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Electrical fire caused by power surge knocks council systems offline

It's thought to have been caused by a power surge. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A small electrical fire started by a power surge has knocked Norfolk County Council’s website, email systems, and telephones offline.

The authority is asking people to only call them in an emergency whilst they get engineers to fix the problem – a task that could take the weekend.

They say their usual emergency numbers are up and running.

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Southend United ready for one last play-off push

It's last chance saloon for Southend United this weekend in their bid to break into League One play-offs.

Agonisingly, they're still a point outside the top six going into their final game of the season against Bury on Sunday but defeat for Millwall could open the door.

Elsewhere, Northampton Town midfielder John-Joe O'Toole has signed a new two-year contract ahead of their game against Gillingham at Sixfields.

This weekend's other fixtures

  • Ipswich Town v Sheffield Wednesday (The Championship)
  • Leeds United v Norwich City (The Championship)
  • Bolton Wanderers v Peterborough United (League One)
  • Northampton Town v Gillingham (League One)
  • Walsall v MK Dons (League One)
  • Accrington Stanley v Luton Town (League Two)
  • Cambridge United v Crawley Town (League Two)
  • Leyton Orient v Colchester United (League Two)
  • Yeovil Town v Stevenage (League Two)

Lorry driver guilty of causing crash that killed a brother and sister

The scene of the crash back in May 2014. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A lorry driver has been found guilty of causing a crash on the M11 that killed a brother and sister.

52-year-old Roger Sharatt fell asleep at the wheel while driving through Essex in May 2014.

Geoffrey and Eleanor Mills's car was one of five vehicles including a horsebox involved in the pile up when he failed to slow down as traffic braked in front of him.

Their car was forced under a horse box and they both died instantly.

Sharatt, who's from Staffordshire, will be sentenced in June.

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Tiny by name and by nature: but she still saw off the postman

A family from Northamptonshire have installed a letterbox on their garden fence after the Royal Mail suspended deliveries to the house- because of their pet dog.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Sarah Martin from Daventry had put a guard rail at the front door to stop her four-year-old chihuahua going outside but Tiny managed to escape when her three children let her out over Easter.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

30 year old Sarah says she's bemused by the ban- thankfully the new letterbox means normal service has been refused.

"I think she's loving the attention, with lots of people coming round!"

– Sarah Martin
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