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Charity to auction prehistoric mammal bones after unusual donation

The bones date back millions of years Credit: EACH

A charity is to auction ancient animal bones after they were donated at one of its shops.

There was surprise and excitement at East Anglia's Children's Hospices in Norwich when a woman dropped off her prehistoric collection.

The bones have been examined by Norfolk Museums Service, and identified as medium-large mammal bones dating from 500,000 years to 5 million years. There are also sea urchins dating back 70-100 million years.

Among the collection are mammoth molars, four specimens of deer antler and bison limb bones.

They will be up for auction in Framingham Earl on Saturday March 10th.

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Super yacht is rolled over by builders

A super yacht that's being built in Ipswich is being "rolled over".

At 34 metres, it's the biggest wooden single-masted yacht built anywhere since the 1930s.

The hull has been built upside down by Spirit Yachts and is then rolled over so that work can continue on the inside.

The giant hull is rolled over Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ambulances queue outside hospital

Ambulances queueing at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn Credit: Anita Hodgson

Ambulances have been pictured queueing to deliver patients to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

The Norfolk hospital has urged people to avoid A&E if possible after large numbers of patients, along with staff sickness, led to "extraordinary pressure". It's declared a critical incident.

The queueing ambulances were photographed on Monday afternoon.

“While the situation has been challenging and we have had beds available, I would like to praise all of our frontline staff for the dedication and hard work to care for our acutely unwell patients.

– Chief Executive Jon Green

Divine intervention to beat broadband blackspots

Churches could help bring an end to the problem of mobile and broadband blackspots in rural areas.

A new agreement between the government and the Church of England aims to use spires and towers following successful schemes across the Dioceses of Chelmsford and Norwich.

More than 60 churches are already being used across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex including the village of Gestingthorpe. Watch Victoria Lampard's report:

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