Live updates

Woman sprayed in the face with paint during Norfolk road rage incident

Woman was assaulted with what is believed to be red spray paint Credit: Gregor Fischer/DPA/PA Images

A woman was sprayed in the face with what is believed to be red spray paint during a road rage incident in East Wretham, Norfolk.

The woman was driving towards Watton on the evening of October 11. She became involved in an row with a man driving a Vauxhall Corsa who fled after the assault.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with information, should contact Norfolk Police on 101.

Overnight closures on the M1 for urgent safety checks

The M1 will be closed overnight on October 12 and 13 Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/PA Images

The M1 motorway will be closed for two nights as Highways England urgently investigate what they describe as a potential concern.

Routine maintenance highlighted the issues with the gantries over the motorway and the work has been planned at short notice as a safety precaution.

The section affected stretches from junction 13 at Milton Keynes to junction 11 at Luton. The work will take place between 10 pm and 5 am with the southbound route affected on October 12 and the northbound route on October 13. Diversions will be in place during the closures.

During the work older, out-of-use speed cameras will be inspected and removed from overhead gantries.

Advertisement

Greater Anglia commuters face second day of rail strikes

A normal timetable is planned to operate on all services Credit: PA

Commuters face a second day of strikes today as staff on Greater Anglia trains are taking industrial action over driver-only trains.

The company says it's trained extra staff to take their place and are planning to run normal timetables during the action.

There was only limited disruption during the first strike on Tuesday.

Union members working for Greater Anglia and Southern Rail walked out at midnight in the ongoing dispute over safety and the role of guards on trains.

Sixty per cent of trains, mainly commuter services to London from Essex, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Ipswich, don't have conductors.

Advertisement

Campaign to keep Norfolk cyclists safe on the roads

Cycling safety operation to begin Credit: ITV Anglia

A campaign to keep cyclists in Norfolk safe on the road starts today.

Drivers who fail to give cyclists enough space when overtaking will be pulled over by police.

More than 1000 cyclists have been injured in Norfolk in the last five years.

Operation 'Close Pass' will take place in County Hall in Norwich on Tuesday 3 October.

Plain clothed police and community support officers will be on the roads looking for drivers who don't allow enough room when overtaking cyclists, follow too closely behind, or 'left-hook' them by overtaking and then turning left across their path.

Almost 1,900 Monarch staff made redundant

Monarch Airlines has ceased trading with immediate effect. Credit: PA

The joint administrators of Monarch Airlines Limited and Monarch Travel Group have confirmed that 1,858 employees across the UK have been made redundant.

The Luton-based carrier has gone into administration causing severe problems for thousands of air passengers.

1,760 were employees of Monarch Airlines lost their jobs, while 98 were employed by Monarch Travel Group.

Partner at KPMG and Joint Administrator Blair Nimmo said: "Shortly before the appointment of the Joint Administrators, all employees received an email from the Company confirming that it was about to enter administration. Following this, the absolute priority for me and my team was to try and make contact with all members of staff as soon as possible, in order that we could communicate what the administration means for them.

“Regrettably, with the business no longer able to fly, a significant number of redundancies were made.

“Over the coming days, my team will be doing all it can to assist the employees in submitting claims to the Redundancy Payments Office for monies owed.”

Where did it all go wrong for Monarch airlines?

Where did it all go wrong for Monarch airlines?

The Luton based Monarch airlines had been flying passengers to destinations across the world for almost 50 years.

The company was the UK's fifth largest air carrier and employed around 2,100 people across the airline and tour group.

So where did it all go wrong? Click below for a look back at Monarch as it touched down for a final time....

Load more updates