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Norfolk and Suffolk firefighters have been assaulted 37 times since 2010

Firefighters in Norfolk and Suffolk have been verbally abused, had objects thrown at them, been harassed and physically assaulted nearly 40 times in the last five years, figures have revealed.

Canon Stuart Nairn at St Mary the Virgin Church, near Narborough, which has has lead stolen from the roof again, after just being repaired. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Church leaders are calling for extra vigilance as lead thieves target Norfolk’s historic buildings yet again.

Norwich
The church of St Mary the Virgin at Narford.  Photo: John Hocknell

Lead thieves have struck yet again at a village church which was targeted last summer.

Laser speed gun's view of motorists on the A47 dual carriageway Acle bypass
Photo: Bill Smith

Police caught 11 drivers speeding at more than 90mph on the A47 on Friday evening, with one motorist topping 125mph.

David Dimbleby  Photo:  Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

The five leaders not in government will debate each other on the BBC

Nigel Duncan, STG Aerospace’s chief executive.

A Norfolk-based company which develops lighting technology for aircrafts has secured its presence in the Chinese market by setting up an enterprise in Shanghai.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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Premier Division

There are no promotion play-offs in the Thurlow Nunn League – but the final round of matches in Division One has thrown up a mouth-watering winner-takes-all showdown with a place in the top flight at stake.

Cycling Club Breckland riders in the Wolsey Road Club promoted 25- mile time trial near Wortwell, Mark Fairhead. Picture: Steve Rush

Six Cycling Club Breckland riders took part in the Wolsey Road Club promoted 25-mile time trial on the B20/50 course near Wortwell, Bungay.

Action from Swaffham Town Reserves' 1-0 loss at Easton (red), Aaron Marsh challenging as skipper and player-manager Daren Hockton looks on. Picture: Eddie Deane

Promotion to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division has been secured by Swaffham Town after a timely return to form.

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Great Yarmouth Town FC V Debenham at the Wellesley in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Swaffham Town and Long Melford are celebrating after gaining promotion to the Premier Division.

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Action from Swaffham Town's 1-1 draw with Stowmarket (red) at Shoemakers Lane, Jack Redhead just short of connecting to steal a Swaffham goal. Picture: Eddie Deane

With the Premier Division title already wrapped up for Norwich United, attentions turn to the battle for the First Division crown.

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Watton and Swaffham Events

Diana Brocklebank Scott preparing for Plant Lovers Day at Creake Abbey, North Creake. Picture: Ian Burt

An event that is fast becoming known as Norfolk’s answer to the Chelsea Flower Show is back at the end of next month.

Norfolk Entertainment

In Here Festival, Lorraine & Alan. Picture: Paul Blakemore

A Celtic myth - telling the tale of a tour guide’s unusual encounter on a beach - has been given a Norfolk twist as part of an upcoming new arts festival.

Great Yarmouth
People queueing up outside Open in Norwich for Radio 1 Big Weekend Academy tickets.

People hoping to bag one of the 7,000 free tickets for a week-long programme of workshops in Norwich with bands including the Maccabees are queueing outside Open in Norwich today.

Norwich
Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green, Glasgow. Photo: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire.

Anger has erupted after it emerged that tickets to see the likes of the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Muse and Sam Smith at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich were being offered online for hundreds of pounds.

United Kingdom
Artist John Stokes, front centre, with his Shakespeare inspired GoGoDragon called GoGoMadder at the Maddermarket Theatre. With him are from left, front, Peter Beck, joint creative director, and Cleopatra, played by Rebecca Aldred. Back, Susan Seddon, chairman of the Maddermarket Theatre Trust; Stash Kirkbride, joint creative director; and Anthony, played by Jonothan Redding. 
Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Norwich theatre has revealed a special tribute to Shakespeare in the anniversary week of the great playwright’s birth.

Norwich
Norfolk Scouts unveil their GoGoDragon! Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Norfolk Scouts have been having fun welcoming a new member into their community - their GoGoDragon! called Bajestic.

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Norfolk Sport

King's Lynn Stars in action.

Live updates of this evening’s World Speedway League meeting from Poland as King’s Lynn Stars face Gorzow, Holsted and Vetlanda.

Vanarama Conference North football action between Lowestoft Town and Barrow.
 Lowestoft Town joint managers Micky Chapman (right) and Ady Gallagher. Picture: Nick Butcher

The final match of club legend Micky Chapman’s reign finished in defeat for Lowestoft Town – but ended in high spirits after a late rally to give the visitors a real scare.

Micky Chapman
Action from Great Yarmouth shock 3-0 home defeat to Debenham last weekend. Picture: James Bass

There are no promotion play-offs in the Thurlow Nunn League – but the final round of matches in Division One has thrown up a mouth-watering winner-takes-all showdown with a place in the top flight at stake.

Premier Division
Wroxham manager Stewart Larter. Picture: Steve Adams

Wroxham will be playing just for pride today when they take on rock-bottom Burnham Ramblers in their final game.

Stars' boss Rob Lyon with Robins' manager Alun Rossiter. Picture: Ian Burt

During his 10 years in charge of Norfolk’s beloved speedway outfit, Rob Lyon thought he had seen everything.

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