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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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Greater Yarmouth Tourist Authority is staging its first ever Halloween fireworks display on Friday, October 31. The free event, which has been sponsored by Grosvenor Casino, will begin at 5pm in Sea Life Centre Gardens with entertainment from the East Coast Truckers Roadshow. The evening will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display, lighting up the seafront at 8pm.

The river Bure at Acle bridge. About 20,000 fish were found in one dyke at Acle.

The Environment Agency has issued a warning after thousands of fish died in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.

Stone Angel: The current line-up, from the left, Andrew Smith, Dave Felmingham, Geoff Hurrell, Joan Saul and Ken Saul.

It started in the days of glam-pop and progressive rock – an era of endless guitar solos, jazz-rock fusion and half-baked hippy philosophy.

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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

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.

The winners of the 2014 Paint Out Norwich competition.
1st Prize Haidee-Jo Summers. Title: Work to be Done - Elm Hill in Oil
2nd Prize Chris Daynes. Title: The Watergate - Pulls Ferry in Oil 
3rd Prize Roy Connelly. Title: The Dark Entry - Norwich Cathedral in Oil

An oil painting of one of Norwich’s most historic streets has scooped first prize in the inaugural Paint Out Norwich competition.

Norfolk sport

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.

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.

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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