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A woman in her 30s was taken to hospital with neck pain after her car crashed into a lamppost on the A47 at Swaffham.

Litcham School - Pupils from left, Alfie Langham, Hannah Knights, Jasmine Waters, headteacher Jim Adams, Ellie Barratt, Tamika Gill and Teegan Brabant. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Norfolk’s schools are being urged to form new relationships to secure their futures. Education correspondent Martin George visits two that chose a route less travelled.

David Hennessy arrives at Maidstone Crown Court where he was found guilty of abusing boys at the now-defunct Swaylands School in Kent. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A married ex-Royal Navy member has been jailed for 12 years for historical sexual abuse at a school.

King's Lynn
Breckland Council Offices, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

Our children are growing up without suitable outdoor spaces to play according to a report.

The Wayland Agricultural Show's spring ball made £12,000 for Big C cancer charity. Left to right: Adrian Soskin, Wayland Show vice chairman, Daniel Williams, chief executive of Big C, Kevin Bowes, show president, and Steph Soskin, show ball committee.

Organisers of the Wayland Agricultural Show’s Spring Ball have presented a £12,000 charity cheque to support people affected by cancer in Norfolk

The Rev Jane Atkins

A female priest threw a fete for parishioners from four villages to celebrate 10 years as their rector.

Pupils at Caston Primary School and Thorp House Nursing Home teamed up to raise awareness of dementia, by attempting to make the longest daisy chain in the world. Picture: Ian Burt

Hundreds of little white flowers were the link between two generations separated by a world war as they created a daisy chain together.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Saham Toney were at home to Bradfield on Saturday looking to make it three wins in a row for the first time in four seasons.

Sophie McKinna in action. Picture: Tony Payne

Sophie McKinna equalled her own county record on a day of outstanding performances at the Norfolk Athletics Championship at Lynnsport, in King’s Lynn.

United Kingdom

Despite the best efforts of Norwich City only six games were conceded this week – but several matches were shortened to accommodate the lunctime play-off so generally cricket was the winner, writes Mike Ridout.

Darren Debenham won at Forest Edge. Photo by

Forest Edge Arena in Swaffham held a popular unaffiliated showjumping event, with Trailblazers qualifiers included to give riders a chance to reach the finals later in the year.

Saham Toney produced one of their most dominant performances in years in Division Two of the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Alliance, dismissing Fakenham A for 49 after making 217-7.

Watton and Swaffham Events

Taylor Swift Radio 1 Big Weekend comes to Norwich.

Extra transport has been arranged to cope with the thousands of people travelling to the Big Weekend at Earlham Park.

Norfolk Entertainment

Sprite Snap has been created by artist Bev Coraldean and sponsored by Coleman Opticians. Pictured are author Sheridan Winn, Coleman Opticians director Katie Fenn, artist Bev Gene Coraldean, and Coleman Opticians director Helen Hillis. Photo: Mark Benfield.

Being sponsored by an opticians, the GoGoDragon! Sprite Snap was always set to be quite a spectacle.

Gloria the Garden Dragon has been designed by Jo Cane and sponsored by Norwich-Over-the-Water Group.
Gloria was unveiled at St George’s Church, Colegate. Photo: Mark Benfield.

A bright and beautiful GoGoDragon! called Gloria will be making the area around St George Colegate her home this summer.

KLM is sponsoring the GoGoDragons! trail map competition in which dragon hunters could win two international flights to a destination of their choice within the KLM network. 
Pictured are members of the KLM team with Norwich International Airport's GoGoDragon! Wish You Were Here. Photo: Lee Blanchflower.

One lucky dragon hunter could win a pair of free international flights by spotting all the GoGoDragons! around the city.

GoGoDragon Twilight ready to board the train to London Liverpool Street to promote the GoGoDragons! outdoor art trail in Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was all aboard for Norwich Twilight the GoGoDragon! as the mythological creature swapped flying for the railway and took the train to London.

David Cuffley with his souvenirs from singing at Wembley in the BBC Songs of Praise FA Cup Fans Choir.

Canaries fan and former Evening News sports writer David Cuffley was in fine voice at the weekend when he joined 63 other football fans on the pitch at Wembley.

Norwich City Football Club

Norfolk Sport

Topcroft's Greg Rostron appeals for the wicket of Dereham's Liam Cameron. Picture: Ian Burt

It was an excellent weekend for Norfolk teams in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, with four of the county’s five representatives recording impressive wins.

Dereham batsman Dan Lake facing Topcroft's Greg Rostron. Picture: Ian Burt

Diss produced a truly dominant performance with the bat in the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday – but it still wasn’t enough to secure a third straight Premier Division win.

Premier Division
Michael Clunan in action for Dereham. Picture: NEIL SMITH

King’s Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell has continued his summer shopping spree with the signing of midfielder Michael Clunan.

Gary Setchell
Kern Miller in action for Spalding United last season. Picture: SPALDING VOICE

Gary Setchell feels he has finally landed the organiser that King’s Lynn Town’s defence so badly lacked last season.

Gary Setchell
Alfie Hewitt celebrates after winning the first singles in Turkey. Photo:  MATHILDE DUSIL

Great Yarmouth’s Alfie Hewett helped Great Britain’s men’s wheelchair team secure an historic first World Group title at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Antalya, Turkey.

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