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Fire starter: UK's first woman firefighter pens book on being a real life trailblazer

When Josephine Reynolds, from Norfolk, decided she wanted to be a fireman, the term firefighter hadn't even been invented - because back in 1982 there wasn't a single woman in the service.

Well Jo changed all that, becoming the UK's first full-time female fire woman. Now she's written a new book called Fire Woman and she popped into the studio to tell Jonathan and Becky all about it.


Police warn driver doing 134mph to expect call

Norfolk Police tweeted a warning to a driver spotted doing 134mph on the A11.

The warning comes a day after the introduction of new tougher fines for motorists who drive well above the speed limit came into force.

Under the new guidelines drivers caught doing 41mph in a 20mph zone, 51mph in a 30mph zone, 66mph in a 40mph or 101mph on a motorway will face penalties starting from 150% of their weekly income - up 50% on the previous level.

Two injured after man breaks into hangar at Norwich Airport

A man broke into a secure hangar at Norwich Airport. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A man in his 30s has been arrested after getting into a secure hangar at Norwich Airport and assaulting two people.

The area remains cordoned off - although the airport is open - after police were called just before 2.30am today (Tuesday April 25).

The victims both suffered minor injuries. A third person was threatened but was unhurt.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

Funeral to be held for teenage driver killed in crash

Hundreds of Kyle's family and friends will gather to say goodbye Credit: Family picture

The funeral is taking place today for a 17-year-old who died alongside his friends in a crash in Norfolk.

Kyle Warren was driving the car that crashed into trees off Tivetshall Road near Pulham Market earlier this month, killing all three teenagers inside.

Hundreds of Kyle's family and friends with gather together in his home town of Harleston.

The funerals for 18-year-old Dominic O'Neill and 16-year-old Billy Hines will be held at a later date.


Figures reveal more people are relying on foodbanks

People are continuing to use foodbanks Credit: PA

More than 114,000 emergency food supplies have been given to people in the East by Trussell Trust foodbanks.

The number of people in crisis has risen within the last year. Over 40,000 of the three day food parcels were given to children.

Foodbanks across the region are working hard to stop people going hungry in areas of rollout, by providing food and support and working closely with other charities to provide holistic support.

Paraglider airlifted to hospital after crashing into cliffs

The incident happened at Weybourne in North Norfolk. Credit: NARS

A paraglider has suffered serious leg and back injuries after crashing into cliffs at Weybourne in North Norfolk.

He was found motionless on the beach on Saturday afternoon where he was treated by NARS (Norfolk Accident Rescue Service) Critical Care paramedic Ryan Warwick.

A Coastguard helicopter and air ambulance were then scrambled and the man was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

He's in a serious but stable condition.

Ryan was the first on scene and treated the patient, who was at the bottom of the cliffs. Ryan found the patient had incurred serious leg injuries and provided sedation and enhanced pain relief.

The Coastguard, Coastguard helicopter and air ambulance also attended the scene.

The patient was airlifted to the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

– NARS spokesman
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