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Dozens of firefighters tackle blaze at former Norfolk hospital

Jacki Robinson took this photo of the fire at its height. Credit: Twitter / @jackirobinson99

Firefighters in Norfolk have spent the night tackling a major blaze at a former hospital.

At its height, eight crews were on the scene at Macmillan Way in Little Plumstead, near Norwich, attempting to get the fire under control.

People living nearby were asked to keep their windows and doors closed.

Firefighters were first called out at 1.45am this morning but remain on the scene.


Warning of measles at Norwich's Sundown Festival

Teenagers are being advised to check with their GP that they are fully vaccinated Credit: ITV News Anglia

Festival-goers are being warned to watch out for signs of measles ahead of Norwich's Sundown festival.

It's after hundreds of cases were reported to Public Health England across the UK this year.

It's being put down to people missing their MMR jab when they were younger.

The NHS say these are the initial symptoms to look out for:

  • Cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and a cough
  • Sore, red eyes that may be sensitive to light
  • A high temperature (fever), which may reach around 40C (104F)
  • Small, greyish-white spots on the inside of the cheeks

University of East Anglia ahead of Cambridge for student satisfaction

University of East Anglia, Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

The University of East Anglia has been ranked third in the country for student satisfaction- ahead of Cambridge and Oxford.

It scored 91% on a National Student Survey and is the only English mainstream university to achieve a top-five ranking every year since 2005.

Individual subjects at the UEA were also highly rated. History, Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry all achieved first place positions.

The University of Essex were also in the running - ranked 8th nationally.

Norwich cyclist Pooley misses out on Olympic medal

Emma Pooley couldn't finish in the medal positions. Credit: PA

Norwich cyclist Emma Pooley's bid to win another Olympic medal has ended this lunchtime.

The 33-year-old competed in the women's time trial in Rio - the same event she won silver in eight years ago.

She finished the course in just over 46 minutes to finish in 14th place overall.

The gold went to America's Kristin Armstrong.


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