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Crowds of 30,000 expected at TruckFest East

TruckFest East is taking place at the Royal Norfolk Showground near Norwich.

Up to 30,000 people are expected at TruckFest East at the Royal Norfolk Showground near Norwich at the weekend.

Three hundred juggernaut trucks will be at the event with stunts, dare-devil jumps and even the odd Love Island celebrity in attendance.

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


Man punched and kicked in road rage incident on A47

A man's been kicked and punched during a road rage incident on the A47 near Norwich.

It happened between 6.30am and 6.40am on Wednesday (9 August 2017), near to the slip road with the A140, when two drivers, involved in a minor collision, pulled over.

The victim, a man in his 50s who was driving a Landrover, was approached by the other driver and punched several times before being kicked while on the ground suffering facial injuries which required hospital treatment.

The road was busy with traffic at the time of the incident so I would be keen to hear from anyone travelling in the area who has a dash-cam which may have captured the incident.”

– Detective Constable Scott Malcolmson

Fears that A47 road improvements could be stalled

Four schemes to improve the A47 in Norfolk are due to be unveiled next week. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Concerns have been raised about whether plans to improve the A47 will go ahead.

The government has earmarked £300 million pounds for improvements due to be completed in the early 2020s.

A new consultation on the plans is due to start next week but some campaigners are concerned the government has over promised and won't be able to deliver.

Four of the six schemes are in Norfolk including:

  • Dualling between North Tuddenham to Easton
  • Dualling from Blofield to North Burlingham
  • Improving the junction with the A11 at Thickthorn
  • Improving the Great Yarmouth junctions including the Vauxhall roundabout.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

Police appeal for help in tracking down missing prisoner

Police are trying to track down Daniel Grix who is wanted for recall to prison. Credit: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a 39-year-old man who is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.

It is believed that Daniel Grix has links to the Norwich and Foulsham areas in Norfolk.

Anyone who may have seen Grix, or knows of his whereabouts, should contact Norfolk Police or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Winter ales in the spotlight for new Norwich beer festival

Norwich is to host the UK's first national beer festival focusing on winter ales. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Organisers of the country's biggest beer festival are to launch their first event focusing on winter ales and it will be held in Norwich.

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) announced plans to stage a winter festival in Norwich in February.

Camra, which runs this week's Great British Beer Festival, said pubs across the city will take part.

"A year is far too long for beer drinkers to wait for their next great national festival, so we have decided to launch the Great British Beer Festival Winter in Norwich.

"Festival-goers can expect the same large range of high-quality beers on offer that they would do at the Great British Beer Festival at Olympia, but we will also have the best in winter brews from across the country."

– Martin Ward, Camra

Manhunt continues after man shot dead in Chelmsford

The manhunt is continuing for a teenager after a man was shot dead outside a petrol station in Chelmsford.

Police are warning that 17-year-old Bradley Blundell could be dangerous and are urging the public not to approach him.

The victim, 34-year-old John Pordage, was shot in the chest in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Today, a 16-year-old appeared in court charged with his murder.

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