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Radio 1 say don't risk buying second hand tickets

Taylor Swift is one of the headline acts in Norwich Credit: PA

It's emerged that tickets for Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich are being sold second hand on the internet for prices reaching over £200..

50,000 tickets were snapped up in just 40 minutes this morning for the event being held at Earlham Park in May.

The radio station is warning people to not be tempted to buy them. In a statement on their website they said....

"We’re sorry if you missed out this year – we had 50,000 tickets for the two days, but with well over 100,000 people living in Norwich alone, there simply were not enough for everyone hoping to go. Please do not risk buying tickets. Those offering tickets for sale or as prizes are breaking the Terms & Conditions they agreed to during the booking process and we reserve the right to cancel them.Unfortunately a small handful of people do try to take advantage of those disappointed at missing out on getting tickets and claim – often falsely - they have tickets you can either buy, or win, via social media. We ask those running major auction websites and sales outlets to have posts offering tickets for sale or trade removed. There is a high probability that any tickets offered for sale for the event will have been cancelled and will not allow entry to the event."

– Radio 1

A warm welcome home for Jasper the dog

Martha reunited with her dog Jasper Credit: ITV News Anglia

When Jasper the whippet disappeared from his home in Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire his owners feared they would see him again.

Michael Ford his wife Rebecca and daughter Martha were heartbroken and set up a Facebook page to find Jasper.

Six months later though he was discovered, more than a hundred miles away and has since been reunited with the Ford family..

Click on the link below to watch a report on the reunion...


Sailor relives experience of being swept overboard

Andrew Taylor Credit: ITV News

Now a sailor from Newmarket in Suffolk who was rescued after being swept overboard during a round the world race has written a book about the experience.

Andrew Taylor talks about his account of being alone in the water for an hour and a half.

It was seven months into the Clipper Round the World Race and on the 10th leg between China and the US when Andrew was swept into the North Pacific Ocean.

Click on the link below to watch a report by Kate Prout...

Family escape house fire in Norwich

A young family have escaped from a house fire in Sprowston near Norwich.

Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to the blaze on Clarke Road just after 4 o'clock this morning (Tuesday 31st March).

A couple in their 30s, and their baby were taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after breathing in smoke.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.


Audio: Police release hoax phone call made before bomb threat

Credit: Norfolk Police

Detectives investigating a bomb threat made in Great Yarmouth have released audio from a phone call made by a man just before the incident.

Police were called to Tesco in Pasteur Road shortly after 4pm on Friday 6 March to reports of a suspicious package inside.

A 100 metre cordon was put in place around the scene and the supermarket was evacuated.

Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal officers were called before it was discovered it was a result of a hoax call.

Officers have now released the audio of a phone call along with some CCTV images of a man they are keen to speak to.

Listen to the call by clicking on the link below..

Audio phone call released by Norfolk Police

Rail disruption expected until Thursday morning

Power lines down in Diss Credit: Greater Anglia

Rail passengers travelling between London and Norwich are being warned to expect disruption.

It follows winds of over 70mph which hit the region- bringing down a tree which hit power lines at Diss in Norfolk.

Theives steal steel tubes from flooring firm

Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Police in Cambridgeshire are appealing for information after thieves stole air ducting steel tubes from an industrial unit in St Neots.

Theives made off with four steel tubes from Carrino Flooring in Marlborough Road, Eaton Socon, at about 8pm on Monday March 23rd.

Officers say they are keen to speak to the two men in the CCTV images.

Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Drivers urged to be careful in high winds

Norfolk police are warning motorists to take care on the county’s roads in high winds, which are expected to continue this evening (Tuesday 31 March.)

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds advising that we could experience gusts of up to 60mph, which could make driving conditions difficult.

Around 30 weather related calls have been taken by the control room since 7am this morning.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journeys, reduce their speed, leave greater distances between themselves and the vehicle in front and be aware of the possibility of debris on the road.

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