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washes up in holdalls on two beaches in Norfolk.
Investigators say they're looking out for more.
The police say they will search this landfill site
for the missing Suffolk airman Corrie McKeague.
Hundreds turn out for a memorial service
for the former cabinet minister and Suffolk MP Jim Prior.
I'm here in Stevenage for the launch of a major new exhibition about the
pioneer of modern theatre who was born in return. -- in the tone.
with a street value of ?50 million has washed up
Investigators say it's a major blow for organised crime.
The drugs were found yesterday in holdalls by somebody walking
This morning, some more smaller packages were found
Both places are near the seaside resort of Great Yarmouth.
So far 360 kilos of cocaine have been found, and investigators say
The police started their search yesterday and quickly realised this
was cocaine so it was 360,000 wraps off the streets. Today police...
There were approximately 360 kilograms of the class a drug found
on the beach in holdalls kept afloat by these plastic bronze. If cut and
sold on the street could have a potential value of over ?50 million.
The National crime agency believe it will be a major blow to organised
crime. 360 kilograms is definitely a significant seizure and one that we
are quite pleased with. It will not make its way onto the streets.
Washed up on the beach is very unusual but still significant.
This man constructed the sea defences here and says it is not the
first time this happened. I understand you have fun stuff like
this before? Not as much was found this week. -- you have found stuff.
And what was it you found? Cocaine. We found out and ten kilograms. To
make the police say they believe all packages have been recovered and
will continue to work with the National crime agency.
It is believed Norfolk was the intended target and have extra
officers working to monitor the area and say anyone with information
should contact Crimestoppers. Police are to start a major search
of a landfill site in Cambridgeshire to try to find the missing
airman Corrie McKeague. It's the latest search to take place
since he disappeared 1000 square metres
of the Milton landfill It will take up to
ten weeks to complete. This landfill site not far from
Cambridge is the focus of the latest phase of the investigation into the
missing airman Corrie McKeague. Google search 1000 square metres up
to -- Google search 1000 square metres. They will search here after
he was caught on CCTV walking into an area of bins and later on a bin
lorry was caught making a collection -- caught on camera. The lorry was
forensic with tested and no evidence was found but the waste from the
lorry is still at the site after police told them not to put anything
on top. Since he went missing on the 24th of September there have already
been searches involving hundreds of police and volunteers. We have 40
members of the public, somewhere around 60 trained search
technicians, team leaders and search managers. We have 14 people is
ferrying the team is about. Police say this is the next logical step.
His mother told us this latest News leads the family with mixed emotions
and while she is pleased searches are taking place she is terrified
and desperate for the result that might bring.
The sister of a driver who was killed on Wednesday
when his lorry came off a bridge and crashed on to the A12 says
he was "the best brother you could ever ask for".
30-year-old Gurdip Johal was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gurdip Johal had only been married for a year.
The accident happened as he was driving his lorry along a
It came off and went down onto the southbound
carriageway before bursting into flames.
The vehicle appears to have failed to negotiate a steep bend to
go round onto that bridge and has crashed through the barrier and has
plunged down the embankment and come to rest partly on the embankment and
Today his sister, also from Essex, paid tribute to her
older brother saying he was also a father figure to her.
We will remember him as someone who was
always there for his family and wanted to protect us and be there
It is something I feel we will never get
We will never be the same ever again.
Gurdip Johal workedfor a local vehicle maintenance company based
just one mile from where the accident happened.
Today southbound traffic was still heavy near the scene.
The trailer he had been transporting contained a large industrial
battery - a complex recovery operation for fire crews.
A 40-foot container complete with batteries,
computer components, which short-circuited
and had a fire situation, so
electrical and fire and water - not a very good mix.
Two days on, police have spent most of the day on the
scene just a few hundred yards down the A12 behind me.
There were concerns there may have been a second
casualty, and detectives want to make sure no
one else was killed in the
Late this afternoon police confirmed Gurdip Johal was
As fire teams examine the remains of the lorry,
repairs to the A12 have been completed and the road has now fully
It is unclear what caused this horrific accident.
That will be for investigators and an
All this week we have been looking at how the NHS is coping in one of
its most difficult whimpers. Tonight we're focusing on a project looking
at solving the GP crisis. -- in one of its most difficult periods.
This man was with the Ambulance Service for 15 years but left to
join this surgery. That assesses patients to take strain of GPs.
Working in the Ambulance Service you would make an impact on someone's
life and never see them again and so it is nice to get the. You see
children growing up and you have had an input into their life. It causes
not on problems because the Ambulance Service is of paramedics.
The Royal College of GPs makes the point that might effectively taking
paramedics from the Ambulance Service it is not improving staff 's
shortages overall but it is helping to ease the pressure here. It is the
way of creating the right skill mix so doctors, nurses and other
professionals are doing the thing they are trained to do rather than
things based around a lot of workload which causes other problems
that we see with morale. The surgery is one of 15 trial schemes in
England with services under one roof. They can have an x-ray, see a
hospital consultant, the have an on-site pharmacy, and there are
various charitable organisations that can access for help. Robert
Felber on his steers and needs a chest x-ray. -- felt about his
stairs. It is all the same building as GP practice. Better than going to
the hospital and taking their time and resources and it is a five hour
wait, possibly in A and sort we do not have that problem here. It is
hoped bringing staff and services under one roof will make things more
convenient for patients and less hectic for staff.
The main union Bernard Matthews says there should not be compulsory
redundancies after the company said it wants to cut up to 150 jobs, it
wants to cut more than 90 shop floor jobs, what the rest coming from head
office. -- with the rest. A 31-year-old man has
been arrested in Norfolk Scotland Yard says the man
was detained yesterday morning on suspicion of fund-raising
for the purposes of terrorism and encouraging support
for a banned group. A service was held in Suffolk today
for the former Conservative cabinet minister Lord Prior,
who died in December. Jim Prior served under Ted Heath
and Margaret Thatcher. He was a Tory "wet" and didn't
exactly see "eye to eye" On a bitterly cold day in Southwold,
the bells rang out from Saint On a bitterly cold day
in Southwold, the bells rang out from Saint Edmunds charged to give
thanks for the life of Jim Prior. His farm was a few
short mile from here. Born in Norwich he went
to Charterhouse School and Cambridge University before
becoming an MP from Lowestoft. He served under Ted Heath and then
as employment Secretary You've got the toughest
job in the Cabinet. I hope to Christ you don't
take us back to the 30s. Margaret Thatcher often
opted for confrontation. They did not always get on, but even
so, they occasionally would share I don't think I trod
on her toes and she certainly I think she was quite a good dancer,
probably better than I was. While at the same time she was
treading on your toes politically? She was quite good at
treading on my toes. I trod on a few of
hers from time to time. 400 people attended today's service
which was also shown on screens in a nearby hall
and there were readings, hymns and a choir from
the local school sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow,
one of his favourites. He was a very emotional
person, actually. Politics was not his first love,
farming was his first love and his family and of course
he loved politics as well it was a big part of his life
but he had the hinterland, He was inspirational
because he was modest and kind and decent and he just lived
a sense of public service. I know many people have
been touched by that. Perhaps happiest on the farm,
he was at ease with people He will be missed by his family
but also by the many people he helped end a long
and successful political career. Still to come tonight: Julie is here
with your weekend weather forecast. We find out about the man
from Stevenage who had a huge Ask any rail passenger
what they want, and you can bet near the top of the list
will be new trains. When Abellio Greater Anglia won
a new nine-year franchise last year, it committed to replacing it's
entire fleet by 2020. Greater Anglia unveiled plans today
for a new ?70 million The company says it will play a key
part in transforming train services Travellers on the Great Eastern Line
out of Liverpool Street have for a decade looked out
on a post-industrial wasteland as the train passes over
the River Stour estuary to Brantham, It used to be a thriving industrial
centre employing thousands. ICI one of the companies that
used to operate here. Margaret Roberts, later
Margaret Thatcher, was employed as a research chemist at a plastics
company close by. Now, 22 acres is earmarked
for a state of the art This is an enormous decrepit
and decaying site which is crying out for regeneration which many
people thought would never happen. It is now going to be delivered,
and delivered on the back of investment from this private rail
company, and the thing that is so important for all of us
is this is the first step on the road to how this
new franchise will regenerate The new depot will have 15
tracks for stabling, cleaning and maintaining
a new fleet of trains. It will complement existing ones
in Norwich, Clacton and Ilford and include a new lathe,
especially useful in the autumn when falling leaves create
slippery conditions can Local planners have given permission
for 300 new homes nearby, and now This is the largest
inward investment since ?70 million coming in
to a very tricky site Design work is underway and work
proper should start in the summer. The aim is to have it up
and running by December 2018. Then it will receive a first
of a fleet of new trains to be Jamie Burles is Managing Director
of Greater Anglia. Late this afternoon I spoke to him
about the new depot, But pointed out that what most
passengers want is a reliable What we have got is we are working
closely with Network Rail and for example services this week
we have been ahead of target so we are seeing some green shoots
with regard to the millions of pounds we are spending
on making the trains themselves and the reliability
of the fleet better. We're continuing to put more
money into that as well. So we are seeing some green
shoots but you are right, that to get to the 93% we need,
we need a lot more progress, as is planned over the next
coming months and years. How many out of ten would you give
the service currently? Our customers give the service,
if you think about the National Rail passenger survey, independent
survey, our passengers give a score I am honest when I say
there are still too many incidents and that is where the billions
we are putting in will reduce those incidents and keep
on improving the service. How frustrating is it for you to get
blamed for a lot of the problems which should be blamed on Network
Rail? I think, as you know, we cause 30%
of our problems and Network Rail And other operators,
such as freight, is 10%. But we are the operator and take
the money from the customers of the customer absolutely
is relying on us to We are to battle for the customer
and to improve the service as much as possible,
so it is something we are used to and something we use as a good
pressure on ourselves When can we expect this to be
the perfect rail service Well, halfway through 2020
we will have the majority of the new trains in and they will
bring a much better reliability and customer experience,
so around 2020 is when the true transformation will have
worked through the system. Sport, and for some of the region's
athletes, a chance to blow off Sport, and for some of the region's
athletes, a chance to blow off With more on that plus rugby
and football, here's Tom. Yes, a full programme of football
action this weekend. Boss Mick McCarthy desperately
seeking some consistency - Norwich host Nottingham Forest,
with manager Alex Neil admitting his side will have to win
the majority of their remaining he's been in charge for just over
two months and Robbie Neilson down in 19th up to the relative
comfort of mid-table. Neilson was nominated but missed
out on today's manager When you come in you want to add
something to the club. There was already a really good
structure here and it is a case of coming in and trying to add
a little bit more, and hopefully We're picking up points and heading
in the right direction. There is still a long way to go
in this season for us. Now if you've ever tried
the shot-put, you'll be well aware, Luckily, Sophie McKinna
from Bradwell near Great Yarmouth She's also highly motivated
after failing to make Sophie's hoping to start
her season with a bang at the British Indoor Championships
in Sheffield. my strength has increased rapidly
since I joined and I can bench 135 and my best dead left is 205 which
was an unofficial world record. Quite a lot of weight. It is not
usual for 22-year-old girls to lift that sort of weight. The life of a
shot-putter involve weights, and heavy ones. Sophie McKinna catalyst
22 stone. So she can do this. -- Sophie McKinna can lift. Of these
students and Norwich were lucky to get a masterclass.
It is quite a unique sport and not something you see at a higher level
every day, it is not televised like other sports. They are quite
receptive. I do some shot-put outside of school but I have never
throw that far. I know Sophie because she trains at my gym but I
had never see her throat before. She has been competing for button for
several years but is still getting over the disappointment of not being
selected for Britain's Olympic team. As an athlete I expect to be
supported by my governing body but now the way I can get that attention
and get my revenge, if you like, is throw further and put the decision
out of their hands in the future. With the support of her gym she is
in great shape ahead of the British indoor Championships this weekend.
The legendary shot-putter is among the coaching team, whose
long-standing record might be in trouble. It is amazing having like
her, the most successful British shot-putter, on my team and she
really wants me to go on and be successful and break that record.
Her personal best is just over 17 metres so she needs to find another
two metres and she hopes to do it at the corner of games on the Gold
Coast in Australia. Rugby, and week two
of the Six Nations with Northampton's Dylan Hartley leading
out England against Wales He's joined by fellow Saints players
Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood Saints meanwhile play tonight
at Bath in the Premiership and must win to keep their hopes
of a play-off finish alive. Very difficult place to go, and
a lot on the line for both teams. Away rugby, our defence
is going to be massive, but in the context of our season
we need to go down there There's full previews to all this
weekend's sport on the website and coverage too on your local
BBC Radio Station. Now he was a revolutionary
influence on modern theatre. But most of us have never heard
of Edward Gordon Craig. He's also one of Stevenage's
most famous sons. If you live in Stevenage you
probably know the name of the theatre which is named after him but
now there is a chance to find out more about him with a lottery funded
exhibition. Using projection and staging,
this is an exhibition which captures Born in Stevenage in 1872,
Edward Gordon Craig revolutionised He took the Victorian
theatre he had grown up with that was elaborate,
maybe slow in terms of its production values,
and he turned it on its head and introduced light,
flooded the stage light, pared everything right back
and asked the audience Stevenage's theatre may be named
after him, but Craig, seen here in later years,
has a much lower profile Working mainly in Europe
in the 1900, he saw theatre as joining architecture,
movement and music and did Hamlet at the Moscow Art Theatre
to critical acclaim in 1912. He was tall, good-looking,
had a great stage presence when he was an actor,
and I think women just He had about 13 children, at least,
by eight different woman. On display include production
designs from the VNA and Eton College, some of which have
never been seen Also featured in the exhibition
are some incredible puppets that were central to the way he thought
about the theatre and he used as a production technique to plan
out actors' movements in scenes. Stevenage's new town status masks
a thriving arts scene, and it has received ?65,000
from the Heritage lottery Fund for And it is hoped more people
in the town will recognise the face of the man
who radically changed theatre. And 13 children with eight different
woman? I think that is what she said. And all that and the theatre
as well. Shall we talk about the weather?
What a cold and wintry day. Some snow showers and it was starting to
settle here in Suffolk. These flurries this morning on the east
Coast mainline. It has been rather called, at best three Celsius and
many getting just one above freezing. Overnight further showers,
either rain, sleet or snow and some snow is likely to settle. We could
see a frost and ice in places and it is already misty and murky for some.
Mainly light winds. Tomorrow, we keep this north-west of the flow and
we should have further wintry showers to start. As the day goes on
they become predominantly rain but pretty miserable, cloudy skies.
Temperature is widely struggling to about three Celsius and we have
mainly light to moderate north to north-easterly winds continuing to
feed in rain showers throughout the evening. Sunday does not look much
better. The winds turning more Easter break, cold easterly flow and
Sunday -- winds turning more easterly. Feeding in rain, sleet or
snow. Hopefully some dry weather, too. The cloud may break at planes
for some brightness but largely cloudy skies and a cold easterly
flow with the winds reaching moderate in strength. Similar
temperatures to Saturday but feeling much colder when you factor in the
wind. We keep that cold easterly on Monday but any showers on Monday are
few and far between and much better chance of at least seeing some
sunshine to help lift the spirits. On Tuesday, we lose the risk of
showers, largely fine and dry with decent sunny spells and by Tuesday
the winds to the south-east are bringing in more mild air and
temperatures perhaps closer to average. Sounding better next week.
Is spring coming, do you think? Have a good weekend.