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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 9 May 2016
  2. Norwich City confirms resignation of chief executive David McNally
  3. Conservative Cliff Jordan is voted in as new Norfolk County Council leader
  4. Woman taken to hospital after pub outbuilding collapses
  5. Dog owners who fail to clear up after their pets are more likely to face re-education than a fine in Norfolk, the BBC finds
  6. More news, sport, travel and weather updates from 08:00 on Tuesday

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WATCH: Public gives verdict on McNally resignation

BBC Look East

Members of the public have been giving our Tom Williams their views on Norwich City chief executive David McNally's resignation...

Weather: Showers overnight and thunder... Tomorrow cloudy

BBC Weather

Showers are likely to move north a little overnight, with a risk of thunder. Remaining rather warm and humid, with a low of 15C (59F).

Weather map
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Tomorrow, becoming mostly cloudy with persistent, occasionally heavy rain developing across many areas during the morning. Highs of 15C (59F).

Gorleston GP surgeries merge

The Family Healthcare Centre (FHC) in Gorleston is merging with the Central Surgery and moving into its buildings to take advantage of its newer facilities.

Central Surgery
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The new surgery will be called the Central Health Centre. FHC, based at East Anglian Way, had been found to require improvement by the Care Quality Commission in a report published at the end of last year.

Both practices will operate from Central Surgery’s existing building at Sussex Road from 6 June, with all staff moving to the site. The building currently housing the FHC, in East Anglian Way, will be returned to its owners.

WATCH: Prospect of 'meek' relegation wrankles with fans

BBC Radio Norfolk's Norwich City commentator Chris Goreham gives his assessment of chief executive David McNally's resignation today.

Chris will be joined by Rob Butler on a special edition of Canary Call on BBC Radio Norfolk at 18:00 this evening.

Guests will include former Norwich player Darren Eadie, sports journalist and City fan Charlie Wyett and Robin Sainty from The Canaries Trust.

Headlines: Norwich City thank McNally after resignation confirmed... New leader of county council hopes for 'new chapter'

Jo Thewlis

BBC Radio Norfolk

Here are this evening's headlines for Norfolk:

  • Norwich City have thanked chief executive David McNally for his work over the past seven years after his resignation was confirmed
  • New Norfolk County Council leader Cliff Jordan says he hopes his election will mark a new chapter for the authority
  • Plans to build 120 more homes at Hunstanton are approved by councillors

Norwich City chief's resignation a 'total surprise'

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

I understand David McNally's resignation came as a total surprise to the Norwich City board.

The mood at Carrow Road is that it is "business as usual" and that the club has to concentrate on Wednesday's crucial home game against Watford.

Proposals backed for 120 new homes in Hunstanton

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Plans to build 120 more homes at Hunstanton have been approved by councillors in West Norfolk.

Site of development
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The houses will be built east of Cromer Road by the Le Strange Estate and developer Pigeon Hunstanton 2. It's the second large estate for the town to be given the go-ahead.

The developers will have to pay Norfolk County Council nearly £340,000 to extend Hunstanton Primary School, which currently has only four spare places.

Ivo vows to fight right to the end

Norwich Evening News

And here is the back page of today's Norwich Evening News:

Norwich Evening News back page
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New bid to beat rat-run speeders

Norwich Evening News

Here is the back page of today's Norwich Evening News:

Norwich Evening News front page
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Simply not good enough

Eastern Daily Press

And here is the back page of today's EDP:

EDP back page
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Tributes to village champion

Eastern Daily Press

Here is today's EDP front page:

EDP front page
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Decision on Lidl for Heacham on hold

Plans for a new Lidl supermarket next to the A149 at Heacham won't be ruled on for at least another month.

Lidl store sign
BBC

King's Lynn and West Norfolk council's planning committee is worried about the impact of traffic on the main road and fear that queues will worsen.

It decided to defer its decision so a representative from Norfolk County Council's highways department could attend a future meeting.

Swardeston batsman scores impressive maximum

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Swardeston's Joe Gatting achieved one of cricket's great feats over the weekend, smashing six sixes off one over. 

The former Sussex and Hampshire player scored a maximum in the final over of their innings against Ramsey in the ECB National Club Championship on his way to scoring an unbeaten 160 off 95 balls. 

Joe Gatting
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Swardeston won the game by 220 runs. Ramsey were bowled all out for 126 in reply to the Norfolk side's 346 for 8.

Norfolk MP's hopes over junior doctor talks

Nic Rigby

BBC News

North Norfolk Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb (pictured) said he hopes the government is "serious" over talks about the junior doctors' contract dispute in England.

Norman Lamb MP
BBC

Five days of talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and the health secretary Jeremy Hunt are due to begin this morning.

The BMA says it will restart talks with an open mind, while the government has said talks need to focus on outstanding contractual issues such as unsocial hours and Saturday pay. Former Health Minister Mr Lamb says the dispute is damaging for the NHS.

Norfolk County Council appointments revealed

A whole host of other positions on the council have been announced following the election of Cliff Jordan as the new Conservative leader of the county.

Norfolk County Council hall
BBC

At County Hall today, Conservative councillor Alison Thomas, of Long Stratton, was elected as deputy leader of the council.

Mr Jordan will also be chairman of the policy and resources committee, while former Tory leader of the administration Bill Borrett will be chairman of the adult social care committee and Roger Smith will chair the children's services committee.

McNally 'stopped Canaries being a pushover'

Jonathan Park

BBC Look East sport

When David McNally arrived at Carrow Road in the summer of 2009, Norwich were in a mess.

Relegated to League One and with big debts, things looked pretty bleak. The Canaries were a pushover but McNally changed that the moment he walked through the door.

His tough, no-nonsense approach changed the club from top to bottom, ruffling a few feathers along the way. 

Norwich City chief executive David McNally (L) celebrates with the trophy after the official presentation after Norwich City won the English Championship play off final football match between Middlesbrough and Norwich City at Wembley Stadium in London on May 25, 2015.
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Not all Norwich fans saw eye-to-eye with McNally but most will agree that he made quite an impact in his seven years at Carrow Road.

McNally leaves a club odds-on to be relegated

David McNally's resignation comes with Norwich City four points adrift of safety from relegation with two matches remaining.

Norwich City Football Club
Reuters

The Canaries have failed to score in their last four matches and need to win their next two games against Watford and Everton, and hope rivals Sunderland and Newcastle slip up, if they are to stand a hope of playing top-flight football next year.

The bookies don't rate their chances, however - making them odds-on favourites to accompany Aston Villa into the Championship.

McNally resignation: What we know so far

Norwich City announced this morning that chief executive David McNally had resigned. Here's a recap of the story so far: 

  • Speculation was rife that McNally had quit the club on Saturday, hours after the Canaries were beaten 1-0 by Manchester United
  • The defeat left Norwich City four points adrift of safety from relegation, with just two games left
  • A tweet from McNally’s Twitter that night said: “I've resigned tonight and I hope the club can now progress"
  • A later tweet said: “I take back what I said earlier… I have not resigned"
  • Both tweets were later deleted and the club did not comment
  • This morning the club confirmed it had accepted McNally’s resignation
  • Director of finance Steve Stone has been appointed interim chief executive
  • The Canaries face Watford at Carrow Road Wednesday night

Headlines: NCFC chief executive resigns... Norfolk County Council has new leader

Clare Worden

BBC Radio Norfolk

The headlines at lunchtime:

  • Norwich City's chief executive David McNally has resigned, it was announced this morning
  • The new leader of Norfolk County Council is Conservative councillor Cliff Jordan
  • It has emerged that most district councils in Norfolk have not secured a dog-fouling prosecution for years

McNally predecessor headed to Scotland

When David McNally, who has just resigned as chief executive of Norwich City, took up his post, he succeeded Neil Doncaster, who was in the post from 2001 to 2009.

Neil Doncaster
PA

Doncaster left Carrow Road to become chief executive of the Scottish Premier League, and since 2013 has headed its successor, the Scottish Professional Football League.

Departing chief executive took over while club at lowest ebb

BBC Radio Norfolk

David McNally, who has resigned as chief executive of Norwich City, joined the club in the summer of 2009 following relegation from League One.

He was a key figure in their return to the Premier League - where the club has spent four of the past five seasons - as well as the club clearing all external debt.

David McNally
PA

Before coming to Norwich, McNally worked for Fulham and Celtic. 

County leader 'ousted due to Green local elections losses'

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Former Labour leader of Norfolk County Council George Nobbs, who lost his position today, says Green councillors who abstained in a leadership vote this morning did so "in protest at losing seats to Labour in the Norwich City Council local elections" last week. 

George Nobbs
BBC

The Greens lost four seats in the city to Labour.

New leader Conservative Cliff Jordan, who was elected in place of Mr Nobbs, said Tory rule at the council "will be a new start for the people of Norfolk".

McNally resignation: 'He wanted to leave a legacy'

BBC Radio Norfolk

More from sports journalist and Norwich City fan Dan Brigham, of The Little Yellow Bird Project, on David McNally's resignation.

"I interviewed him earlier this year and he said he wanted to leave a legacy; leave them [Norwich City] with a 35,000-capacity stadium and a first-class training facility," he told BBC Radio Norfolk's Chris Goreham.

"He will see this [Norwich City's league position] as a real failure; as not part of the plan. We’re not relegated yet - the timing is weird. What’s the attitude of the players going into the game they need to win?"

McNally resignation: 'I thought he was joking'

BBC Radio Norfolk

Sports journalist and Norwich City fan Dan Brigham, of the Little Yellow Bird Project, has given his reaction to David McNally's resignation to BBC Radio Norfolk's Chris Goreham.

"It was a shock – on Saturday night I thought it was him joking around on Twitter. But thinking about it over the last hour, it feels less of a shock now," he said.

McNally resignation: 'Norwich City top brass under increasing scrutiny'

With a second relegation from the top flight in three seasons on the cards following Saturday’s defeat to Manchester United, and a series of transfers that haven’t worked out, Norwich City's top brass was coming under increasing scrutiny.

Controversial tweets at the weekend from chief executive David McNally's account suggested the situation had escalated very quickly.

David McNally and Norwich City directors
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There had been no word at Carrow Road on Saturday - indeed, none until this morning - that McNally would be leaving.  

McNally departure 'a hugely significant moment'

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

David McNally’s departure is a hugely significant moment for Norwich City Football Club. 

McNally - pictured below when Alex Neil joined as manager - arrived in 2009 with the club at its lowest point in half a century following relegation to League One.

Alex Neil and David McNally
BBC

That he has overseen successive promotions,and four of the past five seasons in the Premier League, as well as the club clearing all external debt, will always count in his favour in the eyes of Norwich City supporters.  

Fan's view: 'McNally turned us into debt-free, lean business model'

Here's another fan's view on David McNally's resignation as Norwich City chief executive.

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Fan's view: 'McNally deserves only respect and thanks from all NCFC fans'

Fans have been having their say on David McNally's resignation as Norwich City chief executive on social media.

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McNally resignation: More from club statement

Norwich City's statement on the resignation of David McNally as chief executive added: "Everyone at Carrow Road wishes him all the very best for the future.

"Director of finance Steve Stone has been appointed interim chief executive and the board and everybody at the club is totally focused on supporting Alex [Neil, club manager] and the players, as we head in to Wednesday night's vital Premier League game against Watford at Carrow Road."

BreakingTory to lead Norfolk County Council

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Conservative group leader Cliff Jordan has been elected the new leader of Norfolk County Council by 41 to 37 votes.

Cliff Jordan
Norfolk County Council

'Not much happens at Carrow Road without David McNally's say-so'

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

David McNally, whose resignation has been announced this morning, has been Norwich's chief executive since 2009, and a member of the board along with Delia Smith, Michael Wynn Jones, chairman Ed Balls, Michael Foulger, Stephan Phillips and Thomas Smith.

But it is has been McNally who has overseen the day-to-day running of the club. He plays a key role in contract and transfer negotiations.

David McNally
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In fact, not much happens at Carrow Road without David McNally's say-so.    

NCFC chief's resignation follows tweet speculation

Confirmation of the departure of Norwich City Football Club chief executive David McNally follows a weekend of speculation after a tweet on his account posted over the weekend said that he had resigned.

David McNally
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The tweet, posted on Saturday evening, was quickly deleted and he later tweeted: "I take back what was said earlier. I remain fully committed to NCFC and to Delia and Michael and I've not resigned. My apologies."

This morning the club issued a statement confirming the resignation and thanking Mr McNally for his service to the club.

Norwich City Football Club chief executive's resignation accepted

Nic Rigby

BBC News

David McNally, chief executive of Norwich City Football Club, has resigned, the club has just confirmed.

David McNally
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The football club issued a statement saying: "The board of directors has unanimously agreed to accept his resignation and would like to place on record their sincere gratitude for David's game-changing contribution to the Football Club since he joined in the summer of 2009. 

"David played a leading role as the club erased crippling debts and rose from the lower reaches of League One to the Barclays Premier League."

Director of finance Steve Stone has been appointed interim chief executive.

BreakingCanaries chief executive resigns

Norwich City Football Club has confirmed that chief executive David McNally has resigned.

More to follow.

Dog-mess offenders 'not likely to face fine'

Clare Worden

BBC Radio Norfolk

Dog owners who fail to pick up after their pets are more likely to face re-education than a fine in Norfolk.

Dog waste bin
BBC

Research by BBC Radio Norfolk has revealed that just two local councils have secured prosecutions in the last year. One of them, Great Yarmouth Borough Council prosecuted two people in the last couple of weeks.

Paul Shucksmith, an environmental ranger in Great Yarmouth said: "Generally dog walkers tend to be creatures of habit. The problem is if they are walking the same route day in, day out and not picking up, then there is a big problem. There are no excuses not to pick it up."

Norfolk's cricket team keep up 100% record

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norfolk are through to the quarter finals of the Unicorns Trophy after beating Northumberland away by four wickets. 

After bowling the home side out for 198, Norfolk reached their target with two-and-a-half overs in hand to clinch a four-wicket win. Swardeston's Jordan Taylor hit a brilliant 84 not-out.

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Norfolk have won all three of their group games to clinch a quarter-final place at the earliest possible opportunity. 

County council control change possible

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

There could be a change of control at Norfolk County Council later as the Green Party, which holds the balance of power on the authority, says it won't be voting for Labour's George Nobbs to continue as leader.

Norfolk County Hall
Google

Although not official members of the so-called Rainbow Alliance, the Greens have always voted for Mr Nobbs to continue as leader but have said that at today's annual general meeting, they will not because of Mr Nobbs' support for devolution and the northern distributor road now being built around Norwich.

It means the Conservatives could take over but their leader Cliff Jordan does not have the full support of his party and I have heard suggestions that some of them may miss today's vote.

Woman taken to hospital after building collapse

Clare Worden

BBC Radio Norfolk

A woman has been taken to hospital after a pub outbuilding in Thetford collapsed.

She's being treated for minor injuries after the collapse at the King's Head on Whitehart Street at about 16:00 on Sunday.

Today's weather: Dry and sunny

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

Today will be dry with spells of sunshine across much of the region, although the sunshine will become more hazy in the south and west, where thicker cloud may bring the odd shower. It will be very warm again inland with the coast exposed to the easterly breeze. 

Maximum temperature: 20C (68F). 

Get the detailed forecast where you live at BBC Weather.