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Environment experts will survey the region’s waterways in the coming weeks to gauge what damage the recent storms caused.

The church of St Nicholas, North Walsham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

They are sites which tell the stories of our rich historical past – but more buildings, churches and conservation areas are now deemed at risk in the region.

National Trust East of England environmental awards 2014 Photo Phil Mynott ©NT

The guardians of the region’s stately homes and protected countryside have given a pat on the back to their “green” champions.

Chris Ball, pharmacist at Hurn Chemist in Norwich, who is part of a new campaign urging patients to cut down on wasted medicines. Picture: Supplied

Patients have been urged to help save the NHS millions of pounds after it emerged that almost £5m was being lost every year in Norfolk through unused prescription medicines.

Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

A car park in Attleborough which was shut for resurfacing will reopen on Monday - with works set to begin in Watton.

Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

The people of Breckland are being asked to have their say on how their area will grow over the next 22 years.

Norfolk's chief fire officer has warned if he has to make substantial cuts it would put firefighter jobs and engines at risk.

Firefighter jobs and fire engines could be at risk if “substantial cuts” are forced on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in the years ahead, the county’s chief fire officer has warned.

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Watton and Swaffham sport

Diss Town look to build on midweek cup success today when they host Norfolk rivals Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Two teams from the Almary Green Anglian Combination have been handed exciting draws in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Scott Pitchers and Freddy Pett (right) celebrate first and second respectively. Picture: Barry Clay

Local teams experienced mixed fortunes at Brands Hatch on the day Shane Byrne wrapped up his fourth British Superbike Championship.

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham finally discovered their form in a cup competition as they beat Hempnall 2-1 in a physical Norfolk Senior Cup clash.

Norwich City's Cameron King and striker Carlton Morris caught the eye of Neil Adams in the recent development league win over Tottenham's U21s. Photo: Bill Smith

Young Norwich City star Cameron King is hoping his man-of-the-match performance for the club’s Under-21s will have caught the eye of the man who matters most – manager Neil Adams.

Norfolk Entertainment

Coastline exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal: Summer, Brancaster by Martin Laurance.

The power and beauty of the region’s coastline is being celebrated in a new exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal.

EDP People's Choice winners Pasco-Q Kevlin from Norwich Arts Centre and John Baker from The Voice Project with EDP arts correspondent Emma Knights at the 2014 Norfolk Arts Awards during the Hostry Festival.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Stars of our county’s arts scene have been honoured at an awards ceremony celebrating Norfolk’s champions of culture.

Competition winner John Checketts, left, meets artist Martin Wall and the GoGoDragons at a secret location. Photo: Bill Smith

England’s brave and gallant patron saint is the inspiration behind the winning entry in our design-a-dragon competition.

Family feat pix 23/10/14

Behold, the witching hour is almost upon us and there are plenty of terrifying adventure to scare you out of your wits this Halloween week. SIMON PARKIN picks some of the highlights to send shivers down your spine.

Family feat pix 23/10/14

Schools are out once again and families looking for some perfect half term fun are spoilt for choice. SIMON PARKIN highlights some of the shows taking place this week.

Norfolk sport

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

Diss Town look to build on midweek cup success today when they host Norfolk rivals Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Two teams from the Almary Green Anglian Combination have been handed exciting draws in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Club chairman Alan Bowkett and chief executive David McNally present Norwich City's accounts at Carrow Road. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich City manager Neil Adams will be handed the financial fire power to buy new players in the January transfer window after the club was handed a clean bill of health in its annual accounts.

The annual Norfolk junior county tennis awards have been presented, including to (from left) Alex Mcnaughton, Tom Watkinson, Scott Whiting, Danni Long Martinez and Emily Barrett.

Over 75 young tennis players have been assessed for Norfolk team selections at East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club in Norwich.

Barford Primary School headteacher Judith Tigerschiold accepts a cheque for £100 from the Auto Cycle Union following pupil Kenzie Cossey's (centre) performance at the British Youth Grass Track Championships. Kenzie was joined by King's Lynn Stars rider Robert Lambert (right) for the presentation.

Young grasstrack racer Kenzie Cossey has earned a financial boost for his school following success at the British Youth Grasstrack Championships.

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