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Norwich make their return to the Premier League, hoping for a better season than their last in the top flight, which saw them relegated straight back to the Championship.

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Hilda Castell was a head teacher who was beloved of generations of her pupils at Rainham Primary School, and who had huge influence over hundreds of young people. At the ripe old age of 95 she was still in touch with former colleagues and pupils, and was still a regular at her college annual re-unions. It is no exaggeration to say that she was loved by them all.

Hubert Duprat: Caddis, Crystal and Company, Norwich Castle

From time to time, Hubert Duprat likes to etch his name into one of the gold flakes. But unlike most artists signing their work, he has a guilty conscience about it. "I feel as if I am exploiting my workers," he says. "It is their work as much as it is mine."

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Norwich sign Anthony Pilkington from Huddersfield

Barclays Premier League newcomers Norwich have confirmed winger Anthony Pilkington has become their sixth summer signing after the club agreed an undisclosed fee with Huddersfield.

A-ha! The return of Alan Partridge

As the man who put Norwich on the map prepares to tell his story, Matt Chorley charts his rise (and fall) from talk show to travel tavern

Lambert urges Norwich to 'improve tenfold'

Paul Lambert will enjoy milking the moment when his Norwich squad are honoured with a civic reception today, but knows the club will have to go again "tenfold" next season when they look to stay in the Premier League.

Three to be quizzed on armed siege

Three people arrested at the end of a two-day armed siege which saw one man tasered by police were due to be questioned by detectives today.

Norwich rise a team effort, says Lambert

Paul Lambert, the Norwich manager, maintains it will be a real team effort should his side win promotion back to the Premier League, hailing his backroom staff as "my two best signings."

Lambert stays cool as Norwich slide to third

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East Anglia: Bittern by North Norfolk's charms

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The Week in Radio: Portrait of a pretend Pope that restores the faith

Who will be the first female Pope? Before you start saying "Ann Widdecombe" or talking about the doctrine of the all-male priesthood let me stop you. Because we may have already had a female Pope, and what's more she was English! This un-looked for boost to our international reputation came in John Julius Norwich's diverting Book of the Week: The Popes, which kicked off with Joan (or John as she called herself) who was elected in the mid ninth century after Leo IV. Carelessly, Joan got pregnant and gave birth on procession in a narrow lane near St Peter's, leading to horrible clerical reprisals. Yet was she for real? Sadly, Norwich thinks not, though there are plenty of documentary accounts of how she was dragged through the street and Martin Luther says he saw a statue of Joan, which was thrown into the Tiber by Sixtus IV. But coins from the period seem to prove otherwise, so perhaps the female Pope was only the result of wishful thinking by historians trying to spice up the institution of the papacy, though judging by the rest of this series, it needs little spicing. Wonderfully, however, Joan's legacy was said to live on in the form of the Porphyry Chair, a throne with a reclining back and a huge keyhole in the seat. Before the Pope's enthronement, "his testicles are felt by a junior cleric present as proof of his male sex, and the cleric shouts out 'here hangs testicles!'" If undignified clerical groping was the fate of every Pope for centuries then you might say that Joan had the last laugh.

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