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Many people hope they will see the day when a Guardian Angel falls from the sky.

Hundreds of students across Norfolk and Suffolk nervously awaiting results will soon discover how they fared in their A-levels.

It has helped them to build new skills and transform not only their own lives, but part of the community they live in.

The train operator has cancelled 15 train services today due to track problems near London and the derailed freight train in Suffolk. See if your travel plans have been affected here.

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A Suffolk woman who carried out a vicious attack on her 91-year-old father who suffers from dementia as he sat in a chair has been jailed for two years.

Commuters from Norfolk and Waveney stations to London are facing rises of hundreds of pounds in their season ticket fares next year as inflation crept up in July.

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Swaffham secured victory in the Carter NACO Shield final at Dereham after beating Thetford in a keenly-fought contest by 45 runs.

Ryan Conroy led by example as Thetford recorded a nailbiting one wicket win at Bradfield in their latest Norfolk Alliance Division One fixture.

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After a weekend off Swaffham Town return to action on Saturday when they travel to Bedford Town in the preliminary round of the FA Cup.

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Swaffham professional Nic Cains turned on the style over two gruelling days to win one event - and finish runner-up in another.

On a very blustery but thankfully dry morning, the ladies of Richmond Park Golf Club took to the course with their guests for the annual Invitation Day.

Watton and Swaffham Events

There’s plenty of music and family fun going on in our area this weekend. Here are our top 10.

Rain, rain — go away. With today’s heavy showers it pays to be prepared for your summer fun not to be spoilt. Thankfully there is still plenty to do with wellies and an umbrella.

With the summer holidays in full swing, here are a selection of things to do in West Norfolk this weekend.

There are events big and small to enjoy this weekend. Here are our top 10 suggestions.


It’s a busy weekend ahead for our region with everything from raft races to motorbikes, music, beer and afternoon tea. Take your pick from our top 10 selection.

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Cromer carnival-goers had a chance to try their hand at preparing the town’s most famous fare, at an open-air crab-dressing competition staged as part of an afternoon of children’s events.


Top reggae band UB40 is coming to north Norfolk – and some of our lucky readers can win FREE tickets to the show.

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From custard to chicken katsu, an innovative Norfolk chef is bringing sweet and savoury buns to the heart of Norwich Market.


Norwich arts venue The Garage is to extend the number of performing arts qualifications it offers by running a GCSE drama course from January 2018.


A broadcasting legend has postponed his visit to Norwich this autumn.


Norfolk Sport

Il Primo Sole made a thoroughly impressive debut as he strolled to victory in the opening Bet toteplacepot At Novice Stakes at Great Yarmouth.

Indie Vaughan-Jones enjoyed victory at Horseheath at the weekend with Cool Blue in the BE90 class.

Following the unsettled weather of late the conditions for Hickling Broad’s weekend Regatta were near perfect.

Buckland Beau’s long quest for a win on the turf can come to an end at Great Yarmouth on Thursday evening.

Holt lost by 101 runs in their latest Norfolk League encounter at home to Drayton.

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