April 19 2015 Latest news:

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The second beam in place on the new bridge across the A47 for the new Postwick hub junction. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A47 outside Norwich reopens after huge bridge beams lifted into place

The A47 at Postwick has reopened after work to lift eight bridge beams measuring 114 metres into place across the A47 began on Friday.

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Emergency services on White Lion Street in Norwich.

Norwich city centre shop closes after customer dies from cardiac arrest

A Norwich city centre shop was closed today after an elderly customer died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest.

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Labour Party leader Ed Miliband. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Miliband to tackle migrant wage exploitation

Labour will address immigration concerns head on today with an attack on the Tory record and a pledge to create a new Government task force to crack down on exploitation.

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Taverham Junior School blue and white for Ipswich. Photo: Adam Mason

Taverham schoolchildren put aside allegiances for Ipswich Town headteacher

On the day of Norwich’s biggest game of the season, asking pupils to come to school dressed in blue and white might seem a bit odd.

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Emergency services at the fire in a bungalow in Lilian Road, Spixworth.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Electrical fault caused Spixworth roof blaze

A fire which gutted the roof of a bungalow and resulted in an elderly man being taken to hospital started as a result of an electrical fault, it has emerged.

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Norfolk Constabulary vehicle.

Man is jailed for conning hotels and shops

A penniless man, banned by police from going back to his digs, has been jailed after going on a fraud spree around East Anglia.

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Karl Minns

Review: Karl Minns - Raining Diamonds

For more than a decade Karl Minns has kept Norfolk entertained as part of the Nimmo Twins, but his new solo show is a very different beast.

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The old and the new as the latest GoGoDragon 'Luda',  painted around the tale of the Ludham Dragon by 12-year-old Kieron Williamson, stands next to the vintage Snap Dragon at Norwich Castle. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich’s newest dragon meets Snap at Norwich Castle

One of Norwich’s newest GoGoDragons! met one of the city’s most famous fire-breathing beasts at an event at Norwich Castle.

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Richard Gauntlett and Ben Langley get set for this years Theatre Royal panto Snow White.

Spring has sprung but for some panto season is on its way

The region may be enjoying blue skies and blazing sunshine, but preparations for the festive season are well under way at Norwich Theatre Royal – oh yes they are!

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The Garage, in Norwich, is celebrating a major funding boost from The National Foundation for Youth Music.

Norwich performance venue celebrates major funding boost for youth music projects

A Norwich performance venue is celebrating a major funding boost for its music projects at the centre and around the region.

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Children on Broadland District Council’s Tots2Teens scheme have been painting baby dragons for the  GoGoDragons! Schools Project trail which will take place in Norwich this summer alongside a trail of 84 adult dragon sculptures.

Youngsters have a roaring good time painting baby dragons in Sprowston and Old Catton

Youngsters had a roaring good time painting dragons at holiday play scheme workshops that took place over Easter.

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Artist Alison Atkins working on her new sculpture for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize.

Norfolk sculptor in the running for national prize

A Norfolk artist is in the running for a national prize with her sculpture design which aims to encourage people to engage with the countryside.

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Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy reacts after conceding the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship defeat to Middlesbrough at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture: Stephen Pond/PA Wire.

Bradley Johnson and John Ruddy face up to Norwich City’s play-off prospects after Middlesbrough defeat

The frustration of Friday night’s loss to Middlesbrough was still clear to see on the faces of Norwich City players John Ruddy and Bradley Johnson this morning.

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Norfolk bowler Harry Bush collides with a Suffolk batsman during a home victory in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy last season. Photo :Steve Adams

Norfolk target progressing further in Unicorns Knockout Trophy this season

Competitive action begins for Norfolk in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy at Manor Park tomorrow.

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Russell Martin gets in a tangle during Norwich City's Carrow Road defeat to Middlesbrough at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Russell Martin won’t give up on dreams of Norwich City’s Premier League return just yet

There was one simple sentiment offered in the aftermath of extreme disappointment by captain Russell Martin – Norwich City will bounce back.

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Jonny Howson rues his missed chance as Norwich City end up losing to Middlesbrough at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Championship video report: Norwich City 0, Middlesbrough 1 – including reaction from Alex Neil and Aitor Karanka

Michael Bailey reports from Carrow Road as Alex Tettey’s own goal condemns Norwich City to Championship defeat – and most likely, the Championship play-offs.

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Action from Swaffham Town's 1-1 draw with Stowmarket (red) at Shoemakers Lane, Jack Redhead just short of connecting to steal a Swaffham goal. Picture: Eddie Deane

Thurlow Nunn League preview: First Division title race is going down to the wire

With the Premier Division title already wrapped up for Norwich United, attentions turn to the battle for the First Division crown.

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Sidmouth suffer seven wicket defeat in friendly at Bath

Sidmouth went down by seven wickets when they travelled to Bath for a 50-over match.

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Spectate on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon...

Upottery win at Chulmleigh to move closer to Fresha League glory

Upottery were 2-1 winners at Chulmleigh and are now guaranteed a top three finish in the Fresha League Division Three.

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Lee Clarke scored and earned a penalty for St Neots Town. Picture by CLAIRE HOWES.

Saturday football: St Neots a big step closer to play-offs

It was billed as the biggest game in their history – and St Neots Town collected a result fitting for such an occasion today.

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