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Local government Secretary Greg Clark

A funding boost of £4.6m has been announced for Norfolk next year to ease the transition towards more local funding, the communities secretary has said.

Norwich City

The Aston Villa players celebrate their side’s 1st goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham
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06/02/2016

“Norwich are up to their necks in smelly stuff” - here are the national newspapers’ views on Norwich City’s 2-0 defeat away at Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Norwich fans look dejected after their side concedes a 2nd goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City’s hopes of Premier League survival took a severe blow on Saturday with a 2:0 loss to bottom club Aston Villa.

Joleon Lescott scores Aston Villa's first goal against Norwich City. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Norwich City writers Dave Freezer and Paddy Davitt are joined by pinkun.com editor Pete Raven to discuss the Canaries’ 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa in the Premier League.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil is up for the fight of keeping the Canaries in the Premier League.  
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil is ready for the fight of his footballing life to haul Norwich City to Premier League safety.

Declan Rudd paid a high price for rushing from his line in Norwich City's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Aston Villa. 
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Alex Neil insists he is a reluctant tinkerman after another selection shuffle failed to pay off at Villa Park.

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Scenes from the 2016 Chinese New Year Celebrations held at King's Lynn Town Hall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Weeks of celebrations are underway in Norfolk as people welcome the start of the Chinese New Year today.

Everything from the White Witch’s sleigh to vintage costumes to leopard puppets went under the hammer at an auction which raised nearly £2,000 for Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.

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Sport

Callum Taylor in action for England U19s during their World Cup quarter-final defeat to Sri Lanka. Picture: ICC

England’s youngsters were beaten by Sri Lanka in their quarter-final meeting at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, despite a fine knock from Norfolk’s Callum Taylor.

Action from Dereham Town v Brentwood Town at Aldiss Park - Sam Borrer on the ball. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Skipper Sam Borrer smashed in a 17-minute hat-trick as Dereham battled back to claim all three points.

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Goal scored by Kyle Baker.

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Norwich United confirmed their title credentials with victory over one of their closest rivals as the chase to join them in the top flight hots up.

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