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Officers thank stag party who helped push police car out of the mud

A stag party of 16 men helped Norfolk Police who were stuck in the mud on the Broads. Credit: Norfolk Police

Norfolk Police have used social media to thank a 16-strong stag party who help them push a police vehicle and boat trailer out of the mud on the Norfolk Broads.

The Broads Beat truck and boat trailer became stranded at the weekend until the men stepped in to help.

Police officers said on Instagram: "We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to this stag party of 16 who helped our Broads Beat officers in their moment of need! They all mucked in to help."

Norfolk Police thanked the stag party for helping out in 'their moment of need' Credit: Instagram/Norfolk Police

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Norfolk and Suffolk Broads re-branded as the Broads National Park

The Norfolk & Suffolk Broads will become the Broads National Park. Credit: Paul Sutcliffe

The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads will be known as the Broads National Park following a landmark decision by the Broads Authority.

The authority voted by an overwhelming majority to brand the area as a National Park after 79% of people it consulted approved the proposal.

Chief Executive of the Broads Authority John Packman said he was “absolutely delighted” that the area would benefit from being clearly identified as a National Park.

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Revived Norfolk Broad sparks bitter planning row

David Pooley's retirement project was to buy an overgrown, desolate Norfolk broad and breathe new life into it; he's described it as a labour of love.

He spent years and hundreds of thousands of pounds expanding Sotshole Broad near Norwich and improving the surroundings only for the Broads Authority to threaten legal action if he didn't remove the footpaths and boardwalks.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson:

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