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Research shows people who cycle or walk to work are happier

Researchers at the University of East Anglia studied 18,000 commuters. Credit: PA Images

How do you choose to commute to work every day? Well according to a new report, if you cycle or walk, then you are a happier person.

Researchers at the University of East Anglia studied 18,000 commuters dating back over two decades.

They found that people who swapped their cars for bikes or walking, were under less strain and able to concentrate more while in the office, while using public transport also improved their well-being.


Spending watchdog says Government decision to cut Norfolk waste incinerator funding is 'scandalous'

Artist impression of plans. Credit: Norfolk County Council

A spending watchdog has said a Government decision to cut off funding for a waste incinerator in Norfolk was 'scandalous'.

As a result the county council were left with a shortfall of more than £33m with the plans for the incinerator ending up being scrapped.

The Public Accounts Committee chairman Margaret Hodge says it is appalling that so much money was wasted on a project that is likely never to be built.

Friend pays tribute to Hannah Witheridge

As the hunt for answers over murder of a 23 year old Norfolk girl continues in Thailand friends back home in Great Yarmouth have paid their own personal tributes to the girl who had everything to live for.

At the University of East Anglia where Hannah Witheridge had studied the flag flew at half mast today.

While Hannah was studying she would train with her horse Halle at Easton and Otley College.

Equestrian Centre Manager, Hilary Francois said she was just one of those 'unique people'.


University of East Anglia lowers its flag as mark of respect to former student killed in Thailand

UEA flag lowered as a mark of respect to former student killed in Thailand.

The University of East Anglia has lowered its flag today as mark of respect for a former student who was killed in Thailand.

Hannah Witheridge from Hemsby near Great Yarmouth was found on a beach on Monday morning on the island of Koh Tao - alongside 24-year-old David Miller from Jersey.

Today, the UEA's flag was at half-mast. Hannah graduated from the UEA in 2012. Two British men are now being questioned in relation to the murders.

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