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Yesterday, 18:26

A mill owner’s dream to see the historic building restored is set to be realised in his memory.

The Norfolk Festival of Choirs held at The Green Britain Centre, Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

One hundred and sixty singers from across the county filled a room with tuneful melodies at the first Norfolk Community Choirs Festival.

The new sign that detects motorists using their mobile phone. Photo : Steve Adams

Norfolk and Suffolk Police are starting a joint week-long crackdown on motorists who use phones while at the wheel.

Breckland Council's Lynda Turner

They are the ordinary people who we pass every day without a second thought.

Photo: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Thieves have stolen four Victorian style Royal Mail post boxes from three villages in Breckland over one weekend.

Picture: Matthew Usher

Norfolk police have warned car dealers and traders to be vigilant after vehicles were stolen from forecourts across the county.

Grime's Graves, English Heritage

From the mines of some of our earliest ancestors to castles and beautiful churches there is an abundance of history to be unearthed in Breckland.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Yesterday, 09:20

Norwich United extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division table to eight points thanks to a 4-2 win over Gorleston.

Swaffham’s struggles continued with a 28-7 home defeat to Crusaders in Greene King IPA Eastern Counties One.

Early frost and snow flurries led to Swaffham Town’s home fixture with King’s Lynn Town Reserves being postponed – completing a fortnight without a game for the Pedlars.

Watton United players, with manager Ian Hunt and assistant manager David Childerhouse, were presented with the Team of the Month award for November by Anglian Combination secretary Chris McColough.

Watton United kicked off the new year with a double success.

Ahmed Rhaouti turns his man to press the attackt in Swaffham Reserves' 4-2 win against South Walsham at Shoemakers Lane. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham will be looking for their first win in 2015 at home to King’s Lynn Reserves this weekend as they step up their promotion bid.

Watton and Swaffham Events

West Acre estate woodsman Luke Horncastle is organising a two day folk festival in July. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Luke Horncastle was so fed up of having to travel long distances outside his home county to folk music festivals he decided to do something about it.

Norfolk Entertainment

Norfolk 2000 Project Manager, Emma Reeve with an Anglo-Saxon object from the Norfolk Museums Service collection. Courtesy of Norfolk Museums Service. Photo: Emma Reeve.

A project exploring the stories of the people who have moved to Norfolk over last 2,000 years is seeking three local artists to create artwork inspired by historical immigration.

La Manada by David Pérez Karmadavis is one of the works that will feature in Playing With Space at Norwich Arts Centre.

A festival of film and performance takes place in and around Norwich Arts Centre this weekend.

West Norfolk Gilbert & Sullivan Society The Pirates of Penzance

Ever popular Gilbert & Sullivan comic operetta The Pirates of Penzance is staged in King’s Lynn, soul favourites The Commodores pay a rare visit, hotly tipped singer-songwriter Louis Baker plays, musical Sister Act is Norfolk and Norwich Operatic Society’s big show and there is a concert tribute to Jacqueline du Pré. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Reduced Shakespeare Comedy's The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged)

Talking about comedy is seldom that funny, so aiming for an entertaining history of it was a brave move for the Reduced Shakespeare Comedy.

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), The Black Brook, c1908, 77.5 x 93 cm, purchased by the Tate in 1935, as featured in Homage to Manet at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery from January 31-April 19 2015.

Homage to Manet, running from January 31 to April 19, is the latest blockbuster exhibition from Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, which brought us the hugely-popular Roman Empire: Power and People and The Wonder of Birds in 2014.

Norfolk Sport

Wroxham, blue, will host Scole, hopefully tonight. Picture: IAN BURT

Wroxham and Scole United will be praying the weather gods are shining on them this evening.

Jake Jones in FA Trophy action earlier this season against Stourbridge. Picture: TIM SMITH

Gary Setchell has been dealt another blow this afternoon after winger Jake Jones decided to leave King’s Lynn Town.

World Indoor Bowls Championships 2015 at Potters Resort, Hopton.
World Mens Singles Final.
Alex Marshall MBE with his winning trophy.

Picture: James Bass

DAVID RHYS JONES turns the spotlight on yesterday’s Open Singles final at Potters Leisure Resort.

Travelling to play relegation threatened Old Cooperians was always going to be difficult for a confident Diss outfit and in the end it took a late try from Peter Bray to secure a hard-fought success.

Two second half goals ended Dereham’s four game winning run at North Road.

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