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Met Office

Heavy rain is on the way to Norfolk and Waveney, the Met Office says, though temperatures will stay warm.

Up to 500 jobs will be created as part of a £135m contract to provide facilities for RAF Marham’s new state-of-the art fighter jets.

Michael Fallon

The number of nurses coming to work in our region from the European Union has fallen, hospital leaders have said.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

As Norfolk County Council looks at new ways to bring more people into the adult social care sector, chair of the authority’s adult social care committee, Bill Borrett, explains the various ways of getting into the rewarding career.

Norfolk County Council

A national initiative to improve mental health services for patients with learning disabilities or autism has been introduced at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT).


Temperatures across some inland areas of East Anglia are expected to rise to 32C today, possibly making it the hottest June day on record.

Do you take your dog to work? - If so, we want to hear from you.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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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.

Norfolk League

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.


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 its 2017 Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix Review.


Watton and Swaffham Events

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.

National Trust

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.


Norfolk is being transformed into a giant gallery of art with artists galore opening up their studio doors to the public.

Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more about this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios.


Norfolk Entertainment

A funk and soul band and an a cappella quintet will provide the beat for the next two events as part of the Wymondham Music Festival.


It is only days away from the first ever Let’s Rock Norwich! music festival which will see stars from the 1980s perform at Earlham Park.

University of East Anglia

There’s a cast of a thousand – and they’re all on song to celebrate Norfolk…

Primary School

A week ago today pop superstars Take That took to the stage at Carrow Road for their first-ever show in Norwich.

Norwich City Football Club

Organisers of a popular north Norfolk music festival are appealing for volunteers to help run stalls and games at the annual event, which regularly raises more than £3,000 for local good causes.


Norfolk Sport

With two regulars unavailable Norfolk suffered their first defeat of County Week at Hunstanton when they were beaten 5-4 by Bedfordshire.

Norfolk’s Andrew Marshall bagged two eagles on the back-nine as he claimed a one-shot victory in the West Essex Pro-Am.

United Kingdom

There’s an important match at the foot of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian League tomorrow, with the bottom two coming face to face at the Victory Ground.

Premier Division

Garboldisham hosted a superb game of cricket in the searing heat, with Norfolk Under-14s eventually going down by one wicket to their Surrey counterparts.


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