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Joint working has led to a 10 per cent drop in anti-social behaviour, according to a district council and Norfolk Police.

Stan Hebborn has been elected to Watton Town Council. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Two UK Independence Party candidates have been elected to Watton Town Council.

Deputy Parish Chair Ed Buscall and Parish Chair Debbie Harris on the possible new school footpath. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A community has raised concerns over safety after it was revealed children as young as four could be forced to walk nearly four miles a day to get to and from school if a bus service is scrapped.

Swaffham Town centre. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Businesses, councils and the public are being asked to help shape Breckland over the next 26 years.

Swaffham Lions' evening of song and celebration in aid of military charities at the Assembly Rooms. Pictured left to right Chloe Oulds, Tony Lakey, Chris Rainbow and Antony Clake. Photo: Steve Adams

The music and atmosphere of the wartime era was brought back to life as hundreds of pounds were raised for military charities.

Piper Natasha Fishlock (16) who took part in the Remembrance day celebrations in London. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It is a sound normally associated with the misty lochs and craggy hills of the Scottish Highlands – but now the mournful cry of the bagpipes can be heard on a housing estate in a Norfolk market town.

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A crash involving two vehicles has partially blocked the A47 near Swaffham.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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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.

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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.

Nigel Barnett at Fransham Forge. Picture: Matthew Usher

Artists’ studios and community exhibition spaces in the district will be throwing open their doors to visitors for a week as they take part in the annual Breckland Art Trail.

Norfolk Entertainment

Irko Tchakut will be selling fresh olives from Greece at the European Food and Craft Fair

From Belgian chocolates to Transylvanian glass, the flavour and feel of the continent comes to four Norfolk market towns over the next few weeks as they are transformed into bustling European market places.

Festive feat pix 20/11/14

Injest some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. SIMON PARKIN has a guide to the best places for gifts and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Sarah Perry - Winner of the 2014 East Anglian Book Awards.

The annual celebration of the best new East Anglian books took place last night at an awards ceremony in Norwich.

The Trench which is being staged at Old Buckenham Airfield

The Trench, inspired by the true-life story of the men who tunnelled in the First World War, gets a special staging at Old Buckenham Airfield, rock‘n’roll stalwart Joe Brown returns, Luke Wright hosts another Stand-Up Poetry Club, Foggy, Clegg and Compo come to the stage in Last of the Summer Wine, three artists are featured in exhibition Silks, Sable & Silva. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Cromer Pier Christmas Show 2014. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Cromer Pier’s Christmas Show has sprinkled on extra glitter to mark its 10th anniversary.

Norfolk Sport

Lewys Weaver on the charge for West Norfolk.

Billericay’s players were not the only ones left stunned on a day that West Norfolk dished out an 82-0 hammering.

Cliff Park Ormiston Academys Olivia Lovatt with Jessica-Jane Applegate (left) and Goldie Sayers (right) at Norwichs Dunston Hall.

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy’s Olivia Lovatt admitted all the hard work was worth it after her extracurricular efforts were rewarded by Paralympic gold medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate.

Runners at the start of the Norwich Half Marathon.

In his last column running expert Neil featherby reveals exactly what you should be doing on race day this weekend

Action from the 2013 Norwich Half Marathon.

So this is it…you’ve made it this far and with just over a week to go final preparations during the last week need to be spot on to get the very best out of all the training that has got you to this point.

Holt coach Ed Steed
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Languishing near the foot of London 2NE, Holt will be looking to draw a line in the sand and turn around their season when they host Basildon, who sit just two points above them.

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