PUBLISHED: 07:14 12 June 2019 | UPDATED: 07:14 12 June 2019 Firefighters were called to tackle a blaze in a Norwich flat. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant Seven fire crews have been tackling a blaze in a Norwich city centre flat. Fire crews were called to the fire in St Johns Street, off Mountergate, at just after 5.30am today (Wednesday, May 12). You may also want to watch: Crews from Carrow, Sprowston, Earlham, Hethersett, Wroxham, Wymondham and Loddon were called to the fire.They wore breathing equipment as they tackled the flames and used positive pressure ventilation to clear smoke from the flat.The last appliance left the scene at just after 7am. … [Read more...] about Seven fire engines called to tackle blaze in Norwich flat
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Poll Traffic chaos outside a Norfolk primary school. Public Health England has proposed that councils introduce "no-idling zones" outside schools to help reduce air pollution. Picture: ARCHANT ©archant2016 Parents should be banned from idling their engines at the school gates to reduce air pollution, a new report says. The proposal was put forward by Public Health England (PHE), which said children were particularly vulnerable to the effects of air pollution.It recommended that local councils work with children and parents to implement “no-idling zones” outside schools, to make it easier for children to walk or cycle to school, and to increase public awareness around air pollution and children.The PHE review said these measures would “reduce air pollution in the vicinity of schools and reduce children’s exposure accordingly”.Speaking to the BBC, PHE medical director Paul Cosford said: “We should stop idling outside schools and we … [Read more...] about Should parents be banned from idling car engines near schools to cut air pollution?
Nick Gilden was shocked to find his newly purchased car had been stored amongst dozens of other BMWs in an unlocked and uncovered gated compound at the Norfolk Showground. Photo: Nick Gilden Archant A BMW owner claims his £24,000 car has been “abandoned” alongside dozens of other recalled models in a field at the Norfolk Showground. Nick Gilden was shocked to find his newly purchased car had been stored amongst dozens of other BMWs in an unlocked and uncovered gated compound at the Norfolk Showground. Photo: Nick GildenEngineer Nick Gilden tracked down his 435 XDrive to a site off the A47 on Saturday after it was taken in for a recall by a local dealership.But the 51-year-old was shocked to find his newly purchased car had been stored amongst dozens of other BMWs in an unlocked and uncovered gated compound.He is now highlighting the issue to other BMW owners, whose recalled vehicles could be left there for up to six weeks due to national delays in replacement … [Read more...] about Engineer claims recalled £24k BMW ‘abandoned’ with dozens of others in field
PUBLISHED: 09:11 29 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:21 29 December 2018 Edward Street will be closed until the road is resurfaced following a burst water main. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Copyright: Archant 2016 A city centre street is set to be closed all weekend after a water main burst. Edward Street, near Anglia Square, was shut yesterday after engineers were called to investigate the leak just after 3pm.But, while Anglian Water says it has finished the repair work, the road still needs to be resurfaced – which is unlikely to happen until Monday.A spokesman for Anglian Water said: “People should expect the road closure to be in place for the next 48 hours.”While the road remains closed Konect will be unable to serve the Anglia Square area, inbound to Norwich city centre.Services disrupted include the 501, 502, 50 and 50A buses as well as some other central Norwich routes.A spokesperson from Konectbus said: “We’re fortunate that the disruption has come in … [Read more...] about City centre road will be closed all weekend
PUBLISHED: 10:02 18 December 2018 Jessica Hill Colchester Institute. Photo: Colchester Institute Archant University Centre Colchester has announced a new academic partnership with the University of East Anglia, accusing its former long term partner, the University of Essex, of being ‘more focused on international partnerships.’ Colchester High Street. Picture: Jessica HillUniversity Centre Colchester (UCC), which is the degree provision at Colchester Institute’s Sheepen Road Campus, has decided instead to link up with the Norwich-based UEA.Students entering onto selected degree programmes at UCC from as early as September 2019 will be working towards degrees and awards validated by UEA. Colchester Institute has worked with the University of Essex for the last 12 years, and during that time, some 6,000 students will have graduated from University Centre Colchester with University of Essex degrees. Like UCC, the University of Essex is … [Read more...] about Colchester-based university centre turns to Norfolk’s UEA to award its degree programme