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Police warn motorists not to drive carelessly in snow

The driver of this car was stopped in Harlow Credit: Inspector Matt Allsop

Police in Essex say some motorists are driving carelessly in the snow.

One Inspector in Harlow tweeted a picture of a car officers had stopped with only a small amount of windscreen visible.

The Highway Code states it's a legal requirement to have a clear view of the road ahead before you set off.

Rule 229 of the Highway Code states:

  • You MUST be able to see, so clear all snow and ice from all your windows

  • You MUST ensure that lights are clean and number plates are clearly visible and legible

  • Make sure the mirrors are clear and the windows are demisted thoroughly

  • Remove all snow that might fall off into the path of other road users

  • Check your planned route is clear of delays and that no further snowfalls or severe weather are predicted.

Kasabian set to rock Thetford Forest

Kasabian will be rocking out in Thetford next year Credit: PA

Kasabian have announced they will be playing at Thetford Forest in Norfolk next year.

The rock band are taking part in the Forest Live 2018 concert series in June.

Other musicians performing in the series include Gary Barlow, The Script and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday and will cost £46.

Kasabian will play Thetford Forest next summer Credit: Forest Live


Appeal to find missing man last seen leaving nightclub

Ian Tang Credit: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help to find a missing 20 year old man from Norfolk.

Ian Tang was last seen at 2.30am on Sunday, December 10.

He was last spotted leaving the KA club in North Walsham.

Ian is described as Asian, with short brown hair and is approximately 5ft 8in tall. He also has a tattoo of a woman's face on his left arm.

Norfolk Police say they're concerned for his welfare and are asking anyone who may have information to contact 101.

Emu breaks loose in Essex

The emu was caught on camera running in the snow Credit: Olly Emson

Heavy snow may have been the main topic of conversation in some parts of Essex yesterday, but people living in Tollesbury had something a little more exotic to talk about.

Residents were rather bemused to see an emu running along the snowy streets.

Some posted pictures on social media of the bird named 'Farage', which had escaped from its owner on the other side of Tollesbury Church.

After a chase through the churchyard, the emu was safely captured and returned home.

New scheme to stop anti-social behaviour at taxi ranks over Christmas

The marshals will be out every weekend until the New Year. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A taxi marshal scheme to prevent anti-social behaviour at taxi ranks is being trialled in Peterborough this Christmas.

The Safer Peterborough Partnership, Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Peterborough City Council have teamed up to offer the service which will focus on alcohol fuelled abuse.

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The registered marshals will operate every weekend until the New Year at the Broadway and Northminster ranks. They'll carry body warn cameras and radios which will give them access to CCTV and the police.

They will also prevent private hire vehicles from touting.

The lead up to Christmas is generally a busy time when there are more people out enjoying themselves and then looking for a way home. With the support of the marshals we can give a strong visual presence, safely disperse people and keep an eye out for any vulnerability.

– PC Grahame Robinson, Cambridgeshire Police


Protecting youngsters from drug gangs

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Police are looking at new ways to try and tackle drug gangs in our region.

Students at King Edward the Seventh Academy in King's Lynn have been shown a hard-hitting play called 'Countylines'.

It's about youngsters being vulnerable to gangs keen to expand their operations into rural areas.

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"They're being put at risk because people can approach them and offer them money to get involved in different things .. Are they equipped to make these decisions, do they know the risks, are they confident enough to say no - so hopefully with this play, it will teach them that you can say no, you don't get anything for free in life and that there are consequences to it and to go and speak to someone for help."

– Inspector Bex Brown, Norfolk Police

"We really encourage parents to know what their children are up to, to ask the questions. If they're spending time on line or on phones excessively, ask why. There's probably a good reason for it but in some cases there might not be and when that is the case we need to act, and act fast. "

– PAUL SANFORD Assistant Chief Constable, Norfolk Police
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