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Ben Potterton
Shorelands Wildlife Gardens have anumber or rare birds successfully breeding for the first time. The Nursery and Gardens are run by Ben Potterton.
Ben with a Sarus Crane.

It is a wildlife garden which prides itself on its collection of rare species and conservation work.

And Shorelands Wildlife Gardens in Dickleburgh, near Diss, is celebrating after a bumper crop of baby birds have been born – with plenty more busy nesting.

The war memorial for the United States Army Air Force 490th Bomb Group, who served at Eye Airfield during the Second World War has been dedicated. Picture: Gregg Brown.

It has taken two years of hard work from a devoted group of local people to have a war memorial built at Eye Airfield.

United States
The Wymondham Abbey Flower Festival. Picture: Sonya Duncan.

Wymondham Abbey has been turned into a floral spectacle to celebrate the completion of work on new extensions to the 12th century building.

The Wymondham Ukulele Group at the Wymondham Busking Day. Picture: Submitted

Buskers descended on Wymondham town centre on Saturday for Wymondham Music Festival’s annual Busking Day.

Felix Tooth's sculptures and prints have gone on display at his first exhibition.

A young artist is preparing his sculptures and prints for his first exhibition.

Paul Scripps with his model Radio London ship made for him by a family of model boat builders in France.

Her illustrious namesake was a pioneering “pirate” which, from the choppy waters of the North Sea, changed the sound of radio forever.

But this scale model of the MV Galaxy – from which Radio London was broadcast – will be navigating the somewhat gentler surroundings of Diss Mere.

IES Breckland school in Brandon.

Two Norfolk schools have raised the alarm over a video chat and messaging app after fears were raised about online predators.

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Diss Sport

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Barton Wanderers
The lovely sound of bat on ball is filling the Norfolk airwaves.

Matt Collinge and Rob Setchell were the star men as Brooke recorded an impressive 110-win over morning leaders Cromer to join them at the top of the Premier Division table.

Perkins Slade Lifetime Achievement Award winner Mike Denham (centre), of Harleston Magpies, at the England Hockey Awards 2016. Picture: Ravi Ghowry/England Hockey

Harleston Magpies stalwart Mike Denham has been recognised for his dedication to hockey with a national award.

United Kingdom
MCCA Unicorns Knockout Trophy. Norfolk (batting) vs Cumberland at Fakenham Cricket Club. At the crease is Lewis Denmark. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk fluffed their lines at Highfield Lawn as they squandered the chance to win their Minor Counties Unicorns Knockout Trophy group.

The EAPL table is starting to take shape.

Overseas star Chad Bowes finally made his first appearance of the season for struggling Fakenham on Saturday – and what a difference he made!

Alex Vincent
Snettisham continue to be the Norfolk League's early top-flight pacesetters. Picture: SUBMITTED

Great Yarmouth eased to a comfortable win against Denver in Division One of the Norfolk League.

Tim Porter

Diss Events

The sun high in the sky at Hunstanton beach. Picture: Matthew Usher

You know you’ve made the most of our county when you’ve ticked off at least three quarters of our 50 quintessential Norfolk experiences.

Norfolk Entertainment

Programme Name: Top Gear 2016 - TX: n/a - Episode: Top Gear 2016 Blackpool (No. 1) - Picture Shows:  Matt LeBlanc, Chris Evans, The Stig - (C) BBC - Photographer: BBC

Chris Evans had a light-hearted dig at Jeremy Clarkson minutes after the revamped Top Gear was unveiled.

The Candoco Dance Company perform their dance show You and I Know which is the last free outdoor event of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival in Chapelfield Gardens. 


This year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival drew to a close with a sunny and chilled out weekend in Norwich’s Chapelfield Gardens and an array of performances across the city.

Emma Knights
NNF16. La Chiva Gantiva in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Photo: Emma Knights.

From the moment they burst onto the Adnams Spiegeltent stage La Chiva Gantiva had everyone up on their feet and dancing.

Emma Knights
Norfolk and Norwich Festival' N sculptures at The Forum. 

Accompanied by percussionist Colin Shaw and a string ensemble, David Dunnett was the soloist in Poulenc’s Concert for Organ and Timpani.

Downham Market carnival parade makes its way through the town centre to the Howdale

Celebrations - including the town’s annual carnival - will take place throughout the week.

Downham Market

Norfolk Sport

Norfolk v Netherlands cricket in the Royal London Women's Championship Division Three. Emily Woodhouse batting for Norfolk. 

Norfolk gave a good account of themselves against international opposition yesterday before suffering a six-wicket defeat in their latest Royal London Women’s Championship match.

Ben France took wickets for Norfolk on the first day of their match against Cambs. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk let a decent position slip through their grasp on the first day of their opening Minor Counties Championship clash against Cambridgeshire at Wisbech.

Winners of the Women's Shield Final at the North Walsham Sevens. Pictured are Harwich and Dovercourt.


Around 1,000 spectators enjoyed a feast of rugby at another hugely successful North Walsham sevens tournament.

Rob Lyon. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

King’s Lynn boss Rob Lyon says his side have got what it takes to spring a surprise at Wolverhampton tonight.

Rob Lyon
Anthony Ogogo, left, on his way to victory over Gary Cooper in Glasgow. Photo: PA

Anthony Ogogo has vowed to “blitz” his rivals in his search for boxing honours.


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