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A Thetford amputee and a former Diss amputee who started a talent agency for limbless stuntmen and actors after meeting on Hollywood blockbusters are involved in a legal battle over who owns the company.

Stephen Endreson

The director of a business based in Eye said it could have easily gone under after a senior manager stole more than £140,000 from the firm.

Police are appealing for information after a car theft in Harleston this morning.

Anthony Ogogo and Darren Eadie take part in a shopping trolley dash at the Long Stratton Co-op for the Foodbank campaign.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Two of Norfolk’s sporting legends took to the aisles in a supermarket dash challenge to raise funds for foodbanks in their hour of need.

Trains between Norwich and London have been disrupted because of a broken-down train in Essex.

Train passengers in Norfolk faced disruption, after a broken-down freight train caused delays and cancellations.

Hi octane fun at Snetterton for the charity day where visitors got to be passengers in high performance cars.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Speed lovers had a crash course in wet weather conditions at a charity event which gave them a chance to get in the cockpit of some top cars and get on the grid.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a church in Bracon Ash.

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Diss Sport

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The second round of the FA Vase takes centre stage for Eastern Counties League teams this afternoon.

Norwich's Richie Rhodes ploughs thriugh the mud at Braintree last Saturday. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite

A mouth-watering local derby is in prospect at Beeston Hyrne tomorrow when Division 2NE leaders Norwich take on Diss.

Harleston Magpies Ladies produced a fantastic performance to win at St Albans, who are currently one of the top teams in the league.

Diss, orange, have had a season to forget. Picture: JOHN HUTTON

New Diss Town boss Mark Reeve says his immediate aim is to preserve the club’s Thurlow Nunn Premier Division status.

Mike Derbyshire, left, departed Diss at the weekend.

Diss Town have moved quickly to fill their vacant manager’s position by bringing Mark Reeve back to the club.

Diss Events

The Trench which is being staged at Old Buckenham Airfield

The Trench, inspired by the true-life story of the men who tunnelled in the First World War, gets a special staging at Old Buckenham Airfield, rock‘n’roll stalwart Joe Brown returns, Luke Wright hosts another Stand-Up Poetry Club, Foggy, Clegg and Compo come to the stage in Last of the Summer Wine, three artists are featured in exhibition Silks, Sable & Silva. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Joan Armatrading who is performing solo at Norwich's St Andrew's Hall

After 42 years of live performing, Joan Armatrading final major tour sees her performing solo for the first time, there is comedy from Shappi Khorsandi, punk poet John Cooper Clarke, magic from Paul Daniels, a touring production of Julius Caesar while the Octagon Concert Series celebrates 30 years. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Turn of the Screw performed by Glyndebourne Opera. Image: Alastair Muir

Glyndebourne on Tour bring three operas Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Del Amitri frontman Justin Currie returns solo, Crude Apache celebrate their anniversary with a special Macbeth, Maggi Hambling exhibits works inspired by the North Sea and a touring production of Julius Caesar starts its tour. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Norfolk Entertainment

The Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich, is preparing for it Christmas show, The Borrowers.
Pictured left to right Fionna Monk (Arrietty), Oskar Schmidt-Hansen (the Boy) and Liam Arnolds (Spiller) using the rehearsal room.
Photo : Steve Adams

Classic children’s tale The Borrowers will be taking to the stage in Norwich this Christmas.

Richard Balls with his book about Stiff Records. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was the record label that dared to be different. Norfolk writer RICHARD BALLS talks about his new book about the label that brought us everyone from Elvis Costello to Madness, Ian Dury to Lene Lovich... Stiff Records

Festive attractions include Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, with Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench. Picture: BBC.

Auntie Beeb has announced her Christmas line-up and it’s packed with comedy, drama and plenty of festive specials you probably haven’t been waiting for. EDP TV reviewer Stacia Briggs flicks through the festive listings.

The Garage shows for spring 2015: I Need A Doctor: The Whosical.

New writing, theatre, dance and more is in store for audiences in the New Year at Norwich arts venue The Garage.

Review: Sayer, Sheringham Little Theatre

Sunday, November 23, 2014
North Walsham musicians Ron and Charlotte Sayer

Sayer

Norfolk Sport

Shaun Stocker, right, looks set to play for Lynn in the Norfolk Senior Cup tonight. Picture: TIM SMITH

The home of quarter-finalists Gorleston will host this evening’s last scheduled Norfolk Senior Cup fourth round tie between Caister and King’s Lynn Town.

The WNSP, like Michael Vaughan, is able to celebrate 50 not out. Picture: BARRY BATCHELOR

The West Norfolk Sports Podcast has completed a perhaps not so memorable half century!

Great Yarmouth Town boss Ricci Butler will be plotting the downfall of Dereham Town on Tuesday evening.

Great Yarmouth Town will look to upset the odds once again this evening when they travel to Dereham Town in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup, kick-off 7.45pm.

A season of beauty for Mercedes should get a fitting climax in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

When things come to a head in F1, there is nothing quite like it – and no, this isn’t about all those financial issues and forthcoming discussions. Those can wait, at least in terms of column inches.

Ricci Butler will take his Great Yarmouth Town side to Hullbridge Sports in the third round of the FA Vase.

Both of the region’s FA Vase representatives have been given tough away ties in the competition after the third round draw was made on Monday afternoon.

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