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Inquest hears how stock car driver died after steel cage designed to protect him snapped on impact

An inquest has heard details about the last moments of a popular stock car driver, who died in a crash at Mildenhall Stadium in Suffolk.

Colleagues have described 37 year old Steve Newman as a well known, well liked personality on the racing circuit. The inquest heard he died after a steel cage designed to protect him snapped on impact.

Click below to watch ITV News Anglia's full report from Tanya Mercer:


Delays on Norwich to London rail line because of over-running engineering work

Over-running engineering work is disrupting commuter trains into London from Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Archive

There are Monday morning problems for train commuters into London.

There are delays and cancellations on the Abellio Greater Anglia rail line between Norwich and the capital through Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Over-running engineering work at Seven Kings in London has blocked two of the four metro lines and they will be closed until at least 8am.

The 0622 train from Norwich to Liverpool St was cancelled because of a person being hit by a train between Ingatestone and Chelmsford on Sunday night.

Train tickets are being accepted on London Underground and some Transport for London bus services.

The rail line between Norwich and London has been plagued with problems in recent months after weekend engineering work was not cleared in time for the Monday morning rush hour.

Increase in popularity of park runs

Hundreds turn out for park run Credit: ITV News Anglia

There's a huge increase in the number of people taking part in Saturday morning park runs in the region.

There are now 22 events in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They're attracting thousands of runners of all ages and abilities who turn up every week at their local park for a five kilometre run.

Nationally, there are more than 300 events. It's a great way of keeping fit and meeting people.

Even the kids are brought out to take part! Credit: ITV News Anglia

One year on from tidal surge which battered the coastline

It's exactly twelve months since the worst tidal surge in 60 years, battered our coastline.

It was a night victims will remember for the rest of their lives, particularly those who watched helplessly as their homes slipped into the sea.

The Environment Agency has spent £8 million on repair projects, but for many coastal communities, the clearing up and re-building still goes on.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray.

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