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A sports centre is counting the cost after a fire burnt out a large portion of its football stands.

Adam Couch, chief executive of Cranswick Country Foods, Picture submitted.

Businesses driving the food and drink sector will create 73,000 new jobs within the next five years, a study has found.

Ben Woods
Traffic negotiates a flood at Meadow Way, Hellesdon, after heavy rain on Wednesday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Our region is expected to be lashed with heavy rain over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the potential for flooding.

Breckland Council Offices, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

A council is making progress towards a housing target but is still falling short, a report has said.

Breckland Council
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The Met Office has warned that heavy rain could cause flooding across the region tomorrow.

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Church warden Carol Haggett. Picture: Ian Burt

A church which has only just recovered from a previous lead theft has been targeted by roof raiders yet again.

Police at the scene of the fatal accident. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Prosecutors are deciding whether to charge someone over a fatal crash at Carbrooke, near Watton.

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Thetford Town’s interim management team got off to a losing start in what will surely go down as one of the most bizarre games in this season’s FA Cup.

Action from Kirkley & Pakefield's 1-0 win at Fakenham Town, orange, last weekend. Picture: TONY MILES

Matt Blake struck a late equaliser to keep Norwich United in the FA Cup last night.

Matt Blake

In a thrilling climax to the Division One title race Snettisham hosted leaders Hockwold with a 12-point deficit to make up.

Norfolk Cricket League

The penultimate week left many issues to sort out at both the top and bottom of many of the divisions.

Barton Wanderers
West Acre Billiards Club's Jack Easter and Rochy Woods have just attained a qualification as WPBSA World Snooker Level One Coaches.

West Acre Billiards Club’s Jack Easter and Rochy Woods have just attained qualification as WPBSA World Snooker Level One coaches.

Watton and Swaffham Events

GoGoDragons Supplement. Cyril.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GoGoDragons! are brightening up Norwich this summer, and each one is an impressive work of art. In the second of a two-part series about the 84 characters in Break’s charity art trail, arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS takes a look at the other 42 dragons and their stories.

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(L-R Sergio Tauroza, Pete Wright, Dan Allen, Cal Hudson, Sophie Porter)

A band have returned home after fulfilling a lifelong dream of performing at one of the country’s biggest festivals.

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Noirwich Crime Writing Festival - Elly Griffiths

A killer line-up of authors are heading to Norwich for a festival celebrating crime writing.

Emma Knights
Michala Jane School of Dance will perform Alice in Wonderland at Norwich Theatre Royal in October.

A classic children’s story is being given a historical twist in a new production by a Norfolk dance school.

Emma Knights
What I Learned From Johnny Bevan. Photo: Guiseppe Cerone.

Norfolk poet Luke Wright is celebrating winning two awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Emma Knights
Some of the scenes for the 1971 film were shot at Melton Constable Hall.

Norfolk-set novel The Go-Between is due to return to our screens in what is thought to be the first adaptation of the classic tale since the celebrated 1971 film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates.

Emma Knights

Norfolk Sport

Wroxham goalkeeper Elliot Pride was controversially sent off against Soham. Picture: Steve Adams

Jordan Attree was the hero as 10-man Wroxham grabbed a dramatic victory at Trafford Park yesterday.

Sunday session of the Farmers Jam 2014 at Norfolk Snowports Club, Trowse. Photo: Steve Adams

Skiers and snowboarders from across the UK are preparing to make the trip to Norfolk for an annual festival that has become a firm fixture in the calendar.

Norfolk Ladies. Back row  L to R  Tom Davies (coach ), Candy Cornelius, Peggy Tirimanna, Rachel Chettleburgh, Emily Reay, Robyn Edge; Front row  L to R  Bethan Cornell, Lauren Hemp, Bethany Harmer, Aimee Palmer, Emily Woodhouse, Shannon Spencer.

Norfolk Ladies won their final match of the season at Cambridgeshire and Hunts Ladies to remain undefeated in The Royal London Women’s Championship Division Four North-East and secure the title in the process.

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Players from both teams surround referee Anthony Tankard after Adam Nicklin of North Ferriby United brings down Jake Reed of Lowestoft Town just outside the box during the National League North match at Grange Lane, North Ferriby
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Lowestoft Town picked up a valuable away point in East Yorkshire – but will feel they could have had a bigger Bank Holiday haul.

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Action from King's Lynn Town V Cambridge City at the Walks - Lynn Manager Gary Setchell. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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