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Yesterday, 07:00

A beech tree came crashing down into a Swaffham cemetery, damaging a handful of gravestones.

A tree on Springfield Road has blown over due to strong winds in Gorleston, taking a wall down with it.

Police have warned drivers to drive to the conditions as strong winds have brought down a number of trees across the region.

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Helen Vinsen from The Maddermarket Theatre and GoGoMadder taking a look at Year of the Dragons, the new GoGoDragons! book. 

To celebrate the incredible success of the GoGoDragons! charity art trail we have teamed up with the East of England Co-op to create a special souvenir book telling the full GoGoDragons! story.

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Joan Reeve from Norwich was among those helped by last year's appeal. 

As temperatures drop this weekend, Norfolk’s most vulnerable elderly will feel the cold more than most.

People walk along Brancaster beach in Norfolk, as the wind whips up sand across the beach. Blustery winds could return tonight. Pic: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Parts of Norfolk could be battered by winds of up to 60mph tonight, forecasters have warned, while some of the county could even see a few flakes of snow tomorrow morning.

Claire Bowes (Conservative)

The Conservatives have won a Norfolk County Council by-election in Watton, while the Liberal Democrats held their seat in South Smallburgh.

The future of Norfolk County Council could be in the hands of Watton voters when they go to the polls today.

Stan Hebborn

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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Cricketers from Swaffham, Thetford and Mundford were among the award winners when the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance honoured its heroes of the summer.

Alex Vincent rounds Acle keeper Scott Cruickshank to bag Swaffham's second goal. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town will look to shake off their shock Norfolk Senior Cup exit when they head into derby battle at Thetford Town on Saturday.

Alex Vincent

Acle twice fought back from two goals down to cause a Norfolk Senior Cup upset at Swaffham Town.

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Gorleston, green, will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Ipswich Wanderers, blue, on Saturday. Picture: JAMES BASS

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler admits to having doubts his side can make it all the way to Wembley in the FA Vase – but would love to be proved wrong.

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Club of the Year Fakenham. Matthew Conway from Dipple and Conway, Paul Dunger Fakenham CC,  John Tythcott, vice-chairman Norfolk Cricket Alliance
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The big hitters of club cricket celebrated a season to remember when the Norfolk Cricket Alliance handed out its 2015 awards.

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Watton and Swaffham Events

Holt Christmas lights switch on, 2014. 

Our towns and villages will soon sparkle with Christmas lights. Here’s all you need to know about when and where the lights will be turned on over the coming weeks.


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Stephen Frys career will be celebrated with a one-hour television special on BBC Two this Christmas. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Stephen Fry’s career will be celebrated with a one-hour television special on BBC Two this Christmas.

The Garage spring season 2016: Crazy Glue. Photo: Idil Sukan.

From a show set against the backdrop of the famous 1953 floods to a roller coaster of romance, an array of theatrical treats have been announced for The Garage’s new season.

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Comedian and writer Karl Minns: Looking forward to the 20th anniversary Nimmo Twins shows.

Tickets go on sale today for the show which marks 20 years of mirth and mayhem from Norfolk’s Nimmo Twins. As the duo (plus ‘silent twin’ Nigel) prepare for next summer’s 20-year celebration at Norwich Theatre Royal, STACIA BRIGGS put 20 questions to the show’s writer, Karl Minns.

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Spirit of Charity ( Helen McDermott), Spirit of Vanity (Jilly Johnson) and BC during the 2001 production of Mother Goose.

We have delved into our archive to dig-out these photos of pantomimes at the Theatre Royal going back to 1995.

Star Quality at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Sean Owen.

Backstage takes centre stage in the latest production at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.


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Norfolk Sport

Matt Jarry-Ryan’s brace of tries in Holt's win at Basildon put him on 108 tries in 108 games.

Holt ran out deserved winners in Essex, with the bonus point moving their league tally to 26 points, just five short of top spot.

Diss succumbed to their first league defeat of the season in a match that they should have had sewn up by half-time.

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Chris Parrott in possession for Norwich on Saturday as the weather turns nasty at Beeston Hyrne. Picture: ANDY MICKLETHWAITE

After the wonderfully committed performance to draw 3-3 at Diss the previous week, Norwich were brought down to earth by a very competent Saffron Walden side.

Ethan Benney touches down for North Walsham in the comfortable win over lowly Luton. Picture: HYWEL JONES

In conditions that a traditionalist might call ‘proper rugby weather’, but most people would call ghastly, the Vikings ground out a solid win against their winless opponents without ever taking full advantage of lengthy periods of dominance.

Lowestoft Town, blue, are not in action this evening. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

The third of five scheduled matches involving our area’s semi-professional clubs this evening has been called off.

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