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Action from the sheep racing at Beachamwell Village Fete. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Woolly racers battle it out in the annual Lamb National

Visitors flocked to see a jump-racing meeting with a difference in a Norfolk village.

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Norfolk Police

Crashes cause traffic delays on A47

A series of crashes has caused delays along the A47 today.

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GPs are warning that waiting times could get longer because of a recruitment crisis.

Graphic: Doctors warn of longer waiting times for GP appointments in Norfolk and Suffolk

Senior doctors have warned patients to expect more delays after new figures revealed that almost a sixth of Norfolk and Suffolk residents have to wait more than a week for a GP appointment.

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University students are urged to sign up with a GP

East Anglia’s university students urged to sign up with a GP

With the beginning of term approaching, bringing a flurry of first year students, NHS England in East Anglia wants to stress the importance of registering with a local general practitioner (GP).

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Norfolk chief constable Simon Bailey. Pic: submitted.

Norfolk Police urged to improve child protection measures after inspection

A chief constable pledged to put extra child protection measures in place after an inspection called for Norfolk Police to produce an action plan to improve.

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East Anglia At War See all

A new WW1-linked exhibition called Letters Home, which    Rachel Willis is co-ordinating, includes letters, diaries and postcards.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Photo gallery: Poignant tales of pride, grief and pain from Norfolk soldiers on the front line

It was a cry for help, one of hundreds of thousands of letters written in desperation and with fading hope as a war which laid waste to a generation tore at the hearts of ordinary people far from the battlefield.

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  • Photo gallery: Bishop of Norwich to rededicate war chapel
  • Photo gallery: Home Front comes to Gressenhall for war weekend
  • Photo gallery: ‘First World War soldiers’ parade in Dereham one hundred years on
  • Costumed soldiers will re-enact the departure of troops from Dereham as they headed for the First World War
  • Norfolk Entertainment News See all

    Former Coronation Street actor, Kevin Kennedy, as Captain Hook, ready for the Theatre Royal Panto this year, Peter Pan. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

    From Curly Watts to Captain Hook - actor Kevin Kennedy gets set to join the Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime

    From Curly Watts to Captain Hook - actor Kevin Kennedy is set to take on the role of the sea-faring villain in this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime Peter Pan.

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Swaffham Town continue 100pc start to season

Swaffham Town will look to continue their winning start to the Thurlow Nunn First Division campaign when Team Bury vist Shoemakers Lane on Saturday.

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CC Breckland's Declan Davis riding in the VC Norwich 10. Picture: Fergus Muir

Cycling Club Breckland youngster Declan Davis wins time trial in Essex

Cycling Club Breckland 16-year-old Declan Davis had a hectic weekend of racing whilst camping out at the Mildenhall Cycling Rally.

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Marc Lockwood scores for Swaffham in their 29-28 home defeat to Woodbridge last season. Picture: Simon Ballard

New captain has high hopes for Swaffham RUFC

Swaffham RUFC have appointed back row forward Marc Lockwood as first-team captain for the season.

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Swaffham Golf Club men's captain Gordon Halewood (centre) with Mens Captain Weekend winners Ann Ewer and Nic Cains.

Ann Ewer wins scratch event at Swaffham Golf Club

The weekend involved a medal round for both ladies and men at Swaffham Golf Club on the Saturday followed by a “sixes” fun competition on the Sunday.

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Thetford take bragging rights in FA Cup clash with Swaffham

Thetford Town earned local bragging rights by seeing off Swaffham Town in the FA Cup extra preliminary round.

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Niels-Kristian Iversen, red, and Greg Hancock slam into the deck during Saturday's meeting. Picture: SPEEDWAYGP

King’s Lynn Stars rocked as Niels-Kristian Iversen’s season is ended by big Grand Prix crash

King’s Lynn Stars’ hopes of lifting the Elite League title suffered a monumental blow last night after their number one was ruled out for the rest of the term through injury.

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Action from King's Lynn Town v Trafford at The Walks - Frustration for Lynn Town as they lose 1-0. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Late chances fail to mask King’s Lynn Town’s below-par showing against Trafford

Even the most ardent Linnets fan would do well to believe their team didn’t deserve to taste defeat at the weekend.

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In-form Wroxham progress in FA Cup after putting Great Yarmouth Town to the sword

Wroxham had to come from behind before defeating Great Yarmouth in a pulsating FA Cup derby.

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