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Norfolk's Alfie Hewett reaches Wimbledon doubles final

Alfie Hewett has the chance to defend his doubles title on Sunday Credit: PA

Norfolk wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett has made it through to the men's doubles final at Wimbledon alongside partner Gordon Reid.

Alfie missed out on a place in the singles final this afternoon, after he was beat by World Number One Gustavo Fernandez.

But the 19-year-old bounced back from that defeat, winning two sets to one alongside partner Gordon Reid.

The British pair have chance to become Wimbledon champions for the second time when they play in the final tomorrow.

World famous racer Carl Fogerty says 'never again' after dirtbike crash

A video report by Malcolm Robertson:

Former world superbike champion Carl Fogarty's been talking for the first time about the crash that has ended his motorcycling career.

Fogarty was badly injured when he came off his bike during a race at King's Lynn on Sunday. Three years ago, he was crowned king of the Jungle in ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

The man known to his legion of fans as Foggy was released from hospital in Lynn yesterday, vowing to his wife that he wouldn't race again.


No Wimbledon singles final for Norfolk's Alfie Hewett

Alfie Hewett put in a superb performance, but it wasn't enough. Credit: PA

Norfolk wheelchair tennis player Alfie Hewett has missed out on a place in the singles final at Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old from Cantley took the first set 6-4 against world number one Gustavo Fernández in the semi-final, but lost the next two (7-6, 6-3).

Hewett will now turn his attention towards defending his doubles title when he and partner Gordon Reid face Fernández and Shingo Kunieda later this afternoon.

Alfie Hewett seals Wimbledon semi-final place

Alfie Hewett in action at Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Norfolk tennis player Alfie Hewett has booked his place in the semi-finals of the wheelchair singles at Wimbledon.

The 19-year-old from Cantley came from one set down to beat French number five seed Nicolas Peifer 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

He will now face either Gustavo Fernández or Stéphane Houdet in the last four on Friday.

Sainsburys to investigate incident where customer was allegedly laughed at because of his stammer

  • Click below to watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Sainsburys say they are investigating an alleged incident where a driver with a lifelong stammer was laughed at by two petrol station cashiers.

Phil Bunning, from Thorpe Marriott near Norwich, said the incident left him feeling upset and humiliated.

Phil had been buying petrol at this station when the incident allegedly happened Credit: ITV News Anglia

It was 8.45 am in the morning when it happened as he went to buy petrol and Phil had his young daughters Lottie and Olivia in the car.

He says no one should lose their job over the incident but he'd like an apology and the staff educated about diversity.

Meanwhile Sainsburys said they were 'treating the allegation very seriously' and they 'want customers to be comfortable' on their sites.


"Overlooked" dogs looking for "furever" homes after spending 1,700 days in kennels

Could you rehome either Vinnie, Colleen, Joey and Ben? Credit: Dogs Trust Snetterton

The search is on to find new homes for four dogs who've spent more than 1,700 days in kennels in Norfolk.

Dogs Trust Snetterton is appealing for ‘furever’ homes for the homeless hounds. In stark contrast to the average stay of 36 days for Dogs Trust residents, Vinnie, Colleen, Joey and Ben have spent a combined total of over 1,700 days in kennels at the rehoming centre.

Although the pooches receive lots of fuss and attention from their canine carers who adore them, nothing compares to finding a home of their own.

“As much as staff are enjoying the presence of these loveable residents, we would love to see Ben, Joey, Colleen and Vinnie rehomed so they can enjoy their days with a loving family to call their own. These adorable canines have a lot of love to give – we’re appealing to dog lovers in Norfolk to give these ‘pawsome’ pooches a forever home.”

– Diane McLelland-Taylor, Dogs Trust Snetterton Rehoming Centre Manager
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