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Yesterday, 12:23

The guardians of the region’s stately homes and protected countryside have given a pat on the back their “green” champions.

The church of St Nicholas, North Walsham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

They are sites which tell the stories of our rich historical past – but more buildings, churches and conservation areas are now deemed at risk in the region.

Chris Ball, pharmacist at Hurn Chemist in Norwich, who is part of a new campaign urging patients to cut down on wasted medicines. Picture: Supplied

Patients have been urged to help save the NHS millions of pounds after it emerged that almost £5m was being lost every year in Norfolk through unused prescription medicines.

Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

The people of Breckland are being asked to have their say on how their area will grow over the next 22 years.

Norfolk's chief fire officer has warned if he has to make substantial cuts it would put firefighter jobs and engines at risk.

Firefighter jobs and fire engines could be at risk if “substantial cuts” are forced on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in the years ahead, the county’s chief fire officer has warned.

Residents of Watton protest against the new houses being built on Saham Road, during an exhibition of the plans. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Plans to build homes in Watton have been met with opposition.

A crash blocked the A1075 at Ovington.

Emergency services were called to a crash which blocked a Norfolk road.

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Watton and Swaffham sport

Yesterday, 06:30

Local teams experienced mixed fortunes at Brands Hatch on the day Shane Byrne wrapped up his fourth British Superbike Championship.

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham against Hempnall. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham finally discovered their form in a cup competition as they beat Hempnall 2-1 in a physical Norfolk Senior Cup clash.

Norwich City's Cameron King and striker Carlton Morris caught the eye of Neil Adams in the recent development league win over Tottenham's U21s. Photo: Bill Smith

Young Norwich City star Cameron King is hoping his man-of-the-match performance for the club’s Under-21s will have caught the eye of the man who matters most – manager Neil Adams.

Great Yarmouth Town claimed local bragging rights as they advanced to the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup tanks to a 2-1 victory over Acle.

Ross King is congratulated by his team mates having just scored the equaliser for Kirkley & Pakefield in a 3-3 draw at Hadleight United. Picture: Steve Wood

League leaders Norwich United will look to start strengthening their position at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division table this afternoon.

Norfolk Entertainment

stephen k amos

Fresh from yet another Edinburgh Fringe run, plus touring Australia, New Zealand and the UK and recording Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does The K Stand For (BBC Radio 4), feel-good maestro Stephen K Amos hits the road with his brand new show Welcome To My World.

Kiara Hawker and Paul Preston Mills rehearsing 'Walking the Road' with director Jim Rymer. Photo: Bill Smith

Two Irish plays about love’s triumph over war are set to go on a tour of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Nana the pantomime dog gets spruced up by David Rogers at his grooming parlour in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Nana the dog is enjoying a Norfolk day out today ahead of appearing in this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime.

Alvin Stardust

Singer and actor Alvin Stardust died this morning aged 72 after a short illness, his manager said.

Nigel Barnett at Fransham Forge. Picture: Matthew Usher

Artists’ studios and community exhibition spaces in the district will be throwing open their doors to visitors for a week as they take part in the annual Breckland Art Trail.

Norfolk sport

Lee Smith in action for Lowestoft against Oxford City.

Lowestoft Town forward Lee Smith admitted it was an “easy decision” to re-sign for the Blues, just 11 months after he had left Crown Meadow for Biggleswade.

Norwich teenager Kyle Picton (car 733) is always involved in the action.

Aylsham stock car driver Matt Newson continues to lead the way in the BriSCA Formula One National Points Shootout with just three rounds to go, following an entertaining affair at the Norfolk Arena in King’s Lynn.

Alex Brundle. 2014

Alex Brundle’s return to the World Endurance Championship resulted in a hard-fought LMP2 podium position in the 6 Hours of Fuji race.

Dougal Toms (Streetlife) in the Davy Down round of the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League (PHOTO BY SHELTON PELL)

King’s Lynn CC’s first road race promotion for many years saw Danny Parker of Greenwheel Cycles win after breaking away, first with Nigel Hobday (Cambridge CC) and, after Hobday faded, with Tom Trimble of CC Ashwell.

Scott Pitchers and Freddy Pett (right) celebrate first and second respectively. Picture: Barry Clay

Local teams experienced mixed fortunes at Brands Hatch on the day Shane Byrne wrapped up his fourth British Superbike Championship.

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