Oscar Smith is working on a farm in Norfolk ahead of a part-time five-year degree course at Easton and Otley College.

Farmers urged to employ more apprentices

Farmers across the region are being urged to employ more apprentices to make sure agriculture remains a key industry in the local economy.

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Home Truths: Elodie Harper examines the changing housing market in the East

An investigation by ITV News has found foreign investors are buying up properties in Cambridge and leaving them empty to make a profit.

With so many people desperate to get a foot on the ladder, the head of housing at Cambridge City Council has called the revelation 'abhorrent'

Properties in Cambridge are among the most in demand in the country, with only London prices higher.

In the first of our series Home Truths, Elodie Harper examines the changing housing market in the East.

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Norwich City: Olsson handed extended ban as Canaries close on Jerome and Cuéllar deals

Martin Olsson sees red at Molineux.
Martin Olsson sees red at Molineux. Credit: PA

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson has been handed an extra three match ban by the FA after making physical contact with the referee during last weekend's opening day defeat to Wolves.

Olsson appeared to push referee Simon Hooper after he was sent off at Molineux.

The Sweden international was suspended for Saturday's win over Watford, and will now also sit out games against Blackburn Rovers, Ipswich Town and Crawley Town.

The Canaries have decided not to appeal the charge, and Olsson has also been fined £3,000.

Cameron Jerome spent time on loan at Crystal Palace last season.
Cameron Jerome spent time on loan at Crystal Palace last season. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Norwich are thought to be closing in on a couple of new signings.

A fee of £1.5million has been agreed with Stoke City for striker Cameron Jerome according to the Stoke Sentinel.

The powerful forward is also attracting interest from Celtic, but it's understood that he would prefer a move to Carrow Road.

Carlos Cuéllar was released by Sunderland this summer.
Carlos Cuéllar was released by Sunderland this summer. Credit: PA

The Canaries could also add experienced defender Carlos Cuéllar to their ranks.

The Spaniard has been without a club since leaving Sunderland at the end of last season, and is believed to have undergone a medical in Norfolk today.

Man in hospital after being airlifted from yacht

A man's been winched to safety from his stricken yacht 28 miles north of Cromer.

Map showing location of rescue
Man rescued from yacht north of Cromer Credit: ITV Anglia

He raised the alarm at 8 o'clock this morning. Cromer lifeboat and an RAF helicopter from the Wattisham airbase in Suffolk went to his aid.

The yacht's sails were in tatters and the engine has failed with winds gusting at more than 40 miles an hour.

The man is being treated in the Norfolk and Norwich hospital.

Wind turbine test rig being transported from Peterborough to Stanhoe on Wednesday could cause delays

Police are warning there will be an abnormal load travelling through Cambridgeshire and Norfolk on Wednesday (20 August) from 9.30am.

A test rig for a wind turbine blade measuring 44m long will be escorted by Norfolk Police from the A1 near Peterborough to a site at Stanhoe, in Norfolk.

The planned route is as follows: A47 Cambs border – A149 – A148 – B1454 – local roads to site.

Delays are expected.

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Combine harvester destroyed by fire

Combine on fire
Combine harvester on fire Credit: Mike Page

Fire appliances from Great Yarmouth, Beccles, Lowestoft and Hethersett were called to a field and combine harvester fire at Toft Monks on the Norfolk/Suffolk border yesterday. The crews used hose reel jets and beaters to extinguish the field fire and compressed air foam to deal with the fire in the combine harvester.

The harvester on fire
The harvester on fire Credit: Mike Page

Lifeboat rescues yacht in difficulty off Norfolk

Wells lifeboat
Wells lifeboat Credit: RNLI

The lifeboat from Wells on the North Norfolk coast was launched yesterday evening (Saturday) to help a 28 foot yacht which had run into difficulties. The bilge keel Yacht "Amigo" with 2 persons on-board, was on its way towards Grimsby on a Northerly heading when it ran into mechanical difficulties and was not making any headway. The yacht then reversed its course and started to proceed toward the 'safe port' of Wells.

At 17:20 Humber Coastguard requested that the Wells all-weather Lifeboat be launched, as they were uncertain that the yacht would be able to make a safe landfall and navigate to the safety of the port. The crew were paged at 17:20 and the Lifeboat left the Boathouse at 17:30. The Lifeboat launched in Holkham Bay at 17:50 and proceeded toward the casualty which was about 40 mins to the Northward in the vicinity of the Docking Shoal. The Lifeboat arrived on scene at 19:25 and escorted the vessel toward Wells.

At 20:50 in the outer approaches to the harbour a crew member was placed on board the Amigo and a towline was attached. The lifeboat entered the harbour channel at 21:00 and towed the yacht to the safety of the outer harbour.

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