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Emergency services were called to a crash which blocked a Norfolk road.

Principle at Iceni Acamdemy, gee cook with pupils after their OfStED improvements. 
L-r Rosie Soltani, Sarah Cusack, John Pearce, Jack Sutterby.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

The principal of an academy that was placed in special measures two years ago has insisted it is working hard after Ofsted inspectors found it still needs to improve.

Dr Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Councillors have given their strongest indication yet that they are not prepared to increase council tax in Norfolk after throwing out a suggestion that bills should rise by 1.99pc next year.

Colin Lang, Nelson's Journey chief executive.
Picture: Denise Bradley

One of Norfolk’s biggest charities, dedicated to supporting bereaved children, needs a major expansion to meet “unprecedented” demand for its services.

Police are concerned for the safety of Paul Hanner who was last seen in Watton.

A 40-year-old man who had been reported missing from Watton has been found.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A Norfolk care home worker convicted of using “inappropriate” force on a elderly dementia patient at a care home where she worked has been given a five month suspended jail term and told by a judge that she hoped she would never work with vulnerable people again.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Officers are appealing for information after the theft of a tractor near Thetford.

Watton and Swaffham sport

Yesterday, 09:30

Great Yarmouth Town claimed local bragging rights as they advanced to the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup tanks to a 2-1 victory over Acle.

Ross King is congratulated by his team mates having just scored the equaliser for Kirkley & Pakefield in a 3-3 draw at Hadleight United. Picture: Steve Wood

League leaders Norwich United will look to start strengthening their position at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division table this afternoon.

Watton United FC would like to thank former player Richard Spilman of Richard Spilman Building Contractors, pictured with the team, for the sponsorship of the new first-team kit and tracksuits for the next two seasons.

Watton United progressed to the third round of CS Morley Cup after a 2-1 win against UEA Reserves.

Action from Swaffham Town's 5-2 win against Braintree Town Reserves in the Thurlow Nunn First Division, with Swaffham's Joe Jackson pictured levelling the score in the 39th minute.Picture: Eddie Deane

There are smiles all round at Swaffham Town at the moment, with both the club’s first team and reserves team sitting top of their league tables.

Watton based Lifetime Racing team with Amanda Black on the left and Ian Anderson on the right with team manager Dan Eagling middle.

For the second time this year Alex Brundle has been in touching distance of victory in America only to be denied the climb to the top step of the podium by a mixture of misfortune and collisions.

Norfolk Entertainment

The People's Tower being built which is a cardboard replica of St Peter Mancroft Church for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2014. The finished tower. Picture: Denise Bradley

A director of music, a city theatre and an art fair are among the people’s choice when it comes to Norfolk’s great champions of the arts.

GoGoDragons design by Karis Youngman, age 20.

From colourful creatures inspired by the myths and legends surrounding dragons to fire-breathing beasts celebrating our fine city – our design-a-dragon competition sparked a huge array of great entries from people of all ages.

Witches Sarah Wise, Abbie Panks and Hannah Burns from the Fairyland Trust. Picture: SUBMITTED

Mount your broomsticks, practise those cackles and head for Holt Hall this weekend where the magical Fairyland Trust will be celebrating The Real Halloween.

Peter Tolhurst is bringing out a new book this month called Norfolk Parish Treasures: North and West Norfolk
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Writer and publisher Peter Tolhurst has spent ten years putting togethera new series of books featuring every single Norfolk village. TREVOR HEATON talks to the creator of a work destined to become a local classic.

Author Simon Barnes at the marshland near his home at Heckingham in the evening sunshine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

His books on birds, nature and sport have been read by millions - and taken him all over the world. But the place best-selling author Simon Barnes calls home is in Norfolk. David Powles caught up with him ahead of his latest release - and a very special surprise for EDP readers.

Norfolk sport

Ove Fundin, 79 year old former world speedway champion and Norwich Stars rider, at Horham Community centre to support the bid to relaunch the Norwich Stars team.

It was 60 years ago when a young unknown and shy Swedish speedway rider made his way to Norwich by train, pushing his bike, held together with bits of old wire and string, between stations.

Remy Gordon got a consolation for Wroxham in their defeat to Harlow Town.

Wroxham tumbled out of the FA Trophy after a comprehensive defeat against fellow Ryman League Division One North outfit, Harlow Town.

Dereham Town's Ryan Hawkins bagged a brace for the Magpies on Saturday.

A brace from in-form Ryan Hawkins ensured that Dereham progressed in the FA Trophy.

Great Yarmouth Town claimed local bragging rights as they advanced to the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup tanks to a 2-1 victory over Acle.

Stephen Spriggs slotted home Lynn's equaliser. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town overcame all the odds to record a spectacular win over Marine and propel themselves into the top five of the Northern Premier Division.

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