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Schoolchildren in Great Yarmouth have contributed to the borough’s Festival of Remembrance by making poppy petals to fall from the ceiling during the service.

Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport with college student Murad Khan

A popular Afghan student who is facing deportation says he has been overwhelmed by support as he battles to stay in the UK.

Tim and Geli Harris who own Catfield Fen - one of the top wildlife sites in country - battling to stop over-water abstraction that is drying out fen.

Picture: James Bass

To landowner Tim Harris and his wife Geli it has been a frustrating battle with officialdom to save what the Environment Agency (EA) describes as “the finest unpolluted valley fen in western Europe”.

Ewes and lambs grazing between solar panels at the Nova Scotia Solar Farm near Caister.

Picture: James Bass

East Anglian farmers – and EDP readers – have disagreed with the environment secretary’s assertion that large scale solar farms are a “blight” on our countryside.

The church of St Nicholas, North Walsham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

They are sites which tell the stories of our rich historical past – but more buildings, churches and conservation areas are now deemed at risk in the region.

The official opening of Great Yarmouth Primary Academy - one of the Inspiration Trust schools at the centre of the allegations. (L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.   Picture: James Bass

Ofsted has announced an independent review of its investigation into claims that three Norfolk schools connected to Dame Rachel de Souza received advance notice of up-coming inspections.

The Riverside Road, Gas Hill and Rosary Road area, where a stabbing took place. Picture: Denise Bradley

Two men face lengthy jail terms after they were convicted of being involved in a “brief but violent” knife attack in which a man was slashed on the face and neck, on Riverside Road, Norwich.

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Great Yarmouth sport

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Two teams from the Almary Green Anglian Combination have been handed exciting draws in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

Diss Town look to build on midweek cup success today when they host Norfolk rivals Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Norfolk PFA matchplay champion Mark Spooner (left) and runner-up Ian Ellis.

Ian Ellis shrugged off a rare setback as he prepares for another big challenge in what has been an exciting season.

TOP MAN: Broadland-Great Yarmouths clubman of the month David Beagrie (left) with Trevor Saunders from sponsors Grosvenor Casino.

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COME AND JOIN US!: The team behind the re-launched Great Yarmouth Basketball Club face the camera.

A basketball club is bouncing back in the Great Yarmouth Borough – under the chairmanship of professional player, Patrick Manifold.

Norfolk Entertainment

EDP People's Choice winners Pasco-Q Kevlin from Norwich Arts Centre and John Baker from The Voice Project with EDP arts correspondent Emma Knights at the 2014 Norfolk Arts Awards during the Hostry Festival.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Shining stars of our county’s arts scene have been honoured at an awards ceremony celebrating some of Norfolk’s champions of culture.

Competition winner John Checketts, left, meets artist Martin Wall and the GoGoDragons at a secret location. Photo: Bill Smith

England’s brave and gallant patron saint is the inspiration behind the winning entry in our design-a-dragon competition.

Family feat pix 23/10/14

Behold, the witching hour is almost upon us and there are plenty of terrifying adventure to scare you out of your wits this Halloween week. SIMON PARKIN picks some of the highlights to send shivers down your spine.

Family feat pix 23/10/14

Schools are out once again and families looking for some perfect half term fun are spoilt for choice. SIMON PARKIN highlights some of the shows taking place this week.

Young people preparing for the Hostry Festival's Debut event,

Young wordsmiths will be taking to the stage this weekend in a special event celebrating emerging writers.

Norfolk sport

Club chairman Alan Bowkett and chief executive David McNally present Norwich City's accounts at Carrow Road. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich City manager Neil Adams will be handed the financial fire power to buy new players in the January transfer window after the club was handed a clean bill of health in its annual accounts.

The annual Norfolk junior county tennis awards have been presented, including to (from left) Alex Mcnaughton, Tom Watkinson, Scott Whiting, Danni Long Martinez and Emily Barrett.

Over 75 young tennis players have been assessed for Norfolk team selections at East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club in Norwich.

Barford Primary School headteacher Judith Tigerschiold accepts a cheque for £100 from the Auto Cycle Union following pupil Kenzie Cossey's (centre) performance at the British Youth Grass Track Championships. Kenzie was joined by King's Lynn Stars rider Robert Lambert (right) for the presentation.

Young grasstrack racer Kenzie Cossey has earned a financial boost for his school following success at the British Youth Grasstrack Championships.

King's Lynn Town players celebrate Marc Goodfellow's goal in a 2-0 win against AFC Fylde at The Walks in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division last season. Picture Matthew Usher.

The mouth-watering prospect of an FA Cup tie with a Football League side is within touching distance for King’s Lynn Town – and manager Gary Setchell admits the excitement for the game is already in full flow.

Jolyon Palmer gives some wannabe a few tips at Snetterton four years ago. Photo: Adrian Judd/EDP library

Anyone signing up for a seat in Formula One for 2015 will be extremely thankful – because those queuing up to join or rejoin the grid would form a lengthy line.

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