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Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine during her performance at the  Electric Picnic music festival in Stradbally, Co.Laois. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday September 7 2009.  Photo credit should read: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Tickets may not be up for grabs until tomorrow, but with almost two months still to go until the Radio 1 Big Weekend, Norwich is already filling up.

Banham Zoo'’s Eureka! Animazing Oasis sub-tropical house has been repaired following the fire.

An exotic animal enclosure at a south Norfolk attraction that was badly damaged by a fire is to be officially re-opened on Wednesday following repair work that cost more than £100,000.

Rio and Zeus after being rescued by the RSPCA.  Photo: Redwings Animal Sanctuary

More than 1,000 calls were made to the RSPCA over concerns for the welfare of horses in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire last year, figures from the animal charity reveal.

Harry Labouchere maintains 35 aircraft including a Tiger Moth from various sites around the UK with one close to his home in North Norfolk. He also works with people like Harrison Ford and has appeared in the film, The Aviator. He's pictured with his Tiger Moth which he's owned since he was 20 years old. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

For Henry Labouchere, flying was a hobby that turned into a dream job, taking him around the world.

The Norfolk town of Aylsham which is expanding rapidly with new homes being built around the town. Market Square.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Like other market towns, Aylsham is facing the prospect of hundreds more families moving in to freshly-built homes eager to make the most of its rural charm. But with no petrol station, sought-after schools and a busy doctors’ surgery, some are worried the area will struggle to accommodate its new residents. SABAH MEDDINGS reports.

Sarah Young sets up a clothes shop from her living room called Queen Bee.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

For any household with three children under the age of 10, keeping the living room uncluttered can be a constant battle.

The Earl of Leicester pub on Dereham Rd, Norwich.
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t is 10 years since the Earl of Leicester pub was controversially knocked down, yet its site remains an empty eyesore. PETER WALSH reports on an issue provoking frustration in one area of the city

Chairman Charles Barratt, David Sheepshanks CBE, Vice Patron Carol Bundock, Rt Revd Graham James and Development Manager at NCF Anna Douglas

A packed event has celebrated ten years of charitable funding for community projects.

Emmie Rae Barker and her mum Charlotte supported the charity fitness fundraiser for Great Ormond St Hospital held at Hellesdon High School.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Getting fit while raising money for charity sounds like the perfect match.

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Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

With the clocks having gone forward today, householders across Norfolk and Suffolk are being urged not to make things easy for potential thieves.

Health

Rev Leonard Payne. Pictures: Nick Butcher

A vicar has told how he had to be shocked back to life 22 times after he had a heart attack while delivering his sermon from the pulpit of his village church.

Business

Alicat Workboats handing over new windfarm service boat to Iceni Marine, the Iceni Vengeance at its naming ceremony.
The boat is the first of a new design to be built in Great Yarmouth, having been developed by Alicat’s sister company, South Boats IOW, on the Isle of Wight.

Simon Coote of Alicat with Margaret Turner who named the boat.

Picture: James Bass

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.

Education

Castle Acre's Church of England Primary School. Photo: Matthew Usher.

The head of a federation of three Norfolk primary schools which were all rated inadequate by Ofsted is confident they will improve.

Politics

Election guru and shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Labour’s election gurus play down the UKIP and Green threat and explain why tea towels have been key to their campaign. Political editor Annabelle Dickson reports

Environment

Palm Paper viewed from Lynn Minster. Picture: Ian Burt

It has applied to build the 162MW gas-powered plant next to its paper mill on the banks of the tidal Ouse at Saddlebow.

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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. 

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Norwich City Football club versus Burnley at Carrow Road.
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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

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