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Norwich: Vinyl fans pack out shops for Record Store Day

Vinyl fans across the region have been helping celebrate Record Store Day. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Vinyl fans across the region have been helping celebrate Record Store Day.

Sales of old style albums and singles have been rising dramatically in recent years after the format was hit hard first by CDs and then by internet downloads and streaming.

The Soundclash store in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Now a new generation of fans is generating sales.

Soundclash in Norwich is one of the music shops delighted by the vinyl revival.

"The day started at 8.30am, and the girl at the front of the queue had been there since 10:45pm last night.

It's been absolutely mental."

– Paul Mills, Owner, Soundclash Records


Picture reveals what expanded Norfolk A&E could look like

How the new A&E department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital could look. Credit: Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A Norfolk hospital has revealed what its expanded emergency department could look like.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital plans to double the size of its A&E following a significant increase in patient numbers.

Since its current site opened at Colney in 2001, the department has seen the number of attendances increase by 100% from 50,000 to 100,000 patients a year.

It is hoped construction work could begin this winter and is likely to take 12 to 18 months to complete.

Natalie Bennett of the Green Party on the campaign trail in the Anglia region

Natalie Bennett of the Green Party.

Natalie Bennett of the Greens says her party is targeting a dozen seats nationally and two of them are in the East of England.

Norwich South and Cambridge were the Greens' second and third best results in the country at the last election.

The Greens have around 35 councillors around the region and are the main opposition party in Norwich. After her visit to the city, the leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett, came into the ITV News Anglia studio.

Click below to watch the full interview:

Young people in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk "nervous" about employment prospects

Half of young people in Cambridgeshire say they're nervous about their employment prospects. Credit: PA

Half of young people in Cambridgeshire say they're "nervous" about their employment prospects, according to new research by charity 'Action for Children.'

In a survey of 15 to 26-year-olds, one in five (15%) also said they feel like they can never have the career they want, while one in three (37%) said they didn't think they had the right skills or training.

It was a similar story in Norwich, where 40% felt they didn't have the required skills and 36% said that that they believed they weren't worth being employed.


Man killed in A47 crash

The crash happened close to the Thickthorn roundabout Credit: ITV Anglia

Norfolk police say a man has died following a crash close to Hethersett on the A47.

The crash happened on the west bound carriageway of the road just past the Thickthorn roundabout at 1.45pm yesterday. It's thought the car driver crashed into the back of a lorry parked in a layby. No-one else was hurt.

The A47 was closed for four hours as the emergency services cleared the scene and carried out investigations. The road was reopened at approximately 6pm. Police would like to thank motorists for their patience while the carriageway was shut.

Cafe told to close over Radio One Big Weekend

Earlham Park cafe Credit: ITV News Anglia

Thousands of people have people have signed a petition in support of a local cafe in Norwich which has been told it will have to close for the Radio One Big Weekend.

Ingrid Henry runs the cafe alongside her husband which has been in her family for 14 years and is open all year round.

However she's received a letter from NPS on behalf of Norwich City Council stating the council-leased business will have to close for three days because the cafe's in part of the cordoned off zone.

50,000 people are expected to attend the Big Weekend on May 23rd and 24th to see the likes of Taylor Swift and Florence and the Machine perform.

Ingrid Henry Credit: ITV News Anglia

"We cant really see why we've got to shut when they're going to be bringing in lots of traders from outside, they're telling us we need to close for a safety reason but we're not really sure what that safety reason is and I've now asked that question and I can't seem to get a response"

– Ingrid Henry, cafe owner

"The area that the café is located within is part of the cordoned off zone and falls within the event backstage production area. The reason this whole area has been cordoned off it to ensure that it's kept safe at all times and to ensure that only ticket holders can gain access. We're making sure that the café can trade right up to the last minute and reopen as soon as possible after the Big Weekend. The city council is a strong and proud supporter of businesses in the city - especially small businesses. So we will, of course, make sure that the people who run the café will be fully compensated for rent and any loss of income to see that they won't be a penny out of pocket".

– Spokeswoman, Norwich City Council

Girl attacked in Norwich car park

Detectives are investigating after a girl was attacked in Norwich.

Location of attack in Norwich. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It happened between 9am and 9.45am on Sunday 5 April, when the teenager was walking through the car park at Anglia Square.

She was approached by a group of people, pulled by her hair, pushed to the ground and cut a number of times on her face with a sharp object.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed it or has any information concerning the incident and should contact PC Hollie Blaker at Bethel Street Police Station on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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