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Fri, 17:44
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Police have appealed for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Watton

A woman fought off a would-be mugger after he tried to steal her handbag on a pavement in Watton.

Window collapse at Oxborough Hall.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Experts are still investigating why tonnes of masonry collapsed into the courtyard of the 15th Century moated manor house, near Swaffham, last Thursday night.

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GCSE results at Sprowston High School. Kelsey Andrews, left, who celebrated her birthday as well as her exam results with Alice Trett. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

GCSE results in Norfolk and Suffolk have gone up, as schools across the counties reported improvements on last year’s figures.

Students checking their GSCE results at Alderman Peel High School, Wells. Picture: Ian Burt

Head teachers praised the achievements and efforts of students in Fakenham, Wells, Dereham, Reepham, Litcham, Watton and Swaffham.

Keep up to date with the latest GCSE exam results with our live map

Our live GCSE results map will show how schools across Norfolk have performed in GCSE exams compared to previous years.

Abellio have been awarded the franchise for the east's rail services. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Abellio has been confirmed by the Department for Transport as the operator of the new East Anglian rail franchise, which will commence on the 16th October 2016.

United Kingdom

A road has reopened fully after an accident involving a car and a van.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Fri, 15:32
Wayne Anderson
Jack Barber, left, in action for Fakenham Town on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

The players of Fakenham Town have another chance to secure their Clipbush Park future as Wayne Anderson prepares to wield the axe.

Elmham'’s Olly Hall on his way to 20 to go with his 4-51 bowling stint. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout
Damian Hilton will be back in the dugout as Wroxham look to start a FA Cup adventure. Picture: WROXHAM FC

Wroxham, Dereham Town and Norwich United will be aiming to ensure Norfolk enjoys a far happier FA Cup return this afternoon.

Damian Hilton
Joint Yarmouth bosses Adam Mason, front, and Martyn Sinclair. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Great Yarmouth Town have their own Norfolk-Suffolk rivalry to sort out this afternoon when the Bloaters head to Ipswich Wanderers looking for their second win of the season.

Thetford Town

Ben Squire defies the odds at Cadwell Park

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Watton racer Ben Squire, pictured with new baby Zach, enjoyed a successful weekend at Cadwell Park in the No Limits Racing Series.

Watton racer Ben Squire was expecting little from his trip to Cadwell.

Norfolk Entertainment

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School. Pictured is conductor Steven Bell.

From Jurassic Park to ET, the magical music of film composer John Williams enchanted film fans at a special open air concert.

Norfolk
Theatre Royal Open Day 2016,
Kate Tully, Abi Williams, Samuel Pochin.

From stepping out on the stage to taking a look at the dressing rooms, people of all ages had fun exploring Norwich Theatre Royal during the venue’s annual open day.

Norwich
Asylum art exhibition at The Undercroft, Norwich. Artist and curator Gennadiy Ivanov with some of his work.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

An innovative exhibition in Norwich is using art to explore ideas around asylum amd migration.

Norwich
Is this Norwich's youngest busker? 11-year-old Jack Goodacre, performing in Norwich with his dad Tim.

Shoppers in the city centre couldn’t help but stop and listen as young Jack Goodacre took to the streets of Norwich today to perform some of his favourite songs, but little did they know, they were seeing a superstar in the making.

ITV
Storyboards for the opening sequence of The Titan's Eagle. Photo: Matthew Stogdon

An Independent filmmaker from Norwich is asking the public for help in bringing his latest short film, about a 17th century alchemist who gets caught in a time loop, to life.

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Linnets chairman Stephen Cleeve watches on. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town will face up to their nightmare away days to try and avoid another horror show on the road.

Lynn Town
Jake Reed, middle, was back among the goals for the Blues in midweek. Picture: JAMES BASS

‘There’s plenty more where that came from’ – that’s Ady Gallagher’s message after Jake Reed grabbed his first goal of the season in Lowestoft Town’s win at Billericay.

Ryman League
Norwich United player Lee Mason, right, in action during his side's FA Cup defeat to Histon. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United will attempt to avoid an FA Cup hangover when they return to league action.

Matt Blake
Wroxham will be hoping they're on the ball this afternoon.

After going out of the FA Cup to lower-level Deeping Rangers, Wroxham boss Damian Hilton will be looking for a much-improved performance from his side in Essex, writes Adrian Gowling.

Damian Hilton
Dereham Town's Danny Beaumont back in 2013. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town’s aim of avoiding a slow start to the campaign will be put to the test at Tilbury.

Wisbech Town

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