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Inquest hears domestic abuse claim

Andrea and Keith Johnson Credit: ITV News Anglia

Inquests are being held today into the deaths of a prominent couple from Norfolk, who died from gunshot wounds last year.

Keith Johnson, who was the leader of North Norfolk Council, shot his wife Andrea before killing himself in December last year.

Their bodies were found just yards from their home in Cromer. Robert Jeans told the inquest that he'd developed a close relationship with Andrea Johnson, who came to stay at his house the night before she died. She'd been crying, saying she'd been kicked out of her house by her husband

The next day he drove her home because Keith had asked to speak to her. He confirmed that he was aware Mr Johnson had physically abused his wife.

The inquest continues.

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Inquest into deaths of Cromer councillor and his wife to take place today

Andrea and Keith Johnson were found dead in Cromer in December 2012 Credit: ITVAnglia

An inquest into the deaths of a former council leader and his wife is due to take place today.

Keith and Andrea Johnson were found shot dead at their Cromer home in December 2012.

Mr Johnson, who was the leader of North Norfolk District Council, is believed to have shot his wife before turning the gun on himself.

A joint funeral at Cromer Church in December was attended by hundreds of people.

Local seaside piers thriving

It seems our seaside piers are thriving, despite a tough few years for the economy.

A new report suggests piers in other parts of the country are under threat, because of the high cost of insurance and upkeep. But here in the Anglia region, the likes of Cromer, Southwold and Clacton piers are bucking the national trend.

They are in good condition, and remain popular tourist attractions.

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Long distance lifeguards

With fine weather on the coast this weekend, beach lifeguards have had plenty of people to keep an eye on.

At Cromer in Norfolk, they've were instructing visitors from Bangladesh, who are keen to develop lifesaving techniques back home.

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Red Arrows blow to Carnival

Red Arrows will be in Clacton Credit: PA

The Red Arrows won't be flying at Cromer Carnival this year, it has been announced.

The carnival takes place in August and clashes with the Eastbourne International Air Show. Tony Shipp, one of the Carnival organisers said they were disappointed not to have the display team at the event.

"The Red Arrows do try to give everyone a fair crack but we're disappointed not to have them. We are trying to get another aerial display, and we should hear about this later this week."

Fans of the famous airobatics team should not be downhearted as they will be in the region this year - they'll be flying at the Clacton Air Show on August 21st and 23rd.

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