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Armed police arrested five people in raids across Norwich this morning.

Chocolate expert Lynn Lockwood who will be conduction monthly chocolate tasting evenings in Harleston
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit... join this club.

The extension of the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme is welcomed at County Hall. From left, Karen O'Kane, the programme director; Marie Strong, Broadband Working Group chairman; George Nobbs, leader of the Norfolk County Council; Mark Pendlington, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership chairman; and Bill Murphy, BT managing director for Next Generation. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

£17.9m extra funding will see 90% of properties in Norfolk get access to fibre-optic broadband.

East of England Ambulance Trust were called to treat a woman who was kicked by a horse.  PHOTO: SIMON FINLAY

A woman has been taken to hospital after being kicked in the head by a horse in south Norfolk.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A former headmaster of a Norfolk boarding school carried out sex attacks on boys with special needs aged as young as 10, a court has heard.

The Hartismere Health and Care building (formerly known as Hartismere Hospital) in Eye was officially re-open this weekend (Saturday 30 June) following a major refurbishment by NHS Suffolk.

A north Suffolk health site is set to offer residents of Diss and the surrounding area a range of community health services,

Picture: James Bass

Thousands of people in rural Norfolk will benefit from faster broadband thanks to a new multi-million pound deal.

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Diss Sport

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Travelling to play relegation threatened Old Cooperians was always going to be difficult for a confident Diss outfit and in the end it took a late try from Peter Bray to secure a hard-fought success.

Fakenham Town's Ashley Jarvis scored the only goal of the game, from the penalty spot. Picture: Ian Burt

Norwich United extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division table to eight points thanks to a 4-2 win over Gorleston.

Tom Hudson, who trains at Norfolk Snowsports Club in Trowse, has been selected to represent Great Britain.

Norfolk Snowsports Club member Tom Hudson has been selected to represent Great Britain.

Hethersett and Tas Valley CC stalwart Duncan Pigg has stepped down as the clubs president.

Hethersett and Tas Valley CC are gearing up for their busiest season ever.

Diss saw their momentum halted in London 2NE when their scheduled trip to Old Cooperians was postponed because of the condition of the pitch.

Diss Events

Maddermarket Theatre's Stash Kirkbride and Sarah Young in the prop store amongst some of the many items that are to be sold at the Fundraising Gala Auction. Photo: Steve Adams

From some knight’s armour to a colourful model of a Gypsy caravan - costumes, props and curiosities from one of Norwich’s theatres are set to go under the hammer at a special event this month.

Norfolk Entertainment

BARNUM, starring Brian Conley, is coming to Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo credit: Johan Persson.

Entertainer Brian Conley is returning to Norwich later this year to star in the musical Barnum.

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack on the live show of the BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy.

A Strictly Come Dancing star who is bringing his tour to three East Anglian coastal towns has hinted dancing queen Caroline Flack will be in the audience.

A dinosaur from the Jurassic Adventures show, which is coming to the Theatre Royal, meets Lewis Clements(2) during an outing at The Forum.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A prehistoric creature surprised people of all ages when he paid a lunchtime visit to The Forum in Norwich.

Rhiannon Faith:dancing theatre creating a show at The Garage. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

People are being invited to watch a free show about relationships in the 21st century.

Rihanna performs at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend at Victoria Park, Hackney, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 24, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Hackney. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Radio 1 fan JONO READ, from Norwich, is a veteran of Radio 1 Big Weekends around the country. Here he explains just why the prospect of the Norwich event is so exciting

Norfolk Sport

Wroxham set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Norwich United as they strolled to victory over underdogs Scole United.

Ryan Hawkins was on target for Dereham Town against Needham Market. Picture: IAN BURT

Dereham boosted their promotion challenge with an excellent win over second placed Needham Market at Aldiss Park last night.

Young Norfolk Sports Academy, David Barclay.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

In the first of our monthly updates, David Barclay talks about his progress with the Young Norfolk Sports Academy.

Action from King's Lynn Town v Frickley at The Walks - Lynn's Jake Jones on the ball. Picture: Matthew Usher,

Wideman Jake Jones’ departure has left King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell desperately seeking reinforcements.

Ryan Hawkins was on target for Dereham Town against Needham Market. Picture: IAN BURT

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman expects his players to raise their game for the visit of title-challenging Needham Market.

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