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Year 10 students at nine secondary schools across Norfolk and Waveney have started Saturday catch-up classes and will be returning early from their summer holidays, to make up for lessons lost during lockdown.

Business owners say they are angry and frustrated after the closure of “vital roads” on its high street, calling it “another blow”.

A town council’s offices and museum has closed for deep cleaning amidst concerns a member of staff as been in contact with a coronavirus patient.

A business owner has praised the resilience of a town high street after a fire ripped through a restaurant.

Caroline Flack spoke of her fond memories of growing up in Norfolk in her 2015 Autobiography. ABIGAIL NICHOLSON reports...

A son is appealing for people to give a final salute to his war veteran father, amid concerns there will not be many mourners at his funeral.

A town’s high street has reopened after a fire gutted a building.

A business owner who lost his life’s work in a building fire says he has been overwhelmed with community spirit.

Beijing Diner, a Chinese restaurant on Watton High Street, went up in flames at on Thursday, February 6 after a fire reportedly broke out in the kitchen.

A drone pilot has captured dramatic images of a high street building being ravaged by fire.

A road is still closed and fire crews remain on the scene in Watton this morning after a blaze which gutted several retail units.

A business owner has told how he has lost his life’s work after a fire gutted his building.

A quiet neighbourhood has been left shaken after footage captured a man stealing from cars and attempting to get into more.

Flats which developers said would appeal to eastern European workers have been approved despite objections from the town council.

Ultra-fast broadband is coming to nine Norfolk towns following a trial by BT Openreach.

The family of a man who was punched in the face while walking his dog have warned other pet owners to be wary of attackers.

A high street with a number of empty units is set to see one come back to life after plans were approved to create a tapas restaurant.

Wayland is the perfect destination for families to visit, a commerce group has claimed, as plans are announced for an advertising campaign to show off the area.

Watton turned every shade of colour as life in the town was celebrated with events and a carnival procession.

When Wendy and Norman Brown bought their home, they fell in love with its view over fields that are a haven for wildlife.

Inquests have been opened into the deaths of a married couple who were killed in a collision on a Norfolk road.

An inquest has opened into the death of a property developer who died at home.

Two men have been arrested after a man was threatened with a knife in Watton.

A Norfolk builder has passed away at the age of 52.

A coroner is deciding whether to continue the inquest into the death of a worker at a skip hire company.

A Norfolk woman will be taking on a gruelling trek through the Himalayas after being inspired by her mother’s own battle against cancer.

A couple who left a herd of deer to starve in a field have been banned from keeping the animals for two years.

A herd of deer were left to starve at a stately home, a court heard today.

Norfolk artists have been invited to bid for a £5,000 commission to produce a piece of public art at a development of new homes.

After more than six months of waiting a Norfolk town has finally welcomed back a post office to its high street.

Award-winning house building company Bennett Homes is continuing its shared equity initiative to help buyers in 2019.

A final, emotional, plea for a rethink has been made by parents of children with disabilities who would lose out because of care cost changes.

The last four homes on a popular development in Mattishall, built by a Norfolk house builder Abel Homes, have been released onto the market.

One of the busiest roads in a Norfolk town is to shut for nearly a week for resurfacing.

The mid Norfolk town of Watton was the focus of a national TV Sunday morning politics show which discussed its history and local people’s views on Brexit.

Campaigners who want a People’s Vote over Brexit are out on the streets of Norwich and Sheringham today (Saturday).

A television crew for a political show on Sky has been filming in a Norfolk town this week.

A Norfolk mayor who received abusive personal letters which led to her keeping a baseball bat by the side of her bed has spoken out about her experience.

A couple have told how they want to move out of their Norfolk home after their driveway was repeatedly used as a toilet by passers-by.

The date of the long-awaited re-opening of a Norfolk town’s Post Office has been officially confirmed.

A family run firm in Norfolk has passed its fund-raising pledge and donated £40,000 to the nook appeal.

The six wheels on a minibus were stolen while it was parked on an industrial estate in Dereham.

Dramatic drone footage of a 600 tonne straw fire shows the ferocity and size of the blaze.

A 600-tonne straw fire which took 15 hours to finally die down has been described as “catastrophic” by the mayor of Watton.

In 1988 Tina Kiddell was the youngest woman to ever become a London black cab driver, and only the 42nd ever woman to be given her badge.

A removals firm which carried Second World War pilots around the country and survived three recessions has celebrated its 90th birthday. Hadley and Ottaway removals was founded in Norfolk in 1928 by Jack Hadley and Herbert Ottaway, who with their single van began moving families around Norwich.

Family and friends yesterday paid an emotional farewell to Jon Collins, the pest control worker killed at Banham Poultry.

After nearly six months without a Post Office, the people of Watton will finally have somewhere to send their parcels from when the new Post Office opens in Watton Edwards News.

Towns across the region will remember the fallen soldiers and the centenary of the end of the First World War next weekend.

A pair of entertainer pals are hoping to add a touch of magic to North Walsham’s annual family fun day, by donating part of the proceeds of a circus-themed variety show they are staging at the town’s Atrium community arts centre to the popular summertime event.

Prepare to be amazed as Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Jamie Raven comes to the city with his latest show.

If you’re looking for luxury living in a new home, this weekend, many showhomes are open to potential buyers with several open events planned around the county.

People fear their town is “dying” after it was announced that one of its two banks is closing.

A “law-abiding citizen” who was unaware of laws against carrying a knife has avoided immediate jail after being found with a blade for self protection.

A town’s memorial gardens have been given a make over thanks to community engagement between the police and the local council.

As it celebrate its 20th anniversary, a family-run business which offers hearing care services from 25 centres across Suffolk and Norfolk is embarking on an ambitious expansion plan.

From manufacturing for NASA to advising Google – Norfolk companies are doing some spectacular things.

A tradesman is refusing to remove scaffolding from a newly-redeveloped city centre apartment block in a dispute over pay.

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.

Two homes in the same street in Watton were burgled on the same night.

Watton will hold its first open gardens and yard sale event this weekend.

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

It opened under a blaze of publicity, but a branch of the family electricals firm Adcocks is closing in Dereham.

All eyes are on Windsor tomorrow, as Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle.

A running club is staging a special 3.7-mile run in honour of a competitior who died in the London Marathon.

The mystery of who killed a Norfolk schoolgirl close to her home remains unsolved after a nationwide appeal to coincide with the 25th anniversary of her death drew a blank.

The Beast from the East is still causing havoc on public transport networks across the region.

Abel Homes has stepped in to help a village primary school to replant 200 willow saplings after the original trees were uprooted by vandals just days after being planted by pupils.

Children at a village primary school were devastated when the trees they had planted in the back field of their school had been completely destroyed in an act of vandalism – but a Norfolk house builder has now stepped in to give a helping hand.

Hundreds of people flocked to the first day of East Anglia’s largest wedding show this weekend.

A teenager who wants to reinstate a former railway line has started a petition to see if he has community support.

The new landlords of a village pub are hoping to encourage families to return to their local.

Trading in the run-up to Christmas exceeded expectations at a regional meat processor.

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 property company has mothballed its energy division and sold some of its assets citing a decline in the market as a result of a drop in government incentives.

Whatever the sector, 2017 has been a tough year for high street traders. Consumers have less money to spend, which ultimately means businesses do too – despite growing competition for staff and increasing commodity prices.

Crews called to roof fire

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Firefighters used hosereel jets and breathing apparatus to put out a fire in a roof.

The key to solving the 25-year riddle over the brutal murder of a schoolgirl less than a mile from her home lies within a small Norfolk community, police have said.

Norfolk’s rural roads could see a huge increase in the number of HGVs on them when trenches are dug to bury cables from new offshore wind farms.

A new £54m chicken processing plant on the Norfolk/Suffolk border could create up to 400 jobs for the region.

A Colkirk woman has celebrated her centenary birthday at a mid Norfolk care home.

As a new report reveals the East of England lost more high-street shops than any other region in the first half of 2017, we take a look at a selection of the comings and goings.

A Norfolk pet food producer is hoping to increase its market share in some of the industry’s newest sectors after opening a state-of-the-art £17m facility.

Pets are never forgotten on Christmas and many have taken part in a festive family photoshoot to raise money for charity.

Take a trip down memory lane with our wonderful photographic celebration of East Anglian life through the decades. Today we take a nostalgic look back at market towns Swaffham and Watton.

A new phase of a multi-million development has begun at Watton’s Redhill Residential Park.

An ambitious teenager with a passion for business has started his own creative agency.

Residents are being asked to give their views on a range of topics which could affect their town.

An intrepid team of staff from two Norfolk companies battled an inflatable obstacle course to raise £9,000 for the East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) Nook Appeal.

An Attleborough-based renewable heating company has been shortlisted in a national awards scheme for an installation for housing association Flagship Group.

This is the moment CCTV footage shows a large marquee being ripped off the ground by severe Storm Aileen.

Characterised by the distinct landscape of the Brecks, Wayland boasts areas of forests, miles of walking trails through beautiful countryside and traditional villages and hamlets.

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 year after graduating, many students are still navigating their way on to a career path.

Bureaucracy and a lack of resources are preventing smaller firms from taking advantage of public sector contracts, according to a business owner who managed to secure one.

Team Lion overcame an early setback on their way to securing the Snetterton 2CV 24 Hour race to make it three wins in a row for the Pete Sparrow, David O’Keefe and Alec Graham crew.

There are events big and small to enjoy this weekend. Here are our top 10 suggestions.

Food producer Cranswick says it has made a “positive start” to the financial year.

He’s a member of a hardcore punk band and is a tour manager for other musical acts.

The secret to a long life is to work hard, said one woman who is celebrating her 104th birthday this week.

A major housebuilder has helped to enrich the facilities at a primary school near one of its newest developments.

First teepees, then yurts, now shepherds huts – glamping options are getting ever more weird and wonderful.

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.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 10 things to keep you entertained in mid and north Norfolk.

Three fire crews were called out to deal with a flat on fire in Sprowston.

Drive around Norwich and you will see signs of varying colours in gardens and windows.

The East Anglian facilities of a national meat processing company will be “pivotal” in its continued expansion, according to its chief executive.

It has been a prominent part of a town’s landscape for more than 300 years but recently an historic clock tower has been missing a tick and a tock.

Her son’s battle with cancer has been well documented and now Callie Blackwell has been meeting with supporters during an emotional book signing event at Jarrold department in store in Norwich to share her own experiences.

A renewable energy firm has secured two major East Anglian contracts together worth more than £1m.

A mother-of-three is hoping to raise awareness of meningitis in adults after she was affected by the infection at the age of 27.

A mother from Watton appeared on ITV’s This Morning to talk about how she secretly gave her son cannabis to save his life.

We may have lost an hour in bed this morning - but the region has been treated to glorious blue skies and sunshine for start of British Summer Time.

The mother of a boy with one of the rarest types of cancer ever has revealed she gave her son cannabis because she was “desperate to find something to alleviate his suffering”.

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

A topping out ceremony with a difference was performed to celebrate a new village housing development.

A 22-year-old car salesman is racing towards a £250,000 first-year turnover with the help of start-up funding from his university.

Most people may have given up on their New Year’s fitness resolutions - but one man is sticking with his as part of a challenge to run a half-marathon for every month this year.

Three convenience stores could face closure, with up to 95 jobs at risk, after the owner placed them into administration.

Gallery Motorcycle dealerships recognised

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Lings Motor Group’s motorcycle dealerships in Norfolk and Suffolk are celebrating winning top awards from Triumph and Honda.

The boss of one of the region’s key house-builders has said shortages of skills and raw materials are among many factors hindering house building.

Take a trip down literary lane at an art gallery’s first exhibition of 2017.

A town council is looking to find “common ground” with its MP after he offered to help it put together a town plan.

Detectives are appealing for information after a handbag was stolen during a burglary in Watton.

More than half a century of sports gatherings on the late “Gentleman” Jack Sears’ estate will end on a high next month.

Campaigners spent hours in peaceful protest outside a Norfolk factory to comfort animals on their way to slaughter.

Founded in 1921, the Royal British Legion has provided a helping hand – financially and emotionally – to servicemen and women for nearly a century.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision in Griston which left a woman in a critical condition.

Animal rights campaigners will be comforting animals on their “final journey” outside a slaughterhouse in the largest protest of its kind in Norfolk in recent times.

Forensic investigators were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Griston earlier today.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash in Stow Bedon.

Plans for a new housing development close to a county wildlife site have been rejected by councillors.

After spending 2,000 years hidden in the earth, a skeleton discovered in a Norfolk town is finally being revealed to his modern neighbours.

A new fair focused on all things green is taking place in Norfolk this month.

Members of a museum group followed in the footsteps of a famous historical figure to collect some valuable additions to their equipment stores.

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.

Bomb disposal experts were called to a Norfolk town today after a grenade was found in a garage.

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

For those with few relatives or friends, Christmas is a time with fewer things to look forward to.

Managers of a community-run leisure centre are determined it will remain open despite an ongoing struggle to secure funding.

An inmate who viciously attacked a prison governor, leaving him with serious injuries, has been jailed for three years.

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

A motorcyclist is still in hospital two months after suffering serious injuries in a road traffic collision.

A former church warden who was a key player in a Church of England scandal 20 years ago has been remembered by his wife as a witty and intelligent man.

The head of two primary schools who led both into becoming a federation is saying goodbye to both schools.

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.

Young patients were given a direct line to the North Pole to pass on their Christmas wishes at a Norfolk hospital.

Could you spare a few hours a week to volunteer as a transport link for a rural community?

A Women’s Institute club has given an early Christmas gift to dementia sufferers at a local care home.

Fire crews were called to tackle a building fire in Watton this afternoon.

A former youth football coach is lacing up his boots again to take part in one of the UK’s most famous sports challenges.

Home builders across the region have welcomed a new multi-million pound scheme to end the construction industry’s skills shortage – but warned there is no quick fix.

Nativities are a traditional staple of the festive period, but a church in Watton has performed its Christmas story with a twist.

An entrepreneur who gave a makeover to a 300-year-old pub is now providing makeovers for her customers inside it.

A man has been jailed for trying to smuggle a mobile phone and cannabis into a Norfolk prison.

A market town is celebrating another successful festive fair.

Thousands of people packed town centres across the county today for the traditional Christmas lights switch-on events.

Supporters of a young boy suffering from a rare form of cancer are fundraising to help make his last wishes come true.

A couple are planning their first proper holiday in eight years after winning the opportunity to have their mortgage paid for a year.

A town burdened by new housing developments in recent years is revisiting the idea of creating a neighbourhood plan.

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.

Artists have been exploring their own desires this festive season for a gallery exhibition.

A relic from Norfolk’s First World War history which lay hidden for more than 20 years is going under the hammer.

A touch of Dibley will be coming to a Norfolk town this Christmas as a church hosts a Nativity with a difference – featuring live animals.

Custodians of a popular beauty spot are considering invasive and potentially expensive measures to guarantee its future.

A new haven of manly pursuits from snooker to sawing has officially opened.

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

A town council’s first fireworks display is being hailed as a sparkling success.

A farmer who saw 1,200 tonnes of straw bales go up in smoke on his land believes he was targeted by arsonists.

A young civil engineer has been commended for his achievements on a college course.

A district council has pledged to do what it can to save an ailing leisure centre.

Emergency services are on the scene of a two vehicle RTC near Saham Toney.

For Christine Hankin, getting on a bus with her mobility scooter took a lot of courage.

A new website designed to turn a rural patch of mid Norfolk into a tourist destination has been launched.

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 landmark shop which has been a feature of its town for 60 years is being given a new lease of life after being bought by a former friendly rival.

A dementia sufferer has spoken of her sadness that a day care centre on which she relies is set to close.

A new crematorium has been granted planning permission by a district council for the third time.

Serious concerns over pupils safeguarding and a lack of proper checks on staff are among the problems found at an infant school by inspectors.

On grounds where a Norman knight who fought alongside William the Conqueror once roamed, school children armed with pencils and clipboards learned about one of the most famous and important battles in English history.

Residents of a Norfolk village are celebrating the unveiling of its new sign after a year-long campaign to raise the money for its replacement.

A cat owner has thanked the actions of an RSPCA officer who retrieved her moggy in a late night rescue mission.

After being gifted a model skeleton earlier this year, a museum group has inherited another fascinating slice of local history for its archives.

A circus director who made his name as a clown performing at a Norfolk farm is looking for members of his community to take part in a Christmas show.

Adults and children alike were taken back to the classroom at a Victorian school’s open day.

A town’s air and army cadets have celebrated moving into a new shared base.

A gallery in Watton is hosting a multimedia exhibition with works from 26 local artists.

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

Police are investigating after the driver of a truck was seen acting suspiciously in Saham Toney.

Westfield Infant School and Nursery in Watton and Forest Academy in Brandon are among three community causes in their areas to have been shortlisted for the Bags of Help Campaign.

Residents who were hit badly by this summer’s floods are a step closer to making their homes safer after a meeting between town bosses and the floods authority.

Is there an unloved green space in your community? A new scheme by the Wayland Partnership is aiming to help local communities tidy up these areas.

Five fire crews are currently on the scene of a blaze at an industrial unit in Watton.

Two children’s sport coaches are encouraging more tots in their town to take up tennis following the smashing success of GB’s Olympic and Wimbledon stars this summer.

Police are appealing for information after more than £1,000 worth of goods were stolen from a shop in Watton.

A market town is inviting visitors to take a trip to Tinsel Town at its annual carnival.

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

A woman has been charged after being found in possession of drugs while visiting Wayland Prison.

A church community will be singing the praises of their supporters after raising the £37,000 needed to refurbish their building’s organ.

A construction sector already struggling to meet rising housing demand has been dealt a further blow – after slipping into recession for the first time in four years.

Anyone in the acting business will tell you that the rewards for your hard graft are often poor.

The capacity of the countryside to enthrall and entertain – as well as provide the food for our tables – was highlighted to thousands of visitors at one of the UK’s longest-running agricultural shows.

Heritage enthusiasts are celebrating the launch of a new book which explores the effects of the First World War on their communities.

Two youths have been charged in connection with a spate of arson attacks in Watton.

An ambitious five-year plan to double in size and break into the dry pet food market has driven Natures Menu to invest £10.5m in a new factory.

Disgruntled residents who feel the open spaces on their estate have been allowed to deteriorate are taking matters into their own hands.

The traditional appeal of the countryside – coupled with some high-energy entertainment – is expected to bring thousands of visitors to Watton this weekend for one of the UK’s longest-running agricultural shows.

Six local charities in Breckland have benefitted from donations from Norwich & Peterborough Building Society.

A farm owner has won planning permission for four units to house pigs on their site despite concerns about the effect of increased traffic on an ancient pathway.

Young gymnasts were bending over backwards in their aim to be crowned winners in a sports gala.

A gang of green-fingered youngsters has knuckled down to transform their school’s forlorn garden into a thriving wildlife and plant haven.

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.

A village primary school is the first in its district to have become a voluntary ‘smoke free’ area.

The spirit of Africa was alive in Thetford as 70 singers came together to for a choral show.

Villagers who saw their lanes become rivers during recent heavy rain are hoping to meet with Anglian Water to find a solution to their recurring problems.

Organisers of an inaugural jobs fair have hailed the event as a resounding success and say it will return in future years.

Shift workers at a major factory could be put at risk if a “preposterous” and potentially fatal decision to switch off streetlights near its car park goes ahead, town councillors have said.

The family of a Second World War veteran who was dropped behind enemy lines is appealing for people to attend his funeral.

Another 73 houses are set to be built in a market town after a planning application was approved on appeal.

Watton joined towns across the UK in remembering the brave men who lost their lives 100 years ago at the Battle of the Somme.

A community’s four-year wait for a green space in its town centre has come to an end with the opening of a public garden.

Two roadworks projects will be taking place around Watton in July.

Fears have been raised that further housing developments in a market town could make it a flooding hotspot after sudden storms saw homeowners counting the cost.

A new play area on the Blenheim Grange estate in Carbrooke has been officially opened.

Homeowners hit by flooding have described how neighbourly spirit prevailed after torrents of water poured into a row of cottages.

A historical artefact which spent 2,000 years buried beneath a Norfolk market town is to go on public display and could form a “centre piece” in its new museum.

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Watton.

Claims of possible fraud in a town council’s finances have been flushed away after it was found to have been caused by confusion over funds provided to run a public toilet.

An inebriated man “pestered” members of the public and asked them for money and cigarettes on an evening out, a court has heard.

Three people had to be freed from their vehicles after a collision on the A1075 this morning.

The neighbourhood policing team in Watton has identified areas in the town where it will be carrying out more patrols in the coming months to reduce anti-social behaviour.

An estate which has been deprived of community facilities since its construction 15 years ago finally has a safe place for its children to play.

It was a race so wacky, Dick Dastardly and Muttley would have felt at home.

Their award-winning Norfolk restaurant is recommended by the Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide.

Wish you were in a position to make a difference in your town? For Watton residents, that chance has come.

The Wayland Partnership Development Trust is kick-starting a new community project after scoring funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

A town centre garden which has spent years waiting for refurbishment could finally be opening this summer.

Satisfying the overseas appetite for offal and other ‘fifth quarter’ meat products – while investing in butchery – are two ways HG Blake is battling back against rock-bottom meat prices.

Students had a welcome break from revision before the start of their GCSE exams after their school hosted a Pets As Therapy (PAT) Club.

An instrumental band are trumpeting their success after being chosen to perform for Queen Elizabeth II during her official birthday celebrations in June.

A council is looking to fill a number of vacant seats after three members resigned at its annual town meeting.

Four creative youngsters have been named as winners in a competition to design signs for new smoke-free zones in their district.

Constructing dens and hideaways is a natural part of childhood, giving young explorers the chance to make a space their own.

A surgery which has been placed under increasing pressure in recent years is hopeful it will be able to offer a better service to patients after being picked to trial a pioneering new system of service delivery.

Co-op food stores in Watton, Wisbech and Norwich’s Plumstead Road are among 36 which will be sold off by the Co-operative Group as it sharpens its focus on convenience shopping.

Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with a string of suspected arson attacks in Watton, including a huge straw bale fire and a blaze which destroyed a dugout at a sports centre.

Housing campaigners are celebrating a victory today after plans for 177 homes in their town were turned down.

Police believe arsonists were behind a large blaze at the old RAF Watton site last night which saw 450 tonnes of straw go up in flames.

A sports centre has condemned the actions of “mindless individuals” after it was hit by fire for the second time in eight months.

After ten years of rejected applications, Trevor Steward will finally be competing in the London Marathon this year.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested after police closed down an unlicensed music event at the weekend.

A sports centre has condemned the actions of “mindless individuals” after it was hit by fire for the second time in eight months.

The first out of the starting blocks in the race to become mayor of East Anglia is a Cambridgeshire-based businessman.

Frustrated residents have branded BT’s service “a joke” and “ridiculous” as they face another week without internet or phone services while engineering works continue on their estate.

Police are investigating after electronic items were stolen during a burglary in Watton.

Frustrated residents are still waiting for their phone lines and internet connections to be restored more than three weeks after their service was cut off.

A town councillor has resigned less than a year after his election.

Emergency services were called last night after a car rolled onto its roof.

Three sixth form students will be jetting around the world later this year to undertake charity work in a remote Thailand village.

Residents on an estate have been left with intermittent phone lines and internet connections after planned engineering works caused extra damage.

Foulsham farmer Ian Anderson is looking forward to a successful motorsport season contesting the GTA category of the GT Cup Championship carrying the colours of Jazzy Potatoes.

A market town’s Post Office has reopened following its sudden closure.

A fire crew is on the scene of a flood at a property in Carbrooke.

The babes of Wayland Wood may yet have their home put at risk after an appeal to build 180 homes on their doorstep opened rifts between developers and residents.

Campaigners have rallied against a planning appeal which they fear could threaten a famous ancient woodland as well as putting a strain on services.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a horse trailer from Great Hockham.

After 18 months of help and support from a canine reading companion, a group of high school students has decided to give something back to the charity which lent her to them.

Neighbours have paid tribute to a lovable Watton handy-man who passed away last month.

A Watton couple who fought to remove protective orders on two trees in their front garden to make it easier to look after them have spoken of their anguish after having to cut one of them down.

A woman accidentally struck and killed her three-year-old son with her car in Watton while learning to drive, an inquest heard this morning.

Hackers claiming to campaign against intervention in the Middle East struck a mid Norfolk council’s website over the holidays.

An exclusive deal has seen renewables firm Abel Energy secure a licence to distribute biomass generators across the region.

It was an incident that brought a bitter taste of Second World War tragedy to a quiet north Norfolk village.

Picking the right people is often harder than it looks. Mark Nicholls reports on the importance of companies ensuring they know exactly who they are hiring.

Work on an 88-home scheme in Hingham has started, after the first spade was put in the ground.

A leading pet food manufacturer has announced plans to build a £7m factory in a bid to boost production sixfold.

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

For some time now the people of Watton have been missing a tick – and for that matter a tock.

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

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

A new housing development in Mattishall looks set to be given the green light despite strong local opposition to the scheme.

Prosecutors are deciding whether to charge someone over a fatal crash at Carbrooke, near Watton.

This week keen car-spotter Simonas Ewen shares the 10 favourite pictures he has taken.

Pork producer Cranswick said its underlying sales lifted 4pc in the three months to the end of June, compared to a year ago, boosted by lower input prices and higher volume sales to Far Eastern markets.

A developer has been compared to the evil uncle from Babes in the Woods as heavily criticised plans for a new housing estate in Watton were turned down.

The government must invest in manufacturing and support access to non-EU markets to bolster the region’s export potential, according to exporters in Norfolk.

Campaigners have hailed the courage of councillors after they turned down an application for 73 homes.

The event began with more than 100 cars setting off in the rain on the Sporting Car Club of Norfolk’s Midsummer Classic Car Run around 70 miles of the county’s roads.

A minute’s silence will be held for a three-year-old boy who was killed accidently by a car driven by his mother.

An inquest into the death of a Carbrooke three-year-old who was hit by a car driven by his mother will open tomorrow.

Tributes are being paid to a three-year-old Watton child who died after being struck by a car driven by his mother.

The family of a three-year-old boy, who died on Sunday after being struck by a car understood to have been driven by his mother outside the family home, have paid tribute to their “darling little man”.

An award-winning Norfolk company has bitten off another large chunk of the international pet food market by expanding into five more European countries in the past three months.

A change in legislation has been introduced which could remove a major planning obstacle for farmers wishing to install solar panels on agricultural buildings.

For most turning 16 is an exciting time of life as they prepare to step into adult life, make big decisions and gain their independence.

Norfolk sausage maker Cranswick saw home its year end with a strong final quarter thanks to a 4pc hike in sales.

Councillors have objected to plans to build 35 new homes in their village.

A couple who helped raise generations of Thetford children in the classroom and on the playing field have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Norfolk has a new rugby league team to call its own after the Breckland Spartans were formed.

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.

A potential policy change in how war veterans are charged for their social care support cannot come soon enough, according to a former serviceman who suffered life-changing injuries.

Police have charged Watton two men in connection with the alleged theft of red diesel in East Harling on Tuesday.

A man has been banned from a town hall after persistently making complaints to the council about a variety of issues.

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

The public have demanded answers on the state of development in their market town at a meeting.

One of Norfolk’s most prominent chains of academy schools has announced plans to cut up to 40 jobs in an effort to save £1.9m next year.

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