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Friday, August 26, 2016
West Suffolk Hospital

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Wortham on Friday morning,

GCSE results at Sprowston High School. Kelsey Andrews, left, who celebrated her birthday as well as her exam results with Alice Trett. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

GCSE results in Norfolk and Suffolk have gone up, as schools across the counties reported improvements on last year’s figures.

Diss High School students receive their GSCE results, 2016.
Chloe Mayes, Will Sait, Elise Squirrell, William Ashwood.

Although some school’s saw a fall in the number of pupils who gained A*-C grades in English and maths, there were many success stories.

Hartismere School
Harleston Lions are appealing for more volunteer members.
Pictured is President of the Harleston Lions, Mike Withinshaw.

It has been a big part of the community, from raising money to putting up the Christmas tree, but the Harleston Lions Club could close unless it attracts a deluge of new members.

Norfolk Glider Club,Tibenham held a competion for gliders from across Europe. Gliding champion Andy Davis with his glider.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Tibenham Airfield has welcomed some of Britain’s top glider pilots who are taking part in two national competitions.

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Chameleon House in Harleston is a restaurant space which is trying to find new owners after the current ones shut up the food side of their business to concentrate on their bed and breakfast. Ginni Ashken along with her husband Peter, used to run the restaurant but want to handover the keys to someone who can embrace the history and feel of the building.

In its 400 year history Chameleon House, in Harleston, has had a colourful trading past.

Live: GCSEs 2016: Live results map

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Keep up to date with the latest GCSE exam results with our live map

Our live GCSE results map will show how schools across Norfolk have performed in GCSE exams compared to previous years.

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Diss Sport

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Fakenham Town
Action from the Anglian Combination Division One clash between Bungay Town (blue) and Sheringham.

 Photo: Nick Butcher

Harleston Town lead the Almary Green Anglian Combination Premier on goal difference after beating Stalham Town 4-0.

Jack Barber, left, in action for Fakenham Town on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

The players of Fakenham Town have another chance to secure their Clipbush Park future as Wayne Anderson prepares to wield the axe.

Premier Division
Elmham'’s Olly Hall on his way to 20 to go with his 4-51 bowling stint. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout
Joint Yarmouth bosses Adam Mason, front, and Martyn Sinclair. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Great Yarmouth Town have their own Norfolk-Suffolk rivalry to sort out this afternoon when the Bloaters head to Ipswich Wanderers looking for their second win of the season.

Thetford Town
Thetford (batting) v Topcroft cricket.
Liam Conroy batting with M Kulkarmi bowling.

Brooke kept their championship charge on track by ensuring Sprowston’s challenge continues to go off the rails.

Damon Egan

Diss Events

The winners of the 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards will be held at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry on October 21. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Shining stars of Norfolk’s cultural scene are to be honoured in the fifth Norfolk Arts Awards.

BBC
The Last Night of the Blickling Proms.  Picture: Denise Bradley

From open air concerts celebrating the best of the 80s, to new renditions of Shakespeare’s classics, there’s a variety of outdoor events taking place across the county this summer.

Pub couple plans thank you fun day

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Kim and Simon Musk from the Two Brewers and planning to host a family fun day. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

A Diss pub plans to hold a family fun day to thank customers for their support.

What's on in Norfolk? Sandringham Food and Drink Festival, Sarah Millican will be performing in Yarmouth and Norwich Run will take place. (L-R)

In need of something to do this weekend? Here’s a look at some of the events and activities taking place across the county on Saturday and Sunday.

Norwich

Norfolk Entertainment

The Grand Norwich Duck Race 2016. Photo: Mark Ivan Benfield.

There was quacking good fun on the River Wensum as several thousand people turned out to watch this year’s Grand Norwich Duck Race.

Norwich
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra are doing Soundtrack Spectacular at Taverham Hall School. Pictured is conductor Steven Bell.

From Jurassic Park to ET, the magical music of film composer John Williams enchanted film fans at a special open air concert.

Norfolk
Theatre Royal Open Day 2016,
Kate Tully, Abi Williams, Samuel Pochin.

From stepping out on the stage to taking a look at the dressing rooms, people of all ages had fun exploring Norwich Theatre Royal during the venue’s annual open day.

Norwich
Asylum art exhibition at The Undercroft, Norwich. Artist and curator Gennadiy Ivanov with some of his work.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

An innovative exhibition in Norwich is using art to explore ideas around asylum amd migration.

Norwich

Video: Is this Norwich’s youngest busker?

Friday, August 26, 2016
Is this Norwich's youngest busker? 11-year-old Jack Goodacre, performing in Norwich with his dad Tim.

Shoppers in the city centre couldn’t help but stop and listen as young Jack Goodacre took to the streets of Norwich today to perform some of his favourite songs, but little did they know, they were seeing a superstar in the making.

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Norfolk Sport

Jake Jessup made some vital stops, but Lowestoft Town were beaten 1-0 at Havant & Waterloorville.

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Rhys Logan was on target for Dereham) at Tilbury. 
Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Ten-man Dereham went down to a late winner in Essex.

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Rory Schlein says farewell to Stars fans tonight. Picture: Ian Burt

Rory Schlein will make his final appearance of the season for King’s Lynn tonight when the Stars head to Wolverhampton.

Lynn's Toby Hilliard was on target at Frome. Picture: Ian Burt

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