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Martin Goymour of Banham Zoo. Photograph Simon Parker

Could Banham Zoo become a tropical research paradise?

An ambitious plan for a new tropical science discovery centre in Norfolk has been unveiled.

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1970s Star Wars merchandise up for auction at Keys Auctioneers. Valuer Jill Holliday.
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Photo gallery: Boyhood collection of 1970s and 1980s Star Wars toys sells for just under £1,500 at Aylsham auction

For most children of the 1970s and 1980s, the plastic figures and models from the Star Wars films were simply popular toys with which to recreate the adventures of Luke Skywalker and his friends in their struggles against the Empire.

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David Nash (Gnasher) created a 20ft (6m) high mural of Rik Mayall in Essex. Picture: SUPPLIED

‘I wanted to remember his life in some way’ - meet the Loddon man behind vast Rik Mayall mural

Rik Mayall’s trademark maniacal grin now looks down on visitors to his home town – after a vast mural was painted there by a Norfolk artist.

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Norman Lamb MP, pictured at Blakeney Hotel.
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Ambulance Watch: Health minister defends ambulance boss over pay criticism

A health minister leapt to the defence of the region’s ambulance boss last night by saying it would be a “disaster” if the CEO left his post because of pressure over his salary.

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Adrian Ball, executive principal of Thetford Academy.

Ofsted reviews inspections of three Norfolk schools as Thetford Academy responds to new claims

The chief inspector of schools for England has announced a review of three Norfolk Ofsted inspections following allegations the academies received advance notice.

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Region to lose more than 80 jobs as city brand moves to new hub

A major insurer is to create a new hub near Norwich as part of a radical shake up that will signal the end of a well-known city brand.

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Bradley Johnson is swamped by his Norwich City team mates after another stunning solo effort in the 3-1 Championship win over Blackburn. 
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Neil Adams admitted it felt like the good old days after Norwich City’s comeback win over Blackburn

Norwich City boss Neil Adams admitted it felt like the good old days were back at Carrow Road after a stunning late salvo to sink Blackburn in Tuesday’s Championship epic.

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Action from Norfolk's defeat at Buckinghamshire in the Minor Counties Championship - Garry Park acknowledges applause for his century on day two. Picture: Tim Ferley

Plenty of positives despite defeat for Norfolk in final match

There were plenty of positives for captain Chris Brown to assess despite Norfolk seeing their Minor Counties Championship season end in defeat.

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Three Norfolk fish and chip shops are in the running for the accolade of being crowned the best in eastern England.

Three Norfolk fish and chip shops shortlisted for regional award

Three Norfolk fish and chip shops are in the running for the accolade of being crowned the best in eastern England.

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