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A proposal to build 18 homes in the village of Foxley was refused by the narrowest of margins by Breckland’s planning committee.

A rural pub’s long-term future looks more secure after a council planning committee approved a scheme to generate further investment in the business.

Fans of the music of Jimi Hendrix will be spoilt for choice as two gigs have been organised in Dereham on the same night to mark exactly 50 years since he played in the market town.

The beer barrels are in situ, the marquees are going up and even the weather forecast is looking perfect for Hardingham’s first beer festival.

The heart and soul of the community was lost with the closure of a historic pub, said village residents who gathered to mark a year since the last pint was pulled.

A Dereham woman is appealing for help to trace a coat that belonged to her late grandmother and was given to a charity shop by mistake.

Live music fans are expected to flock to the north Norfolk coast this weekend for the first Deepdale Festival.

An outstanding childcare provider has opened a new nursery near Dereham to help meet increased demand from parents.

A Norfolk charity is urging people who depend on heating oil for their homes to buy early and save money ahead of the colder weather and longer nights approaching.

With its perfect coastal micro-climate the Holkham estate has a long tradition of growing some of the finest crops.

Estate agent signs on an empty shop in Dereham are raising hopes that a major retailer will soon confirm its intention to open a store in the town.

The family of a little boy born with a congenital heart defect have released a heartwarming video of his difficult start in life to raise awareness of the condition.

If you felt in a bit of a rut, that life was getting too comfortable and routine, what would you do?

A ground-breaking programme, funded by a £185,000 lottery grant, is being launched across the Breckland district next week to engage isolated older people in the arts.

They were rather sorrowful, almost ghostly, faces peering out of dark canvas with centuries of dust, grime and over-painting concealing any recognisable artistic talent.

The village of Hardingham, near Dereham, is set to host its first beer festival over three days from September 22 to 24.

Hundreds of plant lovers were in their element at Pensthorpe Natural Park as it held its annual Specialist Plant Day with experts from some of Norfolk’s top nurseries on hand to give advice.

Police are appealing for witnesses after thieves tried to get into a property in Mattishall.

The final line-up of acts has been revealed for Dereham’s first Fringe Festival on Saturday, including the evening’s Comedy Club performers.

Two youngsters, who were injured in separate accidents while enjoying the Dereham Carnival, counted down to the first teddy bear on the zip wire at Dereham Windmill on Sunday.

A father who set up a crowd-funding page to replace his son’s life-saving nebuliser has reached his target in just eight hours but will carry on fundraising for a charity which supported them.

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