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Work has begun on the onshore cabling which will connect a new Norfolk offshore wind farm to the National Grid.

Stuart Baker, right, and Malcolm Tuff of Hughes in the new Swaffham store.

Retailer Hughes Electrical has strengthened its position in a Norfolk market town by snapping up a rival business.

Russells International Circus at Beeston Regis,


A popular touring circus troupe starring Norfolk and international acrobats will be touring around the county next week.

The Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

A town will see a potential £1.2m redevelopment to its sports centre after a school’s successful funding bid.

The EDP Stars of Norfolk awards. Winners of the Team of the Year Award from BEAT, presented by Tom Fitzpatrick, left, and a special gift presented by Sheila Oxtoby, right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Do you know someone who selflessly spends their time helping others, or who has shown remarkable bravery in the face of adversity?

Royal British Legion beneficiary and former submariner Keith Clarke, from Carbrooke, is currently forced to put his compensation payment towards social care costs. Photo: Mike Harrington

A potential policy change in how war veterans are charged for their social care support cannot come soon enough, according to a former serviceman who suffered life-changing injuries.

Scenes from the Pride in Breckland Awards 2015 - The winners. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It was a night which gave Breckland’s unassuming heroes the recognition they never ask for, but fully deserve.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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Swaffham Town assumed full control of the Thurlow Nunn First Division title race last night.

Jamie Buhlemann and Ben Harris first to the ball for Swaffham Town Reserves during their 3-0 victory over Brandon Town at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane

An emphatic victory on a bitterly cold afternoon in Leiston sent Swaffham Town to the top of the Thurlow Nunn First Division table.

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Paul Cook (right) fired Norwich United into the Thurlow Nunn League Cup final in midweek. Picture by Daniel Hambury/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich United will take a big step towards the Premier Division title if they emerge victorious from this afternoon’s top-of-the-table clash with Godmanchester.

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Samantha Hudson, who works at the 19th hole at Swaffham Golf Club, is the south-east regional winner of Steward of the Year. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Swaffham Golf Club steward, Samantha Hudson has been named the regional winner for the south-east in the search for the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year.

Snetterton set for season to start

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
No Limits bike racing gets Snetterton's 2015 season underway this weekend.

The 2015 season gets under way at Snetterton this weekend with bike racing action from No Limits.


Watton and Swaffham Events

The filming of The Goob at Necton Diner. Picture: Ian Burt

An award-winning film shot in Norfolk is to have a cinema premiere in Norwich.

Norfolk Entertainment

Rehearsals of The Accordion Shop by Cush Jumbo, performed by Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company at The Garage in March 2015

Young people just want to have fun: that might be a slightly simplistic version of the message behind Cush Jumbo’s The Accordion Shop.

The show Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is coming to Norwich Playhouse.

A team of former UEA students are returning to Norwich to perform their Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy hit which sees one of Britain’s former prime ministers turned into a cabaret star.

Norwich City Football club versus Burnley at Carrow Road.
Dion Dublin

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Former Norwich City favourite Dion Dublin was known for his ability as a top class striker on the football pitch.

Tom Stade

Comedian Tom Stade has decided to bring his show Decisions Decisions, plus family show, theatre, jazz and a cabaret show featuring Margaret Thatcher, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Youngsters from the Arts North Norfolk drama club in colourful saris. Picture: SUBMITTED

A taste of India will fill a town arts hub in a series of creative events this weekend.

Norfolk Sport

Lynn failed to prevent powerhouse Poole from adding another trophy to their bulging cabinet despite a confidence-boosting home win.

Jody Cundy has grown used to standing on the top spot of the podium. Picture: PA

Paralympic legend Jody Cundy showed he is on course for next year’s Brazil Games by successfully defending his world title in Holland.

Norwich United FC (yellow/blue) against Godmanchester Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division. Norwich United manager Damien Hilton at the dug-outs. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United will face Walsham le Willows in the Thurlow Nunn League Cup final.

Dereham Education and Soccer Academy v Bisham Abbey at Aldiss Park. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Education and Soccer Academy (DESA) have capped a memorable fortnight by reaching the final of a prestigious national cup competition.

One of the Stratton Motorsport Lotus Evora GT4s.

Stratton Motorsport will be the biggest team contesting the British GT GT4 Championship this year having taken delivery of a pair of new Lotus Evora sports cars for the newly-announced UltraTek Racing squad to add to the Edwards sisters’, Jade and Chloe, Aston Martin GT4 challenge.

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