Lord Mayor's Celebrations See all

The 2012 Bernard Matthews Youth Awards at the Open Youth Venue. Dancers from the Garage. Picture: Denise Bradley

Photo gallery: The Garage celebrates 10 years of championing performing arts in Norwich

Norwich arts venue The Garage has come a long way since it first opened its doors in 2004.

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Royal Norfolk Show 2011 See all

Baconsthorpe ponds being restored. Project workers, Carl Sayer, Gizem Bezirci, Lucy Roberts, Lucia Lencioni, Emily Smith and Ian Patmore.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Pond restoration scheme launched on farm near Baconsthorpe

A pioneering scheme to breathe new life into neglected ponds across Norfolk began this week at Beckett’s Farm near Baconsthorpe in north Norfolk.

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Say Yes to better broadband for Norfolk See all

Breckland Council leader Michael Wassell. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Broadband boost for Breckland

Some of the hardest to reach homes and businesses in Breckland look set to welcome better broadband connection speeds after the Government agreed to match fund a commitment made by the district council.

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Port in a storm See all

A view of Wells harbour. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Harbours at Wells and Southwold receive £30,000 funding to repair storm damage

Two of the regions ports that were damaged during the tidal surge last December have received grants from the government.

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Norfolk's Burning Issue See all

Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge

Report chair slams “scandalous” government decision on King’s Lynn incinerator

Taxpayers have been left in the lurch after the government’s “scandalous” move to pull out of a deal to help the county build an incinerator, an influential group of MPs has found.

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Council elections See all

Breckland Council leader Michael Wassell  Picture: Matthew Usher

Review of polling stations will have to be carried out after Breckland boundary changes

A review of more than 100 polling stations across Breckland will have to be carried out ahead of next year’s elections, after a new pattern of council wards was drawn up.

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Budget 2011 See all

It is the first clear sign that the extension will go ahead. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Consultation into Barking Overground extension underway though plans still unclear

A consultation has opened into plans to extend the Overgound line to Barking Riverside in one of the first clear signs that the vital infrastructure development will go ahead.

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State of the High Street See all

Shoppers at Mere Street, Diss.

Call to bring our shopping high streets back to life

More needs to be done to breathe fresh life into Norfolk’s high streets – that’s the overwhelming result of a new survey revealing that ever more shoppers are turning to supermarkets and out-of-town destinations to buy their food and goods.

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RAF Marham See all

Battle of Britain commeroration in Norwich.
 Parade by personnel from RAF Marham, exercising their Freedom of the City by marching with bayonets fixed, and the Central Band of the Royal Air Force outside the City Hall. A Spitfire flypast is planned for 12pm. Photo: Steve Adams

Photo gallery: Norwich remembers those who fought in the Battle of Britain

Crowds lined St Peters street today as Norwich held its first event to commemorate the Battle of Britain.

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Royal wedding See all

Anmer Hall, Anmer. Picture: Ian Burt

Prince William’s ‘birthday barbecue’ at Sandringham

Like most of us, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been making the most of the recent warm weather and are said to have held a family barbecue at the Sandringham Estate last Saturday (June 21).

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Royal Anglians in Kenya See all

The 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment training in Kenya. Local residents in a makeshift village used as part ofExercise Askari Thunder.

Photo Gallery: Royal Anglian soldiers describe their experiences in Kenya

Troops from the 1st Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment are training in a desolate area of the Kenyan bush. In his final special report from the Vikings’ isolated camps, CHRIS HILL hears of the soldiers’ experiences in Africa and their messages to loved ones back home.

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Census 2011 See all

Chedgrave parish councillor Matt Hubbard is leading plans to create a war memorial lych gate. Picture: Nick Butcher

The Norfolk villages missing a war memorial

They are in different parts of the county, but the villages of Chedgrave and Mattishall have one unusual characteristic in common that distinguishes them from most other Norfolk communities – neither has a war memorial to honour their dead lost in the two world wars.

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GCSE results See all

Alexandra Wetherall with her parents at home in Surlingham. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich schoolgirl gains A-grade in Russian GCSE - aged just 10

A Norwich schoolgirl has gained an A-grade in her Russian GCSE – six years before most children even sit the exam.

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