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The region was hit by a storm this afternoon which passed through East Anglia with wind speeds of up to 55mph.

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Alex Neil’s appointment as Norwich City manager was portrayed by many as a gamble. PADDY DAVITT argues City’s board have backed a winner.

Norwich City defender Martin Olsson was tracked by Premier League duo Swansea and West Brom during the January window. 
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Martin Olsson admits the collapse of his dramatic deadline day move to West Brom may be a blessing in disguise with Norwich City closing in on the Premier League.

Scotland's Steven Whittaker expects a different type of test in Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Group D minnows Gibraltar. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Norwich City and Scotland defender Steven Whittaker has plenty of practice this season dealing with the unique challenge posed by Euro 2016 minnows Gibraltar on Sunday at Hampden Park.

Russell Martin has been impressed by Alex Neil's impact at Norwich City. 
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Russell Martin is in no doubt Alex Neil has all the attributes to cast the same successful spell on Norwich City as Paul Lambert.

Norwich manager Alex Neil will handle the pressure of a Championship promotion run-in. 
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Norwich City boss Alex Neil will not wilt in the intense heat of a Championship promotion battle.

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan limped away from training ahead of the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifier. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City’s talisman Wes Hoolahan suffered an injury scare in the build up to the Republic of Ireland’s vital Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland on Sunday.

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Photographer Jamie Hall at Oxford Circus where his photos were used as part of Canon's advertising campaign.

When Jamie Hall got an email from one of the world’s most well-known camera companies on April 1, he could be forgiven for thinking it was an April Fool’s joke – but little did the self-taught photographer realise it was the beginnings of what has seen his work shown to millions of people across the globe.

North Norfolk beach runner and Sheringham Park run participant Malcolm Ball, 81. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

He has run across the mountainous Lake District terrain, completed 39 marathons, run for the England cross country team and gone through scores of trainers.

Swagger and Jacks Beard BAFTAs winner Joe Booty. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It’s the must-have fashion accessory for men and now the humble beard has its own awards.

Houses in the Golden Triangle. Picture: Denise Bradley

A bid to curb the increase in the numbers of shared houses - often used by students - is being investigated by Norwich city council.

Norwich City Football club versus Burnley at Carrow Road.
Dion Dublin

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Photo : Steve Adams
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Former Norwich City favourite Dion Dublin was known for his ability as a top class striker on the football pitch.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2015. Pictured: Adult male starling. Picture: Andy Hay/rspb-images.com

Click here to view the results across the UK

The blackbird remains the most spotted bird in Norfolk and Suffolk with at least three of the species being spotted in 95pc of gardens, according to the latest RSPB figures.

Features

The new Jeep Renegade won admirers at Desira's test-drive weekend of adventure at Norwich Snowsports Club.

The all-new Jeep Renegade was put to the test at the ski slopes in Norwich.

Nostalgia

Service to mark the 70th anniversary of the crash of 524 Squadron Wellington Bomber 'F' for Freddie  on the night of 26th March 1944 at take off from RAF Langham. Copy pic of the type of plane used by 524 Squadron. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Families of four airmen killed when their Second World War bomber crashed in north Norfolk 70 years ago gathered to remember their heroism, along with the bravery of the young woman who rescued three of their crew-mates.

Business

The East coast’s growing status as a key hub for offshore wind was underlined with the launch of a new generation windfarm support boat at the Great Yarmouth yard of Alicat Workboats.

Norwich International Airport COE Andrew Bell. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk holidaymakers could be jetting across the English Channel to Paris as part of bold plans to expand the route network at Norwich International Airport.

Business people chatting at the Enterprise North Norfolk networking event held at the Rocket House, Cromer

A support group for new businesses in north Norfolk held a networking session.

Guests and hosts  at the Gresham's Futures business breakfast- Barney Phillips (Dynamic Print), Alice Forresto (Sixth Former), Vicki English (Head of Gresham’s Futures), Theo Knapp (Sixth Former), Douglas Robb (Gresham’s Headmaster) and Teresa Kelly (Talk Enterprise)

A revamped careers department at Gresham’s School in Holt hosted its first ever business breakfast.

Aviva, formerly Norwich Union, Surrey Street, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

One of the biggest insurance mergers in a decade has overcome a major hurdle after shareholders overwhelmingly backed Aviva’s proposed takeover of Friends Life.

Wayne Hemingway MBE, of Hemingwaydesign, speaks at Broadand District Council's Regional Energy Efficiency Growth Conference, held at The Space, Norwich. Picture: KEITH WHITMORE

Housebuilders and developers must place economic and social sustainability on the same footing as meeting environmental targets when designing or revamping homes and communities, a conference in Norfolk heard today.

What's On

Passersby may have been confused as they walked by Carrow Road last night.

Woman in Green (c1909) by Henri Matisse.

A stunning collection of works by some of the world’s greatest artists is heading for Norwich next month in the most spectacular art show ever seen in the region.

Matt Tedford in Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho

Mirror balls, muscular men in short-cropped jeans, and, er, the Iron Lady? It might not be an obvious combination but this show is an exuberant delight.

East Norfolk Operatic Society members Glenn Hewitt, Keith Drinkwater, Isobel Rice and Colin Wilson who have to move out of the existing barn where they store and make the sets for their productions.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

From a ship on the high seas to a Japanese village, a Norfolk operatic group has transported its audiences to all sorts of destinations through its clever and imaginative set building.

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Slavishly adapted from Disney’s classic 1950 animated musical, Kenneth Branagh’s live action version of the fairy-tale romance doesn’t skimp on the period detail.

Mark Cocker

Six books have been shortlisted for a prize celebrating literature associated with or influenced by East Anglia.

Sport

CWA Fury roared into the National League Division Four play-off semi-finals by stunning much-fancied Brunel University Ducks at Lynnsport.

Action from King's Lynn Town v Blyth Spartans - Lynn lose again 3-1. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Lynn more than played their part in a cracking encounter but it still wasn’t enough to end a three-month search for a home victory.

Lee Stevenson celebrates scoring for the 'old' Lynn in 2004. Picture: IAN BURT

Classy midfielder Lee Stevenson’s return to The Walks has been met with approval by King’s Lynn Town fans.

Micky Chapman

Lowestoft Town joint boss Micky Chapman admits no-one at the club will relax until they are mathematically certain of Conference North football next season.

Stephen Harvey, grounded, in action for Fakenham Town. Picture: TONY MILES

The players of Fakenham Town are determined to make Wayne Anderson’s Ghosts’ swansong a winning one.

Stewart Larter will be hoping his Wroxham team can bring three points back from London. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Wroxham will be looking to get their play-off push back on track as they prepare to travel to Redbridge, writes Thomas Crabb.

Regular readers will know that I’m not a fan of international breaks and the way that they interrupt the flow of a season.

Jonny Howson of Norwich celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship win over Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
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At last this season has truly come alive – what a shame we’re now in the middle of a frustrating international break and after that have only a handful of games left to enjoy.

Alex Neil has raised the standards at Carrow Road since his arrival in January. 
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Despite Norwich City’s lofty position in the Championship table, the word ‘disappointment’ has been far too common in post-match interviews given by our managers in both the Premier League and this one in the past 18 months.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Mathias Svensson slides the ball past Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Darren Ward in the 14th minute of Norwich City's 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road on Boxing Day 2003 - the day on which Darren Huckerby was unveiled as a permanent signing before kick-off.
 Picture: Bill Smith

The only certainty involved in supporting Norwich City is that nothing will ever be easy.

Norwich City's Milk Cup winners parade the trophy through the city centre. Picture: Archant archive

This year marks the 113th birthday of Norwich City. I have to confess I haven’t done the exact maths, but I estimate the Canaries have played more than 5,500 matches since being formed in 1902.

Martin Olsson of Norwich and Tom Ince of Derby County in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich.
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When this season is wrapped up and Norwich fans look back over the last nine months, our form at Carrow Road is likely to be a sticking point.

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