Roly Owers is Chief Executive of the Snetterton branch of the charity World Horse Welfare and despite technical difficulties this morning we managed to hear about Swamp Fever or Equine Infectious Anaemia which came into the country with some horses from Romania. It's carried by biting insects that generally live in low-lying swampy areas (hence the name) the symptoms are hard to detect and there's no cure so the horse has to be put down. The most common symptom is fever. Should you suspect a horse has it your immediate action should be to contact your vet in the local Animal Health Office.
Tuesday and the Defense Review is out today. I'm at Marham Junior School with Head Teacher Graham Dickson. Nearly all the 120 children at the school come from service famailies so if the base closed the school would be virtually empty! At the main gates (2) Barbara Howard has a tea stall. She's quite upbeat about the possible consequences and thinks that if the Eurofighter comes to the base there'll be a boom! We'll all know more by this afternoon.
Between the showers on a cold morning the whole of Norwich School filed into the cathedral for a service at 0845. Down came the rain and then miraculously at 0910 it stopped. Long enough for all the puils to emerge into weak October sunshine. They surrounded the statue of Nelson who looked down upon the different groups assembled in their respective "houses" Head of School Sam Plater and Head of Nelson House, Ben Rogers then placed their wreaths at the foot of the pedestal in silence. Six trumpets broke the chilled air with the Last Post and after a minutes silence came the Reveille. So the 205th anniversary of Trafalgar day was marked by Norwich School where it's said Nelson was educated from the age of 10 to 12 before going to sea.
Thursday and after the spending review there's a glimmer of hope for Norfolk business. The dualling of the last 11 miles of single carriageway A11 might well happen before long. Good news for businesses at Snetterton. Left, Steve Lake, Operations manager at the massive QD distribution warehouse. Right, Simon Lee, Group Operations Manager of Foulger Transport opposite Qd's site. They carry their merchandise and between the two are optimistic that the widened road can only mean more prosperity for this area.
David Hunter, clerk of the course at Fakenham Race Course on a morning that the sun illuminated the track and bounced off the windows of the Prince of Wales stand. The first race of the season was at 2.30 and I'm sure a good day was had by all.