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Police appeal after pedestrian killed on A47

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on the A47 at Walsoken Saturday night.

A silver Audi was travelling towards Wisbech when it was in collision with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a man in his 40s, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital with serious head injuries but sadly died.

The road was closed for approximately five hours whilst emergency services dealt with the incident.


Otter eats carp worth £10,000 including Big Bertha

Couple's prized carp collection devoured by a wild otter Credit: ITV ANGLIA

An otter is being blamed for eating fifty carp worth more than ten thousand pounds from a back garden in Hopton near Great Yarmouth.

Anne and John Newiss say they included a much-loved specimen called Big Bertha they'd had for 32 years.

But the couple are powerless to act because otters are a protected species.

"Bertha was my friend and would eat out of my hand. It's been absolutely heartbreaking."

– Anne Newiss

Call to council to take 50 Syrian refugees

Multi-faiths call for Norfolk to take in 50 Syrians. Credit: ITV Anglia

Multi-faith groups have been holding a special service and day of action to urge Norfolk County Council to resettle fifty Syrian refugees as a matter of urgency.

Members of Sanctuary Norfolk are offering to home them temporarily if the council agrees to a more permanent solution. Campaigners say it's vital to act now. The council has agreed in principle but discussions are still taking place with central government.

"We were delighted to read that the council had agreed in principle to accept vulnerable Syrian refugees but we also believe that the time has come for it to take that extra vital step and commit to a figure."

– Siobhan Aldris, founder member Sanctuary Norfolk.

Carriage used for Edith Cavell's final journey back home goes on display

Over the next month there'll be a series of events celebrating the life of Edith Cavell, a heroine of the first world war.

The Norfolk nurse was responsible for saving the lives of hundreds of Allied soldiers but was then executed by the Germans.

Now the railway carriage that brought her body back to England has come to her home county for the first time.

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


Motorcyclist dies after collision on A11

A 20-year old man has died following a collision on the A11 at Barton Mills on Friday 2nd October.

Police were called just before 1.30pm to reports that a silver Skoda and a motorcycle were involved in a collision.

The young man was taken to Addenbrooke's where he died late last night.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Road safety campaign 'David's Story' wins top award

'David's story' wins top award

A road safety campaign launched by Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies has won a top public relations award.

'David's Story' won Gold for the Public Sector Campaign at the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) Awards for the Anglia, Thames and Chiltern region in Cambridge.

David Holmes Credit: Brenda Holmes, David's mother

Judges praised the campaign, saying it was "sensitively handled" adding the Constabularies communications team were "creative, brave and professional" in the production and delivery of the road safety video.

The video features film captured on the headcam of Norwich motorcyclist David Holmes, killed on the A47 at Honingham in June 2013.

The campaign attracted worldwide attention and has had more than 17.4 million views to date.

"It's an honour to receive this award for David's Story which I believe can only have a positive effect on casualty reduction across Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond. A large amount of this success would not have been possible without the continuing support of Brenda and her family and it was pleasing to have her with us accepting the award last night."

– Chief Inspector Chris Spinks

"This is something I know David would have wanted me to do. I think he would be proud of what we have achieved."

– Brenda Holmes
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