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East Harling death: Liz Truss 'shocked' by woodland murder

Liz Truss has expressed her shock at the man's death. Credit: PA/ITV News Anglia

South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss says she's 'deeply shocked and saddened' after an elderly man was stabbed to death in some woodland in her constituency.

The 83-year-old victim was killed as he walked his two dogs in the woods at East Harling near Thetford on Saturday morning.

His name hasn't yet been released yet and police still aren't clear what the motive was behind the attack.

I am deeply shocked and saddened by reports of the death of a local man in woodland near East Harling.

My thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this devastating time.

– Liz Truss MP


Norfolk woman says she is a different person after brain injury

Fiona Linge suffered a brain aneurysm two years ago Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman from Thetford in Norfolk who suffered a brain aneurysm two years ago is speaking out in support of a new study that's looked at how people feel after suffering a brain injury.

Fiona Linge collapsed a coupe of weeks after her 50th Birthday. She spent six months in hospital.

The charity Headway has found that 74% of survivors felt like a new person, often experiencing personality changes.

"I don't think I'm a different person, but things are different. It's like I have to forget the old me before this happened."

– Fiona Linge

Fiona told ITV News Anglia that her favourite colour is no longer green, she doesn't like chocolate anymore, but has developed a new taste for organes.

Say felt their self-esteem was worse
Fiona at home in Thetford Credit: ITV News Anglia

Volunteers join search for antibiotics in Thetford soil

Volunteers and scientists will collect samples from Thetford Forest. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Scientists are collecting soil samples in Thetford Forest today to try to find new antibiotics.

The University of East Anglia team want volunteers to help them take samples.

They'll then analyse the colour, shape and size of the bacteria in the soil to see if antibiotics are being produced.

Antibiotics are vital medicines used to treat bacterial infections. Most are made by soil bacteria, so people taking part in 'Antibiotics Unearthed' can make a real contribution in our search for new ones.

Many of our most effective antibiotics have been found by scientists screening soil samples.

It makes sense to keep looking there and getting samples from members of the public will help us on our way.

– Prof Laura Bowater, UEA Medical School


Two vehicle crash closes A11 on Suffolk-Norfolk border

A crash has closed the A11 northbound between Elveden and Thetford.

The A11 is closed northbound on the Suffolk-Norfolk border near Thetford because of a serious crash involving 2 vehicles.

The road is closed between the B1106 at Elveden and the B1107 at Thetford.

Highways England have put in a diversion turning off the A11 at Elvedon onto the B1106. Then it's a right turn onto Green Road before joining the B1107 and heading towards Thetford to re-join the A11 northbound.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and consider an alternative route.

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