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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.

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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.

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

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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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Crime

Friday, May 27, 2016
Norfolk Police
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.

Police have arrested and bailed a man

A 25-year-old man has been arrested by police on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child following an incident in a play area in Gislingham, near Diss.

A burglary has been committed

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Great Moulton.

Jamie Burgess
Picture: James Bass

A house in Rushall near Harleston, has been broken into but it is believed nothing was stolen during the burglary.

Police Officers. Picture: James Bass.

A woman in her 80s confronted and scared off three burglars in her home in High Street in Thelnetham near Diss.

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Health

Nick Conrad. Photo: Steve Adams

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” Simple words but most profound. The scribe? Ann Frank. The phrase has always resonated with BBC Radio Norfolk presenter NICK CONRAD. Here he explains why.

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Emma Blizard a Diss motorcyclist who suffered serious injuries in a crash in Stanton.

A motorcyclist who suffered serious injuries in a horrific accident is taking part in a charity cycle ride to thank hospital colleagues who treated her.

The Merge Bar and Restaurant, Dereham Road, Norwich, was one of the establishments which received the lowest possible score in the food hygiene ratings. Picture: Denise Bradley

Explore our interactive map to find out the latest food hygiene ratings for Norfolk’s restaurants, cafés and takeaways which have been inspected in the last six months.

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Education

Thursday, April 21, 2016
John Wilson
Dr Roger Harris has become the headteacher at  Long Stratton High School

Long Stratton High School’s new headteacher has said his number one priority is to improve exam results.

Winners, left to right, back row: Harriet Bradnock, Jessica Read, Cllr James Joyce, Wendy Thomson (managing director of Norfolk County Council) Cameron Leitch, Greta Saripova. Left to right, front row: Charlotte Snell, Harvey Luker, Fleur Curson, Thomas Dewin

Nine young leaders are starting their first week as members of the youth parliament after winning elections which saw a record turn out.

Emily Fox, one Norfolk's current members of the youth parliament, took part in a debate in the House of Commons.

Thousands of young people are taking to their mobile phones to vote for their representatives in the Youth Parliament, with 26 candidates standing in nine constituencies.

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Old Buckenham Primary School has been judged

Pupils are celebrating after their school went from being judged “inadequate” to “good” across the board in just 12 months.

Click on our interactive map below to see inspection grades for individual schools. Picture: Google Maps

Ofsted inspection results for schools in Norfolk are improving faster than the national average, and neighbouring counties, according to the latest data released by the organisation.

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Business

Friday, May 6, 2016
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Colchester Print Group

An employee-owned commercial print business which had been trading in Norfolk for 40 years has closed, leading to the loss of 35 jobs.

CVS in Diss. Chief executive is Simon Innes.

Veterinary giant CVS Group is eyeing expansion into Europe as it builds on the most acquisitive year in its history.

Ireland
Stephen Fenby, MD of Midwich at Diss, distributers for audio visual products. Picture: Denise Bradley

Audio-visual specialists Midwich Group, based in Diss, is expecting to raise £75.2m by floating on AIM.

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Stephen Fenby, MD of Midwich at Diss, distributers for audio visual products. Picture: Denise Bradley

A major technology distributor with employs more than 400 people at its Diss base is taking a step into public ownership by floating on AIM.

Cranswick Country Foods in Watton - On the production line. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Pork producer Cranswick has flown further into the poultry market with the acquisition of north Suffolk-based Crown Chicken in a £40m deal.

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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.

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Friday, May 27, 2016
The Austin J4 converted Campershed, owned, built and designed by Stephen Alleyne, pictured with his partner Sonia Longford. The Campershed is a finalist in the Cuprinol Shed of the Year contest.

For many men, their shed is the 
ultimate refuge to escape to.

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Friday, May 27, 2016
Police have arrested and bailed a man

A 25-year-old man has been arrested by police on suspicion of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child following an incident in a play area in Gislingham, near Diss.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
B-17 bomber flying over Eye Airfield

A town will celebrate the dedication of a war memorial built to pay tribute to the US airmen who served at its airfield during the Second World War.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Flashback to 1966 and porter Walter Kidd watches a diesel rail car pull out of the platform at Hethersett station. Calls have been made for stations like this to be re-opened.

Long-forgotten railway stations should be opened up and new ones built to maximise the potential of the train route from Norwich to Thetford, councillors have claimed.

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