Plans to finally fill a long-empty city shop have been approved. 

Cancer Research UK will move into the former Mothercare site in Riverside Retail Park, between Next and Boots. 

Further details are yet to be announced by the charity, but early plans suggest the whole unit would be occupied by a Cancer Research shop and donation point.  

The site has been empty since 2020, just months after Mothercare fell into administration.

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The baby products chain closed all 79 UK stores for good after 59 years.

The firm underwent a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) restructuring in 2018 but dropped into administration a year later.

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Mothercare still sells its products in the UK through Boots stores and has a franchise operation overseas.

Fresh plans for a Cancer Research store come during a period of transition in Norwich's riverside area. 

Clarks, Poundland and Argos have all closed their sites in the retail park, while popular fast food chain Five Guys launched a new outlet at the nearby leisure complex.