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A man who believes he has the largest collection of East Anglian rag rugs wants them to be on permanent display in the town they came from.

Shoppers in a market town were startled yesterday lunchtime as sirens sounded and police gave chase to a suspect.

Suffolk police

The new owner of a Grade 1 listed inn that is said to be haunted by a friendly ghost says he will refurbish it but keep its character and history.

More council-funded funerals are held in the Great Yarmouth area, compared with other areas of Norfolk and Suffolk figures reveal.

Broadland District Council

A mother who helps her son run a family farm said a fire on their land could have been catastrophic.


Police in Norfolk are to target speeding drivers in the county as part of an enforcement campaign.

Lorne Green

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Diss Sport

Thursday, August 17, 2017
Beccles Town

Wells Town’s new season in Division Two of the Anglian Combination starts this Saturday with the visit of Thetford Rovers to Beach Road (2.30pm).

Diss Town opened their Thurlow Nunn Division One campaign with a respectable 1-1 draw against Halstead at Brewers Green Lane on Saturday.

Diss Town

Diss suffered their first Norfolk Alliance Division One defeat in 12 games at the hands of an in-form Stow side.

David Tooke

Diss Golf Club’s Junior Club Championships took place at the beginning of the month.

Diss Golf Club

The sixth annual Pub v Parish cricket match took place at the Withersdale playing field on Sunday.

Diss Events

Arts correspondent Emma Knights highlights 20 shows and events taking to the stage in Norfolk in August.


Paul Irving, who has built a company putting on hundreds of shows after launching his show business career at his home town theatre, is bringing his latest dance and music spectaculars to the region.


A free music event is promising a night of fantastic entertainment as it returns to a South Norfolk market town for its 12th consecutive year.


If you visit one particular South Norfolk town this weekend, you may be forgiven for thinking you have travelled back in time.

United Kingdom

Yet another successful Laugh In The Park came to typically hilarious end thanks to a highly-enjoyable 45 minute set by the energetic Russell Kane on Sunday night.


Norfolk Entertainment

One of the historic toys at a Norwich museum has inspired artist Vanessa Burroughes’ latest collection of work.

Norfolk Museums Service

From entry times to travel information, here’s everything you need to know about the Reload Festival 2017.


Train enthusiasts and families will be able to enjoy rides in a Norwich park and donate to a trio of worthy causes this bank holiday.

European Union

Nature lovers will be able to enjoy a landscaped garden this bank holiday weekend in aid of a children’s hospice.

Take our 20 question quiz to see how much of an expert you are on global cuisine.

Norfolk Sport

The spectre of a substandard pitch, coupled with poor form, costing Horsford their place in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League loomed larger than ever at the weekend when they slipped to the bottom of the table.


The first weekend of the Anglian Combination season saw seven fixtures played in the Premier Division.

Premier Division

Gorleston and Great Yarmouth will both be in the hat for today’s FA Cup first preliminary round draw after the east coast pair bagged impressive wins at the weekend.


Promoter Keith Chapman reckons a positive mindset will help King’s Lynn Stars to pose a serious threat to Swindon’s 12-meeting winning streak.


Wisbech Town are in the hat for the first qualifying round of the FA Cup after holding higher level Spalding United to a draw at the Elgoods Fenland Stadium.

Wisbech Town

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