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Extremist shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he tried to behead fellow inmate with makeshift knife

Extremist shouted 'Allahu Akbar' as he tried to behead fellow inmate with makeshift knife An extremist who shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he tried to behead a fellow inmate in a Norfolk jail has been found guilty of attempted murder. Aklakur Rahman, originally from Ipswich in Suffolk, attacked fellow inmate David Sutton with an improvised bladed weapon at HMP Wayland near Thetford in Norfolk in July 2017. His victim needed 28 stitches to the back of his neck — two of which were internal. And pris

Thousands of pounds raised, so what happened to promise of bus for the homeless?

Thousands of pounds raised, so what happened to promise of bus for the homeless? Questions have been asked over a fundraiser's failure to deliver a converted double-decker bus to give shelter to the homeless. Eric Hewson, from Hellesdon, announced his plans to bring a bus, owned by Reading-based the Ark Project, to Norwich in November last year and said he needed to raise £15,000 to buy the bus and kit it out. Fundraising began in the name of Harvey Lewis Truswell, who died in 2017 and helped

Are news agencies damaging local journalism’s ability to survive?

It’s a story which will be all too familiar to many local journalists - their hard work on building relationships for a story results in copy and pictures being lifted from websites and sold on with little or no additional work by those making the money from the sale. For Geraldine Scott, health correspondent at the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, a recent example was so extreme that she took to Twitter to talk about it — and was surprised by just how many people got in touch.
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