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A man who died after his car hit a tree on a rural road has been named by police.

Norfolk’s horticultural society is celebrating its 190th year by launching a mission to inspire more gardeners.

Chase Brewbacca’s interactive eggs around Norfolk at a pub near you.

Residents in 70 Norfolk villages and towns will have new meters installed as part of a plan to help people curb their water usage and slash bills.

Some 24 years ago, a 59-year-old Peter Mummery conquered the challenge of a lifetime by cycling the entire length of Spain.

A weather warning has been issued as parts of the county wake up to dense fog but a fine and sunny day will follow.

Norfolk Day is 100 days away and if you haven’t started planning yet, now is the time to pop the date in your diary and begin preparing.

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Diss Sport

Tue, 19:40

Diss Town slipped to a third successive defeat in Thurlow Nunn League Division One North on Friday evening when they were beaten 2-1 at home by Norwich CBS.

A traditional approach to time trials was in evidence at the Diss & District 25-mile events on the Bressingham to Thetford road which catered for classic bikes, tricycles, bikes on restricted gear and Two-Up teams.

Harleston Town maintained their lead at the top of the table with a second 1-0 derby league win of the season against Diss.

International athlete Joe Skipper claimed an impressive win in the Diss Duathlon organised by the Tri-Anglia Triathlon Club.

Diss Town suffered a 4-0 reverse at promotion chasing Swaffham Town - and the margin of defeat would have been even greater but for a fine goalkeeping display from Kingsley Barnes.

Diss Events

The Burgate Singers are set to return to Diss to perform Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Yeoman of The Guard at the Corn Hall.

From the UK’s largest inflatable park to a visit from Paddington Bear, there is plenty to keep all the family busy over the Easter Bank Holiday.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that we can’t seem to get enough of Jane Austen adaptations. And while the likes Pride & Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are familiar on stage and screen, the latest coming to Diss is a staging of the less familiar Northanger Abbey.

He’s a legend of American soul music, now Alexander O’Neal, the only performer to sell out six consecutive nights at Wembley Arena, is set to perform a special fundraising show at a pub on the Norfolk Suffolk border.

A Norfolk record label boss has slammed sexist attitudes in the music industry and pledged to invest more in developing female artists.

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