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Boarderhoppa bus

A community travel service which provides a vital lifeline to people in rural locations in a large swathe of Norfolk is appealing for volunteer drivers.

The team from Midwich and Big Brother at the bottom of Snowdon

A team of 11 staff from Diss-based technology company Midwich have raised more than £7,400 for Cancer Research UK and the Big C by tackling the Three Peaks Challenge.

Sylvia Collier, senior grant officer with the Heritage Lottery Fund with David Case, chairman of the Diss Corn Hall Trust. Picture: Rebecca Murphy

Work to improve the centre of Diss to make it a more enjoyable experience for visitors and residents is gathering pace as surveyors prepare to use hi-tech scanning equipment.

Fundenhall church First World War exhibition. Picture Ian Spratt

A village church is hosting an exhibition which tells the story of the local men who fought in the First World War.

France
The Catalina flying boat

One of the region’s biggest events is looking forward to welcome record-breaking crowds this weekend.

A new Gluten Free shop is being opened in Diss by Mum and Daughter team Kirsty (mum) and Chloe Howard.

A family are preparing for the launch of their independent shop which they hope will make a difference to people’s lives.

Norwich
UK Power Networks. Photo: PA/Yui Mok

Homes in Old Buckenham were without power for more than two hours after a tree fell on power cables.

UK Power Networks

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Diss Sport

Monday, July 18, 2016
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Robert Purton in bat for Cromer on Saturday. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Batsman Dean Robinson trumped his remarkable 2016 top score to inspire promoted North Runcton’s latest triumph.

Cricket.
Norfolk Alliance: Lowestoft (batting) v Thetford Town (bowling/ fielding) at the Denes Oval.
Lowestoft batsman caught out.

Picture: James Bass

Brooke almost took full advantage of the wet weather to open up a 15-point gap at the top of the Premier Division.

Premier Division
Action from Dereham Town's pre-season clash with King's Lynn Town FC at Aldiss Park. Lee Stevenson scored Lynn's third. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town got their pre-season off to a winning start with a 4-1 victory at Dereham Town.

Dylan Edge

Diss Events

Doug Macleod will be performing at Diss Fest'. Picture: Submitted.

A community arts festival will be taking over Diss for three days and will bring music, comedy and theatre to the town.

Diss Town Council
A team of volunteers help clear overgrown areas of Quaker Wood in Diss.

The next Diss Corn Hall Saturday Club event is an IMPS Wonderful Wild Adventure at Quaker Wood.

Diss High School
The seventh annual WoW Festival. Picture: Jerry Tye

A sell-out south Norfolk music festival saw local and well-known bands take to the stage to entertain the crowds.

Cambridge
What's on in Norfolk - From left to right: The Great Norwich Duck Race, Festival Too in King's Lynn and Dirty Dancing screening at the Outdoor Cinema at Holkham Hall. (Photo: Lionsgate home Entertainment).

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across the county.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Blue Joanna restaurant. General manager Ninnie Lear, left, and head chef Tom Thornber.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Inspired by the night markets of Asia and food trucks of America, the demand for street food here at home has rocketed in recent years.

University of East Anglia
Friday night guide: Matt Damon star of Jason Bourne which is in cinemas this weekend, jazz singer Tina May who is performing at the Cathedral and comedian Umran Yusuf who will be at Laugh In The Park.

Looking for something to do tonight? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the city.

Germany
Sheringham Carnival Queen Jade Roberts and Attendant Emma Louise Glover are pictured with the Carnival Prince and Princess, Ashton Kyle Cole and Mollie Lavina Simmons, following the selection disco. Photo: ALLY McGILVRAY

Ten-year-old Ashton Kyle Cole and Mollie Lavina Simmons, aged 11, were chosen at a selection disco in the community centre.

The Duck Inn, Stanhoe. Picture: Ian Burt

The Duck Inn, in Stanhoe has been named as the East of England’s Best Restaurant in The Good Food Guide’s Local Restaurant of the Year competition.

United Kingdom
Photographs from the 'David and I...' exhibition. Picture Denis O’Regan.

A UK exhibition tour of many ‘never before seen’ photographs of David Bowie is set to kick-off in Norwich tonight.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Sport

Lynn Ladies will be hoping for more happy moments under the Town umbrella. Picture: SUBMITTED

Linnets fans are being urged to back the club’s newest side after they landed a glamour pre-season friendly.

Thurlow Nunn League
George Walker in action for his beloved Swardeston. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Swardeston will aim to use an East Anglian Premier League springboard to propel them towards national glory.

Sudbury
Regardless of what happens in the Race Off, Niels-Kristian Iversen will always be number one in most Lynn fans' eyes. Picture: IAN BURT

King’s Lynn still harbour hopes of having two finalists in Saturday’s World Cup showpiece.

Germany
Action from Horning Sailing Clubs downriver race to Thurne. Photo: Holly Hancock

Two dozen BODs warmed up for Wroxham Week at the club’s Open event for the Tidcombe Salver over the weekend.

Netherlands
Alex Brundle celebrates pole position with his team-mates but it all unravelled on race day.  Picture: AdrenalMedia.com

It was a bitter sweet return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for Alex Brundle who dropped out of the lead in the LMP2 category with transmission troubles.

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