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By Caroline Kingdon

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A silver stud found buried in a village in Norfolk commemorated the quashing of Queen Boudicca's rebellion, an expert says.

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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.

Sundown Festival: Thousands expected at Norfolk Showground event

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). 

Skies Above Britain: TV cameras follow Wildcat Aerobatics team

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.

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
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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."

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.

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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...

A140: Drivers advised to find alternative routes

With queueing traffic in both directions on the A140 Ipswich Road between Long Stratton and Newton Flotman, motorists are advised to find alternative routes.

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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

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."

Jez MoexyChief executive, Norwich City

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
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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.  

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."

Jez MoxeyNorwich City chief executive

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
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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.

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
Knight Frank

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
Knight Frank

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
Knight Frank

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

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
Blackpool Police

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.

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
Krispy Kreme
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. 

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.

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
Sundown Festival

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".

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."

Roy TrickettOrganiser, Sundown Festival

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
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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.

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".

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."

James GoffinAcademies spokesman

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."  

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.”

Cllr Sue ArnoldNorth Norfolk District Council

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. 

Norwich chapel set to showcase Puritan heritage

Network Norfolk

Norwich’s Old Meeting House Congregational Church is making the most of the upcoming Heritage Open Days by staging more events than any other church in the city, hoping to attract 1,000 visitors to the chapel, established by the Puritans in the 17th century.

An illustration of the chapel
Network Norfolk

Supporters cast their vote on City's transfer window

Eastern Daily Press

Not good enough - the back page of today's Eastern Daily Press.

back page of the EDP

£1m cost of claims revealed

Eastern Daily Press

Damage from pot-holes among compensation payouts - the front page of today's Eastern Daily Press.

Front page of EDP

Infant death 'not suspicious'

The death of an infant in Norwich is not believed to be suspicious, Norfolk police say.

Officers were called to an address in Netherwood Green shortly after 13:00 yesterday, following concerns for the welfare of the child. Police and paramedics attended but the infant was pronounced dead at the scene.

The property was was sealed off for initial inquiries, but this was lifted at 20:00. 

A post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death.  Police inquiries continue on behalf of the coroner.

School uniforms may not be available for new term

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

A shop that supplies school uniforms in Norwich says it will be unable to complete all its orders before the start of term next week.

Exterior of The Schoolwear centre shop on Ber Street

The Schoolwear Centre, on Ber Street, which supplies uniforms for more than 60 schools around Norfolk says it's been facing delays of up to four weeks to get the clothing to customers online and by the shop. It now says they cannot guarantee orders will arrive in time for the next school term.

We've had suppliers let us down, we've had to outsource embroidery and it's not coming back to deadlines, and we've had IT problems."

Graeme BirdThe Schoolwear Centre

Sundown Festival goers urged to keep belongings safe

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

Revellers heading to the Sundown Festival are being urged by Norfolk police to make their own personal safety a priority.

Around 40,000 people are expected to attend the festival at the Norwich Showground where headline acts include Jess Glynne and Jason Derulo. Thousands will be camping on the site over the weekend from tonight.

The Sundown Festival website, showing acts who are appearing
Sundown Festival

Police say they want people to have fun and enjoy the acts, but the event does allow criminals to take advantage of people whose guard is down.   

It's important to keep a close eye on personal belongings and not become a victim to thieves... where possible make sure your mobile phone is fitted with a tracking device or app, which can help police locate stolen property."

Ch Insp Nathan ClarkNorfolk Police

Norfolk boy leads Tigers into new rugby season

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

Norfolk's Tom Youngs will captain Leicester Tigers as the new Premiership rugby union season begins this evening. 

The 29-year old will lead Leicester out at Gloucester. 

Tom Youngs
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Youngs' brother Ben is also in the Leicester squad and they're not the only "Norfolk" Tigers - centre George Catchpole from North Walsham and Wymondham's Will Evans are hoping to make an impact for the first team this season. 

King's Lynn Stars give fans something to shout about

Chris Goreham

BBC Radio Norfolk sport

King's Lynn Stars are celebrating their first home win in speedway's Elite League since mid-July. 

The beat Lakeside 48-12 at the Norfolk Arena with Niels-Kristian Iversen scoring 12 points and the returning Nicklas Porsing chipping in with nine. 

Team manager Dale Allitt has been tweeting:

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It's the first time Stars fans have seen their side win at home since 14 July when they beat Leicester.

Friday's weather: Cooler and overcast

Elizabeth Rizzini

BBC Look East weather

It will be cloudy through much of the day, with outbreaks of rain in a few places. There may be some bright spells, particularly at the end of the day, towards western parts.

Top temperature: 19C (66F).

Elizabeth Rizzini has the outlook for the East of England on Friday, 2 September 2016.

Any cloud and rain will clear, leaving a dry night with clear spells, and lows of 12C (54F).

You can get a more detailed forecast from BBC Weather.

Welcome to Norfolk Live

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

Hello and thanks for joining us for Friday's Norfolk Live. We'll be here until 18:00, with the latest updates on what's happening around the county.

We'll have the weather forecast for you shortly - but first we've this photo from one of our west Norfolk Weather Watchers who's had a bit of a wet start to the day:

Puddle on gravel
Andrew McGowan

A drug dealer is jailed for 15 years for the manslaughter of a Norfolk father who bled to death after being stabbed.

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Our coverage today

That's all from the Norfolk Live team today, but we'll be back tomorrow at 08:00.

Among the stories we've covered today are the sentencing of a drug dealer for his part in the death of a Great Yarmouth man, plus the crew of an Indian-registered ship that's been impounded since December are now believed to have been flown home.

In sport, it's believed that former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh has been training with Norwich City ahead of a possible transfer.

Have a good evening.

Memorial service remembering life of coxswain

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

A service of remembrance is to be held tonight, marking the 25th anniversary of the death of one of Norfolk's most respected lifeboat coxswains.

Roland Read, who was known as Benny, died when the rocket he was using to summon crews to launch Caister lifeboat malfunctioned, fatally injuring him. It later emerged the call to the service was a hoax.

Black and white drawing of Benny Read

The current coxswain, Paul Williams (seen here on the left) says 61-year-old Benny taught him all he knows about the sea. Derek George (on the right), secretary of Caister lifeboat, says Benny was very popular along the whole coast, and many will be coming to the memorial service this evening.

It will be held in the lifeboat shed, starting at 19:00.

Derek George, on the right and Paul Williams, coxswain, on the left - both in lifeboat outfirts, holding memorial service leaflets

Death of infant 'unexplained' say police

An infant has died at a house in Norwich this afternoon.

Officers and paramedics were called to Netherwood Green shortly after 13:00, but the child was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is being treated as unexplained, police said.

The property has been sealed off while inquiries are carried out.

Weather: Sunshine this evening but rain by tomorrow

Alex Dolan

BBC Look East weather

It will turn cloudier later, with some showery rain across the north of the region and a low of 12C (53F).


Tomorrow it'll be rather cloudy with the chance of some showery rain, possibly turning heavy at times.

There will be a high temperature of 21C (70F).

More details on the BBC Weather website.

New buses for scenic coastal route

Caroline Kingdon

BBC Local Live

A new fleet of buses are bound for the north Norfolk coastal route.

Stagecoach East has invested nearly £2m in 15 Coasthopper buses to run between King's Lynn and Cromer. The vehicles are fitted with the latest wi-fi technology, USB charging docks and leather seating. 

A Coasthopper bus, in blue and green, with Coasthopper branding
Stagecoach East

Nine of the fleet, which come into operation this month, are the latest fuel-efficient Enviro200 buses, featuring LED lighting and single-decks. 

Managing director Andy Campbell says the investment demonstrates the company's "commitment to passengers and the environment... the fleet represents the very best of the most efficient and environmentally-friendly buses available."

Suffolk drug dealer 'took leading role' in killing of Great Yarmouth man

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

The defence barrister of a drug dealer who's been sentenced for his part in the killing of a Great Yarmouth man who bled to death from stab wounds, had made the case for a lesser sentence.

Steven Perian argued that at no time during the incident had his client, Tevin Birmingham, wielded the knife. 

He also reminded Norwich Crown Court that 21-year-old Birmingham, from Spring Road, Ipswich, had asked his 18-year-old accomplice, Warren Ricardo Blake, to put the knife away.

Tevin Birmingham, in grey sweat top, and a purple bandana around his head
Norfolk Police

Passing sentence Judge Stephen Holt told Birmingham that it was "quite clear you were fully aware and in joint possession of that knife... it's clear you were the leader of the two and older. You took the leading role. Blake looked up to you."

Blake, of south London, was found guilty of murder in June and sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Drug dealer sentenced following conviction for manslaughter

Mariam Issimdar

BBC Local Live

A drug dealer has been jailed term for his part in the killing of a Great Yarmouth father who was stabbed to death.

Tevin Birmingham, 21, of Spring Road, Ipswich, was sentenced at Norwich Crown Court today to 15 years in custody to serve a minimum of 10, with a further five years on licence for manslaughter and 30 months concurrent to supply class A drugs. 

His victim, Andrew McGowan, 33, (pictured) bled to death in a flat in Dickens Court, Great Yarmouth, on 14 November 2015 from stab wounds. 

Andrew McGowan
Norfolk Police

Birmingham, who was convicted of manslaughter in June, appeared via a video link from HMP Norwich, speaking only to confirm his name. 

His accomplice, Warren Ricardo Blake, 18, of Thorncliffe Road, south London, was found guilty of murder in June and is serving 17 years in jail.

Malaviya Twenty: MCA say impounded ship is still detained

Andrew Turner

BBC Radio Norfolk

We've now heard from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) who tell us it understands that all crew on board the Malaviya Twenty supply ship, that has been impounded in Great Yarmouth since December, have "been paid their wages up until July 2016".

The MCA added: "All payments are now up to date, except for the master and another officer, whose wages are still owed for January and February.

"Some crew changes have taken place at Great Yarmouth and those crew members leaving were all fully paid and repatriated at the company's expense. Crew wages for August are due for payment by 15 September.

"The vessel, which supplies the southern North Sea gas field, will only be released from detention when an MCA surveyor is satisfied that all the grounds for detention have been dealt with."

Malaviya Twenty: Crew grew vegetables on deck for food

Andrew Turner

BBC Radio Norfolk

I've been aboard the Indian-owned ship that has been impounded in Great Yarmouth since the end of 2015.

Its 12-strong crew had been going without wages, making it difficult for them and for their families back home. Across the deck I can see tubs and barrels cut in half, filled with soil and vegetables, and pots of flowers. 

Blue containers growing vegetables on the deck of the vessel

Port chaplain and welfare officer Peter Paine told me these were kept hidden when he paid welfare checks and the crew didn't say how bad conditions were. All that kept them going, he says, was the internet they had on board.

The crew has now been paid and repatriated back home and a new crew of people - some who have been with the company for 20 years is now on board. Peter tells me the larder is now well stocked with provisions.

Port chaplain Peter Paine standing on dock, with Malaviya Twenty behind him