Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe has set his sights on the Premier League.

Odjidja-Ofoe targets the Premier League

New Norwich City signing Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe says he wants to help the club get back to the Premier League, after joining from Club Brugge.

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Reports: Odjidja-Ofoe heads to England for Norwich City medical

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe could be on his way to Norwich City.
Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe could be on his way to Norwich City. Credit: PA

Club Brugge midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe is heading to England for a medical ahead of a potential move to Norwich City, according to reports in Belgium.

It's thought that the 25-year-old said goodbye to his teammates yesterday.

The Canaries will still need to agree personal terms with the player.

Odjidja-Ofoe has a €7million release clause in his Brugge contract, but it's believed that Norwich would pay more around the €5million mark.

The Canaries have also been heavily linked with highly-rated Falkirk winger Conor McGrandles, but could face late competition from Aston Villa.

Ryan Bennett.
Ryan Bennett. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, Norwich defender Ryan Bennett is set for a spell on the sidelines.

He underwent surgery yesterday on an ankle injury picked up in Saturday's win over local rivals Ipswich Town.


"The worst train journey of my life" - passengers plagued by rail disruption yet again.

An East Coast train.
An East Coast train. Credit: Martin Keene / PA Archive.

It was a Bank Holiday nightmare for rail passengers - and one that left a hangover this morning as thousands tried to return to work.

Commuters in Peterborough were greeted by dozens of cancellations and hours of delays after overhead cables came down on the East Coast main line yesterday.

Passengers heading into London King's Cross last night and today endured long waits on crowded platforms and, for those that did get a train, it was a very cramped journey, as Matthew Hudson reports.

Move over Penny Lane and Route 66, it's time to sing about the B1159...

Addison's Uncle on the B1159.
Addison's Uncle on their favourite route.

We can all sing along to Baker Street, Electric Avenue, Route 66 and, of course, The Beatles' Penny Lane.

But what about The B1159?

Well, the winding Norfolk coastal route, linking Cromer to Caister-on-sea, has become the latest road to inspire a song.

It has been written by Philip Pearson, from the band Addison's Uncle, who was inspired by the scenic route during journeys with his father back to Norfolk after visiting relatives in Nottingham.

Philip said the rather-long detour used to drive him mad.

"Sure, there may be faster routes that could take half the time. The kids have almost gone insane. The wife and I don't mind. Gonna drive this old Sierra down the B1159."

– The B1159, Addison's Uncle.

Natalie Gray headed up to north Norfolk to meet the band.

Woman left with serious injuries following dog attack

A woman was left with serious injuries after being bitten by a dog in Aylsham.

The attack happened on Monday August 11 at about 10am when the victim, a woman in her mid-60s, was walking her dog next to the park, locally known as The Cage, near to Mileham Drive and Marriott's Way.

The victim’s dog was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier, one of two dogs being walked by a young girl.

The woman intervened and suffered several serious injuries to her hands.

Investigating officer, PC Pauline Gray, said: "The young girl walking the dogs was very distressed by what happened and stated she was walking the dogs for their owners.

"Unfortunately no details were exchanged and we’re keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning the owners.

"The victim was bitten several times causing injuries to her hand which will require further hospital treatment.”

Police are appealing for witnesses.


Network Rail apologises to passengers for "dreadful performance" in the Anglia region

Network Rail has apologised for its "dreadful performance" after commuters in the Anglia region faced two days of disruption, delays and cancellations.

The company, which is responsible for the country's rail infrastructure, agreed things had gone "badly wrong" on both the East Coast and Great Eastern mainlines.

On the Norwich to London line, passengers continue to experience problems due to over-running engineering works.

But Robin Gisby, managing director of Network Rail's network operations, said he did "not yet have a cause" for the issues on the East Coast line between Peterborough and Huntingdon where over-head powerlines came down and blocked the line.

Those problems began on Bank Holiday Monday and continued to cause disruption on Tuesday.

Mr Gisby called it an "appalling incident".

Click below to see his apology to passengers in Suffolk.

Suffolk rail services suspended for the rest of the day

Rail services from Ipswich to Stowmarket, Woodbridge and Felixstowe have been suspended for the rest of the day.

Passengers first began experiencing problems this morning due to over-running engineering works.

It has affected the Great Eastern mainline from Norwich to London as well as rural services in Suffolk, and between Ipswich and Cambridge.

Some bus services are accepting tickets and there are a limited number of replacement buses on the Ipswich-to-Woodbridge rail route.

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