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Pancake Day is around the corner and many people will be celebrating the annual event by frying up a large heap to share with friends and family.

The sun was shining and it felt reasonably warm for the time of year, after those cold Easterly winds, so I decided to dust down my old trusty bicycle and go for a ride in the country, something I have done for some 50 plus years.

Some 30 years before the start of the East Anglian derby between Norwich and Ipswich, a different Norfolk/Suffolk rivalry was born.

Peterborough

British Summer Time officially begins at 1am on the last Sunday in March.

Power has now been restored to homes affected by Storm Doris, which ripped through the region on Thursday.

UK Power Networks

Nearly all homes and businesses in East Anglia have had power restored to their properties after work was carried out by engineers this morning.

People in the region are facing the biggest hike in their council tax bills for a decade, with those living in Band D properties facing an annual increase of around £66.

Broadland District Council

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Alex Vincent

Swaffham Town claimed a well deserved point away at fellow strugglers Hadleigh United – but it should have been all three.

Wymondham overcame the brave challenge of lowly Swaffham to claim a hard-fought win, although the bonus point eluded them.

Swaffham Town were unlucky to go down to a 1-0 defeat at Ipswich Wanderers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Matthew Blackford

The Days Sportswear Division Four KO Cup semi-finals were played and the final will be between Westbury Social Club who won 6-1 at Abbotts 07 and Eriswell who won 5-2 at home to Rattlesden.

Norton

Watton and Swaffham Events

Lambs – cute, cuddly and at a farm near you. As farmers have their hands full dealing with Spring newborns, you can see this marvel up close too.

Easton and Otley College

See swathes of snowdrops and early spring flowers at Raveningham, Oxburgh, Thorpe Market and Walsingham, while get up close to ponies and tracking at Sheringham Park.

Norfolk Entertainment

Races, records, relays and stacks of snacks are planned for Pancake Day 2017

City College Norwich

We live in unsettling times. The world is anxious, the economy is fragile, long-term job prospects for anyone, regardless of qualifications, are not as secure as they were a generation ago. Young people are struggling to get on the property ladder and wonder what the future brings.

United Kingdom

And the Oscar goes to? Your predictions are in — and if you’re right La La Land is in for a good night

Manchester

Lambs – cute, cuddly and at a farm near you. As farmers have their hands full dealing with Spring newborns, you can see this marvel up close too.

Easton and Otley College

Chart-topping pop-rockers Wheatus are coming to Norwich for a gig at The Waterfront later this year.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Sport

The Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title race took another twist this weekend as Gorleston gave up ground after a 2-1 defeat at Ely City.

Ross King

Norwich United missed the perfect opportunity to heap more pressure on their play-off rivals when they went down at relegation-threatened Brentwood Town.

Dereham Town picked up an excellent three points after a close game at fifth-placed Cheshunt.

Luke Tuttle took his 2017 tally to eight goals in five appearances as Spixworth continued their march at the top of the Premier Division table.

Sam Shepherd

King’s Lynn Town’s new manager Ian Culverhouse apologised to the travelling fans after seeing his managerial career at The Walks begin on a humiliating losing note at Hitchin Town.

Lynn Town

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