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Labour Norwich North candidate Jess Asato (2nd left). Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

New poll gives Labour a slender lead in the key Norwich North constituency

A new opinion poll has put Labour slightly ahead of the sitting Conservative MP in Norwich North.

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Firefighters attend bedroom fire near Attleborough

Firefighters were called to a fire in a bedroom at a property in Old Buckenham.

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The junior string ensembles playing at the Norfolk County Music Festival 2015. The Mini Cellos group play before the adjudicator. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk County Music Festival is off to a flying start

Venues across Norwich are being filled with music as the annual Norfolk County Music Festival celebrates its 90th anniversary year.

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GB Digger and Plant Hire, in Shortthorn Road, Stratton Strawless.

Police investigating industrial death are at site of Norfolk digger hire firm

Police investigating the death of a man are today carrying out inquiries at a Norfolk digger hire firm.

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Nicola Tweedy, 54, who died on March 29, 2014

South Norfolk widower to pursue legal action against top hospital

A grieving widower from south Norfolk is considering taking legal action against the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after his wife died days after undergoing surgery for varicose veins.

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Alex Neil confirmed after Norwich City's 1-0 Championship loss at Wigan Lewis Grabban is set for exploratory ankle surgery. 
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Lewis Grabban set for ankle surgery, reveals Norwich City boss Alex Neil

Norwich City suffered a double blow to their Championship promotion hopes on Wednesday night with Wigan inflicting a 1-0 Carrow Road defeat before City boss Alex Neil revealed afterwards prolific striker Lewis Grabban needed ankle surgery.

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    The Who in 1970. Picture: PA.

    When The Who failed to impress the crowd at The Talk in Norwich

    Fifty years after The Who failed to impress the crowd at The Talk in Norwich, 60s favourites Eyes of Blond had them shouting for more when they reformed for a charity gig last weekend.

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    Stacia Briggs - 10 things you need to know before you own a teenager

    When you imagine yourself as a parent, in those heady years when you have lie-ins and spare cash and lots of dry towels in the bathroom and a fridge full of booze instead of Dairylea Dunkers, you’re unlikely to imagine yourself as the parent of a teenager.

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    The junior string ensembles playing at the Norfolk County Music Festival 2015. The Mini Cellos group play before the adjudicator. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

    Norfolk County Music Festival is off to a flying start

    Venues across Norwich are being filled with music as the annual Norfolk County Music Festival celebrates its 90th anniversary year.

    Read full story »

    Young cellists taking part in the Norfolk County Music Festival at the Central Baptist Church, Duke Street. Victoria Davies, 6. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

    Young cellists perform in Norfolk County Music Festival

    Young cellists are among those who have been taking part in this year’s Norfolk County Music Festival.

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    Ashton Sharman, 9, and his brother, Callum, 10, with one of the finished baby GoGoDragons!, as they prepare to take one of the blank baby GoGoDragons! for their fellow pupils at the Hall School to paint. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

    Baby GoGoDragons! fly into classrooms across Norfolk

    Some rather unusual pupils are flying into classrooms across Norfolk as the GoGoDragons! schools project gathers pace.

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    Artists and sponsors with one of the heritage GoGoDragons. From left, back, the sponsors, Simon Linestead, Nurture Financial Planning; Lee Boswell, Alan Boswell Group; Dave Brown, Gasway; Rebecca Downie, Intu Chapelfield; and Heath Alexander-Bew, Alan Boswell Group. Front, artists Fiona Muller and Tim Edwards. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

    Sponsors snap up dragons celebrating Norwich’s heritage

    People will be able to explore parts of Norwich’s history while spotting dragons this summer after four sponsors pledged their support to a special project.

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    Sam Smith, who will be appearing at Thetford Forest on July 3.

    Sam Smith joins Taylor Swift as latest name for region’s big summer of music

    Sam Smith is just the latest hot ticket in what is set to be our region’s big 2015 summer of music. Reporter Andrew fitchett looks at how Norfolk and Suffolk look like being the go-to destinations for pop lovers this year as a constellation of stars come to our part of the world.

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    East Anglia At War

    Frank Rush (right) of Wroxham was digging a soak-away in his garden and found a first world war medal - and has traced Barry Nunn the son of the medal owner William Nunn.

Picture: Mark Bullimore

    Photo Gallery: Wroxham man uncovers WW1 medal in garden and reunites it with owner’s son

    When Frank Rush began digging in his garden, he jokingly thought: “Please God, let me find some treasure so I can retire early.” He had no idea that he would stumble upon a treasure - and one that would lead to a happy reunion.

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Alex Neil confirmed after Norwich City's 1-0 Championship loss at Wigan Lewis Grabban is set for exploratory ankle surgery. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Lewis Grabban set for ankle surgery, reveals Norwich City boss Alex Neil

Norwich City suffered a double blow to their Championship promotion hopes on Wednesday night with Wigan inflicting a 1-0 Carrow Road defeat before City boss Alex Neil revealed afterwards prolific striker Lewis Grabban needed ankle surgery.

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