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A married ex-Royal Navy member has been jailed for 12 years for historical sexual abuse at a school.

Breckland Council Offices, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Our children are growing up without suitable outdoor spaces to play according to a report.

The Wayland Agricultural Show's spring ball made £12,000 for Big C cancer charity. Left to right: Adrian Soskin, Wayland Show vice chairman, Daniel Williams, chief executive of Big C, Kevin Bowes, show president, and Steph Soskin, show ball committee.

Organisers of the Wayland Agricultural Show’s Spring Ball have presented a £12,000 charity cheque to support people affected by cancer in Norfolk

The Rev Jane Atkins

A female priest threw a fete for parishioners from four villages to celebrate 10 years as their rector.

Pupils at Caston Primary School and Thorp House Nursing Home teamed up to raise awareness of dementia, by attempting to make the longest daisy chain in the world. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of little white flowers were the link between two generations separated by a world war as they created a daisy chain together.

The Swaffham Secondary Modern School class of 1959 reunion. Picture: Ian Burt

The wonders of technology and educational reforms - and football - were hot topics of conversation as former classmates gathered together to share school-time memories.

Hannah Spearitt is in The Goob. Picture: Ian Burt

A film which showcases Norfolk’s big skies and wide open landscape is set to be released on the silver screen.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Wed, 23:24

Saham Toney were at home to Bradfield on Saturday looking to make it three wins in a row for the first time in four seasons.

Sophie McKinna in action. Picture: Tony Payne

Sophie McKinna equalled her own county record on a day of outstanding performances at the Norfolk Athletics Championship at Lynnsport, in King’s Lynn.

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Cricket.

Despite the best efforts of Norwich City only six games were conceded this week – but several matches were shortened to accommodate the lunctime play-off so generally cricket was the winner, writes Mike Ridout.

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Darren Debenham won at Forest Edge. Photo by www.pauls-pix.com

Forest Edge Arena in Swaffham held a popular unaffiliated showjumping event, with Trailblazers qualifiers included to give riders a chance to reach the finals later in the year.

Saham Toney produced one of their most dominant performances in years in Division Two of the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Alliance, dismissing Fakenham A for 49 after making 217-7.

Watton and Swaffham Events

Taylor Swift Radio 1 Big Weekend comes to Norwich.

Extra transport has been arranged to cope with the thousands of people travelling to the Big Weekend at Earlham Park.

Norfolk Entertainment

Houghton Hall illuminated as part of LightScape: James Turrell at Houghton. Photo: Hugo Glendinning.

A flight up in the twilight sky as a boy is one of the first times American artist James Turrell remembers being fascinated by the magic of light – and from that sense of enchantment an impressive decades-long career in art has sprung.

Mundesley Festival manager Derek Kirk

A seaside entertainment festival is ploughing this year’s charity cash into a cause literally close to his heart.

The poster for the film The Goob which was filmed around Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Goob is an excellent film, both tense and absorbing, and deserves to be ranked alongside the best British indie films of recent years, such as Dead Man’s Shoes, Son of Rambow and My Summer of Love.

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The Radio 1 Big Weekend big clean up as the stage is taken down at Earlham Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Big Weekend was a real success – and now it’s time for the big clean-up.

Norwich
Latitude Festival. Photo: Ben Kendall/PA Wire

An eclectic range of artists have been added to Latitude Festival’s line up for this year.

Norfolk Sport

Martham Girls football team at Serenity Hair and Beauty salon in Rollesby.
The team are there to have there hair and nails done as part of a pamper session.

The girls pretending to wash hair in the salon.

Picture: James Bass

A girls’ football team is showing the world that tough is the new beautiful – and some pampering is the perfect end-of-season treat.

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Norfolk’s County Cup season comes to an end tonight when Schoolhouse take on El Sol in the Sunday Senior Cup final at Carrow Road tomorrow (7.30pm).

Billy Bird after winnign the vacant British Masters super-middleweight title in his last fight against Simon Henry. Photo : Steve Adams

Disappointed boxing promoters were forced to make an 11th hour decision to cancel tonight’s scheduled Norwich fight night.

Sudbury
Dakota North and Niels-Kristian Iversen flying into turn one. Picture: Ian Burt

The depleted Stars did themselves proud tonight to stun the champions and maintain their 100pc home record in 2015.

King's Lynn
Jordan Yong, right, has become a key figure at King's Lynn Town. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Defender Jordan Yong has become the latest player to commit his future to King’s Lynn Town.

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