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The family of a woman who died when her car hit a tree have paid a heartfelt tribute to her.

Ed Buscall is the new chairman of the Hastoe Housing Group. Picture: Ian Burt

A Norfolk farmer and former journalist has been appointed as the new chairman of rural

UEA student Christopher Vear from Necton, with his A-Level results, with him is parents Jackie and David Vear. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A student achieved a lifelong dream this week when he began his course at the University of East Anglia despite suffering from a rare degenerative disease.

Police accident sign.

A busy commuter road in Norfolk has now been cleared following an earlier accident.

Stan Hebborn, who has resigned from the county council. Photo: Steve Adams

A senior UK Independence Party (UKIP) figure in Norfolk has spoken of why resigned from the party and the county council.

Norfolk County
Judges from Britain in Bloom UK finals visiting Filby.
Adrian Thompson with judge Roger Burnett.

Picture: James Bass

Shears, trowels and watering cans across East Anglia have been shared across communities over the past year in a bid to plant shrubs and tackle weeds – and also to bring people together.

United Kingdom
Aldiss managing director Paul Clifford is looking forward to the sale. Picture: Chris Bishop

Prices have been cut by up to 70pc across its entire range, as the furnisher clears its warehouse for a major refit.


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Diss Town’s history is steeped in FA Vase tradition – but that will matter not a jot to the side they take on this afternoon.

The ladies of Swaffham Golf Club held their Closed Autumn Meeting, left to right, Di Smith, Ann Curtis, Lu Claridge, Jan Trollope, Nicky Monk, Elma Shedden, Ladies Captain Jeanette Nash, Penny Murray, Anne Tucker, Sheila Hussey & Ann Ewer.

The ladies of Swaffham Golf Club held their closed autumn meeting earlier this month.

Action from Swaffham Town's 4-0 loss to Long Melford at Shoemakers Lane, Billy Russell letting the trigger go. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town were left to rue missed opportunities against Norwich United and Long Melford.

Alex Vincent
Kirkley & Pakefield manager Gaven Tipple.

One of the biggest matches in the history of Kirkley & Pakefield will be held at Walmer Road today, when the Royals attempt to reach the third qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time.

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Robbie Harris, the new first-team boss of Fakenham Town, shows the strain during the Ghosts' weekend defeat. Picture: IAN BURT

Rock-bottom Premier Division outfit Fakenham Town will continue their hunt for a first league win of the season under a new manager.

Norfolk Entertainment

Lesley Storey, president of the Great Yarmouth and District Society of Artists who are holding their annual exhibition at the library.

Picture: James Bass

Surging seas, local landmarks, quirky canvases - and for the first time life drawings - are among colourful works on display at one of Norfolk’s oldest artistic society’s annual exhibition.

The GoGoDragons! Auction event at the Forum. Auctioneer Mike Sarson takes bids for Scorcher. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich’s GoGoDragons! raised an incredible sum of money for children’s charity Break and now the colourful clan is flying off to homes old and new.

Jake Humphrey
Local girl, Amie Howes, 21, as Snow White in this year's Theatre Royal pantomine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It may sound like a fairy tale, but for Amie Howes her dream really has come true.

Emily Yallop One Direction

A little girl is “smiling again” after One Direction answered her father’s plea for help.

Actress Jennifer Ellison who is playing the Wicked Queen in the Theatre Royal panto this year.

Former Brookside star Jennifer Ellison says she is looking forward to spending her time in Norfolk as she plays the wicked queen in this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal panto.


Norfolk Sport

Lynn's Sam Mulready. Picture: Ian Burt

Striker Sam Mulready kept up his hot streak at The Walks by bagging a brace to inspire Lynn to a deserved victory.

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Ben Youngs has urged England to give Australia a “reason to quit” when the World Cup rivals collide at Twickenham this evening.

Jake Speight, left, is no longer a King's Lynn Town player. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Gary Setchell is pleading with King’s Lynn Town’s supporters to keep believing in his drive for development.

Fakenham will be hoping to enjoy only their third victory of the season this afternoon as they prepare for FA Vase action. Picture: TONY MILES

Diss Town’s history is steeped in FA Vase tradition – but that will matter not a jot to the side they take on this afternoon.

Ryhs Logan impressed for Dereham, black and white, during their midweek win over Wroxham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Dereham Town will be hoping to ensure their sweet September continues into October, writes Rene Kendal.


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