News David Cameron visited East Anglia at the times of the floods to see the damage and meet members of the local emergency services

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

Police probe North Norfolk Council leader and wife shotgun death

Detectives are investigating the personal lives of a council leader and his wife found shot dead outside their home.

Norfolk council leader Keith Johnson shoots wife with a shotgun before turning it on himself

Tory politician ‘had  been depressed the day before fatal attack’, says neighbour

Ex-BBC man appears in court on sex abuse charges

A former BBC presenter has said he “strenuously denies” sexual offences against children, claiming that his links to the corporation attracted undue attention.

Southampton goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga

Norwich boss Hughton certain of Ruddy fitness

Chris Hughton hopes that goalkeeper John Ruddy keeps Norwich City's mean streak going when he returns to his old club Everton tomorrow.

Policemen’s collars to be felt again

Norfolk police force is considering ditching Swat-style uniforms in favour of a collar and tie.

Ex-BBC Norfolk presenter Michael Souter charged sex offences, including 18 against children

A former BBC employee has been charged with sexual offences against children.

2. Let’s hope canny Pulis gets the best out of Owen<br/>
Michael Owen’s arrival at Stoke is intriguing for many reasons. It is further evidence that Tony Pulis, that canny operator, is changing his team’s style. It is confirmation of Stoke’s status as an established top-flight club, and raises the prospect of Owen enjoying an Indian summer to a career that once promised to be among the game’s most glittering but has long been in sad decline. Anyone who remembers the joy Owen brought to the game as an 18-year-old will hope the move is a success for all parties.

Michael Owen and Rory Delap missing for Stoke as QPR come to visit

Stoke will be without midfielder Rory Delap and striker Michael Owen for tomorrow's Barclays Premier League clash with QPR at the Britannia Stadium.

The Norwich players celebrate with Alex Tettey after his shot was deflected in by Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen

Premier League: Norwich v Stoke match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Carrow Road

Opera cancelled after baritone Robert Poulton killed in car crash

Robert Poulton, a baritone with Glyndebourne opera, was tragically killed in a car accident in Sussex late last night.

Ash tree disease puts wildlife at risk

A disease severely threatening millions of Britain’s ash trees could have significant knock-on effects on wildlife, from moths to wood mice, it emerged yesterday.

To fly or not to fly: Was it acceptable for Arsenal to charter a flight to Norwich?

Arsenal have been heavily criticised by environmental groups following their decision to charter a flight from London to Norwich ahead of their Premier League clash at Carrow Road.

Scare after box labelled 'bomb' unearthed in museum archive

A museum prompted a bomb scare after unearthing a box labelled "bomb" in its archive.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger defends 'absurd' decision to fly from London to Norwich

Arsene Wenger has defended the decision of Arsenal to fly to Norwich for last weekend's defeat at Carrow Road.

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