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Police arrest man after armed standoff in Norwich

A man has been arrested after armed police were called to a standoff at a home in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been arrested after armed police were called to a standoff at a home in Norwich.

It's after reports that a gun was brandished.

The incident happened at a flat in William Kett Close at about 7.30pm on Saturday night.

The incident was safely resolved and a 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm.

He remains in custody at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre.

Police said a firearm was also seized from inside the property.

Billy Elliot star lands lead as Edward Scissorhands in Bourne ballet

He was the child star who wowed audiences as Billy Elliot on the West End stage - even going on to bag an Olivier award.

Well Liam Mower is 22 now and is playing Edward Scissorhands in Matthew Bourne's latest ballet which comes to Norwich's Theatre Royal in February.

He's been telling Natalie Gray about the challenges of dancing with giant blades for fingers!

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Man’s body found lying on A47 at Colney

Police have launched an investigation after a man's body was discovered lying on the A47 at Colney.

Officers were called to the eastbound carriageway shortly after 3am this morning.

Ambulance staff attended and the man believed to be aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was found close to the B1108 flyover/bridge and an investigation has been launched to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

Taylor Swift to play Big Weekend event in Norwich

Radio 1 have confirmed that Norwich will host the Big Weekend later this year and the first act to be confirmed is Taylor Swift.

The day will be hosted by Radio 1 presenter and former student of the University of East Anglia, Greg James. Watch his interview with ITV Anglia here.

Plans revealed for £325million straw-fuelled power plant in Norwich

The plant would be built on 30 acres of derelict land near the Crown Point railway depot. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Plans have been announced for a new eco-friendly power station in Norwich.

The £325million project, called Generation Park, would be built on 30 acres of derelict land near the Crown Point railway depot.

It would provide electricity for 88,000 homes in the city by converting straw pellets into power.

The straw would come from British farms and be transported to the site by train.

The plant would provide electricity for 88,000 homes in the city by converting straw pellets into power. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"It will provide a heartbeat for a more sustainable way of generating and sustaining energy in Norwich.

The Community Energy centre will reduce Norwich's carbon footprint by 22% so this is something Norwich can be really proud of.

It's a first in the UK for Norwich"

– Prof Trevor Davies, UEA

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Woman hit by car in Norwich seriously ill

Detectives are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Drayton Road, Norwich yesterday evening.

Location of incident in Norwich Credit: ITV News Anglia

Officers were called just after 6.15pm to reports that a grey Fiat Punto SX was in collision with a female pedestrian on the roundabout near to the Lidl supermarket.

The female was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with a serious head injury and was later transferred to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the Fiat was not injured.

Officers would particularly like to speak to a cyclist who is believed to have been close to the scene at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information should contact PC Matt Gouldsmith at Wymondham Roads Policing on 101.

Doctor charged over sexual assault at hospital

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Credit: Jeremy Durkin/PA Wire

A doctor has been charged with sexually assaulting a male patient at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Dr Manav Arora, 36, of Barnfield Grove, Birmingham, has been charged with one count of sexual touching and one of indecent exposure.

The charges relate to an incident at the hospital in September last year.

Arora has been released on police bail and is due to appear at Norwich Magistrates' Court on Friday January 23.

Norwich City confirm Alex Neil as new manager

Norwich City have confirmed Alex Neil as their new manager.

Alex Neil Credit: PA Wire

He joins from Hamilton Academical where he has been player-manager since April 2013.

The 33-year-old is the Canaries’ 39th different permanent manager, and the tenth Scotsman to take the reins at Carrow Road.

I’m absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to manage a club of the stature of Norwich – it’s an exciting challenge at a huge club and one that I’m looking forward to. I’ve watched a lot of Premier League and Championship football over the years and I’ve always been really impressed with Carrow Road and the Norwich fans and the way they get the place going when they get behind the team. It’s a forward-thinking club with a fantastic infrastructure and big ambition, which matches my own ambitions."

– Alex Neil, Norwich City manager

“It was important for us to have somebody who had the drive, ambition and commitment to work as hard as it takes to take the Club forward. Lots of names were under consideration, but for us, as the Board of Norwich City Football Club, he was the unanimous choice and the first choice.”

– David McNally, Chief Executive

Alex Neil will take charge for tomorrow's game against Bournemouth

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