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Norwich City announce Farke as head coach

Daniel Farke is Norwich City's new head coach. Credit: Canaries.co.uk

Norwich City have appointed Daniel Farke as their head coach.

Farke joins from Borussia Dortmund II along with Edmund Riemer, who will take on the role of Assistant Head Coach.

The German pair have each agreed two-year deals at Carrow Road.

Chinese firm to take control of Lotus

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A Chinese firm is to take a majority stake in Norfolk-based sports car maker Lotus.

Zhejiang Geely says it will make the acquisition as part of a deal to invest in Lotus's parent company Proton. It will take a 49 per cent stake in the Malaysian carmaker and with it a 51 per cent stake in Lotus.

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Lotus employs 750 staff at Hethel near Norwich and generates work for a further three thousand people supplying parts and services to the company.

ITV News Anglia understands that Lotus staff heard about the deal from reports in the media.

Lotus HQ at Hethel near Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Daniel Donghui Li, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Geely Holding Group, said: “With Proton and Lotus joining the Geely Group portfolio of brands we strengthen our global footprint and develop a beachhead in South East Asia."

"We also aim to unleash the full potential of Lotus Cars and bring it into a new phase of development by expanding and accelerating the rolling out of new products and technologies.”

– Daniel Donghui Li, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Geely Holding Group

Geely Holding Group acquired Volvo Cars from Ford Motor Company in 2010 and acquired the London Taxi Company in 2013.

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Blue flags awarded to a dozen sunny Anglia beaches

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Two beaches in North Norfolk have been awarded Blue Flags for the very first time - but there has been disappointment for some of the region's other seaside resorts.

A total of 12 areas have been recognised by the Keep Britain Tidy group - which looks at safety and water quality.

Six of those are in north Norfolk, one is Suffolk and five are in Essex.

Lowestoft and Frinton both lost their flags.

  • Cromer
  • Sheringham
  • East Runton
  • West Runton
  • Mundesley
  • Sea Palling
  • Southwold
  • Dovercourt
  • Brightlingsea
  • Thorpe Bay
  • East Beach
  • Shoebury Common
West Runton beach has plenty to offer visitors. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Gold for Broadland boat-inspired Chelsea garden

The garden at Chelsea Flower Show. Credit: @IBTC_UK

A garden celebrating the beauty of the Broads - including a replica of a 900-year-old long boat - has won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The International Boat Building Training College, based at Lowestoft in Suffolk, tweeted the news this morning.

Designer Gary Breeze asked the college to create the boat for his garden using traditional skills.

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