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Could skateboarding soon be banned in Norwich city centre?

There have been some complaints that skateboarders are damaging a war memorial in the city centre.
There have been some complaints that skateboarders are damaging a war memorial in the city centre. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norwich City Council is considering whether to ban skateboarding in the city centre.

There have been some complaints that skateboarders are damaging the war memorial near the market place by performing jumps and stunts on it.

If approved, the council would create a bylaw that means anyone caught boarding in certain areas would receive a police caution.

Skateboarders could receive a police caution.
Skateboarders could receive a police caution. Credit: PA

"We see skateboarders about all over the place, but do we need to ban them all over the city?

That is one of the things we are asking members of the public to decide.

So we're consulting with the public, shopkeepers, skateboarders and the church and everyone to see where we go next "

– Cllr Keith Driver, Norwich City Council

Ipswich Town honour the memory of Sir Bobby Robson

Bobby Robson died five years ago.
Bobby Robson died five years ago. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town are today honouring the memory of their former manager Sir Bobby Robson.

It's five years to the day since he died from cancer, and the anniversary coincides with some remarkable news concerning what the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has raised in the fight against the disease.

When the former Town and England manager set up the foundation, the target was £500,000. Instead, it has raised an astonishing £7.3 million

His widow Lady Elsie Robson said:

"We've achieved far more than we ever expected.

He (Mr Robson) would be astonished to know what we've achieved and what we've done with the money. It unites people who are interested in football and affected by cancer. It unites them somehow across our region and beyond."

– Lady Elsie Robson

The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation was set up after he was inspired by his oncologist Professor Ruth Plummer, who told him funding for research was needed.

Today Lady Elsie is at Ipswich Town's Portman Road stadium for what's been designated as the Bobby Robson Open day.

She'll receive a cheque for the foundation from the Football Association.

It's being held in conjunction with the football club's open day.

The highlight will be dozens of Ipswich fans joining the players and management in creating the biggest ever team photograph.

The new league season begins in just over a week's time.

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Ipswich Town seal move for Hungarian striker Bajner

Bálint Bajner has joined Ipswich Town.
Bálint Bajner has joined Ipswich Town. Credit: Ipswich Town Football Club

Ipswich Town have signed Hungarian striker Bálint Bajner on a one-year deal, with the option of a further 12 months.

The former Borussia Dortmund man has been on trial with Town over the summer, and scored in a recent 2-1 friendly win against Southend United.

23-year-old Bajner has been capped by Hungary at under 19 level, and previously spent a season on loan at West Ham United back in 2008.

Film partly shot at Bletchley Park to open BFI London Film Festival

Scene from The Limitation Game.
Scene from The Limitation Game.

It's been announced a film partly shot at Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes will open the BFI London Film Festival.

The Limitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch tells the story of computer scientist Alan Turing, whose work cracking the Nazi enigma code helped end the Second World War. The film is released on November 14.

Benedict Cumberbatch.
Benedict Cumberbatch.

Farmers warned to take precautions against straw stack arsonists

Farmers warned to take precautions against straw stack arsonists.
Farmers warned to take precautions against straw stack arsonists.

Farmers across the region are being warned to take precautions this harvest to protect straw stacks from arsonists.

The CLA says they see more deliberate straw stack fires throughout July and October - which cost farming businesses thousands of pounds, as well as disrupting rural communities and motorists.

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Organisers warn no tickets will be available at the gate for the sold out Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival.
Cambridge Folk Festival.

Today is the first day of the Cambridge Folk Festival - with thousands of people expected to attend.

The four day event which celebrates its 50th anniversary at Cherry Hinton Hall has completely sold out.

Organisers are warning people not to show up without a ticket as there will not be any available at the gate.

Body-worn video cameras help officers bring criminals to justice

 The forces have been trialling the cameras since last year.
The forces have been trialling the cameras since last year.

More than a thousand body-worn video cameras have been purchased for police officers in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

The forces have been trialling the cameras since last year. Government funding means the technology can now be rolled out to more frontline officers.

Bedfordshire Police say the cameras are already helping to bring criminals to justice.

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