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Richard Bacon

Millions of pounds will be ploughed back into Norfolk’s flagship broadband roll-out deal with BT after the telecoms giant has seen a higher-than-expected take up of its services.

Loans could be offered to attract teachers to the region

Interest-free loans could be used to encourage more teachers to move to Norfolk, as a campaign to tackle the county’s recruitment crisis moves into its next stage.

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A world record-holding New Holland CR10.90 combine harvester at work at Thelveton Farms, near Diss.

The world’s most powerful combine harvester has been put through its paces in Norfolk for the first time – and filmed from the air to record its performance.

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Anglea Kirby who will be walking in Diss as part of a round the world charity challenge.

A Canadian fundraiser will visit Diss on Friday, July 31 as part of a round the world challenge.

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Breeze Redwine who triumphed at the Teenstar singing competition

A teenager from Starston has wowed audiences to be named the winner of a national singing competition.

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Steven Trickey and Chris Lehrbach who are cycling 110 miles to 16 dairy farms for charity.

A pair of vets from south Norfolk will cycle more than 110 miles for charity this weekend, taking in 16 farms along the way.

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Road closed sign. Picture: Bill Darnell.

Drivers have been warned to expect delays in Great Moulton due to resurfacing works.

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Ben Lewis

Diss Town 2 Norwich CEYMS 1

Cricket.

The weather wreaked havoc with the schedule as all Division One fixtures fell foul of the rain, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout
Harleston Magpies hockey club feature.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

As Harleston Magpies celebrate their 80th year sports reporter David Freezer went along to the north Suffolk club to find out how an isolated rural outfit has proved so successful

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Lowestoft Town, blue, and Gorleston are back in action today. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

A host of the area’s semi-professional clubs will continue their preparations for the forthcoming season this afternoon.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Happisburg batsman Jamie Carter. Picture by Marie Meale Photography

May player-of-the-month winner Jamie Carter scored a mammoth 201 for unbeaten Happisburgh as the Division One leaders piled up 335-6 against bottom side Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway, who could only muster 190 in reply.

Tim Porter

Diss Events

Norfolk Arts Award finalist: Marcus Patteson and Sistema in Norwich. Photo: Pete Huggins.

Leading lights in our county’s arts scene are set to be honoured when the Norfolk Arts Awards returns in September.

Emma Knights
Norwich Theatre Royal Youth Company in rehearsal of the stage show Peter Pan Return To Neverland. Captain Hook, Joe Darbyshire, and the pirates. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Young theatre stars of the future appear in Peter Pan Return To Neverland, comedy in Diss, a theatrical thriller, blues and jazz and Southburgh Festival, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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Latitude starts today

This morning commuters shared the A12 with heavily-laden cars heading north towards Southwold ready to set up camp at Henham Park.

Latitude Festival

The A12 and A145 will be busy around Henham Park this morning and again on Sunday night/Monday morning, warn Latitude festival organisers.

Overjoyed eight year old Corey Pettifer who picked up his last GoGoDragon stickers to complete his sticker book. Photo : Steve Adams

Eight-year-old dragon hunter Corey Pettifer is super excited after snapping up all the stickers for his GoGoDragons! album.

Norwich

Norfolk Entertainment

The Sonics

It’s taken the Sonics nearly half a century to release their latest album. And it’s taken them even longer than that to find their way to Norfolk.

Norwich
The Great Norwich Duck Race in aid of BREAK.

You cannot be serious! A super speedy duck inspired by tennis star John McEnroe has paddled to victory on the River Wensum for the second year in a row.

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Norfolk Arts Award finalist: Marcus Patteson and Sistema in Norwich. Photo: Pete Huggins.

Leading lights in our county’s arts scene are set to be honoured when the Norfolk Arts Awards returns in September.

Emma Knights
Last Night of the Blickling Proms supports Veterans Norfolk Concertgoers watch a choreographed Spitfire flying display

A summer music concert in north Norfolk will again be raising fundraising for a military veterans charity.

Saturday's EDP will be GoGoDragons! ballistic with extra stickers and sticker book vouchers.
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Norfolk Sport

Lewis Kerr. Picture: Ian Burt

Speedway rider Lewis Kerr is in a stable condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital following a high-speed accident in Peterborough.

Lewis Kerr
Niels-Kristian Iversen in the pits. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Stars threw everything at Elite League leaders Coventry in a thrilling contest at Brandon on Friday – and came away with a thoroughly deserved point after a 48-42 defeat.

Action from the Norfolk Basketball Festival at the Sportspark, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

After a last minute venue change due to safety concerns caused by a typical English summer, the Norfolk Basketball Festival – in partnership with the Solar Shed and the Norfolk Awards – got started as scheduled at the UEA Sportspark in Norwich, writes Diccon Lloyd-Smeath.

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AFC Sudbury manager Jamie Godbold in action for Lowestoft Town during his playing days. Picture: Daniel Chesterton, phcimages.com.

Former captain Jamie Godbold returns to Lowestoft Town with his AFC Sudbury team this afternoon.

Sudbury
Sophie Alden, centre, on top of the junior podium at the British Triathlon Championships in Liverpool.

The budding career of Hellesdon triathlete Sophie Alden has been given a major boost after the 17-year-old was crowned the British junior women’s champion.

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