The Norwich Evening News report:

Norfolk police officers have racked up nearly £9,000 in charges from calls to directory inquiries and the speaking clock in the last three years.

The force may want to make watches and telephone directories standard issue after officers had to make more than 9,000 calls to the services on landlines and mobiles.

With the cost of a call to a 118 directory number anywhere up to £3 a minute, they have now been told to cut back on the calls by constabulary bosses.

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