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Breckland Council

The chairman of a group working to open a permanent museum in Watton has said it has “taken longer” than expected but progress is being made.

The terror attack on Westminster might demonstrate the worst in human nature but it has prompted random acts of kindness which show people at their very best.

Norfolk police

Religious leaders in Norfolk have united in condemnation of the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

West Norfolk

Policing plans in Norfolk and Suffolk are being reviewed following the suspected terror attack at Westminster.

United Kingdom

A Watton school principal has said an overall Ofsted grade of “requires improvement” highlights the progress that has been made since it became an academy.

Officers from Norfolk Constabulary have been left “shocked and saddened” by the death of Pc Keith Palmer who was killed in a suspected terror attack in Westminster.

London

A library mentoring project teaching more than 750 Norfolk residents to read can go ahead after receiving a funding boost of almost £100,000.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Injury-hit Swaffham Town claimed a valuable point on Saturday – but had a two-goal advantage wiped out in the final 15 minutes.

Premier Division

Pupils in Swaffham have been recognised for their sporting achievements by a former professional tennis player.

Nicholas Hamond Academy

Swaffham Town suffered a heavy 7-1 defeat at Godmanchester in a game where a very young team performed well but luck and opportunity avoided them.

Luke Reed

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – kicks off its 2017 season in style.

Norwich

Watton and Swaffham Events

Stepping in to Charlotte Rampling’s duplex in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, I meet not one glamour-puss but two. Joe, a magnificent Red Maine Coon, glides down the stairs as we shake hands. I’m privileged: he rarely greets strangers.

Italy

Lambs – cute, cuddly and at a farm near you. As farmers have their hands full dealing with Spring newborns, you can see this marvel up close too.

Easton and Otley College

See swathes of snowdrops and early spring flowers at Raveningham, Oxburgh, Thorpe Market and Walsingham, while get up close to ponies and tracking at Sheringham Park.

Norfolk Entertainment

The abandoned warehouse is the setting for Sound Ideas Theatre Co’s latest ambitious proudtion that includes Mrs Lovett’s kitchen serving pies.

Norwich

The super-rich and the supernatural collide head-on in Olivier Assayas’ tantalizing character study, which charts the emotional breakdown of a celebrity gopher, who moonlights as a medium.

The line-up for one of the county’s biggest music festivals is to be revealed next week.

Norwich

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose previous was much acclaimed A Separation, returns with the 2017 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner that shows his mastery.

Joseph Haydn’s The Seasons was an ideal choice for a grand finale to the 175th series of St Andrew’s Hall concerts by the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus.

Norfolk Sport

It’s often called the fastest growing sport in the world, and this region is a hotbed of mixed martial arts talent. MARK HEATH looks at fighters for you to follow in his latest Flying Knee column.

MMA

King’s Lynn Stars’ former world champion Chris Holder makes a swift return to his former home track on Friday night.

Australia

Brad Smith, the newest member of staff at Thetford Golf Club’s pro shop, had an impressive round of level-par 72 to win his home leg of the Golf Days UK Norfolk Tour.

Andrew Marshall was in the money this week after a brilliant finish to his second tournament of the year on the Mena Tour.

The county men’s season got under way at the weekend with the annual staging of the Clymer Bowl competition at Great Yarmouth and Caister.

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