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Repairing or improving flood defences is so expensive that areas of countryside which are still under water could be deserted, says Environment Agency

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Fictional DJ Alan Partridge last night booed the Royal baby for stealing his thunder as he premiered his new film Alpha Papa.

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Transfer news: Celtic accept bid from QPR for striker Gary Hooper

The 25-year-old is keen on a return to England

Alan Partridge told fans:

Steve Coogan describes new film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa as a 'love letter to Norwich'

Fictional DJ Alan Partridge told fans: "This film is my love letter to Norwich" as he premiered his new movie in his favourite city today.

Eight injured as two trains crash into each other in Norwich

Greater Anglia service travelling at "low speed" hit an East Midlands train parked in station

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Even if you're indifferent to sport and the conjecture "no one with the possible exception of the Dark Lord, [David] Coleman, did it better than [Frank] Bough", you should buy this book.

Bawsey Pits drowning victims named as Ryan Pettengell and Umar Balogun

Their bodies were recovered from separate lakes following a major search

Broughton of the RAMC in India

Lives remembered: Jean Broughton

My mother-in-law Jean Broughton, who died on 11 July 2013, was one of the first women doctors to be trained in the UK, at the Royal Free Hospital in London from 1935-41. At the start of the Second World War, she was working in hospitals in the East End of London until she was called up to the Royal Army Medical Corps to serve in India, where she met her husband, Hanns Friedlander, a Viennese doctor who had fled the Nazis.

'Anglia Square Not Leicester Square' was the slogan of a campaign to get a Norwich premiere

Norwich premiere for Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa after fans campaign on Twitter and Facebook

Announcement came from show co-creator Armando Iannucci

<b>John Ruddy (Norwich)</b><br/>
<b>Age</b> 25<br/>
<b>Caps</b> 0<br/>
<b>England moment:</b> Uncapped at any level of English football.

John Ruddy is part of Norwich's pre-season plans, says boss Chris Hughton despite Chelsea interest

Chelsea's Jose Mourinho said to be interested in signing the goalkeeper but Hughton insists he has no intentions of selling the 26-year-old

Ash dieback pathogen (Chalara fraxinea): A pest organism fatal to ash trees. It was found in Britain last year, both on imported ash seedlings, but also in the wild – meaning that it may have come in on the wind

Genetic secrets of resistant tree gives new hope over ash dieback disease

The battle against the deadly ash dieback disease has received an important boost after scientists unscrambled the genetic blueprint of a tree with an extremely rare resistance to the killer fungus.

Book review: John Saturnall's Feast, By Lawrence Norfolk

In another wonderfully arcane novel, Norfolk tells the story of 17th-century kitchen boy, John Saturnall, whose refined sense of smell allows him to identify the contents of any cooking pot.

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been deeply offended by Forbes Magazine placing him 26th on its rich list

Andy McSmith's Diary: Only $20bn? I’m worth a princely sum more than that

The rich can have different sensibilities from the rest of us. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a relative of the King of Saudi Arabia and reputedly the world’s richest Arab, has been deeply offended by Forbes Magazine placing him 26th on its rich list, with an estimated wealth of $20 billion.

East Anglia got the summeriest weather, with highs approaching 18C

Mixed weather across the UK for Bank Holiday Monday

East Anglia got the summeriest weather, with highs approaching 18C

Charity swimmers rescued from sea off the coast of Southwold

A search and rescue operation was under way today after dozens of people taking part in a charity swimming race had to be pulled from the sea, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.

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