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It has been one of Harleston’s biggest talking points for years, prompting much discussion and criticism including the cost of spending a penny.

Turtle Dove at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve. Picture: Ian Burt

One of the nation’s most treasured and threatened birds could be helped by a new environmental management method trialled on East Anglian farms.

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from the Co-op store in Eye.

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft from the Co-op store in Eye.

Nicola Tweedy, 54, who died on March 29, 2014

A Norfolk classroom assistant died after a surgery for varicose veins, an inquest heard today.

Harleston Egg Hunt winners from last year

Families are being urged to join in the annual Harleston charity Easter Egg Hunt

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Acorn Park School, Banham

An independent special school in south Norfolk has now implemented an effective management plan after concerns were raised over its quality of education.

Norfolk Constabulary.

Detectives are investigating two linked burglaries in the same road in Needham, near Harleston.

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Dereham safely progressed to the Norfolk Senior Cup final despite a plucky display from Thurlow Nunn Premier League opponents Diss.

Harleston Magpies had another triumphant win this weekend, beating Bedford 5-1.

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Wroxham boss Stewart Larter is looking to repeat the Norfolk Senior Cup success he had with Gorleston last season.

Wroxham will be looking to reach their third successive Norfolk Senior Cup final when they entertain Thurlow Nunn high-flyers Norwich United tonight.

Diss maintained their position as one of the title contenders with a hard fought and ultimately deserved victory against Enfield Ignations.

Action from Diss (blue) v Maidstone in the Intermediate Cup at Mackenders. Picture: Jon Bulloch

Diss return to league action against bottom-of-the-table Braintree in London 2NE on Saturday.

Diss Events

Merry Opera's Barber of Seville. Picture: Laurent Compagnon

Opera, political theatre, the Chuckle Brothers and trumpets sounding loud. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Swan Lake, Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia

Russian State Ballet of Siberia return to perform three classic ballets, there is family fun with a host of favourite characters in Milkshake Live!, the story of the building workers strike is told in United We Stand, there is an Indian fable told in dance, comedy from Iain Stirling and Paul McCaffrey and an retrospective by abstract artist John Golding. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

The stage production of Lionboy

From theatrical chills to Second World War courage, Simon Parkin picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

The Wind in the Willows

Award-nominated theatre companies join forces for a musical adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame classic The Wind in the Willows, there is another lunchtime concert by the Britten Sinfonia, it’s dark and they’re wearing sunglasses, a night of the Blues Brothers in King’s Lynn and two of the finest exponents of traditional folk song visit. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Norfolk Entertainment

Schoolchildren rehearse the opera La bohème which they will perform at the Theatre Royal in the Norfolk Schools Project. Theatre Royal soprano, Lynsey Docherty, in with the three schools, Kinsale Junior, purple; Magdalen Gates Primary, blue; and Firside Junior, green. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Opera is on the timetable at three Norwich schools as pupils get ready to perform on the Norwich Theatre Royal stage.

Scottish group Barluath who are playing in north Norfolk. Picture: SUBMITTED

A diverse and innovative Scottish folk band are playing at Sheringham Little Theatre this weekend.

The Unthanks

Folk siblings The Unthanks visit plus comedy, theatre, a family show and the start of a concert series, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The Manfreds who are playing on Cromer Pier. Picture: SUBMITTED

A band popular among blues and jazz fans is returning to Cromer Pier this month.

Violinist Benjamin Baker who is playing in Aylsham. Picture: KAUPO KIKKAS

A town society is continuing to put on musical concerts despite the loss of two leading lights in the group.

Norfolk Sport

Photos of LTA president Cathie Sabin's visit to Norfolk, presenting thef Margaret Johnson-Taylor Trophy to Olivia Nicholls during the Norfolk LTA AGM at Carrow Road in Norwich.

The president of the Lawn Tennis Association, Cathie Sabin, recently visited Norfolk.

Norfolk U18s boys County Cup team.

Norfolk’s under-18 teams enjoyed some successful Aegon County Cup action.

Neill Stephen sharing a great pike with John Bailey.

I suppose the big news in last week’s angling press was the announcement of the winner of the Korum Cup, a competition run in the Angler’s Mail.

Biffin's Bridge captain Lee Carver.

When it comes to bridging the important gaps between success and failure in tight situations, the Norwich-based angling outfit Biffin’s Bridge are up for it – and expect victory in the final round of the Barford Winter League.

Glenn Stanford (Team CCN) is planning on moving up to the Veterans category this year and, inset, Sean Rayment carries his bike following a crash. Picture: Fergus Muir

King’s Lynn MTB hosted an outstanding series of races on Shouldham Warren that saw wins for Norfolk riders Sophie Wright, Anita Buxton, Paul Ashby and Dougal Toms.

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