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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Firefighters cut a person free from a car after it overturned this morning.

PA NEWS PHOTO 14/8/92; THE SCALES OF JUSTICE ON TOP OF THE OLD BAILEY IN LONDON

A woman walking in woods in Swaffham was left traumatised after she was approached by a drunken man in a car who attempted to sexually assault her, a court heard.

Swaffham
The existing Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm off north Norfolk. Work has started on the nearby Dudgeon windfarm off Cromer -  but on land to begin with.  Picture: Ian Burt

Work has begun on the onshore cabling which will connect a new Norfolk offshore wind farm to the National Grid.

Stuart Baker, right, and Malcolm Tuff of Hughes in the new Swaffham store.

Retailer Hughes Electrical has strengthened its position in a Norfolk market town by snapping up a rival business.

Swaffham
Russells International Circus at Beeston Regis,

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A popular touring circus troupe starring Norfolk and international acrobats will be touring around the county next week.

The Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

A town will see a potential £1.2m redevelopment to its sports centre after a school’s successful funding bid.

Swaffham
The EDP Stars of Norfolk awards. Winners of the Team of the Year Award from BEAT, presented by Tom Fitzpatrick, left, and a special gift presented by Sheila Oxtoby, right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Do you know someone who selflessly spends their time helping others, or who has shown remarkable bravery in the face of adversity?

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Wayne Anderson

The players of Fakenham Town are determined to make Wayne Anderson’s Ghosts’ swansong a winning one.

rugby

Norfolk has a new rugby league team to call its own after the Breckland Spartans were formed.

Dylan Edge was on target for Swaffham. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town assumed full control of the Thurlow Nunn First Division title race last night.

Paul Hunt
Jamie Buhlemann and Ben Harris first to the ball for Swaffham Town Reserves during their 3-0 victory over Brandon Town at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane

An emphatic victory on a bitterly cold afternoon in Leiston sent Swaffham Town to the top of the Thurlow Nunn First Division table.

Alex Vincent
Paul Cook (right) fired Norwich United into the Thurlow Nunn League Cup final in midweek. Picture by Daniel Hambury/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich United will take a big step towards the Premier Division title if they emerge victorious from this afternoon’s top-of-the-table clash with Godmanchester.

Paul Hunt

Watton and Swaffham Events

The filming of The Goob at Necton Diner. Picture: Ian Burt

An award-winning film shot in Norfolk is to have a cinema premiere in Norwich.

Norfolk Entertainment

Giant inflatable on Carrow Road as part of Saturday Night Takeaway

Passersby may have been confused as they walked by Carrow Road last night.

Norwich
Woman in Green (c1909) by Henri Matisse.

A stunning collection of works by some of the world’s greatest artists is heading for Norwich next month in the most spectacular art show ever seen in the region.

Norwich
Matt Tedford in Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho

Mirror balls, muscular men in short-cropped jeans, and, er, the Iron Lady? It might not be an obvious combination but this show is an exuberant delight.

East Norfolk Operatic Society members Glenn Hewitt, Keith Drinkwater, Isobel Rice and Colin Wilson who have to move out of the existing barn where they store and make the sets for their productions.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

From a ship on the high seas to a Japanese village, a Norfolk operatic group has transported its audiences to all sorts of destinations through its clever and imaginative set building.

Norwich

Cinderella (U)

Friday, March 27, 2015
Film review pix 26/2/15

Slavishly adapted from Disney’s classic 1950 animated musical, Kenneth Branagh’s live action version of the fairy-tale romance doesn’t skimp on the period detail.

Norfolk Sport

Basketball

CWA Fury roared into the National League Division Four play-off semi-finals by stunning much-fancied Brunel University Ducks at Lynnsport.

Action from King's Lynn Town v Blyth Spartans - Lynn lose again 3-1. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Lynn more than played their part in a cracking encounter but it still wasn’t enough to end a three-month search for a home victory.

Lee Stevenson celebrates scoring for the 'old' Lynn in 2004. Picture: IAN BURT

Classy midfielder Lee Stevenson’s return to The Walks has been met with approval by King’s Lynn Town fans.

Micky Chapman

Lowestoft Town joint boss Micky Chapman admits no-one at the club will relax until they are mathematically certain of Conference North football next season.

Stephen Harvey, grounded, in action for Fakenham Town. Picture: TONY MILES

The players of Fakenham Town are determined to make Wayne Anderson’s Ghosts’ swansong a winning one.

Wayne Anderson

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