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England are set to take to the World stage as the last group for the World Cup get ready to play today.

It’s a practice that is said to be damaging the ocean, depleting fish stocks and destroying jobs.

David Platt’s late winner against Belgium saw England advance to the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup, but how much do you remember about the match?

Pelé or Baggio? Batistuta or Maradona? Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi? Thomas or Gerd Müller? Which legend has found the net the most times at World Cup tournaments?

Can’t get enough of the World Cup? Here’s how to fill the next few weeks with more football and Russia

TCR Europe racer Josh Files endured a rare pointless meeting in the latest round of the series held at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, posting two retirements in his Hell Energy-supported Honda Civic.

Tens of millions will be gambled on the outcome of the World Cup, from the outright winners to the number of times Neymar spits during a game, but who do you think will lift the trophy?

The Greatest Show on Turf kicks off in Russia this week, bringing with it all the emotion, heartache and joy that every football tournament does. Mark Heath takes a look at what we can expect in the next month.

If you’re searching for a winner, on the football pitch or the stock market, invest in blue-chip stock. You really cannot go too far wrong, reckons Peter Sharkey

More than 60 people turned out to the launch of twin exhibitions at Sheringham Museum charting the life and work of one of the most highly regarded photographers of the 20th century.

England boss Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man World Cup squad - but who should make the starting XI against Tunisia?

The Queen has opened three of her favourite royal residences to camera crews to mark the 30th anniversary of Countryfile - includng Sandringham in Norfolk. What can we expect to see when the team descend on one of the Royal Family’s most treasured estates?

There’s a brand new trio of pro-dancers competing for Strictly’s Glitter Ball trophy this year alongside a host of familiar faces (but we’re still in mourning for the lack of Brendan Cole). Here are the new and old faces you’ll spot in the ballroom this autumn.

Despite not firing on all cylinders, Matt Newson still managed to take the chequered flag and post some more very good results in the F1 Stock Cars at King’s Lynn.

More than 30 children journeyed to the Netherlands to participate in an international football tournament.

The presenting teams have been revealed for football’s greatest tournament as the best players across the globe prepaer to descend on Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018. But which channel will kick off the action for England?

Norwich City’s teenage striker Adam Idah will spearhead the Republic of Ireland’s bid to reach the semi-finals of the U17 European Championships on Monday night - and look to impress Canaries’ chief Daniel Farke in the process.

Josh Files started his TCR Europe campaign off with a solid fourth place in the opening race, at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France, but a tyre gamble backfired in race two.

Deliveroo has avoided classifying its self-employed workers as staff with the introduction of free accident insurance for 35,000 riders.

The season is not yet over for promising Norwich City youngster Adam Idah, as the striker begins gaining international tournament experience tomorrow.

Olivia Nicholls is closing on a place in the world’s top 300 women’s doubles players after more success.

A United Nations of birdwatchers has continued to boost Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s fundraising for its expanded Carlton Marshes nature reserve, as thousands of visitors have converged on the site to see its mega-rare American bittern.

Carlton Marshes manager outlines proposals after £4m Heritage Lottery Fund award

A Bungay man who served as a fighter pilot during the First World War has left behind a “rare and unique” glimpse of life on the front line in a comprehensive photo album.

For more than 80 years, she harboured a wartime secret.

Food writer Andy Newman says we should be looking local for good-quality chocolate this Easter.

Video: Penguins arrive at new £75,000 home

Monday, March 26, 2018

Complete with plenty of sand, rocks and a pool, this brand new enclosure has everything a penguin looks for in a home.

It’s like The Darling Buds of May do Corfu but that’s a good thing. Escaping to Greece for an hour every Sunday night makes Monday feel far further away than it really is

Former education minister Baroness Gillian Shephard joined international education experts at a conference in Norwich on Wednesday.

Photographs taken by a Sheringham woman which highlight the breadth of women’s roles in the First World War have been revealed to mark International Women’s Day.

Congratulations are in order, I’d suggest, for Rochdale and, belatedly, Newport County, who pushed Tottenham all the way in the FA Cup.

After a long, hard 2017 season racing on the continent while based at home in Great Yarmouth, young roadman Zak Coleman has earned help from the Dave Rayner Fund and is setting out to live in Belgium and race on the roads of Flanders and beyond in 2018

Norwich City legend Iwan Roberts speaks about the day he feared for safety on a football pitch

Green Jack brewery’s Ripper has won a prestigious award on the opening day of the Campaign for Real Ale’s Great British Beer Festival Winter.

A Gorleston couple have celebrated their golden anniversary surrounded by 90 family members and friends.

The Irish Republic, France, the US, Netherlands and Germany were the top five export markets for UK food and drink last year, according to government figures.

Aldi has voluntarily recalled 38,000 packs of its frozen mixed vegetables after a grandmother said she found half a rat inside one.

Bungay High School pupil Harvey Sayer has been called-up to the England Under-15 squad.

Dreams have become reality for a talented teenage footballer.

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett and partner Gordon Reid reached their fifth Grand Slam men’s doubles final together on Thursday at the Australian Open when the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champions beat Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina and Shingo Kunieda of Japan 6-1, 4-6, (10-6).

Mayor visits King’s Lynn Air Cadets

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Young air cadets in West Norfolk were delighted to receive a special visit from the mayor.

Olivia Colman is to star in a new BBC adaptation of Les Miserables.

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of jewellery has been stolen after a burglary in Bacton.

Tributes have been paid to a Norfolk D-Day veteran, who has died at the age of 97.

It started with a tweet (as it often does) and ended in a trawl through the gold-encrusted bowels of the Premier League.

Josh Files rounded off a hugely successful season by standing on the podium in the final race of the TCR International Series at the Dubai Autodrome.

The financial concern brewing at Carrow Road was clear to anyone who was at last week’s AGM.

A Cringleford photographer is currently second place in a contest which could see him win a trip to the Arctic Circle.

The mystery of what happened to a missing Magritte painting has led art experts from New York to Stockholm to Norwich. And now, the final part of the jigsaw has been found in Brussels, arts correspondent Emma Knights reports.

A group of locals held a special ceremony to salute the Pakefield men who died during the First World War.

Hundreds gathered at the war memorial on Lowestoft’s Royal Plain to remember those who have given their lives fighting for their country.

A century ago the Battle of Passchendaele came to an end.

The response to the appointments of local athletes Chris Merrylees and Dominic Blake as the new managers of the Norfolk Cross-Country team has been overwhelmingly positive.

The churchwarden of a Norfolk village has appealed for help in honouring its only fallen soldier.

A local aviation historian is giving people an insight into the stories behind the loss of some of the Lowestoft airmen serving in the RAF during the Second World War.

A European-funded project will allow the Broads Authority to continue restoring areas of eroded reed bed at Hickling Broad.

Experts Beer&Co share their top beers you’ve really got to sample.

Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts assembles another zany international cast of circus performers, streets artists and strange happenings this weekend. We preview what not to miss at what promises to be another weird weekend by the seaside.

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett and his Scottish playing partner Gordon Reid made a unique piece of sporting history when they won the first ever wheelchair tennis match to played on Arthur Ashe Court, earning them a place in Saturday’s men’s doubles final at the US Open.

Intense rain and flooding of the Autodromo Nazionale Monza not only played havoc with the Italian Grand Prix qualifying but also impinged on the support programme with the GP3 qualifying and first race cancelled.

Consumers are expected to snap up the last of the most powerful vacuum cleaners on the market as a new law banning those rated above 900 watts comes into effect.

People in Cromer are being urged to sponsor a poppy cross ahead of a town councillor’s poignant visit to Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium.

Encouraging people to see the good in their town is one of the main thrusts of Great Yarmouth’s new FM radio station.

While most soldiers who served in the First World War did so on foot, some were mounted in the saddles of bicycles.

The journey of a long-lost World War One medal remains shrouded in mystery after it disappeared for decades only to emerge at a recycling centre in Norwich.

The Summer League title race is now on a knife edge as defending champions Wymondham dropped vital points.

A Norwich band is in final preparations for its Last Post Remembrance Ceremony at the Menin Gate in Leper, Belgium.

Wisbech Speed Skaters took a team of seven to Belgium for the Flanders Grand Prix European Cup meeting.

Two local First World War heroes will be honoured this month as commemorative stones are laid 100 years after they were awarded the highest military decoration, the Victoria Cross.

Bob Carter’s hopes of yet another Summer League Championship title were dealt a massive blow at Wymondham where the home side crushed Carter 8-0 to move top of the table.

In the first of two special features commemorating the centenary of one of the costliest campaigns of the First World War, Steve Snelling charts the fate of Norfolk soldiers during the 1917 Passchendaele offensive.

A Harley-Davidson group has marked a quarter of a century of visiting Fakenham with a special ride through the town.

The Mazda MX-5 of Red 5 Racing finished the third round of a three-hour endurance race battle-scarred but far from beaten.

Norfolk’s throwers were the top performers for the county at the English Schools Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe’s successful season with Legia Warsaw has earned him a move to Greek champions Olympiacos, as the midfielder continues to bounce back from his disappointing spell with Norwich City.

A Magritte masterpiece at the centre of an international art mystery has returned to Norwich Castle after being in shows in Paris and Frankfurt. Arts correspondent Emma Knights reports.

East coast fishermen have welcomed the news the government is withdrawing the UK from an arrangement that allows foreign countries to fish in British waters.

The Government is withdrawing the UK from an arrangement that allows foreign countries to fish in British waters, it has announced.

Legend has it that an angel protected British soldiers at a battle in the First World War. Steven Russell hears from a man whose granddad swore it was true

From tractor to stream trains, water skiing to high-wire aerial antics, food festivals to toasting German beer, there is something for all tastes and interests.

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