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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday, 27 June 2016
  2. Norwich South MP Clive Lewis named as shadow defence minister by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
  3. Council backs plan for elected mayor for Norfolk and Suffolk
  4. Bishop of Norwich calls for unity following "shrill, bruising and alienating" referendum campaign
  5. More news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Nic Rigby

All times stated are UK

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  2. Doomed incinerator report scrapped due to lack of evidence

    A report into the doomed King's Lynn incinerator project has had to be scrapped. 

    Former county councillor Stephen Revell, was commissioned to look into the background to the £600m scheme after it was pulled.

    But Mr Revell says he's been unable to gather the evidence needed for the report.

    King's Lynn incinerator artist's impression
  3. Headlines: Regional mayor plans backed... Norwich climber's body brought home from Vietnam

    Tim Addicott

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Here's a look at the top stories we've been covering today:

    • Norfolk County Council has given its backing to plans for an elected mayor for Norfolk and Suffolk
    • The body of Norwich climber Aiden Webb, who fell to his death in Vietnam, has been returned home
    • Four men have been taken to hospital following a fire at a bus workshop in Norwich
  4. Weather: Sunny spells to end the day, dry start tomorrow

    Julie Reinger

    BBC Look East weather

    Sunny spells to end the day and then a dry night with light winds and lows of around 10C, 50F. 

    A dry start to Tuesday with spells of sunshine. Rain is expected to move eastwards during the afternoon and this could turn heavy at times.

    Weather map

    Highs of around 19C (66F) and light to moderate winds from south-east to the south-west.

    Check the latest forecast for your part of Norfolk here.

  5. Poppies profit from damp start to summer

    Jodie Smith

    BBC News

    I don't know about you, but all this rain and warmer temperatures have done wonders for the plantlife (and some slightly less appealing weeds) in my garden.

    Frédéric Landes has spotted some beautiful poppies which have also benefited from recent weather conditions.

    If you've got a photo you'd like to share, you can tweet using the hashtag #nfklive or email us.

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  6. Loss of students remembered by Norfolk school

    The centenary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War One will be remembered by a school in Norfolk.

    The Somme

    The Battle of the Somme in 1916 claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of British, French and German troops.

    A number of former students at Gresham's School in Holt were killed during the Somme. School governor Sue Smart said the school chapel was particularly special because of links to men who were killed.

  7. Norfolk county councillors back devolution 34 to 28

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Norfolk county councillors have voted 34 to 28 in favour of signing the Norfolk and Suffolk devolution deal, with two abstentions.

    If the plan is backed by all the other councils in Norfolk and Suffolk, the government has pledged £30m over five years to help with housing need in Norwich and Ipswich.

    House building
  8. Shadow defence secretary 'AWOL on first parade'

    We told you earlier that Clive Lewis, Norwich South MP, was hot-footing it back from the Glastonbury Festival following his appointment as the new shadow defence secretary,

    Well, he didn't make it back to Westminster in time for Defence Questions, where he was replaced by Emily Thornberry, shadow foreign secretary.

    Clive Lewis in Afghanistan

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon couldn't resist a dig at his expense. "I think he's AWOL on his first parade but we will welcome him and we will pay tribute to his service in uniform," he said.

    "He will be, I note, the fourth shadow defence secretary I have seen in under two years but I hope he lasts," he said.

  9. BreakingNorfolk backs elected mayor plan

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Norfolk County Council has given its backing to plans for an elected mayor for Norfolk and Suffolk.

    Beach overlooking windfarms off Norfolk and Suffolk coast

    The plans now have to be approved by the district councils in Norfolk and Suffolk and by Suffolk County Council.

  10. Festival Too starts with a bang

    Martin Barber

    BBC News

    Thousands of people enjoyed the first weekend of King's Lynn's Festival Too, which concluded with a spectacular firework display over the River Great Ouse as captured by Gary Pearson.

    Fireworks at Festival Too 2016
    Fireworks at Festival Too 2016
    Fireworks at Festival Too 2016

    The musical line-up includes Odyssey, The Vamps and Ivor Novello award-winner Gabrielle.

    The free, unticketed event, is held in the town's Tuesday Market Place over three weekends and runs until 9 July.  

  11. Eadie: 'Redmond sale was good business'

    Phil Daley

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Former Norwich City winger Darren Eadie says the sale of Nathan Redmond was good business for the Canaries.

    Redmond joined Southampton on Saturday, for a fee thought to be more than £10m.

    Nathan Redmond

    Eadie told BBC Radio Norfolk: "I think, considering how long is left on his contract, it's about right."

    "He's stagnated a little bit at Norwich, so I'm not surprised to see him move on."

  12. Flash floods cause chaos and misery in many areas of south Norfolk and Breckland

    Diss Mercury

    Heavy rain and thunderstorms saw many parts of Norfolk hit by flash floods over the weekend.

  13. MP offers to stand in for new shadow defence secretary

    Norwich South MP Clive Lewis faces the first challenge of his new role as shadow defence secretary - making it back from the Glastonbury Festival in time for Defence Questions in the House of Commons this afternoon.

    The chairman of Parliamentary Labour Party defence group John Woodcock MP has offered to stand in for newly-appointed Mr Lewis if he fails to make it back in time.

    In a letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Woodcock, a known critic of the Labour leader, says he can stand in for Mr Lewis if he "does not make it back from Glastonbury to hold the government to account".

  14. Chris Baker jumps into Olympics

    Phil Daley

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Dereham high jumper Chris Baker should be named in the Great Britain team for the Rio Olympics next month after coming second at the British Championships this weekend.

    Chris Baker

    Baker jumped 2.26m in Birmingham, finishing second to Robbie Grabartz on countback.

    The full Great Britain team for Rio will be announced on 13 July.

  15. Four in hospital after Norwich bus workshop fire

    Janet Harnden

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Four men have been taken to hospital following a fire which broke out in a bus workshop in Norwich.

    Fire at Mile Cross

    Five fire crews were called to the garage used by Dolphin Travel in Swanton Road at about 10:20.

    The fire was soon brought under control and the men treated for the affects of breathing in smoke.  

  16. Spring moves at Victorian speeds

    This spring has seen a return to the Victorian era, with the season arriving at a rate more similar to the 19th Century than to recent years, according to records started by a Norfolk weather pioneer.

    Spring

    The speed at which key signs of spring, such as sightings of swallows and orange-tip butterflies, moved up the UK from the south slowed to 1.2mph in 2016, analysis shows, the same average as between 1871 and 1947 based on records from the Woodland Trust's Nature's Calendar scheme. 

    The scheme is a continuation of seasonal records which go back to the 18th Century when they were first compiled by Norfolk landowner Robert Marsham. Now tens of thousands of records are added by members of the public.

  17. Analysis: Ex-soldier Clive Lewis 'understands the military'

    Andrew Sinclair

    BBC Look East political correspondent

    If these were normal times we would be talking about the meteoric rise of a man who's only been an MP for 13 months.

    Clive Lewis now holds one of the senior jobs in opposition, shadow defence minister. He will receive security briefings, visit troops around the world and draw up his party's defence policy. And if Labour wins the next election, he will be responsible for the defence of the realm.

    Clive Lewis MP

    But these are not normal times. A key ally of Jeremy Corbyn, it seems he was only given this job because Mr Corbyn had run out of people who would serve under him.

    And given the pressure mounting on the Labour leader, it is questionable whether Mr Lewis will still be shadow defence secretary by the end of today, let alone a few weeks' time.

    For as long as he's in the job he will work hard to master his brief: a former member of the Territorial Army who did a tour of duty in Afghanistan, he understands the military and is deeply supportive of service personnel. And if it all comes to an end very soon it will be no reflection on his abilities. 

    He has made a good fist of the energy brief, a subject he knew little about, and proved that he's capable of being a party spokesman and a loyal party member.

  18. BreakingFire crews at scene of Norwich blaze

    Fire crews are at the scene of a blaze near the Mile Cross recycling centre in Norwich.

    Five fire engines are at the blaze in a building in Swanton Road. The road is blocked while emergency services deal with the incident.

  19. Norfolk Police force referred to watchdog over fatal crash

    Norfolk Police has referred itself to the police watchdog over a car crash in which a 19-year-old man died.

    The Peugeot 106 crashed at Captain's Pond, Westwick, near North Walsham, at 03:00 on Sunday after a short pursuit by a police car.

    Addenbrooke's Hospital

    The driver was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious head injuries, but later died. 

    Norfolk Police said it had informed the Independent Police Complaints Commission. It has also ordered a full independent investigation into the circumstances of the crash.

  20. Elected mayor 'could bring new money' for housing

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Extra money for housing in Norwich and Ipswich could result from agreement for a new mayor, Norfolk county councillors have been told.

    Norwich

    The council is meeting today to decide whether to back government plans for an elected mayor for Norfolk and Suffolk.

    A report to the meeting says the government has agreed an extra £30m over five years to be split evenly between Norwich and Ipswich to meet their housing needs if the mayor plans are backed.