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Norfolk brothers to defend boxing belts this weekend

Norfolk brothers will both be defending their boxing titles this weekend Credit: ITV News Anglia

Norfolk's champion boxing brothers will try and make history tomorrow (30 April) when they both defend their belts on the same night.

Liam Walsh will be fighting to keep his super-featherweight title against Coventry's Troy James, while his twin Ryan will try to keep his featherweight title against Belfast's James Tennyson.


Farmers say cold snap is having a detrimental impact on crops

East Anglia's farmers say the current cold snap is having a detrimental impact on their crops.

Drilling for sugar beet is behind schedule and many asparagus growers are well behind schedule.

Algy Garrod grows asparagus at Bawdeswell near Norwich. Although it's on sale at his farm shop, that's a variety grown under polythene at a nearby farm.

Algy doesn't cover his which is why there's very little sign of growth.

"We've probably missed ten days of picking already," he said.

What he needs is several days of warm weather.

"Cold weather slows everything down; drops the soil temperature. In the last few days we've had frost, hail sleet and snow. The asparagus tips would explode with an improvement but there's little sign of it at the minute."

The immediate outlook isn't encouraging. Cold, showery weather is forecast for the Bank Holiday weekend - a bit of a concern for the region's tourist industry after a disappointing Easter.

Signs put up to inform drivers about the new NDR

Signs being put up to tell drivers about the new NDR that's being built Credit: ITV News Anglia

If you drive anywhere near Norwich today (28 April) you may start to notice big signs going up about the new Northern Distributer Road that's being built there.

The NDR scheme boards will be put in key locations this morning telling people about the 20km dual carriageway running from the A47 at Postwick to the A1067 north-west of the city.

It's currently the country's biggest local authority-promoted road building project.

Father from Norfolk set to complete swimathon using one arm

Andy Coghlan set to finish swimathon using only one arm Credit: ITV News Anglia

A young father from Norfolk who has been doing an epic swimathon using just one arm is due to finish his challenge today (28 April).

Andy Coghlan, from North Walsham, is trying to cover the equivalent of the English Channel and back but a heart condition means he's unable to use his left arm.

He's hoping to finish the the 52 miles to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

Our Natalie gets a soaking

Natalie Gray gets a soaking

It was all in the line of duty... ITV Anglia's Natalie Gray was sent to Cromer to do a report on the town's completed sea defences.

She decided to record her piece to camera by the sea wall - just as a large wave decided to appear. Natalie got soaked but carried on with the recording.

Here's a video of her getting wet:

And you can watch Natalie's report on the sea defences here

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