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Lamma agricultural show cancelled due to wind damage

Visitors to Lamma on Wednesday Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A major agricultural show has been cancelled today - after strong winds caused serious damage to its exhibits.

The Lamma show, at the East of England Arena in Peterborough, was due to stage its second day hosting thousands of visitors keen to check out the latest farming machinery and technology.

But following last night's gales, organisers woke to severe damage. The decision was taken to close the gates - but not before many visitors had already arrived in the car park.

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New stretch of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road opens

The new section of the road will open at 6am on 21st December Credit: Mike Page

Another stretch of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road is to open before Christmas.

The 7.5km section of dual carriageway between the A140 Cromer Road and the A1151 Wroxham Roa opens to traffic on Thursday morning (21st Dec).

It now means two thirds of the road has been finished, two months ahead of schedule.

"I am extremely pleased, not to say relieved. A week ago the weather turned against us and for a while it seemed unlikely that we would make up the lost time. Since then, the team has pulled out all the stops, and it is a great credit to Balfour Beatty and our own staff that the next 7.5kms of dual carriageway will be open before Christmas."

– Ian Taylor, Project Manager for Norfolk County Council

Better weather over the last few days has allowed the completion of white lines and road studs and other outstanding works.

Inspections by the construction team have confirmed that remaining minor works will be finished in time.

"Having two-thirds of Norwich NDR open by Christmas - two months ahead of schedule - is a tremendous achievement. That's eight and a half miles of dual carriageway helping people get around, easing pressure on other routes and supporting businesses."

– Cllr Stuart Clancy,Vice-Chairman of Norfolk County Council's Environment, Development & Transport Committee

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Police appeal for witnesses after two horses shot in face by airgun in Suffolk

Police are appealing for witnesses after two horses were shot in the face by an airgun at Stradishall in Suffolk on October 5. Horse owners in the area have been told to remain vigilant after both animals had to be sedated by a vet in order to remove the pellets.

Police would like to speak to two men seen laughing and carrying a green canvas gun bag in the village around the time of the incident.

The man carrying the bag was described as around 19, with mousey cropped hair, five foot, six inches tall, of a skinny build and wearing jeans and a green jumper with a zip at the neck.

The second man is said to be in his early 20s around five foot, eight inches, with scruffy mousey brown hair and a short beard. He was wearing a white patterned t-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has knowledge of it should call police on 101.

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