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Norfolk: A47 at Postwick reopens ahead of schedule

The A47 junction at Postwick. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The A47 at Postwick in Norfolk has reopened ahead of schedule after work to lift eight bridge beams into place was successful.

The road has been shut since Friday night (17 April), and wasn't expected to open again until Monday morning (20 April).

However, traffic is now being allowed to pass through earlier than planned.

The news will be a relief to motorists who were facing lengthy diversions.

The junction will be closed again in the coming weekends though as work continues.

Man arrested over house fire in Norwich

Police investigating a house fire in Norwich on Saturday night have arrested a man.

Officers were called to The Denes at 11.15pm to reports of a property on fire. No one was injured.

A seal has been placed around the property and police will be working with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service to establish the exact cause of the fire; however, at this stage it is being treated as suspicious.

A 31-year-old man from the Norwich area has been arrested in connection with the fire. He remains in custody and will be questioned by officers during Sunday.


Norwich: Vinyl fans pack out shops for Record Store Day

Vinyl fans across the region have been helping celebrate Record Store Day. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Vinyl fans across the region have been helping celebrate Record Store Day.

Sales of old style albums and singles have been rising dramatically in recent years after the format was hit hard first by CDs and then by internet downloads and streaming.

The Soundclash store in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Now a new generation of fans is generating sales.

Soundclash in Norwich is one of the music shops delighted by the vinyl revival.

"The day started at 8.30am, and the girl at the front of the queue had been there since 10:45pm last night.

It's been absolutely mental."

– Paul Mills, Owner, Soundclash Records


Picture reveals what expanded Norfolk A&E could look like

How the new A&E department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital could look. Credit: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A Norfolk hospital has revealed what its expanded emergency department could look like.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital plans to double the size of its A&E following a significant increase in patient numbers.

Since its current site opened at Colney in 2001, the department has seen the number of attendances increase by 100% from 50,000 to 100,000 patients a year.

It is hoped construction work could begin this winter and is likely to take 12 to 18 months to complete.

Natalie Bennett of the Green Party on the campaign trail in the Anglia region

Natalie Bennett of the Green Party.

Natalie Bennett of the Greens says her party is targeting a dozen seats nationally and two of them are in the East of England.

Norwich South and Cambridge were the Greens' second and third best results in the country at the last election.

The Greens have around 35 councillors around the region and are the main opposition party in Norwich. After her visit to the city, the leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett, came into the ITV News Anglia studio.

Click below to watch the full interview:

Young people in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk "nervous" about employment prospects

Half of young people in Cambridgeshire say they're nervous about their employment prospects. Credit: PA

Half of young people in Cambridgeshire say they're "nervous" about their employment prospects, according to new research by charity 'Action for Children.'

In a survey of 15 to 26-year-olds, one in five (15%) also said they feel like they can never have the career they want, while one in three (37%) said they didn't think they had the right skills or training.

It was a similar story in Norwich, where 40% felt they didn't have the required skills and 36% said that that they believed they weren't worth being employed.

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