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Staff at Drifters in Fakenham are dressing up as clowns for Children in Need and the Tapping House Hospice. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Region goes dotty and clowns around in support of this year’s Children in Need

Thousands of fundraisers across the county are going dotty for Pudsey this week as they delve into their pockets to support this year’s Children in Need appeal.

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The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House has moved to its new premises

Norfolk hospice moves to new £3.4m base in Hillington

After years of planning, fundraising and tireless support from well-wishers, a Norfolk hospice has moved to its new £3.4m premises.

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Billy Winter at Norfolk Lavendar in Heacham. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk Lavender festival kicks off at Heacham

Norfolk Lavender will be celebrating the first harvest with its annual festival this weekend.

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Tim Aldiss wants to create a future Fakenham can be proud of.

Fakenham is promised a new building to be proud of as town continues it’s fightback from the fire

“Let’s build something the town can be proud of” – that is the determined call from the owners of the fire-ravaged former department store in Fakenham, as discussions begin on the site’s future rejuvenation.

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Thomas Smith blowing a glass bubble at the Langham Glass open day. Picture: Ian Burt

Bubble-blowing competition at Langham Glass will help Fakenham fire appeal

A competition to blow bubbles from hot molten glass helped to inflate the fundraising total as a Norfolk glass-making firm held a charitable open day this weekend.

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National Carers Week: 15 events not to miss

Support groups are warning that thousands of carers in Norfolk and Suffolk may be missing out on vital help, as a week dedicated to carers gets under way.

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Fire in Fakenham town centre.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Video and photo gallery: Fire rips through historic heart of Fakenham’s Market Place

The community of Fakenham is today coming to terms with the loss of one of its most recognisable buildings after a major blaze ripped through the historic heart of its market place.

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Five of the eight runners taking part in this years London Marathon raising money for the Norfolk Hospice. From left, Tom Rivett, Derek Harvey, Beth Taylor, Kevin Smith and Nick Blake, Picture: Matthew Usher.

Eight people from Norfolk run for Tapping House, Snettisham

Eight people are set to take part in the Virgin London Marathon to raise much needed funds for The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House today.

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Lady Guinness

Lady Valerie Guinness: Fund-raiser also had a great love of vintage cars

A determined fund-raiser for charities including Norfolk’s churches and the Tapping House Hospice, Lady Guinness, has died suddenly aged 77.

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Last year's Stradsett Park vintage rally: Pictures submitted

Vintage rally hopes to break 5,000 barrier

Organisers of the 38th vintage vehicle rally at Stradsett are hoping visitor numbers top 5,000 this year.

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Circus Starr stages its children's variety show at Hellesdon High School, providing fun for vulnerable and disabled children from communities around Norwich.

Photo gallery and video: Peanuts the Clown and co bring all the fun of the Circus Starr to Hellesdon children

Jugglers, illusionists and Peanuts the Clown brought the fun of the circus to vulnerable, disabled and disadvantaged children during a performance at Hellesdon High School today.

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Circus Starr

Circus Starr to put on performance for vulnerable children at Hellesdon school

Vulnerable, disabled and disadvantaged children will have the opportunity to see jugglers and illusionists at the weekend when the Circus Starr rolls into town.

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The new Norfolk Hospice building is starting to take place in Hillington, as building work continues - Chief Exec Richard Shaw in front of the build. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Norfolk Hospice to give medals to fund-raising helpers

A charity has said that it will give a commemorative medal to anyone individual or community organisation which raises £300 or more towards its bid to build a new hospice in its 30th anniversary year.

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 Lyndsay Carter, new director of care services at the Norfolk Hospice. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Norfolk Hospice will forge closer ties with NHS as part of bid to improve services

A charity which plans to open a long-overdue £3.5m hospice for Norfolk next year has pledged to build closer ties with the county’s NHS services – to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place.

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Pictured left to right: acting headmaster Nigel Flower,head of school Will Langley, deputy head of school Georgie Lomax,  presenting £12,000 to Ian Mason.from The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House.

Norfolk Hospice gets £12,000 boost from Gresham’s School in Holt

An expanding Norfolk hospice has been given a boost through a £12,000 donation from a school.

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Scenes for the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House Santa Run 2013 in The Walks - The runners start off. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Photo Gallery: Can you spot yourself at King’s Lynn Santa Dash?

There was some festive fun at the Walks, King’s Lynn, as nearly 100 runners took part in the annual Santa Dash for charity.

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Runners taking part in last year's Tapping House Santa Dash(from left) Katherine Pratt, Rita Cale, Emily-Jayne Bennett and Catherine Harvey. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King’s Lynn Santa Dash will raise money for the Norfolk Hospice

Hundreds of Santas will be taking part in a sponsored dash in King’s Lynn.

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Helena Nwaokolo helping a patient involved in the creative writing group at the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House, to help people deal with their emotions. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Norfolk Hospice aims to start writing group to help patients

It is often said that writing has the power to change the world - now, a team of therapists at a hospice in West Norfolk are hoping to use the impact of the written word to help patients and their relatives deal with their emotions and support them in their hour of need.

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