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Train services expected to be disrupted all day

The derailed train at Wymondham Credit: Tony Aldous

Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia says services between Norwich and Cambridge and Peterborough are likely to be disrupted until the end of the today.

The problems follow the derailment of a freight train at Wymondham earlier today.

Services are currently beginning and terminating at Thetford with a bus service on to Norwich. But it's adding an hour to journey times.

Train operator says services will be disrupted for the rest of the day. Credit: PA

Services hit by derailed tran

Train operator doesn't know when services will resume Credit: PA

Train services between Norwich and Peterborough and Cambridge have been suspended after a freight train was derailed at Wymondham.

Trainer operator Abellio Greater Anglia says it doesn't know when normal services will resume.

The freight train which led to cancelled services Credit: Tony Aldous


Police warn Norfolk shopkeepers about fake £50 notes

Fake £50 notes have been found in circulation in the Norwich area.

Norfolk Police are warning shopkeepers to be on their guard against fake £50 notes in circulation.

There have been four reports of counterfeit bank notes being passed in the Norwich area.

The first incident was on Thursday 17 September at the Co-op in Dereham Road, Costessey when two notes were handed over. The following day the Jet petrol station in Rose Lane, Norwich was targeted.

Police say One Stop in Town Green, Wymondham was also hit on Friday 18 September and the BP garage in Costessey on Sunday 20 September.

"Shop workers are asked to be vigilant and to carry out basic checks and making use of ultra-violet equipment, which most stores have."

– Norfolk Police


Gardener auctions off heart-shaped tomato for charity

A keen gardener from Norfolk has auctioned off a heart-shaped tomato to raise money for charity.

Rod and his heart-shaped tomato Credit: Archant

Rod Matless made the unusual find while tending to his fruit and vegetables in his greenhouse in Wymondham.

The 69-year-old, who suffered a heart attack a few years ago, decided to sell the fruit on eBay to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

A woman in Wales won the tomato for £16, she said she would give it to 'someone special'.

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 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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