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Normandy veteran, coxswain Richard Fawcett with his 90th birthday present, a scale model of his landing craft at the D-Day landings on Storm Beach. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Alex Neil insisted it would be foolish to write off Norwich City’s Championship promotion chances after a damaging 1-0 defeat on Friday night to new leaders Middlesbrough.

Wes Hoolahan was in the thick of the action in Norwich City's Championship promotion clash against Middlesbrough. Photo: Stephen Pond/PA Wire.

Norwich City’s hopes of automatic promotion suffered a major blow after Middlesbrough inflicted a painful 1-0 defeat on the Canaries to move top of the Championship on Friday night at Carrow Road.

Norwich City keeper John Ruddy keeps the Canaries in front with a superb late stop in the 2-0 Championship win at Leeds. 
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John Ruddy insists Norwich City’s Championship showdown against Middlesbrough is the acid test in their Premier League quest.

Norwich manager Alex Neil expects his side to step up against Middlesbrough. 
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Alex Neil labels Norwich City’s winning burst under his command ‘unbelievable’ but the Canaries’ boss is urging his men to not squander that legacy against Championship rivals Middlesbrough.

Norwich fans can tip the balance against Middlesbrough. 
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Alex Neil wants fan power to tip the balance in an epic Championship collision against promotion rivals Middlesbrough.

Compete against Carrow Road legends Jeremy Goss, Iwan Roberts and Darren Eadie in Norwich City Win, Lose or Draw

Friday’s opponents Middlesbrough are next up in our ‘Norwich City Win, Lose or Draw’ game where Canaries fans get to pit their wits against our writers, Norwich City legends Darren Eadie, Jeremy Goss and Iwan Roberts and presenters Jake Humphrey, Simon Thomas and Chris Goreham.

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The UK Independence Party has resorted to installing CCTV cameras to protect its signs as the election campaign turned nasty in a number of seats.

Brandon Lewis speaking as Grant Shapps, Conservative Party Chairman visits the Conservative Club in Gorleston.

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UK Independence Party voters are returning to the Conservatives in Great Yarmouth, the party’s campaign boss has claimed.

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An up-and-coming musician has found himself an unlikely spokesman for young people after writing a rap which was aired on national radio.

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Vandals have targeted poster boards belonging to the North Norfolk UKIP party.

Labour Party leader Ed Miiband and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon during the BBC Challengers' Election Debate 2015. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

David Cameron has warned of more borrowing and taxes if Ed Miliband does a deal with the Scottish National Party (SNP) to become Prime Minister.

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