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Martin Wilby

Half a million pounds is to be split between county councillors across Norfolk to spend on small-scale improvements to roads.

Two Harleston schools have begun consultations to convert to academy status - with the dream of creating an “all-through” school for the town.

Richard Cranmer

It was an early start for cyclists this morning as they met for the Diss Cyclathon that began at an eye-rubbing 8am.


Studded with ancient villages and bustling market towns, south Norfolk has plenty to offer. Reporter Stuart Anderson spent a day discovering the hidden gems of the county’s southern reaches.

United Kingdom

A new generation of recruits are speaking out on Armed Forces Day in support of the men and women who have served their country.


Green-fingered pupils at a primary school have transformed an eyesore on their premises into a thriving vegetable garden.

House of Commons

Get ready to be transported to the magical island of Neverland in a new adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic Peter Pan.

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Diss Sport

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Ayrton Senna

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 CALLUM SPRINGALL’s learnings from 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku.

The annual meeting of the Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League was held at the Central Hall, Wymondham.


Diss Otters are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and to mark the notable milestone the club have a new poolside kit.

Matthew Munnings

It has been a busy start to the new season at Diss Angling Club with four matches taking place.

Old Buckenham travelled to Acle on Saturday looking to atone for their poor batting display the previous week and came away with a well deserved win.

Diss Events

Independent Bookshop Week runs from Saturday, June 24 to Saturday, July 1. Here we look at some of the brilliant bookshops across the county you can visit to celebrate:

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There’s a cast of a thousand – and they’re all on song to celebrate Norfolk…

Primary School

For the first feature in what will be an ongoing series, we asked 10 questions to Christina Worby, of Diss Publishing Bookshop.

South Norfolk

From tractor to stream trains, water skiing to high-wire aerial antics, food festivals to toasting German beer, there is something for all tastes and interests.


Take That will be taking to the stage at Norwich’s Carrow Road tomorrow. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more about the practical details concert-goers need to know.


Norfolk Entertainment

Organisers of a horse racing and music event have responded to claims that drunken crowds became violent and trampled over young children during a performance by pop band Little Mix.


The date has been revealed for next year’s Let’s Rock Norwich! retro 1980s music festival.

United Kingdom

Following his first headline set last night on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, the reviews have come thick and fast for Ed Sheeran.

The Scottish comedian who is back in the region used to work as a lawyer on death row than she turned to comedy. But she continues to tackle serious issues amid the laughs.

Theresa May

Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett explains why performing live will be forever in their DNA, when we can expect new music and why he loves Suffolk’s Latitude Festival.


Norfolk Sport

Norfolk Over 60s have finally lifted the Challenge Shield after completing a home and away double against Kent Invicta.

Norfolk’s hopes in the Middleton Cup ended in dramatic fashion at County Arts.

Teresa Goldsmith has new roles with the Norfolk County Short Mat Bowls Association.

Norfolk County

King’s Lynn have been dealt a blow ahead of tonight’s Knockout Cup second leg at Wolverhampton.


New Wroxham chairman Lee Robson believes the Yachtsmen should be a Ryman League Premier side within five years.

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