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Dereham shooter Mick Gault with his bronze medal from the 10m Air Pistol event at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Photo : Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

How should Dereham celebrate the record Commonwealth Games medals haul of shooting legend Mick Gault?

After 20 years at the peak of his sport, Dereham marksman Mick Gault has retired as the joint most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete of all time – prompting discussions on how his history-making exploits should be celebrated in his home town.

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Animal welfare in Norfolk is at ‘crisis point’

Animal welfare in Norfolk is at ‘crisis’ point according to the founders of a prominent charity, who say today’s ‘throw-away society’ is partly to blame for a rapid increase in stray and abandoned animals.

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Dr Richard Kell, chairman of Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund, Glenda Watson, a volunteer at Dee’s Den charity shop and David Metherell of Metherells Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, with the cheque for £3,800.

Boost for Halesworth charity’s campaign following donation of rare microscope

A campaign to raise £714,000 to build a new support centre in Halesworth to provide help for people who have been diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses has been given a boost thanks to the mystery donation of a rare microscope.

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Ukuleles aplenty at Uke East festival in Norwich

It may evoke images of Hawaii and grass skirts, or George Formby and cleaning windows.

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Adam Potter with his daughters (R) Alex (10) and Charly (12) is preparing for a 24 hour treadmill challenge. Picture: Ian Burt

24-hour treadmill challenge to thank our brave fire fighters

The selfless bravery of fire fighters who tackled a major blaze in Fakenham has inspired 42-year-old Adam Potter to take on the biggest challenge of his life.

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Day boats, sailing boats and cruisers at  Ranworth on the Norfolk Broads.

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Graphic: The Broads and other national parks to be protected from fracking

The Broads and other national parks in England will be protected from fracking unless there are “exceptional circumstances,” ministers announced today.

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Lewis Grabban was on the mark in his first Carrow Road outing in a Norwich City shirt in the romp over OGC Nice. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Watch the goals and read the report from Norwich’s 5-1 win over OGC Nice

Norwich City had too much attacking power for OGC Nice in another goal-laden pre-season affair for the Canaries in Monday’s Carrow Road homecoming.

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England's Christopher Baker during the men's high jump Qualification  at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Dereham athlete Chris Baker reaches Commonwealth Games high jump final

Dereham’s Chris Baker has qualified for the Commonwealth Games high jump final at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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The opening of the new M&S Simply Food store at the Sweet Briar Retail Park. Store manager Simon Rossiter, front centre, with, Jade Hunter, front left, customer assistant; and Sarah Barker, front right, section co-ordinator; ready to cut the ribbon with all the staff. Picture: Denise Bradley

New M&S Simply Food store officially opens its doors in Norwich

Hundreds of customers and employees turned out to the official opening of a new food store in Norwich.

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