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Shadow Health Secretary to speak at Bedford Rally

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham is due to speak on the future of the NHS at a rally in Bedford later.

Andy Burnham
Andy Burnham Credit: PA Wire

The People's March for the NHS is stopping in the town as part of a 300 mile journey from the North East to London.

Campaigners are following the same route as the so-called 'Hunger March' against poverty in 1936.

Mr Burnham is expected to deliver a speech in Harpur Square at 6 o'clock.

75 years in the same house: Pensioner in Ipswich celebrates landmark day.

A pensioner in Ipswich is celebrating living in the same house for 75 years.

Beryl Willson moved into her home when she was just 4 years old in 1939.

Beryl outside her home in Ipswich
Beryl outside her home in Ipswich Credit: ITV Anglia

Her parents bought it for just £375. Since then the house has been a family home for her parents, Beryl and her husband, their children, grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Despite 2 new extensions, 2 new bathrooms, kitchen and downstairs toilet, the property still doesn't have any central heating.

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Turtle Dove thriving in East Anglia

The RSPB has highlighted the East of England as a popular breeding ground for a bird under threat of extinction.

Turtle Dove
Turtle Dove Credit: RSPB

The charity says the region is home to more than 60% of the summer breeding population of Turtle Dove.

Turtle Dove
Turtle Dove Credit: RSPB

They're now encouraging farmers to get involved in free conservation projects.

Norwich City beat the deadline to sign Hooiveld and Thompson as Becchio departs

Jos Hooiveld has joined Norwich City on a season-long loan deal.
Jos Hooiveld has joined Norwich City on a season-long loan deal. Credit: PA

Norwich City have beaten the deadline to sign Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld on a season-long loan deal.

The commanding Dutchman is the second new defensive recruit of the day, after the Canaries also captured Arsenal centre back Ignasi Miquel.

Former Celtic man Hooiveld was a key part of the Saints team which gained promotion to the Premier League in 2012, and will add welcome experience to the Norwich backline.

"I am very excited about this move. I have played at Norwich and I was very impressed with the surroundings and the atmosphere. It was a full house then and again last Saturday when I saw the Bournemouth game.

Everybody I have asked about Norwich says only good things. I know Gary Hooper from our time at Celtic together and he was very positive about everything at the Club when I phoned him to talk about coming here.

I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the players in training and fighting for a place in the team. It’s a very good squad at Norwich and has every chance of doing well this season."

– Jos Hooiveld, Norwich City
Louis Thompson will stay at Swindon Town for the rest of the season.
Louis Thompson will stay at Swindon Town for the rest of the season. Credit: PA

Meanwhile, the Canaries have also agreed a deal to sign highly-rated Swindon Town midfielder Louis Thompson.

The 19-year-old had attracted a lot of interest this summer, but Norwich have won the race for his signature.

Thompson has agreed a three-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, at Carrow Road.

He will remain with Swindon on loan for the rest of the season as he continues his development.

"I'm extremely proud. To come to a club of Norwich City's stature is a fantastic achievement for me. I'm really looking forward to the challenge of coming here after my loan finishes at Swindon.

It's a massive club with a huge fan base, there's not a single negative thing to say about them. Hopefully they can do well this year and challenge for a Premier League place."

– Louis Thompson, Norwich City
Luciano Becchio will spend the next few months on loan at Rotherham United.
Luciano Becchio will spend the next few months on loan at Rotherham United. Credit: PA

Finally, out-of-favour Norwich striker Luciano Becchio has joined Championship rivals Rotherham United on loan until January.

The Argentine has barely featured since moving from Leeds United in January 2013, and will now hope to see first team action in South Yorkshire.

Read more: Norwich City swoop for Miquel

Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond going nowhere

Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond will be staying with the club after all.

The 20-year-old was consistently linked with a move away from Carrow Road throughout the summer, but judging by this cheeky tweet, his future lies with the Canaries for another few months at least.

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Peterborough United finally get their man as highly-rated striker James agrees move

Luke James has been a target for Posh all summer.
Luke James has been a target for Posh all summer. Credit: PA

Peterborough United have completed the signing of highly-rated Hartlepool United striker Luke James for an undisclosed fee.

Posh have been chasing the talented 19-year-old all summer, and have finally managed to convince the League Two club to sell.

James has signed a four-year contract at London Road, and takes the number nine shirt left vacant by Britt Assombalonga who joined Nottingham Forest last month.

"I am delighted to get this bit of business done. I think everyone is aware that we have been interested in Luke for quite a while. We have had to be patient, but we have used our experience from other deals in this transfer.

I am grateful to my chairman and to Barry Fry for getting this deal over the line. We are delighted to get him. We felt we needed a number nine. He is a goal-scorer, he has a great attitude and he can't wait to get started."

– Darren Ferguson, Peterborough United manager

Read more: Assombalonga joins Forest

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Northampton Town land Cresswell from Fleetwood

Ryan Cresswell playing for Southend United.
Ryan Cresswell playing for Southend United. Credit: PA

Northampton Town have announced the signing of Fleetwood Town centre back Ryan Cresswell for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old was a former fans' favourite at Southend United where his strong performances earned him a place in the League Two Team of the Year in 2012/13.

Cresswell has agreed a three-year contract at Sixfields.

He's the second new arrival today, following the loan signing of Leicester City midfielder Ryan Watson.

“I am delighted to sign Ryan.

He is a quality defender at this level and a top, top character.

He is a winner, he has been involved with a lot of teams at the top of this league in his career and he is another player who can help take this club forward.

He is an excellent age and we have done some fantastic business today.”

– Chris Wilder, Northampton Town manager

Read more: Cobblers land Watson

Norwich City capture Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel

 Ignasi Mique in action for Leicester City.
Ignasi Mique in action for Leicester City. Credit: PA

Norwich City have signed Arsenal defender Ignasi Miquel for an undisclosed fee.

The Spaniard had been in talks with the Canaries over the weekend, and has now agreed a three-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, at Carrow Road.

Miquel started his career at Barcelona before making the move to England at the age of 16.

He spent last season on loan at Leicester City, helping the Foxes gain promotion to the Premier League.

“It’s brilliant for me to come here and I want to try and get in the team as soon as I can to help Norwich get back to the Premier League.

I had to move on from Arsenal and Norwich have given me the chance to prove myself. The Championship is a tough league, but I know what it’s about and I enjoyed it last season.

I’m really looking forward to getting started.”

– Ignasi Miquel, Norwich City
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