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Paralympic Gold medalist Jessica-Jane Applegate opens the Spa Unlimted 24hr Swimathon in Dereham, taking part in the first 30 minute session. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A Paralympian has been forced to abandon her training today after her car was damaged in winds caused by Storm Imogen.

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Acle firemens funeral.
The hearses, preceded by Station Officer R.R. Duncum,  on their journey to Acle Church.
Two firemen who died in the R.A.F. Neatishead fire. All the shops in the village closed for the funeral and extra chairs were put into the 14th century church for the service to accommodate about 300.
The two were 52 year old Leading Fireman Herbert Durrant and Fireman John Holman aged 23.
Mr Durrant a part-time fireman had worked for about 20 years for F.W. Sutton, the Acle butchers. Mr Holman was a full-time fireman.
The service was taken by the Rector of Acle church Reverend E.W. Alexander.

Dated  28 February 1966

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A memorial service has been held to mark 50 years since three courageous firefighters lost their lives in a blaze at RAF Neatishead.

Norwich Normandy veteran Alan King on Sword Beach, with his daughter, Royal British Legion standard bearer Joyce Cooper. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

For many it brings to mind thoughts of wreaths, collectors rattling their tins in the November chill and teary-eyed veterans with their medals polished to a shine.

Royal British Legion
Hannah Witheridge was killed in 2014 in Thailand.

The family of murdered Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge had pleaded with her not to go to Thailand, an inquest heard today.

Hannah Witheridge
Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A 34-year-old man from Hopton has been sentenced after admitting possessing thousands of indecent images of children.

Norwich Crown Court
Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Two teenagers have been arrested after a mini-bus was allegedly sprayed with graffiti in north Norfolk.

Artist Rachel Thomas has been painting the riverside view from a vantage point at the former Star and Garter pub on Hall Quay.

Picture: James Bass

Drab industrial landscapes are transformed into worlds of vibrant colour in the hands of artist Rachel Thomas.

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Damian Hilton
Matt Blake, 10, will be hoping to fire Norwich United to another victory this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

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Mitch Forbes

Great Yarmouth Town support great cause

Friday, February 5, 2016
Gt Yarmouth Town line up in their pink kit to raise funds for the Sandra Chapman Unit. Photo: MITCH TENNANT

Great Yarmouth Town wore a pink kit on Saturday to recognise a local cancer support ward.

James Paget Hospital

Gorleston quick off the mark

Friday, February 5, 2016
Jordan King leaves Whitton players not knowing which way to turn. Photo: DAVID HARDY

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Kyle Ingram
Aaron Taylor has been named as Gorleston's new club captain by Ricci Butler, right.

A much-changed Gorleston gave a battling display against current champions and champions-elect Norwich Utd before falling to a 2-1 defeat.

Aaron Taylor

Great Yarmouth Events

Students from Flegg High School are transferring to Rydell for their latest production - Grease.

Flegg High School students are transferring to Rydell High for their latest production - Grease.

Flegg High School
Comedy Nights at St George's Theatre

One man’s dream of setting up a comedy night in Great Yarmouth marks its second anniversary on Thursday, February 11.

United Kingdom
Darren Charles, singing with the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band

The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band returns once again to the Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston on Saturday, February 13 for a fun filled evening with their Rat Pack tribute show which will also feature classic Count Basie Band tunes.

Mark Thompson

It’s Star Night at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham, on Saturday, February 13 from 7pm. Telescopes will be set up for viewing the night sky, and Mark Thompson from BBC Stargazing Live will be giving talks. The evening is being run in partnership with Norwich Astronomical Society.

BBC
David Hasselhoff will star in Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

The Gorleston-designed sets will take centre stage when the The Hoff brings his new musical to Norwich Theatre Royal next week.

Norwich

Norfolk Entertainment

Students from Flegg High School are transferring to Rydell for their latest production - Grease.

Flegg High School students are transferring to Rydell High for their latest production - Grease.

Flegg High School
Auctioneer Mike Sarson at The Maddermarket Theatre's auction of props, costumes and curiosities.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Everything from the White Witch’s sleigh to vintage costumes to leopard puppets went under the hammer at an auction which raised nearly £2,000 for Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.

Norwich
Costa Biography Award Winner Helen MacDonald is among the writers taking part in the event. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

A group of writers will be taking part in a special event this week celebrating a poet who was inspired by the art and landscape of East Anglia.

University of East Anglia
Scenes from the 2016 Chinese New Year Celebrations held at King's Lynn Town Hall. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Weeks of celebrations are underway in Norfolk as people welcome the start of the Chinese New Year today.

West Norfolk
Dame Joan Collins attending the World Premiere of Spectre. Photo credit : Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

An international superstar is set to appear on one of Norwich’s biggest stages in a special, one-woman show.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Sport

Callum Taylor in action for England U19s during their World Cup quarter-final defeat to Sri Lanka. Picture: ICC

England’s youngsters were beaten by Sri Lanka in their quarter-final meeting at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, despite a fine knock from Norfolk’s Callum Taylor.

United Kingdom
Action from Dereham Town v Brentwood Town at Aldiss Park - Sam Borrer on the ball. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Skipper Sam Borrer smashed in a 17-minute hat-trick as Dereham battled back to claim all three points.

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Wroxham slipped into the relegation zone – and their survival task doesn’t get any easier.

St Andrews regained top spot with a 2-1 win at Reepham Town thanks to goals from Haydn Davis and Michael Capleton

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Lynn's Lee Smith up against Redditch United's captain Jamey Osborne. Picture: Ian Burt

Lee Stevenson scored a worldy winner and then was one of three players who got sent off as Lynn won a bad-tempered affair at The Walks.

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