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Fears that A47 road improvements could be stalled

Four schemes to improve the A47 in Norfolk are due to be unveiled next week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Concerns have been raised about whether plans to improve the A47 will go ahead.

The government has earmarked £300 million pounds for improvements due to be completed in the early 2020s.

A new consultation on the plans is due to start next week but some campaigners are concerned the government has over promised and won't be able to deliver.

Four of the six schemes are in Norfolk including:

  • Dualling between North Tuddenham to Easton
  • Dualling from Blofield to North Burlingham
  • Improving the junction with the A11 at Thickthorn
  • Improving the Great Yarmouth junctions including the Vauxhall roundabout.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

Newmarket trainer fined after wrong horse wins race

Newmarket trainer Charlie McBride has been fined £1,500 for entering the wrong horse in a race at Great Yarmouth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Newmarket trainer Charlie McBride has been fined by the British Horseracing Authority for entering the wrong horse in a race at Great Yarmouth.

McBride, who's based at Exeter House Stables, said it was a genuine mistake when three-year-old filly 'Millie's Kiss' was installed for the race for two-year-olds last month and won at odds at 50-1.

The horse was supposed to be stablemate Mandarin Princess, but the mix-up was only discovered after Millie's Kiss was scanned.

McBride was fined £1,500 and the horse was disqualified.

Millie's Kiss ran in the race when it should have been stablemate Mandarin Princess. Credit: ITV News Anglia


Great Yarmouth MP gets Cabinet seat in reshuffle

The Greay Yarmouth MP Brandon Lewis has retained his position as a Home Office minister but will now attend Cabinet in what is seen as a promotion.

His new job, however, is not as a full Cabinet Minister.

The Great Yarmouth MP keeps his job as Home Office minister but now attends Cabinet. Credit: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

Mr Lewis was appointed Police and Fire Service Minister in the Home Office by Theresa May in July 2016.

He has been the MP for Great Yarmouth since 2010 and was one of the few Conservative MPs in the Anglia region to see his majority increase in Thursday's General Election.


Gorleston couple killed in Scotland motorbike crash

John Cooper and Sharon Cooper both died in the collision.

Police have released the names of a couple from Gorleston in Great Yarmouth killed in a crash in Scotland.

58-year-old John Cooper and Sharon Cooper, 56, both died after their Harley Davidson motorbike was involved in a collision with a Landrover Freelander.

The crash happened on the A76 at Sanquhar on Sunday 28 May 2017.

Good news for Paralympic swimmer

Four-time Paralympic medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate has announced UK Sport have extended her funding.

The Great Yarmouth swimmer, who has autism, feared she might have to quit the sport after her funding was reduced by British Swimming.

A crowdfunding page has been set up to try and get her the £15,000 needed to continue her career.

Paralympian fears she may have to quit her sport

Second man arrested over sudden death of young woman

Hannah Williamson died at a house in Freethorpe in Great Yarmouth. Credit: Family photo

A second man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman from Great Yarmouth.

The man, who is in his 20s, was arrested at an home in Thetford on 21 May.

He was taken for questioning to Wymondhan Police Investigation Centre.

21-year-old Hannah Williamson, from Freethorpe, died at a house in Marlborough Terrace on 19 May.

A post mortem examination proved inconclusive. Police are treating her death an unexplained, while further tests are carried out.

A man in his 30s has already been arrested in connection with her death. He was questioned by officers and released, but remains under investigation.

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