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Van and school minibus involved in Norwich crash

The crash happened near the city's airport this afternoon, just south of Horsford on the B1149 Holt Road. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A van and a school minibus have crashed, blocking a road out of Norwich.

The crash happened near the city's airport this afternoon, just south of Horsford on the B1149 Holt Road .

There were thought to be about ten children on the minibus.

None are believed to have been hurt.

Man dies after accident at Bacton gas terminal

An investigation's underway after a man died in an industrial accident at the Bacton gas terminal in Norfolk.

The Bacton Gas Terminal Credit: ITV Anglia

It's thought the man in his 60s and from the Norwich area fell from a crane.

He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital after the accident on Saturday morning but died from his injuries yesterday.


Three-day-old puppies dumped under a car in Norwich

A box of baby bull breed dogs were dumped under a car in Norwich. Credit: RSPCA.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a box of three-day-old puppies were left under a car in Norwich.

One of them was already dead while the remaining five baby bull breed dogs were extremely unwell.

They all had cleft palates and hairlips which made it difficult for them to feed and were suffering with pneumonia. One puppy was missing its tail.

They have since all been put to sleep.

The animals were found underneath a black Ford Fiesta in a car park in the St Crispin's area of Norwich on Wednesday January 25.

“These poor little things had been just dumped very dangerously underneath a car.

"Thank goodness the owner of the car noticed them and took them home before calling us.

"It seems likely that these little puppies were dumped because they had medical problems and the owner didn’t want to pay for a vet - which is such a callous way to treat little animals which were already suffering.”

– Laura Sayer, RSPCA inspector.

The car owner believes the puppies would have been dumped between 3.15pm and 4pm.

The puppies were in such poor health, a vet decided the kindest thing to do would be to put them to sleep.

Teens arrested after 'fire bomb' thrown at bus

Two 17-year-old boys have been arrested after a home-made fire bomb was thrown at a bus in Ipswich.

The buses were attacked in Henniker Road Credit: ITV Anglia

Police were called to Henniker Road yesterday evening after stones were thrown at one bus, smashing a window, while a home made fire bomb was thrown in front of a second bus.

Two teenagers were arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage with intent to endanger life.

PM announces plans for new discounted homes

David Cameron was visiting Colchester this morning Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Prime Minister has been in Essex to talk about the latest part of the Conservative election pledges.

David Cameron has announced plans to build 200,000 new discounted starter homes. Prices would be capped at £250,000 outside London.

Labour have said the homes will be built far from amenities and close to industrial areas.

"Some of the UK's biggest property developers have signed up - including Barratt and Taylor Wimpey," said Mr Cameron in a speech in Colchester.

"I can announce today that the next Conservative government would build not just 100,000 starter homes, but 200,000 starter homes, giving more young people the security of owning a home, rewarding hard work, making this a country where if you put in, you will get out."

Labour is committed to increasing the number of new homes being built each year to 200,000 by 2020 by threatening to take land from developers who fail to use it, doing more public sector building and building a new generation of garden cities.


Man dies and another rescued in house fire

A man has died and another has been rescued from a house fire in Bedfordshire.

Fire crews received several 999 calls to reports of a fire in a house in Chelsea Gardens in Houghton Regis, at around 1.30am on Monday 2nd March.

When they arrived they found there was a fierce fire on the ground floor of the 2-storey dwelling, with smoke in the upper floor.

One man was rescued from the building and taken to hospital. A second person, believed to be a neighbour, was also treated for the effects of smoke inhalation. A third person, a man, died at the scene.

A fire investigation is underway.

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