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Acle Straight to close as lorry is recovered from ditch

No-one was hurt in the crash Credit: @NSRoadsPolicing

Drivers faced delays on the Acle Straight in Norfolk after an HGV went into a ditch.

The road is currently open in both directions between the Acle roundabout and Great Yarmouth but traffic is heavy.

Police say no-one was hurt and recovery work will begin shortly to drag the lorry from the ditch.

The Acle Straight had to be closed Credit: @NSRoadsPolicing

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Poor vanilla crop hitting Norfolk's ice cream trade

Ice cream makers in Norfolk say they're being hit by rising prices for vanilla. It's the most popular flavour.

Poor vanilla crop hitting Norfolk's ice cream trade Credit: ITV Anglia

However prices have doubled over the last couple of years because of poor crops in the world's largest producer Madagascar.

Manufacturers say at the moment they've taken the hit.

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HSE to prosecute firm over deaths of two employees

Daniel Timbers and Barry Joy Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed it will be prosecuting a Norfolk firm where two employees were killed in an explosion.

Daniel Timbers, 29, and Barry Joy, 56, both died as a result of the effects of fire and inhalation of fumes of combustion in Hellesdon, near Norwich in July 2015.

Both men were working in a spray booth at Harford Attachments, which makes and paints buckets for diggers.

An inquest found there was poor training and inadequate risk assessments at a factory in Norwich where two men died in an explosion.

Today the HSE said it would be prosecuting Harford Attachments Ltd under Section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 and Regulation 6(4) of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002.

The defendants are due to appear at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on 31 May 2018.

Reckless driving puts road workers' lives at risk

Thousands of road workers' lives are being put at risk, says Highways England.

Research by Highways England reveals a catalogue of serious incidents and near misses ranging from motorists driving into coned off areas where road workers are working to physical and verbal abuse.

On average there are nearly 300 incidents each week.

Highways England is calling on road users to be patient if they are delayed by roadworks and to respect road workers doing a difficult job.

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