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Part of a busy A-road was closed after a collision involving seven vehicles.

A three-year-old girl who has been on chemotherapy for half of her life has finished her treatment – but coronavirus rules mean she has been unable to celebrate.

There were long queues outside the drive-throughs as some McDonald’s in Norfolk reopened for the first time after lockdown.

A reader who specialises in writing about culture fears some independent museums will not recover from lockdown, but also highlights how museums are connecting with new audiences including a tv documentary and older volunteers taking over social media.

A centuries-old town market has reopened for the first time since lockdown.

Did you find an egg on your doorstep in Swaffham on Sunday? Here’s why.

Poignant tributes have been paid to the ‘Mrs Cricket’ of Swaffham, who lost her battle with cancer, aged 50.

From local bakeries to members of the community, dozens of people are coming together to help the vulnerable through the Coronavirus outbreak.

Events across the region are being cancelled as coronavirus takes hold. Here are the events that have been cancelled in Swaffham so far:

A ball pool, soft play maze and beanbag area are some of the features planned for a “first of its kind” soft play area and cafe in a Norfolk town.

Police are investigating a fire in a warehouse at a builder’s merchant.

Firefighters are still damping down at the scene of a major fire at a builder’s merchant.

A man who stole Christmas presents from the back of a car has been given a suspended prison sentence.

A man has been left with head and face injuries and a damaged car after being assaulted by a group of teenagers in a Norfolk town.

An afternoon of Pancake Day racing went down a treat in Swaffham as teams competed for a special prize.

A date has been announced for the re-opening of a newly refurbished £1.5 million sports facility.

The inquest into the death of a 24-year-old insurance advisor who died after a car crash will be held in April.

Permission has been given for a former bank building to be turned into a café with a soft play area.

A shop which attracts gamers from far and wide has announced it is set to close.

The chance to bag a prize-winning fresh bird for the Christmas dinner table is set to bring hundreds of bidders to traditional festive poultry auctions across Norfolk.

Breckland’s concentration of potato-growing knowhow has made it the “farming equivalent of Canary Wharf”, according to one of three farms in the area to earn national industry recognition.

An illegal rave was a birthday party which had to be moved at short notice, a court was told.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kill a woman who was assaulted in a Norfolk market town.

An elderly woman has thanked the Good Samaritans who came to her aid after she suffered a nasty fall and cut her face.

A proposal to erect a statue honouring Howard Carter in a Norfolk town has been pooh-poohed as a “tad pretentious”.

Priceless religious wall paintings are at risk, warns a charity launching an appeal to save them.

Swaffham is one of 69 historic English shopping centres to benefit from the government’s £95m regeneration fund.

A great dane who tore a muscle chasing a squirrel needs a £3,200 operation to help her walk again.

Time limits on some car parks in Swaffham town centre are being introduced as part of a trial aimed at making more spaces available and boosting the economy.

A fire in Swaffham is being treated as a suspected arson attack.

A £6m revamp of a stately home will include a new visitor experience.

Was it the missing headlight, the mangled wing or the number plate about to fall off..?
Something about this Citroen hatchback caught police officers’ eyes when they attended an illegal rave.

Residential care in luxury surroundings is on offer at a new unit just opened at a Norfolk care home.

A forest school that was vandalised for a third time earlier this year should now be safe, after a commercial landscaping company came to the rescue.

A 36-year-old man with drug problems and depression died of an overdose.

Pilots will be carrying out night time flights in the RAF’s new stealth bomber.

A forest school area at Swaffham Infant and Nursery School has been vandalised for the fourth time since last September.

They’re open as part of the National Garden Scheme, which raises thousands of pounds for charities such as Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Care

Mud, bitterly cold wind and driving rain failed to deter more than 500 runners, who turned out to take part in an annual cross country event held in aid of Norfolk-based charity Break on Sunday.

Staff at John Lewis have seen their bonuses cut for the sixth year in a row, reducing the celebrated bonus to 3% of annual salary.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who played Maui in Disney movie Moana, has sent his love and support to a little Norfolk girl who is battling cancer.

A Norwich taxi driver says a crash that sent bricks flying into his car “like bullets” has forced him to postpone his retirement.

The head of the RAF has paid tribute to the Tornado jet, which “delivered so well on operations around the world”, at the end of a series of flypasts to mark its retirement.

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham to be re-opened.

It’s already famous for its long and distinguished history and RAF Marham has now become Britain’s first green military station.

Turkey, pigs-in-blankets and sprouts were on the table at two community Christmas dinners in mid-Norfolk.

Norfolk writer Kevin Crossley-Holland has conjured treasure from the stories which thread through our landscape and light-up childhood and beyond

Christmas is a time for giving, and that’s a sentiment being taken to heart by Swaffham cafe owner Sandra Berryman.

A Norfolk rotary club is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a number of events involving the community.

A sculpture celebrating Norwich’s historic textile industry has been destroyed in a crash.

Diss continue their search for a first win of the season in London One North when they make the long journey to London to take on HAC.

Swaffham is set to be one of many locations across the world taking part in the Battle’s Over events, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Controversial plans for Swaffham Town Council to borrow money for a new 51-home development on Days Field have been met with concerns from local residents and have divided the town council.

Introducing the finalists in the Customer Care category of the Norfolk Business Awards 2018, sponsored by Greater Anglia - and what our judges thought of them.

A woman involved in a crash which closed the A47 for about six hours has described her shock after her boyfriend had to be airlifted to hospital.

You really can be king or queen of your own castle on a mini scale with this property, dating in part to the 1400s, which is for sale.

Vandals may have used a gun or a catapult to smash the glass in several floodlights at Swaffham Town FC’s ground.

A range of Norfolk beers is appearing on the shelves in Tesco.

A Norfolk based charity is holding a family fun event full of nature and magic.

Police have launched a fraud probe after an estate agent disappeared owing thousands of pounds.

Swaffham town councillors have agreed to apply for a £6 million government loan to fund the development of 51 new homes.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner is continuing his tour of the county to seek views from members of the public about who should govern the fire service.

A new project has been launched in Breckland to encourage local communities of all ages and backgrounds to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

People who shop with their local retailers or support a district-based community group by participating in a local community lottery could win £250 to spend in their favourite local independent shops across Breckland.

An annual charity event has raised nearly £2,500 for the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House.

A church says it has lost hundreds of pounds to an estate agent who has gone to ground owing landlords thousands.

Councillors in a Norfolk market town have met with bank representatives in an effort to mitigate the effects of a planned closure.

A family-owned funeral services has undergone a major refurbishment and is set to hold an open day to give the public a chance to meet the team and ask questions.

Add a splash of colour to your summer wardrobe at a charity event for Norfolk Hospice Tapping House.

South-West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has backed plans for the whole of the A47 to be dualled.

From a growing hotel chain to losing almost everything in a battle with his bank; David Easter is one of thousands of small business customers who accuse RBS of wrongdoing. But a new report has given a glimmer of hope.

Drivers in part of a Norfolk town are being warned to keep their vehicles locked.

Just a fortnight after pilot Chris Crowther finished writing a thriller featuring a lost plane and supernatural forces, parts of his plot played out in real life and he was arrested for espionage. His latest book is a children’s adventure set on the Broads.

The NHS has issued a call for blood donors after poor weather conditions led to a significant decline in blood stocks.

The green light has been given to a new brewery at a farmhouse barn nestled in the ruins of 900-year-old West Acre priory, near Swaffham.

A Norfolk MP is setting up a task force to negotiate with developers to secure “serious community investment” as part of the construction of wind farm infrastructure.

This week’s ice and snow has caused disruption for drivers and public transport – but what’s your position if your train journey or flight plan has been disrupted because of bad weather?

Eight members of a north Norfolk-based amateur radio group have been teaching girl guides how to contact colleagues around the world as part of Thinking on The Air Day.

For the past seven years teenager Archie Ramshaw has been battling an extremely rare blood disorder which has seen him have more than 150 blood transfusions. Reporter Rebecca Murphy spoke to his family as they prepare for the next stage of his journey.

An 83-year-old woman has been found not guilty of causing criminal damage to her neighbour’s van.

Independent retailers will be given an online shop window as part of plans to create a ‘digital high street’ in some of Norfolk’s market towns.

A Gothic horror film that brought star Vincent Price and director Roger Corman to Norfolk is to return to Norwich for a screening by Hallowed Histories.

An East Anglian travel agent has had a flying start to the year after seeing a surge in holiday sales.

A 35-year-old man is to stand trial after denying sexual grooming offences.

New Co-op food stores in East Anglia are among a slew of openings planned by the retailer in 2018.

A community Christmas meal in Swaffham welcomed over 100 people to enjoy a festive lunch free of charge.

It was all hands to the pump for staff at the grand opening of a new village store in Castle Acre, near Swaffham.

The Swaffham Lions held their annual seniors Christmas lunch this weekend and welcomed special guests, including the Conservative MP for South West Norfolk, Liz Truss.

A man has been arrested after being found in a car with false polish number plates.

The country’s favourite time lord has been around for more than half a century, but there’s never been an adventure set in Norfolk - until now.

When Robert Fleming watched one of the world’s most powerful weapons detonate 60 years ago, little did he know of the lasting impact it would have on future generations.

Residents held a demonstration instead of attending a public consultation for two of Norfolk’s largest offshore wind farms.

Joseph Every, from Swaffham, was only two when he lost his mum Joanna Every to cancer.

He’s more used to pony tails on an actual pony but four-year-old Kaiden Griffin looked quite at home for a hairdressing job with a difference.

The trustees of a sports field in Swaffham are overjoyed the property will be included in a ‘Bags of Help’ charity scheme.

Breckland could see the installation of four charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles after councillors agreed to bid for Highways England funds.

Ninety children from a north Norfolk school visited the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham, as part of their eco week.

An inquest has opened into the death of a Swaffham man who was the victim of a car crash on the A47 at Scarning, near Dereham.

An independent Norfolk gaming shop has raised £157 for a Swaffham-based dementia and mental health charity.

The victim of a fatal crash on the A47 at Scarning on Saturday was from the Swaffham area, police have said.

New or relocating businesses in Breckland’s five market towns are being given the opportunity to claim up to 80 percent rate relief in their first year.

A programme of resurfacing and improvements to the A47 in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk were unveiled at an exhibition in King’s Lynn.

A Norfolk teenager who launched her own line of clothing inspired by the North Norfolk coast displayed her latest products at last week’s Holkham Country Fair.

A golf day has raised over £4000 for armed forces charity SSAFA, the East Anglian Air Ambulance and other Rotary good causes.

Golfers took to the tees of Swaffham Golf Club in warm sunshine for a charity event organised by the town’s Rotary Club.

A roar of jet engines sing the Tornado’s swan song.

The community rallied round to support a village fete on one of the hottest days of the year.

A new piece of public art designed by two Swaffham school students was unveiled in the town as a gift from a Norfolk-based house builder.

A farmer has thanked “the spirit of Norfolk” for the swift return of his calf which went missing over the weekend.

The Norfolk potato harvest is under way – hailed as a significant moment in the culinary calendar by one of the county’s top chefs.

A schoolgirl from Swaffham has completed a challenge most adults would find physically tough.

A 12-year-old from Swaffham has set off on a 47-mile challenge to raise money for her school.

They have done everything together all their lives and that always includes celebrating their shared birthday with a pint of Guinness at their local.

Three friends are running marathons to raise money for a charity that provides support for renal patients in Norfolk.

Swaffham Golf Club has presented a cheque for £1,000 to NANSA, an independent charity that supports children, teenagers and adults with disabilities across the county.

A Swaffham woman diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 43 is taking part in a 5.5mile charity walk to prove she can still live a full life.

A nurse and midwife, who was made an MBE for services to the community, has died aged 85.

A popular folk festival will return again to its woodland clearing in mid Norfolk with another eclectic mix of music, crafts and entertainment.

A 24-year-old from Swaffham, who used a vulnerable man’s bank cards to buy goods on the internet, will have to pay compensation and complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

A 34-year-old man from Watton has been jailed for 32 months and given a five-year Community Behaviour Order.

Dereham feels as if it “has a gun at its head” with regard to approving large scale housing applications, a Breckland Council meeting heard.

An opticians has its sights set high after being shortlisted for two awards in a national competition.

It is one of the most extraordinary sights that nature bestows.

Dissatisfaction with traditional schooling has seen the number of parents in Norfolk shunning the classroom for the flexibility of home educating treble over a decade.

The A47 at Narborough in west Norfolk has reopened, following a crash involving two lorries.

The centenary of a global community organisation has been celebrated in style in a Norfolk town.

A community has dug deep in memory of a much-loved postwoman to raise money for a local hospital.

Allotmenteers staged a centuries-old fertility rite in a bid to boost their crop.

A centuries-old ceremony is being held tomorrow on Saturday to bless the trees in a community orchard.

A new sports facility, a popular community centre and a village play area are to benefit from more than £30,000 of grant funding from a district council.

A programme of creative activities designed to give older people and those with dementia opportunities to get active and socialise is set to expand again after receiving grant funding from a district council.

Almost £25,000 is being made available to further enhance Breckland’s five market towns and attract more visitors and businesses.

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on Breckland Council’s draft budget for 2017/18.

Members of a west Norfolk community were treated to a three-course Christmas lunch plus entertainment, courtesy of RAF Marham.

It is often said that Christmas is a time for giving, and that’s a sentiment being taken to heart by community-spirited folk in Swaffham.

Breckland Council is calling on people to ‘Recycle Right’ this Christmas to ensure as much recycling as possible is collected from across the district and waste diverted to landfill is minimised.

Nursery and schoolchildren can now make their journeys in safety after a community organisation funded a new footpath.

Police want to speak to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash involving three vehicles on the A47 at Swaffham.

A community organisation has extended a hand of friendship to another with a generous donation.

A contract worth £27m has been awarded to Wates Construction Ltd to build squadron headquarters in support of the new F-35B Lightning II aircraft at RAF Marham.

RAF Marham has never had a war memorial until now.

A community has rallied round to help a five-year-old boy with a rare form of cancer enjoy as many special events from his bucket list as possible.

Towns around Breckland are preparing to herald in the festive season with the switch-on of their Christmas lights.

Choosing a name for anything – from a new baby to a new car – can prove a challenge.

After years of donating to a cancer charity, a former RAF serviceman went one step further by shaving his head in its aid.

Children and adults across the county are taking part in the final push to raise money for the 2016 Children in Need appeal which takes place tonight.

A west Norfolk pub with a Horatio Nelson connection has reopened its doors after being closed for three years.

It was a dreary area not much frequented by youngsters before its makeover.

Amateur writers are celebrating the culmination of a project to depict life in rural Norfolk.

Clearly for family-run Dipple and Conway Opticians, a century of successful business is as simple as piece of cake.

Rewards for young people who show good behaviour are at the centre of a new pilot scheme being launched by police today.

The deadline is approaching for Breckland residents to have their say on growth and development in their district over the next 20 years.

A soldier is celebrating after being named as the best member of his promotion course.

The Military Wives are back and the beautiful voices of nearly 50 women from a Norfolk RAF station feature on new recordings to be released for Christmas.

A 35-year-old man who raped a mother in her own home after meeting her on a dating website has today been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Five vehicles were damaged on the same road in an overnight crime spree.

Their decisions determine how millions of pounds of our money is spent.

A motorcyclist suffered multiple leg injuries in a crash on the A47 at Sporle, near Swaffham, on Friday afternoon.

The beautiful surroundings of one of north Norfolk’s most attractive country estates was again the backdrop for an annual charity run.

Police in Swaffham have seized a haul of drugs, believed to be heroin, with an estimated street value of between £18,000 and £19,000.

Did you work at Redlands Roof Tiles in Swaffham in the 80s or 90s?

Residents in Breckland are being encouraged to give their views on where future development should take place in their district.

A King’s Lynn woman has compiled a bucket list of future cycle rides after catching the biking bug on a 54-mile Brighton to London event.

Four new automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs) will be installed in Breckland after the district council approved two grant funding bids totalling just over £2,700.

A King’s Lynn woman is biking 54 miles from London to Brighton tomorrowto raise money for a new domestic abuse charity.

The flavours of the Brecks will be enticing foodies from far and wide during the area’s sixth food and drink festival.

A Norfolk farmer jailed for his part in a road crash in which a woman was killed today took his appeal against conviction before top judges.

A camera containing sentimental photographs of a child’s birth has been stolen along with other items during a burglary in Pentney, near King’s Lynn.

A key document which will shape the future development of Breckland will now go out to public consultation after lengthy debate by councillors.

Fifty years ago the then head of the Royal Air Force, Sir Charles Elworthy stood at the ‘Blue Bull’ roundabout at RAF Marham to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

The A47 at Little Fransham has been re-opened following a crash near the Canary and Linnet pub.

It’s a shot that celebrates the Tornado’s almost continuous operational service over the last quarter of a century.

The Go-Between marks Michael Crawford’s long-awaited return to London’s West End. For the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his Norfolk roots. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more.

A programme of summer activities gets underway today to give youngsters in Breckland a chance to take part in a range of sports and games during the school holidays.

Academy staff in Norfolk and Suffolk have been commended at a special ceremony in the House of Commons.

Four fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a caravan site just off the A47 in Swaffham.

Today is the final day of the festival, which takes place in West Acre near Swaffham.

Two nursing home staff members have taken a huge leap of faith in aid of a national charity.

The future of British fighter jets emerged out of a cloudy west Norfolk sky to audible gasps from the hundreds of people watching.

The face of Swaffham is set to change following the approval of three separate planning applications to Breckland council.

A site where First World War training trenches have been discovered went back to era to host an unusual fundraising event for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

A teenage chef has had her first taste of success after achieving third place in a national cookery competition.

An organisation which aims to support carers of all ages has opened its new offices in a town.

Police have today appealed for witnesses after an elderly woman died from injuries caused by a crash in Swaffham four months ago.

Police in Norfolk have been targeting speeding drivers this week as part of an enforcement campaign which started on Monday.

A council is ruffling feathers as it attempts to move on a horde of troublesome ducks which have caused complaints in a town.

Paul Layden was four times the legal drink drive limit when he was breathalysed after crashing his car on an A47 slip road at Swaffham, a court heard today.

A former policeman who was forced to quit after a motorcycle crash is spearheading an awareness campaign urging drivers to pay extra attention to bikers.

A 91-year-old Second World War veteran who saw action during the Battle of Normandy has been rewarded for his bravery by the French government.

First has announced changes to its X1 bus service between Norwich and Peterborough which will come into action on April 17.

A farm near Dereham has become Norfolk’s first Monitor Farm – joining a national knowledge-sharing network aiming to increase the profitability of businesses growing cereals and oilseeds.

Town councillors have given the green light to an initiative to introduce voluntary smoke-free zones in areas used by children.

Reports on social media earlier today that a Tornado had crashed near RAF Marham have been confirmed to be incorrect.

Police have thanked the public after a missing 35-year-old man from Swaffham was found safe and well.

A road was blocked after a crash between a car and a lorry in Swaffham town centre this afternoon.

Defender Matty Castellan is desperate to cap a dream 24 hours by strengthening King’s Lynn Town’s play-off push at Stratford.

For Tom Gorrett wrestling has always been a passion since he first started watching shows aged 11.

Gary Setchell is vowing to keep tapping into the area’s talent pool after handing Matty Castellan a coveted contract.

It’s the oldest known painting of Swaffham Market Place, and it’s now on show for the summer season at the town’s museum.

A paintsprayer whose actions might have saved a whole school from going up in flames is the toast of his workmates after being praised for his speedy actions.

Norwich United will be hoping it’s business as usual when they welcome Godmanchester Rovers.

A neighbour’s early morning call to the fire service after smelling burning coming from the Nicholas Hamond Academy in Swaffham could have saved the whole building from going up in flames.

Friends gathered to celebrate a local historian’s 70th birthday.

A motorist allegedly had no insurance, licence or MoT when he was involved in a serious crash in Swaffham on Wednesday night.

It was established during the dark days of the Great War, when aerial warfare was still in its infancy.

A dealer who failed to provide adequate care for his horses was jailed for 18 weeks today.

Fakenham Town have the chance to steal a march on one of their main relegation rivals this afternoon.

It’s been a busy Thursday for firefighters and a frustrating one for motorists as flooding caused problems on Norfolk and Suffolk roads. Tonight and tomorrow are forecast to be drier.

Firefighters assisted with two incidents of flooding in Norfolk over the weekend.

Damian Hilton has a New Year’s resolution which will terrify his managerial rivals – making Norwich United even better!

There were smiles on the faces of hundreds of children when they each received a gift donated through KLFM’s Christmas Toy Appeal.

The bragging rights were shared as Gorleston and Kirkley & Pakefield played out a 1-1 draw.

Boss Gaven Tipple has got his Kirkley & Pakefield players in the mood for festive football by refusing to play Scrooge.

There were plenty of local winners at the mountain-bike enduro racing promoted by G8 Events in Thetford Forest just north of Brandon.

Hundreds of sick children are set to benefit this Christmas after a community rallied round to help a family collect presents.

Two unbeaten records will be put on the line when the Premier Division champions visit one of their main title rivals.

Gary Coss was struggling to make a living when he stole the scrap metal from homes in Swaffham and Sculthorpe, near Fakenham, magistrates heard.

A couple who lost their son to sudden infant death syndrome (Sids) want to give every child at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London a present this Christmas.

Downham Town have promoted from within to fill their short-lived managerial vacancy.

Downham Town head to King’s Lynn as they begin the search for their fourth manager in two years, writes Gavin Caney.

It may have taken three years of research, but the efforts and hard work have proved worthwhile for a brewery historian.

A beech tree came crashing down into a Swaffham cemetery, damaging a handful of gravestones.

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler admits to having doubts his side can make it all the way to Wembley in the FA Vase – but would love to be proved wrong.

From the Fens to the east coast and from North Norfolk to the heart of Suffolk, the message to France is clear: We stand united in showing our solidarity.

Rampant Matt Blake went nap as he closed in on a stunning century of Norwich United goals.

Like all proper human beings, I am somewhat obsessed with fire.

Police were called to reports of up to 30 loose sheep on the A47 in west Norfolk today.

Aylsham stock car driver Mat Newson must risk all in his bid to win the BriSCA Formula One Shoot Out when he races in its penultimate round at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday (6pm).

Goal-mad Dylan Edge celebrated committing his immediate future to King’s Lynn Town by smashing in his second double hat-trick of the season last night.

Four registration offices could be closed as part of Norfolk County Council’s cost-cutting efforts, it has emerged.

King’s Lynn Town will try to pick themselves up from their FA Cup heartbreak at Barton Rovers this evening.

Champions Norwich United recorded their biggest win of the season to extend their lead at the top of the Premier Division.

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler believes the pressures of modern life is making it even harder to manage a non-league side.

Street food, picnic boxes and putting nutrition high on the agenda have helped contract caterers Edwards and Blake forecast a 20pc growth this year.

Great Yarmouth Town will have to do it the hard way again if they want to prolong their dreams of reaching Wembley.

A wonder strike from Tom Daniels sparked wild scenes as Great Yarmouth Town avoided an FA Vase replay by the skin of their teeth.

Diss Town’s history is steeped in FA Vase tradition – but that will matter not a jot to the side they take on this afternoon.

UKIP leader Toby Coke confirmed his deputy Stan Hebborn had resigned from his Watton ward.

Gorleston will look to bounce back from their weekend humbling when they host Walsham-le-Willows.

Rock-bottom Premier Division outfit Fakenham Town will continue their hunt for a first league win of the season under a new manager.

Great Yarmouth Town will be looking for an instant response this weekend after being brought down to earth with a bump.

The University of East Anglia’s part-time Executive MBA is helping to create the business leaders of tomorrow. Business writer Stephen Pullinger spoke to alumni from across the region about their experiences.

Dereham Town’s renewed confidence will be given a thorough examination at Aldiss Park this evening.

Castle Acre Village Hall will open as a drop-off centre for donations of clothing and supplies for refugees in Calais.

Business writer Sabah Meddings discovers that sons have to prove their worth to be the new generation at Dipple and Conway.

A van driver died after the vehicle he was driving left the road and crashed into a tree on the A47 near Swaffham yesterday.

A man has died after a van crashed into a tree on the A47 near Swaffham.

Unseasonal rain showers have frustrated the efforts of the region’s arable farmers this week, delaying the final completion of the harvest.

The away teams had the upper hand in the Norfolk derbies as the battle for extra preliminary round progression took centre stage.

The Bear is back! Jack Defty is coming out of retirement to lead Swaffham Town’s forward line next season.

Visitors to Swaffham enjoyed a weekend of medieval celebrations as the town celebrated the 800th anniversary of the first recorded reference to its market charter.

Emergency services were called to the incident near Swaffham at around 6.40am.

Police believe the body found in a wooded area in Narford, near Swaffham, last night is that of Alan Naylor.

A rare medieval gold ring found near Fakenham detailing St George and the Dragon is among five items declared as treasure.

Steven Moulton, 43, died when his Ducati motorcycle was struck by a Peugeot 306 driven by Raymond Crome, 85.

A married ex-Royal Navy member has been jailed for 12 years for historical sexual abuse at a school.

This year’s Crab and Lobster Festival has kicked off in style with a musical extravaganza and host of activities.

Agronomists say non-chemical “cultural control” is becoming an increasingly important tactic in the ongoing battle against blackgrass on East Anglia’s arable farms.

Reporter Gavin Caney takes a look back at the 2014/15 semi-professional season in our area.

James Madgwick and Emma Bond were the senior winners when the Norfolk Summer Cyclo-Cross Series came to Eccles, near Attleborough.

Swaffham Town and Long Melford are celebrating after gaining promotion to the Premier Division.

With the Premier Division title already wrapped up for Norwich United, attentions turn to the battle for the First Division crown.

A litter-picker got a surprise when he found a 3ft-long exotic snake slithering among fly-tipped rubbish he was clearing up.

People will have the chance to step back to the Middle Ages as they learn how to make their own period costume ahead of a major market town celebration.

Newly-born baby animals being cared for at a west Norfolk RSPCA wildlife centre include six ducklings found down a drain in Swaffham.

The players of Fakenham Town are determined to make Wayne Anderson’s Ghosts’ swansong a winning one.

A woman walking in woods in Swaffham was left traumatised after she was approached by a drunken man in a car who attempted to sexually assault her, a court heard.

Retailer Hughes Electrical has strengthened its position in a Norfolk market town by snapping up a rival business.

A town will see a potential £1.2m redevelopment to its sports centre after a school’s successful funding bid.

Captain Lawrence Savage is urging his team-mates to ensure they keep their eyes on West Norfolk’s ultimate prize.

Small East Anglian food firms are resisting dealing with supermarkets because of cultural reasons rather than financial barriers, according to a new survey.

Relegation-threatened Diss Town showed they are not going to go down without a fight by recording a fine 1-0 win at Whitton United.

Swaffham Town kicked off the Thurlow Nunn League’s ‘Groundhopper Weekend’ last night with a 3-1 home derby win against Downham Town.

The people of Swaffham are being let down by the police, according to civic officials who have been told the closure of the town’s public inquiry office is a done deal.

Part of the B1108 between Watton and Swaffham is blocked this morning after a crash between a Ford Focus and a tractor.

Firms in Norfolk are showing an increased appetite to doing business overseas according to a new report.

A man in his 80s was taken to hospital after his car crashed into a garden wall.

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