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South Norfolk Council

The adorable mascot of a Norfolk swim school has a new name - thanks to a four-year-old boy.

A couple setting up a gin distillery business in their garage are hoping to celebrate with a ‘gin, gin’ if their planning application is approved.


Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Wortwell, near Harleston in South Norfolk

Drivers are being urged to drive to conditions after police reported a “ridiculous” number of collisions on the region’s roads.

An innovative health volunteer service in south Norfolk has been granted a further two years of funding.


How does a pub celebrate its six month birthday? With a beer festival, of course.

Peter Smith

Patients at a West Norfolk surgery were unable to visit their doctor this morning following a break-in at the premises.

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Diss Sport

Stradbroke played two very different T20 matches last week, winning one and losing the other.

The ever popular annual Peter Palmer Memorial competition was held at Diss Golf Club on Sunday.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you CALLUM SPRINGALL’s learnings from 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku.


The annual meeting of the Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League was held at the Central Hall, Wymondham.


Diss Events

The doctor turned comedian knows his way to the funny bone. As he bring his new show about saving the NHS to Diss Corn Hall, he tells us about swapping a stethoscope for stand-up.

Norwich Arts Centre

Ahead of summer gigs in Thetford and Newmarket, Olly Murs talks about being single again, taking pride in his work, and why he’s still just the same down-to-earth cheeky Essex chap that he always was. Simon Parkin reports.

United Kingdom

A cast of a thousand are going to celebrate our county in song during the closing ceremony of this year’s Royal Norfolk Show.


Independent Bookshop Week runs from Saturday, June 24 to Saturday, July 1. Here we look at some of the brilliant bookshops across the county you can visit to celebrate:

United Kingdom

There’s a cast of a thousand – and they’re all on song to celebrate Norfolk…

Primary School

Norfolk Entertainment

The Royal Norfolk Show 2017 has drawn to a close and tens of thousands of visitors headed out to the showground to enjoy the second and final day of the event - were you one of them?

An art collective has opened its studio and workshop doors in a celebration of local creativity.

Forest Live returns for another year as Elbow, Rick Astley, Olly Murs and Clean Bandit take to the stage this week. X-Factor runner-up Olly Murs, who has since had four number one singles, wants you to dance with him on Friday night when he performs his sold out show at Thetford Forest. From timings to travel, here is everything you need to know.

Celebrating the best of Americana, The Maverick Festival turns 10 this weekend. Founder Paul Spencer spoke to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about those first difficult years, how it’s evolved and issues an invite to Ed Sheeran who made his festival debut there.

Ed Sheeran

Co-directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda and Eric Guillon, the third chapter is a pick ‘n’ mix of ideas and an 80s soundtrack, but if you aren’t surrounded by hyperactive, chair-kicking brats, it is lots of fun.

Norfolk Sport

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you its 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix Review.


Long-serving Norwich United defender Steve Shipley has been granted a testimonial match as he steps into retirement after 12 seasons and more than 500 appearances as a Planters player.

Cambridge City

Dereham athlete Chris Baker competed for Great Britain at the European Team Championships in Lille.

United Kingdom

A man with disabilities from East Tuddenham who was nearly killed in a motorcycle accident has moved closer to achieving his dream of competing at the Paralympics after being called up to represent Team GB in the Invictus Games.

United Kingdom

GB team boss Alun Rossiter is counting on a passionate King’s Lynn crowd to roar his Lions into the final of the Speedway World Cup.


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