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Father describes moment a bouncy castle with his daughter inside was blown away

The father of a 7 year old girl from Norwich has described the moment he saw the bouncy castle his daughter was playing on, swept up into the air.

Lee Grant from Harlow was giving evidence at the start of the trial of husband and wife William and Shelby Thurston from Wilburton near Ely.

Both are charged with gross negligence manslaughter and deny the charges.

Watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard, who was in court for the first day of the trial.

Boys arrested after two chickens killed at Norwich park

Eaton Park in Norwich where two chickens were killed Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Three boys have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after two chickens were killed in a Norwich park.

Police were called to Eaton Park at about 7am today, Monday April 16.

Two bantam chickens, believed to have been stolen from a nearby home, had been attacked.

Police arrested three boys - one aged 12 and two aged 15 - at Rugg Drive, near Bluebell Road. They are being questioned at Aylsham Police Investigation Centre.


Final stretch of Norwich NDR to open this week

The opening of the final stretch was delayed by bad weather. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The final stretch of the new Northern Distributor Road in Norwich is due to open to all traffic by 6am tomorrow morning. (Tuesday 17th April)

The last section linking the A1151 Wroxham Road and the A47 at Postwick was due to open before Easter but was delayed by bad weather.

Credit: ITV News Anglia

Council bosses recently announced that the road will be given the name Broadland Northway.

It's not yet known the final cost for the 12.5 mile road after the original budget of £178.5m budget was exceeded.

Woman sexually assaulted in Norwich after being picked up by 'taxi'

Police are investigating a sexual assault in Norwich. Credit: .

Police in Norwich are investigating an alleged sexual assault after a woman in her 20s was picked up by what she thought was a taxi.

It happened at around 2.15am yesterday (April 15) after she was picked up in the city centre.

Officers are warning others to check before getting into unfamiliar cars, particularly on nights out.

The victim has been supported at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) by specialist officers, who have been working with her to obtain a fuller account of the incident.

Any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Norfolk Police on 101.

"We are still in the early stages of our investigation but I would urge members of the public, particularly those on nights out, to always check before getting into an unfamiliar vehicle, and to stay with friends wherever possible.”

– Det Supt Katie Elliott


Prison violence scheme comes to Norwich

Norwich Prison Credit: ITV Anglia

A scheme to tackle violence in jails is to be rolled out nationwide after a trial at a number of prisons including Norwich.

The digital reporting tool uses data about an inmate to rate how likely they are to be involved in violence.

The score is used by governors and officers to decide what wing they are placed in and which programmes they should take part in.

Norwich has been one of 16 trial prisons for the scheme.

Sainsbury Centre reaches 'middle age'

Centre is 40 years old Credit: SCVA

One of the region's most iconic modern buildings is celebrating it's 40th anniversary this weekend.

The Sainsbury Centre at Norwich's UEA was built after Lord Sainsbury donated his art collection to the university. It was the first public building designed by architect Norman Foster. To mark the anniversary he building is housing an exhibition on modern architecture.

"The Sainsbury Centre has been the focus of numerous wonderful achievements, much hard work and many valuable relationships have been built between art, people and ideas. I visit the Centre whenever I get the chance, and every time I set foot in the futuristic and architecturally-inspiring building, it strikes me just how lucky we are to have this facility on our doorstep."

– Professor David Richardson, UEA Vice-Chancellor
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