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Green Party launch their Norfolk election campaign

The Green Party have launched their Election campaign in Norfolk

The Green Party's deputy leader has been on the Election campaign trail in Norwich.

Amelia Womack was launching the group's local election manifesto but also took the chance to announce the party's general election candidates.

They are Norwich North (Adrian Holmes), Norwich South (Richard Bearman) Broadland (Andrew Boswell) and South Norfolk (Catherine Rowett)

The Green Party have launched their Election campaign in Norfolk

Man pleads guilty to Dereham murder

The scene in Boyd Avenue, Dereham Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 49-year-old has pleaded guilty to murdering Brian Heed in Dereham in February 2017.

Richard Alan Beane of Brunswick Close, entered his plea at Norwich Crown Court and has been remanded in custody. He will be sentenced at Norwich Crown Court on Friday 12th May.

The plea came after an investigation by the Norfolk and Suffolk Joint Major Investigation Team into the murder of Brian Heed which happened in Boyd Avenue on Sunday 5th February 2017.

A Home Office post mortem examination found that Brian Heed was attacked with a knife.

A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of Brian Heed Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Beane exploited the kind nature of Brian and when he challenged his behaviour he was subjected to a furious violent attack which resulted in Mr Heed's death. I hope this outcome provides the public with reassurance that we will use all resources available to us to bring offenders to justice.”

– Detective Chief Inspector, Marie James

Norwich man given criminal behaviour order for street drinking

Simon Shingfield Credit: Norfolk police

A Norfolk man has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) forbidding him from having an open container of alcohol in Norwich for two years.

41-year-old Simon Shingfield from Norwich, was given the order because of anti-social behaviour in the city in the last 12 months.

  • Must not be found in possession of an open container of alcohol in any public place.
  • Be drunk in a public place within the outer ring road.

"I hope this order provides further reassurance to residents living in the Norwich area that we are responding to concerns about anti-social behaviour within the community and will not tolerate people drinking to excess in public places. We will continue to focus our patrols in the area and will pursue prosecutions against those who persistently commit offences.”

– Sgt Mark Shepherd

Marathon man Duncan Slater says a message from his daughter kept him going

Duncan Slater is now back home recovering from his 156 mile run Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Norfolk man who has run 156 miles through the Sahara desert has been speaking to ITV News Anglia about completing one of the toughest challenges imaginable.

Duncan Slater became the first double amputee to finish the gruelling Marathon des Sables and he is now back home recovering.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.

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Norwich MP votes against snap General Election

Clive Lewis MP, Norwich South, Lab Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Norwich South MP Clive Lewis is among thirteen MPs who have voted against a snap General Election in June.

It emerged that the Labour politician had been forced to cancel his honeymoon which was due to take place after his wedding on 6th May, because of the need to campaign.

While having to move the honeymoon was "really sad", he said he opposed an early vote to "embarrass" Mrs May for lying to the British people about the prospect of a snap poll and because she had called it out of political convenience.

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But MPs voted in the House of Commons overwhelmingly for the election which will now go ahead on June 8th as planned.

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Woman goes on trial in Norwich accused of taking part in a hit-and-run

Sammi Horner, seen here in the white coat at an earlier hearing Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman has gone on trial at Norwich Crown Court accused of taking part in a hit-and-run in Norfolk.

Sammi Horner, seen here at an earlier hearing, is alleged to have been a passenger in a car that mowed down a man in a car park in North Walsham last July.

The victim was flung 15 feet in the air. The driver of the car, Darren Blackmore, has already admitted causing grievous bodily harm.

Norwich South MP cancels his honeymoon because of General Election clash

Clive Lewis MP, Norwich South, Lab Credit: ITV News Anglia

An early casualty of the pending election is the forthcoming marriage of Norwich South MP Clive Lewis, which was also scheduled for May.

Mr Lewis says he's had to cancel his honeymoon as he fights to retain one of Labour's few seats in the east, which he won with a majority of 7,500 at the last election.

"Obviously this election's been called, I was getting married on May 6th and my honeymoon is out of the window. It's only a week away in the UK, yeah it's thrown a bit of a clanger in the works."

– Clive Lewis MP, Norwich South, Lab
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