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Disruption has been caused in a south Norfolk village this afternoon after a tree damaged overhead power lines.

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

An elderly woman was ordered to sit down while a group of men burgled her Palgrave home.

A home has been burgled

Police are appealing for witnesses after a burglary in Hoxne near Diss.

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Diss Museum is reopened by Richard Bacon MP after their winter revamp.

Do you live in south Norfolk? Want to grill politicians on what matters most to you?

Victoria Bacon has organised an event to mark the Battle of France.

The wife of a Norfolk MP has organised a 75th anniversary event to remember the Allied servicemen who tried to stem German invasion forces overwhelming France near the start of the Second World War.

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The EDP Stars of Norfolk awards. Winners of the Team of the Year Award from BEAT, presented by Tom Fitzpatrick, left, and a special gift presented by Sheila Oxtoby, right. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Do you know someone who selflessly spends their time helping others, or who has shown remarkable bravery in the face of adversity?

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The players of Fakenham Town are determined to make Wayne Anderson’s Ghosts’ swansong a winning one.

One of the Stratton Motorsport Lotus Evora GT4s.

Stratton Motorsport will be the biggest team contesting the British GT GT4 Championship this year having taken delivery of a pair of new Lotus Evora sports cars for the newly-announced UltraTek Racing squad to add to the Edwards sisters’, Jade and Chloe, Aston Martin GT4 challenge.

Mike Derbyshire during his team as manager of Great Yarmouth Town. Picture: Mike Derbyshire

Mike Derbyshire is aiming to get his managerial career back on track at Almary Green Anglian Combination Premier Division side Cromer Town.

Diss travelled to Chelmsford with high hopes that a bonus point win would eventually lead to automatic promotion.

England's Charlie Ewels lifts the trophy, with Will Owen far right, after winning the 2015 RBS Six Nations U20 match at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 20, 2015. See PA story RUGBYU England. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Former Diss Rugby Club junior Will Owen helped England win the Under-20s Six Nations title in Brighton.

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Tom Stade

Comedian Tom Stade has decided to bring his show Decisions Decisions, plus family show, theatre, jazz and a cabaret show featuring Margaret Thatcher, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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Peter Brathwaite and Donna Bateman in English Touring Opera's The Wild Man of the West Indies. Picture: William Knight

English Touring Opera give a UK premiere to Donizetti’s The Wild Man of the West Indies, plus music, comedy, theatre and sculpture, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

The Jay Singers

A romantic concert by The Jay Singers, Jane Eyre, circus, comedy and music, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

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Giant inflatable on Carrow Road as part of Saturday Night Takeaway

Passersby may have been confused as they walked by Carrow Road last night.

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Woman in Green (c1909) by Henri Matisse.

A stunning collection of works by some of the world’s greatest artists is heading for Norwich next month in the most spectacular art show ever seen in the region.

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Matt Tedford in Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho

Mirror balls, muscular men in short-cropped jeans, and, er, the Iron Lady? It might not be an obvious combination but this show is an exuberant delight.

East Norfolk Operatic Society members Glenn Hewitt, Keith Drinkwater, Isobel Rice and Colin Wilson who have to move out of the existing barn where they store and make the sets for their productions.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

From a ship on the high seas to a Japanese village, a Norfolk operatic group has transported its audiences to all sorts of destinations through its clever and imaginative set building.

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Cinderella (U)

Friday, March 27, 2015
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Slavishly adapted from Disney’s classic 1950 animated musical, Kenneth Branagh’s live action version of the fairy-tale romance doesn’t skimp on the period detail.

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Basketball

CWA Fury roared into the National League Division Four play-off semi-finals by stunning much-fancied Brunel University Ducks at Lynnsport.

Action from King's Lynn Town v Blyth Spartans - Lynn lose again 3-1. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Lynn more than played their part in a cracking encounter but it still wasn’t enough to end a three-month search for a home victory.

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Lee Stevenson celebrates scoring for the 'old' Lynn in 2004. Picture: IAN BURT

Classy midfielder Lee Stevenson’s return to The Walks has been met with approval by King’s Lynn Town fans.

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Micky Chapman

Lowestoft Town joint boss Micky Chapman admits no-one at the club will relax until they are mathematically certain of Conference North football next season.

Stewart Larter will be hoping his Wroxham team can bring three points back from London. Picture: SIMON FINLAY

Wroxham will be looking to get their play-off push back on track as they prepare to travel to Redbridge, writes Thomas Crabb.

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