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Norfolk comedian Ben Langley gets standing ovation at Britain's Got Talent audition

A Norfolk comedian wowed judges on Britain's Got Talent last night - getting through to the next stage of the competition.

Ben Langley, who lives near Diss on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, has been writing and starring in Norwich Theatre Royal's annual pantomimes for the last two decades as well as performing all around the world.

Last night, as the episode was screened on ITV, he got a standing ovation from the chuckling BGT judges thanks to his misheard song lyrics.

Following the broadcast, Mr Langley tweeted from Kultur Pur Festival in Germany, where he is performing, to say: "I am totally overwhelmed by the judges reactions and the love and support on Twitter and Facebook. #ILoveNorfolk"

Britain's Got Talent will be repeated on ITV2 at 3.50pm on Sunday. It first airs each Saturday night on ITV.

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Three people die following crash in Norfolk village

Three people died in the crash Credit: PA

Three people have died in a crash near the A140 in Norfolk.

TEENAGERS NAMED LOCALLY

Police were called to Pulham Market near Diss just before midnight last night to reports that a car had left the road.

Tivetshall Road is closed in both directions while emergency services investigate the incident.

  • Anyone with any information relating to the incident should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) at Norfolk Constabulary on 101.

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Dog drowns in Diss lake despite desperate rescue effort

The Diss Mere in South Norfolk. Credit: Diss Town Council

A dog has drowned after it got into trouble in a lake in Norfolk.

It's thought the springer spaniel had escaped from a family home and got into difficulty in the Diss Mere.

Council maintenance worker John Hanser saw that the animal was struggling and jumped in to help, but was unable to reach him in time.

I’m just upset, I love Springer Spaniels.

I thought, if I can get him, I will. I know I shouldn’t have tried, but I couldn’t leave the poor thing out there.

You do these things, and I thought he was close enough to get, but he turned around and paddled off. It was so cold, I thought, I can’t get to him, and sure enough he went under.

– John Hanser, Diss Council

The Council have warned people of the importance of keeping their pets on leads near the Mere at all times following the incident.

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