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Work begins on huge new wind turbine

Work is due to start on a new wind turbine at the RSPB's headquarters at Sandy in Bedfordshire.

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The turbine is 100 meters tall so needs to be transported to the RSPB on eight lorries. It could take about two weeks to put up, depending on the weather.

The turbine is expected to generate about two million units of green energy each year, which the charity says is equivalent to half the electricity it uses across all of its 27 locations in the UK.

"In the UK we have the potential to generate a significant portion, if not all of our electricity from sustainable sources. This will take time and it will take investment.

"So I am proud to say the RSPB continues to back words with actions to show we are serious about tackling the threat of climate change with our biggest single renewable energy project yet."

– Martin Harper - Director of Conservation, RSPB


Landmark of a past industrial age is torn down

It's goodbye to a little bit of history in Bury St Edmunds as work continued to demolish the town's last gas holder.

The gas holder or gasometer in Bury St Edmunds is being demolished. Credit: ITV News Anglia

People might not be getting sentimental over the old metal structure on Tayfen Road but there's a good chance it supplied their home with gas for more than half a century.

Others in Norwich and Colchester are being taken down too. The site at Tayfen Road became a gas works in 1834. Gas was initially produced by heating coal in a container before being transferred to gas holders.

Appliances powered by gas became more and more popular over the years and in 1952 a gas holder was built on site to meet increasing demand.

Click below to watch a report on the demolition by ITV News Anglia's Liz Summers

Free wi-fi rolled out across Norwich city centre

Norwich city centre. Credit: PA

People in Norwich city centre will have access to free wi-fi from today.

It's part of a £100,000 project by Norwich Business Improvement District which will allow free internet connection to anyone out and about in Norwich.

Anyone within range from Chapelfield Gardens to Norwich Castle will be able to pick it up on devices.

"Our free city centre wi-fi scheme puts Norwich at the forefront of technology and provides real value for social media users and the business community. With the technology lifestyles that we all lead, it is now an expectation that a city has wi-fi.

With Norwich’s reputation as a Tech Nation City it’s vital that we invest in the infrastructure which embraces growth of digital technology for the benefit of visitors and businesses. The city centre free wi-fi will further help put Norwich on the map as a technology leading city, and a more connected place to visit, work and live.

Connectivity is an important element of everyday life for many people and the free wi-fi will enable people to download and access the ‘Discover Norwich’ app, helping people navigate their way and find the latest events going on in the city”.

– Stefan Gurney, Executive Director of Norwich BID


Email scam warning from County Council

A message on the Council's website. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Norfolk County Council have issued a warning after reports people have received emails containing 'malicious content'.

The emails - which appear to be sent from - contain an excel spreadsheet attachment if downloaded, could potentially damage the person's computer.

At the moment they say there is no evidence their website security has been breached, but they are investigating the issues as a 'matter of priority'.

Norwich Airport victim of cyber attack

Norwich Airport say their website has been the victim of a cyber attack. Credit: PA

Norwich Airport has been the victim of a cyber attack.

They reported the hacking to the police upon noticing the breach.

They say that no sensitive information has been leaked because the website is a third party site not connected to the airport's operational systems.

Changes are being made to the website arrangements to prevent any further illegal access.

Teenager arrested in Norwich over TalkTalk hacking attack bailed

The boy was arrested in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from TalkTalk. Credit: PA

A 16-year-old boy from Norwich who was arrested in connection with the investigation into alleged data theft from TalkTalk has been released on bail.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) together with officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA) executed a search warrant at an address in the city last night.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences, but has now been bailed until late March 2016.

He was the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the investigation.

Norwich teen arrested in TalkTalk hack investigation

Police made the arrests in Norwich. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in Norwich in connection with alleged data theft from TalkTalk.

A joint operation between detectives from The Met's cybercrime unit and officers from the National Crime Agency saw an address in Norwich searched, and the teenager detained.

It comes after the communications company admitted it had been the victim of a significant hacking attack last week.

He's the fourth person to be arrested and is being held under Computer Misuse Act offences.

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