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A heartbroken mother is urging parents to kiss their children and tell them they love them as she prepares to mark her son’s first birthday since he died in a motorbike crash.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the newborn Princess Charlotte on May 2. Photo Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The excitement has been building for weeks and the eyes of the world will be on Norfolk tomorrow, when Princess Charlotte is christened at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham.

Thrill seekers in the city can slide 100m for charity this weekend

City centre streets will shut this evening until Sunday night for this weekend’s Lord Mayor’s Celebrations

Tesco staff in Downham Market are gearing up for this year's Race for Life at Houghton Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

More than half the female staff at a west Norfolk supermarket are taking part in Cancer Research UK’s women-only Race for Life event.

Artist’s impression of the new Hall Road Asda, Norwich

Motorists have been warned to expect four months of disruption as roadworks associated with a new £100m-plus Asda superstore in Norwich begin.

Royal Norfolk Show 2015.
Chris Eglington with is home designed farm equipment.

In order to meet farming’s future challenges, innovation is being inspired across all tiers of the industry – from world-leading scientists and commercial engineers to individuals in farm workshops.

Penelope Lucas with one of the David Ball memorial trophies and Robbie Moore, winner of the challenge plate for native junior bulls.	Picture: Nick Butcher.

Two trophies sponsored in memory of a respected Norfolk livestock auctioneer have been awarded to champion bulls for the first time at the Royal Norfolk Show.

NFU deputy president Minette Batters

A senior industry figure has encouraged Norfolk farmers to play their part in forcing a change of governmental focus on how agriculture is perceived in this country.

The biggest party in Norwich has begun. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Norwich’s greatest party has begun and today will see thousands descend on the city cente.

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Crime

Pictured from front to back Poppy Dolphin-Betts, Jesse Howell and Finley Howell.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A disabled grandmother has been left distraught after her beloved tortoises and chickens were stolen.

Health

Michael Scott, new chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust . Photo: Steve Adams

A previously secret report on staff views within the region’s mental health trust this week lifted the lid on a catalogue of problems affecting staff and patients. This included crippling caseloads, scores of cases going dangerously unallocated and a feeling of chaos. So what’s being done about the problems? Investigations editor David Powles spoke to Michael Scott, chief executive of Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust. Here is the full transcript of that interview.

Business

New trainees at Grant Thornton accountants, which has said its new recruitment strategy is bringing more young people from different backgrounds to the firm. Picture: submitted

GCSE results, A level grades and degree class do not matter - it doesn’t sound like the average job description of a financial profession.

Education

Big Chief Walking Weasel (Henry Attfield-Downes, centre) with his tribe. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School pupils will be heading out to the Wild West tonight, in a “rootin’, tootin’ musical telling the tale of a secret map hidden in dust-blown Splodge City - where sheriffs don’t seem to survive past Tuesday.

Politics

Richard Bacon MP.

Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has said he remains sceptical about launching air strikes on Islamic State (IS) in Syria in the wake of the Tunisia beach terror attack.

Environment

British first Syedra Mymicarum that has been found in Winterton Dunes.

A species of spider new to Britain has been discovered in Norfolk. But arachnophobes need not be worried as the eight legged creature measures just 1.6mm in length.

Tech

First day of the Royal Norfolk Show 2015. Proxama' s Neil Garner showing the Loka app. Photo: Steve Adams

App-savvy showgoers can have information and offers beamed straight to their mobile phone by walking past hotspots scattered throughout the showground.

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