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Top row (left to right): Dennis, Duff, Circuit, Patch, Soup Dragon, KnickerBockerGloria. Bottom row (left to right): IndyGoGo500, GoGo King Tut, Tuppence, Dragonfly, Mr Wing, Luda

Vote for your favourite GoGoDragon! - Week Seven

We want to know which GoGoDragon! is Norwich’s most popular and, with 12 dragons already through to the grand final, it’s time for the seventh, and final, week of voting.

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Five-year-old Stanley Stone flies past one of the Red Arrows at Norwich Airport. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

In Pictures: Red Arrows return to Norwich’s skies

Just days after one of the UK’s worst air show disasters occurred in Shoreham, the Red Arrows took to the skies above Norfolk.

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Picture shows: Aerial views of Whitlingham Country Park. Photo: Mike Page

Inquiry after 750 fish found dead in River Yare at Whitlingham

Investigations are being carried out into the cause of why 750 fish were found dead in the River Yare.

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The hunt is on for the large snake spotted in Wensum Park. Laura Bush searches the undergrowth. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Man reports seeing a snake in Wensum Park

The city is already awash with dragons. But, as Laura Bush and Kieran Lynch report, now there are reports of another creature on the loose.

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The Lemon Tree Cafe in Wymondham has been taken over by family team, Aideen Summers (left) , her son Sam Brooks (right) and his girlfriend Lucy Hibble (middle)

Family team take over popular Wymondham café the Lemon Tree

A family team have taken over the reins of a flourishing café and restaurant in Wymondham.

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Norwich during the 1912 Norwich floods. Photo by Broadland Memories (www.broadlandmemories.co.uk)

Think it’s wet today? 103 years ago today, Norwich was properly flooded

It may have been month of wet weather across the region, but it is nothing compared to the heartache and misery of the 1912 floods which left parts of Norwich and Norfolk underwater 103 years ago today.

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The cast of Grease perform outside after being evacuated from the Playhouse theatre. Photo by Emily Claxton.

Fire alarm halts Grease performance at Norwich’s Playhouse - but the show goes on outside

A fire alarm couldn’t stop a performance of Grease in Norwich last night.

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Sandra Milburn and Jo Bunn presenting a cheque for £5,400 to the Critical Care Unit to purchase more ipads and stands. PIC: Submitted

Attleborough woman who lost father and husband raises £5,000 for hospital that treated them

A Norfolk woman who lost both her husband and her father in the past five years has raised more than £5,000 to help other patients at the hospital where they were treated.

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Beers available at the Wymondham Rugby Club beer festival 2014.

Weekend of live music and ale will kick off rugby season in Wymondham

A weekend festival packed with live music and local beer will kick off the new rugby season in Wymondham.

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Teenagers and volunteers outside Wymondham Youth Bus.

Can you help? Wymondham Youth Bus after drivers and volunteers to help community initiative grow

A community initiative which gives young people in Wymondham somewhere safe to meet and talk is encouraging others to get involved.

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The Hawker Hunter T7 at Shoreham Air Show moments before it crashed. Taken by Graham Tinkler of King's Lynn, who was at the show with his sons Jordan, 21, and Josh, 16.

Seething airshow cancels vintage jet display after Shoreham disaster

One of the region’s biggest airshows has today altered its line-up for reasons of public safety in the wake of the Shoreham air crash tragedy.

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Having fun on the water at the Norfolk Standup Paddle Board Club Demo Day at the Red Lion in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

River to play host to stand up paddleboarding for first time

A water sport which is growing in popularity around the world has found a home in the city centre.

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The judges of the South Norfolk Pub of the Year competition enjoy a drink at one of the entries, The Crown at Pulham Market. From left, Alison Thomas, Anthony Carroll, Terry Stork, and Martin Wilby. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Favourite community pubs in south Norfolk are named

Five pubs in south Norfolk have been named as the best in the district as part of a competition deigned to promote the region’s watering holes.

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Tour de Broads cycling event starting at Strumpshaw Hall in Norfolk and heading towards Acle, Wroxham, Hickling and Coltishall.

Picture: James Bass

Tour de Broads cyclists get off to a perfect start

A record number of cyclists took part in the Tour de Broads event today.

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