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Summary

  1. Two men are arrested by police investigating the murder of a man in Norwich
  2. Norwich Register Office is to move to Norwich Castle
  3. Norwich City out of the bottom three after momentous win at Manchester United
  4. Updates for Monday, 21 December 2015

Live Reporting

By Caroline Kingdon

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Thank you for joining us for Monday's Norfolk Live. We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with news and sport, travel and weather updates from across the county.

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  2. Weather: Outbreaks of rain

    Dan Holley

    BBC Look East weather

    Tonight will be clear at first, with outbreaks of rain later. Temperatures falling to 6C (43F).

    Weather chart for Tuesday at 01:00, showing rain to the south of Norfolk

    Tuesday will be cloudy and breezy, with some rain and drizzle. Feeling mild, with temperatures reaching 15C (59F).

    You can find more information on BBC Weather

  3. The headlines: Soap star's stalker sentenced... Second arrest in murder inquiry

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The headlines:

    • A 22-year-old man has been given a suspended sentence, after he admitted stalking EastEnders actress Samantha Womack
    • Police investigating the death of a man in Norwich on Sunday evening have made a second arrest
    • The new owners of Great Yarmouth's port say they see opportunities for growth and new jobs 
  4. Investment to protect homes after residents had no water for two days

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

    Anglian Water has completed more than £500,000-worth of investment on its pipe network, after a burst main left thousands of people without water after Christmas last year.

    Stacks of bottled water for residents in the two villages

    Residents in Framingham Earl and Caistor St Edmund, near Norwich, spent two days without water, when a pipe burst at the nearby pumping station on 27 December.

    Following repairs, the water company decided additional investment was needed, spending £535,000 on alterations to the pipework and a new ultra-resilient booster pump, taking six months to finish.

  5. Salthouse sky lit up by Northern Lights

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Many of you will have seen the Aurora Borealis which has been making an appearance across Norfolk.

    Thanks to Duncan Arnold, who has sent us this photograph of the Northern Lights at Salthouse. 

    Night sky at Salthouse, showing the Northern Lights
  6. Stalker admitted fantasies about actress started when he was a teenager

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

    A 22-year-old man who admitted stalking EastEnders actress Samantha Womack told a court his fantasies about her started when he was 16. 

    Peter Rombough outside court

    Great Yarmouth magistrates heard how Peter Rombough travelled 93 miles from his home in Ditchingham, near Bungay, to look for Ms Womack's home in Bedfordshire  in May last year, returning again in September.    

    Rombough left a letter at her house, saying he feared he "couldn't deal with the consequences" of rejection by Ms Womack. The letter went on to say he did not mean any harm. He later posted an apology on Twitter.

  7. Eight-week suspended sentence for soap star's stalker

    Peter Rombough, 22, from Ditchingham, Norfolk, has been sentenced after he admitted stalking EastEnders actress Samantha Womack at her home in Bedfordshire.

    He was given an eight-week jail term, suspended for 12 months, and was made the subject of a restraining order for two years banning him from making any contact with Ms Womack.

    Samantha Womack

    He was also ordered not to go within 10 miles of her home village.  

  8. BreakingEastEnders star's stalker gets suspended sentence

    A man who admitted stalking EastEnders star Samantha Womack receives a suspended sentence.

    More to follow.

  9. School nativity welcomes a real baby as Jesus

    Just Regional

    Children all over the country have been taking part in their schools nativity plays, adorned in tea towels and tinsel halos.

    Six Year 2 pupils holding the real baby
  10. Bereaved youngsters enjoy Santa cruise

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

    Father Christmas took time off from his busy schedule to join a group of children and their carers for a trip on the Norfolk Broads this morning.

    On the trip, organised by the Nelson's Journey charity, the children set off from Potter Heigham for Ranworth Broad. On their return, they were given a present from Santa.                        

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    Video caption: Children enjoy Broads cruise thanks to Nelson's Journey
  11. Walking home for Christmas

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

    A Norfolk soldier has completed a 456-mile (734km) charity walk back home to Brundall for Christmas. 

    Zak Thorpe, setting off for his 456-mile walk, at Larkhill Barracks in Wiltshire

    Staff Sgt Zak Thorpe, a soldier from the Royal Artillery, walked home from his barracks in Wiltshire to raise money for Walking With The Wounded.

    Each mile that he walked represented a British soldier wounded in the war in Afghanistan.

  12. Northern Lights visible from Norfolk coast

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

    Video content

    Video caption: Northern Lights: Norfolk time-lapse of Aurora Borealis

    The aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, has been making an appearance across many parts of the UK, including Norfolk. 

    Photographer Ben Gadsby-Williams filmed them off the Norfolk Coast at Morston Quay, in this timelapse video. 

  13. New port's owners hope to bring more work to the town

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The new owners of Great Yarmouth port say they see opportunities for growth and new jobs in the seaside town.

    Gates of the Great Yarmouth Port Company

    Peel Ports took over the Great Yarmouth Port Company last week, in a deal rumoured to be worth £50m. 

    Quote Message: We're hoping to look at our customer base within the Peel Group and offer opportunities for them to operate out of Great Yarmouth." from Graeme Charnock Chief financial offier, Peel Ports
    Graeme CharnockChief financial offier, Peel Ports
  14. Christmas rail timetables: A reminder

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Greater Anglia is advising customers that they'll be running revised timetables over the festive period.

    Network Rail will be undertaking engineering work during the Christmas period.

  15. Secure your home at Christmas with the 'gift of safety'

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Norfolk Live

    Communities across Norfolk are being asked to give the "gift of safety" this Christmas, by looking out for vulnerable relatives and neighbours, as well thinking about their own home security.

    Large red Christmas bauble

    Norfolk Police is reminding residents to use the "close it, lock it, check it" system for home security, advising people not to leave their property in darkness to help prevent being targeted by thieves.  

    Quote Message: Burglars are always looking for easy opportunities and simple precautions can really make a difference... leaving a light on is effective in making burglars think twice." from Ch Insp Dave Buckley Norfolk Police
    Ch Insp Dave BuckleyNorfolk Police
  16. The headlines: Second arrest in murder inquiry... New owners of port hope to bring more work to Great Yarmouth

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    The stories in the news this lunchtime:

    • Police investigating the death of a man in  Norwich have made a second arrest 
    • The new owners of Great Yarmouth's port say they hope to bring more work to the town
  17. Overturned car blocks city road

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A car has overturned close to the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

    Earlham Road is blocked and drivers are advised to avoid the area.

    First Bus says it's affecting the 22 and 26 services, and anyone trying to get to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is advised to take the 11 or 12 services.   

  18. King's Men warm up in Norwich for BBC Christmas showcase

    Network Norfolk

    Choral scholars from King’s College, Cambridge, warmed up for their world-renowned BBC TV and radio Christmas carol service appearances in the guise of acapella group The King’s Men at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich on Friday night.

    The scholars from King's College in the Cathedral of St John the Baptist
  19. BreakingSecond arrest in murder inquiry

    Police investigating the death of a man in his 50s in Norwich on Sunday evening have made a second arrest.

    Suffolk Square flats with police car outside

    A 44-year-old man from the Norwich area has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. A 31-year-old man from the Norwich area arrested on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

    Emergency services were called to a property in Suffolk Square at about 20:30 yesterday, following reports of a man with serious injuries. He was declared dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination will take place today.