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Woman seriously injured after crash on A148 in Norfolk

Two cars collided on the A148 in Harpley, Norfolk. Credit: PA

A woman is seriously injured in hospital after a road crash in Harpley, Norfolk.

An Audi Q7 and a Nissan Micra collided on the A148 at about 8am on 15 January.

The female driver of the Nissan was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Her injuries include a fractured sternum and a broken foot.

The driver of the Audi was not injured.

Police are keen to hear from any witnesses.

Plans to launch 'library lego clubs' for children

Libraries in Essex have launched an appeal for unwanted lego Credit: PA

If you have any lego at home that the kids are too old to play with then why not donate it to a library in Essex.

The County Council have launched 'library lego clubs', where children can play and learn together, as well as take part in challenges against each other.

Anyone who would like to donate Lego can do so by taking it to their local library.

Children of all ages love Lego, but it also has a real educational quality helping the development of motor skills and creativity, and learn about problem solving skills.

If we are successful in gaining enough Lego, then we will be looking to launch a series of Lego clubs across the county where children can come together to take part in activities and Lego based challenges.

– Cllr Anne Brown, Essex County Council


MP calls for night flight restrictions at Luton airport

Luton airport had 14.5 million people through the airport in 2016. Credit: London Luton Airport

Hitchin and Harpenden MP Peter Lilley has called on the Department of Transport to review the noise disturbance from night flights at Luton airport.

The Conservative MP has long been campaigning for Luton to be treated the same way as Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

It follows a consultation launched last week to bring in tighter noise quotas and introduce quieter planes at the other London airports.

However Luton says its noise control standards are already tighter than those airports.

A consultation was launched last week to bring in tighter noise quotas at London airports. Credit: London Luton Airport

The noise caused by night flights from Luton is particularly distressing for those affected. As London grows, air traffic is increasing.

"There were 4,897 night flights into and out of Luton Airport between July and September 2016 - 12% more than during the same period in 2015.

"I shall be writing to the Government to ask why Luton Airport has been excluded from this consultation."

– Peter Lilley MP, Con, Hitchin and Harpenden
Luton insists its noise control standards are already tighter than other London Airports. Credit: London Luton Airport

“London Luton Airport already has tighter noise control standards than Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.

"We are always willing to participate in any discussion that can help us achieve the appropriate balance in managing our social, environmental and economic impact”.

– Neil Thompson, Operations Director, London Luton Airport


Ipswich out of the FA Cup following shock defeat at Lincoln

Arnold fired home in the first of four added minutes t Credit: PA

Ipswich Town were denied a place in the FA Cup fourth round following a shock 1-0 defeat at National League side Lincoln City.

The game looked to be heading for extra time until Lincoln's Nathan Arnold took on the Ipswich goalkeeper and scored within the first minute of injury time.

Lincoln face Championship side Brighton in the next round.

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