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Tories gain from Lib Dems in council by-election

The Conservatives have gained from the Liberal Democrats in this week's only council by-election.

Tories gain from Lib Dems in council by-election Credit: PA Images

Candidate Fran Whymark captured a Broadland District seat at Wroxham, known as the capital of the Norfolk Broads.

Her 14-vote win contrasts with an earlier by-election in March when the Lib Dems held on comfortably.


Largest indoor model railway opens

What's being billed as Britain's largest indoor model railway is being officially opened at Wroxham in Norfolk today.

It's taken a team of 30 people more than two years to build this railway complete with miniature cities and landscapes.

Some parts had to be specially made when stocks across Europe started to run out because the project used so many.

It includes more than 80 thousand building bricks and 300 locomotives, wagons and coaches.

Broads deaths inquest

A coroner's heard how a man strangled his partner before drowning himself on a boating holiday on the Norfolk broads.

Her 13-year-old daughter was left alone with him on the cruiser for almost a week before he committed suicide. Divers recovered the bodies after a hire company raised the alert.

Detectives believe John Didier planned the killing before setting off on holiday from London.

Malcolm Robertson reports...


Inquest into river death couple

Inquests will be held into the deaths of a couple whose bodies were discovered on the Norfolk Broads after a 13-year-old girl was found alone on a boat.

Police found Annette Creegan, 49, from Mitcham, south west London, and John Didier, 41, originally from the US, dead last September.

Divers launched a search of the River Bure after the girl was found alone on board the family's rental boat moored in an isolated inlet between Wroxham Broad and Salhouse Broad.

Norfolk Police said the circumstances suggested it was a "domestic incident".

A post-mortem examination found Ms Creegan died from strangulation while Mr Didier died from drowning.

Ms Creegan worked as a community nurse for the Trinity Hospice charity in Clapham Common, south west London, while Mr Didier had worked for the NHS.

Inquest opens into Broads death couple

Inquests have been opened today into the deaths of a couple found dead on the Norfolk Broads.

A major police investigation was launched after the bodies of Annette Creegan and her partner John Didier both from Surrey were recovered from Little Salhouse Broard where they had been holidaying.

Post mortems revealed that Ms Creegan was likely to have died from strangulation before she entered the water while Mr Didier drowned. Detectives are not looking for anyone else.

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