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Caroline Kingdon

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    That's all from the Norfolk Live team for this week. We'll be back with more regular updates on Monday from 08:00.

    Here's a quick look at some of the stories we've covered today:

    And lastly, the Sundown Festival is taking place at the Norfolk Showground this weekend. If you're going, tweet us your pictures using #nfklive. Have fun.

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    Video caption: Sundown Festival: Thousands expected at Norfolk Showground event
  2. Watch: Wildcat Aerobatics stunt pilots in action

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    An aerial aerobatics display team from Norfolk have featured in a BBC Two series which explores the hidden world of the skies above us. 

    Al Coutts and Willie Cruickshank, from Wildcat Aerobatics in Old Buckenham, were followed throughout their 2015 flying season for the BBC's Skies Above Britain - giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life as a stunt pilot.

    Their planes fly just feet apart, at speeds up to 200mph (321km/h). 

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    Video caption: Skies Above Britain: TV cameras follow Wildcat Aerobatics team
  3. Overnight weather: Cloudy and mainly dry

    Alex Dolan

    BBC Look East weather

    This evening and overnight it'll be rather cloudy, but mainly dry, although there's a chance of occasional showers.

    Lows of 12C (54F).

    Saturday's weather map

    Saturday will start bright and dry, but it'll turn cloudy later, with heavier rain in the evening and overnight. Top temperature: 20C (68F).

    BBC Weather has the full forecast where you live.

  4. Hickling: Norfolk Wildlife Trust 'considering options'

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    Hundreds of acres of the Broads is being put up for sale when the Hickling Broad Estate goes on the market next week.

    Traditional thatched boat house on the Broad, with a rowing boat in the foreground

    Hickling is the largest of the broads and is currently managed by Norfolk Wildlife Trust

    It rents some of its nature reserve from the estate and it's expected they will be one of the contenders to bid for the large area of land when it becomes available.

    The trust tells me it's "exploring all the options."

  5. If a privately-owned Broadland estate isn't for you...

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Earlier we brought you news of a privately-owned Broadland estate that comes on the market next week after more than two centuries in the same family.

    The Hickling Broad Estate will have an asking price of £2.3m, but if you're sights are set higher than this, here's a couple of other properties in Norfolk that could be more suitable for you.


    For a cool £5.1m, a farm on the outskirts of Norwich with more than 360 acres of land is on offer through Rightmove.  

    But if your pockets aren't that deep, Zoopla might be a better option - you'll get a bit of change back from £2.5m with a five bedroomed residence in Brancaster.

    Now where's my lottery ticket...

  6. Moxey: Dancing Ed Balls strictly won't impact on the club

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Lastly, I couldn't leave my opportunity to talk with Canaries chief executive Jez Moxey without touching on Strictly.

    I wondered if he was concerned about fans' reaction to see their chairman Ed Balls dancing on BBC One every Saturday night, particularly if the club aren't doing very well.

    Ed Balls in dark blue suit, against a shimmering background
    Quote Message: The fact that Ed Balls is doing Strictly Come Dancing will not affect what happens inside Carrow Road or on the pitch. If fans want to get annoyed about it, or support him, cheer him on to success, that's up to them - but I don't think his participation is going to affect what we do day in day out." from Jez Moexy Chief executive, Norwich City
    Jez MoexyChief executive, Norwich City
  7. Norwich City: 'We've got a good squad' says chief executive

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    City manager Alex Neil spent a lot of the summer telling us his priority was new strikers and he wanted to sign two during the transfer window. With the transfer deadline passing and no new striker does Jez Moxey feel he's let Neil down?

    "No, Alex is realistic about what we can and can't do... we've bought three attacker players in terms of Canos (pictured), Pritchard and Oliveira. We're very pleased with those signings as we believe it strengthens the team."

    Sergi Canos in action

    I put it to Jez Moxey that last weekend, when we were pretty sure that Oliveira was coming, Alex Neil was still staying he wanted a striker not a forward player, so surely it was a huge blow to him as he'd made it clear this was his priority.  

    Quote Message: All managers want more and more players, if you gave them one, they'd want another... I'm sure the business we've done has strengthened the team - we've got a really good squad that should be able to compete at the top level of the Championship this year." from Jez Moxey Norwich City chief executive
    Jez MoxeyNorwich City chief executive
  8. Naismith 'can do a good job for the team' says Moxey

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    One player linked with a move away from Norwich City is Steven Naismith. The Canaries' striker had been linked with Sunderland.

    When I asked Jez Moxey if he'd turned them down, he told me he wouldn't talk specifically about individual players, adding that Naismith was a Norwich player, bought for a lot of money in January and "we think he can do a very good job for the team."

    Steven Naismith celebrating after scoring his sides fourth goal against Blackburn Rovers in August
  9. Moxey: Inability to offload players hampered new signing deals

    Chris Goreham

    BBC Radio Norfolk sport

    Earlier today, I caught up with Norwich City chief executive Jez Moxey and put to him fans' frustration at the lack of new signings on transfer deadline day.

    Jez Moxey

    He told me the Canaries' business was done prior to that day, "it's always an objective to get your players in beforehand if possible... but on the last day we kept our antennas open in case there was a deal to be done".  

    He admitted they were looking to offload some players but weren't able to do so - and that hampered the club's ability to bring new players in.

  10. Hickling Broad Estate: What's on sale

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    The Hickling Broad Estate, situated on the northern end of the its Norfolk broad, has been in the same ownership since the early 19th Century. 

    It goes on sale next week through Knight Frank - advertised in several lots - with an asking price of £2.3m. 

    Aerial view of the Broad, including boats and buildings

    Lot one, which includes the broad area and immediate surrounding land - together with marshland on its eastern boundary, is leased to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT) on a 21-year lease from 6 April 1991. 

    It will be up to the new owner to decide whether to continue a working relationship with the NWT who have been in occupation since at least 1957.  

    Two thatched boathouses, on the water's edge, with swans and grassland

    A second lot includes the principal access point to the water and the commercial element of the broad. It has a boatyard, boathouses (pictured), moorings, a sailing club, holiday lodges and a thatched cottage which overlooks the water.

    Aerial view of the Broad, with sailing boats

    A further lot is the boathouse site on the western edge of the broad.

  11. Man wanted over rape and false imprisonment

    A man is wanted by police in connection with a number of offences including rape, false imprisonment, wounding, possession of a firearm, threats to kill and theft. 

    John Hewitt

    John Hewitt, 36, formerly of Dickson Road in Blackpool, also has links to Essex, Portsmouth, Wales, Norfolk, Thames Valley, Greater Manchester and London. 

    He is also known to go under the names of John Wilson, Dean McKenzie, John Burton and John Davies.

    Incidents are reported to have taken place between June 2015 and July this year.

  12. Doughnut-mania: Krispy Kreme opens in Norwich

    Long queues in Norwich this morning for the opening of the Krispy Kreme doughtnut outlet in Norwich.

    Some sweet-toothed fans had camped since midnight - and we were rewarded with a gold card, allowing them free doughnuts. 

    Queues for the opening of the store

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    Video caption: Shoppers set up camp to be first in doughnut queue

    For lovers of the sweetened dough treat, you can find the shop in Intu Chapefield. 

  13. Villagers speak of surprise at sale of Hickling Broad Estate

    Andrew Turner

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    I've been to the village of Hickling where local people have said they are surprised Hickling Broad Estate is coming on the market.

    It's sale will have a lot of impact here as a lot of properties and businesses are rented from the estate. The parish council say it's too early for them to comment.

    Nobody is available from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust (NWT), but it's expected they may be one of the contenders to bid for the land and the Broad itself. 

    The trust rents some of its nature reserve from the estate so will have an interest in acquiring more and keeping this area on its tenancy basis.

  14. Thousands expected at Sundown Festival

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    It's taken a year to programme and a year to organise, and now this year's Sundown Festival is ready to begin.

    One of the organisers, Roy Trickett, says the festival at the Norwich Showground has grown every year. A third stage has been introduced, where revellers will be able to see acts such as Goldie and DJ Zinc.

    Sundown Festival website, advertising Stage 3

    More than 40,000 people are expected at the three day event, with 11,000 expected to camp overnight. 

    Mr Trickett says the festival is "good for Norfolk".

    Quote Message: It does help raise the county profile, it's good for tourism and the economy, and a lot of people come from far and wide, as well as the locals." from Roy Trickett Organiser, Sundown Festival
    Roy TrickettOrganiser, Sundown Festival
  15. For sale... if you have a spare £2.3m

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A rare opportunity to own a section of the Broads comes onto the market next week when the privately-owned Hickling Broad Estate comes up for sale.

    The 655 acre site, which is the largest Broad of the 63 that span Norfolk, has been owned by the Mills family since the early part of the 19th Century. It's a world renowned wildlife site and home to most of the UK's population of common cranes. 

    Cranes in flight

    As Tom Knowles, property journalist for The Times newspaper says, it's "incredibly rare for something like this to come on the market... it will be sold across the world so the estate agent expects interest from American and possibly Asian buyers", adding that the family selling it have "conservation in mind.

    If you're interested and have a spare £2.3m, the first advertisement for the property will appear in Country Life magazine next week, through the agents Knight Frank

    If rural life isn't for you, Tom says you could spend the same for a three-bed apartment in the One Nine Elms development near Battersea.

  16. Parents facing long queues for new school uniforms

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    Back now to our story about a shortage of new school uniforms in the county as parents try to prepare the the new term.

    With many parents only able to get the items they need from The Schoolwear Centre in Norwich, a number of them have contacted BBC Radio Norfolk describing it in "chaos".

    Notice on shop window asking for temporary staff

    One customer who needed PE kit for Framlingham Earl High School told us she waited for 90 minutes yesterday, but there were problems with her order and the logo on the PE shirt was missing.

    Another parent, who placed her order at the end of June, walked away after 90 minutes as the queue was too long.

    Gingham school uniforms on display

    But one father described his visit as "fairly painless", although he wouldn't have wanted to queue for much longer than the 16 minutes he and his son had to wait.

    The shop has told us it has problems with its suppliers and cannot guarantee uniforms will be available for the start of term next week.

    Shirts, blouses and scarves on display

    Two of the schools supplied by the store, the Hethersett and Hewett Academies, said although they "believe uniforms are an important part of school life... if there's a problem outside of the parents' control they take a pragmatic approach".

    Quote Message: We'll be working with parents and if they do have a problem, we will urge them to let us know and we wouldn't take any action against the children." from James Goffin Academies spokesman
    James GoffinAcademies spokesman
  17. Householder 'cannot express his views' on his house

    Caroline Kingdon

    BBC Local Live

    A council has explained its reasons for asking a householder to remove a wall painting from his house, which despicts the EU flag with a teardrop.

    Bren Goillon painted the image on his property in Helhoughton, following the Brexit vote.

    Bren Goillon standing by the EU flag painting, with a teardrop in place of one of the stars

    Councillor Sue Arnold, North Norfolk District Council's cabinet member for planning, says they "do understand Mr Goillon feels passionately about the issue of the EU and he has every right to express that".

    She added: "However, the rules governing listed buildings mean he cannot express himself permanently on the side of his house."  

    Quote Message: We do not wish to stop Mr Goillon making his feelings in response to the EU Referendum widely known, it is just that he can’t do it in this way. With this in mind, we have asked him to return the side of his building to its former state.” from Cllr Sue Arnold North Norfolk District Council
    Cllr Sue ArnoldNorth Norfolk District Council
  18. Householder ordered to remove EU flag painting

    Jill Bennett

    BBC Radio Norfolk

    A man who painted the end wall of his house as a European flag to show his disappointment at the EU Referendum result has been ordered to remove it.

    Bren Goillon and his dog, standing by the painted wall

    As reported in the Eastern Daily Press, Bren Goillon, who lives in Helhoughton near Fakenham, painted the design with one of the stars as a teardrop on the Sunday following the Brexit vote.

    Mr Groillon has now had a letter from North Norfolk District Council ordering him to remove it, saying it's an advertisement.