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Norfolk Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting with MPs. Keith Simpson MP with host Emma Hutchinson, political correspondant for ITV Anglia.

The campaigning spirit that secured the dualling of the A11 must be rekindled to make an upgraded A47 a reality, business leaders have been told.

Friends of Thetford Forest have been looking after the commercial, conservation and public sides of the forest for 20 years. The forest is not only a place for leisure. it's also used for logging and important conservation work. Pictured is High Lodge.

It’s one of our region’s natural gems - a beauty spot where thousands come each year for relaxation, adventure and exploration.

Watton teacher and priest the Rev Rod Broughall who has died aged 83.

A much-loved teacher and church minister, who was known for bringing his sermons to life with sock puppets, has died aged 83.

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Adrian Bloom at home in Bressingham.

The annual Anglia in Bloom competition is to be launched at Bressingham Gardens, near Diss.

Elizabeth Truss MP at STV Pest Control in Little Cressingham with Edwin Allingham, managing director, and staff.

Environment secretary Elizabeth Truss was learning about some of the nastier creatures in her remit with a visit to a pest control company last Friday.

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The Lodge Care Home on Watton Road in Ashill. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A struggling Ashill care home is in special measures after health inspectors found ‘widespread and serious failings’.

Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

BT broadband is down across the UK, the company has said.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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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.

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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Ady Ager scores the second goal for Yarmouth, amber, during their 5-1 win over Cornard on Saturday.			Picture: STEVE WOOD

Thetford Town’s progress under Danny White will face its sternest examination against Premier Division leaders Norwich United.

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Action from Swaffham's (black and white) 5-2 defeat against Godmanchester.

Norwich United took time off from league duties to ease into the semi-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

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Watton and Swaffham Events

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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Artist Susan Gunn at her new show at Mandells Gallery in Norwich.

Finding beauty in cracks and flaws is a key inspiration for artist Susan Gunn, and a new Norwich exhibition showcases some of the highlights of her striking works from the past decade.

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Author Cressida Cowell joins Norwich School pupils in the A Vikings Guide to Deadly Dragons exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum. 

From dressing as a Viking to inventing your own fantastical creatures, visitors to Norwich Castle can have fun delving into the land of dragons created by children’s author Cressida Cowell.

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Farmers market at Creak Abbey . Photo: Jake Sugden

There’s lots happening in Norfolk this weekend. Make sure you don’t miss the best events with our weekend guide.

The Night of Spells at Waterstones for Harry Potter Book Night. Chanting spells from a spells book, from left, Edie Kimbley-Shave, eight; Esmêe Norton, eight, and Catriona Gillespie, seven. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The magical world of Harry Potter enchanted a Norwich bookshop as fans of the boy wizard enjoyed A Night Of Spells.

Bradley Waterman, from Norwich, who will be appearing on The Voice.

A musician who only started performing three years ago will have his first taste of fame this weekend as he appears on The Voice.


Norfolk Sport

City of Norwich under-15 girls retained their title after winning gold at the South of England Cross Country Championships at a muddy Parliament Hills in London. Picture: Submitted

The under-15 girls team at City of Norwich Athletics Club (Conac) have been celebrating after retaining their title at the South of England Cross Country Championships.

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Charlotte Savage who just one of 16 female referees affiliated to Norfolk FA.

Charlotte Savage tells sports reporter GAVIN CANEY why she is enjoying life as a young referee.

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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 selected Danny Care at scrum-half and Joe Marler at loosehead prop for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations match against Scotland.

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Ginetta driver Mike Simpson hands Super One British Champion trophy to kart champion Oliver Clarke

Karting racer Oliver Clarke has officially been crowned a British champion after collecting his trophy from one of the top drivers in motorsport.

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Jack Ainsley has walked away from struggling National League North Lowestoft Town. Picture: RUSSELL HART/FOCUS IMAGES

Lowestoft have been rocked by the surprise departure of Jack Ainsley.


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