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Fund-raisers from the Lowestoft-based Lauren Lou appeal, which continues to raise money and awareness in aid of cancer charities, have been boosted once more.

An audio and visual equipment distributor will support a children’s bereavement charity for the next two years.

St George’s Day is marked on April 23 with beer festivals, Morris dancing, village fetes and fish-and-chip suppers.

United Kingdom

The family of a father who died in a tragic road crash have paid a heartfelt tribute to a “unique soul who lived life to the full”.

Suffolk Police

One moment, she was celebrating the happiest moment of her life when she welcomed her newborn son into the world. The next, she was dealing with the most heartbreaking tragedy which rocked her family.

Richard Bacon

He bore witness to the dying days of the Japanese Empire in the final year of the Second World War.

India

A man was arrested by on-beat police after he was found carrying a knife with a blade more than three inches long.

South Norfolk Police

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Diss Sport

Friday, April 21, 2017

Old Buckenham Cricket Club have pulled off an early-season coup with a visit from a former England women’s captain.

A small team of Diss Otters swimmers, some chasing elusive regional qualifying times, and others looking for long course experience before the upcoming East Region Championships, took to the water at University of East Anglia Sportspark in Norwich over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you their 2017 Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix review.

Norwich

Diss Town travelled to Clacton to take on Holland FC, with the teams separated by just one point as the season moves into the final stages.

Shaun Hunsdon

Continuing with the age-old golf tradition of the Captains’ Drive-In is Paul Wright taking his drive to cement his official appointment as the 2017 club captain at Diss Golf Club.

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Diss Events

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

Meadow

A concert is being planned to raise money for a village church which has lead stolen from its roof four times.

Baptist Church

Shappi Khorsandi is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her arrival in Britain - and as part of her celebrations, she’s coming to Norfolk.

United Kingdom

Liverpool indie rockers are touring new album Different Creatures, while the enduring voice of British folk plays in Norwich and Diss. Plus Jesca Hoop, Fránçois and The Atlas Mountains and more.

United Kingdom

East Anglia is home to a wide variety of theatres and playhouses, and performers from across the region, the UK and indeed the world, have graced their stages.

Harry

Norfolk Entertainment

Esther Freud never set out to be an author, she just loves telling stories. She talks about her path to success, dealing with pressure and offers advice to aspiring writers.

The artist behind three controversial sculptures at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has defended the pieces and said they may open up debate on the pressures facing students.

University of East Anglia

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

Meadow

The East Anglian Game and Country Fair will bring thousands of visitors to the event’s new venue at the Euston Estate near Thetford this weekend. Here are ten rural pastimes or sporting spectacles you can enjoy at the show.

United Kingdom

The surreal works of a Hungarian artist are the feature of the first in a series of exhibitions in Norwich forging links between eastern Europe and the east of England.

India

Norfolk Sport

Goals from Darren Huckerby, Matthew Metcalf and Rudi Hare saw Cringeford Veterans see off a second half resurgence from Thetford Town to lift the Norfolk Veterans Cup trophy.

A late winner from Ralston Gabriel condemned Norwich United to a last day defeat.

It was the same old story for Wroxham at Trafford Park as the Yachtsmen went down bravely to defeat against Thurrock.

Matt Henman took charge of Dereham Town for the last time after nine years but it was not a happy send-off, on the field at least, as the Magpies went down to a 3-2 defeat.

Spixworth recovered from last week’s defeat with a 1-0 win over Mulbarton Wanderers thanks to a goal from Matt Doyle.

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