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A woman who was found unconscious at town centre toilets has died.

Police at the scene of a road accident on the A47 neat Swaffham heading to King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A van driver died after the vehicle he was driving left the road and crashed into a tree on the A47 near Swaffham yesterday.

Swaffham
Photo: Steve Adams

A man has died after a van crashed into a tree on the A47 near Swaffham.

Swaffham
A fire has caused serious damage to the football stand at Watton Sports Centre. Pictured is manager Lisa Savage. Picture: Ian Burt

A sports centre is counting the cost after a fire burnt out a large portion of its football stands.

Adam Couch, chief executive of Cranswick Country Foods, Picture submitted.

Businesses driving the food and drink sector will create 73,000 new jobs within the next five years, a study has found.

Eastern Daily Press
Traffic negotiates a flood at Meadow Way, Hellesdon, after heavy rain on Wednesday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Our region is expected to be lashed with heavy rain over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the potential for flooding.

Breckland Council Offices, Dereham. Picture: Ian Burt

A council is making progress towards a housing target but is still falling short, a report has said.

Breckland Council

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Yesterday, 23:55
Swaffham Town

Swaffham Town continued their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division campaign with a well earned and deserved point against tough opposition, Haverhill Rovers.

FA Cup - Wroxham v Fakenham Town at Trafford Park. Photo : Steve Adams

Thetford Town’s interim management team got off to a losing start in what will surely go down as one of the most bizarre games in this season’s FA Cup.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Action from Kirkley & Pakefield's 1-0 win at Fakenham Town, orange, last weekend. Picture: TONY MILES

Matt Blake struck a late equaliser to keep Norwich United in the FA Cup last night.

Matt Blake

In a thrilling climax to the Division One title race Snettisham hosted leaders Hockwold with a 12-point deficit to make up.

The penultimate week left many issues to sort out at both the top and bottom of many of the divisions.

Norwich

Watton and Swaffham Events

GoGoDragons Supplement. Cyril.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GoGoDragons! are brightening up Norwich this summer, and each one is an impressive work of art. In the second of a two-part series about the 84 characters in Break’s charity art trail, arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS takes a look at the other 42 dragons and their stories.

Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Entertainment

North Norfolk Railway's 1940s weekend. Saturday at Sheringham Station.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The North Norfolk Railway is getting up a head of steam for a busy September.

Norwich Print Fair. Rob Barnes - Taking Flight.

A special celebration of the art of print-making will take place in the city this month.

Emma Knights
Actors from the Sheringham Little Theatre summer rep version of Private Lives. Picture: ANDI SAPEY

Noel Coward’s play was originally written as a vehicle for himself and actress Gertrude Lawrence (there are five characters, but it’s really a duologue). It opened in 1930s London to mixed reviews. “Thin,”, “brittle, and tenuous” said the cognoscente.

London
Artist Darren Smith, and his daughter Lola-Belle, 8, with his GoGoDragon!, The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo, covered in tattoos of well known Norfolk women. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

From Black Beauty author Anna Sewell to First World War heroine Edith Cavell, an array of famous women linked to our city and county are celebrated on one of Norwich’s GoGoDragons!
Eighty-four decorated dragons are currently dotted around the city as part of a charity art trail brought to Norwich by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art.

Norwich
(L-R Sergio Tauroza, Pete Wright, Dan Allen, Cal Hudson, Sophie Porter)

A band have returned home after fulfilling a lifelong dream of performing at one of the country’s biggest festivals.

Simon Wright

Norfolk Sport

Niels-Kristian Iversen top scored for Lynn at Poole. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn’s Elite League play-off hopes are out of their hands after they crashed to a 62-30 mauling at Poole.

United Kingdom
Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison who is going professional, pictured at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The next chapter in the inspiring story of north Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison has begun, after the 27-year-old announced she is to begin competing as a professional.

France
Day one of Norfolk's Minor Counties Championship clash with Suffolk at Copdock - Adam Todd opening the bowling on debut. Picture: Tim Ferley

After a campaign of mixed fortunes, Norfolk CCC skipper Chris Brown looks back on the 2015 season with David Freezer – and is hopeful of 2016 improvements.

United Kingdom
Wroxham goalkeeper Elliot Pride was controversially sent off against Soham. Picture: Steve Adams

Jordan Attree was the hero as 10-man Wroxham grabbed a dramatic victory at Trafford Park yesterday.

Sunday session of the Farmers Jam 2014 at Norfolk Snowports Club, Trowse. Photo: Steve Adams

Skiers and snowboarders from across the UK are preparing to make the trip to Norfolk for an annual festival that has become a firm fixture in the calendar.

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