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Rail services on the Norwich-London mainline have been delayed this morning after a vehicle struck a bridge at Needham Market.

The church of St Nicholas, North Walsham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

They are sites which tell the stories of our rich historical past – but more buildings, churches and conservation areas are now deemed at risk in the region.

Chris Ball, pharmacist at Hurn Chemist in Norwich, who is part of a new campaign urging patients to cut down on wasted medicines. Picture: Supplied

Patients have been urged to help save the NHS millions of pounds after it emerged that almost £5m was being lost every year in Norfolk through unused prescription medicines.

Jamie-Lee Weller opens up J W Core in Long Stratton.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

A fitness instructor has started a new gym teaching exercise, martial arts classes and massage therapy.

Norfolk's chief fire officer has warned if he has to make substantial cuts it would put firefighter jobs and engines at risk.

Firefighter jobs and fire engines could be at risk if “substantial cuts” are forced on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in the years ahead, the county’s chief fire officer has warned.

Emergency services have been on the scene of a crash near Diss.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters are currently dealing with a straw stack blaze near Diss.

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Diss Sport

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Diss and Holt meet in a competitive match for the first time this century tomorrow afternoon (3pm) in what should be a derby to savour in London 2NE.

Youth football roundup

Yesterday, 15:42
EARNING HIS SPURS: East Harlings Cameron King in action during his two-goal performance for Norwich Citys Under-21 development team, who beat Spurs 3-1 Carrow Road. Photo: BILL SMITH

Diss U11 10 East Harling 0. Diss made it five league wins from five with an emphatic win over a determined East Harling side.

Harleston Magpies slipped five points behind the top two in the East Conference after suffering a surprise defeat at Bedford on Saturday.

Great Yarmouth Town claimed local bragging rights as they advanced to the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup tanks to a 2-1 victory over Acle.

Ross King is congratulated by his team mates having just scored the equaliser for Kirkley & Pakefield in a 3-3 draw at Hadleight United. Picture: Steve Wood

League leaders Norwich United will look to start strengthening their position at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division table this afternoon.

Norfolk Entertainment

St Georges Theatre is staging a Frozen sing-a-long over the half term break.

Do you want to Let it Go? Well you can bellow out all the hits from Frozen at a Sing-a-Long at St George’s Theatre over half term.

Great Yarmouth Museums are hosting a range of activities over the half term holiday

Events at The Time And Tide Museum are set to be a ‘mammoth draw’ in October half term as the life size 4m tall articulated model of the West Runton Elephant poses for pictures in the museum courtyard on Wednesday 11am – 4pm.

stephen k amos

Fresh from yet another Edinburgh Fringe run, plus touring Australia, New Zealand and the UK and recording Life: An Idiot’s Guide and What Does The K Stand For (BBC Radio 4), feel-good maestro Stephen K Amos hits the road with his brand new show Welcome To My World.

Kiara Hawker and Paul Preston Mills rehearsing 'Walking the Road' with director Jim Rymer. Photo: Bill Smith

Two Irish plays about love’s triumph over war are set to go on a tour of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Nana the pantomime dog gets spruced up by David Rogers at his grooming parlour in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Nana the dog is enjoying a Norfolk day out today ahead of appearing in this year’s Norwich Theatre Royal pantomime.

Norfolk Sport

Norfolk PFA matchplay champion Mark Spooner (left) and runner-up Ian Ellis.

Ian Ellis shrugged off a rare setback as he prepares for another big challenge in what has been an exciting season.

Scratch Matchplay champion Jack Yule with Dan Jones (left) and Doug Gilchrist. Picture: Norfolk CGU

Jack Yule maintained his excellent finish to the season when he made it a hat-trick of victories in the Norfolk Match Play Championships at Barnham Broom at the weekend.

Action from North Walsham's (green) defeat to Colchester at Scottow - Toby Salmon. Picture: Hywel Jones

North Walsham have lost the services of second row Toby Salmon as they look to get last weekend’s shock defeat at London One North bottom side Woodford out of their systems.

Richie Rhodes will miss Norwich's game at Rochford Hundred. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite

Leaders Norwich make the trip to Rochford Hundred in London 2NE tomorrow knowing they will have to be at their very best to come away with the spoils.

Langley School hosted teams from around the country for an under-15 tournament and were loaned the Aviva Premiership Trophy for the event, pictured with the Langley team. Picture: Trevor Jackon

The Aviva Premiership trophy was one of the special guests at the second annual Nationwide Under-15s Rugby Festival hosted by Langley School.

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