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Pork producer Cranswick said its underlying sales lifted 4pc in the three months to the end of June, compared to a year ago, boosted by lower input prices and higher volume sales to Far Eastern markets.

A man arrested following a burglary in Watton last week has been released on police bail.

Firefighters were called to the scene.

A driver has been hurt in a two-vehicle crash on the A47 near Swaffham.

Abel Homes MD Tony Abel. Picture: Ian Burt

A developer is looking into building 98 homes on the outskirts of a town in the latest of a series of applications in the area.

Breckland Council
Despite the miserable weather visitors and participants try to make the most of the second day of the Little Ellingham Vintage Working Show.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A two-day agricultural rally will this year raise charity cash in memory of a horse-lover who died while grooming an animal.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

A man has been arrested in the early hours of the morning after a burglary in Watton.

Breckland Council leader Michael Wassell. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A developer has been compared to the evil uncle from Babes in the Woods as heavily criticised plans for a new housing estate in Watton were turned down.


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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Rossi Jarvis

A host of the area’s semi-professional clubs will continue their preparations for the forthcoming season this afternoon.

Hockwold stretched their lead to 10 points with a maximum points win against Northwold in their derby in Division One.

Happisburg batsman Jamie Carter. Picture by Marie Meale Photography

May player-of-the-month winner Jamie Carter scored a mammoth 201 for unbeaten Happisburgh as the Division One leaders piled up 335-6 against bottom side Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway, who could only muster 190 in reply.

Tim Porter
Prize winners from Swaffham Golf Club's Ladies Captain's Day, from left, Brenda Neill, Linda Holland, Ann Curtis, Ladies Captain Jeanette, Jan Somerville, Linda Wagstaff, Liz Adams and Elaine Thexton. Not pictured is Carole Hicks. Picture: Ann Ewer

Swaffham Golf Club has held its Ladies Captain’s Day.

Mark Allibone was on target for Swaffham at Quorn. Picture: Eddie Deane.

A great performance from a young and depleted Pedlars squad away to Midland Alliance side, Quorn FC – the standard of opposition and facilities far outweighing the travelling to Leicestershire.

Alex Vincent

Watton and Swaffham Events

Overjoyed eight year old Corey Pettifer who picked up his last GoGoDragon stickers to complete his sticker book. Photo : Steve Adams

Eight-year-old dragon hunter Corey Pettifer is super excited after snapping up all the stickers for his GoGoDragons! album.


Norfolk Entertainment

Martin Johnson and Sherrie Halsey: Picture by Mark Benfield.

It was a 10-hour quest which required more than 46,000 footsteps and around 1,500 calories.

Cambridge Touring Theatre's Robin Hood - The Musical. Photo: Chris Carroll-Davis

Cambridge Touring Theatre bring the iconic tale set in the English countryside of Robin Hood and his band of merry men to The Walks in King’s Lynn, plus music, theatre, art and a show about false hair! SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

United Kingdom
300 norfolk primary school children at the Auden Theatre in Holt watching the Classic Buskers and Neil Henry act as part of the Holt Festival.


A diverse mixture of fiery showcases, art exhibitions and poetry readings made for a thrilling return of the seventh Holt festival.

United Kingdom
Lesley White is starring in BBC 2 show, Hair. Picture: BBC

A go-getter mum is hoping to show others it’s never too late to follow dreams after she switched careers and landed a spot in a national TV competition. Lesley White moved to Hopton from her native south east London last year with the intention of continuing to work as an English teacher.

Circus performers Jed Tizzard and Hew Jones entertain festival-goers at Rock Bodham. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Organisers of north Norfolk’s annual Rock Bodham charity music festival are confident of equalling last year’s takings of £3,400, in spite of being forced by the weather to delay the event’s kick off time by two hours.

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Norfolk Sport

Carter Cup semi-final - Brooke (bowling/fielding) v Swardeston (batting).
Will Minchin bowling to Peter Lambert.

The game was eventually called off due rain.

Picture: James Bass

Overseas star Chad Bowes was in the runs again as Fakenham stretched their lead at the top of the Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance Premier Division to 33 points.

Carter Cup semi-final - Brooke (bowling/fielding) v Swardeston (batting).
Richard Sims in bat.

The game was eventually called off due rain.

Picture: James Bass

Swardeston lost their position at the top of the table after a rare rain-affected day in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Lynn's Jack Frohawk. Picture: Ian Burt

An air of optimism tends to breeze through football stadiums at this time of the year.

Lee Stevenson netted twice for Lynn during their 4-1 friendly victory over AFC Sudbury. Picture: Ian Burt

Impressive Lynn came from behind to extend their unbeaten pre-season programme to four matches.

Lee Stevenson shone as a striker for Lynn during their friendly win against Dereham. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell insists he’s tantalisingly close to ending his search for a striker.


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