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Police are appealing for information after a wooden martial arts sword was stolen during a burglary at a property in Brockdish.

Four new baby Meerkats venture out after being born at Banham Zoo in July.

Not one, not two or even three, but four baby meerkats have taken centre stage at Banham Zoo.

Jemma Ng-Ho with baby Eva Ho.

Four friends from a village school in south Norfolk have raised more than £1,800 for a former colleague who had to stop working to care for her disabled baby.

Lauren Cope
Top Road in Wingfield which was shut after a car crashed through barriers into a river

A road in Wingfield, near Diss, is reopen after a car crashed through barriers, ending up in a river.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
The shark which was seen circling the waters of Diss Mere.

First it was rampaging geese, then a “monstrous” 100lb catfish – now, it seems, there has been a new creature menacing the locals around Diss Mere.

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Shorelands Wildlife Gardens have two new and endagered White Collared Lemurs.

They are two brothers who are some of the world’s rarest primates and will soon be capturing the hearts of visitors to a Norfolk wildlife attraction.

Traffic negotiates a flood at Meadow Way, Hellesdon, after heavy rain on Wednesday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Our region is expected to be lashed with heavy rain over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the potential for flooding.

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Crime

Yesterday, 11:04

Police are appealing for information after a wooden martial arts sword was stolen during a burglary at a property in Brockdish.

A man is to appear in court after a horse was attacked

A man has appeared in court this morning after he was charged with attempting to sexually assault a horse in Redenhall, near Harleston.

Harleston
The red Mini Cooper which was stolen from the car park of Budgens in Harleston

The 18-year old owner of a red Mini Cooper has been left “devastated” after thieves stole her car and raided its contents before dumping it at a Tesco carpark in Diss.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man from Woodton, near Bungay, wanted in connection with a series of offences in south Norfolk and Norwich has been charged.

Norwich Crown Court
Police have arrested a man after horse is attackec

A man arrested after a horse was attacked in Redenhall, south Norfolk has been bailed by police.

Health

Friday, August 21, 2015
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

More than 8,000 homes were affected by a power cut for nearly five hours after a combine harvester brought down a power line in a field.

Steve Sillett who is waiting for a liver transplant. With his wife Di.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

A long-suffering victim of the contaminated blood scandal has been given news of a fresh blow to his health – after being told he needs a second liver transplant.

Residents, relatives and Care UK colleagues outside the new Hartismere Place care home following their preview visit.

Residents from Care UK’s Paddock House care home, in Eye, have taken a first look around their new home on Castleton Way in the town.

Suffolk County Council
File photo dated 07/12/10 of a general view of an NHS logo as Chancellor George Osborne is to deliver his first post-election Budget. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 8, 2015. See PA BUDGET stories. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has become the latest NHS organisation in the county to start the search for a new chief.

Archbishop Sancroft High School student,Holly Welfare, has her head shaved for charity by her mum, Louise Worthington. Holly with Halden Collier who also had his head shaved.

A teenager had her head shaved for charity in a selfless act in front of her whole school.

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Education

Friday, August 21, 2015
Long Stratton

A determined teenager who refused to let a serious heart condition - and a major operation just days before her GCSEs - ruin her chances of going to university is today looking to the future.

Diss High School GCSE students get their results. Kirsty Firth and Annie Murton can't believe how well they have done.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GCSE results in Norfolk and Suffolk have improved in a year which saw wide variations between schools and districts.

Norfolk County Council

GCSE results across Norfolk

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Students are collecting their GCSE results today.

GCSE results from schools across the region as they come in.

Diss High School GCSE students get their results. Kirsty Firth and Annie Murton can't believe how well they have done.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Nervous waits turned to excitement in south Norfolk and Suffolk as the all-important envelopes were opened.

Archbishop Sancroft High School
Quaker Wood

As part of the Diss Corn Hall On Tour programme the venue has arranged a fun activity day for children at Quaker Wood on Saturday, August 22.

Diss High School

Business

Friday, July 24, 2015
South Norfolk Council

Pub chain J D Wetherspoon has made a fresh bid to open a pub in the heart of Diss.

Group Lotus CEO, Jean-Marc Gales, right, and Neale McArdle, training director at Poultec, as Lotus takes on 25 apprentices. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Car-maker Lotus has announced it is to take on a raft of new apprentices.

Norfolk County Council
The Thatcher's Needle on Park Road in Diss. Picture: Kate Royall

Plans for four retail units on land off a busy Diss road have been submitted.

South Norfolk Council
Jon Clemo, chief executive of the Norfolk Rural Community Council. Photo: Bill Smith

A councillor has expressed dismay at the planned closure of a Long Stratton bank and is urging bosses to rethink their decision.

Eaton
2 Sisters in Eye.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

A chicken processing plant in Suffolk is to change hands next month with a halal meat operation taking over the site.

Anthony Carroll

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Norfolk School Games.

Rugby at Diss Rugby Club
Mundesley (blue) v Ormsby

Hundreds of youngsters enjoyed the beautiful weather today as they competed in the rugby for the third day of the Winter School Games.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Stanley (left) and Wilf will now enjoy life at the sanctuary

Two Suffolk Punch horses, a critically endangered breed, have arrived at Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Hapton.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A car tries to get through Station Road in Wroxham. Picture: Antony Kelly

Norfolk and north Suffolk faces another wet day today which could cause further localised flooding, the Met Office has warned.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The Reconstructive Microsurgery conference at Dunston Hall. Four speakers, from left, Anthony MacQuillan, Thomas Giesen, Philippe Liverneaux, and Hari Venkatramani. Picture: Denise Bradley

Plastic surgeons from across the globe have begun sharing their stories of pioneering new treatments at a conference near Norwich.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Female pupils at a Norfolk high school will be banned from wearing skirts in a crackdown on “immodest” clothing.

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