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Police close the Acle Straight after an accident that left two cars in a water-filled ditch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Update: Woman dies after two cars plunge into water filled ditches off the A47 Acle Straight

A woman has died following a crash in which two cars plunged into water-filled ditches off the A47 Acle Straight.

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Unfair funding for East Anglia must be tackled, says Scottish-born former cabinet minister

The issue of a public sector funding formula devised in the 1970s which puts East Anglia at a disadvantage “must be tackled” and be a critical part of negotiations in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum, a former cabinet minister has said.
Lord MacGregor, who was South Norfolk MP until 2001, said he had long felt the Barnett Formula was unduly favourable to Scotland, and the issue of English Votes for English Laws was fundamentally a question of fairness.
The Scottish-born peer told the House of Lords that East Anglia gets just £7,865, compared with an English average of £8,529 and a Scottish spending per head of £10,152.

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Marigold lives! Family of Norwich eccentric confirm he is enjoying ‘peaceful’ retirement

When an artist immortalised Norwich-eccentric Marigold in an oil painting, it sparked wild rumours about what had happened to him.

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Teen head-butted and woman assaulted in fight outside supermarket in Stalham

A teenage boy was head-butted and a woman assaulted during an argument outside a supermarket.

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Picture of former policeman David Walter taken in 2001.

Former Norfolk police officer died trying to save others in Spain

A former Norfolk police officer has died while trying to rescue others who got into trouble in the water off the coast of Spain, it has emerged.

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Wetherspoons pub proposal divides opinion in North Walsham

Campaigners against a “crazy idea” to turn council offices into a pub have warned it would make life hell for elderly and frail neighbours.

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New Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has had an immediate impact at the Trotters ahead of Friday's Championship game at Norwich City. Picture: PA

Neil Lennon - Norwich City made the right choice in Neil Adams

Bolton boss Neil Lennon believes Norwich City made the right choice in appointing Neil Adams to the top job at Carrow Road ahead of bringing the Trotters to Norfolk for Friday’s televised Championship duel.

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Norfolk-built Ralph Firman Racing car is a big hit in California

Snetterton racing car manufacturer, Ralph Firman Racing, made a hugely successful winning debut in America with their new Kawasaki-powered Formula 1000 single-seater race car.

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LIVE UK magazine presented Norwich Arts Centre music programmers Rosie Arnold and Ian Carrell with the trophy for Best Venue Team Work – Arts Centre at The Live Music Business Awards in London.

Norwich Arts Centre scoops national award

Norwich Arts Centre is celebrating after scooping a national award.

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