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Holme Hale Church has a very bad probem with bats and their droppings - Lord de Mauley. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Bats are having a ‘detrimental impact’ on Holme Hale church, hears Lord de Mauley

A colony of 260 bats is having a detrimental impact on one of Norfolk’s historic churches, a government minister has heard.

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Find Me A Family: Do you have space in your home and your heart for two-year-old Laker?

The Pyranean Mountain Dog is a very old breed that has been used for hundreds of years by shepherds in and around the Pyrenees Mountains of Southern France and Northern Spain.

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Families in fancy dress ready for their fundraising walk at Blickling Hall raising funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital. Picture: Denise Bradley

Blickling Hall fancy dress walk raises hundreds for Great Ormond Street Hospital appeal

A fancy dress walk at Blickling Hall raised nearly £1,850 for a children’s charity.

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Sheringham Play Park Revamp committee member Rebecca Fish, who sported bunny ears and face paint at the town's Easter parade. Photo: Karen Bethell

How have you been making the most of the Easter Monday sun? Send us your photos and words

We were told it would rain - but families across the region were handed a bonus day of superb sunshine today - and we want to know how you made the most of it.

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Karl Warnes, from Castle Acre, ran almost 50 miles along the Norfolk coast path to raise money for in aid of Crohn's and Colitis UK. He was supported by his brother Craig Warnes and cousin Robin Clarke, who completed the journey on cycles.

Window cleaner’s epic 48-mile Norfolk Coast Path run for Crohn’s and Colitis charity

A determined window cleaner has run the distance of almost two marathons along the Norfolk coast path to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

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Tom Edwards, former pirate radio DJ pictured in the  BBC Radio Norfolk studios in Norwich.

My life on the ocean waves - as a pirate

It’s 50 years this weekend since pirate station Radio Caroline began broadcasting off the East Coast – and changed music forever. Former pirate radio DJ Tom Edwards reflects on those heady days...

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Musician and microlight pilot Will Reynolds, centre, with Claire Reynolds and Cliff Richard look-alike Will Chandler.

Audio clip: Listen to the microlight-flying musician’s song that is raising funds for the air ambulance

A holiday park boss with a passion for music and flying has combined his two hobbies to help the air ambulance.

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Action from the Norfolk & Suffolk Junior Motorcycle Club Easter weekend meeting at Great Hockham - pictured in the 65cc class (7-10 years) start of racing Cullen Hawkins (65) hitting the deck and Rupert Graver (123), Alfie Jones (11), Harvey Russell (4), Thomas Harris (8). Picture: Tracey Hales

Dust settles on success of Norfolk & Suffolk Junior Motorcycle Club Easter meeting

The roar of motocross bikes could be heard in Great Hockham over the Easter weekend, as the Norfolk & Suffolk Junior Motorcycle Club held its latest meeting.

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Action from Swaffham Town's 1-1 draw with Saffron Walden Town at Shoemakers Lane, pictured is Mark Allibone bundling home the ball to clinch a point. Picture: Eddie Deane

Two draws end promotion hopes for Swaffham Town

Dreams of promotion from Thurlow Nunn Division One have ended for Swaffham Town, after drawing both of their matches over the Easter weekend.

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Swaffham appoint coaching duo with international experience

Swaffham’s season may finish tomorrow but they have already begun planning for rugby’s return in the autumn.

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Late penalty secures impressive away win for Swaffham RUFC at Newmarket

High-flying Newmarket’s 100pc home record was ended by Swaffham, thanks to a late penalty securing an excellent 25-23 victory.

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Action from Swaffham Town's 1-0 home defeat to promotion rivals Halstead Town at Shoemakers Lane. Pictured is Swaffham captain Dean Miller heading for goal, only to see his effort cleared off the line. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town suffer promotion setback against Halstead Town

Swaffham Town’s promotion hopes suffered a serious blow on Saturday.

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King’s Lynn Sunday League round-up: Hope win an epic cup final

Cherrington Cup winners Chilvers went into the League Cup final looking to win leg two of their treble attempt.

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Hugo Lloris

Spurs keeper: My man of the match award is a symptom of our ‘difficult season’

For most players, earning the man of the match award is cause for celebration – but not for Hugo Lloris.

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Elite League: King’s Lynn Stars 49, Wolverhampton Wolves 41

A thrilling comeback – which included winning a last-heat decider – saw Lynn move to the top of the early-season standings.

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