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Gareth Southgate’s promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

King’s Lynn will still be without Australian star Ty Proctor for their trip to Swindon on Thursday.

The summer solstice marking the longest day and shortest night of the year, is on June 21. Will you be heading for stonehenge for a bit of druidical observance or simply going to bed at the usual time and wondering why it’s not dark?

Robert Lambert admitted his granddad who started his career was “looking down on him proudly” after he landed the Sports Insure British Championship title.

Chris Sargisson, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, explains why looking ahead is essential to Norfolk’s future.

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

It proved to be a frustrating couple of days for Norfolk’s wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett at the French Open.

Alfie Hewett’s defence of his French Open singles title was brought to a swift end by fellow British player Gordon Reid in the men’s wheelchair quarter-finals.

Alfie Hewett returns to the scene of his first grand slam singles triumph today, on the famous clay courts of Roland Garros.

King’s Lynn racer Robert Lambert has continued his sizzling form – this time in one of the biggest competitions in the world.

It’s a who’s who of world football, a smorgasbord of the world’s best footballing talent. Almost…

The adventure continues for a talented wildlife photographer, who is set to help others get behind the lens and capture images of the magnificent Eurasian brown bear.

Long Stratton fencer Julie Henson has been selected to represent England in the Commonwealth Fencing Championships in Canberra, Australia, in November.

Geek week

Monday, May 28, 2018

Geeks and towels - who knew they had a special day?

It’s three years since Norwich City beat Middlesbrough 2-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley, a day never to be forgotten. But where are they now? CHRIS LAKEY takes a trip down memory lane...

Visitors to this year’s Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International can look forward to an unusual blend of world class sport - set against a backdrop of modern art.

While the world’s best football players are taking to the main stage at the World Cup, Norwich’s finest youngsters will be playing for their own trophy against youth teams from across the world.

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?

Nick Conrad on the abiding appeal of Swedish pop royalty Abba.

Researchers in Norwich will use underwater robots as part of a £20m project to explore how quickly a large Antarctic glacier could collapse.

Spud’s teaser: Which unwanted record does Wes Hoolahan hold that no other Norwich City player in history has held?

It’s been an ‘emotional’ week at Colney following the announcement that today’s clash with Leeds will be Wes Hoolahan’s final Norwich City game.

Iraqi actress Afrah Alwassiti sought sanctuary from the dangers of her war-torn homeland in Norwich and she is sharing her story at WOW Norwich this weekend. Ahead of the festival, she spoke to arts correspondent Emma Knights.

Ordinarily, news of a player leaving Norwich City on a Monday would probably not be the main thought of this column, which appears in this newspaper on a Thursday.

Wes Hoolahan will make his 352nd and final appearance for City on Saturday. Our columnists pick their favourite piece of magic from ‘The Irish Messi’

Updated: Norwich City confirm Wes Hoolahan exit

Monday, April 23, 2018

Wes Hoolahan will leave Norwich City at the end of the season - with Saturday’s Championship game against Leeds United his final appearance for the club.

It’s almost a year since Jonathan Hamilton had pioneering stem cell therapy to try and halt - and perhaps even reverse - the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

Make these tasty cardamom and cream-filled buns as part of your Easter weekend celebrations.

Father and son duo Terry and Karl Newby of Carleton Rode claimed their first Norfolk Memorial Charity pairs title defeating last season’s beaten finalists Billie and Melvyn Barker of Wymondham 10-6.

Norwich City’s trip to Hull raised many talking points.

Five decades after Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli last performed together at the London Palladium, the two icons of stage and screen will be brought to life again as part of Judy & Liza, a new production written by West End performer Emma Dears.

While most of the UK was battening down the hatches waiting for the Beast from the East to do its worst, Sheringham-based artist Kate Munro was heading off to Sweden, where temperatures hit as low as minus 35, and snowdrifts reached up to eight feet high.

Norfolk racer Robert Lambert hopes a new fitness regime can help him overcome his injury problems.

Wes Hoolahan insists he had no regrets calling time on his Republic of Ireland career.

ITV’s Marcella is due back on our screens soon with much speculation about whether her famous parka will return with her - we look at some other character-defining TV clothing. Can you imagine Mr Darcy without THAT white shirt?

Opinion: I couldn’t give a fygge about hygge

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Scandinavians have hijacked having a nice time by calling it hygge or lagom and suggesting they were the first to realise that open fires and hot chocolate are smashing. It’s time to fight back with some lethargic help from the Netherlands.

An Icelandic newspaper accidentally printed a photo of Ed Sheeran next to an obituary.

Why not beat the winter blues by booking yourself a trip to one of these top travel destinations, as chosen by people in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Norfolk County Council has joined a European project to see how the county can gain greater financial benefit from the 300,000 pilgrims drawn annually to the village of Walsingham, sometimes called the ‘Nazareth of England’.

A former British champion tenpin bowler who settled in Suffolk has died at the age of 71.

The owner of Felixstowe and Harwich ports has acquired a 50% stake in Amsterdam-based logistics operation TMA Logistics.

Pontus Jansson’s first-half header proved the decisive moment of a hard-fought battle at Elland Road this afternoon, as Norwich failed to capitalise on several decent chances.

He has become a household name thanks to more than a decade on Strictly Come Dancing, but now Anton Du Beke has released his debut album From The Top. The affable dancer reflects on this new venture as well as his past, present and future on the Strictly dance floor.

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett secured home British success on the opening day of the 2017 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters.

A coroner is appealing for the family of a former Norfolk resident who died in Merseyside.

It’s been a dramatic year for Norfolk cycling star Sophie Wright but it’s finishing on a high, as one of the newest members of British Cycling’s senior squad told David Freezer, as she sets her sights on an exciting 2018.

An East Anglian land college is playing a leading role in a European project based around crop research.

Norfolk’s British number one Alfie Hewett showed he is in impressive form heading towards the season climax at the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters later this month when winning the Bath Indoor men’s singles title.

It’s make-or-break time for Wes Hoolahan and the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup hopes this evening.

Bob Carter suffered a rare 4-0 maximum defeat in the Tens League as Halvergate produced a superb home performance.

East Anglian action man Ian Womack – former soldier, ex-firefighter and all-round adventurer – is one of the first motorcyclists to tackle 10,000km of the new, dirt road Trans Euro Trail. In the first of a two-part feature he tells of the thrills and spills of this epic challenge.

Two Norfolk professionals were involved in big end of season tournaments this week - and both gave good accounts of themselves.

The smacking of children will be banned in Scotland, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

Hull midfielder David Meyler has warned Norwich City that the Championship penny has dropped at Hull City ahead of Saturday’s Carrow Road clash.

A former Norwich City footballer has been questioned over allegations of match-fixing by police in Sweden, reports say.

Derek James salutes Norwich Stars speedway great Johnnie Chamberlain, the ‘Tom Thumb’ of the track.

An ‘ear scoop’ which may date back to Roman times, an Excalibur-esqe sword pulled out of the River Yare and a medieval Bollock Dagger - those are among objects people are ‘adopting’ to boost the transformation of Norwich Castle.

Horsford cycling star Sophie Wright secured a top-10 finish for the Great Britain Cycling Team with eighth place in the junior women’s cross-country race at the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

Motormouth football pundit Robbie Savage has taken a swipe at Norwich City star Wes Hoolahan over his importance to the Republic of Ireland.

The inspiring rise to stardom of Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison hits the big stage in the USA this weekend.

Team boss Dale Allitt lifted the lid on his decision to defy medical advice in the hope of inspiring King’s Lynn to avoid bottom spot in the SGB Premiership.

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

Nicklas Porsing has been ruled out of King’s Lynn’s Premiership showdown with Leicester on Wednesday night through illness.

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.

Ivan Rooke still owns the Morris Eight that took him on some great journeys and adventures but it’s now laid up in his shed.

Horsford cycling star Sophie Wright has been named in the Great Britain squad for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Australia.

Norwegian striker Ohi Omoijuanfo is a target for Norwich City and is available for around £2million.

World number one Gustavo Fernandez battled back to deny wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett a place in his first Wimbledon singles final – but the Norfolk star will play in the doubles final on the world’s biggest stage .

Alfie Hewett has roared into the men’s wheelchair singles semi-finals at Wimbledon, coming back from a set down to beat Nicolas Peifer 4-6 6-2 6-2.

Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison secured a podium finish at Ironman 70.3 in Jönköping, Sweden.

Home hero Robert Lambert has predicted a bright future for Great Britain after banishing the memories of last year’s World Cup final at the National Speedway Stadium.

King’s Lynn’s Robert Lambert is ready to race through the pain barrier for his country.

Work from the world’s next generation of artists will go on display to the public today as Norwich University of the Arts Degree Show begins.

GB team boss Alun Rossiter is counting on a passionate King’s Lynn crowd to roar his Lions into the final of the Speedway World Cup.

Norfolk-raised professional footballer Vaila Barsley has been named in the Scotland squad for the Uefa Women’s European Championship.

King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena will be packed to the rafters on Saturday night, as Great Britain look to go one better than last year, in this season’s Speedway World Cup. MIKE BACON takes a look at their hopes – and their opponents.

The fitness of Nathan Redmond looks set to dictate whether his former Norwich City team-mate Jacob Murphy will start against Germany for the England Under-21s this afternoon.

The new owner of Norfolk car-maker Lotus has opened the door to the famous marque being produced overseas, as it targets greater sales in the Asian market.

A north Norfolk primary school teacher will be jetting off to Jamaica with a team of fellow Guide leaders in a few weeks, to help brighten the lives of youngsters rescued from poverty, neglect, abandonment and abuse.

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