Live Follow full live coverage as Norwich City aim to maintain their current form when Aston Villa visit Carrow Road under the floodlights. Archant Follow all the build-up, live score, action and reaction as we bring you full coverage of Norwich City’s 2018-19 Sky Bet Championship clash against Aston Villa, in our Matchday Live blog from Carrow Road. If viewing our live debate on a phone or tablet please make sure your browser and operating system are updated to the latest versions Our correspondents Paddy Davitt, Michael Bailey and David Freezer are following the Canaries from the matchday build-up to full-time fallout all season long.They will bring you all the action and talking points before, during and after Tuesday evening’s visit from Dean Smith’s Villans (7.45pm kick-off).• Follow live updates from the match and the rest of the day as it unfolds, above Former Brentford boss Smith saw his managerial reign at Villa Park begin on Saturday with a … [Read more...] about MATCHDAY LIVE: Norwich City v Aston Villa – Canaries aim to burst Smith’s bubble
Video PUBLISHED: 09:41 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 18:08 23 October 2018 Bethany Wales Drivers faced huge delays as Low Road in Hellesdon closed due to sewer works. Photo: David Hannant Archant A two-month road closure in Hellesdon, which began on Monday, has seen traffic grind to a halt along the diversion route. Rush hour drivers in Hellesdon faced huge delays as sewer works were carried out on Low Road, which are set to close the road from Monday, October 22 until Friday, December 14.Traffic on Drayton Road was brought to a standstill as drivers navigated the diversion via Hospital Lane.One driver reported waiting for 45 minutes to get from Drayton Wood Road to Asda on Drayton High Road.Temporary stop go boards are in place on Hospital Road in Hellesdon.Keep up to date with all the latest travel information via our live traffic map. … [Read more...] about Rush hour traffic grinds to a halt following road closure
PUBLISHED: 12:51 21 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:51 21 October 2018 Simon Parkin Figures compiled by On Time Trains has shed light on the best and worst Norfolk stations for reliability. Picture: Antony Kelly Archant From frequent late trains to reliable services, Norfolk’s worst and best stations for delayed train journeys have been revealed by analysis of punctuality figures. Services arriving at Norwich Station were amongst the best performing. Picture: Antony KellyIf you’re a passenger who spends your time staring at the information board and worrying about missing your connection, you probably travel from one of the county’s stations that see more than a quarter of services delayed by more than five minutes. Passengers at Thetford experience the most frustration. Data for the last six months from rail-performance tracking site On Time Trains, shows the station is in bottom 100 out of 2,621 stations across the UK with just 15% of … [Read more...] about Best and worst train services: is your station Norfolk’s least reliable?
Opinion Farmer James Runciman with some of his cattle at Croxton Farm. Picture: Ian Burt Archant 2018 After the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that a reduction in meat consumption and changes to farming are needed to save the planet, Norfolk cattle farmer JAMES RUNCIMAN defends livestock’s role in the ecosystem. Britain was, and still is, known as the stock yard of the world, but environmentalists seem hell-bent on removing animals and planting trees. The environment and climate change are at the forefront of media reports, and livestock production is all too often targeted as a contributor.One opinion is to have a meat-free day or, more extreme, is to go vegetarian. You could plant trees instead of farming livestock, but I’d rather eat a steak than wood. We could import soya to replace meat protein, however this would see more emissions being produced, but in another country. It is often forgotten that livestock graze plants that capture … [Read more...] about ‘Environmentalists seem hell-bent on removing animals’ – Norfolk cattle farmer defends his industry after climate warnings
PUBLISHED: 11:28 21 October 2018 ANGELA HAWORTH, Station Road, Hopton-on-Sea. A homeless person sleeping rough on a bench outside Norwich City Hall. Picture: ANTONY KELLY Archant Norfolk 2018 One reader says they are distressed to see the homeless treated as if they were invisible. What do you think? Recently I visited Norwich to do the GoGo Hares Trail map.They were wonderful and bright, but unfortunately I was unable to go further than the city centre and market place, because I was horrified by the sight and plight of the so many homeless rough sleepers on pavements, slumped in shop doorways, churchyards and walkways.I was upset to see a woman step over a young man, who is after all someone’s son, with no thought whatsoever.He was curled up in his sleeping bag on the pavement outside a charity shop. It was lunchtime, very busy, yet no-one noticed him. He was invisible, discarded rubbish.It is all well meaning for local MPs and officials to say it is a national disgrace … [Read more...] about Reader Letter: The homeless are invisible