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£17.9m extra funding will see 90% of properties in Norfolk get access to fibre-optic broadband.

Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Narborough Bone Mill a grant of £92,200. From left, Fred Munford, Emma Fendley, site owner Beryl Munford and Elaine Munford.

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.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Tue, 16:15

Watton United secured another three points on Saturday towards their promotion push from Anglian Combination Division Four with a 4-1 victory against St Andrews Reserves.

Action from Swaffham Town Reserves' 2-0 win against Mattishall Reserves at Shoemakers Lane, Jamie Buhlemann flicking on to provide a scoring opportunity.

Swaffham Town are now four matches unbeaten in the Thurlow Nunn First Division, after a rampant display away at Stowmarket.

Fakenham Town's Ashley Jarvis scored the only goal of the game, from the penalty spot. Picture: Ian Burt

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 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

The Selecter will be headlining this year's Reepham Festival

Organisers of this year’s Reepham Festival have announced that Ska legends The Selecter have signed up as the headline act.

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Every day they pass on their creative wisdom to the artists of the tomorrow, but for the next few weeks their own work will be taking centre stage in a special exhibition celebrating the talents of staff at Norwich University of the Arts.

North Walsham town centre.  Photo by Mark Bullimore

Singers and acoustic musicians are needed for a new series of “unplugged” music nights planned in North Walsham.

BARNUM, starring Brian Conley, is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo credit: Johan Persson.

Entertainer Brian Conley is returning to Norwich later this year to star in the musical Barnum.

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack on the live show of the BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy.

A Strictly Come Dancing star who is bringing his tour to three East Anglian coastal towns has hinted dancing queen Caroline Flack will be in the audience.

Norfolk Sport

Gary Setchell has dipped back into his book of contacts to add players to his paper-thin squad. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Gary Setchell has wasted no time in adding fresh blood to his King’s Lynn Town squad by signing Chester’s Peter Winn on a month’s loan.

Gary Setchell is enduring testing times at The Walks. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Gary Setchell is under no illusions just how difficult his job at King’s Lynn Town is becoming.

It's been a couple of months to forget for Gary Setchell. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Sports reporter GAVIN CANEY takes an in-depth look at why King’s Lynn Town are enduring what boss Gary Setchell admits are testing times during their second season in the Evo-Stik (Northern League) Premier Division.

Wroxham set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Norwich United as they strolled to victory over underdogs Scole United.

Ryan Hawkins was on target for Dereham Town against Needham Market. Picture: IAN BURT

Dereham boosted their promotion challenge with an excellent win over second placed Needham Market at Aldiss Park last night.

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