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  1. Kevin Toye jailed for six years for manslaughter of son
  2. Man found guilty of murdering Andrew McGowan in Great Yarmouth
  3. Day two of the Royal Norfolk Show
  4. Third Norfolk council rejects devolution deal
  5. Poultry firm Bernard Matthews up for sale
  6. Updates on Thursday, 30 June 2016

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By Mariam Issimdar and Zoe Applegate

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our coverage for the day

    We hope you've enjoyed our coverage of the Royal Norfolk Show and the rest of the day's events.

    We learnt that the once "bootiful" Bernard Matthews firm is to be put up for sale and a third Norfolk council has rejected the latest devolution deal for Norfolk and Suffolk. 

    The team will be back from 08:00 tomorrow. Have a peaceful evening. 

  2. Weather: Patchy rain overnight

    BBC Weather

    It will turn cloudy this evening with some patchy light rain overnight, but this will clear by the morning. 

    Lows of 13C (55C).

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    BBC Weather has more details. 

  3. Rapper Franko Fraize to support Rudimental at Thetford Forest

    Franko Fraize says he's delighted to be playing his home town alongside international dance group Rudimental tonight.

    "It's gonna be a proper sentimental one!" he tweeted.

    Franko Fraize

    Both acts will be playing High Lodge at Thetford Forest. 

  4. Union urges meeting with Bernard Matthews management

    The union representing workers at Bernard Matthews is calling for a meeting with management to discuss details about its announcement that it is putting the firm up for sale.

    Steve Harley

    Unite says the news is extremely "worrying" for its 500 members at factories in Norfolk and Suffolk, adding that they are now "facing a great deal of uncertainty."

    Steve Harley says the union has a scheduled meeting with the company on July 15 to discuss pay, but it had not been informed officially about the latest decision: 

    Quote Message: Our message to the company is, 'Let's get around the table. Give us a full understanding of what the situation is and let us work together on the security of the business and the security of our members.'" from Steve Harley Unite
    Steve HarleyUnite
  5. TV could be 'putting people off teaching', says Norfolk training boss

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Away from the Royal Norfolk Show, the head of a teacher-training course in Norwich says TV programmes could be putting people off going into the classroom. 


    Norfolk Teacher Training Centre says it can be hard to attract teachers to the county. 

    Paul McCann, who runs the centre, said TV shows painted a poor picture of education in the country.

    "They have done quite a damaging job of making people who don't know otherwise think that working in a school is very difficult and arduous," he said.

    "The behaviour management you might find on the TV show Waterloo Road you won't find in most schools in the country, let alone the county."

  6. Out and about at the Royal Norfolk Show

    Here are children from Alderman Payne Primary School, at Parsons Drove, near Wisbech, enjoying the show. Joe and Willow (back and front respectively) said their best bit was cuddling some chicks, but Annabelle (second left) enjoyed climbing on board the fire engine the most.

    Pupils from Alderman Payne Primary School, Parsons Drove, near Wisbech

    Watch two budding journalists report on the Royal Norfolk Show: 

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  7. Broads Authority asks 'Poodunnit?' at show

    Zoe Applegate

    BBC News

    Poodunnit is the name of a game to match animals with their droppings - situated in the new Broads 'village' in a corner of the showground.

    Poo samples

    The Broads Authority's Rob Rogers said the game started off a joke in the office, but it has a serious purpose.

    "Droppings are how our ecologists work out what animals are living where," he said. "We also had a good sniff and while deer droppings are fragrant because their diet is plant-based, you can't go anywhere near a fox's without your eyes watering as they are scavengers and eat a lot of meat."

    I am told Poodunnit features droppings from one of the ecologist's guinea pigs, named Jennifer Aniston on account of her enviable quiff.

  8. Officer convicted over indecent images of children

    A police officer has been found guilty of having indecent images of children on his computer.

    Police jacket

    PC Timothy Peel, 37, from Norwich, who was based at Wymondham Police Station, had his home searched by police in May last year.

    His computer contained five indecent images and one extreme pornographic image. He denied three offences but was convicted by magistrates in Ipswich.

    Peel, who has been suspended since May 2015, will be sentenced on 25 July.

  9. Andrew McGowan: Murderer jailed for 17 years

    Warren Blake, 18, one of two men tried and found guilty of murdering Andrew McGowan last year in Great Yarmouth has been jailed for 17 years at Norwich Crown Court.

    Scales of justice

    Sentencing for Tevin Birmingham, 22, from Ipswich, who was convicted of manslaughter, has been adjourned until a later date.   

    The court heard Blake and Birmingham were involved in a heated confrontation with Mr McGowan over drugs which ended with the victim being stabbed five times at a flat in Dickens Court last November.

  10. Sky-diver: 'It's windy up there but not as bad as yesterday'

    Zoe Applegate

    BBC News

    Even when you're a fully-fledged action man jumping out of a plane at 3,000ft, there's still plenty of mundane clearing away to do afterwards.

    Still, at least you can do it while lapping up the thunderous applause of the crowd.

    The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, based at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, set off from Norwich Airport today before dropping into the grand ring.

    RAF Falcons

    One team member told me: "It was windy up there today but below 20 knots otherwise we can't jump and definitely not as bad as yesterday."

    That was when the team's guide had to stick his head out of the plane in a 70mph headwind at 2,500ft.  

  11. Union 'disappointed' it wasn't told about Bernard Matthews sale

    Steve Harley, regional officer for Unite, which represents about 400 Bernard Matthews employees, said he was "disappointed that the company has not seen fit to inform the union directly" that it has been put up for sale.

    Bernard Matthews

    Bernard Matthews was named after its founder, who died aged 80 in 2010.

    The multi-millionaire, famous for his "bootiful" catchphrase, began his rise to prominence in 1950 when he bought 20 turkey eggs and an incubator at a market in Acle, Norfolk.

  12. Andrew McGowan murder: Flat was 'well-known drug-dealing spot'

    During Warren Blake and Tevin Birmingham's trial for the murder of Andrew McGowan, the court heard the flat in Dickens Court where he died was a well-known place for drug dealing.

    Dickens Court

    The two men who were eventually charged with murder went to the flats to sell drugs on 14 November last year, prosecutor Andrew Radcliffe said.

    Blake has this afternoon been convicted of murder, while Birmingham was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

  13. 'Your culpability remains high', judge tells killer father

    The judge sentencing Kevin Toye for the manslaughter of his six-year-old son Baylee Varley told him: "You must bear responsibility…It is clear that none of the catastrophic injuries which Baylee suffered happened at birth."

    Mr Justice Spencer, sitting at Norwich Crown Court, told Toye, 29: "To cause those injuries you need not have shaken Baylee for more than a few seconds. You must have done it in frustration or temper. I have no doubt that you instantly regretted what you’d done.

    "Only you know the truth of what happened that night. 

    "Your culpability, in my opinion, remains high. You destroyed his quality of life. His disability must have been a daily reminder.”

    Kevin Toye
  14. Animal magic at Royal Norfolk Show

    Zoe Applegate

    BBC News

    It wouldn't be the Royal Norfolk Show without a few good old-fashioned animal pictures...

    Here are some of the creatures I've spotted so far today, including Oxford breed sheep, Suffolk breed sheep and a rather spectacular chicken.

    Oxford Down sheep
    Suffolk Breed sheep
  15. Andrew McGowan murder: Warren Blake found guilty following trial

    Jodie Smith

    BBC News

    Two men were charged with the murder of Andrew McGowan (pictured), who bled to death at a flat in Dickens Court, Great Yarmouth, in November.

    Andrew McGowan

    Today, a Norwich Crown Court jury returned its verdict after hearing weeks of evidence.

    Warren Blake, 18, of Thorncliffe Road, south London, was found guilty of murder. Tevin Birmingham, 21, of Spring Road, Ipswich, was convicted of manslaughter.

    They're due to be sentenced this afternoon.

  16. BreakingMan convicted over Andrew McGowan murder in Great Yarmouth

    A man has been found guilty of the murder of Andrew McGowan, who was stabbed to death at a flat in Great Yarmouth in November.

    More to follow. 

  17. Dettori comes to Yarmouth

    Rob Butler

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Three-time Champion Jockey Frankie Dettori is in action at Great Yarmouth races today.

    The Italian rides in four of the eight races at the track.

    The first gets under way at 13:50.

    Frankie Dettori
  18. Investigation into boy's death 'extremely tragic'

    Following the conviction of Kevin Toye at Norwich Crown Court, police said the investigation into Baylee Varley's death had been "extremely tragic... from the very beginning".

    Toye has been jailed for six years for manslaughter at Norwich Crown Court.

    Norwich Crown Court

    "Baylee's early death was sadly inevitable given the extent of the catastrophic injuries he suffered when only a few weeks old," said Det Con Mike Proctor, from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk major investigation team.

    "Our intention throughout this investigation has been to give Baylee a voice and to seek appropriate justice for him."

  19. Baylee Varley 'put in stress and pain' by injuries

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Sentencing Kevin Toye to six years in prison over the death of his son, Norwich Crown Court heard six-year-old Baylee was put through stress and pain by his injuries.

    In Toye's defence, Simon Spence QC said: "The evidence suggests that but for this incident he was a loving and caring parent, and of previous good character."

    Judge Mr Justice Spencer said Toye's failure to acknowledge his involvement in his son's death six years after he was injured in 2008 was "an aggravating factor".

  20. Kevin Toye jailed for manslaughter of his son

    Nic Rigby

    BBC News

    Kevin Toye, 29, was convicted of the manslaughter of his six-year-old son by a jury at Norwich Crown Court yesterday.

    During his trial, the court heard Baylee Varley was taken to hospital in March 2008, when he was a month old. He had severe brain damage, which led to his death in March 2014.

    Baylee had been in the sole care of his dad when he was injured. A police investigation carried out at the time was discontinued, but was reopened after Baylee's death.

    Toye has been jailed for six years.