19 August 2016
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman died in a collision on the A11 at Wymondham yesterday afternoon.
The incident happened shortly after 3.50pm on the Norwich-bound carriageway just before the turning for the B1135 at Wymondham.
A silver Fiat Fiorino van was involved in a collision with red and black Case Quadtrack tractor which was towing ploughing equipment.
Both vehicles were travelling towards Norwich.
Emergency services attended the scene but sadly the driver of the van, a woman in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed for several hours while investigations were carried out and re-opened at about 8.45pm.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the collision.
Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.
18 August 2016
Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious road collision on the A11 at Wymondham.
The incident, involving a van and a tractor with a trailer, took place shortly after 3.50pm today (Thursday 18 August 2016) on the Norwich-bound carriageway just before the turning for the B1135 at Wymondham.
One person has been confirmed injured and the ambulance and fire service have been called.
The Norwich-bound carriageway has been closed and may be for some time and motorists are being urged to find alternative routes where possible.
19 August 2016
Police are appealing for witnesses after two women died in a collision on the A149 at King s Lynn on Wednesday night.
It happened shortly after 5pm near to the junction with Castle Rising Road when two cars, a blue Peugeot 107 and a blue Vauxhall Astra, were involved in a collision.
Emergency services, including fire, ambulance and the air ambulance attended, but the driver of the Peugeot, a woman in her mid-70s, sadly died at the scene.
The passenger of the Peugeot, a woman in her late 80s, was taken to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital via land ambulance, but died later.
The driver of the Vauxhall, a man in his late 40s, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
The A149 was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and re-opened at 10.45pm.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has information concerning the driving manner of either vehicle prior to the incident.
Witnesses should contact PC Steve Bodle at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wymondham (SCIT) on 101.
18 August 2016
Two women have sadly died following a road traffic collision on the A149 at King’s Lynn.
Police were called to the scene at Knights Hill roundabout near to the junction of Castle Rising shortly after 5pm today (Wednesday 17 August 2016) following reports of a collision between two cars, a blue Peugeot 107 and a blue Vauxhall Astra.
Emergency services, including fire, ambulance and the air ambulance attended, but sadly the female driver of the Peugeot died at the scene.
The female passenger of the Peugeot was taken to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital via land ambulance, but has sadly since died.
The male driver of the Vauxhall has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
The A149 is currently still closed whilst emergency services assess the scene.
Anyone with any information relating to the incident should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.
05:51 05 March 2016
Norfolk farmer David Cross with his Norfolk Horn Sheep. Photograph Simon Parker
After her husband took the difficult financial decision of selling his sheep flock, KATHRYN CROSS explains how today s sale at Newark market will affect her farming family in Wymondham.
This April is going to very different for the Cross family.
No worries about the weather, no midnight trips out to the barn, no heatlamp in the utility room, no endless mixing of powdered milk.
That s because for the first time in more than a decade there will be no lambing.
A couple of months ago my husband David, pictured, took the difficult decision to sell his sheep.
He had grown his flock to about 600 in total and took great pride in them, carefully selecting quality rams to put to his ewes to produce some of the best commercial lambs available.
Over the past few years he has regularly topped the markets across East Anglia for price and quality, has won the championship at Norwich market s Christmas show and is highly respected among his peers.
But sadly the reality is, despite all his efforts and hours of work, the financial reward has become non-existent.
To break even, he estimates every lamb he sells needs to make 65, just to cover costs and that puts no value on his time. So while some markets have gone well and he has achieved a fair price of between 80 and 90, too many times he has returned home totally despondent. It is just too unpredictable and disheartening when you see all your hard work come to nothing.
The biggest hit to his profit margin has been grass rents.
We don t have a big enough farm to keep all the sheep at home, so David has had to rely on renting land.
So with a heavy heart, his flock will go under the hammer at Newark market today.
They are all in lamb ironically he had his best scan ever, achieving an average of almost two lambs per ewe.
That we put down to the mild winter and plenty of grass which has just kept on growing. But then we have to think that others will have had good scans as well and perhaps the markets will be flooded next year and prices could fall even further.
With forecasters predicting we may have snow for Easter it could be one of our best decisions ever. The farm won t be completely bereft of sheep, with the boys pets staying and a couple of ewes who are scanned for quads.
So what we do have left can come inside in the warm, whereas we would have normally lambed outside.
From the phone calls we have had inquiring about the sale there seems to be plenty of interest.
And now people are realising David may have a bit of time on his hands there have been plenty of offers of contract work for him.
I just hope he gets the price he deserves for the sheep, and that this time next year we will look back with no regrets.