Scene of the crash on the A47

Fatal crash on A47 causes chaos

A crash involving a lorry and a car has caused the A47 near Norwich to be closed for most of the day.

The A47 runs from Great Yarmouth to the Midlands

MEPs call for A47 funding

The European Parliament has been asked to help fund a series of improvements to the A47.

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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.

Appeal for witnesses to double fatal crash

The police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly couple, both in their eighties, died in a car crash on the A47 at Wendling near Dereham in Norfolk. It happened yesterday afternoon when two vehicles collided head on.

An air ambulance was called to the scene but the female passenger in one of the vehicles died before she could be taken to hospital. The driver of that car died later in hospital. The driver of the other vehicle, a woman in her sixties, was also badly hurt.

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ROAD: A47, Swaffham, Norfolk

Part of the A47 near Swaffham in Norfolk has been closed, after a car crashed into the central reservation of the dual carriageway at 11:50am.

Three fire crews from Swaffham, Great Massingham and Thetford were called as well as paramedics.

Calls to improve A47

A47, Norfolk Credit: ITV Anglia

MP's and business leaders from across the region will meet the Transport Minister to ask for millions of pounds to be spent improving the A47.

A report backed by local businesses says dualling would bring huge economic benefits and up to 10,000 jobs.

Dualling the whole of the A47 would cut the journey time from Peterborough to Yarmouth by 30 minutes but rather than dual the entire 105 mile length the plans focus on the pinch points instead.

Calls for more money to improve A47 Credit: ITV Anglia

Starting at Peterborough the plans include dualling the junction with the A47 and A1. East Winch and Middleton will be bypassed. The Easton and North Tuddenham stretch will be dualled, as will Blofield to Burlingham. Improvements will also be made to the Vauxhall roundabout in Great Yarmouth.

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Pedestrian killed on A47

A pedestrian has been killed on the outskirts of Dereham in Norfolk.

Police believe a man in his 30s from the Dereham area was hit by two cars near the Tavern Lane slip road on the A47 towards Norwich.

It happened in the early hours of the morning. A silver peugeot 307 and a black Audi A4 were involved. Police are keen to speak to witnesses.

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