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Appeal after woman and dog attacked by American bulldog type breed

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Police are appealing for information following a dog attack in Scarning, near Dereham.

It happened in woodland near Sandy Lane and Rushmeadow Road at around 4pm on Friday 10 April. A woman was walking her dog with her daughter when they passed another woman with an American bulldog type breed and a Staffordshire bull terrier type breed.

The woman picked her dog up however, the American bulldog jumped up and bit her dog on the ear, which resulted in the owner falling to the ground. The bulldog then bit her right arm.

The other woman has then walked away with the two dogs in the direction of Sandy Lane.

The victim sustained a large cut on her right arm as well as scratch marks and bruising and needed hospital treatment, whilst her dog was taken to vets for treatment.

The owner of the attacking dog is described as being white, around 5ft 2inches tall, aged in her 40s, of a medium build and was wearing her brown hair in a ponytail.

Officers are keen to trace the owner of the American bulldog type dog and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them.


Next of kin appeal in the Great Yarmouth area

Police are appealing for help in tracing the next of kin of a man who recently died in the Great Yarmouth area.

Star Taymar, aged 36 and from Dickens Court, Great Yarmouth, died at the James Paget Hospital on Tuesday 31 March. There were no suspicious circumstances.

Officers are now trying to trace the family of Star, who was previously known as Andrew Weales.

Anyone who may have known Star and has any details of his family or friends, please call DC Gavin Rivett at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.

Work by the world's greatest artists to go on display in Norfolk

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Works by some of the world's greatest artists will go on display at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich this week.

The exhibition is called Francis Bacon and the Masters and includes works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. Many of them have been brought over from Russia for the first time.

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For three months this summer you can see them at the University of East Anglia - in its most important exhibition for more than thirty years.

"Even if you're not particularly interested in Francis Bacon, some of the works alone, there is a Matisse here that is an absolute joy to see. And some Rodin scultptures that will bring you to your knees. I think the pleasure is the relationship between objects, seeing echoes of other artist's work remade through Bacon's paintings but also delighting in some really, really beautiful things"

– Amanda Geitner, Chief Curator
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Francis Bacon and the Masters runs from 18th April - 26th July.

Man killed in A47 crash

The crash happened close to the Thickthorn roundabout Credit: ITV Anglia

Norfolk police say a man has died following a crash close to Hethersett on the A47.

The crash happened on the west bound carriageway of the road just past the Thickthorn roundabout at 1.45pm yesterday. It's thought the car driver crashed into the back of a lorry parked in a layby. No-one else was hurt.

The A47 was closed for four hours as the emergency services cleared the scene and carried out investigations. The road was reopened at approximately 6pm. Police would like to thank motorists for their patience while the carriageway was shut.

Dunkirk evacuation lifeboat restored ahead of anniversary

The Lucy Lavers boat has been restored Credit: Rescue Wooden Boats

A lifeboat that took part in the Dunkirk evacuation has been restored in North Norfolk.

It's taken three years to transform the Lucy Lavers at a boatyard in Stiffkey.

The Liverpool-type lifeboat was built in 1940 to act as the Aldeburgh lifeboat in Suffolk but her first 'shout' was the Little Ships evacuation of Dunkirk. This summer she'll make her way back there to mark the 75th anniversary.

She will start her voyage back to Dunkirk via the East Coast, visiting numerous ports in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk while accompanied by local lifeboats.

Anneka Rice Credit: ITV News Anglia

The TV presenter, Anneka Rice was in North Norfolk to inspect the newly restored boat.


Strong wind warning issued for North Norfolk

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of strong winds extending as far south at the North Norfolk coast. The alert says it could lead to some disruption to travel and difficult driving conditions.

Area covered by a yellow weather warning for strong winds on Sunday. Credit: Met Office

"Southwesterly winds will increase this morning with gales developing across north Wales, parts of northern England, the north Midlands and eastern England. Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely for a time, perhaps reaching 65 mph on exposed coasts of Lancashire and north Wales.

Winds should ease from the west later this afternoon."


The weather warning is in force from 9am until 5pm on Sunday 12 April 2015

The Met Office says there is some uncertainty about the southward extent of the strongest winds.

The Chief Forecaster's assessment is: "A small depression is expected to run quickly east northeast today, crossing northern England early this afternoon. A swathe of southwesterly gales is likely to the south of the depression centre, but these should ease later this afternoon as the system moves away over the North Sea."

Seven rescued after boat engine fails

Seven people - including three children - were rescued by Wells inshore lifeboat after their boat suffered engine failure in Blakeney Harbour.

Two women and three children were ferried to the shore by the lifeboat this morning. The RNLI crew then returned to tow the boat into Morston.

The people on board rang for help using a mobile phone.

“No one on board was wearing lifejackets nor did they have VHF radio.” He said, “It is ill-advised to go to sea, especially with children on board, without proper safety equipment.”

– Lifeboat Operations manager, Chris Hardy

Cafe told to close over Radio One Big Weekend

Earlham Park cafe Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thousands of people have people have signed a petition in support of a local cafe in Norwich which has been told it will have to close for the Radio One Big Weekend.

Ingrid Henry runs the cafe alongside her husband which has been in her family for 14 years and is open all year round.

However she's received a letter from NPS on behalf of Norwich City Council stating the council-leased business will have to close for three days because the cafe's in part of the cordoned off zone.

50,000 people are expected to attend the Big Weekend on May 23rd and 24th to see the likes of Taylor Swift and Florence and the Machine perform.

Ingrid Henry Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We cant really see why we've got to shut when they're going to be bringing in lots of traders from outside, they're telling us we need to close for a safety reason but we're not really sure what that safety reason is and I've now asked that question and I can't seem to get a response"

– Ingrid Henry, cafe owner

"The area that the café is located within is part of the cordoned off zone and falls within the event backstage production area. The reason this whole area has been cordoned off it to ensure that it's kept safe at all times and to ensure that only ticket holders can gain access. We're making sure that the café can trade right up to the last minute and reopen as soon as possible after the Big Weekend. The city council is a strong and proud supporter of businesses in the city - especially small businesses. So we will, of course, make sure that the people who run the café will be fully compensated for rent and any loss of income to see that they won't be a penny out of pocket".

– Spokeswoman, Norwich City Council
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