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A fitness instructor has started a new gym teaching exercise, martial arts classes and massage therapy.

Norfolk's chief fire officer has warned if he has to make substantial cuts it would put firefighter jobs and engines at risk.

Firefighter jobs and fire engines could be at risk if “substantial cuts” are forced on Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in the years ahead, the county’s chief fire officer has warned.

Emergency services have been on the scene of a crash near Diss.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters are currently dealing with a straw stack blaze near Diss.

Police are investigating an arson at a farm in Winfarthing which has caused more than one millions pounds worth of damage.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Anglia One helicopter

A woman was taken to hospital after she collapsed in a Norfolk village.

Dr Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Councillors have given their strongest indication yet that they are not prepared to increase council tax in Norfolk after throwing out a suggestion that bills should rise by 1.99pc next year.

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Harleston Magpies slipped five points behind the top two in the East Conference after suffering a surprise defeat at Bedford on Saturday.

Great Yarmouth Town claimed local bragging rights as they advanced to the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup tanks to a 2-1 victory over Acle.

Ross King is congratulated by his team mates having just scored the equaliser for Kirkley & Pakefield in a 3-3 draw at Hadleight United. Picture: Steve Wood

League leaders Norwich United will look to start strengthening their position at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division table this afternoon.

Diss finally get points on the board

Friday, October 17, 2014
Matt Dixon scores the first Diss goal from penalty spot. Photo: JOHN HUTTON

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ON THE BALL: Magpies Will Martin in action against Wapping.

Harleston dropped their first points of the season when they were held to a 2-2 draw by visitors Wapping – but still moved to the top of the Premier A table as previous leaders Chelmsford were beaten.

Norfolk Entertainment

Coastline exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal: a painting of Brancaster by Martin Laurance.

The power and beauty of the region’s coastline is being celebrated in a new exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Mo Teeuw at Paint Out Norwich at the market. Photo: Bill Smith

Our fine city is full of artists creating beautiful paintings inspired by seven of Norwich’s landmarks.

Yarmouth's Hippodrome Circus, Halloween show.

Spooky stunts and ghostly acrobatics are set to dazzle at Great Yarmouth’s historic Hippodrome as it hosts its first ever Halloween show.

Artistes and supporters gather to launch the 2014 Hostry Festival with Stash Kirkbride, front right. Photo: Bill Smith

It’s festival time once again as the curtain goes up on Norfolk’s annual autumn arts extravaganza.

In a Vulnerable Place by Steve Waters.

Playwright and UEA creative writing lecturer Steve Waters is tackling the subject of climate change in his new play debuting at Norwich Arts Centre this week.

Norfolk Sport

Fakenham goalkeeper Tommy Rix was in the thick of the penalty action against Kirkley & Pakefield. Picture: Tony Miles

Kirkley & Pakefield have won 12-11 in a penalty shootout at Fakenham Town this evening.

Ben Pointer holds his 27lbs 9oz catch from Billingford Lakes

The scenes on the banks of the River Thurne on Saturday were perhaps reminiscent of Billingsgate fish market during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Sarah catches the last Wye barbel of another happy year.

Just last night I left the River Wye for probably the last time in 2014.

Lynn's George Thomson strokes home his first penalty of the night. Picture: Ian Burt

George Thomson netted a magnificent hat-trick as King’s Lynn Town reminded the rest of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division of their title credentials with a convincing victory over Ilkeston at The Walks.

Harleston Magpies slipped five points behind the top two in the East Conference after suffering a surprise defeat at Bedford on Saturday.

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