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Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome has a shot on goal during the Canaries' 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town at Carrow Road. The two teams could face each other again in the Championship play-offs. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

Police are bracing themselves for the prospect of Norwich City coming face to face with their rivals from the other end of the A140 in the Championship play-offs.

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Norwich City’s quest for automatic Championship promotion finally ended on Monday night when Bournemouth hammered 10-man Bolton 3-0 on the south coast to consign the Canaries to the play-offs.

Norwich City defender Michael Turner signed off his Fulham loan spell with a goal for the Cottagers in their 4-3 Championship win over Middlesbrough. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City defender Michael Turner insists Fulham can turn on the style in a final day Championship trip to his parent club after signing off a Cottagers’ loan spell in style.

Norwich City players celebrate Gary Hooper's stunning second-half volley in a 1-1 Championship draw against Rotherham. 
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Norwich City were buffeted by the whole gamut of emotions at the New York Stadium on a Championship ride now threatening to hurtle out of control.

Norwich City's defensive effort repelled Rotherham until the closing stages of Saturday's 1-1 Championship draw. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil admitted Norwich City were one defensive lapse short of an outstanding Championship display at Rotherham.

Alex Tettey missed Norwich City's trip to Rotherham to rest a knee condition. 
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Alex Tettey and Steven Whittaker will be back in contention for Fulham’s final day Championship visit after missing the Rotherham draw through injury.

Norwich manager Alex Neil is not relying on any favours from promotion rivals Bournemouth on Monday night. 
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Alex Neil is not relying on favours from Bournemouth as he starts to plot a potential Championship play-off push - which could pitch the Canaries into battle against bitter rivals Ipswich.

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Eyes boggled and heads turned on roads between London and Norfolk as a Cold War bloodhound missile made its way home.

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Profits at British Gas are set to rise after the energy supplier revealed a boost in consumption following a colder than normal start to the year.

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Norfolk’s marine industry is preparing for the Horning Boat Show on Saturday (May 2) which, in just its third year, has become a significant showcase for local companies.

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More than 170 students got a hands-on taste of working in the offshore energy sector when they took part in a week-long work experience.

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Chris Potter, who has moved his golf shop to Ber Street in Norwich.
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A well-known local golfer has moved his sports shop into the centre of Norwich to see increased footfall – and, perhaps, to be closer to his son, who runs a fitness gym a couple of doors down the same street.

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A new virtual meeting place to promote north Norfolk businesses and events was launched this afternoon.

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Guinness World Record attempt for the longest chain of skiers holding hands and skiing over 100 m down Trowse mountain, the name of the Norfolk ski slope. Photo : Steve Adams

Youngsters attempted to break a Guinness World Record attempt to create the longest chain of skiers – but found it to be snow easy task.

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A Celtic myth - telling the tale of a tour guide’s unusual encounter on a beach - has been given a Norfolk twist as part of an upcoming new arts festival.

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People hoping to bag one of the 7,000 free tickets for a week-long programme of workshops in Norwich with bands including the Maccabees are queueing outside Open in Norwich today.

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Anger has erupted after it emerged that tickets to see the likes of the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Muse and Sam Smith at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich were being offered online for hundreds of pounds.

Artist John Stokes, front centre, with his Shakespeare inspired GoGoDragon called GoGoMadder at the Maddermarket Theatre. With him are from left, front, Peter Beck, joint creative director, and Cleopatra, played by Rebecca Aldred. Back, Susan Seddon, chairman of the Maddermarket Theatre Trust; Stash Kirkbride, joint creative director; and Anthony, played by Jonothan Redding. 
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A Norwich theatre has revealed a special tribute to Shakespeare in the anniversary week of the great playwright’s birth.

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Vauxhall Mallards’ new recruit Devon Conway maintained his superb start to the season on Saturday – but another brilliant knock wasn’t enough to secure victory.

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There is no doubting that the irrepressible Micky Chapman has left a lasting legacy at Lowestoft Town – and it was so nearly portrayed perfectly by the current Blues team in his final match.

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Chris Reynolds with an Ipswich Town shirt away at Charlton Athletic in November last year. Town won 1-0. Photo: Nathan Sustins.

A fitting tribute was paid to an Ipswich Town fan who died aged 21 when Blues striker Daryl Murphy scored during a minute’s applause held in his memory at the weekend.

Wroxham’s hopes of ending their Ryman North campaign on a high were dashed as Bradley Nobbs’ injury-time equaliser earned rock-bottom Burnham Ramblers a share of the spoils.

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Russell Martin sums up the dejection for Norwich City after a 1-0 Championship defeat at home to Middlesbrough. 
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That image of Russell Martin crouched down on the Carrow Road turf at the end of Friday night’s game, his face twisted in anguish, tells you all there is to know about the enormity of the defeat.

Cameron Jerome of Norwich appeals for handball as his shot on goal clearly hits the arm of George Friend of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
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