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Wisbech
The Co-operative shop on Plumstead Road, Norwich.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Co-op food stores in Watton, Wisbech and Norwich’s Plumstead Road are among 36 which will be sold off by the Co-operative Group as it sharpens its focus on convenience shopping.

MP Liz Truss (front) opens the new Carers Trust office at the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

An organisation which aims to support carers of all ages has opened its new offices in a town.

Elizabeth Truss

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Ickburgh on Sunday.

Cambridge
The EACH Ride For Life at Santon Downham 2014.

A children’s charity has made a plea for support after it revealed the number of entrants for one of its key fundraisers is down on previous years.

Thetford
Housing in Norwich's Silver Triangle.

Explore our interactive map to find out how much homes are selling for on your street.

Norfolk
The collision involved a car and a motorcycle.

The woman has been taken to Addenbrookes Hospital with what police describe as “life changing injuries”.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Two types of equipment that will help elderly patients falling have been selected to be used at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Mon, 06:30
Ross King
Great Yarmouth Town toast their promotion.

Fakenham Town completed a great escape on the final day as their 1-0 win at Walsham-le-Willows saw the Ghosts climb out of the Premier Division relegation zone, writes Mark Armstrong.

Football action from Spixworth (Red) v Acle (Black and White) in the Anglian Combination Premier Division. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Acle United are celebrating their fourth successive Sterry Cup triumph after their 2-0 win over Spixworth.

Sam Shepherd
Adam Mason is urging the Bloaters to get across the line. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Great Yarmouth Town will be hoping to take the first step towards joining East Anglia’s footballing elite this afternoon.

Premier Division
Sixteen-year-old Tom Yarham shone during Fakenham's EAPL play-off semi final. Picture: RONNIE HEYHOE

Fakenham’s dream of rejoining the region’s elite begins with a trip to Old Buckenham.

Barton Wanderers

The battle to avoid relegation from the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division will be decided on the final day of the season.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Watton and Swaffham Events

Britain's Got Talet magician Jamie Raven perform in Norwich city centre ahead of his tour.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

From the Britain’s Got Talent stage to Norwich Market – magician Jamie Raven took his impressive tricks out onto the streets of Norwich ahead of appearing at the Theatre Royal in June.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Entertainment

Sheringham Little Theatre present Play in a Day, a one-day drama workshop

Children as young as three are being invited to take part in what has been described as one of the most important cultural events in Norfolk.

Norwich
Norwich Film Festival. Photo: submitted.

Filmmakers and volunteers are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Norwich Film Festival.

Restaurants on Deliveroo: Shiki, Yemek Yemek and Brick Pizza. (L-R)

Bored of bad takeaways? Well now, thanks to a range of restaurants in Norwich and a few helpful cyclists, things are changing on the city’s food scene.

United Kingdom
Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards. Photo: Patrik Bonnet.

An eclectic mix of music, performance, literature and live art is in store for audiences at the Norwich Arts Centre this spring.

Norfolk
The Lost In Translation Circus Company in their new home, St Michael of Coslany. Massimiliano Rossetti, Annabel Carberry, right, Roisin Morris, and Eduardo Ricciardelli, left. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Acrobatics and tricks are being performed in a former Norwich church after a circus company made the historic building its new home.

Norfolk

Norfolk Sport

Vauxhall Mallard's Mitchell Todd. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Mitchell Todd played key roles with both bat and ball as Vauxhall Mallards maintained their promising start to the new Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League season.

Bury
Norwich United (yellow) against Mildenhall in the Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup final at Diss. A dejected Norwich United after losing to Mildenhall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The bewildered expressions of the Norwich United players at the final whistle of this cup final summed up just how dramatic the closing stages of the match had been.

Premier Division
Ex-Norwich City FC boss Nigel Worthington presents the winners Runton with the cup. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The goals rained in during the climax of the Cromer Lifeboat Cup competition.

Action from Norfolk against Lincolnshire, Unicorns Trophy cricket. Lincolnshire batsman Dan Freeman ducks under the ball from Norfolk bowler Adam Todd. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk’s promising start to the new season continued yesterday when they made light of the absence of skipper Chris Brown to make it two wins out of two in the Unicorns Minor Counties Knockout Trophy.

National League North - 
Lowestoft Town v Gloucester City at Crown Meadow.
 Michael Spillane leaving the pitch at the end of the game. 

Picture: James Bass

As Lowestoft’s players sunk to the turf, the Blues looked a tired football club in more ways than one.

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