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Norfolk County Council

People affected by cancer in Norfolk will have access to information and support, wherever they are based, due to a collaboration between three organisations.

The sounds of quacking are not what you’d expect to be heard coming from a classroom but Thetford Grammar School has become the temporary home for a number of adorable ducklings.

Thetford Grammar School

”Now get on with it”. That is the message to Highways England about long-awaited improvement work on the A47.

County Council

A plea has been issued urging people to come forward with information after play equipment was vandalised at a play park in Thetford.

Thetford Town Council

Residents in Thetford, which has problems with anti-social behaviour, are being urged to have their say on new powers which can help tackle the issue.

Thetford Town Council

A McDonald’s store near a town centre has been given a “digital makeover”, creating 15 new jobs.

More than 65 organisations across Norfolk and Suffolk have already applied for their share of a £105,000 fund designed to support community groups.

Norfolk Community Foundation

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Watton (Loch Neaton) Bowls Club opened their green for the new season on Easter Sunday.

Watton Sports Centre

Swaffham Town cruised to a well deserved three points at home to Walsham-le-Willows as they moved off the foot of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division table.

Jack Prentice

Paul Hunt has agreed to carry on as Swaffham team manager next season.

Jack Prentice

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 their 2017 Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix preview.

Mark Webber

Watton and Swaffham Events

Norfolk’s woodlands offer some of the country’s places to witness spectacular displays of spring bluebells. And after a mild spring the blue woodland carpet should be glorious this year.

Norfolk County Council

A Swaffham piper saved the day when a marching band was unable to fulfil its promise to lead an annual parade of 500 Scouts from all over north Norfolk.

St Peter's Church

A popular folk festival will return again to its woodland clearing in mid Norfolk with another eclectic mix of music, crafts and entertainment.

Swaffham

From Easter egg hunts to riding steam trains to new arrivals down on the farm, there is plenty to do through the Easter holidays for all the family. Here is out guide to some of the events to keep the kids entertained.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Want something to do this long Easter weekend? Here are some fun days out ideas.

National Trust

Norfolk Entertainment

Esther Freud never set out to be an author, she just loves telling stories. She talks about her path to success, dealing with pressure and offers advice to aspiring writers.

The artist behind three controversial sculptures at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has defended the pieces and said they may open up debate on the pressures facing students.

University of East Anglia

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

James Summerhill

The East Anglian Game and Country Fair will bring thousands of visitors to the event’s new venue at the Euston Estate near Thetford this weekend. Here are ten rural pastimes or sporting spectacles you can enjoy at the show.

United Kingdom

The surreal works of a Hungarian artist are the feature of the first in a series of exhibitions in Norwich forging links between eastern Europe and the east of England.

India

Norfolk Sport

King’s Lynn Town bring the curtain down on what proved to be something of a tumultuous season – with one eye already on the next campaign.

Dick Creasey is already setting his Wisbech Town players targets for next season – despite still having two games to play of their current campaign.

It will be a case of no slip-ups this afternoon as the top two continue their title chase.

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher admits the Blues can’t afford to let their first team budget decrease any further next season.

Fakenham Town begin life without Wayne Anderson this afternoon as they head to Wivenhoe in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

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