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The unveiling of the GoGoDragon Wish You Were Here at Norwich Airport by the artist Paul Jackson, left, and the airport CEO Andrew Bell. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Video: Latest addition to the GoGoDragons! trail unveiled at Norwich airport

Norwich International Airport unveiled their GoGoDragon! at the airport’s travel show yesterday.

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Norwich City's Steven Whittaker was deployed in a central role alongside Bradley Johnson in a 2-1 Championship defeat at home to Brentford. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil slams ‘poor’ Norwich City after 2-1 Championship loss to Brentford

Alex Neil delivered a brutal assessment of Norwich City’s lack of fight after watching his side’s tame 2-1 Championship defeat to Brentford at Carrow Road.

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Norwich railway workers.  Conductor-guard, Mr N E Adcock on the Sheringham to Norwich line. Date: Jan 1967. Picture: EDP Library

Gallery: Meet the workers who kept Norwich’s railways running

Norwich’s railway network in the 1950s and 1960s was a hub of activity.

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Michael Portillo, left, with Norwich Livestock Market operations director, David Ball, during filming for a TV series. Picture: Denise Bradley

Obituary: Norwich Livestock Market’s ‘driving force’ David Ball dies after 20-year cancer battle

East Anglia’s livestock community has lost one of its most enthusiastic and indomitable characters, following the death of farmer and auctioneer David Ball at the age of 60.

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This picture of Norwich band Eyes of Blond was taken on the flat roof at the front of the Melody Rooms - now The Talk...
Left to Right - Paul Watts, Phil Dimitri, Neil Applegate, Phil Wade.

Norwich 60s band to return to the city for charity gig almost 50 years after Evening News campaign gave them their name

A beat group who were at the heart of the swinging 60s in Norwich will be making a return to the city tonight.

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Taylor Swift is headlining the event. Photo: Radio 1

Thousands await ticket news after BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is confirmed to take place in Norwich

Tens of thousands of music fans are today eagerly awaiting news of how they can get their hands on free tickets for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich.

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Developer Adrian Jones of Barn Owl Conversions at the Ebridge Mill project. 

Photo by Mark Bullimore

Historic waterside mill near North Walsham being converted into homes

The renovation of an iconic mill building has begun after years of it standing empty.

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Delaneys Irish Bar, Norwich. 
Picture: Antony Kelly

Popular Irish pub in Norwich undergoing major revamp

A popular pub is undergoing a major revamp to create a new focus on food and include a micro-brewery.

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A group of brave quizzers have taken on TV’s brightest brains, The Eggheads. Stuart Pointer, Edmund Ramsdale, Chris Ayto, Dave Waters and Alex Lee made up “The Blackadders.”. Picture: Supplied

Norwich quizzers take on the Eggheads

A group of brave quizzers have taken on TV’s brightest brains, The Eggheads.

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Jared Parker, front, with his colleagues at Gasway who are all volunteer 'Cold Weather Friends' in the Age UK campaign. From left, Olivia Green, Chris Griggs, Liam Betts and Judie Jennings. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cold Weather Friends volunteers from Gasway help elderly people cut off by ice and snow

Meet some of our Cold Weather Friends. Duffle coats are their armour and helping isolated people in ice and snow their mission as part of a pioneering project backed by the Norwich Evening News.

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From left: Chris Cordingly and Julie Paston when Brambles  opened in 1977. Picture: Submitted

Popular Norwich shop Brambles to close after 38 years

A much-loved Norwich gift shop will be opening its doors for the last time in March - as its owner prepares for retirement after running the shop for 38 years.

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4 year old Isabella Benton with Mum Michala Benton. Picture: Matthew Usher.

“The hardest thing as a mother is accepting you need help” - Dereham mother urges people to support EACH nook appeal

A couple, whose daughter suffers epileptic fits day and night, are urging people to continue to support a £10m appeal to build a new hospice in Norfolk.

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Lord Mayor's Celebration procession 2014. Photo by Simon Finlay.

How you can join in with the Lord Mayor’s Procession

You still may be feeling the chill of January, but Norwich City Council is looking forward to the summer and the colourful floats that make up the Lord Mayor’s Procession,

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Valerie Hill, chairman, and members of the Sprowston Royal British Legion, who have won a cup at the Norfolk County Annual Conference, and raised £18000 collecting outside Tesco. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Sprowston poppy appeal volunteers celebrate fundraising success

The group raised the money in the weeks running up to Armistice Day through collections in Tesco and throughout the town

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