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Flying Scotsman steams into Cambridgeshire

The Flying Scotsman arrives at Wansford Station near Peterborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Flying Scotsman has been pulling in the crowds at the Nene Valley Railway near Peterborough.

Tickets for a journey on the historic train all sold out as railway enthusiasts seized the opportunity to travel one of the world's most iconic steam trains.


Steam gala - and Oliver Cromwell visit - postponed due to fire fears

The Oliver Cromwell will be at the postponed North Norfolk Railway steam gala Credit: Steve Allen

A popular annual steam gala has been postponed because of safety fears following the recent dry spell.

The North Norfolk Railway, running between Sheringham and Holt, was due to host the event in a couple of weeks' time.

But organisers say the threat of line-side fires caused by sparks from the locomotives igniting the very dry fields surrounding the track remains too high.

"With the dry weather set to return through August and into September, we have had to make the difficult decision to reschedule the gala which usually takes place in September.

"With a number of areas of vulnerable landscape along the Sheringham to Holt route we feel that we have a duty of care and that it is of the utmost importance that we protect the delightful countryside and our neighbours' property that we run through."

– Andrew Munden, General Manager, North Norfolk Railway

The gala, which will include a visit from the National Railway Museum's Oliver Cromwell locomotive, will take place between October 12 and 14 instead.


Tails and trails: Off to the coast for a dog walk on the most easterly peninsula

The last in our Tails and Trails series sees our reporter Serena Sandhu and her Jack Russell Terrier Mez as they take a walk along the most easterly peninsula in Essex.

Fears for tourism as broken bridge traps Broads river traffic

The Haven Bridge in Great Yarmouth has been unable to lift for river traffic for several weeks. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There are concerns that a broken major road and river bridge in Norfolk could have a serious impact on tourism unless it is fixed soon.

The Haven Bridge is an important river crossing used by thousands of drivers every day in Great Yarmouth. But it's also crucial to river traffic - it has to be raised to give large boats access to and from the Broads' river system and the North Sea.

The bridge hasn't been able to open for weeks leaving bigger ships stranded either side.

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