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The Canaries take on Middlesbrough for a place in the Premier League next season at the home of football today. Follow the latest build-up in our live blog.

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Emergency services were called to a crash on the Acle Straight again this morning involving “several vehicles”.

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Taylor Swift live at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich 2015 - Paul Bayfield

Screaming fans follow Taylor Swift wherever she goes.

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The Canaries take on Middlesbrough for a place in the Premier League next season at the home of football today. Follow the latest build-up in our live blog.

Follow Norwich City v Middlesbrough at www.pinkun.com/live

Norwich City face Middlesbrough today in the Championship play-off final at Wembley and you can follow the game, and join in, at www.pinkun.com/live

NCFC v Middlesborough playoff at Wembley. Fans arrive early for the match. Laura Scholey and Rob Reeve.
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Norwich City fans have started at arrive at Wembley, hours before the play off final against Middlesbrough kicks off.

NCFC fans at County Hall to get on coaches to the Wembley play-off final. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A good-natured queue of Norwich fans waiting to board some of the 120 coaches departing from County Hall snaked back for half a mile this morning.

NCFC fans leaving Norwich Station to the Wembley play-off final. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich Station was a sea of yellow and green as hundreds of fans set off by rail to see their team take on Middlesbrough in the play off final at Wembley.

Norwich manager Alex Neil will let City's top brass worry about the financial figures around Monday's play-off final against Middlesbrough/ 
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Norwich City Alex Neil insists the massive financial windfall at stake in Monday’s Championship play-off final against Middlesbrough does not enter the equation.

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Norwich City of Ale 2015 festival publicans, brewers and supporters raise a glass at the launch in the memeorial gardens, Norwich.Pictured front Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter Photo: Steve Adams

Visitors to Norwich were given the chance to sample a number of beers on offer at pubs across Norwich during this year’s City of Ale Festival.

Business

A lack of awareness and confidence about overseas exporting opportunities is holding back some food and drink small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) in East Anglia, according to a senior trading expert in the region.

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An investment group has tightened its grip on the fork lift truck industry by snapping up a firm in Norfolk.

The Londis shop. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The country’s largest cash and carry chain is to buy Londis and Budgens in a £40 million deal to boost its scale amid the ongoing supermarket price war.

Norwich based Proxama, chief executive Neil Garner .Photo: Steve Adams

A Norwich technology firm is on the hunt for a new boss after its founder and chief executive announced his decision to step aside.

Michael Casanova, HR and recruitment manager at Epos Now, which has posted 37 vacancies in a recent recruitment drive. Picture: submitted

A software company with international clients and offices across the country is investing in Norfolk’s talent by becoming a major new recruiter in the region.

Marks & Spencer. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Marks & Spencer has reported its first rise in profits for four years as they lifted by 6.1pc to £661.2 million.

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Screaming fans follow Taylor Swift wherever she goes.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival 451

From a fiery outdoor spectacle about burning books to a twilight show in the woodland of a Norfolk estate, to fun and frolics in the Adnams Spiegeltent – this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival entertained audiences with a great array of cultural treats.

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The excitement was palpable as the Earlham Park crowd waited for the Foo Fighters to leap onto the stage which had recently been graced by Taylor Swift –and they came on as they intended to continue... with a bang.

Imagine Dragons live at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich 2015 - Paul Bayfield

Radio 1’s flagship two-day spectacular of rock, pop, rap and everything in between is proving a massive success at Norwich’s Earlham Park.

Rita Ora live at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich 2015 - Paul Bayfield

With long flowing blonde locks and a gladiator style dress, Rita Ora lived up to her pop diva fame.

Sport

King’s Lynn Stars skipper Rory Schlein was reported to have undergone major surgery last night after a crash during a meeting in Poland.

Sophie McKinna equalled her own county record on a day of outstanding performances at the Norfolk Athletics Championship at Lynnsport, in King’s Lynn.

Michael Frew celebrates one of his seven goals for King's Lynn Town. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Striker Michael Frew has become the sixth player to leave King’s Lynn Town this summer.

Cricket. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Hockwold and Snettisham both maintained their perfect starts to the season in Division One, writes Kevin Fisher.

Action from Wroxham's win over Dereham in the Norfolk Senior Cup final at Carrow Road. Wroxham manager Stewart Larter.

Wroxham manager Stewart Larter is hoping to see long-term benefits from victory over Dereham in the Norfolk Senior Cup final.

Cricket.

Despite the best efforts of Norwich City only six games were conceded this week – but several matches were shortened to accommodate the lunctime play-off so generally cricket was the winner, writes Mike Ridout.

Although it’s 30 years since I last watched Norwich City at Wembley the day itself will forever be etched upon my mind.

The Norwich fans build up the atmosphere before the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final against Ipswich at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The Mason’s Arms in Donisthorpe didn’t know what had hit it.

The peacetime of an otherwise normal Saturday lunchtime shattered by a crazed Norwich City fan, desperate to see them reach Wembley.

Nathan Redmond of Norwich has a shot on goal that is handled on the line by Christophe Berra of Ipswich Town who is sent off by Referee Anthony Taylor during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
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As the club looked through the annals of seasons past to summon former derby goal heroes onto the pitch before kick off on Saturday, a ploy that added brilliantly to the atmosphere at an already electric Carrow Road, City fans had been hoping recent history would play a bigger part in the make-or-break derby.

Norwich City's Jonathan Howson (centre) celebrates scoring the opening goal with team mates Cameron Jerome (left) and Bradley Johnson (right) during the Sky Bet Championship, Play Off Semi Final, First Leg at Portman Road, Ipswich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 9, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Ipswich. Photo credit should read: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

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The Players, Management and Fans all enjoy the lap pf appreciation at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich
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There was an interesting comment from Alex Neil in the press conference after the Fulham game as he spoke about the change at the club in recent months.

Nathan Redmond of Norwich has a shot on goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Thirty years have passed since Norwich last played at Wembley. Thirty years since City got there by beating Ipswich over a two-legged semi-final.

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