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Princess Charlotte's flower on display at Chelsea Flower Show

The flower is named after Princess Charlotte. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will get to see the 'Princess Charlotte Chrysanthemum' at the Chelsea Flower show later.

Sales of the plant, which is named after their daughter, will benefit East Anglia's Children's Hospices of which Kate is royal patron.

Rebekah Hughes was the star of the Holt shop opening back in March. Credit: ITV News Anglia

11-year-old Rebekah Hughes and her family, from Norfolk, are supported by EACH.

She met the Duchess earlier this year when she took the Duchess on an impromptu tour of a new charity shop in Holt.

Rebekah handed a posy of the Charlotte Chrysanthemum's over at the Holt shop opening and Rebekah took rather a liking to the flowers!

The producers of the flowers very kindly sent Rebekah the first ever potted version of the flowers in the world.

– Annabel Hughes, Rebekah's mother


Speeding driver caught doing 131mph on A47 in Norfolk

The driver was doing 131mph. Credit: Norfolk & Suffolk Road Policing Unit

A motorist has been caught going more than 130mph on the A47 in Norwich - just a day after buying a new car.

Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit tweeted a picture showing the car was doing almost twice the legal speed limit.

Police have described the actions of the driver as “completely unacceptable”.

In the past few days a number of motorists have been caught doing speeds of more than 100mph on Norfolk's roads.

Four jailed for exploiting migrant workers in The Fens

The four have been jailed for 23 years. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

Four people, including three from King's Lynn, have been jailed for a total of 23 years for offences related to the exploitation of migrant workers in The Fens.

Latvians Juris Valujevs and his wife Oksana Vlujeva were sentenced alongside Lauma Vankova and Ivars Mezals.

The gang used vulnerable fellow migrants in Wisbech to launder stolen money and in some cases forced women to take part in sham marriages.

The operation run by the defendants left many people in abject poverty and debt and all four defendants ruthlessly took advantage of the victims for their own gain.

We know the exploitation of vulnerable people, many of whom simply want to make a better life for themselves in the United Kingdom, is still happening.

However, we are committed to working with colleagues in partner agencies to protect vulnerable people and bring those who commit criminal offences against them to justice.

– Detective Inspector Jenny Bristow


Film star among photos of American servicemen in our region on new website

James Stewart

A new website featuring a unique collection of over 30,000 documents, including photographs and letters created and collected by the veterans of the Second Air Division has gone online.

It portrays the huge commitment made by the American Air Force in our region. Film star James Stewart was among the American servicemen.

Here's a link to the website


We have been talking to Libby Morgan, a librarian at the Second Air Division Memorial Library in Norwich:

Pedestrian injured in rush hour accident

The accident scene in Norwich

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital following a crash in Norwich city centre today.

The woman in her 20s was hit by a car on Magdalen Street in this morning's rush hour. She was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The elderly driver of the car and a cyclist were treated at the scene while a set of traffic lights were also damaged.

The accident scene in Norwich

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was also dispatched and was on scene for a short while but was soon stood down as the incident was less serious than initially thought.

The elderly man who was driving the car and a cyclist were treated at the scene but fortunately had no obvious injuries and were discharged at the scene. The patient we took to hospital was very lucky considering how seriously she could have been injured.

– Alex New, East of England Ambulance Service
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