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Education project to re-train industry leaders as teachers

City College Norwich has become part of new initiative to encourage people from industry to become teachers so they can give students the work skills needed by employers.

City College Norwich is part of a £5m project to recruit industry professionals to teaching. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Education Secretary Damian Hinds has visited the college which is one of 37 across the country getting a share of the government's £5m "Taking Teaching Further" programme.

It will help the college to recruit up to five industry professionals to retrain and work as teachers.

Norwich was named as an Education Opportunity Area in 2016, struggling with low social mobility and needing to improve the life chances for the most disadvantaged young people.

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Student dies at UEA campus in Norwich

The University of East Anglia in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 20-year-old student has died on the University of East Anglia's campus in Norwich.

The UEA confirmed what they called a "sudden and unexpected" death this afternoon (October 11).

They said thoughts and condolences were with the man's family and friends and that counselling would be offered to students and staff affected.

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“It is with great sadness that we can confirm the sudden and unexpected death of a 20-year-old male student in one of the residences at UEA.

"The police and Coroner have been notified and an inquest will be held in due course. The death of any student is a tragedy that we all feel deeply."

– UEA spokesman

Diversity: 'Ignite' tour a 'dream come true'

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They're the dance group that captured the nation's imagination when they won 'Britain's Got Talent' in 2009.

Since then they've sold-out seven UK tours, performed for the Queen and appeared on 'China's Got Talent.'

This weekend, 'Diversity' will be in Norwich, where Ashley Banjo and his troupe will be performing at Earlham Park.

It's part of their 'Ignite' tour which is inspired by 250 years of circus.


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