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People fear their town is “dying” after it was announced that one of its two banks is closing.

Norwich City has hinted that more stars of the music world could soon be heading to Carrow Road, after a licensing bid was submitted.

Norwich City Council

EDP winners choose the name for zoo’s sea lion pup

Work to improve the Buttercross in Swaffham will modernise the town centre and bring it into the 21st century, the town council clerk has said.

Swaffham Town Council

In the latest of our profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, SERENA CARTER explains how a busy barbecue season has made for a hectic first few months as an apprentice butcher.

The Mayor of Watton has praised the community spirit of the town after her charity ball raised more than £4,000.


Proposals which would see all but seven of Norfolk’s children’s centres close have been attacked by two of the county’s MPs.

Clive Lewis

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Friday, September 14, 2018

Swaffham’s Nick Cains underlined his reputation as one of the region’s most promising young players with his second pro-am victory in four days.

Diss Town failed to build on a dream start as they suffered a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of near neighbours Debenham LC in Division One North of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Ryan Pearson

Swaffham Town turned in another solid all-round performance to secure three well-deserved points in Division One North of the Thurlow Nunn League.

Kyle Plumb

A goal in added time clinched the three points and the bragging rights for Swaffham Town in their Friday night derby against King’s Lynn Reserves at Shoemakers Lane.

Korben Willis

Ashmanhaugh and Barton Wanderers and Martham lifted the silverware on a big day for the Mid Norfolk Sunday League at Sprowston on Bank Holiday Monday.

Ashmanhaugh Wanderers

Watton and Swaffham Events

Captain Mainwaring and his platoon will be heading for Swaffham this Saturday.

England’s biggest festival of heritage and culture returns for its second weekend with free events taking place across Norfolk.

United Kingdom

Discover one of Norfolk’s loveliest hidden castles and a great place to take the family - Castle Acre near Swaffham.


Nothing says fast food like the iconic chain restaurant McDonald’s, but how does the American giant rank in Norfolk?


Follow the food fans in the know to a corner of Norfolk where the very best of the county is being showcased at an annual show which is a must for those who love the very best produce from North Norfolk. Here’s what you can look forward to at 2018’s North Norfolk Food Festival.


Norfolk Entertainment

Six books on the shortlist. Here’s all the gen about who, what why, where, when and how


Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different


Against The Current played to a lively crowd at The Waterfront last night (September 19), supported by Australian band The Faim.


Live music is set to return to Carrow Road next year with a chart-topping act set to be revealed on Friday.

Celebrations are underway to mark the 40th anniversary of the North Norfolk Local Group of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norfolk Sport

Swaffham’s Nick Cains underlined his reputation as one of the region’s most promising young players with his second pro-am victory in four days.

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