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Bid to encourage more girls to become scientists

Top female scientists are visiting Norwich today to encourage more girls to follow in their footsteps. Credit: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire.

Some of the country's top female scientists and engineers will be in Norwich today to encourage more girls to go into the field.

More than 240 children from 20 schools will attend the Women of the Future event at the John Innes Centre at the Norwich Research Park.

Organisers say the conference is unprecedented in size and nature - bringing together teenage girls from Norfolk and Suffolk with female professionals in STEMM subjects - science, technology, engineering, maths, and medicine - to share knowledge and experiences.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance unveils aircraft which will be piloted by Prince William

The East Anglian Air Ambulance has unveiled its brand new aircraft which will be piloted in the summer by Prince William.

It's the first of two air ambulances to go into service, a second will begin operating from Norwich in February.

It can carry more people and it's better equipped enabling medics to carry out more procedures on seriously ill patients whilst airborne.

The Prince, who is currently on unpaid paternity leave, is due to take up his role later this year.

Click below to watch a report from ITV's Sarah Beecroft

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