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Members of Sanctuary Norfolk who have set up an online petition calling for Norfolk County Council to house 50 Syrian refugees in the county. From left, back, Talib Aldris, 11, with his mum Siobhan Aldris, Meike Reintjes, and Alexandria Innes. Front, Marguerite Phillips and Muhammad Amin Franklin, with his son Aziz, 5. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pressure is mounting on Norfolk County Council to offer sanctuary to 50 Syrian refugees.

Norwich City

Norwich City wideman Nathan Redmond played for 61 minutes as England Under-21s beat USA Under-23s 1-0 in a friendly at Deepdale last night.

Scotland's Russell Martin during a training session with Steven Naismith. Photo: PA

Russell Martin has revealed the part he and Steven Whittaker played as City attempted to pull off a transfer deadline day coup.

Jacob Murphy of Norwich and Orel Dgani of Maccabi Haifa in action during the pre season friendly match at Kufstein Arena, Kufstein. Photo: Paul Chesterton

Jacob Murphy has been tipped to become a major player for Coventry City.

Bradley Johnson celebrates a goal in front of the City fans. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton

Bradley Johnson has thanked Norwich City fans for their support – and promised never to forget them.

Bradley Johnson with the playoff trophy.

The fallout from Norwich City’s transfer deadline day activity continues unabated, with fans divided over the exit of Bradley Johnson – and bizarre claims about Gary Hooper and an equally mysterious tweet from Lewis Grabban.

Dynamo Kiev's Mbokani (left) and Everton's Antolin Alcaraz battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League match at Goodison Park, Liverpool in 2015. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The arrival of Dieumerci Mbokani on a season-long loan at Norwich City should seriously bolster Alex Neil’s options up front.

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Suzuki's smart Vitara crossover is good looking and good to drive with decent equipment levels and economy adding to the appeal.

Suzuki’s latest Vitara may not have the original model’s trend-setting status but it’s good to drive, easy to live with and still has a sense of fun, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

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Volunteers behind a project to restore an historic King’s Lynn boat are holding a fund-raising event to help pay for it.

Business

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has officially opened Structure-flex Limited’s new 50,000 sq ft factory in Cromer.

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UK high street stores have endured their worst month of falling sales since the financial crisis as August proved a washout for retailers.

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Britain’s economic growth is expected to slow in the third quarter after the powerhouse services sector grew at its weakest pace for more than two years in August, according to new figures.

Aerial view of California Cliffs near Great Yarmouth where Park Resorts has one of its many parks along the East Coast. Picture: MIKE PAGE

A substantial slice of the Norfolk holiday park industry will fall under new ownership in the wake of a near £1bn merger.

Contactless payment app Droplet's Steffen Aquarone, Aimee Keeble and Christian King who are launching a reward programme for independant traders in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Shoppers will soon be able to earn “Norwich Points” when they eat and drink and buy from the city’s independent retailers.

What's On

Find the best things to do in Norfolk this weekend with our guide to what’s on.

GY Food Festival

Anticipation is building for the fourth annual Great Yarmouth Food Festival which was officially launched this week.

There is a performance of Dirty Dancing at the Theatre Royal, Norwich tonight. Photo: Steve Adams

Here’s a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

GoGoDragons! 2015. Simon Bobby and Anita Vigrass with their neice and nephew Molly, 10, and Jack Largent, 12, with Webby at Websters Estate Agents on Unthank Road.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich’s GoGoDragons! are to fly off from our city’s streets this weekend following a summer that has seen thousands of people flock to the city to seek out the 84 fiery beasts.

Fletcher Thomson and Josh Lee. Picture: Clare Burgess/City College Norwich

Budding singers with dreams of performing to sell-out crowds have been auditioning for their big break, as Britain’s Got Talent scouts visited the city.

Volunteering at the Cley Visitor Centre ahead of the opening of the new Simon Aspinall education centre on March 27

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The picturesque and dynamic north Norfolk coast stretches for 43 miles, from the silt expanses of the Wash in the west through the coastal marshes, soft cliffs and hinterland of north Norfolk, to the dune system at Winterton in the east.

Sport

A Norfolk cricket ground faces closure as it emerged its survival would cost a town council more than £1,000 per match.

Stars guest Jacob Thorsell. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Stars suffered their first home defeat of the campaign last night to leave their Elite League play-off hopes hanging in the balance.

Norfolk Closed Tournament 2015, under nines, from left, Darcie Jarmy (third), Isabella Taylor (first), Georgie Cohen (second).

The annual Norfolk Closed week drew to an end with numerous finals at East Anglian Tennis and Squash Club in Norwich.

Dan Zelos is up to third in the Ginetta Junior Championship after success at Fife. 	Photos: Jakob Ebrey

After a dismal start to the Ginetta Junior Championship Dereham’s Dan Zelos has bounced back in the second half of the season by claiming third place in the championship standings.

Niels-Kristian Iversen top scored for Lynn at Poole. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn’s Elite League play-off hopes are out of their hands after they crashed to a 62-30 mauling at Poole.

Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison who is going professional, pictured at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The next chapter in the inspiring story of north Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison has begun, after the 27-year-old announced she is to begin competing as a professional.

Fifteen players out, seven players in. A total of £10m spent and £6m put in the coffers – if you count every single deal done, from senior to younger, fringe players.

The Norwich City players in the pre-match huddle at Southampton.
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What did you think of Norwich City’s performance against Southampton in their 2015/16 Premier League fixture at the St Mary’s Stadium? Let us know by rating the players out of 10 at www.pinkun.com/rate-the-players

Referee Jonathan Moss inadvertently shows Steven Whittaker his notepad instead of a red card and hastily tries to find the correct card. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City writers Michael Bailey and Paddy Davitt discuss the Canaries’ 3-0 defeat at Southampton.

Steven Whittaker picked up two quick yellow cards in the first half of Norwich City's 3-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton  Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

For all the talk of a winless Southampton being weary after their Thursday jaunt to Denmark, it was Norwich City who looked like they’d been clocking up the air miles at St Mary’s.

Norwich suffered a tough day at Southampton in a 3-0 Premier League defeat. 
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We’ve chosen our Norwich City Man of the Match against Southampton - now it’s time for you to vote for yours.

Lewis Grabban - a brave, or foolish, move to cross Alex Neil.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m heartily sick of the transfer window. Whilst it’s a wonderful excuse for Sky to crank up the hyperbole and for Jim White to practice his hyperventilating, it’s a major distorting factor on the development of this season’s Premier League, particularly with the big kick-off occurring almost a month before deadline day.

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