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Police crackdown on 999 calls

Norfolk Police have released recordings of inappropriate 999 calls in the hope that it will deter people from clogging up their phone lines.

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Coastal areas cop cash to protect from flooding

Two coastal areas in our region that were badly hit by last December's tidal surge are getting money to help regeneration and protection against future flooding.

Wells-next-the-sea in Norfolk will receive £610,000 from the Coastal Communities Fund to transform the Maltings building into an arts and heritage centre.

In Waldringfield in Suffolk, they're getting £633,000 to improve flood defences.

Waldringfield in Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia


Man suffers facial injuries after attack by pub

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a man in North Walsham in Norfolk.

The incident took place in The Loke in the town close to the King's Arms pub at around 2am on Sunday 20 July 2014.

The victim, aged in his 40s, was punched a number of times resulting in serious facial injuries requiring hospital treatment.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who believes they may have witnessed the incident or who may have information relating to what happened.

20 years on: the fire that destroyed one of our biggest libraries

by Malcolm Robertson

It is exactly 20 years ago that fire destroyed one of the region's biggest libraries.

August 1st 1994 is a day those in the centre of Norwich will never forget.

Tens of thousands of books and documents were lost as firefighters took eight hours to bring the blaze under control - but thankfully priceless records and manuscripts were saved.

The scene back in 1994. Credit: ITV News Anglia

David Ashworth was one of the 200 firefighters drafted in to deal with the emergency. It's just about one of the biggest incidents he's had to tackle.

"It was a massive fire and it was going to be a very difficult decision to commit breathing apparatus crews to it because ,virtually the entire front of the library was fully alight."

– David Ashworth
Norwich library
Norwich library on fire Credit: ITV News Anglia

The fire was started by an electrical fault. At the time, Dennis Whitehead was a local photographer. He remembers getting the call from his office.

"As I drove into Norwich there was just this plume of smoke visible for miles, The thing I remember most was hearing the number of sirens as fire engines from all over the county descended on the city and I can still hear them today, the sound resonating as they drove through the city to get there."

– Dennis Whitehead

Thankfully vital documents which were stored in the basement survived.

In its place now is Norwich's eye-catching Forum - a £65m project completed in 2001 to mark the Millennium.


Snetterton prepares to welcome big crowds to touring car championship

The British Touring Car Championships will take place this weekend at Snetterton.
The British Touring Car Championships will take place this weekend at Snetterton. Credit: ITV Sport.

The British Touring Car Championships return to Snetterton in Norfolk this weekend.

Two days of racing kick off tomorrow and the circuit's expected to welcome big crowds of spectators.

Among the competitors will be King's Lynn driver Carl Breeze who will be taking part in the Ginetta GT Supercup.

Picture: Prince Charles caught blowing a raspberry to the Sandringham crowd (well, almost)

It looked as though Prince Charles was having a bit of fun with the crowd.
It looked as though Prince Charles was having a bit of fun with the crowd. Credit: Keith Robins

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall attended the Sandringham Flower Show yesterday and a picture that was sent into us from the event made us chuckle.

Obviously the Royal pair have impeccable manners, but you wouldn't think so looking at the picture above.

It looks as though Prince Charles' playful side is coming out - maybe having a bit of fun with the crowd?

It turned out to be Camilla's hand, not Charles'!
It turned out to be Camilla's hand, not Charles'! Credit: Keith Robins

But if we zoom out it all becomes clear - it was Camilla's hand, not Charles'.

We wouldn't have thought any less of him if it was our future King's hand!!

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