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Derelict church in Great Yarmouth may be reopened

St John's church in Great Yarmouth could be reopened Credit: ITV News Anglia

One of Great Yarmouth's derelict historic buildings could be brought back into public use.

The Grade II-listed St John's church hasn't been used for worship for about a decade and is on Great Yarmouth Borough Council's buildings at risk register.

It has now been given to the local preservation Trust, who are going to repair it and convert it into a cultural hub

Major safety event to keep young drivers safe on the roads

Learning about tyre safety on Young Driver Day

Teenage drivers are among the most at risk from dying or being seriously injured on our roads. So a major safety event has been held in Cambridgeshire to try to keep them safe.

Hundreds of youngsters from across the county have been finding out how to avoid accidents when they get behind the wheel at the Young Driver day in Huntingdon.

Car crash simulators, car maintenance and testing reaction times were just some of the demonstrations on offer. Here's a report by Chloe Keedy:


Farmers at the Norfolk Show give their views on Brexit

Cows being groomed at the Norfolk Show

After threats that the end of EU funding would jeopardise major transport projects across the East, today farmers have been making their Brexit feelings known at the Royal Norfolk Show.

Some warn that the cost of food is bound to go up with the loss of subsidies and access to the single market and that there could be redundancies in the 40,000 strong agricultural work force in our region. Others argue being out of Europe will actually make the farming industry stronger. Kate Prout reports:

Father guilty of killing six-year-old son

A father has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his six-year-old son im Norfolk.

Kevin Craig Toye of St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth, was convicted by a jury at Norwich Crown Court following a 16-day trial.

Detectives from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team (MIT) charged 29-year-old Toye with manslaughter in September 2015 in connection with the death of Baylee Varley in Ormesby in 2014.

The charge followed an incident which took place in late February 2008 when Baylee was around a month old. At this time Baylee was taken to hospital suffering from injuries which resulted in severe brain damage and his eventual premature death in March 2014.

Baylee, who suffered brain, retinal and rib injuries, had been in the sole care of his father before being taken to hospital in 2008.

Toye will be sentenced tomorrow.

Thousands flock to first day of royal show


Thousands have turned out for day one of this years Royal Norfolk Show.

It's the country's biggest two day agricultural event and this year more than 80,000 people are expected through the gates.

Among those, are special royal guests The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

It's the first time Prince Charles has visited since 2004 when he was the shows president.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Norfolk Show

Here is Natalie Gray who has been touring the showground today:

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'Global player' Boris should 'push the button' on Brexit

Liz Truss has said it is time to "push the button" on Brexit, as she endorsed Boris Johnson as the "global player" the UK needs to lead it into "uncharted territory".

The Environment Secretary told ITV News Mr Johnson is the "type of person we need" as Prime Minister, as she lauded the "fantastic job" he did as Mayor of London.

The MP for South West Norfolk also called for swift negotiations on Britain's new relationship with the EU.

"In my view the British people have spoken, there's no going back," she said. "We do need to press the button on exit and get on with it, because there would be a huge gap in trust if we were not to deliver on what was a referendum with an incredibly high turnout.

"I personally didn't argue for that but... I believe when the people speak we need to listen and we need to deliver."


Another leap in the region's house prices


The average house price in East Anglia has risen to £324,078 according to a new survey. Meanwhile the North/South house price gap in England has widened to a record high of nearly £169,000.

Nationwide Building Society said the gap between property values in the South and North of England has increased by £24,000 in the last year alone.

In London, average house prices lifted to a new record high of #472,384.

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