PUBLISHED: 14:45 21 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:45 21 July 2018 Police stopped a driver on the A47 after they were spotted travelling at 144mph at Terrington St John. Archant A section of the A140 is currently closed due to a fallen power cable blocking the road. Norfolk Constabulary said the road is blocked at Roughton, between the A149 and the B1436.The force confirmed on Twitter that UK Power Networks are attending the incident.Our live travel map shows queuing traffic and delays in the area. … [Read more...] about Part of A140 closed due to fallen power cable
Chris Brown took five wickets in the first innings as Norfolk impressively won at reigning champions Lincolnshire in their last game Picture: TIM FERLEY Archant Local bragging rights are on the line as Norfolk travel across the border to take on Suffolk tomorrow. Chris Brown’s team made a great start to their Unicorns Minor Counties Championship campaign when they beat reigning Eastern Division champions Lincolnshire with 10 wickets to spare.That was despite fielding four debutants, including youngsters Will Rogers and Callum Metcalf, with Chris Brown and Ashley Watson taking five wickets apiece in either innings and Sam Arthurton racking up 222 runs.That match concluded on June 26, so the squad have had to wait patiently for the chance to build on that impressive start, but the skipper is not worried by that break.“We’ve had in the back of our minds that we’ve got the Minor Counties T20 finals day coming up at Wormsley on August 26 after that great day at … [Read more...] about One change for derby clash as Norfolk look to build on excellent win
Carl Lamb, managing director of Almary Green Picture: Almary Green Archant Financial advisory firm Almary Green explains when and why some pensions are taxable. Q: I’m due to retire early next year and should get a full state pension as I’ve been working all my life. I’ve been working for the local district council for about 25 years so will get a decent pension from their pension fund too. I thought that when I retire I won’t have to pay tax but a friend who has retired recently tells me she is paying tax on her pension. Is that right?A: Yes, that’s correct. When you reach state retirement age, you stop paying National Insurance even if you are still working (unless you are self-employed paying Class 4 contributions) but you will pay income tax if your income is more than your Personal Allowance.The Personal Allowance for this tax year (April 6 2018 to April 5 2019) is £11,850 (provided you earn no more than £100,000 in the tax year), so any … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: Will I have to pay tax on my pension?
Opinion PUBLISHED: 11:20 21 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:20 21 July 2018 Teenage boy taking a driving lesson with an instructor. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto monkeybusinessimages When we reached our teens, what were the things we most wanted to do? I’ll skip over the most obvious thing for the sake of taste and decency.Thing Two was to pass your driving test, get a car and drive, drive, drive.Never mind 18th birthdays, it was the big one seven that mattered most.I remember my group of friends in Cromer waiting for the big day with impatience - and jealousy in the case of those whose birthdays fell towards the end of the school year.In truth, few of us were prepared to wait.So many of us went - pre-17 - through the ritual of going to an abandoned Second World War airfield with mum or dad and learning to drive on the runway.It saved a few quid by getting us further down the road when we started the real lessons.My lessons with Ron Dutch were £8.50 per hour. … [Read more...] about Should teens still learn to drive now freedom no longer needs four wheels?
Little Mix taking to the stage in Swansea. Picture: www.grahamjoyphoto.com Archant Police have warned people to avoid the area around Earlham Park tonight due the Little Mix concert. Thousands are set to descend on the city park as the world’s biggest girlband, consisting of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, return to Norwich.Ahead of the gig, which starts from 5pm, Norfolk Constabulary warned drivers to avoid the area around the park.The force tweeted: “Going to the @LittleMix concert? Use local bus services or the pick-up and drop off facility located at UEA car park accessed off University Drive.“Expect nearby roads to be busy and avoid the area if possible.”MORE: Everything you need to know about the Little Mix gig at Earlham ParkFirst has confirmed a normal service will operate on the blue line, 25 and 26 routes, during the day but there will be extra relief buses on the route from 9.45pm to 11.30pm from Earlham Park main … [Read more...] about Police warn drivers to avoid area around Little Mix concert