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Coasthopper bus service in north Norfolk saved

A Coasthopper bus

Its been announced that bus services on the popular Coasthopper route along the North Norfolk Coast will continue to run.

Three local bus operators Lynx, Sanders Coaches and West Norfolk Community Transport have stepped in to take over the service previously run by Stagecoach.

Passengers are urged to check local timetables over the next couple of weeks.


Thousands of sea creatures washed up on the region's beaches

Visitors to East Anglia's beaches are being urged to take extra care after thousands of dead fish washed up.

Starfish, crabs and other creatures were washed ashore by Storm Emma in Hunstanton and right round to Sheringham and Cromer. It's being put down to the extreme weather and last week's freezing temperatures.

Samples are being taken away for tests and dog walkers have been advised to keep their pets on a lead.


We kid you not: Stray goat on the loose in Norwich taken into safety

A stray goat which had been on the loose in Norwich for several weeks has been caught and taken to safety by the RSPCA

He'd been spotted several times over the last few months with overgrown hooves.

The stray goat safely in the warm Credit: RSPCA

He was finally caught near Sweet Briar Road in Norwich and has been treated by vets.

“Though he’s clearly got a lot of character, being on the loose during the extreme weather and almost eight inches of snowfall was really dangerous for him and he’s lucky to be alive and well. Once we got hold of him I could see straight away that he was suffering with really overgrown hooves which would have been causing him a lot of discomfort. The vet removed almost three inches of overgrown hoof which is just astounding.”

– RSPCA inspector Ben Kirby
One of the overgrown hooves Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA are appealing for the goats owners to call them on 0300 123 8018

Addenbrooke's Hospital cancels operations and diverts ambulances as computer problems continue

Addenbrooke's Hospital says it is currently experiencing significant issues with its computer network.

People are being asked not to go to A&E unless absolutely necessary and ambulances are being diverted to other hospitals.

Addenbrooke's Hospital Credit: PA Wire

The Cambridge University Hospital's Trust says emergency surgery is continuing but elective operations have been cancelled.

Outpatients should assume that appointments are going ahead unless they hear from the the hospital.

In a statement the trust says technical experts are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible and staff are working to a well-versed business continuity plan.

Former Norfolk student killed in Leicester blast

Staff at Norwich City College have paid tribute to a former student who's been named as one of the five people killed in an explosion in Leicester.

The blast destroyed a Polish supermarket and two-storey flat on 25th February.

Viktorija Ljevleva

22-year-old Viktorija Ljevleva has been named as one of those who died.

She had studied A-levels and completed a degree at City College in Norwich in 2016.

Staff at the college have been shocked by news of her death.

"Viktorija was a friendly, cheerful and determined student who was set on a career in accountancy from the off. I tutored her over her 2 years studying A Levels and got to know her really well and I am devastated to hear this awful news."

– Roz Hicks, Sixth Form Centre Curriculum Programme Manager, City College Norwich

"We are incredibly saddened by this tragic news. Viktorija was a bright, hard-working student, with a real passion for finance and accounting. She was a lovely person, very friendly, who got on well with her peers whom she was always happy to help with maths-related problems. Viktorija enjoyed asking challenging business questions, which reflected her wonderfully inquisitive nature. Our thoughts are with Viktorija's family and friends."

– James Gardiner, Business, Leadership & Humanities Degrees Academic Leader, City College Norwich
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