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Developers behind a large substation which will be built off the A47 have been encouraged by the response they have had from the public.

Eric Seear with a photograph of his son Jack. Picture: Ian Burt

A heartbroken family are appealing for help to find a mobile phone, lost in Watton, containing the last cherished pictures of their son, who died of a brain tumour.

The extension of the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme is welcomed at County Hall. From left, Karen O'Kane, the programme director; Marie Strong, Broadband Working Group chairman; George Nobbs, leader of the Norfolk County Council; Mark Pendlington, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership chairman; and Bill Murphy, BT managing director for Next Generation. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

£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

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

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Silence could be golden in Norfolk if a trial to cut out noise on the sidelines of youth football matches across the border is deemed to be a success.

Action from Watton United's 4-1 win at St Andrews Reserves.

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.

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

Edouard Manet Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus (1868, oil on canvas) on display at Norwich Castle Museum. Image: Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford

The Manipulate Festival returns with world class visual theatre, innovative puppetry and animation, comedy returns to the Diss Corn Hall, Manet’s paintings featuring in major exhibition, the Julian Costello Quartet and Geno Washington visit, and there is an exciting collaboration between the Eaton Concert Series and the Norfolk Composers Group. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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 future, 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.

Manipulate Festival at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Mr Carmen by Theatre AKHE. Photo: Vladimir Telegin.

A festival involving puppets — something for the kids then? Think again, Manipulate puts an adult spin on an art form traditionally aimed at children, bringing premieres and some of the world’s best visual theatre artists to Norwich. SIMON PARKIN reports.

Film feat pix 29/1/15

Never underestimate the soothing power of a hug. With one simple squish, you can provide comfort, encouragement or a simple how-do-you-do that transcends a thousand well-chosen words.

Cast members of Cromer church's pantomime, Dick Whittington. Photo: Karen Bethell

With lashings of corny jokes, generous helpings of music, magic and mayhem - and a town councillor and a couple of vicars thrown in to the mix – Cromer parish church members’ production of Dick Whittington promises to provide fun and laughter for all the family.

Norfolk Sport

Royal Norwich Golf Club, Hellesdon, Norwich
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Another significant step forward has been taken in the plans to relocate Royal Norwich Golf Club to nearby Weston Park.

Pro darts player Jason Lovett pictured with fellow darts player and training partner Darren Webster.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Newcomer Jason Lovett is tapping into Darren Webster’s knowledge of the circuit to prepare for life on the big stage.

Jason Lovett and Roz Bulmer at their homely oche in Norwich. Picture: Antony Kelly

Domestic bliss is helping Norwich’s Jason Lovett cook up a storm in the darts world.

Finlay Barnham in action for Nottingham.

Retiring from rugby at the age of just 24 could have been a crushing blow for Finlay Barnham – fortunately however, he had a ‘plan B’.

The Freethorpe Ten race through the country lanes and villages around Freethorpe.

Picture: James Bass

A record-breaking entry of more than 500 runners took part in the Freethorpe 10-mile road race.

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