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A lift in fresh pork sales, a 21pc boost to bacon sales and a growth in exports have helped pork producer Cranswick report strong first-half results.

Scenes from Fakenham Christmas Lights switch on 2015 - The lights in the town centre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The festive season began in style for thousands of people when Christmas lights were switched on in towns across the region.

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Elderly people are being told to keep warm this winter - but many can't afford to.

Official figures show a surge in winter deaths among the elderly last year.

United Kingdom
The christening of Princess Charlotte at Sandringham Church, featured in Long To Reign Over Us. Picture: Matthew Usher.

There’s still time to snap up a piece of Norfolk’s unique Royal history in time for Christmas.

Launch of the EDP / QEH Excel Appeal at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It may only be a 30-minute activity but it can make the world of difference to an elderly patient.

Last year's John Lewis Christmas TV advert featured Sam and Monty the penguin, but can you remember other TV adverts from Christmas past? Photo: John Lewis/PA Wire

How well do you know Christmas TV adverts from years gone by?

London Street, A1065, Swaffham, Norfolk, England, UK

A beech tree came crashing down into a Swaffham cemetery, damaging a handful of gravestones.


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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Paul Hunt

Two new regimes are preparing for derby battle this afternoon as Swaffham make the short trip to Thetford.

Leading wicketkeeper Andy Dale with Emma Conway, Andy Dale, John Tythcott, vice-chairman Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture: Newsmakers PR

Cricketers from Swaffham, Thetford and Mundford were among the award winners when the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance honoured its heroes of the summer.

Alex Vincent rounds Acle keeper Scott Cruickshank to bag Swaffham's second goal. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town will look to shake off their shock Norfolk Senior Cup exit when they head into derby battle at Thetford Town on Saturday.

Alex Vincent

Acle twice fought back from two goals down to cause a Norfolk Senior Cup upset at Swaffham Town.

Jack Defty
Gorleston, green, will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Ipswich Wanderers, blue, on Saturday. Picture: JAMES BASS

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler admits to having doubts his side can make it all the way to Wembley in the FA Vase – but would love to be proved wrong.

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Watton and Swaffham Events

Holt Christmas lights switch on, 2014. 

Our towns and villages will soon sparkle with Christmas lights. Here’s all you need to know about when and where the lights will be turned on over the coming weeks.


Norfolk Entertainment

Shoppers out in Norwich city centre on Black Friday. Photo : Steve Adams

Here’s what is coming up on tonight’s Mustard Show.

Last ever Evening News & Radio Norfolk Golden Years concert at the UEA. Terry Wickham joins Mister bus on stage. Photo: Angela Sharpe

The original Norfolk rockers are getting together for the very last time to let the good times roll again and help the next generation of musicians.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at The Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: Mark Ivan Benfield

Aslan the lion and the White Witch are heading to Norwich this Christmas as the magical world of Narnia casts its spell on a city theatre.

Norwich Puppet Theatre's Celebrity Puppet Auction

An eclectic mix of colourful characters created by artists and celebrities has raised thousands of pounds for Norwich Puppet Theatre.


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Leicester Tigers' Ben Youngs breaks away during the Champions Cup, pool four match at Welford Road, Leicester. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Speculation about Ben Youngs’ future with Leicester Tigers has been dismissed by director of rugby Richard Cockerill.

Danny Crow, blue, in action for Lowestoft Town on Saturday. Picture: SG PHOTOGRAPHY

Lowestoft Town have been handed the chance to exact revenge for their 2013 play-off final defeat in the first round of the FA Trophy.

The trophy is re-presented to Beccles Town. From L-R: Mark Allen, Beccles FC webmaster, and Alan Remblance, the club’s record all-time goalscorer, receive the cup from Suffolk FA Director Ian Booth.  Pictures: MICK HOWES

It may have taken almost a century, but dreams have become reality for devoted football followers.

Anglian Combination (yellow/blue) v Spartan South football action.

A much-changed Anglian Combination representative side bowed out of the FA Inter League Cup at Wroxham.

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Jamie Speller scored Norwich Uniteds winner against Harleston. Picture by Seb Daly/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich United avoided a potential banana skin as they scraped through to the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup with a narrow 1-0 victory over Harleston Town.

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