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Body of pupil found in dormitory of Norfolk school

Gresham's School in Holt. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The body of an 18-year-old pupil has been found in a dormitory of a private school in Norfolk.

The teenager, who has not been named, was found just after 7.30am on Saturday at Gresham's School in Holt.

A spokesman for the school said paramedics were called but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We are all devastated by the death of a much loved and cherished pupil. The thoughts and prayers of the whole School are with the family and friends of the young woman."

– Douglas Robb, Headmaster, Gresham's School.

The school said the teenager's family had been informed immediately and relatives had visited Gresham's on Saturday to meet headmaster Douglas Robb.

Police confirmed the woman's death was not being treated as suspicious.

Gresham's School in Holt. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Duchess opens a new charity shop but an 11 year old steals the show

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The Duchess cuts the ribbon to open new shop
Rebekah Hughes and the Duchess of Cambridge discuss handbags Credit: ITV Anglia

An 11 year old girl stole the show as she took the Duchess of Cambridge on an impromptu tour of a new charity shop. Kate was visiting the new East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) store in Holt. She met Rebekah Hughes, who has the rare Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, inside the shop.

Kate was led by the hand by Rebekah to a display of handbags and jewellery. Rebekah showed her a silver handbag to which Kate replied : "We better put a reserved sticker on that."

Afterwards Kate bought a Fireman Sam book for Prince George and a Beatrix Potter Tom Kitten figure for Princess Charlotte.

Crowds gathered to greet the Duchess when she arrived:



One of Europe's rarest butterflies spotted in Norfolk

One of Europe's rarest butterflies has been spotted in Norfolk Credit: Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell

One of Europe's most rare butterflies has been spotted in Norfolk.

The scarce tortoiseshell also known as the Yellow-legged Tortoiseshell, is so uncommon it hasn't managed to survive hibernation here for more than 60 years.

But it was spotted in Holt country park this month. Conservationists say this new sighting is a truly historic event as it marks the first time this stunning butterfly has ever overwintered successfully in Britain.

Attempted bank robbery: 48-year-old man arrested

A 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attempted robbery at a bank in Holt, Norfolk.

The man was arrested by officers at shortly after 5pm today after handing himself in at a Norwich police station.

The man, who comes from the North Norfolk area, remains in custody awaiting police interview.

The arrest follows an incident which took place at the TSB bank in High Street, Holt shortly after 3pm yesterday.

An unknown man entered the bank, with what appeared to be a firearm, threatened a member of staff and demanded cash. The cashier refused and the man left the store empty handed.

Norfolk Police wish to thank members of the public for their response to their appeal for information.

School holds centenary cricket match

The cricket team from 1914 Credit: Gresham's School
Gresham's current first XI cricket team Credit: Gresham's school

A North Norfolk school is holding a centenary cricket match as part of its First World War commemorations.

The match is taking place exactly 100 years to the day of a match between Gresham's school in Holt and a team of "Old Boys".

The idea of the match on the exact anniversary of the 1914 game is to reconnect the current school community with 1914.

The match is due to start at Gresham's Senior School at 13.30pm and is free for people to go and watch.

Gresham's First XI will take on a North Norfolk XI team. It's hoped to raise some money for "Walking With the Wounded" and "North Norfolk Young Carers".

Of the 24 players who took part in the match on the 18th July 1914, 11 lost their lives in the First World war.

In total Gresham's lost 107 students and 3 members of staff by the end of the conflict.

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