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Will Chris Baker be able to add outdoor glory to his British indoor crown? Picture: BRITISH ATHLETICS/GETTY IMAGES

Chris Baker knows he’s within touching distance of securing automatic qualification for Rio 2016 this summer.

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Cricket action from the East Anglian Premier League match between Norwich v Swardeston - Norwich in bat with Swardeston fielding. Sanjay Mishra batting for Norwich. 


Overnight rain accounted for two of the three East Anglian Premier League matches scheduled for Norfolk on Saturday – and Swardeston’s players would doubtless have preferred it if the other one had suffered the same fate.

Ashley Watson
Downham are gaining some momentum in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

Downham Town appear to be finding their feet after making a wretched start to their Premier Division campaign.

Nick Kelly
North Elmham opener James White demonstrates his ability with the bat. Picture: MIKE WYATT

A somewhat wetter weekend than last saw some games succumb to the bad weather in the Norfolk League, writes Mike Ridout.

Barton Wanderers

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Sophie Wright finished fourth in the junior womens race at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. 

Horsford cyclist Sophie Wright had added to her European junior title by securing fourth place at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Iwan Roberts believes the Welsh can continue to enjoy their Euro ride.

Iwan Roberts is pinching himself to make sure he is living the Welsh dream at Euro 2016.

Playing tennis at Heigham Park.  Photo: Bill Smith

Wimbledon fortnight is when tennis fever hits the nation and people reach for their racquet and dust off their backhands. Here are some of the best places in Norwich to try your hand at the game.

University of East Anglia
North Walsham head of rugby James Brooks, left, is welcomed to Scottow by president David Horne, centre, and playing director Alan Hepburn. Picture: Richard Polley

Excitement ahead of the new season has shot up at North Walsham after former Northampton Saints fly-half James Brooks was unveiled as the Vikings’ new head of rugby.

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Ashley Watson on his way to a half-century in Norfolks rain-affected three-day draw at Cambs in May. Picture: TIM FERLEY

Norfolk resume their Unicorns Minor Counties Championship campaign with a trip to Staffordshire this weekend.

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Alex Neil
Bradley Johnson scores Norwich City's first against Ipswich Town at Carrow Road in 2015. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd.

Norwich City’s early Championship derby against Ipswich Town at Portman Road is set to be put back a day to Sunday, August 21.

Left to right: Keith Bertschin in the smart pinstripe kit in 1983, Dean Coney modelling the sought-after Asics shirt worn from 1989 to 1992, and Jeremy Goss scoring his legendary goal against Bayern Munich in 1993 in that egg and cress kit.

Norwich City’s 2016-17 home kit has been met with a positive response from the fans, but which Canaries home shirt is your favourite of all time?

Norwich City
Sunderland's former striker Steven Fletcher has sealed a move to Sheffield Wednesday. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire.

Norwich City have missed out on Scottish international Steven Fletcher, who has joined Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday after signing a four-year deal with the Owls.

Alex Neil
Norwich City’s Jonny Howson (left) and Martin Olsson (right) model the new kit. Photo: Norwich City

If last season’s football kit was one of two halves, this one is a return to form for Norwich City. There were some tired eyes out there after last season’s performance, but, at the end of the day, it’s time for the fans to move on and get behind the team.

Norwich City
Norwich City’s Jonny Howson (left) and Martin Olsson (right) model the new kit. Photo: Norwich City

Norwich City unveiled their kit for the 2016/17 season this morning.



Friday, June 24, 2016
Jamie Vardy probably wont get the space he wants and needs when England try to unpick Iceland on Monday.

Euro 2016 caught light as a tournament on Wednesday night, just in time for the knockout stages. And it was glorious.

Sheffield Wednesday's Gary Hooper (right) celebrates scoring his teams fourth goal of the game with teammate Ross Wallace during the Sky Bet Championship match at Hillsborough, Sheffield.

It may have been a disappointing season for Norwich City players, but a few ex-Canaries are enjoying their extended campaigns, thanks to the play-offs.

Bradley Johnson
Norwich City must look to the future and build around young players like James Maddison, says Ian Clarke.

Can you believe that we are just days away from the first anniversary of the play-off final at Wembley?

Alex Neil
Ricky Martin, left, and former chief executive David McNally.

By the time you read this I suspect that there will be no aspect of this depressing season that hasn’t been thoroughly dissected in one of the plethora of post mortems available, most of which make excellent reading.

Jonny Howson of Norwich in action. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

It has been just over a week since Norwich City learned their fate – that they will be playing against the likes of Burton Albion, Wigan Athletic and, of course, the team we all love to hate, Ipswich Town, next season after relegation from the Premier League.

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Warren Ricardo Blake was found guilty of murder. Norfolk Police

A teenager who stabbed a Great Yarmouth father-of-two to death has been sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of murder.

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The scene of the collision between a bus and a lorry carrying a static steam engine. Photo: Essex County Fire & Rescue Service/PA Wire

A Yarmouth man has been charged with six counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a crash involving a bus and a lorry carrying a static steam engine.

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Kevin Toye at Norwich Crown Court. Picture: Denise Bradley

A father has been warned he faces a significant jail term after he was convicted of the manslaughter of his son who died from complications six years after he was shaken as a baby.

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A wanted man was arrested in the early hours yesterday, after he had become stuck in a ditch in Caister.

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Ryan Harman mum. Photo: Submitted

The mother of well-known Gorleston footballer Ryan Harman, has been recognised for the 24 hour care she provided after her son was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.

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