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Hints over more cash for A47 improvements

The Prime Minister has hinted that more cash may be available for improvements to the A47.

Responding to a question from Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham that there may be some "more money" en route to Norfolk for improvements to A47.

It came after MP Henry Bellingham (Con, North West Norfolk) said that Norfolk should have a fairer share of resources.


Woman dies in A47 crash

A woman has died following a crash on the A47 at Dereham, Norfolk this morning.

Emergency services were called to the two vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway at 10.30am.

The passenger in one of the cars died at the scene, whilst the driver was seriously hurt although her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The male driver of the second car has been taken to hospital and is critically injured.

The road is currently closed in both directions with diversions in place.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the crash and are keen to trace the occupants of a small black car which was seen driving erratically on the Norwich-bound carriageway at the time and failed to stop at the scene.


Appeal launched after Norfolk death crash

Police are appealing for the driver of a red car to come forward after two young girls were were killed last Thursday evening on the A47 on Wisbech. The car was seen travelling towards King's Lynn around the time of the incident.

The girls died at Walsoken when a black Ford Focus left the road and overturned, coming to rest on its side at the edge of a ditch.

It happened about 500 metres north of the Broad End Road junction as the vehicle travelled towards Wisbech.

Jessica and Tamzin Portor Credit: ITV Anglia

Tamzin and Jessica Portor, aged 10 and seven and from Sutton Bridge in Spalding, died from their injuries.

Three other people travelling in the car, a 12-year-old boy, 38-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, all suffered minor injuries.

Two girls die in A47 crash

Police have launched an investigation after two children died in a crash on the A47 at Wisbech.

It happened at 6.40pm on Thursday when a black Ford Focus left the road and ended up in a ditch.

Five people, two adults and three children, were all taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Sadly, two girls aged seven and 10, died of their injuries. The three other casualties remain in hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be serious.

The road was closed for several hours and was re-opened shortly before 10.30pm.

Officers continue to investigate.

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