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Yesterday, 09:51
West Suffolk Hospital

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Wortham on Friday morning,

GCSE results at Sprowston High School. Kelsey Andrews, left, who celebrated her birthday as well as her exam results with Alice Trett. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

GCSE results in Norfolk and Suffolk have gone up, as schools across the counties reported improvements on last year’s figures.

Diss High School students receive their GSCE results, 2016.
Chloe Mayes, Will Sait, Elise Squirrell, William Ashwood.

Although some school’s saw a fall in the number of pupils who gained A*-C grades in English and maths, there were many success stories.

Hartismere School
Harleston Lions are appealing for more volunteer members.
Pictured is President of the Harleston Lions, Mike Withinshaw.

It has been a big part of the community, from raising money to putting up the Christmas tree, but the Harleston Lions Club could close unless it attracts a deluge of new members.

Norfolk Glider Club,Tibenham held a competion for gliders from across Europe. Gliding champion Andy Davis with his glider.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Tibenham Airfield has welcomed some of Britain’s top glider pilots who are taking part in two national competitions.

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Chameleon House in Harleston is a restaurant space which is trying to find new owners after the current ones shut up the food side of their business to concentrate on their bed and breakfast. Ginni Ashken along with her husband Peter, used to run the restaurant but want to handover the keys to someone who can embrace the history and feel of the building.

In its 400 year history Chameleon House, in Harleston, has had a colourful trading past.

Keep up to date with the latest GCSE exam results with our live map

Our live GCSE results map will show how schools across Norfolk have performed in GCSE exams compared to previous years.

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Diss Sport

Yesterday, 15:32
Wayne Anderson
Jack Barber, left, in action for Fakenham Town on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

The players of Fakenham Town have another chance to secure their Clipbush Park future as Wayne Anderson prepares to wield the axe.

Elmham'’s Olly Hall on his way to 20 to go with his 4-51 bowling stint. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout
Joint Yarmouth bosses Adam Mason, front, and Martyn Sinclair. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Great Yarmouth Town have their own Norfolk-Suffolk rivalry to sort out this afternoon when the Bloaters head to Ipswich Wanderers looking for their second win of the season.

Thetford Town
Thetford (batting) v Topcroft cricket.
Liam Conroy batting with M Kulkarmi bowling.

Brooke kept their championship charge on track by ensuring Sprowston’s challenge continues to go off the rails.

Premier Division
Gorleston, green, v Haverhill Rovers in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

It was a case of slim pickings for Norfolk sides with just two wins to cheer up supporters.

Joel Watts

Diss Events

The winners of the 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards will be held at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry on October 21. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Shining stars of Norfolk’s cultural scene are to be honoured in the fifth Norfolk Arts Awards.

BBC
The Last Night of the Blickling Proms.  Picture: Denise Bradley

From open air concerts celebrating the best of the 80s, to new renditions of Shakespeare’s classics, there’s a variety of outdoor events taking place across the county this summer.

Pub couple plans thank you fun day

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Kim and Simon Musk from the Two Brewers and planning to host a family fun day. Picture: STUART ANDERSON

A Diss pub plans to hold a family fun day to thank customers for their support.

What's on in Norfolk? Sandringham Food and Drink Festival, Sarah Millican will be performing in Yarmouth and Norwich Run will take place. (L-R)

In need of something to do this weekend? Here’s a look at some of the events and activities taking place across the county on Saturday and Sunday.

Norwich
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

Norfolk Entertainment

Is this Norwich's youngest busker? 11-year-old Jack Goodacre, performing in Norwich with his dad Tim.

Shoppers in the city centre couldn’t help but stop and listen as young Jack Goodacre took to the streets of Norwich today to perform some of his favourite songs, but little did they know, they were seeing a superstar in the making.

Norwich
Storyboards for the opening sequence of The Titan's Eagle. Photo: Matthew Stogdon

An Independent filmmaker from Norwich is asking the public for help in bringing his latest short film, about a 17th century alchemist who gets caught in a time loop, to life.

Norwich
Students from Pathways College taking part in Counterstorytellers for the Norwich Radical Film Festival. Photo: Submitted

A short film made by students from Pathways College will premiere tomorrow at The Garage as part of The Norwich Radical Film Festival.

Norwich
Going Out Guide: Absurd Person Singular at Maddermarket Theatre, Outdoor Cinema at Earlham Park and West Side Story at Norwich Playhouse. (L-R)

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

Norwich
Nine things to do in Norfolk this weekend: World Pier Crabbing Championships, 80s Celebration at Holkham Hall and CaLM festival.

Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday weekend? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place across the county on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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Norfolk Sport

Linnets chairman Stephen Cleeve watches on. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town will face up to their nightmare away days to try and avoid another horror show on the road.

Gary Setchell
Jake Reed, middle, was back among the goals for the Blues in midweek. Picture: JAMES BASS

‘There’s plenty more where that came from’ – that’s Ady Gallagher’s message after Jake Reed grabbed his first goal of the season in Lowestoft Town’s win at Billericay.

Ady Gallagher
Norwich United player Lee Mason, right, in action during his side's FA Cup defeat to Histon. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United will attempt to avoid an FA Cup hangover when they return to league action.

Dereham Town
Wroxham will be hoping they're on the ball this afternoon.

After going out of the FA Cup to lower-level Deeping Rangers, Wroxham boss Damian Hilton will be looking for a much-improved performance from his side in Essex, writes Adrian Gowling.

Damian Hilton
Dereham Town's Danny Beaumont back in 2013. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham Town’s aim of avoiding a slow start to the campaign will be put to the test at Tilbury.

Matt Henman

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