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'Great test' for Norwich City after defeat in anniversary friendly

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has described his club's defeat by West Ham as a 'great test' and said: “I think it shows the strength in depth that we do have. The lads held their own and I was pleased for them.”

West Ham won the pre-season friendly by 1-0 in a match that marked the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Carrow Road ground. The two clubs met in 1935.

“It was always going to be tough when they made nine substitutions, particularly when that team is most of their regular starters from last season.

“It was a great test for our boys, particularly that last half an hour, to make sure they dig in and try and do as much as they can and be stretched and tested as much as they could be. That was good preparation for the league.”

– Alex Neil, Norwich City manager

Watch the post-match interview with Alex Neil by ITV News Anglia's sports correspondent Donovan Blake

North Norfolk MP remains Health spokesman in Lib Dem leader's new team

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb remains as the Lib Dem health spokesperson. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has remained as the Liberal Democrats' Health spokesman in the new frontbench team.

It follows the election of Tim Farron as the new leader of the Lib Dems. He beat Mr Lamb in the contest.

Norman Lamb is the only Lib Dem MP in the Anglia region and has been his party's health spokesperson since 2006. He served as the Care Minister in the last coalition government.

"The team I am announcing today is the Liberal voice that Britain desperately needs.

“It features some of the best campaigners that the party has, balanced with the experience and economic credibility that our party has developed over the last five years in government."

– Tim Farron MP, Leader, Liberal Democrats

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Police investigating attack on Puppet Man's stereo in Great Yarmouth

An image of Puppet Man's stereo having water thrown over it has been circulated on social media. Credit: Twitter / @kettleteasdel

Police in Norfolk are investigating an incident where water was poured over a stereo being used by the street entertainer known as "Puppet Man".

He was performing in Great Yarmouth when the incident was captured on camera and circulated via social media sparking outrage.

The "Puppet Man", whose real name is David Perry, has been entertaining shoppers in Norwich and Great Yarmouth for many years.

Police are appealing for witness to contact them.

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