Ian Clayton, principal at Thorpe St Andrew School.  Photo: Bill Smith

The Norwich area could be left without any high schools that are not academies after the biggest school in Norfolk revealed it was considering converting.

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Norwich City pair Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady helped the Republic of Ireland to a memorable win over world champions Germany that kept their dreams of playing in next year’s European Championship finals very much alive.

Russell Martin is looking forward to coming up against Robert Lewandowski.

Russell Martin has warned Robert Lewandowski that Scotland will not miss the chance to put another hefty challenge on him.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel heads his debut goal for Norwich City during Everton's last visit to Carrow Road, on the opening day of the 2013/14 season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Everton’s visit to Carrow Road in December has been moved to an earlier kick-off, as BT Sport has chosen to screen its first Norwich City match of the season.

Ray Grant - Norwich City U21s vs Villarreal U21s. Group C, Premier League International Cup 2015/16 at Carrow Road, Norwich. 07.10.15. Picture: Rob Howarth/JASONPIX

Victory over Villarreal has fired hopes of qualification for the knockout stages of the Premier League International Cup for Norwich City Under-21s.

Norwich's Louis Ramsey scores and celebrates the winning goal- Norwich City u21s vs Villarreal. Group C, Premier League International Cup 2015/16 at Carrow Road, Norwich. 07.10.15. Picture: Rob Howarth/JASONPIX

Staff at Colney may have to bring some of Norwich City’s rising stars back down to earth this morning, after a hugely 
encouraging night for the club’s academy.

Canaries legend Grant Holt will be at Sunday's book launch.

Some of the great names in Norwich City’s recent history will be in the city on Sunday for the launch of a new book.



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Further education colleges. Pictured: Mrs Trottor in language lab Lynn Technical College. Date: Mar 1967

With the return to school and college well under way for this new term, it seems an appropriate time to look back through our archives at some pictures of further and higher education in our region over the decades.


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People are being asked to share their views, opinions and ideas about a proposed £800,000 revamp of Hunstanton’s seafront gardens.


Guests at this year’s EDP Business Awards will have a chance to hear first-hand tales of endurance from a man dubbed the world’s greatest living explorer.

Andrew McTear, partner at McTear, Williams and Wood, at their new premises at Crown Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

More than 40 staff have been made redundant after an upmarket conservatory business collapsed into administration.

Customers and staff at Wex Photographic gather to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse. Erwin Hayag showing the picture he took at 9.25am.

Wex Photographic, the UK’s largest online photography retailer, has snapped up repair and rental business Fixation in an undisclosed deal.

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Leading newsprint manufacturer Palm Paper reported a better set of results for last year, thanks to an uplift in the price of paper in the first six months.

Tesco. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Supermarket giant Tesco revealed a 70pc plunge in half year earnings for its UK and Ireland business despite seeing an improvement in under-pressure sales.

Peter Lamble, chairman Start-rite shoes, at the warehouse at Broadland Business Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The chairman of Start-rite shoes is to step aside in a move which will see a non-family member lead the firm for the first time in its history.

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“People began to ask why I didn’t make a new record. I decided there was more to be said, it was as simple as that.”

He Had Hairy Hands by Kill The Beast

Carry on screaming with 1970s detective werewolf mystery He Had Hairy Hands, plus Lesley Garrett, an improvised musical and a celebration of Mozart wind pieces. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Jesus Christ Superstar - Dereham Theatre Company

If you have preconceived ideas of amateur theatre then throw them straight out of the window and go and watch Dereham Theatre Company perform the global hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

Write2screen screenwriting workshop

A workshop helping people on the road to writing for the screen is being held at Sheringham this month.

Gun appeared at Waterfont Studio in Norwich

The late-1980s were an exciting time for British rock. The likes of Thunder and the Almighty were flying the flag for the genre, oblivious to the destruction about to be wrought by the imminent arrival of grunge.

Autumn in Lynford Arboretum and Thetford Forest.
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The leaves are transforming our woodlands into a blaze of red, gold and orange, fungi are springing up overnight, wildlife is on the move and there are some spirited events planned to mark All Hallow’s Eve. STACIA BRIGGS finds 10 ways to make the most of Norfolk in the autumn.


In the latest of our updates from Young Norfolk Sports Academy athletes, swimmer Nathan Wells provides an update on his progress – including three national gold medals

Anthony Ogogo is appearing in the 13th series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Anthony Ogogo insists boxing will always be his number one priority despite starring in hit BBC show, Strictly Come Dancing.

The Eastern Shotokan Karate Association squad heading to Serbia for the 23rd SKDUN World Shotokan Karate Championships. Pictured, back row from left, are squad coach Jason Hitchings, Matthew Potter (15), Elliot Dronfield (15), Patrick Matthews (15), Joshua Spruce (16), Bailey Green (13), Nathan Bond (29); (middle) Max Clay (13), Alex Loombe (13), Molly Lambert (12), Blake Spencer (11), Teigan Forster (12), Shannon Marment (11), Max Threadwell (12); (front) Jadzia Molloy (11), Udon Leathersich (8), Arwen Stewart (10), Luca Occhionero (9) and Reegan Green (11).

Eighteen members of Sprowston-based martial arts club Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) are travelling to Serbia this weekend.

Josh Elliott celebrates his championship title, with rival Alastair Seeley trailing home behind. Picture: Barry Clay

Two podiums, one championship and a promising return to action – it was a weekend to remember for the region’s two-wheeled contingent.

Action from the Sunday League Salhouse Rovers V Sprowston Wanderers. A save by Sprowston goalkeeper John Howes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A fine sunny morning greeted players as the top three in the Premier Division all maintained their 100pc starts to the season.

Lynn's celebrate Toby Hilliard's (middle) header on the stroke of half-time. Picture: Ian Burt

Teenager Toby Hilliard was jumping for a joy on a night when his team-mate Alex Street wishes he would have leaped a little higher.

There are many flaws in the sport, but nobody could deny its ability to throw up plot lines to make even the most talented scriptwriter envious.

Dieumerci Mbokani scored his first Norwich City goal in the Canaries' 2-1 Premier League defeat to Leicester City. 
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Norwich City writers Michael Bailey and Dave Freezer are joined by editor Pete Raven to discuss the Canaries’ 2-1 defeat to Leicester City.

Robert Huth of Leicester City gets a yellow card from referee Mark Clattenburg. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES

Canaries columnist Jon Rogers wants an end to the inevitable post-match debates over what big decisions the officials got wrong.

Russell Martin leads the protests as referee Mark Clattenburg awards a penalty to Leicester. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

What did you think of Norwich City’s performance against Leicester City in their 2015/16 Premier League fixture at Upton Park? Let us know by rating the players out of 10 at

Cameron Jerome is fouled by Robert Huth but no penalty was given - just one of many talking points in this week's debate.

Norwich City writers Michael Bailey and Dave Freezer answered your questions in the Norwich City debate at

Alexander Tettey of Norwich and Jamie Vardy of Leicester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
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As a patriotic Canary, the weekend’s sporting exploits could be summed up in one sentence: turnovers proved costly in a disappointing performance that yielded exactly what it deserved – nothing.

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