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Lifeboat crew praise the Earl who always supported their work

Lady Leicester, Harbour Master Robert Smith, Lord Leicester and Chairman of Wells Harbour Commissioners Credit: Wells Harbour

Wells Lifeboat in Norfolk has issued a statement praising Lord Leicester for his work in supporting them over the years.

Lord Leicester, who's died aged 78, was the Patron and President of the Wells Lifeboat and helped the RNLI with fundraising for a new Shannon class boat for the station.

He always placed a high priority on the needs of the Station and showed a great respect for the crew and volunteers. He has been actively involved in helping to bring the new Shannon Lifeboat to Wells and we have been honoured to count him amongst our number. We are saddened at his passing and our thoughts are with his family.

– The Crew and Volunteers at RNLI Wells Lifeboat Station

Five hurt as car comes off A11

The crash happened at Red Lodge Credit: ITV Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car came off the A11 and ended up on its side in a field.

Officers were called to the southbound stretch of the A11 at Red Lodge at 6:25am after a blue Rover car crashed.

Five people in the car were hurt. They were taken to hospital but police say none of them are seriously injured.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving.

Officers are appealing for information and would particularly like to hear from anyone who saw the Rover driving along the A11 before it left the road. Witnesses should contact PC Ian Jepp at the Bury St Edmunds Roads Policing Unit by ringing 101.

Woman feared missing in Nepal is safe

Julia Carroll Credit: Carroll family

A woman from Suffolk feared missing in Nepal has phoned her family to say she is safe.

Julia Carroll, who's 22, rang her family in Boxford at 5am to say she was safe and at the British Embassy in Kathmandu.

Miss Carroll, who graduated in law last summer, had been travelling since February and had been in Nepal for three weeks.The family said they were relieved Julia had been in touch.

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