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Police at the scene.  Pictures David Bale

Investigations are under way after a body was found in the river on the edge of Downham Market today.

The JDT Music Academy, Dereham attempt a 72hr Drumming session top claim a World record. Holly Jones

The co-owner of a Dereham-based music academy has spoken of her pride after eight of its members set a new world record.

At 4am today the academy set a new Guinness World Record for the longest drumming marathon by a team - a record they have held twice before.

Fern, the pet cocker spaniel of the D'Amery family from Ridlington, who was killed by a snare. Picture: SUBMITTED

A heartbroken family today warns other pet owners about the danger of snares after their beloved dog choked to death.

Drivers are being urged to take extra care in the wet roads as Norfolk Police report they have been called to a number crashes.

A photo from the 2014 Aylsham Show which unfortunately also had wet weather.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The weather has been disappointing for the Aylsham Show organisers but it hasn’t stopped families coming out dressed in their wellingtons and rain macs and braving the mud.

The shark which was seen circling the waters of Diss Mere.

First it was rampaging geese, then a “monstrous” 100lb catfish – now, it seems, there has been a new creature menacing the locals around Diss Mere.

Run Norwich 10km road race through the streets of Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Thousands of runners have taken part in the first ever Run Norwich 10k race.

The Ferry Boat Inn on King Street in Norwich has been boarded up since it closed in 2006.

The future of a once popular riverside Norwich pub will finally be decided this week, with councillors due to determine whether housing can be built on the site.

Firefighters have been called to the scene of a crash in Norwich city centre.

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The Sue Ryder charity shop in Grove Road, Norwich.

A charity has penned an open letter to thieves who burgled its Norwich store and stole £600.


Cath Gorman has linked the increase in diabetes and its cost to the rise in obesity.

The soaring cost of diabetes to Norfolk and Suffolk reached almost £300m last year, research by the EDP has found.


Adam Couch, chief executive of Cranswick Country Foods, Picture submitted.

Businesses driving the food and drink sector will create 73,000 new jobs within the next five years, a study has found.


Record breakers challenge afternoon at Beccles library.
Oliver Brooks eating jelly with chopsticks.

Picture: James Bass

Children are taking on the reading challenge and attempting to beat world records with a little help from Beccles Library.


Harriet Harman, shadow deputy prime minister, is the guest in Charles Clarke's in-conversation event at the UEA. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

If former Norwich MP Charles Clarke were in charge of the job description and judging for a new Labour Party leader, bookies’ favourite Jeremy Corbyn would unsurprisingly not score highly.


Fish were seen coming out of the River Yare into the Wensum, from Trowse and towards Whitlingham Country Park.

The fish found in the River Yare probably died as a result of heavy rain, the Environment Agency has said.


Professor Rob Field, from the John Innes Centre in Norwich.

Garden ponds could be a surprising source for new medical discoveries, according to Norwich scientists.

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