Helicopter debris search to begin

Experts scouring the wreckage of the helicopter crash in Gillingham, Norfolk will begin recovering crash debris today.

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School Report: 'The Thankful Villages'

Here's our next look back at a local story from the First World War selected and told by schoolchildren from across the region.

We all know about the huge losses incurred in the First World War. But what you might not have heard about are those rare places in the country that did not lose a single life during the conflict.

They are known as the Thankful Villages and the Anglia region has six of them:

  • Culpho and South Elmham St Michael in Suffolk.
  • Strethall in Essex.
  • Puttenham in Hertfordshire.
  • East Carlton and Woodend in Northamptonshire.

This School Report was sent to us by Year 8 at Sir John Leman High School in Beccles in Suffolk and it tells the story of the Thankful Villages.

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All four victims of Gillingham helicopter crash named

Norfolk police have officially named all four people killed when a helicopter crashed near Beccles on Thursday.

As well as the owner of the helicopter and nearby Gillingham Hall, Lord Ballyedmond, on board were Declan Small, and pilots Carl Dickerson and Lee Hoyle.

Air accident investigators have spent the day at the crash site in the village of Gillingham, as Kate Prout reports.

David Cameron's tribute to 'good friend' killed in helicopter crash

The Prime Minister has paid tribute to Lord Ballyedmond, who died in a helicopter crash in Norfolk.

David Cameron said: “Lord Ballyedmond was a towering figure in Northern Irish business life, and passionate about peace and good relations north and south, east and west.

"He was a larger than life figure who was a great supporter of the Conservative party and a good friend to me.”

Questions over the second helicopter crash in Norfolk

It's not known how long air accident investigators will need to study the scene of the crash.

But questions will need to be answered into why the helicopter came down at Gillingham.

ITV News Anglia's Jim Rice has been looking at the safety of helicopters after the second crash in Norfolk this year.

Click below to watch his report.

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