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They are sites which tell the stories of our rich historical past – but more buildings, churches and conservation areas are now deemed at risk in the region.

National Trust East of England environmental awards 2014 Photo Phil Mynott ©NT

The guardians of the region’s stately homes and protected countryside have given a pat on the back to their “green” champions.

Chris Ball, pharmacist at Hurn Chemist in Norwich, who is part of a new campaign urging patients to cut down on wasted medicines. Picture: Supplied

Patients have been urged to help save the NHS millions of pounds after it emerged that almost £5m was being lost every year in Norfolk through unused prescription medicines.

Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

A car park in Attleborough which was shut for resurfacing will reopen on Monday - with works set to begin in Watton.

Breckland Council. Picture: Ian Burt

The people of Breckland are being asked to have their say on how their area will grow over the next 22 years.

Norfolk's chief fire officer has warned if he has to make substantial cuts it would put firefighter jobs and engines at risk.

Firefighter jobs and fire engines could be at risk if “substantial cuts” are forced on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in the years ahead, the county’s chief fire officer has warned.

Residents of Watton protest against the new houses being built on Saham Road, during an exhibition of the plans. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Plans to build homes in Watton have been met with opposition.

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Watton and Swaffham sport

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Two teams from the Almary Green Anglian Combination have been handed exciting draws in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Scott Pitchers and Freddy Pett (right) celebrate first and second respectively. Picture: Barry Clay

Local teams experienced mixed fortunes at Brands Hatch on the day Shane Byrne wrapped up his fourth British Superbike Championship.

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham finally discovered their form in a cup competition as they beat Hempnall 2-1 in a physical Norfolk Senior Cup clash.

Norwich City's Cameron King and striker Carlton Morris caught the eye of Neil Adams in the recent development league win over Tottenham's U21s. Photo: Bill Smith

Young Norwich City star Cameron King is hoping his man-of-the-match performance for the club’s Under-21s will have caught the eye of the man who matters most – manager Neil Adams.

Great Yarmouth Town claimed local bragging rights as they advanced to the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup tanks to a 2-1 victory over Acle.

Norfolk Entertainment

Family feat pix 23/10/14

Behold, the witching hour is almost upon us and there are plenty of terrifying adventure to scare you out of your wits this Halloween week. SIMON PARKIN picks some of the highlights to send shivers down your spine.

Family feat pix 23/10/14

Schools are out once again and families looking for some perfect half term fun are spoilt for choice. SIMON PARKIN highlights some of the shows taking place this week.

Young people preparing for the Hostry Festival's Debut event,

Young wordsmiths will be taking to the stage this weekend in a special event celebrating emerging writers.

The winners of the 2014 Paint Out Norwich competition.
1st Prize Haidee-Jo Summers. Title: Work to be Done - Elm Hill in Oil
2nd Prize Chris Daynes. Title: The Watergate - Pulls Ferry in Oil 
3rd Prize Roy Connelly. Title: The Dark Entry - Norwich Cathedral in Oil

An oil painting of one of Norwich’s most historic streets has scooped first prize in the inaugural Paint Out Norwich competition.

Simon Pritchard. Photo by Sophia France.

An exhibition of cult movie-inspired poster art is being held at the Forum in Norwich until Sunday.

Norfolk sport

Two teams from the Almary Green Anglian Combination have been handed exciting draws in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Jolyon Palmer gives some wannabe a few tips at Snetterton four years ago. Photo: Adrian Judd/EDP library

Anyone signing up for a seat in Formula One for 2015 will be extremely thankful – because those queuing up to join or rejoin the grid would form a lengthy line.

City of Norwich Athletics Club volunteers (from left) Keith Yellop, Helen Stubbs, Tania Spurling (England Athletics) and Mike De Silva have received awards for their service.

Three City of Norwich Athletics Club (CONAC) members have received special awards for their service as volunteers.

Norfolk PFA matchplay champion Mark Spooner (left) and runner-up Ian Ellis.

Ian Ellis shrugged off a rare setback as he prepares for another big challenge in what has been an exciting season.

Scratch Matchplay champion Jack Yule with Dan Jones (left) and Doug Gilchrist. Picture: Norfolk CGU

Jack Yule maintained his excellent finish to the season when he made it a hat-trick of victories in the Norfolk Match Play Championships at Barnham Broom at the weekend.

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