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Winterton play area won a cash grant from the scheme in 2015.

Community charity Groundwork is working in partnership with Tesco to deliver funding to improve local open spaces over the next two years.

A photo of the rider's bike. Photo: Norfolk Police/@NSRoadsPolicing Twitter

A motorbike rider was caught by a traffic officer doing a wheelie and driving at 100mph down the Acle Straight.

A photo of the knife which was consficated on Sunday.  Photo: Norfolk Police/@GYarmouthPolice Twitter

A woman has avoided jail after she pleaded guilty to carrying a knife on a busy shopping street in Great Yarmouth.

UN Court
Police are investigating the incidents. Photo: Library

Residents are being urged to keep their sheds secure after 17 break-ins over the bank holiday weekend in Great Yarmouth.

Great Yarmouth
Martham Scarecrow Festival 2016.

Picture: James Bass

From Ziggy Stardust to clowns and jockeys, scarecrows of all styles and sizes sprung up in Martham this week.

Police officers patrol the Redcastle Furze estate at Thetford as part of the police initiative on anti social behaviour. 
Photo - Denise Bradley        4 of 7
copy - Isabel Cockayne
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City:  Thetford, Norfolk
EDP pics © 2004 tel 01603 772434

Not only borough councillors being elected on Thursday, May 5, but so is Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner (PCC).

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Great Yarmouth Sport

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Ross King
Great Yarmouth Town toast their promotion.

Fakenham Town completed a great escape on the final day as their 1-0 win at Walsham-le-Willows saw the Ghosts climb out of the Premier Division relegation zone, writes Mark Armstrong.

Football action from Spixworth (Red) v Acle (Black and White) in the Anglian Combination Premier Division. 


Acle United are celebrating their fourth successive Sterry Cup triumph after their 2-0 win over Spixworth.

Ben Morgan
Adam Mason is urging the Bloaters to get across the line. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Great Yarmouth Town will be hoping to take the first step towards joining East Anglia’s footballing elite this afternoon.

Martyn Sinclair
Will Acle's players be celebrating again today? Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Acle United know a victory in today’s top-of-the-table Premier Division clash will secure their fourth championship in a row.

Premier Division
Sixteen-year-old Tom Yarham shone during Fakenham's EAPL play-off semi final. Picture: RONNIE HEYHOE

Fakenham’s dream of rejoining the region’s elite begins with a trip to Old Buckenham.

Barton Wanderers

Great Yarmouth Events


Gorleston-based Dusmagrik Young People’s Theatre Company is crossing the water to perform a fundraising concert at St George’s Theatre Great Yarmouth.

Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre Company
Keith Farnan

It’s comedy time again at St George’s Theatre! WCB Comedy are back with their regular monthly offering and you could be lucky enough to win tickets to this laughter-filled evening.

Hemsby Rock'n'Roll Weekender

Twice a year teddy boys and rockabilly girls head to Hemsby to celebrate the Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekender. Here’s a look back at the event in the 80s and 90s.

The Uninvited

Local rock and pop band The Uninvited return to live action on Saturday, April 23, at the Green Gate in Caister. This is the band’s first live appearance in 18 months.

Pirates Live at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth.

The all action Pirates Live which opened with a record-breaking Easter run at the Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth, reaches its final weekend tomorrow and Sunday, April 16 and 17.

Johnny Mac

Norfolk Entertainment

Norwich Film Festival. Photo: submitted.

Filmmakers and volunteers are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Norwich Film Festival.

Restaurants on Deliveroo: Shiki, Yemek Yemek and Brick Pizza. (L-R)

Bored of bad takeaways? Well now, thanks to a range of restaurants in Norwich and a few helpful cyclists, things are changing on the city’s food scene.

United Kingdom
Sheringham Little Theatre present Play in a Day, a one-day drama workshop

Children as young as three are being invited to take part in what has been described as one of the most important cultural events in Norfolk.

Norwich Arts Centre new shows. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards. Photo: Patrik Bonnet.

An eclectic mix of music, performance, literature and live art is in store for audiences at the Norwich Arts Centre this spring.

The Lost In Translation Circus Company in their new home, St Michael of Coslany. Massimiliano Rossetti, Annabel Carberry, right, Roisin Morris, and Eduardo Ricciardelli, left. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Acrobatics and tricks are being performed in a former Norwich church after a circus company made the historic building its new home.


Norfolk Sport

Vauxhall Mallard's Mitchell Todd. 

Mitchell Todd played key roles with both bat and ball as Vauxhall Mallards maintained their promising start to the new Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League season.

Callum Taylor
Norwich United (yellow) against Mildenhall in the Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup final at Diss. A dejected Norwich United after losing to Mildenhall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The bewildered expressions of the Norwich United players at the final whistle of this cup final summed up just how dramatic the closing stages of the match had been.

Premier Division
Ex-Norwich City FC boss Nigel Worthington presents the winners Runton with the cup. 


The goals rained in during the climax of the Cromer Lifeboat Cup competition.

Action from Norfolk against Lincolnshire, Unicorns Trophy cricket. Lincolnshire batsman Dan Freeman ducks under the ball from Norfolk bowler Adam Todd. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk’s promising start to the new season continued yesterday when they made light of the absence of skipper Chris Brown to make it two wins out of two in the Unicorns Minor Counties Knockout Trophy.

National League North - 
Lowestoft Town v Gloucester City at Crown Meadow.
 Michael Spillane leaving the pitch at the end of the game. 

Picture: James Bass

As Lowestoft’s players sunk to the turf, the Blues looked a tired football club in more ways than one.

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