Honour for city's baroness

Former leader of Norwich Council Baroness Patricia Hollis is to be given the freedom of the city at a special ceremony next week.

Former leader of Norwich City Council Baroness Patricia Hollis, right, is to be given honorary freedom of the city at a ceremony next Tuesday.

City Hall has unveiled plans to grant the Labour peer the award which is reserved for those judged to have made a major contribution to life in Norwich.

A renowned author of six books on women's history, Baroness Hollis, 66, worked as a lecturer in modern history and later dean at UEA from 1967 to 1990. She founded Radio Broadland in 1983 where she worked until 1997. She served on Norwich City Council in the 1970s and 1980s, becoming the city's first woman leader.

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