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Tinchy Stryder. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire

Rapper Tinchy Stryder is the latest name to be unveiled for Jamie’s Game, the annual celebrity football match at Carrow Road.

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Norwich City Under 21s will be looking to extend their unbeaten run at Carrow Road on Wednesday when they take on Peter Grant’s Fulham Under-21s (7pm kick-off).

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

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.

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

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

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.

England's Nathan Redmond scores his sides second goal of the game during the Under 21 International at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday March 30, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England U21. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to FA restrictions. Editorial use only. Commercial use only with prior written consent of the FA. No editing except cropping. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.paphotos.com/info/ for full restrictions and further information.

Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond was on target as England Under-21s twice came from behind to beat their German counterparts 3-2 on Monday night.

Norwich City's midfielder Nathan Redmond is on England Under-21 duty against old rivals Germany's U21s on Monday night at the Riverside Stadium. Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond has an old score to settle against Germany when he features for the England’s Under-21s against their old foes at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium on Monday night (KO 7.45pm).

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Norwich v Manchester Utd, March 5, 1988, Robert Fleck celebrating goal

English top-flight football is watched by millions of children, teenagers and adults across the UK both at home and in the stands - with Norwich currently trying to fight their way back.

But with the Premier League considering new sponsor, many organisations are calling for the influential league to stay clear of sponsorship from alcohol firms.

Lynx

Photograph: Erwin Van Maanen

A plan to reintroduce lynx to Thetford Forest has drawn criticism from a national group representing sheep farmers.

Elsie Keeton-Powell (8) is re-united with her soft toy 'Floppy' after dropping it outside Lowestoft Cinema. Stacey Cree and her son Mark (6) found the teddy and posted a message on facebook.

When a child loses their favourite teddy, there can be a lot of tears and tantrums as parents have to prepare their children for the worst; that their beloved soul mate might never come back.

Michael Bartlett of Starston, with the moving letter he wrote to his mother Doris in 2006 when her dementia had worsened, which he recently uncovered. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Letters are normally written to be sent to someone, but Michael Bartlett’s letter to his mother was never intended to be delivered.

Paul Roberts was filmed by an Essex Police motorcycle officer as he reached speeds of 148mph on the M11. Picture: Essex Police

Police have released shocking footage of a motorcyclist reaching 148mph while carrying a passenger on a busy motorway.

Annabelle Dickson with the EDP election team car in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

The region’s MPs will cease to hold their title today as the race for Number 10 officially starts with the dissolution of parliament.

Features

More buyers are opting for Peugeot's new PureTech petrol engines.

Are little petrol engines going to be big business as drivers dump diesel, asks motoring editor Andy Russell.

Nostalgia

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

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.

Business

East Anglia’s burgeoning reputation as a hotbed for research and development (R&D) is attracting a new wave of international companies looking to break into the UK market.

Left to right: David Bussey (Busseys), Tessa Haskey (Howes Percival), Paul Bussey (Busseys), Andrew Barnes (Howes Percival), James Allen (Roche), Mark Nolan (Chaplin Farrant), Lee Wymer (Morgan Sindall), Stephen Brown (REAL Consulting).

A city law firm has announced plans to move into a £3m modern office close to Norwich Cathedral.

Lord Mayor of Norwich, councillor Judith Lubbock, and guests outside the new JTL training centre for electronics apprentices in at the Bowthorpe Industrial Estate in Norwich. Picture: Submitted

The chances of aspiring young electricians in Norfolk are looking stronger since a new electrical training centre has opened in the region on the back of a £100,000 charitable effort.

Britannia Fire managing director and inventor of the P50 extinguisher Roger Carr (right) and general manager Andy Spence (holding the P50) after signing an export agreement with Dubai with His Excellency Lt Colonel Ibrahim Abdul Alrahman Saif Al Saleh (second right) and Ian Pritchard, Regional Manager, Berkeley Services, United Arab Emirates. Picture submitted

A Norfolk-based fire extinguisher manufacturer has added further muscle to its export portfolio after agreeing a £1m deal with Dubai.

Cornerways Nursery near Wissington, has won an award for being Co-op East of England producer of the year - The crop being picked. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Using rainwater from a roof the size of 17 football pitches, and recycling C02 from the factory next door, a tomato greenhouse in Norfolk is one of few almost self-sufficient growers in the mass produce sector.

Ian Hall's great grandfather Frederick William and grandfather Charles Frederick with an early brewing vessel.

They are the companies that help give the region its identity. Now, as a search is launched to try to find East Anglia’s longest-running family business, Jessica Staufenberg seeks out some of those with the deepest roots.

What's On

Norfolk is set to be turned into a giant gallery of art at the end of May, and people can enjoy a preview of what is in store at a city exhibition.

Top Hat stars Alan Burkitt and Charlotte Gooch take afternoon tea in Top Hat style in the Music Room at the Assembly House served by actor John Conroy 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Old-school Hollywood glamour dazzled at Norwich’s Assembly House as stars of the musical Top Hat enjoyed a special afternoon tea to mark the show’s 1,000th performance.

Paint Out Norwich organisers Stephanie Sinclair, James Colman, Will Buckley and Helen Vinsen launch the 2015 open air painting competition celebrating Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A wonderful sweeping panorama of our fine city is set to inspire artists when an open air art competition returns to Norwich later this year.

Latitude Festival. Picture: James Bass

The line-up of Latitude Festival’s Lake Stage at the events 10th birthday edition is announced today.

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

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.

Latitude Festival. Picture: James Bass

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

Sport

Riders in round one of the Norfolk Summer Cyclo-cross Series were greeted with weather more akin to the middle of winter – the traditional time for cyclo-cross racing.

Ashley Morris in heat four. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn ripped Lakeside apart tonight but suffered damage of their own as two riders were injured during their season opener.

Harleston Magpies celebrate winning the Premier A title in the East Men's League. Picture: Pate Leate

Harleston Magpies cruised to a 6-0 victory over Felixstowe to clinch the East League title – and secure a return to the National League set-up.

Will Stars fans be celebrating come the end of the season? Picture: MATTHEW USHER

King’s Lynn Stars begin their latest top-flight campaign this evening when they host Lakeside Hammers.

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.

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

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.

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.

Regular readers will know that I’m not a fan of international breaks and the way that they interrupt the flow of a season.

Jonny Howson of Norwich celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship win over Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

At last this season has truly come alive – what a shame we’re now in the middle of a frustrating international break and after that have only a handful of games left to enjoy.

Alex Neil has raised the standards at Carrow Road since his arrival in January. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Despite Norwich City’s lofty position in the Championship table, the word ‘disappointment’ has been far too common in post-match interviews given by our managers in both the Premier League and this one in the past 18 months.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Mathias Svensson slides the ball past Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Darren Ward in the 14th minute of Norwich City's 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road on Boxing Day 2003 - the day on which Darren Huckerby was unveiled as a permanent signing before kick-off.
 Picture: Bill Smith

The only certainty involved in supporting Norwich City is that nothing will ever be easy.

Norwich City's Milk Cup winners parade the trophy through the city centre. Picture: Archant archive

This year marks the 113th birthday of Norwich City. I have to confess I haven’t done the exact maths, but I estimate the Canaries have played more than 5,500 matches since being formed in 1902.

Martin Olsson of Norwich and Tom Ince of Derby County in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich.
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

When this season is wrapped up and Norwich fans look back over the last nine months, our form at Carrow Road is likely to be a sticking point.

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