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Diss High School

Today was a big day for students all over the country as they raced to their schools to pick up the envelope that told them just how well they had done in their A-level exams.

Hundreds of students in Norfolk and Waveney nervously awaiting results will today discover how they fared in their A-levels.

A Norfolk butcher is hoping his sausages go off with a bang when he takes part in the best sausage contest at the end of the month.

Crime is rising on the region’s railways, new figures reveal - but police say your chances of becoming a victim still remain low.

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They planted a seed of £500 in a new natural fertiliser business.

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A mother is appealing for the man who knocked her teenage son off his bike, before giving him £10 and driving away, to come forward.

Residents are set to start fundraising to save their village’s last remaining pub from closure and redevelopment.

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Diss Sport

Beccles Town

Wells Town’s new season in Division Two of the Anglian Combination starts this Saturday with the visit of Thetford Rovers to Beach Road (2.30pm).

Diss Town opened their Thurlow Nunn Division One campaign with a respectable 1-1 draw against Halstead at Brewers Green Lane on Saturday.

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Diss suffered their first Norfolk Alliance Division One defeat in 12 games at the hands of an in-form Stow side.

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Diss Golf Club’s Junior Club Championships took place at the beginning of the month.

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The sixth annual Pub v Parish cricket match took place at the Withersdale playing field on Sunday.

Diss Events

Arts correspondent Emma Knights highlights 20 shows and events taking to the stage in Norfolk in August.


Paul Irving, who has built a company putting on hundreds of shows after launching his show business career at his home town theatre, is bringing his latest dance and music spectaculars to the region.


A free music event is promising a night of fantastic entertainment as it returns to a South Norfolk market town for its 12th consecutive year.


If you visit one particular South Norfolk town this weekend, you may be forgiven for thinking you have travelled back in time.

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Yet another successful Laugh In The Park came to typically hilarious end thanks to a highly-enjoyable 45 minute set by the energetic Russell Kane on Sunday night.


Norfolk Entertainment

Cromer carnival-goers had a chance to try their hand at preparing the town’s most famous fare, at an open-air crab-dressing competition staged as part of an afternoon of children’s events.


Top reggae band UB40 is coming to north Norfolk – and some of our lucky readers can win FREE tickets to the show.

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From custard to chicken katsu, an innovative Norfolk chef is bringing sweet and savoury buns to the heart of Norwich Market.


Norwich arts venue The Garage is to extend the number of performing arts qualifications it offers by running a GCSE drama course from January 2018.


A broadcasting legend has postponed his visit to Norwich this autumn.


Norfolk Sport

Il Primo Sole made a thoroughly impressive debut as he strolled to victory in the opening Bet toteplacepot At Novice Stakes at Great Yarmouth.

Indie Vaughan-Jones enjoyed victory at Horseheath at the weekend with Cool Blue in the BE90 class.

Following the unsettled weather of late the conditions for Hickling Broad’s weekend Regatta were near perfect.

Buckland Beau’s long quest for a win on the turf can come to an end at Great Yarmouth on Thursday evening.

Holt lost by 101 runs in their latest Norfolk League encounter at home to Drayton.

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