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A crash between a van and a car on a main road in Swaffham caused delays.

Pupils from Wayland Academy get behind Caroline Flack for winning Strictly Come Dancing. Pictures: Matthew Usher.

It is not every day you see a former pupil dancing their way through Saturday night prime time.

The scene of the crash on the A47 slip road at Thickthorn roundabout. Photo: Bill Smith

A promising young Norfolk student who suffered permanent brain damage in an A47 crash could be set to receive millions of pounds in compensation.

Swaffham Town Centre. Picture taken from the top window of Swaffham Museum.
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Plans for a major celebration to mark 800 years of a historic market have been revealed.

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Songwriter Tom Odell is the latest act to be announced for next year’s Thetford Forest gig line-up.

Greater Anglia train on the Norwich to Cambridge route via Ely. (Class 170). Photo: Bill Smith

They are journeys that hundreds of thousands of people across East Angliia make every year as they commute to work, travel to meet loved ones or enjoy excursions out.

Litcham school pupils are heading to the USA after winning a national quiz competition. Pictured (from left) Madeleine Ridout, Sam Barker, Eleanor Hebden and Amelia Platt. Picture: Ian Burt

Like many literary tales this one starts out with our heroes not quite knowing what is in store for them and ending up with the world at their feet.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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Swaffham’s swashbuckling comeback fell just short at home against Wymondham, ending in a 32-31 defeat in Greene King IPA Eastern Counties One.

Ashley St John chipping the keeper during Swaffham Reserves' 2-2 draw with Yelverton at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane

A young Swaffham Town squad proved too strong for AFC Sudbury Reserves, to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Action from Watton United's 4-0 win at Sprowston Athletic Reserves.

Free-scoring Watton United’s incredible form continued with a 4-0 victory at struggling Sprowston Athletic Reserves.

Swaffham Golf Club ladies' section's Presentation Day 2014.

On Wednesday the ladies of Swaffham Golf Club held their annual presentation day.

Matthew Castellan heads over from close range in Swaffham Town's 1-0 defeat to Saffron Walden at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane

League leaders Saffron Walden rode their luck to beat Swaffham Town at Shoemakers Lane.

Watton and Swaffham Events

Norfolk's Caroline Flack is competing in the Strictly Come Dancing final this weekend. Photo: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire

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Thousands of Norfolk viewers will be rooting for Thetford-born Caroline Flack when she appears in the Strictly Come Dancing final.

Maddermarket Theatre's Christmas show The Borrowers. Pictured left to right Fionna Monk ( Arrietty ), Oskar Schmidt-Hansen ( the Boy ) and Liam Arnolds ( Spiller ).

An alternative to panto, the Maddermarket Theatre’s Christmas production is an adaptation of The Borrowers, there is a special festive Red Card Comedy night, Syd Lawrence Orchestra swing into the season with Mistletoe & Miller, there is a magical festive story inspired by Russian folktale and a production of Dickens’ Great Expectations in Holkham’s Marble Hall. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Norfolk Entertainment

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack, winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.  Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire.

TV presenter Caroline Flack has said she cannot lift her head “let alone the glitterball” the morning after the night she was crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion.

The large ocean tank at the Sealife Centre has been given a repaint. Darren Norris painting the model of a diver.  Picture: James Bass

Its cavernous insides are home to some of the world’s most mesmerising marine life who are among the star attractions on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

Peter Pan at Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Threatre Royal’s Peter Pan features a host of familiar faces - from long time panto favoruite Richard Gauntlett to two young stars returning to play Peter Pan and Mrs Darling just weeks after starring in West Side Story. Simon Parkin reports.

Artist Dan McGrath is auctioning off a painting to raise money for the Herring House Trust at Christmas.

A Great Yarmouth artist has raised more than £200 to help give homeless people in the town a happy Christmas.

Artist Kazz Morohashi with her Meow Mansion which is on display at the Cats Protection shop in Norwich.

Decorated in fairy lights and jelly stars, and with a party ring biscuit doubling as a Christmas wreath on the front door, this elaborate gingerbread house is home sweet home to Kitty and Boots and their 65 kittens.

Norfolk Sport

Jack Ainsley scored two penalties in Lowestoft's win over Chorley.

Lowestoft Town produced a superb team performance to defeat promotion chasers Chorley at Crown Meadow.

Loan striker Ryan Crisp is expected to be fit for Dereham.

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman has challenged his side to strengthen their play-off credentials when they travel to Waltham Abbey this afternoon, kick-off 3pm.

Action from Gorleston's 3-3 draw at Thetford earlier this season. Picture: DAVID HARDY

Norfolk rivals Gorleston and Thetford Town meet in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division today, with both teams badly in need of a win.

Royal Norwich Golf Club that was granted its royal status in 1936. Raising the lag for the Jubilee left to right Phil Grice, general manager, Gordon Cartwright, captain, Patrick Cook, president, Sue Heeles, club administrator, and Rebecca Shubrook , front of house manager.Photo: Steve Adams

Royal Norwich officials have released the first details of their club’s proposed relocation to Weston Park.

George Pragnell. 
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Ronnie O’Sullivan closed on a record when he scored three century breaks against Norwich snooker player George Pragnell during qualification for the German Masters.

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