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30th anniversary of fire at Norwich City Football Club

Hundreds of plastics seats melted Credit: ITV Anglia

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the 1984 fire that destroyed the main stand at Norwich City Football Club

35 firemen spent hours tackling the blaze, with the club losing photographs, trophies and years of tradition.

Firefighters spent five hours tackling the blaze Credit: ITV Anglia

The stand was eventually replaced in 1987.


Colchester United striker Holman heads to Aldershot Town on loan

Dan Holman will spend the next month at Aldershot Town. Credit: PA

Colchester United striker Dan Holman has joined Conference side Aldershot Town on a month's loan.

The 24-year-old signed for the U's in the summer, but has hardly featured.

He has recently returned from a similar loan spell at Wrexham where he was restricted to limited game time.

"We're hoping that Dan will be able to get some minutes on the pitch this time.

He went to Wrexham, but only played 35 minutes so he's still not where we need him to be where match fitness is concerned.

He'll now go to Aldershot and will see where it goes from there."

– Tony Humes, Colchester United Manager

Northampton Saints star North hoping to end Ospreys' unbeaten run

George North in action for Northampton Saints against Gloucester earlier this season. Credit: PA

Northampton winger George North will come up against some familiar faces tomorrow when the Saints host Ospreys in the European Champions Cup.

North used to play for the welsh side's rivals the Scarlets and is international teammates with many of their squad.

The Ospreys are unbeaten this season, but North is hopeful of bringing that run to an end at Franklin's Gardens.

"It's a tough fixture as they're coming here full of confidence and have won all their games this year, but we need to get a win to keep alive our hopes in Europe."

– George North, Northampton Saints

North knows better than most the threat that the Ospreys have at their disposal and singled out half-back pairing Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar for special praise.

Dan Biggar has been in fine form for Ospreys. Credit: PA

"I think you have to look at Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar.

They're playing very well this year and they control the game exceptionally well."

– George North, Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints v Ospreys, European Rugby Champions Cup, Saturday 25 October, 17:15pm

Police arrest 6 away fans during Norwich v Leeds match

Five people were arrested in connection with an incident of disorder during last night’s football match between Norwich City and Leeds United.

The arrests follow an incident in the bar area of the Jarrolds stand involving away supporters. Police were alerted to a smoke bomb being set off in the bar area during half-time and also dealt with minor incidents of disorder involving beer and food being thrown around.

Police arrested five men aged 18, 24, 26, 31, and 53, in connection with a number of offences including drunk and disorderly behaviour, being drunk in a designated sports ground and assaulting a police officer.

The men were questioned at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre and have been released on bail until 16 December while enquiries continue.

A 50-year-old man was also detained outside the ground at about 8.20pm after he became aggressive when being refused entry because he was drunk. The man was given a fixed penalty notice for being drunk and disorderly.


Essex snooker star scoops victory in comeback match

Ali Carter Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex snooker star Ali Carter has clinched a tournament victory in his comeback tournament in Hong Kong.

The 35 year old from Tiptree near Colchester had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer but made his first competitive appearance since treatment for his illness ended.

He beat Shaun Murphy 7-6 in the General Cup final.

The star, nicknamed the Captain, greeted his win by saying Today's the Day the Captain became the General!

The snooker star tweeted his delight Credit: Ali Carter
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