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30th truckers convoy draws the crowds

The Trucks leaving Norwich

Dozens of trucks formed a convoy through Norfolk and Suffolk today raising thousands of pounds for sick children.

It's the thirtieth year of the East Coast Truckers convoy from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Hundreds of spectators lined the route to wave on the drivers who all carried poorly youngsters with them in their cabs.


Nearly 4000 runners in 10k event

The start of Run Norwich

More than 3,800 people, including around 400 first time runners, took part in Norwich's first ever 10k race

Run Norwich passed by many of the city's landmarks, including Carrow Road and the Cathedral, and runners raised money for charity. It's organised by Norwich City Community Sports Foundation.

Jake Humphrey in the 10k run

It's organised by Norwich City Community Sports Foundation. TV sports presenter Jake Humphrey was one of those taking part.

Charity bag set alight

Detectives are appealing for information after a charity bag sticking out of the letterbox of a house in Gilders Way, Clacton was set alight.

It happened between 1.30am and 1.45am this morning, Sunday, while the occupants, a couple and their teenage child, were asleep upstairs.

A hole was left in the letterbox and the house was filled with smoke. Detectives believe the consequences of the fire could have been much worse.

Police appeal after teenager goes missing

Esme Jones Credit: Hertfordshire Police

Police are appealing to members of the public to help trace a teenager who is missing from her home at Hunsdon in East Herts.

Esme Jones, who is 16 years old, was last seen on the morning of August 22.

She is described as white, 5ft tall, of a slim build and with very long dark brown hair. Shewas last seen wearing a leather style jacket with a fur collar, black leggings, white Nike trainers and a purple Ralph Lauren hooded top which has a yellow logo.


Four arrested after armed robbery


Four men have been arrested following an armed robbery in Felixstowe on Friday night.

Police were alerted just after 9pm on Friday, 28 August, following the incident at Ladbrokes at Grange Farm Avenue.

A member of staff was threatened and a quantity of cash was stolen.

Police arrested the four men – a 29-year-old, a 27-year-old and two 24-year-olds - in the Felixstowe area yesterday, Saturday 29 August.

All four have been taken into custody at Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where they will be interviewed by detectives.

Woman cyclist dies after collision with van

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision between a van and a pedal cycle on the A133 at Weeley following which the cyclist died.

It happened at around 5am yesterday (Sat) morning, and involved a white Ford Transit Connect van and a 42-year-old woman on a bike.

The woman, from the Clacton area, was taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridgeshire where shedied yesterday afternoon.

A 32-year-old man from Clacton was arrested at the scene and was later bailed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Historic pub given special protection

The Gatehouse pub

A Norwich pub has been named as one of 21 across the country to be given special protection.

The Gatehouse in Dereham Road was built by Morgans Brewery in 1934. Now it's been granted Grade Two listed status after Heritage England said it wanted to preserve inns with designs shaped by the improved pub movement that followed the first world war when many were rebuilt.

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