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Yesterday, 15:31
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A south Norfolk primary school will re-open tomorrow after it has been closed due to a heating failure.

Members of staff at Oaklands Care Home in Scole have started a pet therapy group after visiting dogs helped with the wellbeing of some of their residents.
Pictured is Alfie.

Over the past year, two chihuahuas, Alfie and Oakley, and an 11-year-old labrador Mollie, have become an integral part of the family at Oaklands care home in Scole – and their therapeutic benefit to residents has astounded staff.

Police are looking for a parking meter thief

Police in Diss are hunting for a thief who stole money from a parking meter by drilling into it.

Fire service versus young wives pancake race, February 1972. Photo: Geoffrey Smith

Thousands of photographs shining a spotlight on life in a Suffolk village through the second half of the last century are available online for the first time.

UN Court
A tree on Springfield Road has blown over due to strong winds in Gorleston, taking a wall down with it.

Police have warned drivers to drive to the conditions as strong winds have brought down a number of trees across the region.

Norfolk police
Helen Vinsen from The Maddermarket Theatre and GoGoMadder taking a look at Year of the Dragons, the new GoGoDragons! book. 

To celebrate the incredible success of the GoGoDragons! charity art trail we have teamed up with the East of England Co-op to create a special souvenir book telling the full GoGoDragons! story.

United Kingdom
Teresa Griffin, Hannah Cooke, Duncan Slater, Kim Slater, Susie Lewis and Victoria Bacon celebrate raising £5,000 for charity. Photo: Tracy Keating.

A black-tie ball hosted by a swimming school has raised £5,000 for charity.

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Diss Sport

Yesterday, 17:17
Jamie Burroughs

Diss succumbed to their first league defeat of the season in a match that they should have had sewn up by half-time.

Lowestoft Town, blue, are not in action this evening. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

The third of five scheduled matches involving our area’s semi-professional clubs this evening has been called off.

FA Vase
The Planters are our area's only remaining side in the FA Vase after Gorleston, green, and Kirkley & Pakefield exited the competition on Saturday. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Norwich United will make a second attempt at staging their FA Vase clash against Hullbridge Sports this evening.

Attleborough Boxing Club fighters and coaches

Attleborough Boxing Club’s competition squad, coaches and staff members are entering the boxing season with a smart new look.

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Dipple & Conway Cricket Awards 2015 15 jpg Fakenham Club of the Year 
Club of the Year Fakenham. Matthew Conway from Dipple and Conway, Paul Dunger Fakenham CC,  John Tythcott, vice-chairman Norfolk Cricket Alliance
Picture Credit Newsmakers PR

The big hitters of club cricket celebrated a season to remember when the Norfolk Cricket Alliance handed out its 2015 awards.

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Diss Events

Holt Christmas lights switch on, 2014. 

Our towns and villages will soon sparkle with Christmas lights. Here’s all you need to know about when and where the lights will be turned on over the coming weeks.


Norfolk Entertainment

Stephen Frys career will be celebrated with a one-hour television special on BBC Two this Christmas. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Stephen Fry’s career will be celebrated with a one-hour television special on BBC Two this Christmas.

The Garage spring season 2016: Crazy Glue. Photo: Idil Sukan.

From a show set against the backdrop of the famous 1953 floods to a roller coaster of romance, an array of theatrical treats have been announced for The Garage’s new season.

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Comedian and writer Karl Minns: Looking forward to the 20th anniversary Nimmo Twins shows.

Tickets go on sale today for the show which marks 20 years of mirth and mayhem from Norfolk’s Nimmo Twins. As the duo (plus ‘silent twin’ Nigel) prepare for next summer’s 20-year celebration at Norwich Theatre Royal, STACIA BRIGGS put 20 questions to the show’s writer, Karl Minns.

Norfolk County Council
Spirit of Charity ( Helen McDermott), Spirit of Vanity (Jilly Johnson) and BC during the 2001 production of Mother Goose.

We have delved into our archive to dig-out these photos of pantomimes at the Theatre Royal going back to 1995.

Star Quality at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Sean Owen.

Backstage takes centre stage in the latest production at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.


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Norfolk Sport

Matt Jarry-Ryan’s brace of tries in Holt's win at Basildon put him on 108 tries in 108 games.

Holt ran out deserved winners in Essex, with the bonus point moving their league tally to 26 points, just five short of top spot.

Ethan Benney touches down for North Walsham in the comfortable win over lowly Luton. Picture: HYWEL JONES

In conditions that a traditionalist might call ‘proper rugby weather’, but most people would call ghastly, the Vikings ground out a solid win against their winless opponents without ever taking full advantage of lengthy periods of dominance.

Steven Barnes proudly displays the Union Jack flag in Australia.

Determined Steven Barnes is refusing to rest on his laurels despite a stunning Great Britain debut.

FA Trophy action from King's Lynn Town v Belper Town at the Walks - Lee Stevenson after the ball. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Gary Setchell
The City of Norwich Half Marathon runners pound around the course.

Several hundred runners who took part in the Norwich Half Marathon in bitingly cold conditions yesterday do not know how long the race took them.


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