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Pilot who was arrested at Norwich Airport over alcohol concerns to appear in court

Norwich Airport. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A pilot arrested at Norwich Airport last month over concerns that he had too much alcohol in his system is due to appear at the city's Magistrates' court later.

47-year-old Ian Jennings from Hampshire was held at the airport on Thursday 30 October after landing a private plane.

He's been charged with flying while the alcohol in his breath was over the legal limit.

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Train passengers advised 'not to travel unless journey is necessary'

Abellio Greater Anglia has published their latest update on disruption to train services due to electric wire damage between Witham and Marks Tey in Essex.

Train sat at Witham station Credit: ITV News Anglia

Due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Witham and Marks Tey, all lines are blocked. Customers are advised not to travel unless their journey is necessary.

Train services running through these stations are suspended between Witham and Colchester in both directions. The line is not expected to reopen before 15:00hrs.

Liverpool Street – Norwich services are running between Norwich & Colchester only. Customers are advised to travel via Cambridge and Ely for connections to London & Norwich. These trains are leaving Norwich at xx:00 minutes past each hour, calling at Diss, Stowmarket, Ipswich & Manningtree & Colchester. Trains leaving Colchester towards Norwich, calling at the same stops, leave at xx:23 minutes past each hour.

There are some additional services running between Ipswich and Colchester calling at Manningtree, leaving Ipswich at xx:10 minutes past each hour, and Colchester at xx50 minutes past each hour.

Liverpool Street – Clacton-on-Sea services are running between Clacton & Colchester only. Rail replacement buses are running between Colchester & Witham, with a train service forward to London.

Liverpool Street – Colchester Town services are running between Colchester & Colchester Town only.

Liverpool Street – Braintree services are running between Witham and Braintree only.

Services from London are running as far as Witham, with buses forward to Colchester. Some buses will service Kelvedon & Marks Tey.

Abellio Greater Anglia tickets are being accepted on London Underground services between Liverpool Street and King's Cross, Great Northern train services between London King's Cross and Ely, and on East Midlands Trains services between Ely and Norwich, in both directions until further notice.

CrossCountry trains are accepting Abellio Greater Anglia ticket holders between Ely and Stansted Airport via Cambridge for passengers travelling via West Anglia services.

Replacement buses are operating between Witham & Colchester, with some buses serving Kelvedon & Marks Tey.

Customers with advance purchase tickets are advised that restrictions have been lifted, and they may travel earlier or later today than the time specified on their ticket.

We thank you for your patience, and apologise for the delay and disruption to your journey today. Network Rail Engineers are on site and are working as quickly as possible to make repairs to the damage.

– Abellio Greater Anglia

Network Rail apologises for train delays

Network Rail has apologised for ongoing delays to train services between London and Norwich because of overhead line problems.

Engineers working to repair overhead line damage. Credit: Abellio Greater Anglia

We are sorry for the delays caused this morning because of overhead line problems at Kelvedon.

Our engineers are on site and are working as quickly as possible. We advise passengers to check before they travel either with Abellio Greater Anglia or the National Rail Enquiries website.

Disruption is expected to continue between Colchester and Witham until around 3pm while repairs are being carried out by our engineers.

Passengers should check the National Rail Enquiries website or with Abellio Greater Anglia for the latest travel advice.

– Sam Kelly, Network Rail

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Click here for the Abellio Greater Anglia website.

Major delays on Abellio Greater Anglia trains between Norwich and London

There is currently major disruption on Abellio Greater Anglia trains between London Liverpool Street and Norwich due to overhead line problems between Marks Tey and Witham in Essex.

Tickets being accepted on London Underground, Cross Country, East Midland and Great Northern train services.

Line damage at Witham Credit: Abellio Greater Anglia

Train services may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes and disruption is expected until 3pm this afternoon.

Liverpool Street – Norwich services are running between Norwich & Colchester only. Customers are advised to travel via Cambridge and Ely for connections to London & Norwich.

Liverpool Street – Clacton-on-Sea services are running between Clacton & Colchester only. Rail replacement buses are running between Colchester & Witham, with a train service forward to London.

Liverpool Street – Braintree services are running between Witham and Braintree only.

Abellio Greater Anglia tickets are being accepted on London Underground services between Liverpool Street and King's Cross, Great Northern train services between London King's Cross and Ely, and on East Midlands Trains services between Ely and Norwich, in both directions until further notice.

CrossCountry trains are accepting Abellio Greater Anglia ticket holders between Ely and Stansted Airport via Cambridge for passengers travelling via West Anglia services.

Replacement buses are operating between Witham & Colchester, with some buses serving Kelvedon & Marks Tey.

Customers with advance purchase tickets are advised that restrictions have been lifted, and they may travel earlier or later today than the time specified on their ticket.

We thank you for your patience, and apologise for the delay and disruption to your journey today. Network Rail Engineers are on site and are working as quickly as possible to make repairs to the damage.

We would like to make you aware of our delay repay policy which can be found on the Abellio Greater Anglia website.

– Spokesperson, Abellio Greater Anglia

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Cannabis factory discovered in Norwich

Police are investigating after a large cannabis factory was found at a property in Norwich today.

Cannabis plant Credit: PA Images

Officers forced their way into a property on Mile Cross Road at around 11.20am after information was passed to police.

More than 300 mature plants were discovered along with around 200 baby plants, which were seized.

A woman in her early 50s was arrested in connection with the seizures and remains in custody.

Anyone with information can call PC Beth Woollsey at Earlham Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Investigation launched after train hits level crossing

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An investigation has been launched after a train the hit barriers at a level crossing in Norfolk.

The incident happened at Lingwood on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth line at 2.15pm.

The train was not carrying passengers and no one was hurt. Norfolk Police and Network Rail are trying to find out what happened.

“Our officers were called to the level crossing on Station Road, Lingwood just after 2.15pm on Friday, 31 October, following reports that a train had struck the crossing gates.

“Colleagues from Norfolk Police and Network Rail are also at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to determine exactly what happened.

“The train involved is not a passenger service and there are no reported injuries. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has been informed.”

– British Transport Police, Spokesman

Norfolk scientists work on new water testing kit to save thousands of fish from deadly toxin

Scientists in Norfolk are developing a new water testing kit in the hope of saving thousands of fish from a deadly toxin.

They believe it will provide early detection of a poisonous algae which has devastated fish stocks in the past.

It is estimated that angling contributes more than a £100 million to the local economy every year.

Abellio Greater Anglia disruptions likely to continue until at least 19:30

Disruption on Abellio Greater Anglia between Norwich and Ipswich due to person hit by a train between Norwich and Diss.

All lines are currently blocked between Norwich and Diss. Pasengers travelling between Norwich and London can travel via Cambridge. Abellio Greater Anglia expect disruption to continue until around 19:30.

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