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Serious collision closes A47 at Walpole Highway

Police are currently dealing with a serious road traffic collision near King’s Lynn which has closed the A47 in both directions at Walpole Highway.

Officers were called at 5.53pm this evening to reports of a single vehicle collision on the A47 westbound carriageway.

Emergency services, including fire and ambulance, are at the scene. The vehicle has collided with the central reservation.

The air ambulance has taken the male driver and only occupant of the vehicle to Addenbrookes hospital for treatment.

The road is not likely to reopen until later this evening, current estimates put the time of reopening at 11pm. Road users are advised to avoid the area for the next few hours.

Any witnesses to the collision should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

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Michael Portillo officially opens King's Lynn station refurbishment

King's Lynn station is known as the Royal Station because it's used by the Queen on her way to Sandringham, but platform 1 has welcomed another famous face this week.

Cabinet Minister turned train enthusiast and TV presenter Michael Portillo was the guest of honour as a £1million refurbishment was officially opened.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Rob Halden-Pratt

Portillo to open King's Lynn station following revamp

Michael Portillo will officially open the refurbished train station in King's Lynn today.

The 168-year-old, grade 2 listed building, often hosts royal passengers including the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

Michael Portillo
Michael Portillo Credit: PA Images

The station has been taken back in time with a 1950's design, featuring vintage-style lanterns, signs and benches inspired by nearby Wolferton station.

Read more: How King's Lynn station is taking a step back in time

Police investigation after woman's body found in Norfolk

Police are investigating after a woman's body was found at a property in King's Lynn, Norfolk.

The body of a 28-year-old woman was discovered in Richmond Place at around 10.30pm on Sunday.

The death is being treated as unexplained and a post mortem examination will be held.

Two men, who police say are known to the woman, have been arrested and remain in custody.

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Carer jailed for stealing £33,000 from elderly victim

A woman who stole thousands of pounds from an elderly lady she was employed to care for has been jailed for 18 months.

Linda Greenacre worked as a carer for the 90 year-old woman in King’s Lynn, and stole over £33,000 in cash and self-written cheques.

Over a period of 21 months, between 10 March 2012 and 1 January 2014, Greenacre slowly stole the money – making around 36 trips to ATM machines using the victim’s bank card to withdraw cash and forging 64 cheques for varying amounts made out to herself.

Greenacre’s deceit was uncovered when the victim received a letter from her bank stating that her account was overdrawn.

Fifty-four year-old Linda Greenacre, of Lady Jane Grey Road, King’s Lynn pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

"This theft took place over a prolonged period and saw Linda Greenacre take advantage of an elderly lady whom she was trusted to care for. Her actions were calculated, deceitful and purely for her own personal gain. The majority of the money stolen was spent on jewellery."

– Detective Constable Bridget Milne of the Adult Abuse Investigation Unit
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