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One lane re-opens northbound after A11 closure in Norfolk

The A11 Credit: ITV News Anglia

One lane has re-opened northbound on the A11 in Norfolk after an accident earlier this morning closed the road.

It happened between the Breckland Lodge roundabout and Ellingham Road just before 8am.

A11 in Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

The closure caused long delays in both directions with tailbacks through Attleborough where traffic was diverted.

Southbound was also affected with long delays, caused by the diversion around the Breckland Lodge roundabout.

Woman, 70, left with serious head injuries after A11 crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious crash on the A11 at Attleborough Sunday 19 June.

The single-vehicle collision happened at about 8.35am at the junction with London Road when a black Audi A4 travelling towards Thetford left the roadside, crashing into the Stag roundabout.

A woman in her 70s, one of the passengers, suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by air ambulance for treatment where she remains in a serious but stable condition. The driver and two other passengers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and fully re-opened at 1pm.


Norfolk police search for missing man from Attleborough

Nadeera De Silva has been missing since Friday 4th March Credit: Norfolk police

Norfolk police are appealing for help to trace a man missing from Old Buckenham near Attleborough.

34-year old Nadeera De Silva was last seen at his home address on Friday morning (4th March).

Nadeera is described as Asian with short black hair. It is not clear what clothing he was wearing when he was last seen.

Police are concerned for his welfare.

Investigation into death of motocross rider in Norfolk

Health and Safety officials are investigating the death of a motocross rider at a track in Norfolk at the weekend.

He was 51-year-old Mark Davis. It's understood it was his first time on a bike for more than 20 years. He was killed at Besthorpe near Attleborough.

It is the second tragedy to hit the sport locally within a matter of weeks,

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson.

Motocross victim named locally as Mark Davis

The track where Mark Davis was killed in a motocross accident

The man who was killed in a motocross accident in Norfolk has been named locally as 51 year old Mark Davis.

The track manager Mark Brown told ITV News this weekend marked the first time Mr Davis had been back on a bike in a number of years.

Mr Davis was riding a Honda 250cc motocross bike at the Moto X track in Besthorpe, near Attleborough, on Saturday afternoon.

He suffered head, neck and chest injuries in an accident and died at the scene.

Man dies in motocross accident

The Moto X track in Besthorpe, near Attleborough Credit: ITV

A motocross rider has died in an accident at a Norfolk circuit.

The man, who was in his 50s and is yet to be named, was riding a Honda 250cc motocross bike at the Moto X track in Besthorpe, near Attleborough, on Saturday afternoon.

He suffered head, neck and chest injuries. Police were called to the scene shortly after 3.30pm. An ambulance and air ambulance also attended but he died at the scene.

Breckland Council's Environmental Health Department attended the scene after being informed of the accident, and are now leading the investigation.

MX has a main track with several jumps and a junior track. It was closed on Sunday following the man's death.

It's the second fatality in the sport recently. Last month, Tom Pattison died during a race at Blaxhall in Suffolk.

Flowers left at the circuit Credit: ITV


Penpals celebrate 70 years of friendship

Muriel and Peggy catching up in Norfolk over tea. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two penpals who started writing letters to each other during the war are celebrating 70 years of friendship.

Muriel Cowley from Attleborough in Norfolk and Peggy Shafer from Philadelphia in America, have led almost parallel lives despite being on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

One of the many many letters exchanged! Credit: ITV News Anglia

Nowadays they keep in touch by email but at the weekend they were reunited in Banham in Norfolk, where Muriel's daughter lives.

The pair both turn 80 this month and enjoyed a high tea with friends and family to celebrate!