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Duchess opens a new charity shop but an 11 year old steals the show

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The Duchess cuts the ribbon to open new shop
Rebekah Hughes and the Duchess of Cambridge discuss handbags Credit: ITV Anglia

An 11 year old girl stole the show as she took the Duchess of Cambridge on an impromptu tour of a new charity shop. Kate was visiting the new East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) store in Holt. She met Rebekah Hughes, who has the rare Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, inside the shop.

Kate was led by the hand by Rebekah to a display of handbags and jewellery. Rebekah showed her a silver handbag to which Kate replied : "We better put a reserved sticker on that."

Afterwards Kate bought a Fireman Sam book for Prince George and a Beatrix Potter Tom Kitten figure for Princess Charlotte.

Crowds gathered to greet the Duchess when she arrived:

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One of Europe's rarest butterflies spotted in Norfolk

One of Europe's rarest butterflies has been spotted in Norfolk Credit: Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell

One of Europe's most rare butterflies has been spotted in Norfolk.

The scarce tortoiseshell also known as the Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell, is so uncommon it hasn't managed to survive hibernation here for more than 60 years.

But it was spotted in Holt country park this month. Conservationists say this new sighting is a truly historic event as it marks the first time this stunning butterfly has ever overwintered successfully in Britain.

Attempted bank robbery: 48-year-old man arrested

A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at a bank in Holt, Norfolk.

The man was arrested by officers at shortly after 5pm today after handing himself in at a Norwich police station.

The man, who comes from the North Norfolk area, remains in custody awaiting police interview.

The arrest follows an incident which took place at the TSB bank in High Street, Holt shortly after 3pm yesterday.

An unknown man entered the bank, with what appeared to be a firearm, threatened a member of staff and demanded cash. The cashier refused and the man left the store empty handed.

Norfolk Police wish to thank members of the public for their response to their appeal for information.

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School holds centenary cricket match

The cricket team from 1914 Credit: Gresham's School
Gresham's current first XI cricket team Credit: Gresham's school

A North Norfolk school is holding a centenary cricket match as part of its First World War commemorations.

The match is taking place exactly 100 years to the day of a match between Gresham's school in Holt and a team of "Old Boys".

The idea of the match on the exact anniversary of the 1914 game is to reconnect the current school community with 1914.

The match is due to start at Gresham's Senior School at 13.30pm and is free for people to go and watch.

Gresham's First XI will take on a North Norfolk XI team. It's hoped to raise some money for "Walking With the Wounded" and "North Norfolk Young Carers".

Of the 24 players who took part in the match on the 18th July 1914, 11 lost their lives in the First World war.

In total Gresham's lost 107 students and 3 members of staff by the end of the conflict.

The mystery of Norfolk town's poison pen letters

The picturesque north Norfolk town of Holt has been shocked by a series of anonymous poison pen letters delivered to residents.

At least 15 of the letters containing threats and abuse have been sent and police have released an image of one of them in the hope more victims will come forward.

All of the people who received a letter live in Holt, each one has been hand written and directly targets the person receiving it.

Click below to see a report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer.

Holt: Picturesque Norfolk town rocked by poison pen letters

People living in a picturesque north Norfolk town are being targeted by anonymous poison pen letters. Credit: Norfolk Police

People living in a picturesque north Norfolk town are being targeted by anonymous poison pen letters.

Police have decided to release an image of one of 15 malicious letters delivered in Holt in the hope of encouraging more victims to come forward.

The hand-written messages, which include threats and abuse, have been sent over the past 12 months.

The example above reads:

"The longer you leave it, the sooner you will have to vacate the property."

Officers say they have no idea who's writing them.

Poison pen letter investigation launched

Norfolk Police are investigating a spate of poison pen letters sent to residents in Holt.

Around 15 letters have been sent to people in the town and nearby villages over the last 12 months.

These letters have been sent to a range of different addresses over the past year. We have slowly continued to receive reports of them arriving either by people bringing them into the station or via our community police surgeries in the area. We are asking anyone who may have received something like this in Holt or the surrounding villages to come forward.

– PC Anna Rooke

Anyone with information is asked to contact Norfolk Police.

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