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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Delays on the Norwich to London line are expected to continue until 5pm this afternoon, after a signalling fault.

Sheila King, project manager and trustee David Case walk round the areas to be redeveloped as part of the Diss Heritage Triangle project. Market hill.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

An initiative to improve market towns across south Norfolk has been boosted by the recruitment of a new co-ordinator.

Mulleys bus crash on Fornham Road, Bury St Edmunds.

A bus was struck by a flailing chain from a passing skip lorry, destroying the windows down one side, in Bury St Edmunds today.

Tony Rizzo, founder of the Alternative Hair Show and its charity Fighting Leukaemia, with Fleur Guyton.

A 20-year-old woman who lost her hair after undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, has shaved it off again for charity.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Ditchingham, near Bungay.

John Trent, 26, from Norwich, who has been aided by the Moving Forward programme run by Norwich charity Equal Lives.

Projects which aim to help the most disadvantaged people in Norfolk and Suffolk get into work are to share a slice of £160,000.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

Five people were fortunate to avoid serious injury after a two vehicle crash at rush hour.

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Diss Sport

Friday, December 19, 2014

Attleborough Town 5 Waveney 3

Diss struggle against leaders

Friday, December 19, 2014
BACK IN THE FOLD: Jason Cole (left) challenges Norwich Uniteds Ben Jones on Saturday.                Picture: JOHN HUTTON

Diss Town 1 Norwich United 4

Action from Diss's defeat at Campion last week. Picture: John Bulloch

Diss face a second successive away match in London 2NE tomorrow when they travel to Saffron Walden.

Harleston Magpies claimed the East Indoor title for the second year running at St Albans at the weekend.

Action from Campion v Diss. Picture: John Bulloch

Diss were unable to make it six league wins on the trot in London 2NE as they were edged out in a match between the two in-form sides in the division.

Diss Events

Panto feat pix 4/12/14

This pantomime season is upon us once again — oh yes it is. SIMON PARKIN dons his best panto dame garb and casts his eye over this year’s festive shows for all the family.

Dawn French will perform at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on November 29-30.

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, as we head into December SIMON PARKIN offers 12 nights of comedy that will have us laughing all the way up to the season of good cheer.

Cromer Pier Christmas Show 2014. 
Picture: Antony Kelly

There is extra sparkle as the Cromer Pier Christmas Show begins its 10th anniversary season, singer-songwriter Nick Harper performs his mellow new album, there is an Olivier Award-nominated production of Michael Morpurgo’s charming I Believe In Unicorns, comedian and activist Mark Thomas returns and author Louis de Bernières joins The Brook Street Band to celebrate Handel. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Norfolk Entertainment

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack, winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.  Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire.

TV presenter Caroline Flack has said she cannot lift her head “let alone the glitterball” the morning after the night she was crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion.

The large ocean tank at the Sealife Centre has been given a repaint. Darren Norris painting the model of a diver.  Picture: James Bass

Its cavernous insides are home to some of the world’s most mesmerising marine life who are among the star attractions on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

Peter Pan at Norwich Theatre Royal

Norwich Threatre Royal’s Peter Pan features a host of familiar faces - from long time panto favoruite Richard Gauntlett to two young stars returning to play Peter Pan and Mrs Darling just weeks after starring in West Side Story. Simon Parkin reports.

Artist Dan McGrath is auctioning off a painting to raise money for the Herring House Trust at Christmas.

A Great Yarmouth artist has raised more than £200 to help give homeless people in the town a happy Christmas.

Artist Kazz Morohashi with her Meow Mansion which is on display at the Cats Protection shop in Norwich.

Decorated in fairy lights and jelly stars, and with a party ring biscuit doubling as a Christmas wreath on the front door, this elaborate gingerbread house is home sweet home to Kitty and Boots and their 65 kittens.

Norfolk Sport

Jack Ainsley scored two penalties in Lowestoft's win over Chorley.

Lowestoft Town produced a superb team performance to defeat promotion chasers Chorley at Crown Meadow.

Loan striker Ryan Crisp is expected to be fit for Dereham.

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman has challenged his side to strengthen their play-off credentials when they travel to Waltham Abbey this afternoon, kick-off 3pm.

Action from Gorleston's 3-3 draw at Thetford earlier this season. Picture: DAVID HARDY

Norfolk rivals Gorleston and Thetford Town meet in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division today, with both teams badly in need of a win.

Royal Norwich Golf Club that was granted its royal status in 1936. Raising the lag for the Jubilee left to right Phil Grice, general manager, Gordon Cartwright, captain, Patrick Cook, president, Sue Heeles, club administrator, and Rebecca Shubrook , front of house manager.Photo: Steve Adams

Royal Norwich officials have released the first details of their club’s proposed relocation to Weston Park.

George Pragnell. 
Photo: Bill Smith

Ronnie O’Sullivan closed on a record when he scored three century breaks against Norwich snooker player George Pragnell during qualification for the German Masters.

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