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Sunday, December 4, 2016

A homeowner who saw his thatched cottage go up in flames eight years ago is thankful another fire at his property did not end the same way.

A bustling town centre celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season at its lights switch-on.


For residents of a Norfolk village, their Friday night trip to the pub was a particularly special occasion.


He’s trekked to the South Pole with Prince Harry and taken part in the gruelling ‘Marathon of the Sands’ in Africa.

Duncan Slater

About 60 people flocked to the Pennoyer Centre in Pulham St Mary to watch Bake Off star Kate Barmby light up the village.

Pennoyer Centre

Gallery: Christmas lights magic

Friday, December 2, 2016

There was a family fun atmosphere in the Suffolk town of Eye as its Christmas lights were turned on tonight.

A magnificent church organ commissioned by Queen Victoria has been thrown a lifeline by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Heritage Lottery Fund

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Diss Sport

Monday, November 28, 2016
St Mary's Church

Family and friends have gathered to bid farewell one of Diss’s true characters - Des Tebble.

The Anglian Combination and Thurlow Nunn Leagues are guaranteed representation in the last four of the Norfolk Senior Cup after the quarter-final draw was made.

Premier Division

A student from Diss has just been called up by a national football team.

United Kingdom

Harleston Town will be looking for revenge as well as the chance for some Norfolk Senior Cup glory this afternoon.

Diss Events

He wore a flat cap and gaudy chain, carried a fake cigar and he was out to sell, sell, sell.

You’d have to be a right plonker to miss out on an auction like this.

It was a love that sent shock waves from the dreaming spires of Oxford to the remote villages of Africa.

Basil Abbott

Jimmy Carr and Hal Cruttenden bring their latest shows and a host of faboutires and upcoming talent feature in comedy nights. SIMON PARKIN picks what not to miss this week.

Diss Rugby Club

The plight of a refugee is at the centre of gripping and widely acclaimed one-man play, Nine Lives, which comes to two theatres in Norfolk. SIMON PARKIN reports.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Entertainment

Five-year-old schoolgirl Metiya Nudchanad lit up Cromer - by turning on the town’s Christmas lights.

Eastern Daily Press

Santa’s sleigh arrived in Great Yarmouth today (December 3) to mark the opening of Santa’s Post Office in the Market Place.

Weybourne station has been transformed into a winter wonderland for the festive season.

He is one of Norfolk’s great cultural champions who in his 25 years at the helm of Norwich Theatre Royal has brought big shows to the city, overseen a major revamp of the venue, and championed theatre education.


Christmas shoppers in Cromer are being reminded there is free parking in the town for the Christmas lights switch-on this weekend.

Norfolk Sport

Basildon United have forfeited their FA Vase tie against Gorleston, which was abandoned on Saturday due to the death of a spectator.

North Walsham dropped to sixth place in London One North after a narrow defeat at the hands of Thurrock during a pulsating match.

Lee Stevenson’s appointment as assistant manager at King’s Lynn Town now sees the Linnets with their own SAS team tasked with moving Town up the Southern Premier Division.

Lynn Town

A brilliant second-half strike from Chris Henderson turned out to be the winning goal for Lowestoft as they claimed their third home league win on the bounce.


Bouncing back from a poor display is the focus for Lowestoft Town when they return to the comforts of home this afternoon.

Lowestoft Town

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