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

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.

The Swaffham Secondary Modern School class of 1959 reunion. Picture: Ian Burt

The wonders of technology and educational reforms - and football - were hot topics of conversation as former classmates gathered together to share school-time memories.

Hannah Spearitt is in The Goob. Picture: Ian Burt

A film which showcases Norfolk’s big skies and wide open landscape is set to be released on the silver screen.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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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.

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Cricket.

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.

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Darren Debenham won at Forest Edge. Photo by www.pauls-pix.com

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

Mundesley Festival manager Derek Kirk

A seaside entertainment festival is ploughing this year’s charity cash into a cause literally close to his heart.

Media students from Paston Sixth Form College, North Walsham, on a film set at Scottow Enterprise Park, formerly RAF Coltishall, during their visit to independent television company October Films. Picture: SUBMITTED

Students been given a special tour of the former RAF Coltishall base which has been transformed into a film set by a leading British production company.

The poster for the film The Goob which was filmed around Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Goob is an excellent film, both tense and absorbing, and deserves to be ranked alongside the best British indie films of recent years, such as Dead Man’s Shoes, Son of Rambow and My Summer of Love.

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The Radio 1 Big Weekend big clean up as the stage is taken down at Earlham Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Big Weekend was a real success – and now it’s time for the big clean-up.

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Latitude Festival. Photo: Ben Kendall/PA Wire

An eclectic range of artists have been added to Latitude Festival’s line up for this year.

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The depleted Stars did themselves proud tonight to stun the champions and maintain their 100pc home record in 2015.

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King's Lynn Stars in action.

Live updates of this evening’s Elite League fixture between King’s Lynn Stars and champions Poole.

Jordan Yong, right, has become a key figure at King's Lynn Town. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Defender Jordan Yong has become the latest player to commit his future to King’s Lynn Town.

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Ryan Crisp on the ball for Needham Market earlier this season. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Boss Matt Henman has softened the blow of losing attacking talent Ryan Hawkins by bringing Ryan Crisp to Dereham Town, writes Gavin Caney.

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Neil Jarvis, right, was the former assistant of Wayne Anderson, left. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Fakenham Town have opted for continuity by handing Neil Jarvis the first team manager’s position – with Robbie Harris as his assistant, writes Gareth Davis.

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