owner believes the puppies would have been dumped between 3.15pm and 4pm.

The puppies were in such poor health, a vet decided the kindest thing to do would be to put them to sleep.

Teens arrested after 'fire bomb' thrown at bus

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested after a home-made fire bomb was thrown at a bus in Ipswich.

The buses were attacked in Henniker Road Credit: ITV Anglia

Police were called to Henniker Road yesterday evening after stones were thrown at one bus, smashing a window, while a home made fire bomb was thrown in front of a second bus.

Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage with intent to endanger life.

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