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Pre-packed flat pack houses go up in Wymondham

With house prices on the up and fears that first time buyers could be priced out of the market could this be the solution to the housing shortage?

Pre-packed house kits that can be up and ready in just a fortnight. Today, they were rolled out in our region.

Three of them are being built for a housing association at Wymondham in Norfolk.

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Local club welcomes rugby legend

Sir Ian with Peter Barry, club president, left, and Josh Wright, First team captain
Sir Ian with Peter Barry, club president, left, and Josh Wright, First team captain Credit: Archant

Sir Ian McGeechan was guest speaker at Wymondham RFC's annual players' dinner in Norfolk.

Sir Ian won 32 caps for Scotland, coached three tours of the British and Irish Lions, and has served as director of rugby to Scotland, Northampton Saints, Wasps and Bath.

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The classic car with one very careful owner

The Triumph Herald has clocked just 20 miles since 1961. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Triumph Herald which has clocked just 20 miles since it was first registered in 1961 will be sold at auction later today.

The car has had just one owner and has spent its whole life in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

Still sporting its original tax disc, the car is expected to fetch between £12,000 and £15,000 when it goes under the hammer in Wymondham.

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Power cut leaves 2,500 in the dark

Around 2,500 people lost power yesterday and early this morning after a section of overhead power cables came down in the Wymondham and Long Stratton area.

UK Power Networks are still working to repair power supplies to 511 customers in the Silfield area.

The cables came down around 4.20am today but yesterday in Long Stratton another cable fault caused more problems including cuts and flickering lights.

UK Power Networks say this damaged another cable on the network supplying villages in the Wymondham area. Engineers are currently out in Norfolk trying to fix the problems.

Power cuts in Wymondham in Norfolk

Hundreds of homes are still without power in the Wymondham area of South Norfolk after a problem with overhead lines caused several power cuts.

The outage happened at around 4.30am this morning and UK Power Networks have sent engineers to fix the problem. They estimate power will be back on by about 3pm this afternoon.

Royal British Legion's welfare concern

There is concern over care for members of the Royal British Legion. Since 2006 around 30% of branches in Norfolk alone have closed. Last night the Wymondham and District branch only survived by a solitary vote.

The Royal British Legion prides itself on the welfare support it offers, with full time staff on hand to help with financial and health advice.

But the Norfolk County Chairman says local area branches are key to letting people know about the support that's available to them, and he's concerned that some members might not realise the opportunities available.

If you need the support from the Royal British Legion you can call them on 08457 725 725

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