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Chief Inspector Nick Paling, right, and PC Adam Binns, outside the first floor flat in Derby Street which has a Closure Order issued by the courts on it as part of Operation Gravity. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

More than 100 suspected drug dealers have been arrested by police in Norfolk as the drive to rid our county of heroin and cocaine gathers pace.

Aviva insurance has issued safety advice ahead of Storm Doris. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Homeowners and businesses are being advised to take basic precautions to protect themselves and their property ahead of severe weather warnings for Norfolk.

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File photo of fallen tree.. Picture Simon Parker.

Drivers are being urged to be prepared before setting out on journeys tomorrow with Storm Doris set to sweep across Norfolk and Suffolk with winds in excess of 70mph in some places.

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It’s the apocalyptic nightmare that has been the subject of countless gruesome films and hit shows like The Walking Dead.

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Picture of Andy Ninham. Supplied by Norfolk Constabulary.

A former Norfolk detective who died after completing a half marathon in London has been described as a “highly respected and much loved member of the Force” by devastated colleagues.

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Every year around £4.7m worth of medicines is wasted, NHS figures suggest.  Ben Birchall/PA Wire

GPs and people across Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to support a campaign aimed at reducing the amount of medicines wasted each year.

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Norfolk is expected to experience high winds on Thursday.   Picture: James Bass

Storm Doris could bring gale-force winds to north Norfolk coastal areas tomorrow.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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Alex Vincent
Alan Burch standing strong

Swaffham Town claimed a well deserved point away at fellow strugglers Hadleigh United – but it should have been all three.

Wymondham overcame the brave challenge of lowly Swaffham to claim a hard-fought win, although the bonus point eluded them.

Jamie Titmarsh rises highest during Swaffham Reserves' win over Freethorpe. Picture: EDDIE DEANE

Swaffham Town were unlucky to go down to a 1-0 defeat at Ipswich Wanderers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Matthew Blackford
Wesbury Social Club won 6-1 at Abbotts 07 in the Division Four KO Cup.

The Days Sportswear Division Four KO Cup semi-finals were played and the final will be between Westbury Social Club who won 6-1 at Abbotts 07 and Eriswell who won 5-2 at home to Rattlesden.

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Watton and Swaffham Events

Once Upon a Time is the upcoming exhibition at the Dragonfly Gallery in Watton. Pictured are (L) Joan Khurody and Christine Watson. Picture: Ian Burt

Take a trip down literary lane at an art gallery’s first exhibition of 2017.

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Norfolk Entertainment

The Spikedrivers. Picture: Chris Gill

A day of blues - laced with fun, history and audience participation - is being staged in north Norfolk.

Pupils from Worstead Pre-School during at visit to Dinosaur Adventure park. Picture: WORSTEAD PRE-SCHOOL

Children from Worstead Pre-school had a Jurassic time at the Dinosaur Adventure Park.

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NNF17: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. Photo: Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2017

From a giant moon casting its glow upon lunar-inspired performances to a double decker bus taking people on a theatrical journey around the city, there are lots of colourful and quirky events to entertain audiences during this year’s Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Norwich University
Poet George Szirtes with his new book.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A tiger, a bear, monkeys and more feature in author George Szirtes’ new book of poems for children.

University of East Anglia
Connaught Hall in Attleborough

An X Factor star, a big band and tributes to Take That, Adele, Cliff Richard and Elton John feature on this year’s programme of events at Connaught Hall.

Norfolk Sport

Ian Culverhouse pictured in September 2012, during his time as assistant manager at Aston Villa. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

King’s Lynn Town supporters are taking sock this evening after a whirlwind 24 hours for their club, resulting in the appointment of Norwich City legend Ian Culverhouse at the Linnets new manager.

Gary Setchell
Action from Snowflake Sailing Club. Picture: IAN SYMONDS

Snowflake Sailing Club held a single 90-minute race for all classes with the Dugdale Memorial Trophy up for grabs for the winning boat after handicaps had been applied.

Dave Horton-Jones with youngsters from the Wymondham Judo Club. Picture: WYMONDHAM JUDO CLUB

Youngsters have had a martial arts master class from an expert at the Wymondham Judo Club.

It was second against third as Wensum D played Dynamic Rams A in Premier B of the Norwich and District League.

Norfolk County
Gary Setchell has left King's Lynn Town after seven years at the club's helm. Picture: Simon Moore/Focus Images

King’s Lynn Town will announced their new manager tomorrow – as fans, supporters are reporters alike took to Twitter to have their say on Gary Setchell’s sacking late on Tuesday night.

Gary Setchell

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