The sudden closure of Budgens Drayton has left the village without a supermarket but local traders are taking up the slack by increasing product ranges and providing niche services just as before. Left is butcher Richard Pratt and Garage repair workshop proprietor Keith Morgan, a parish councillor who's quite upbeat about the future which will see Tesco's take over and refurbish the supermarket to re-open in August.
The increased airport tax came into force this morning at Norwich International. CE Andrew Bell explained why. It's now £10 per adult to fly from Norwich but the child fee has been scrapped.
Wednesday morning I spoke to the Bloaters manager Mike Derbyshire about the future of Great Yarmouth FC which keeps going despite financial setbacks and player issues. Mike remains positive. That's also the case at the Royal British Legion club on Aylsham Road which had to close some weeks back because of a licence issue. Here Jan Bamber and Ernie Green aim to reopen in a couple of weeks time and want to hear from any organisations who previously used the venue to set them back on the road to recovery.
Head Teacher Tim Philips had to act quick this morning when he learnt that solar panels which were being fitted at the school were being rippid up by the wind and were crashing through the skylights. Here you can see one resting on top of the boys loo! The school should reopen tomorrow.
Sprowston, Eaton and even Wymondham have had reports of a strange 'hum' in the air, the kind you can hear rather than the smelly kind! This is Sandra Armes from Norwich who told me how she can hear an 'external' noise indoors but can't hear it when she goes outdoors. We had a big response this morning on the breakfast show.