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Saturday, December 20, 2014

A crash between a van and a car on a main road in Swaffham caused delays.

Pupils from Wayland Academy get behind Caroline Flack for winning Strictly Come Dancing. Pictures: Matthew Usher.

It is not every day you see a former pupil dancing their way through Saturday night prime time.

The scene of the crash on the A47 slip road at Thickthorn roundabout. Photo: Bill Smith

A promising young Norfolk student who suffered permanent brain damage in an A47 crash could be set to receive millions of pounds in compensation.

Swaffham Town Centre. Picture taken from the top window of Swaffham Museum.
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Plans for a major celebration to mark 800 years of a historic market have been revealed.

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Songwriter Tom Odell is the latest act to be announced for next year’s Thetford Forest gig line-up.

Greater Anglia train on the Norwich to Cambridge route via Ely. (Class 170). Photo: Bill Smith

They are journeys that hundreds of thousands of people across East Angliia make every year as they commute to work, travel to meet loved ones or enjoy excursions out.

Litcham school pupils are heading to the USA after winning a national quiz competition. Pictured (from left) Madeleine Ridout, Sam Barker, Eleanor Hebden and Amelia Platt. Picture: Ian Burt

Like many literary tales this one starts out with our heroes not quite knowing what is in store for them and ending up with the world at their feet.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Swaffham’s swashbuckling comeback fell just short at home against Wymondham, ending in a 32-31 defeat in Greene King IPA Eastern Counties One.

Ashley St John chipping the keeper during Swaffham Reserves' 2-2 draw with Yelverton at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane

A young Swaffham Town squad proved too strong for AFC Sudbury Reserves, to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Action from Watton United's 4-0 win at Sprowston Athletic Reserves.

Free-scoring Watton United’s incredible form continued with a 4-0 victory at struggling Sprowston Athletic Reserves.

Swaffham Golf Club ladies' section's Presentation Day 2014.

On Wednesday the ladies of Swaffham Golf Club held their annual presentation day.

Matthew Castellan heads over from close range in Swaffham Town's 1-0 defeat to Saffron Walden at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane

League leaders Saffron Walden rode their luck to beat Swaffham Town at Shoemakers Lane.

Watton and Swaffham Events

Norfolk's Caroline Flack is competing in the Strictly Come Dancing final this weekend. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

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Thousands of Norfolk viewers will be rooting for Thetford-born Caroline Flack when she appears in the Strictly Come Dancing final.

Maddermarket Theatre's Christmas show The Borrowers. Pictured left to right Fionna Monk ( Arrietty ), Oskar Schmidt-Hansen ( the Boy ) and Liam Arnolds ( Spiller ).

An alternative to panto, the Maddermarket Theatre’s Christmas production is an adaptation of The Borrowers, there is a special festive Red Card Comedy night, Syd Lawrence Orchestra swing into the season with Mistletoe & Miller, there is a magical festive story inspired by Russian folktale and a production of Dickens’ Great Expectations in Holkham’s Marble Hall. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Norfolk Entertainment

Peter Pan at Norwich Theatre Royal

Panto is a triumph – Oh yes it is!

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack on the live show of Strictly Come Dancing. Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire.

As Norfolk’s very own dancing queen, Caroline Flack, was crowned the 2014 Strictly Come Dancing champion, there could have been nobody more proud in the studio audience than her mum, Chris, and her two sisters, Jody and Lizzie.

Joint creative directors, Stash Kirkbride, left, and Peter Beck in Maddermarket Theatre's bar area which has been refurbished. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It has been part of Norwich’s arts scene for about a century, and in the New Year the Maddermarket Theatre is set to relaunch with a brand new look.

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack, winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.  Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire.

TV presenter Caroline Flack has said she cannot lift her head “let alone the glitterball” the morning after the night she was crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion.

The large ocean tank at the Sealife Centre has been given a repaint. Darren Norris painting the model of a diver.  Picture: James Bass

Its cavernous insides are home to some of the world’s most mesmerising marine life who are among the star attractions on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

Norfolk Sport

Laurence Austin sets up a Norwich attack. Picture: ANDY MICKLETHWAITE.

Norwich’s poor run of form continued as they lost a game which they seemed to have the upper hand in just after half-time.

Action from King's Lynn Town v Ramsbottom United - Lynn's Michael Frew celebrates scoring the equaliser. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King’s Lynn Town striker Michael Frew has set a double-figure festive points return target after firing the Linnets to their first win since the end of October.

North Walsham on the front foot during Saturday's triumph over Ipswich. Picture: HYWEL JONES

North Walsham ended 2014 on a high, comprehensively demolishing lowly Ipswich.

Norwich Utd V Wivenhoe Town. Ben Thompson.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich United’s grip on the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division shows no signs of weakening.

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