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Crash blocks A47 in Norfolk Credit: ITV Anglia

The A47 is blocked between Great Yarmouth and Norwich by an accident that's involved a number of vehicles at North Burlingham. Police say emergency services are on their way. The crash is likely to cause disruption for football traffic heading into Norwich.

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MoD: First Iraq air strikes 'successful'

Air strikes by RAF jets on an armed IS position and a vehicle in Iraq today were thought to have been successful, the MoD said in a statement:

Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 aircraft have been in action over Iraq today as part of the international coalition’s operations to support the democratic Iraqi Government in the fight against ISIL.

In the course of an armed reconnaissance mission from RAF Akrotiri, two Tornados were tasked to assist Kurdish troops in north-west Iraq who were under attack from ISIL terrorists.

On arriving overhead, the RAF patrol, using their Litening III targeting pod, identified an ISIL heavy weapon position which was engaging Kurdish ground forces. One Paveway IV guided bomb was used to attack the ISIL position. Following this engagement, the patrol identified an ISIL armed pick-up truck in the same area and conducted an attack on the vehicle using a Brimstone missile.

An initial assessment indicates that both precision strikes were successful.

– MoD statement

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