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Up and down the country, pubs are closing, as costs rise and numbers of punters dwindle. In some corners, though, optimism remains. Lauren Cope reports.

A village could get nearly 80 new homes after plans were submitted for a large housing development.

A burglar broke into a care home and stole the treasured jewellery of an 88-year-old resident, who died two months afterwards, a court heard.

A pig farm with 70 years of history in a Norfolk village is planning to move 700m to modernise its facilities further away from houses as the community expands.

A pair of Breckland towns are the latest to benefit from new rapid electric car chargers.

Norfolk County Council and Norfolk police have warned about multiple scams trying to catch residents out.

More than 100,000 sick days were taken by NHS staff in Norfolk last year due to mental health struggles, it can be revealed.

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Watton and Swaffham Sport

Sunday, August 11, 2019

It has been a mixed week for Swaffham Town with a great win in the league at neighbours Thetford Town being followed by an exit at the first hurdle in the FA Cup.

Promoted Swaffham got their Premier Division campaign off to a winning start as the Eastern Counties League rolled into action.

A midweek 3-1 victory over Great Yarmouth Town gave Swaffham Town the opportunity to try some training moves and provided a stage for players to show Paul Hunt their skills and development.

Watton and Swaffham Events

From the Black Shuck to an oak tree grown from a witch buried there, a new book celebrates the county's weird and wonderful folklore.

Watton Carnival is gearing-up for the celebration of life in the town by bringing all ages together to take part in events and its carnival procession.

All the fun of the fair has come to a Norfolk hotel this summer with their new themed afternoon tea which nods to a Disney classic.

The culture and character of a wartime era was brought to life following the return of a Norfolk town's popular Dad's Army Day.

The programme for the latest edition of a much-loved arts festival has been unveiled.

Norfolk Entertainment

A street party is being planned to bring the 'hole' town of Sheringham together after the reopening of the High Street.

A beer festival celebrating the best of Norfolk's independent breweries marks the start of Cromer Carnival on Friday (August 16) and, with Cromer Voluntary Entertainments Organisation (CVEO) celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the hugely popular annual event looks set to be bigger and better than ever.

The streets were alive with the sound of music in Fakenham as more people flocked to the town's annual music festival than ever before.

There are an amazing range of statues across the region, Here are 25 of the most iconic - which is your favourite?

Some familiar faces will be appearing on television next week to take part in a special recording.

Norfolk Sport

It has been a mixed week for Swaffham Town with a great win in the league at neighbours Thetford Town being followed by an exit at the first hurdle in the FA Cup.

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