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Black Friday: Shoppers flood Norwich stores in the hunt for Christmas bargains

There were busy scenes at the Chapelfield shopping centre in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

At one time, the big sales started after Christmas, with shoppers heading out on Boxing Day.

Over the past few years though, the sales have been starting early.

Our retailers have been following the Americans, who traditionally start theirs after 'Thanksgiving'.

The day is known as 'Black Friday' and many shops have as much as 80% off some products.

There were busy scenes at the Chapelfield shopping centre in Norwich, and it was a similar story across the region as shoppers hunted for a bargain.

It was also packed near Norwich Market. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I think because of the number of American retailers here in the UK now, it's really taken off here.

This is the first year that all 15 Intu shopping centres have backed Black Friday, and it would appear that the shoppers of Norwich have embraced it too."

– Sheridan Smith, Intu Chapelfield

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Former and current Norfolk Police officers charged over £1.1million fraud

Norfolk Police HQ. Credit: PA

A former and current police officer from Norwich have been charged over their alleged involvement in £1.1million fraud.

31-year-old PC Catriona Staff, 31, and her husband, Ben Staff, who's 33 and is a former officer,have been charged along with another man, 50-year-old Kevin Nixon from Stratton Strawless.

It follows an investigation by the Eastern Region Specialist Operation Unit into the operations of a construction business and the development of a recycling centre outside Norwich.

They've been released on bail.

Over 60 jobs lost as Caterham shuts down its Norfolk business

Caterham has decided to shut down its business in Hingham near Norwich in Norfolk. Credit: Caterham Cars

Caterham has decided to shut down its business in Hingham near Norwich in Norfolk.

The decision to close the Technology and Innovation Centre was made today after it continued to suffer large losses.

The fate of the firm was shared with workers on Wednesday night.

68 jobs have been lost.

“It is with deep regret that I have closed CTI, as I know the 68 personnel there worked tirelessly to try to build the business and win contracts across the globe.

I am sensitive to the fact that we have had to let go of the staff at CTI and I will ensure that they are looked after in the proper manner."

– Graham Macdonald, Caterham Group CEO
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