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A “bubbly and vivacious” woman died after her car crashed into a tree, an inquest has heard.

Police investigate the fatal road accident near Scoulton where one person died.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A campaigner has launched a fresh appeal to reduce speed limits along a dangerous stretch of road after a man died when his car plunged into a ditch.

The Watton Town sign. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Watton could be set for another 200 homes after a housing developer contacted Breckland Council to discuss a potential site.

Police investigate the road accident near Scoulton. Picture: Simon Finlay

Police are appealing for information after a man died when his car went into a ditch in Scoulton.

Emergency services were called to a crash on the A149 this afternoon.

A man has suffered serious injuries after a single vehicle collision which saw a van leave the road and collide with a tree near Mundford.

Sculptor Harriet Mead and Tony Abel with the horse sculpture made out of farm machinery to mark the end of the Abel Homes housing development. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A sculpture by one of the country’s leading wildlife artists has been unveiled at a housing development.

Screenshot from a Youtube video of dangerous driving on the A11. Picture: Supplied

Dashboard camera footage of a driver’s dangerous manoeuvre on the A11 has been described as “frightening” by the man who captured it.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Tue, 18:09

Watton United gave a spectacular performance, displaying their best form of the season with an 8-0 victory over Sprowston Athletic Reserves in Division Four of the Anglian Combination.

Action from Swaffham Town Reserves' 3-0 defeat to Long Stratton Reserves in the Norfolk Junior Cup, with Isaac Linford pictured on the attack for Swaffham. Picture: Eddie Deane

Swaffham Town first team and reserves both went down to disappointing 3-0 defeats last weekend.

Thetford v Whitton Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Norwich United are flying the Norfolk flag as they continue their charge at the summit of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

Diss Town look to build on midweek cup success today when they host Norfolk rivals Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Two teams from the Almary Green Anglian Combination have been handed exciting draws in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Norfolk Entertainment

Paul Flannery as Treguard in Knightmare Live.

A tolling bell, a thumping heartbeat, an empty knapsack. For people of a certain generation that means only one thing: Knightmare.

Timothy Spall arriving at the BFI London film festival gala of  Mr. Turner at Odeon West End in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 10, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Turner. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

On his death bed, celebrated landscape painter and watercolourist Joseph Mallord William Turner, who was a divisive figure in the 19th-century art world, reportedly lamented, “So I am to become a non-entity.”

Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios: Gt Fransham-based Nigel Barnett at work in his studio.

Norfolk artists are being encouraged to take part in an annual county-wide celebration of art.

Norfolk Dixieland Jazz band

A one off session at the Skeyton Goat inn two years ago to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee has turned the pub into a jazz jewel in the crown.

Guitarist Manus Noble

An innovative young guitarist 
stars in the latest Cromer 
Music Evening concert this 
weekend.

Norfolk Sport

Tristan Cliffe, left, faces the camera.

Snetterton’s only night race of the season takes place on Saturday when the Lotus Cup UK Championship will be settled in a two-hour night-time event.

Matthew Baker (Great Yarmouth CC), from Norwich, pictured on his way to his first win in the Youth Race at the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League meeting at Mistley. Picture: Fergus Muir

Matt Baker (Great Yarmouth CC) scored his first Eastern Cyclo-Cross League win after an exciting race at Mistley in which five different riders held the lead at various stages of the race.

John Bailey on the remodelled Glaven. Can it host sea trout in the future?

It was in my first incarnation as a writer for the Eastern Daily Press that, getting on for 40 years or so ago, I wrote about sea trout under the title, A Yard of Silver.

JR Osborne with the new Snetterton-built Ralph Firman Racing championship winning car.

Snetterton racing car manufacturer, Ralph Firman Racing, made a hugely successful winning debut in America with their new Kawasaki-powered Formula 1000 single-seater race car.

PICTURE: Norwich'’s Chris Meddler is expected to be in the middle of the action in the Bangers at the Norfolk Arena on Saturday

Following hot on the heels of its Halloween Carnival Night, the stock car and banger racing action at King’s Lynn’s Norfolk Arena is the Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday (6pm).

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