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Norwich schools evacuated after bomb threat will open tomorrow

Two schools were evacuated following a bomb threat. Credit: Norfolk Police

Two Norwich schools, that had to be evacuated today following a bomb threat, will open as normal tomorrow.

The Hewett Academy and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form - both run by the Inspiration Trust - say they evacuated pupils as a "precautionary measure" this afternoon after receiving the threat.

The schools say they notified police immediately and the safety of their pupils was their "utmost priority".

Police are treating the threat it as a hoax and are still trying to find out who was behind the threat.

"We received a suspected bomb threat affecting earlier today and immediately notified the police.

"The safety of our students is our utmost priority and we decided to evacuate the buildings at The Hewett Academy and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form as a precautionary measure.

"Pupils from the Hewett Academy were moved to City College Norwich, and we are immensely grateful for the College's help and support. Sixth form students from Sir Isaac ended the day early.

"Both [schools] will open as normal on Friday, November 27.

– Statement from the Hewett Academy and Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form


Major improvements to West Norfolk rail line delayed until at least 2019

Major improvements to the junction at Ely North will be delayed. Credit: ITV Anglia

Commuters in West Norfolk may have to wait another 10 years for twice-hourly trains between London and King's Lynn, after it was announced major improvements to the junction at Ely North will be delayed.

Network Rail say the £35 million upgrade, which was set to start in 2016 and is key to the introduction of the new service, has been put back to at least 2019, when the next funding period starts.

It follows a review carried out by the company's chairman.

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Counter-terror operation sees man arrested in Luton

Metropolitan Police officers handled the arrested Credit: Metropolitan Police

Counter-terrorism officers arrested a man this morning after searching a property in Luton.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command arrested the 30-year-old on suspicion of being a member of a banned organisation under Section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

He was taken to a police station in London.


Family pay tribute to 'kind and caring' father killed in crash

Andrew Jarvis was pronounced dead at the scene after his car crash into a water-filled ditch. Credit: Norfolk Police

The family of a man, who died after his car crashed into a water-filled ditch in the Fens, have paid tribute to him.

Andrew Jarvis, 32, was found by police inside his car at Gravel Bank on Tuesday morning.

Efforts were made to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family say they are "devastated" by his death.

"He was a hard working fiancé, daddy, son, brother, uncle and cousin. He was the kindest, caring and most easy going man anyone could have had the pleasure of knowing and loving.”

– Jarvis family statement

Police say an inquest will be opened into Andrew's death in due course.

They are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

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