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A two-year-old girl who was airlifted to hospital after a two-vehicle crash remains in a critical but stable condition.

Wayland Academy, Watton. Photo: Google Streetview

An investigation is under way after police were called to reports of a knife at a Norfolk school.

A jury has been selected in the case of three men - one of whom lives in Norfolk - accused of sexually abusing boys at a school over a 30-year period.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital after a single-vehicle crash.

One of the photographs that failed to auction

Photographs of the Queen and Royal Family in the 1930s found in a Norfolk home failed to be auctioned off in Diss yesterday.

A car has gone into a garden wall of a house on Eastfields in Narborough. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A man in his 80s was taken to hospital after his car crashed into a garden wall.

Norfolk's first Admiral Nurse, Zena Aldridge. Picture: Denise Bradley

A successful pilot scheme has led to additional investment being made into dementia care across Norfolk.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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Swaffham Town face a title showdown at Saffron Walden on Saturday.

Action from Watton United's (green) 5-0 win at Feltwell.

Watton travelled to Feltwell on Saturday and came away with an impressive victory.

Swaffham flying high

Friday, February 27, 2015
ON TARGET: Swaffhams Joe Woods heads home as the Pedlars beat Leiston 5-1. Photo: EDDIE DEANE

Swaffham are flying high after a great week’s work in the Thurlow Nunn League.

Thetford youngsters revel in the mud

Friday, February 27, 2015
MUDLARKS: From left, Tom Mead, Kieron Moody, Harley Swan, Charlie Stone, with Jessica Norkett in front, and, inset, Aiden Try.

Thetford’s junior athletes endured the toughest conditions at this year’s English National Cross Country Championships.

Swaffham have found their replacement for chairman Ian Milligan. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

President David Wickerson has doubled his workload at Swaffham by becoming the club’s temporary chairman.

Norfolk Entertainment

Young cellists taking part in the Norfolk County Music Festival at the Central Baptist Church, Duke Street. Victoria Davies, 6. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Young cellists are among those who have been taking part in this year’s Norfolk County Music Festival.

Ashton Sharman, 9, and his brother, Callum, 10, with one of the finished baby GoGoDragons!, as they prepare to take one of the blank baby GoGoDragons! for their fellow pupils at the Hall School to paint. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Some rather unusual pupils are flying into classrooms across Norfolk as the GoGoDragons! schools project gathers pace.

Artists and sponsors with one of the heritage GoGoDragons. From left, back, the sponsors, Simon Linestead, Nurture Financial Planning; Lee Boswell, Alan Boswell Group; Dave Brown, Gasway; Rebecca Downie, Intu Chapelfield; and Heath Alexander-Bew, Alan Boswell Group. Front, artists Fiona Muller and Tim Edwards. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

People will be able to explore parts of Norwich’s history while spotting dragons this summer after four sponsors pledged their support to a special project.

Sam Smith, who will be appearing at Thetford Forest on July 3.

Sam Smith is just the latest hot ticket in what is set to be our region’s big 2015 summer of music. Reporter Andrew fitchett looks at how Norfolk and Suffolk look like being the go-to destinations for pop lovers this year as a constellation of stars come to our part of the world.

Pianists (16 and under) in the 2015 Norfolk County Music Festival at the Assembly House. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

More than 4,000 young people have been tuning up to take part in a special celebration of music as the Norfolk County Music Festival marks its 90th anniversary.

Norfolk Sport

Sam Mulready scored for King's Lynn Town at Ashton United. Picture: Matthew Usher

King’s Lynn Town continued their poor run of form with a 3-1 loss at Ashton United, despite being on top for most of the game in Greater Manchester.

Craig Bussens scored Dereham's third goal against Diss. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Dereham safely progressed to the Norfolk Senior Cup final despite a plucky display from Thurlow Nunn Premier League opponents Diss.

Kyle Baker, pictured in his Kirkley & Pakefield days before his recent move to Wroxham, sealed his new team's Senior Cup win against Norwich United. Picture: Mick Howes

Wroxham secured safe passage to their third successive Norfolk Senior Cup final with a cagey 2-0 win over Norwich United.

Norwich Dragons Hockey Club Men's 4ths' goalscorer Robbie Whiting bags one of his brace of goals against Bury St Edmunds in the 5-2 win.

Harleston Magpies displayed their attacking talent again as they hit Dereham for six in Premier Division A.

Harleston Magpies had another triumphant win this weekend, beating Bedford 5-1.

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