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RAIL: Aftermath of storm causes train disruption

Passengers on Greater Anglia trains face disruption this morning in the aftermath of former Hurricane Gonzalo.

The storm has left rail lines in poor conditions with flooding on the route between Lowestoft and Norwich.

Those services have been suspended.

Trains between Norwich and London Liverpool Street are also delayed by up to 15 minutes.

NASA astronaut wows students

NASA astronaut Dr Stanley Love Credit: NASA

Pupils taking GCSE astronomy in Milton Keynes have been speaking to one of their heroes - NASA astronaut Dr Stanley Love.

He was at the Open University to talk about pursuing a career in space, and about his mission to the International Space Station in 2008.

Dr Love performed two space walks during the mission, travelling on board the space shuttle Atlantis.


Landlords fined for not repairing properties

Poor electrical sockets Credit: Peterborough City Council

Two landlords in Peterborough have been ordered to pay more than £5,300 for not repairing properties they owned.

Mohammed Yousaf from Park Road in Peterborough and Mohammed Ali from Padholme Road both pleaded guilty to offences in two cases at Peterborough Magistrates' Court.

Peterborough City Council prosecuted Mohammed Yousaf following an investigation that was triggered by a tenant complaint. Mohammed Ali was investigated following similar concerns.

The investigations found problems with heating, poor security, unsafe electrical sockets and holes in the roof.

Kitchen units supported by bricks Credit: Peterborough City Council

"These prosecutions should serve as stark warnings to all other landlords and letting agents that the council will not hesitate to prosecute those who do not fulfil their repairing obligations and comply with legal notices."

– Cllr Peter Hiller, Peterborough City Council

Man wanted in two counties

Suffolk Police are appealing for help to trace a 26 year old man.

Billy Swaley Smith, who is already wanted in Norfolk on recall to prison having breached the terms of his licence following a conviction for burglary offences, is now wanted by Suffolk Police in connection with burglaries which have taken place in the Ipswich, Babergh and Suffolk Coastal areas.

Billy Swaley Smith Credit: Suffolk Police

Billy Swaley Smith who has lived on the West Meadows Travellers’ site in Sproughton, near Ipswich, is known to regularly travel to neighbouring counties including Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. Smith is described as white, around 5’8’’ tall with brown hair and bushy eyebrows, he has green eyes and scars on the top of his fingers on his right hand.

The photo shows Smith clean shaven but it is thought that he may currently have a beard or facial hair.

Police are keen to hear from anyone with any information about Billy Swaley Smith’s whereabouts and ask that they contact officers as soon as possible. Members of the public are also asked to report any suspicious activity linked to crime. In an emergency calls should be made to Suffolk Police on 999 or 101.

Airport reduces carbon footprint

Stansted Airport has reduced its carbon footprint by two-thirds Credit: PA

Stansted Airport says it's reduced its carbon footprint by two-thirds over the past year, from just under 30,000 tonnes to just under 10,000.

The airport's just published its first corporate responsibility report since being taken over by the Manchester Airports Group.

Stansted also now diverts 93% of its waste away from landfill, while more than half of passengers using the airport get there on public transport.


New Flood Warning for Suffolk coast

Four Flood Warnings are in place around the region's coast Credit: Environment Agency

A fourth Flood Warning is in place on the east coast, as the aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo sweeps through the region.

The warning's been issued for the Lake Lothing area of Lowestoft in Suffolk, for Wednesday morning's high tide, which is due at 8.30am

Other warnings are in place between Keswick and Walcott in Norfolk, and Southwold and Felixstowe in Suffolk.

Jury hears how DJ at family party was stabbed to death

A jury has been hearing how a DJ at a family party in Norfolk was stabbed to death by two of the guests.

21-year-old Connor Barrett from Great Yarmouth died after, what the prosecution say, was an unprovoked attack on an unarmed man.

18-year-old Jesse Quaye and a 15-year-old youth deny murdering him.

Click below to watch Malcolm Robertson reports from Norwich Crown Court:

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