March 31 2015 Latest news:

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There has been a fire at Oulton Hall

Firefighters tackling big blaze at Oulton Hall near Aylsham were hampered by high winds

High winds hampered firecrews tackling a major blaze in a north Norfolk country house over night.

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Blustery winds driving waves and foamy surf against the pier and promenade at Cromer. Picture; RICHARD BATSON

Drivers warned to be on their guard this morning as wind storms through the region with gusts of over 75 mph recorded on Norfolk coast

The Met office has issued a yellow severe weather warning and told people to stay ‘weather aware’ as gusts of up to 75mph blow through the region.

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The planters on Horning staithe.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

‘It’s really upset everybody’ - plant tubs spark parking row in Norfolk Broads village

A picturesque Broads village has been divided over the appearance of a dozen plant tubs at a popular riverside viewing spot.

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Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

More delays for commuters this morning as the A11 closes after a traffic accident

A single vehicle was involved in an accident between A1101 Mildenhall Road, Barton Mills, and B1106 Elveden.

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The complex of former Eastern Electricity buildings on Duke Street in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Dig could reveal secrets of Norwich’s lost 16th century palace

Fresh light could be shed on a lost 16th century palace which once graced the centre of Norwich, when archaeologists get a rare chance to dig in the heart of the city.

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Taylor Swift Radio 1 Big Weekend comes to Norwich.

50,000 tickets for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich are snapped up in 40 minutes

Fifty thousand tickets for Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich were snapped up in just 40 minutes this morning.

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Comedian and writer Karl Minns back in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Karl Minns returns to Norwich with his new one-man show

Fresh from two sell-out stints at the Theatre Royal, Norwich, and the Norwich Playhouse alongside comedy partner Owen Evans, Karl Minns from the Nimmo Twins is back in the city with his new one-man show. STACIA BRIGGS asked Karl about appearing on stage without any back-up, a boy who can set the bed on fire using the power of his dreams and the difficulties of rehearsing on your own.

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Latitude Festival. Picture: James Bass

Video: Simon Armitage and John Cooper Clarke to perform at Latitude Festival 2015 as Poetry Arena line-up is announced

Latitude Festival bosses have announced the Poetry Arena line-up for the festival’s 10th edition in 2015.

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Woman in Green (c1909) by Henri Matisse.

Major works of art are on their way to Norwich

A stunning collection of works by some of the world’s greatest artists is heading for Norwich next month in the most spectacular art show ever seen in the region.

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Matt Tedford in Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho

Review: Margaret Thatcher – Queen of Soho

Mirror balls, muscular men in short-cropped jeans, and, er, the Iron Lady? It might not be an obvious combination but this show is an exuberant delight.

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Shortlist for East Anglian book prize revealed

Six books have been shortlisted for a prize celebrating literature associated with or influenced by East Anglia.

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Norfolks Mini Red U7 boys travelled to Hertfordshire to play in a regional event. Pictured, from left, is coach Thoma Lavis, Jayden Durham, Ted Derisley, Stanley Birchall, Charlie Jones, Charlie Bussell, Oscar Webster and coach Ann Nicholls.

Young Norfolk players prove potential at regional tournament

Norfolk’s Mini Red under-seven girls and boys travelled to Batchwood in Hertfordshire to play in a regional event, comprising of 10 counties.

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Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan celebrates his dramatic stoppage time assist with Republic of Ireland goalscorer Shane Long after the duo rescued a point in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland on Sunday. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ipswich Town let Norwich City’s Wes Hoolahan slip through their grasp

Norwich City’s midfield magician Wes Hoolahan revealed he could have been tormenting the Canaries for bitter rivals Ipswich Town if he had impressed on a teenage trial.

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Norwich City needed an 98th minute equaliser to earn a point at Huddersfield in a recent Championship visit. 
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Alex Neil is wary of the pitfalls in Norwich City’s Championship promotion charge

Alex Neil is under no illusions Norwich City’s Championship promotion bid hinges on beating the lesser lights.

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Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty has been a revelation in Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 campaign. Picture: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

Norwich City’s Kyle Lafferty could be a man in demand after Northern Ireland heroics

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty puts his prolific Euro 2016 goalscoring form for Northern Ireland down to the ‘best manager’ he has worked under in Michael O’Neill.

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England's Ben Youngs is tackled by Scotland's Tommy Seymour during the RBS Six Nations match at Twickenham, London. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

“He’s really stepped up as a leader” – Mike Brown praises England team-mate Ben Youngs

England team-mate Mike Brown believes Norfolk’s Ben Youngs has stepped up as a leader for his country ahead of this autumn’s home Rugby World Cup.

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Romford captain Jack Barry (right) (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Barry annoyed by Cray defeat

Trip across the river to fellow battlers ends in misery for Romford

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Real Madrid's Gareth Bale is the world's fastest with the ball at his feet, while Tottenham's Aaron Lennon and Arsenal's Theo Walcott also make the top 10 (Pictures: Getty)

Gareth Bale named world’s fastest player… and Tottenham’s Aaron Lennon beats Arsenal’s Theo Walcott in top 10

Former Tottenham star Gareth Bale is the world’s fastest player with the ball at his feet, according to a study by Mexican club Pachuca which has been endorsed by FIFA.

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St Albans AC presentation evening winners

St Albans AC celebrates athletes

St Albans AC celebrated its athletes at its annual presentation last week.

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