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Yesterday, 17:06
The Bressingham Steam Gala. The two ft gauge Nursery railway with the George Sholto locomotive celebrating it's 50th anniversary, passes the Gallopers. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A celebration of steam attracted thousands of people to Bressingham Steam and Gardens’ heritage gala weekend.

Electricity pylons.

A power cut caused 23 homes in Diss to lose power today.

Christine and Philip Greenacre in their garden in Rushall which they will be opening to the public to raise money for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital after they helped Philip get through his battle with cancer.

For four years Philip and Christine Greenacre opened up their two-acre garden in Rushall, near Diss, to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme.

But in 2015 Mr Greenacre was diagnosed with prostate cancer and they were unable to take part that year.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Long Stratton.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A scheme to relieve one of the region’s major traffic chokepoints has moved into the fast lane after it secured approval from an inspector

John Fuller
£250,000 has been awarded to Fundenhall church for repairs.

A special service will mark the reopening of a church following a year-long £250,000 restoration programme.

United Kingdom
A Wymondham Shufflers session

In terms of sporting rivalries England versus Germany is up their on the list of grudge matches on the football field with World Cup triumphs and penalty shoot-outs dominating headlines.

South Norfolk Council
Doug Choat is playing in the Transplant Sport UK football match

A man who has had four kidney transplants will be taking part in a charity football match to highlight the need for donors and how recipients of organs can lead normal lives.

Wales

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Diss Sport

Yesterday, 06:30
Ross King
Great Yarmouth Town toast their promotion.

Fakenham Town completed a great escape on the final day as their 1-0 win at Walsham-le-Willows saw the Ghosts climb out of the Premier Division relegation zone, writes Mark Armstrong.

Football action from Spixworth (Red) v Acle (Black and White) in the Anglian Combination Premier Division. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Acle United are celebrating their fourth successive Sterry Cup triumph after their 2-0 win over Spixworth.

Sam Shepherd
Sixteen-year-old Tom Yarham shone during Fakenham's EAPL play-off semi final. Picture: RONNIE HEYHOE

Fakenham’s dream of rejoining the region’s elite begins with a trip to Old Buckenham.

Barton Wanderers
Kyle Plumb,second left, had plenty to celebrate about on Saturday. Picture: IAN BURT

Fakenham Town and Swaffham Town look determined to ensure the race to escape Premier Division relegation goes right to the wire.

Kyle Plumb
Dereham ended their league season on a losing note.

Spixworth and Acle are refusing to give an inch in the Premier Division title race.

Sam Shepherd

Diss Events

Cycling Events 2016: Tour de Norfolk, NNUH Tour Sportive and Tour de Broads. (L-R)

Looking for a cycling challenge to take on? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in Norfolk over the next few months.

Norfolk Entertainment

Whatever happened to those blissful days of childrens television which terrified? Picture: Getty Images/Ingram Publishing

These days, children’s television is so painfully wholesome that you can practically taste the liquidised kale.

BBC
Day out with Thomas on the Norfolk Norfolk Railway at Weybourne Station.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A cheeky children’s favourite has paid a special visit to the county.

Cycling Events 2016: Tour de Norfolk, NNUH Tour Sportive and Tour de Broads. (L-R)

Looking for a cycling challenge to take on? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in Norfolk over the next few months.

Latitude Comedy 2016

Additional music, dance and theatre acts have been added to the line-up for this year’s Latitude Festival.

United Kingdom
Weekend Guide: Fiddlesticks morris dancers, Horning Boat Show and Stradsett Park Vintage Rally. (L-R)

Looking for something to do this over the Bank Holiday? Here are some of the events taking place across Norfolk at the weekend

Norfolk Sport

Ex-Norwich City FC boss Nigel Worthington presents the winners Runton with the cup. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The goals rained in during the climax of the Cromer Lifeboat Cup competition.

Action from Norfolk against Lincolnshire, Unicorns Trophy cricket. Lincolnshire batsman Dan Freeman ducks under the ball from Norfolk bowler Adam Todd. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk’s promising start to the new season continued yesterday when they made light of the absence of skipper Chris Brown to make it two wins out of two in the Unicorns Minor Counties Knockout Trophy.

France
National League North - 
Lowestoft Town v Gloucester City at Crown Meadow.
 Michael Spillane leaving the pitch at the end of the game. 

Picture: James Bass

As Lowestoft’s players sunk to the turf, the Blues looked a tired football club in more ways than one.

England and British Lions rugby stars Ben and Tome Youngs open the newly completed extension to Holt Rugby Club. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

England rugby stars Ben and Tom Youngs officially opened new and improved sports facilities in Holt and Aylsham.

United Kingdom
Ryan Walsh, right, and James Tennyson in action at the Copper Box Arena. Picture: ADAM DAVY/PA

Twins Liam and Ryan Walsh have vowed to become outright owners of their Lonsdsale belts – to ensure they can give them to the man they call their guardian angel.

United Kingdom

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