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One dead after train hits car on level crossing

A man has died after a train hit a car on a level crossing near Diss, Suffolk.

Emergency services were called to Palgrave level crossing just before 6.15pm on Saturday 29 September.

Emergency services at Palgrave level crossing Credit: ITV News Anglia

"BTP officers were called to Palgrave Crossing, Palgrave, Suffolk on Saturday 29 September after a report that a car had been struck by a train. Officers from BTP and Suffolk Constabulary attended the incident which was reported to us at 18.14hrs.

"Colleagues from Suffolk Fire and Rescue and East of England Ambulance Services also attended but unfortunately the male driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Their next of kin have been informed.

"The incident is being treated as non-suspicious.’

– British Transport Police


Norfolk comedian Ben Langley gets standing ovation at Britain's Got Talent audition

A Norfolk comedian wowed judges on Britain's Got Talent last night - getting through to the next stage of the competition.

Ben Langley, who lives near Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, has been writing and starring in Norwich Theatre Royal's annual pantomimes for the last two decades as well as performing all around the world.

Last night, as the episode was screened on ITV, he got a standing ovation from the chuckling BGT judges thanks to his misheard song lyrics.

Following the broadcast, Mr Langley tweeted from Kultur Pur Festival in Germany, where he is performing, to say: "I am totally overwhelmed by the judges reactions and the love and support on Twitter and Facebook. #ILoveNorfolk"

Britain's Got Talent will be repeated on ITV2 at 3.50pm on Sunday. It first airs each Saturday night on ITV.


Three people die following crash in Norfolk village

Three people died in the crash Credit: PA

Three people have died in a crash near the A140 in Norfolk.


Police were called to Pulham Market near Diss just before midnight last night to reports that a car had left the road.

Tivetshall Road is closed in both directions while emergency services investigate the incident.

  • Anyone with any information relating to the incident should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

Man dies after suffering serious head injuries in car crash

The man died from his injuries at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Credit: PA

A man in his 60s has died after suffering serious head injuries in a car crash in Norfolk.

He was driving on the A1066 from Diss towards Thetford on 11 January, when his car left the roadside and crashed into a tree.

He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, where he died on 28 January.

Dog drowns in Diss lake despite desperate rescue effort

The Diss Mere in South Norfolk. Credit: Diss Town Council

A dog has drowned after it got into trouble in a lake in Norfolk.

It's thought the springer spaniel had escaped from a family home and got into difficulty in the Diss Mere.

Council maintenance worker John Hanser saw that the animal was struggling and jumped in to help, but was unable to reach him in time.

I’m just upset, I love Springer Spaniels.

I thought, if I can get him, I will. I know I shouldn’t have tried, but I couldn’t leave the poor thing out there.

You do these things, and I thought he was close enough to get, but he turned around and paddled off. It was so cold, I thought, I can’t get to him, and sure enough he went under.

– John Hanser, Diss Council

The Council have warned people of the importance of keeping their pets on leads near the Mere at all times following the incident.

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