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Norwich South MP Clive Lewis appointed new Shadow Defence Secretary

Clive Lewis is the new Shadow Defence Secretary. Credit: PA

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has been appointed as the new Shadow Defence Secretary.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has reshuffled his cabinet after several MPs resigned in a bid to force him out following the UK's decision to leave the UK.

Lewis, who has been an MP for a year after winning his seat in the 2015 General Election, has been rewarded for his loyalty to Corbyn.

Lewis has army experience after he served a three-month tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009.


Homeless people being sent from Norwich to Cambridge

Traders in Cambridge are expressing concerns at the number of homeless people in the city.

They say that a controversial council plan has seen numbers rise, after councils like Norwich have been sending homeless people to Cambridge because there are more opportunities there.

The claim comes after the number of rough sleepers in the city increased, from 135 to 152 in the last year.

Norwich City Council say that no individuals have been part of their "reconnection" scheme in the last 12 months.

Our records show that this council has not reconnected any rough sleeper to Cambridge in the last 12 months'

However, most local authorities, including Norwich, have signed up to a 'reconnection' approach which allows them to focus their limited resources on clients who have a local connection to their area.

We recognise that this is not always a straightforward issue but it's important to note that the process of 'reconnection' is widely accepted as a useful tool in reducing the numbers of people rough sleeping on the street.

– Norwich City Council

"No-one deserves this"- MP's across the region react to shooting of Labour MP

Jo Cox is in a critical condition after she was shot and stabbed during an attack in her constituency.

Mp's across the region have been giving their reaction after Labour MP Jo Cox was shot in her West Yorkshire constituency.

Friend and colleague, Norwich South MP Clive Lewis, says he is 'shocked' to hear of the attack.

Jo is a fighter. Since I've known her, she is a really good colleague and she is well respected.

I think so many people will be saddened by the news and everyone's thoughts will be with her family and friends at the moment.

She always has a smile- no one deserves this.

– Clive Lewis MP

Luton South MP Gavin Shuker says he is 'praying for the recovery' of Jo Cox.

UEA scientists to work on £8m project to predict monsoons

Researchers will be using underwater robots to monitor ocean conditions. Credit: UEA

Scientists in Norwich are heading to India this morning to help with a project that can predict monsoon rainfall there.

Researchers at the UEA will be using underwater robots in the Bay of Bengal to monitor how ocean conditions influence the climate.

It's hoped the £8 million project will help forecast the rains more accurately, and so reduce any damage caused.


Teen assaulted on walk to school

It happened on Duke Street. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A teenager has been left with facial injuries after he was assaulted on his way to school in Norwich last Wednesday (June 8).

The 13-year-old was walking along Duke Street when he was grabbed and attacked by a man.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Cameron Jerome to stay at Norwich for another three years

Cameron Jerome Credit: PA Images

Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome has signed a new three-year contract.

The 29-year-old's previous deal was due to run out next summer, but Jerome will stay at Carrow Road until at least June 2019.

It's a good set of players and the manager is really enthusiastic and wants to help the lads improve. "We need to come back with fresh optimism to get the job done and get promoted again next season, that's the challenge now."

– Cameron Jerome

Video of Dilbert the dog having his ears wiggled goes viral

Dilbert The Corgi Credit: Facebook/Dilbert The Corgi

The internet might have just found itself a new furry, four-legged social media star, in the form of Dilbert the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

The video, captioned “This is Corgi 737 preparing for takeoff”, shows Dilbert’s ears being wiggled.

His owners, Sian Davies and James Richardson from Norwich posted the video on Facebook, which has now had more than 100,000 views.

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