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Trains: Delays due to signalling problem at Ely

There are issues on the trains this evening due to signalling problems at Ely. National Rail are reporting delays of up to 45 minutes on the following services...

  • East Midlands Trains - between Peterborough and Norwich.
  • Abellio Greater Anglia - between Cambridge and Norwich, and between Peterborough and Ipswich.
  • CrossCountry - between Cambridge and Peterborough.
  • Great Northern - between Cambridge and Kings Lynn.

Delays are expected until around 7pm.

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Pedestrian hit by bus in Norwich

Police are currently at the scene of a serious crash in Norwich.

Location of incident in Norwich Credit: ITV News, Anglia

Officers were called to Cromer Road at 9.30am this morning to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a bus close to the junction with Heather Avenue.

The female pedestrian has been taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with serious injuries.

The road is currently blocked in one direction and motorists are being warned to expect delays in the area.

New unit could help beat bed blocking

Patients exercise at the new unit

It's been a winter of crisis for the NHS - with A&E waiting-times at their worst for ten years - and the ongoing problem of bed-blocking. According to Age Concern around 30 thousand people are tying up hospital beds despite being well enough to be discharged. That's the equivalent of almost half a million bed days a year. Last year between June and November that figure rose by more than 400,000 - almost one year's worth in just six months. Now a new unit has opened in Norwich that is helping to free up some of those much needed hospital beds. Natalie Gray's been along to see how it works.

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Major disruption and three injured as bus crashes near Norwich Bus Station

Three people have been injured after a bus and a number of other vehicles crashed in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Three people have been injured after a bus and a number of other vehicles crashed in Norwich.

The crash happened near the city's Bus Station at around 4pm this afternoon.

None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The bus also collided with some scaffolding at the station.

None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.

The crash has caused significant disruption in the city centre, and the nearby St Stephen’s roundabout is closed while emergency services deal with the incident.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area.

Florence and the Machine confirmed as second act to play at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich

Florence and the Machine will play on the Saturday. Credit: PA

Florence and the Machine have been confirmed as the second act to play at this year's Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich.

The news was announced on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning.

Taylor Swift was confirmed at the first act. Credit: PA

The band, fronted by lead singer Florence Welch, join Taylor Swift in committing to the festival at Earlham Park on May 23 and 24.

They will appear on the main stage on the Saturday.

Protected bird found shot dead near Norwich

Little Bustard found dead Credit: RSPB

A police investigation's begun after a protected bird was found shot dead near the roadside in Blofield near Norwich.

The 'Little Bustard' which is the size of a pheasant, is very rare to the UK and is the focus of intensive conservation efforts by the RSPB.

Police want to hear from anyone with information about the shooting last month.

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