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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge is the name chosen by Kate and William

Charlotte Elizabeth Diana are the names which have been chosen by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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TV Cook and   Norwich City Fan Delia Smith  and her mother Etty Smith have pledged their allegiance to Labour Party in the May 2015 elections
Norwich  Labour candidates Clive Lewis and Jessica Asato with Delia Smith and  Ed Balls

Delia Smith supports Labour as the party with a fresh approach

Delia Smith will appear alongside Ed Miliband and Ed Balls today as she throws her support behind the Labour Party ahead of Thursday’s knife-edge general election.

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The Royal British Legion's Jubilee Hall in Aylsham Road, Norwich which has been sold. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich hall will remain a community asset insist new owners

The Royal British Legion’s Jubilee Hall has been sold - but the Norwich building will remain a community asset its new owners have vowed today.

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Wymondham Leisure Centre

Wymondham Leisure Centre revamp and housing development schemes in the town approved by councillors

A £3m package of upgrades to Wymondham Leisure Centre has been given the final go-ahead by councillors.

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Reality TV star and singer Lil' Chris. Photo: Suffolk Constabulary/PA Wire

Lil’ Chris was found ‘hanging’ by friend, inquest hears

Popular musician and television personality Chris Hardman was found hanging at his home in Lowestoft, an inquest heard today.

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Anthony Eames. Photo: Norfolk Police

Norwich man Anthony Eames charged over alleged crime spree

A 43-year-old man has been charged over a series of burglary, theft and robbery offences in Norwich.

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Emergency services have been called to a two-vehicle collision on the A140 in Long Stratton. Photo: Denise Bradley

There were long delays for drivers in Long Stratton this morning

Two vehicles were involved in a collision outside the garage on the A140 in Long Stratton.

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Big Weekend and Thetford Forest singer Sam Smith cancels Australian tour due to vocal-cord haemorrhage

Music fans are waiting to hear if Sam Smith will be recovered in time to perform at the Big Weekend and Thetford after a vocal-cord haemorrhage.

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Lynx  Photograph: Erwin Van Maanen

Trust says plans to bring lynx back to areas including Thetford Forest has public support after survey carried out

A trust which wants to reintroduce the lynx back into UK woodlands - including Thetford Forest - says the public are behind the scheme after it carried out a survey.

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People queueing up outside Open in Norwich for Radio 1 Big Weekend Academy tickets.

Queueing for Radio 1 Academy tickets! People flock to Open venue in Norwich as 7,000 free tickets go up for grabs

People hoping to bag one of the 7,000 free tickets for a week-long programme of workshops in Norwich with bands including the Maccabees are queueing outside Open in Norwich today.

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Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green, Glasgow. Photo: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire.

Fans who missed out on Big Weekend tickets express their anger at online ticket touts

Anger has erupted after it emerged that tickets to see the likes of the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Muse and Sam Smith at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich were being offered online for hundreds of pounds.

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Latitude Festival the famous multi-coloured sheep travelled all the way from Suffolk to London to perform with dancers, Shaun Dillon and Kim Collins, in front of Sadler's Wells. Latitude is the UK's largest multi-arts festival and for the eight year running Sadler's Wells, the UK's leading dance house, will present a world class dance programme at the festival from 16th-19th July, in the stunning grounds of Henham Park. www.latitudefestival.com
10th anniversary of Latitude Festival at Sadler's Wells, London, Britain - 21 Apr 2015

Latitude announces arts, theatre and dance line up for this summer’s festival

From theatre hatched in Cornish barns to a world famous comic and William Blake infused hip-hop Latitude Festival’s arts line up is brimming with talent.

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The summer fete at Hethersett Old Hall School.

Circus to come to town for Hethesett Old Hall School summer fete

The circus will be rolling into Hethersett next month for a school summer fete which organisers hope will bring the community together.

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Audrey Holland has died aged 92.

Tributes paid to long-serving Swardeston volunteer who died aged 92

A community stalwart who celebrated five decades of volunteering at a care home last year has died aged 92.

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Line-up of the BBC Introducing stage performing at the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend on May 23 and 24. Picture: Radio 1

Listen to some of the local acts who will be playing at Radio One's Big Weekend in Norwich

A host of home-grown Norfolk talent will be taking to the stage at Radio 1’s Big Weekend next month, joining an all-star line-up.

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