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Torrential downpours bring train delays and flooded homes

Fire crews been called out to a number of homes in south Norfolk this evening following torrential downpours.

Areas where flooding has been reported Credit: ITV News Anglia

They were responding to reports of flooding in Flordon, Great Elingham, North Lopham and Old Buckenham.

The weather caused signalling problems too with some trains between Norwich and London being cancelled and other services being delayed for more than an hour.


Police Chief calls for crack down on alcohol-fuelled violence

The Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police is leading national calls to crack down on drink-fuelled violence.

Adrian Lee wants the responsibility for, and the cost of, drunken behaviour to lie squarely with individuals.

Despite numerous anti binge drinking campaigns, new police figures suggest nearly half of violent crimes are still alcohol-related.

Click below to watch a report from Sarah Cooper:

'Bump Mark' could change the way we look at food

A 22-year-old woman from Stevenage has come up with an invention which could completely change how our food is labelled.

Solveiga Pakstaite's 'Bump Mark' would let people know if something has gone off, just by feeling the outside packaging.

Now it has won her an award from the prestigious James Dyson Foundation.

Click below to watch a report from Olivia Patterson:


Calls for Anglia to get more powers in wake of 'no' vote

There are calls for East Anglia to get more decision making powers, as Scotland prepares to receive more autonomy in the wake of the referendum.

It may have been a 'no' vote for complete independence, but with Scots set to get more say over how their budget is spent, politicians and businesses here want the same deal.

Click below to watch Matt Hudson's report on the west of the region:

Click below to watch Matt Hudson's report on the east of the region:

Former police officer jailed for misconduct in public office

A former Thames Valley Police constable has been jailed after being convicted of misconduct in public office.

Martin McElvenna Credit: Thames Valley Police

54-year-old Martin McElvenna from Wills Walk in Northampton was convicted by a jury on 31 July at Southwark Crown Court following a nine-week trial.

In September 2013, McElvenna was working as a PC in Milton Keynes, he accessed the Police National Computer (PNC) in order to assist in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the UK.

He was found not guilty on two separate counts of misconduct in public office and the jury failed to reach a decision on a third.

McElvenna was dismissed from Thames Valley Police in November 2013, following a misconduct hearing.

He was today sentenced to 18 months in prison.

This abuse of position was completely unacceptable and so we fully accept the decision of the judge made today.

It is imperative that the public has complete trust in the police and so we hope this investigation shows that we will always investigate any accusations of wrongdoing and will always take seriously the behaviour of our officers, whether they are on or off duty.

– Deputy Chief Constable Francis Habgood.

Man charged with GBH following assault in Yarmouth

A 28-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm in connection with an assault in Great Yarmouth earlier this week.

Viktoras Sukackas, of Northgate Street in the town, was charged with GBH with intent yesterday evening and appeared at Norwich Magistrate's Court this morning.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Crown Court on Friday 3 October.

The charge relates to an incident in Northgate Street at around 9.30pm on Wednesday.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston where he remains in a stable condition.

No further action will be taken against a 27-year-old woman also arrested in connection with the incident.

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