Three city parks have been named among the best in the UK after winning a prestigious award.

Mousehold Heath, Eaton Park and Waterloo Park have been recognised among the country's best open spaces in this year's Green Flag Awards, run for the last 27 years by Keep Britain Tidy.

The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well-managed green spaces across the country, setting "the benchmark standard" for the management of parks.

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It is the third year that Waterloo Park has won the award, while Mousehold Heath retains the accolade for a fourth year in a row.

It is Eaton Park's eighth win after first receiving the award in 2014.

Eaton Park and Waterloo Park were also awarded the Green Heritage Accreditation, two of only 15 in the country, that recognises the site's heritage value.

Adam Giles, portfolio holder for parks and open spaces at Norwich City Council said: "We are extremely proud of these and all the other great parks and open spaces in Norwich and couldn't be happier to receive these accreditations.

"It recognises that we have some of the best and historically important green spaces in the country – and we are keen to carry on and achieve this status for other parks in the city."