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A furious parent has complained after her son’s teacher confiscated his drink of water on one of the hottest days of the year - because it was in the wrong type of bottle.

A young swallow is fighting for life after it was rescued from a nest which had been kicked along a path by a group of children.

A reading scheme setup to help improve the reading ability of young children in the county is appealing for more volunteers.

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An information event is being held for parents to give them all the information they need to help them give the best care for their children.

Schoolchildren are to be given the chance to take part in a major scientific project run by a Norfolk-based charity to discover more information about creatures in the ground.

An apprentice from Thetford made it to the national final of a bricklaying competition.

An ambulance was involved in a crash near Narborough while on the way to a 999 call.

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The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you CALLUM SPRINGALL’s learnings from 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku.

The annual meeting of the Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League was held at the Central Hall, Wymondham.


There was a Summer Shotgun start at Thetford Golf Club with 23 teams in action — and it was a team of ladies who carried off the top prizes.


The cricketers of Thetford and Swaffham have a big day to look forward to later in the summer.

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Essex professional James Scade won the fourth annual PGA pro-am at Swaffham after an excellent round of 67 - but he was given a good run for his money by home player Nic Cains.


Watton and Swaffham Events

Independent Bookshop Week runs from Saturday, June 24 to Saturday, July 1. Here we look at some of the brilliant bookshops across the county you can visit to celebrate:

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 10 things to keep you entertained in mid and north Norfolk.


Farms through open their gates to the public as part of Open Farm Sunday, its Diss Carnival, there is a celebration of steam on the Broads, countryside crafts and pursuits at shows or take a bungee plunge for charity.

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Saturday - Hundreds of people are expected at a traditional village fete at The Green, Gressenhall. Activities start at 1.30pm and run until 5pm. Entertainment includes Punch and Judy, donkey rides, vintage vehicles, a bouncy castle, a barbecue, beer tent, plants, cakes, face painting tombolas and competitions. Children’s sports races at 2.15pm, followed by adult races such as wheelbarrow racing, round bale racing, and egg throwing and catching, culminating in the tug-of-war competition at 4pm. Music in the evening with Gressenhall Singers at 6.30pm. Time Machine and Sub Zero from 7pm until 10.30pm. Barbecue and bar will be available all evening and people can bring their own picnic and drinks.

In a survey conducted by The Grocer Magazine in 2016, English wines came an impressive fourth for quality, after those from France, Italy and Australia. The warm, dry climate and mix of sandy and clay soil makes East Anglia one of the premier vine growing regions of the UK, so to mark English Wine Week - May 27 to June 4 - we have been discovering some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s vineyards and wineries.


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Earlham Park in Norwich was taken over by 1980s nostalgia and chart-topping acts from the era this weekend.

Let's Rock Norwich! 2017

Families attending a much-hyped Suffolk pop concert have described how young fans’ excitement turned to tears as drunken crowds reportedly became violent amid “scenes from hell”.

Around 15,000 people descended on Earlham Park on Saturday for Let’s Rock Norwich! 2017 - were you one of them?

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Music fans are rocking out to 1980s hits at a city park for a major festival.


Fans of Status Quo face a five-month wait to see their heroes in Norwich after a late postponement of their gig on Sunday evening.

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After being named as LTA Club of the Year winners, David Freezer went along to Hingham Tennis to speak to the local volunteers who have made the village a hidden success story of British tennis

The Fine City finally has the dreamers to make the most of its field of dreams – MICHAEL BAILEY went to meet the blossoming Norwich Iceni Baseball Club

Memories of the Norwich Stars will be fired up this weekend when four Norfolk riders take to the shale at Mildenhall Stadium.

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Norfolk staged a remarkable comeback to secure victory on the final day of County Week but it wasn’t enough to retain their East Region title.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you CALLUM SPRINGALL’s learnings from 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku.

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