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Norfolk: Man taken to hospital after being kicked by a cow

A man has been taken to hospital after he was kicked by a cow in Norfolk. Credit: PA

A man has been taken to hospital after he was kicked by a cow in Norfolk.

It happened in Green Lane, Potter Heigham, earlier this afternoon.

The man, who was in his 60s, suffered a hip injury.

The man was then taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.

His injuries aren't thought to be life-threatening.

Beard BAFTA for furry fisherman !

What a booty of a beard ! Credit: Joe Booty

A fishing fan from Holt in Norfolk has won a beard BAFTA for his flamboyant facial hair.

And what a belter Joe Booty's beard is! He's a self-employed carpenter.

Norwich hairdressers Swagger and Jacks made him the winner of the whiskers because of "the sheer volume and manly epicness of his beard."

Can't argue with that!

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Norwich MP vents anger at the government's plan to turn Hewett School into an academy

Hewett School. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Norwich MP has spoken out against the government's plans to turn one the city's biggest schools into an academy.

The Education Secretary has signed an order which will turn the Hewett School into an academy.

Simon Wright, who's the MP for Norwich South, has said he thinks the government isn't taking the needs of the local community into account.

But the council said this isn't a final decision and has urged parents to have their say.

Simon Wright (far right) is angry about the plans. Credit: PA

“The strength of commitment to the Hewett School from parents and the wider community is immense. Hundreds of people have signed petitions, written letters and gathered at meetings to voice their support for the school.

I am angry that the future of the school is being driven by a Whitehall agenda, and specifically by an unelected former venture capitalist from the House of Lords who knows little about Norwich.

These decisions should be driven by our democratically accountable Local Education Authority. However, I would urge all parents to continue to make their concerns known.

There will inevitably be opportunities for parents to take part in meetings with the Interim Executive Board to ask questions and to put forward concerns about the proposal. I strongly encourage parents to take part in this process.

Until a funding agreement has been signed, the future of the school is not final.”

– Simon Wright MP

Norfolk man charged with historic child sex abuse at Suffolk school

The former Kesgrave Hall Boarding school in Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 69-year old man's been charged with a number of historic sexual assaults against boys at schools in Suffolk and Devon.

It's part of an investigation into allegations of abuse at the former Kesgrave Hall Boarding school in Suffolk and another school in Great Torrington in Devon.

John Mckno from Alby in North Norfolk is facing 16 charges dating back to the 1970s and 80s.

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Prehistoric past to become tourist attraction

Over the past quarter of a century, there have been the most amazing discoveries along the coast of Norfolk.

The remains of a mammoth, and more recently footprints that were 850 thousand years old - the earliest evidence of humans in Europe.

These were found at West Runton and Happisburgh.

On the back of this, the county is hoping to create a tourist attraction reflecting its prehistoric past.

Click below to watch Malcolm Robertson's report

Hospital reaction to inquest verdict

Denise Davies pictured with her husband Mark Credit: ITV News Anglia

The James Paget Hospital at Gorleston in Norfolk have given their reaction to a Coroner's findings at the inquest into the death of a patient who has just been transferred from a mental health unit.

A verdict of Natural Causes with a background of dehydration was recorded on 45 year old Denise Davies from Lowestoft.

Nick Oligbo, Medical Director at the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“We offer our condolences to Mrs Davies’s family who have listened with great dignity to the circumstances which sadly led to her death in June 2013.

Our internal investigation identified lessons to be learned about the way that we care for patients who are both mentally and physically unwell.

The coroner acknowledged that doctors are right to take the issue of patient consent very seriously.

Our doctors did all they could to try to establish if Mrs Davies should be forcibly treated given her particular circumstances.

The coroner also noted we have been working closely with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust to improve patient care.

We have done all that is possible to support the coroner in her work and will now consider carefully her detailed findings before taking appropriate action in the interests of our patients.”

– Nick Oligbo, James Paget Hospital
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