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The christening of Princess Charlotte at Sandringham Church, featured in Long To Reign Over Us. Picture: Matthew Usher.

There’s still time to snap up a piece of Norfolk’s unique Royal history in time for Christmas.

Launch of the EDP / QEH Excel Appeal at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It may only be a 30-minute activity but it can make the world of difference to an elderly patient.

Last year's John Lewis Christmas TV advert featured Sam and Monty the penguin, but can you remember other TV adverts from Christmas past? Photo: John Lewis/PA Wire

How well do you know Christmas TV adverts from years gone by?

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A beech tree came crashing down into a Swaffham cemetery, damaging a handful of gravestones.

A tree on Springfield Road has blown over due to strong winds in Gorleston, taking a wall down with it.

Police have warned drivers to drive to the conditions as strong winds have brought down a number of trees across the region.

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Helen Vinsen from The Maddermarket Theatre and GoGoMadder taking a look at Year of the Dragons, the new GoGoDragons! book. 

To celebrate the incredible success of the GoGoDragons! charity art trail we have teamed up with the East of England Co-op to create a special souvenir book telling the full GoGoDragons! story.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Thurlow Nunn League

Two new regimes are preparing for derby battle this afternoon as Swaffham make the short trip to Thetford.

Leading wicketkeeper Andy Dale with Emma Conway, Andy Dale, John Tythcott, vice-chairman Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture: Newsmakers PR

Cricketers from Swaffham, Thetford and Mundford were among the award winners when the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance honoured its heroes of the summer.

Alex Vincent rounds Acle keeper Scott Cruickshank to bag Swaffham's second goal. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town will look to shake off their shock Norfolk Senior Cup exit when they head into derby battle at Thetford Town on Saturday.

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Acle twice fought back from two goals down to cause a Norfolk Senior Cup upset at Swaffham Town.

Jack Defty
Gorleston, green, will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Ipswich Wanderers, blue, on Saturday. Picture: JAMES BASS

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler admits to having doubts his side can make it all the way to Wembley in the FA Vase – but would love to be proved wrong.


Watton and Swaffham Events

Holt Christmas lights switch on, 2014. 

Our towns and villages will soon sparkle with Christmas lights. Here’s all you need to know about when and where the lights will be turned on over the coming weeks.


Norfolk Entertainment

Father Christmas on the Bure Valley Railway.

Find some of the best things to do in our region this weekend with our guide to what’s on.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at The Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: Mark Ivan Benfield

Aslan the lion and the White Witch are heading to Norwich this Christmas as the magical world of Narnia casts its spell on a city theatre.

Norwich Puppet Theatre's Celebrity Puppet Auction

An eclectic mix of colourful characters created by artists and celebrities has raised thousands of pounds for Norwich Puppet Theatre.

Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts at a reduced price ahead of the festive season.

Reportedly the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts and electrical goods at a reduced price ahead of the festive season. Here we share the discounts on offer at Great British Life available 27 - 30 November 2015

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Rhys Logan will be hoping there is less Dereham Town frustration today. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Dereham Town head to Great Wakering Rovers looking to secure a third league win on the spin, writes Rene Kendal.

Lowestoft advanced go the first round proper of the FA Trophy this afternoon at a windswept Crown Meadow.

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Jack Defty, pictured during Swaffham's surprise 4-3 home loss to Acle United in the Norfolk Senior Cup last weekend, could be up against one of his former King's Lynn team-mates today, Thetford boss Danny White. Picture: Eddie Deane

Two new regimes are preparing for derby battle this afternoon as Swaffham make the short trip to Thetford.

Thurlow Nunn League
Harvey Hodd was part of Norwich City's FA Youth Cup winning squad of 2013. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Lowestoft Town will be drawing inspiration from outside of Suffolk as they kick-start their latest quest to reach Wembley.

Wroxham, blue, are getting some bodies back. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Wroxham are on the road to Hertfordshire this afternoon as they visit Cheshunt, writes Adrian Gowling.


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