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Snow forecast sequence for the weekend in the Anglia region

A showery mix of rain, sleet and snow is expected across the Anglia region over the weekend.

It's possible there could be a slight temporary covering of snow at time in a new places as the heavier showers pass through.

Click on the animated graphics sequence below which shows how the Met Office weather computer is forecasting the weather for the weekend.

The blue areas indicate rain or sleet with the snow marked in white.

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Casualty saved from fire in Norwich

Fire crews were called to Vauxhall Street Credit: ITV Anglia

Fire crews have rescued a casualty from a fire in a flat in Norwich. Crews from Carrow, Earlham, Sprowston, Hethersett, Wroxham and the Control Unit from Wymondham were called to a flat fire on Vauxhall Street early on Saturday 31 January.

The crews rescued one casualty from the flat on arrival and trauma care was given. The crews used breathing apparatus and hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

£60 million for region's industry

The government has pledged a total of £60 million for a series of projects across Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk. The windfall will benefit the aviation industry and create thousands of new jobs, homes, and better roads. But critics claim it's just another political sweetener three months ahead of the General Election. Malcolm Robertson's been looking at one of the schemes designed to benefit.

Ooh la la - Manet mania mounts!

Manet exhibition at Norwich Castle Credit: ITV ANGLIA

A painting from one of the world's greatest artists, worth millions, has come to Norfolk. It's by the French impressionist Manet and is the centrepiece of a new exhibition which looks at the way he influenced artists both here and at home.

Homage to Manet opens at Norwich Castle tomorrow. It also features work by Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Gwen John and Philip Steer, who settled in Walberswick in Suffolk in later years.

Heather Gutherie, Exhibitions' Officer said : "Manet is regarded as a forefather or a father of modern art and it's particularly through his representations of women that he was a very controversial, very notorious artist, somebody who was painting real women and that really influenced artists who were working in Britain in the late nineteenth century."

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Doctor jailed for 12 years for abusing young girls

A former police surgeon was today jailed for 12 years after admitting serious sexual offences against young girls..

61-year-old Hugh O'Neill, from Tasburgh in Norfolk abused two girls in their early teens. He pleaded guilty to two charges of rape and three of gross indecency.

Today he was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court.

Hugh O'Neill has been jailed for 12 years. Credit: Norfolk Police

The offences took place between 1995 and 2002. They came to light when one of the girls - having seen high profile cases reported in the press - felt strong enough to contact the police.

O'Neill was arrested on July 18th last year. Initially he denied the allegations but later admitted them.

O'Neill worked as a GP at Horsford medical centre near Norwich.. None of the offences relate to his professional role.

Statements were read out from the victims. One said O'Neill had completely shattered her trust in people. Not a day goes by without her reliving her nightmare. It had ruined her life, she said.

The other girl said her childhood had been taken away from her. She was so traumatised that she slept with a knife under her pillow.

Judge Anthony Bate told him: "Behind that respectable facade you were living a complete lie. Your disgrace is complete.".

It emerged today that O'Neill is accused of a further 15 offences of sexual abuse. His barrister said he would be pleading not guilty.

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