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A paintsprayer whose actions might have saved a whole school from going up in flames is the toast of his workmates after being praised for his speedy actions.

Wasteland which borders the Blenheim Grange estate on the outskirts of Watton. This is where parents say their children are forced to play. Pictured, from left, Phil Sampher, Emma Cockman, Mike Wormall, Kristina Ireland and Jorden Leverton. Pictures: IAN BURT

A residents association is in good spirits after the latest developer to apply to build houses on their Carbrooke estate pledged to provide a community centre too.

Cyclist and kayaker Richard Brooks is taking on two sporting challenges for charity, rasing money for Macmillan Cancer Support and the SImpsons Memory Box Appeal. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A Necton sports enthusiast is pushing himself to the limit in his kayak and on his bicycle in memory of his best friend.

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1st Sculthorpe Scouts at a Jamboree at Sennowe Park, Guist.

Date -- 10 August 1960

Photograph -- c10194

It sounds like the sort of quest that would merit its own activity badge.

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Can you name the 10 cars in our photo quiz?

Following the news that Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan is to join the new Top Gear team, we want to test your motoring knowledge.

The damage at Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham. Photo: Matt Usher

A neighbour’s early morning call to the fire service after smelling burning coming from the Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham could have saved the whole building from going up in flames.

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John Sutton celebrating his 70th birthday with friends at Bishop Herbert House.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Friends gathered to celebrate a local historian’s 70th birthday.

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John Edridge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United will be hoping it’s business as usual when they welcome Godmanchester Rovers.

Action from Swaffham Town Reserves' 3-3 draw with Buxton at Shoemakers Lane, Luke Reed fires goalward. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town return to action at FC Clacton on Saturday, as they look to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

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Action from Swaffham Town Reserves against Loddon United Reserves (blue) at Shoemakers Lane, James Thompson determined to be first to the ball. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town drew 2-2 at fifth-placed Long Melford to take a deserved point back to Shoemakers Lane in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

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Action from Swaffham Town's 3-1 home win over Brantham Athletic (blue) at Shoemakers Lane, Joe Jacksopn releasing the trigger. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town got back to winning ways with a healthy 3-1 home victory over Brantham Athletic in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

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Robbie Harris in action for Fakenham Town earlier this season. Picture: TONY MILES

Robbie Harris is desperate for Fakenham Town to hand him the perfect parting gift.

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Watton and Swaffham Events

Sheringham Scira Viking Festival.

Photo by Mark Bullimore

What is it really half-term already? Yes, it seems like only yesterday they went back after Christmas but the schools are out again. Fear not though, SIMON PARKIN has plenty of ideas for events and activities to keep the kids happy.

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Would you believe that a Norfolk field could look like a North Korean paddy field? Copyright 2002 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation.
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The Dad’s Army film is set for its London premiere tonight and although the film was shot in Bridlington, the original TV series was filmed in Thetford.

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Sleepless in Seattle

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

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Sheringham Scira Viking Festival.

Photo by Mark Bullimore

What is it really half-term already? Yes, it seems like only yesterday they went back after Christmas but the schools are out again. Fear not though, SIMON PARKIN has plenty of ideas for events and activities to keep the kids happy.

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Reigning Days give us a blistering set. It means that RavenEye have to pull out all the stops to match their support band.

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert is at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Paul Coltas.

Here is a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

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The Urban Soul Orchestra will provide the soundtrack to the summer with their Classic Ibiza set at Blickling.

It is known as the party capital of the world.

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Norfolk Sport

John Edridge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United will be hoping it’s business as usual when they welcome Godmanchester Rovers.

Damian Hilton
Lynn's Ryan Fryatt and Liam Hurst, right, will hope to look like this again at the final whistle. Picture: Ian Burt

Gary Setchell is urging his players on as King’s Lynn Town threaten to exceed their manager’s expectations.

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Damian Hilton. Picture: DANIEL HAMBURY/FOCUS IMAGES

Damian Hilton’s first task upon his Wroxham return will be trying to end a fourth-month wait for a league win, writes Adrian Gowling.

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Ryan Crisp, left, scored in Dereham's midweek loss in Waltham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Dereham Town head to Kent looking to exact revenge on one of the world’s oldest football clubs.

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England's Ben Youngs in action during the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium, London. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

England have promoted Courtney Lawes, Mako Vunipola and Ben Youngs to their starting XV for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Rome.

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