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Charles Carter, Breckland Council's executive member for growth.

A key document which will shape the future development of Breckland will now go out to public consultation after lengthy debate by councillors.

Crew manager Leesa Espley, from Heacham fire station. Picture: Chris Wood

Wondering what you’ll do with all that time on your hands when the children go back to school? How about becoming a firefighter?

Police have appealed for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Watton

A woman fought off a would-be mugger after he tried to steal her handbag on a pavement in Watton.

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Window collapse at Oxborough Hall.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Experts are still investigating why tonnes of masonry collapsed into the courtyard of the 15th Century moated manor house, near Swaffham, last Thursday night.

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GCSE results at Sprowston High School. Kelsey Andrews, left, who celebrated her birthday as well as her exam results with Alice Trett. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

GCSE results in Norfolk and Suffolk have gone up, as schools across the counties reported improvements on last year’s figures.

Mid Norfolk GCSE results day

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Students checking their GSCE results at Alderman Peel High School, Wells. Picture: Ian Burt

Head teachers praised the achievements and efforts of students in Fakenham, Wells, Dereham, Reepham, Litcham, Watton and Swaffham.

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Live: GCSEs 2016: Live results map

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Keep up to date with the latest GCSE exam results with our live map

Our live GCSE results map will show how schools across Norfolk have performed in GCSE exams compared to previous years.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Friday, August 26, 2016
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Jack Barber, left, in action for Fakenham Town on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

The players of Fakenham Town have another chance to secure their Clipbush Park future as Wayne Anderson prepares to wield the axe.

Elmham'’s Olly Hall on his way to 20 to go with his 4-51 bowling stint. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout
Damian Hilton will be back in the dugout as Wroxham look to start a FA Cup adventure. Picture: WROXHAM FC

Wroxham, Dereham Town and Norwich United will be aiming to ensure Norfolk enjoys a far happier FA Cup return this afternoon.

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Joint Yarmouth bosses Adam Mason, front, and Martyn Sinclair. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Great Yarmouth Town have their own Norfolk-Suffolk rivalry to sort out this afternoon when the Bloaters head to Ipswich Wanderers looking for their second win of the season.

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Ben Squire defies the odds at Cadwell Park

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Watton racer Ben Squire, pictured with new baby Zach, enjoyed a successful weekend at Cadwell Park in the No Limits Racing Series.

Watton racer Ben Squire was expecting little from his trip to Cadwell.

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Brilliant bakeries in Norwich: Crusty Corner Bakery (left) and Dozen Artisan Bakery.

With The Great British Bake Off finally back on our screens, many will be attempting to whip up tasty pastries that would make Mary Berry proud, but if baking isn’t for you, why not leave it to the professionals and head to one of these brilliant bakeries instead.

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The 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The EDP Peoples Choice Award winners. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

From festivals and theatre companies who put on great entertainment to visual artists who produce amazing work - a wonderful array of cultural champions have been nominated for our 2016 EDP People’s Choice Awards.

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Culture Works East, Great Hall Theatre Company, KlangHaus, Limelight Studios, Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays, Salt, Sewell Barn Theatre and Sheringham Little Theatre have all been shortlisted in the Norfolk Arts Awards - vote below for your favourite.

From festivals and theatre companies who put on great entertainment to visual artists who produce amazing work - a wonderful array of cultural champions have been shortlisted in our 2016 EDP People’s Choice Awards, and now it’s time to vote for your favourite Small Venue / Festival / Organisation / Production.

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August Bank Holiday Weekend, Flaunt, Norwich. Photo: Ellie Mitchell

Over the weekend many of you headed into the fine city to make the most of the Bank Holiday. Here’s a look at some of the best photos taken over the three days.

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Binham Priory Concerts, Cinema City, Diss Corn Hall
, King’s Lynn Festival

, Laugh in the Park


, Norfolk & Norwich Festival
, Norwich Philharmonic Society, Open, Thursford Christmas Spectacular and The Voice Project have all been shortlisted in the Norfolk Arts Awards - vote below for your favourite.

From festivals and theatre companies who put on great entertainment to visual artists who produce amazing work - a wonderful array of cultural champions have been shortlisted in our 2016 EDP People’s Choice Awards, and now it’s time to vote for your favourite Large Venue / Festival / Organisation / Production.

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Norwich United celebrate retaining the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title, with captain Andy Eastaugh handed the trophy.

Norwich United saw their clash with Soham abandoned within seconds, following a nasty injury to captain Andy Eastaugh.

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Lynn's Dylan Edge. Picture: Ian Burt

Gary Setchell saluted his battle weary warriors after they were outgunned by Kettering’s late onslaught.

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Rory Schlein out in front in heat four. Picture: Ian Burt

Wolverhampton 61 King’s Lynn 29

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Robert Eagle scored a late equaliser for Sudbury at Lowestoft.

Former Trawlerboy Robert Eagle came back to haunt Lowestoft Town with a 95th-minute equaliser as AFC Sudbury grabbed a share of the spoils at Crown Meadow.

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Lynn boss Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt

Patched-up Lynn were put to the sword by a resurgent second-half showing from Kettering.

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