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Ellena Lond-Caulk, 9, a ballet dancer from Caston, is performing in a professional production of The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Ben Garner.

A nine-year-old ballerina is set for the spotlight in her first professional dance production.

Christian Motta from Grosvenor Fish Bar in Norwich which has done well out of TripAdvisor. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

For many, it is the first point of call when booking a holiday or meal out – but with little regulation, and 350 million visitors a month, review website TripAdvisor often leaves businesses divided. Tourism correspondent Lauren Cope looks at how it affects Norfolk’s hotels and restaurants.

Lauren Cope
Watton town mayor Beryl Bunning and Keith Gilbert. Picture: Ian Burt

Wish you were in a position to make a difference in your town? For Watton residents, that chance has come.

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Watton's town sign on the High street.
Photographer: Graham Corney

The Wayland Partnership Development Trust is kick-starting a new community project after scoring funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Watton
Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

A district is in the middle of a housing bonanza as applications for more than 700 new homes could be approved by its council.

Nigel Wilkin
How well do you know your Norfolk Broads? Take our photo quiz below to find out. 

Pictures by Mike Page.

Norfolk has more than 120 miles of navigable waterways throughout the county, but how well do you know the Norfolk Broads? Take our photo quiz to find out.

Quiz
Kenneth Bush Solicitors is supporting the Excel Appeal. Names left to right: Sarah Fiddy, Eike Warren, Julie Easter (Head of Private Client Department), Louise Dobie & Kirsten Wheeler.

A legal firm is encouraging people to make wills in exchange for a donation to a hospital’s fundraising campaign.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Yesterday, 17:30
Neil Powley.

Swaffham kickboxing academy travelled to Debenham for the Suffolk Showdown 4 held by CKA, with three students competing.

MCCA Unicorns Knockout Trophy. Norfolk (batting) vs Cumberland at Fakenham Cricket Club. At the crease is Lewis Denmark. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk fluffed their lines at Highfield Lawn as they squandered the chance to win their Minor Counties Unicorns Knockout Trophy group.

Thetford Town boss Danny White, right, is celebrating a relegation reprieve. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

Even Thurlow Nunn League officials were surprised that Thetford Town received a relegation reprieve, writes Gavin Caney.

Premier Division
The EAPL table is starting to take shape.

Overseas star Chad Bowes finally made his first appearance of the season for struggling Fakenham on Saturday – and what a difference he made!

Alex Vincent
Snettisham continue to be the Norfolk League's early top-flight pacesetters. Picture: SUBMITTED

Great Yarmouth eased to a comfortable win against Denver in Division One of the Norfolk League.

Tim Porter

Watton and Swaffham Events

The sun high in the sky at Hunstanton beach. Picture: Matthew Usher

You know you’ve made the most of our county when you’ve ticked off at least three quarters of our 50 quintessential Norfolk experiences.

Norfolk Entertainment

Norfolk and Norwich Festival' N sculptures at The Forum. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY.

The Ensemble Mirage - Matthew Scott (clarinet), Julia Pusker (violin), Cecilia Bignall (cello) and Alexandra Vaduva (piano) - displayed skill and versatility in the three works they chose for their Royal Academy recital.

Norwich
Magical fun at the Fairy Fair, just some of the events this half term

It’s May Bank Holiday and the schools are out again, but feat not, there is something to appeal to everyone and keep the kids happy this half-term. SIMON PARKIN highlights some events and fun for all the family.

Norwich
Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Events: Fairy Fair at Sennowe Park, Medieval Re-enactment at Castle Rising Castle and Houghton International Horse Trials. (L-R)

Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across Norfolk on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

NNF16. Building Conversation. Photo: Willem Weemhoff.

The art of conversation takes centre stage in an event coming to Norfolk and Norwich Festival this weekend.

Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

Europe

Norfolk Sport

Alfie Hewett in action fro Great Britain at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Tokyo. Picture: Akira Ando

Alfie Hewett has again impressed for Great Britain in Japan but was unable to prevent a defeat to the host nation at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup.

Turkey
Will it be a thumbs up from Gary Setchell? Picture: IAN BURT

First-team manager Gary Setchell will meet his new boss for the first time tonight to thrash out plans for King’s Lynn Town’s future.

Gary Setchell
Stephen Cleeve is the new owner of King's Lynn Town Football Club. Picture: Ian Burt

New owner Stephen Cleeve insists he is the man to help catapult King’s Lynn Town into the big time.

Gary Setchell
Buster Chapman was all smiles at The Walks yesterday. Picture: IAN BURT

Buster Chapman admitted a weight had been lifted off his shoulders after turning his back on football.

Lynn Town
Rossi Jarvis, left, and Shaun Bammant are among five players to commit their futures to Lowestoft Town. 

Picture: James Bass

Five players have committed their future to Lowestoft Town ahead of the club’s return to the Ryman League, including skipper Rossi Jarvis.

Ryman League

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