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A mother has called for road safety measures outside a Dereham college after her son was knocked down by a car.

A leading GP has told how Norfolk and Waveney is facing “a major health crisis” as the area struggles to recruit enough doctors for its surgeries.

Cranswick Country Foods in Watton - On the production line. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Investors regained their appetites for meat producer Cranswick as the group said it was recovering from a fall in fresh pork sales.

Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

Breckland Council is being “made a laughing stock” by developers who want to ignore their affordable housing responsibilities, according to its members.

Steve St Clair has come across from the USA, to visit Castle Acre Priory, to research his ancestors who had links with the buidling. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Steve St Clair was born in western Virginia and runs an IT consultancy business in New York far from the picturesque remains of Castle Acre Priory.

Steel girders which caused disruption for motorists heading from Shipdham towards Watton have now been removed.

Hi octane fun at Snetterton for the charity day where visitors got to be passengers in high performance cars.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Speed lovers had a crash course in wet weather conditions at a charity event which gave them a chance to get in the cockpit of some top cars and get on the grid.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Swaffham Town swept to an impressive victory over Woodbridge Town to move up to second place in the Thurlow Nunn First Division.

Jay Penfold.

Swaffham’s Jay Penfold has a day out at the famous West Course at Wentworth to look forward to after becoming the Golf Days UK Norfolk Tour Champion for 2014.

Action from Watton United's 2-0 win against Corton Seltic in the CS Morley Cup.

Watton United progressed from round three of the CS Morley Cup with a 2-0 home win against Corton Seltic.

Action from Swaffham Town's 2-1 home win against March Town United, Matthew Castellan tries to get a shot away from a scramble following Jack Redhead's corner. Picture: Eddie Deane

Winning ways have returned for Swaffham Town after ending a fortnight wait to get back to league action in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties First Division.

Norwich United striker Matt Blake. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich United show no signs of giving up top spot during their 7-0 demolition of Ely City.

Watton and Swaffham Events

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Last night she made it to Blackpool for the next round of Strictly Come Dancing (just!) but Caroline Flack says that what she is really looking forward to is Christmas in Norwich.

Norfolk Entertainment

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David Green and Hattie Amey in Unscorched by Luke Owen at the Sewell Barn Theatre, Norwich

Sewell Barn brings a startling and insightful tale of the grim world of online policing to the Norwich stage.

Savorr art exhibition at The Undercroft in Norwich. Photo: Benjamin Beauchamp.

Contemporary art has been on display all this week in a special exhibition at The Undercroft in Norwich.

Oxburgh Hall packs up for the winter. 
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Celebrate Christmas at one of the region’s beautiful stately homes or reserves owned by the National Trust. From candlelit house tours to carol singing, wreath-making workshops to the chance to chat to Father Christmas, even Scrooge could find an event to get him in the festive spirit.

The Full Monty

The Full Monty, the unlikely box office hit about a bunch of unemployed Sheffield steel workers who turn to stripping to restore their pride, has been turned into a play by its original Oscar winning writer and is coming to Norwich starring a host of top TV actors. SIMON PARKIN reports.

Dawn French will perform at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on November 29-30.

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, as we head into December SIMON PARKIN offers 12 nights of comedy that will have us laughing all the way up to the season of good cheer.

Norfolk Sport

Ben Youngs. Picture: PA

Ben Youngs is hoping to get the opportunity to build on a solid return to the England starting line-up when the QBE Autumn Series concludes with a mouth-watering fixture against Australia.

Barry Pinches

Norwich cueman Barry Pinches insists he is happy with his form despite crashing out of the UK Snooker Championship at the first hurdle.

Lynn's Chris Ward. Picture: Ian Burt

Ten-man Lynn avoided a cup upset to reach the last eight of the Norfolk Senior Cup last night.

Shaun Stocker, right, looks set to play for Lynn in the Norfolk Senior Cup tonight. Picture: TIM SMITH

The home of quarter-finalists Gorleston will host this evening’s last scheduled Norfolk Senior Cup fourth round tie between Caister and King’s Lynn Town.

The WNSP, like Michael Vaughan, is able to celebrate 50 not out. Picture: BARRY BATCHELOR

The West Norfolk Sports Podcast has completed a perhaps not so memorable half century!

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