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Up to an extra £36m would be needed to provide mental health support for all children and young people who need it in Norfolk, it has been revealed.

A sneak peek into a day in the life at the region’s ambulance service is set to be revealed when it runs its latest 24-hour Twitter-thon.

England Ambulance Service

A mother duck and one of her ducklings are being cared for after they managed to get themselves drenched in engine oil.

Plans to further transform mental health care in west Norfolk have received a £4m boost from a share of money pledged to the NHS in the spring budget.

Michael Scott

Almost a year ago, 93-year-old Hilda Smith made a fleeting comment to her granddaughter about being in the Home Guard during the Second World War. Today, she was presented with a Defence Medal.


Detective work, pirate activities and dolls’ houses are just some of the family-friendly attractions on offer this summer across the county’s museums.

Norfolk County Council

A Norfolk school is in special measures after inspectors raised concerns over bullying, homophobic abuse and pupils’ lack of understanding of radicalisation.

Glen Allott

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Wed, 17:16
Mark Webber

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you its 2017 British Formula 1 Grand Prix rreview.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – went to Silverstone to take in race day at the British Grand Prix, and had the time of their lives.

Lewis Hamilton

Swaffham turned in one of their best performances of the season to see off high-flying Beccles in their latest Norfolk Alliance Division Two encounter.

Thetford Town

Richmond Park Golf Club’s annual Senior Open and charity day was blessed with almost perfect conditions.

The Nowak Trophy was hosted by Connaught Bowls Club at Attleborough.

Charles Newman

Watton and Swaffham Events

Discover East Anglia’s history and heritage with these top 25 historic sites.

British Army

Independent Bookshop Week runs from Saturday, June 24 to Saturday, July 1. Here we look at some of the brilliant bookshops across the county you can visit to celebrate:

United Kingdom

Norfolk Entertainment

A black-hearted swindler, a failed inventor and an East End lad with a heart of gold are just some of the characters in a production being staged by popular north Norfolk amateur dramatics group the Blakeney Players.


Christopher Nolan and his producer wife Emma Thomas realise their dream of immortalising the largest evacuation of allied forces during the Second World War on lustrous 70mm celluloid.

Masters of off-the-cuff improv, the comedy ensemble will take audience suggestions at the Norwich comedy festival and transform them into fantastically funny scenes and songs in the blink of an eye.


With the new Twin Peaks back on our TV screens, this revealing documentary offers a timely look at what helped to shape one of cinema’s most acclaimed and enigmatic directors.


Wondering what to do with the kids during their break? Here’s a look at some of the great events taking place across Norfolk during the first week of the summer holidays.


Norfolk Sport

There is a new name on Links Country Park’s Scratch Trophy – for the first time in seven years.

On the back of my column last week with regards to defining the difference between running and walking pace, I received a number of messages with mixed thoughts about this.


Aegon Summer County Cup action returns to Cromer Tennis Club next week.


Clubs around the region will be taking part in the Great British Tennis Weekend initiative on Saturday and Sunday.


Norfolk have everything to play for going into the final two matches of the Anglian League season.

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