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Star's brother says he is hoping for good news

Lewis Kerr's brother has tweeted to say the family are hoping for good news from Addenbrooke's Hospital today.

Peterborough and Lynn speedway boss sends best wishes to Lewis Kerr

Dale Allit says he sends his best wishes to Lewis Kerr Credit: British Speedway

The joint boss of Peterborough speedway has added an emotional message to the flood of well-wishes for injured star Lewis Kerr.

The Newcastle and King's Lynn ace was airlifted to hospital following a horror crash in the Final of the Premier League Fours at the East of England Showground yesterday.

Specialist medics were flown in to treat Kerr at the track before he was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in an induced coma.

Dale Allitt, joint boss at Peterborough and promoter of King's Lynn Young Stars, said Lewis would have wanted tonight's meeting between Wolverhampton and King's Lynn Stars to go ahead.

He discovered Lewis Kerr as an up-and-coming speedway rider graduating from moto cross.

The thoughts and prayers of everyone connected to Peterborough Speedway – and I’m sure the sport as a whole – are with Lewis.

“He is a great guy who I have known since he took his first steps in the sport with the Young Stars at King’s Lynn.

“We can only hope for good news in the coming days. Lewis is a fighter and, if anyone can pull through adversity, it is him.”

– Dale Allitt

Meanwhile British Speedway has announced it'll postpone the draw for the Premier League Riders' Championship which is due to take place in Sheffield next month.


King's Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital "should come out of special measures"

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A health watchdog says a hospital in Norfolk has made "significant improvements" and should come out of special measures.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn was heavily criticised two years ago over its standards of care.

However, following a recent inspection, the Care Quality Commission says it's improved in areas including A and E, surgery and leadership.

A final decision will be made by the health regulator Monitor.

"This is the latest example of what can be achieved by a trust in special measures when there is a clear commitment from the senior leadership team to improve the quality of care, a concerted effort by staff and there is a package of support.

There have been improvements in most of the services we looked at. Our inspectors particularly noted the new leadership which has a clear vision and strategy for the future of the trust. Strong leadership is vital for any service to improve.

There is good communication throughout the organisation and the morale and culture of the organisation has improved. This has, I have no doubt, led to the improvements in the quality of care as we found staff were kind, caring and compassionate towards patients."

– Professor Sir Mike Richards, CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals


Woman air-lifted to hospital after A47 crash dies

Woman involved in A47 crash dies in Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. Credit: PA Images

Police have confirmed a woman has died following a collision on the A47 near King’s Lynn.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon at North Runcton at about 3.40pm when three vehicles were involved in a collision.

A woman in her mid-80s, suffered serious injuries and was air-lifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn where she died a short time later.

Three other people were injured. An 88-year-old man, suffered minor cuts and bruising, a woman in her 50s, suffered whiplash, cuts and bruising while another passenger was treated for severe bruising to her arms, legs, and chest.

The road was closed while emergency service dealt with the incident and it was re-opened at 8.45pm.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

Roadworks to start overnight on A17 near King's Lynn

Work starts tonight on surface dressing works on the A17 Lynn Road, Tilney All Saints.

It's taking place from the junction with the A47 at Pullover roundabout, Kings Lynn to the junction with Station Road, Clenchwarton.

The works will be carried out overnight 7.00pm to 6.00 am and should take three nights if the weather is good.

During the surface dressing works it will be necessary to close the road to all through traffic each night.

A fully signed diversion route via A1101 Long Sutton to Wisbech and A47 Wisbech to Kings Lynn will be in place for the duration the closure.

Access to businesses and properties will be maintained.

The work which will cost £120,000 will be carried out by Norfolk County Council's Community & Environmental Services Department and their contractors.

CCTV released after woman pulled to the floor and assaulted

Police would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man in this CCTV picture. Credit: Norfolk Police

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault on a woman in King's Lynn.

The incident took place in Hillington Square at just after 3am on Monday 4 May 2015.

The victim, aged in her 20s, was walking in the area when she saw two men walking along Millfleet towards London Road.

One of the men followed her into Hillington Square. A short time later she was pulled to the floor and touched inappropriately.

The offender was disturbed by a passer-by and fled the scene.

Vets battle to save swan that was shot in head

X-rays showed the pellet was lodged near the bird's brain.

Vets are battling to save the life of a swan that was shot in the head in Cambridgeshire.

The bird was shot with a metal pellet at a site in March which has been described by the RSPCA as an "infamous air gun hotspot".

The swan is now being cared for by staff at the East Winch rescue centre near King's Lynn.

The RSCPA is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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