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The scene where an East of England Ambulance overturned on Thetford Road, Watton.

Update: Ambulance overturns on Norfolk road on way to 999 call

An ambulance on its way to 999 call overturned on a Norfolk road.

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The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Recovery College celebration event at Dunston Hall. Speaker Jane Sayer, director of nursing, quality and patient safety. Picture: Denise Bradley

Health watchdog urges mental health trust to improve community services in Norfolk and Suffolk

A mental health trust has been urged to improve the standard of community-based support after a survey of patients ranked Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust near the bottom of a national league table.

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Breckland Council leader Michael Wassell. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Broadband boost for Breckland

Some of the hardest to reach homes and businesses in Breckland look set to welcome better broadband connection speeds after the Government agreed to match fund a commitment made by the district council.

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With a Red Arrows painting are (from left) Henry Prince, Norfolk artist Michael Rondot, Roger Topp, Henry Lloyd and Tony Aldridge. Picture: Ian Burt

Photo gallery: Original Red Arrows pilot tells of surprise as the team celebrates 50 years

They are known around the world for their death-defying stunts, roaring engines and coloured smoke - but one of the Red Arrows founding pilots has said he didn’t think they would still be around today.

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Motorcyclists protest the use of steel wire barriers on the A11.

Video: Motorcyclists take to the A11 to protest “cheese wire” barriers

More than 200 bikers formed a procession of protest as they continued to fight the use of so-called “cheese wire” barriers.

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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on stage previously at Lowestoft's Marina Theatre.

Downton Abbey star supports Lowestoft armed forces charity concert at Marina Theatre

This weekend, millions of people are expected to tune in and watch the new series of television favourite Downton Abbey.

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    Hannah Walker & Chirs Thorpe: I Wish I was Lonely

    Six of the Best: Cultural highlights not to miss this week

    Poet Hannah Walker and writer Chris Thorpe explore the impact on our lives of mobile phones in I Wish I was Lonely, the latest stage production of To Kill A Mockingbird revisits the book in a new and original way, folk legends Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick return, Ruth Madoc and Ian Lavender star in a tender one-act play and violinist Tasmin Little opens Fressingfield Music Festival. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

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Peter Hickman (RAF Reserves Honda 1000) celebrates another first class ride at Donington. Picture: Barry Clay

Peter Hickman in points again for RAF Reserves at Donington

RAF Reserves Team rider Peter Hickman produced a brace of seventh-place finishes after another tussle with the big boys at the ninth round of the British Superbikes Championship at Donington.

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Action from Watton United's 2-0 win at Horsford United Reserves in Division Four of the Almary Green Anglian Combination, Watton's Nathan Lawes (blue).

Watton United strike back against Horsford United Reserves

Watton travelled to Horsford United Reserves with a slightly depleted side but came away victorious with a 2-0 win in Division Four of the Anglian Combination.

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Carol Chapman's horse Prince poses with his rosettes

Watton endurance rider wins gold rosette

Watton endurance rider Carol Chapman is back from her adventures at the Home International event in Scotland with a gold rosette – the equivalent of a UK grade one – and a second place prize from the biggest event of her life.

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Swaffham Town's (white) Mikey Thompson riding a challenge under the watch of Matthew Castellan during their side's FA Vase defeat at Yaxley. Picture: Eddie Deane

Eastern Counties League: Thetford continue strong start in Vase

Thetford Town’s impressive start to the season has continued with progress in the FA Vase against local rivals Ely City.

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The Round Norfolk Relay at Cromer. Annette Baker from BRJ Runners, Huntingdon.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Huge shadow is cast over Round Norfolk Relay event

Cambridge and Coleridge convincingly won the 197-mile Birketts Round Norfolk Relay which was overshadowed by the death of a competitor.

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The Magpies were not singing from the same hymn sheet on Saturday. Picture: IAN BURT

Harlow Town 6, Dereham Town 3 - Magpies rally but go down to a heavy defeat

Dereham Town’s seven-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at Harlow.

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Wroxham versus Waltham Abbey at Trafford Park. Photo: Steve Adams

Wroxham 0, Waltham Abbey 3 - Visitors get caught short but still leave with Ryman League points

Wroxham succumbed to their first home defeat of the season in Division One North of the Ryman League on Saturday as a resurgent Waltham Abbey claimed all three points at Trafford Park.

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