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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road collision at Hilborough, near Swaffham on Friday, August 18.

It’s a relatively new technology that drivers have been using to settle insurance claims and capture footage of the unexpected.

Eastern Daily Press

A husband and wife team who were the backbone of the Wayland Festival from its beginnings were given the send off they truly deserved at the weekend.


More council-funded funerals are held in the Great Yarmouth area, compared with other areas of Norfolk and Suffolk figures reveal.

Broadland District Council

Police in Norfolk are to target speeding drivers in the county as part of an enforcement campaign.

Lorne Green

Hard working teams can miss out on the full recognition that they deserve, especially when its network is so large and it never stops working.


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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Swaffham Town Council

Swaffham councillor and former Town Mayor Ian Sherwood is new chairman of Swaffham Town Football Club.

Watton United returned to senior football after a five year absence last week - but they couldn’t mark their first Hadley and Ottaway Anglian Combination Division One match of the season with a win.

Mark Allibone

Swaffham Town bowed out of the FA Cup at the second hurdle on Saturday - but they were far from disgraced at Bedford Town.

Jake Platten

Thetford Town stayed on course for a top half finish in Division One of the Norfolk Alliance when they saw off visitors Vauxhall Mallards A by 43 runs at the weekend.

Liam Conroy

Swaffham secured victory in the Carter NACO Shield final at Dereham after beating Thetford in a keenly-fought contest by 45 runs.

Mark Eagle

Watton and Swaffham Events

There’s plenty of music and family fun going on in our area this weekend. Here are our top 10.

Rain, rain — go away. With today’s heavy showers it pays to be prepared for your summer fun not to be spoilt. Thankfully there is still plenty to do with wellies and an umbrella.

With the summer holidays in full swing, here are a selection of things to do in West Norfolk this weekend.

There are events big and small to enjoy this weekend. Here are our top 10 suggestions.


It’s a busy weekend ahead for our region with everything from raft races to motorbikes, music, beer and afternoon tea. Take your pick from our top 10 selection.

Norfolk Entertainment

Looking for something to do in Norfolk between August 21 to 27? Arts correspondent Emma Knights highlights 20 shows, exhibitions and events to enjoy.


People will be able to go behind the scenes at Norwich Theatre Royal this Saturday when the city venue holds its annual open day.


One of the historic toys at a Norwich museum has inspired artist Vanessa Burroughes’ latest collection of work.


From entry times to travel information, here’s everything you need to know about the Reload Festival 2017.


Train enthusiasts and families will be able to enjoy rides in a Norwich park and donate to a trio of worthy causes this bank holiday.

European Union

Norfolk Sport

Norwich City Ladies let a two-goal lead at home to Enfield Town in their FA Women’s Premier League South East Division One opener.


Champions-elect Saxlingham require just four points from their final fixture in Division One of the Norfolk Cricket League at home to Great Yarmouth, whose relegation was confirmed despite their comprehensive win over St Andrews.

Norfolk Cricket League

The Summer League title race is now on a knife edge as defending champions Wymondham dropped vital points.


Downham Town recorded an emphatic derby win to seal the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division title on Saturday.

Downham Town

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