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Speed lovers had a crash course in wet weather conditions at a charity event which gave them a chance to get in the cockpit of some top cars and get on the grid.

Persistent rain has been falling across Norfolk today

Emergency services are being called out to a catalogue of flooded roads tonight because of heavy rain across the region.

Paul Smyth, Norfolk County councillor.

A serving Norfolk County councillor has been chosen as UKIP’s prospective parliamentary candidate for South West Norfolk.

Joint working cuts anti-social behaviour

Friday, November 21, 2014
Woman assaulted in street

Joint working has led to a 10 per cent drop in anti-social behaviour, according to a district council and Norfolk Police.

Stan Hebborn has been elected to Watton Town Council. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Two UK Independence Party candidates have been elected to Watton Town Council.

Deputy Parish Chair Ed Buscall and Parish Chair Debbie Harris on the possible new school footpath. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A community has raised concerns over safety after it was revealed children as young as four could be forced to walk nearly four miles a day to get to and from school if a bus service is scrapped.

Swaffham Town centre. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Businesses, councils and the public are being asked to help shape Breckland over the next 26 years.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Swaffham Town swept to an impressive victory over Woodbridge Town to move up to second place in the Thurlow Nunn First Division.

Jay Penfold.

Swaffham’s Jay Penfold has a day out at the famous West Course at Wentworth to look forward to after becoming the Golf Days UK Norfolk Tour Champion for 2014.

Action from Watton United's 2-0 win against Corton Seltic in the CS Morley Cup.

Watton United progressed from round three of the CS Morley Cup with a 2-0 home win against Corton Seltic.

Action from Swaffham Town's 2-1 home win against March Town United, Matthew Castellan tries to get a shot away from a scramble following Jack Redhead's corner. Picture: Eddie Deane

Winning ways have returned for Swaffham Town after ending a fortnight wait to get back to league action in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties First Division.

Norwich United striker Matt Blake. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich United show no signs of giving up top spot during their 7-0 demolition of Ely City.

Watton and Swaffham Events

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Last night she made it to Blackpool for the next round of Strictly Come Dancing (just!) but Caroline Flack says that what she is really looking forward to is Christmas in Norwich.

Norfolk Entertainment

The Garage shows for spring 2015: I Need A Doctor: The Whosical.

New writing, theatre, dance and more is in store for audiences in the New Year at Norwich arts venue The Garage.

Irko Tchakut will be selling fresh olives from Greece at the European Food and Craft Fair

From Belgian chocolates to Transylvanian glass, the flavour and feel of the continent comes to four Norfolk market towns over the next few weeks as they are transformed into bustling European market places.

Festive feat pix 20/11/14

Injest some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. SIMON PARKIN has a guide to the best places for gifts and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Sarah Perry - Winner of the 2014 East Anglian Book Awards.

The annual celebration of the best new East Anglian books took place last night at an awards ceremony in Norwich.

Norfolk Sport

A season of beauty for Mercedes should get a fitting climax in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

When things come to a head in F1, there is nothing quite like it – and no, this isn’t about all those financial issues and forthcoming discussions. Those can wait, at least in terms of column inches.

Ricci Butler will take his Great Yarmouth Town side to Hullbridge Sports in the third round of the FA Vase.

Both of the region’s FA Vase representatives have been given tough away ties in the competition after the third round draw was made on Monday afternoon.

Larking Gowen: City of Norwich Half Marathon 2014 at the Norfolk Showground.

Picture: James Bass

The wet and muddy conditions failed to deter a field of more than 2,000 taking to the start line for Sunday’s City of Norwich Half Marathon.

Larking Gowen: City of Norwich Half Marathon 2014 at the Norfolk Showground.

Mens winners.
(L TO R) Glen Watts (2nd)  Dan Watts (1st) and Kojo Kyereme (3rd)

Picture: James Bass

Twins Dan and Glen Watts turned the 30th City of Norwich Half Marathon into a brotherly battle for bragging rights.

Lowestoft Town v North Ferriby United at Crown Meadow.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town always knew there were going to be days like these in the Conference North.

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