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Boy questioned after bomb hoax

Police investigated the bomb threat on Thursday. Credit: PA.

A 14-year-old has been questioned by police after a bomb threat made towards two Norfolk schools saw them evacuated last week.

Officers were called to The Hewett Academy in Cecil Road, Norwich and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form in Bethel Street, Norwich just after midday last Thursday, following a report of a suspected bomb threat.

Police investigations soon found it to be a hoax.

The boy voluntarily attended Norfolk Police Headquarters on Saturday and was questioned by officers. He has been released on bail.


Clear up operation on M1 after lorry hits central barrier

The lorry made contact with the central barrier. Credit: Highways England.

The are severe delays and lane closures on the M1 in Bedfordshire this morning after a lorry hit the central reservation.

One lane on the northbound carriageway between Junctions 11 and 12 is closed as Highways England repair the affected barrier and remove the vehicle.

Drivers have been warned there will be severe delays for those trying to get to London Luton Airport as well as those trying to head north.


More roadworks for the A12 and A14

Prvious roadworks caused travel misery on the A14. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Drivers using the A12 and A14 will face more roadworks starting today as a £3 million improvement scheme begins, scheduled to last until April.

It will focus on new road markings and road signs, replacing sections of safety barrier and resurfacing parts of the road on the A12 between junctions 13 and 14.

Highways England say it will provide 'smoother and safer journeys for drivers'.

"This work will make journeys better for local people by improving safety for the thousands of drivers that use these roads each day.

"We understand this scheme will cause some disruption for drivers and we have planned to carry out the work overnight to reduce the impact.

"I would urge motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time in case of any delays. Local residents directly affected by the work have been informed and will be escorted through the work where appropriate."

– Homy Atife, Highways England project manager

All work will be suspended during the Christmas period to enable motorists to get away over the festive period.

Fire service in tumble dryer safety warning

A number of brands are affected. Credit: Flickr: Gnarls Monkey

Essex Fire Service have issued a safety warning after a number of tumble dryer brands announced they are reviewing the safety of their products.

Fire staff are warning people not to leave running tumble dryers unattended after checks by manufacturers found that excess fluff was coming into contact with heating elements and causing potential fire risks.

The brands affected are Hotpoint, Indesit and Creda.

They have issued this advice.

  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Don’t use tumble dryers at night or while unattended.
  • Clean the filters regularly to ensure they do not become blocked with fluff.
  • Items should be removed from the dryer immediately after the cycle and shaken loose to assist cooling.
  • Don't overload plug sockets.
  • Ensure that no more than 13 amps are in any one plug socket.

For more information about which appliances are affected, visit:

Pounds pour in for Posh sporting legend

Fund for statue for Chis Turner tops £25,000 in a week Credit: ITV Anglia

A campaign to pay for a statue in memory of Peterborough United legend Chris Turner has raised over £25,000 in a week.

Supporters need £75,000 for the tribute to Chris who played 364 times for Posh and went onto become manager.

He led the club to successive promotions and a place in the second tier of English football for the first time in Posh's history.

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