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Police will be 'firm, friendly and fair' at Ipswich game next week

Suffolk police say football supporters from both Ipswich and Leeds United can expect a 'firm, friendly and fair' policing operation when the two teams meet at Portman Road on December 6th.

With more than 2,000 Leeds fans expected to make the trip to Suffolk, police are encouraging both sets of fans to arrive early.

Due to the high number of away supporters travelling by coach, access to Portman Road will be restricted and parking spaces will be reduced.

"We will be dealing with fans as they would expect to be treated themselves. Our policing style will be firm, friendly and fair. We have been working closely with our partners during recent weeks, with officers from Suffolk, West Yorkshire and British Transport Police working side-by-side on match day to ensure the smooth running of our policing operation."

– Chief Inspector Paul Bradford, Policing Operations Commander


Black Friday: Shoppers flood Norwich stores in the hunt for Christmas bargains

There were busy scenes at the Chapelfield shopping centre in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

At one time, the big sales started after Christmas, with shoppers heading out on Boxing Day.

Over the past few years though, the sales have been starting early.

Our retailers have been following the Americans, who traditionally start theirs after 'Thanksgiving'.

The day is known as 'Black Friday' and many shops have as much as 80% off some products.

There were busy scenes at the Chapelfield shopping centre in Norwich, and it was a similar story across the region as shoppers hunted for a bargain.

It was also packed near Norwich Market. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I think because of the number of American retailers here in the UK now, it's really taken off here.

This is the first year that all 15 Intu shopping centres have backed Black Friday, and it would appear that the shoppers of Norwich have embraced it too."

– Sheridan Smith, Intu Chapelfield

What causes warm or cold winters in the UK?

Monday 1 December marks the start of the meteorological winter but why do winters in the UK vary so much year to year, from mild to cold and from wet to dry?

In this video, ITV Weather Forecaster Aidan McGivern examines the main global influences of the UK's weather during the coldest season of the year.


Former and current Norfolk Police officers charged over £1.1million fraud

Norfolk Police HQ. Credit: PA

A former and current police officer from Norwich have been charged over their alleged involvement in £1.1million fraud.

31-year-old PC Catriona Staff, 31, and her husband, Ben Staff, who's 33 and is a former officer,have been charged along with another man, 50-year-old Kevin Nixon from Stratton Strawless.

It follows an investigation by the Eastern Region Specialist Operation Unit into the operations of a construction business and the development of a recycling centre outside Norwich.

They've been released on bail.

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