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Sunday, December 2, 2018

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A second half goal from James Gray earned Harleston Magpies a 2-1 win over Saffron Walden, with an eighth straight victory setting them up nicely for next week’s trip to second placed St Albans.

With the festive season approaching, we’ve chosen 26 all-time great feel-good movies. Vote for your favourite in our poll.

Exciting opportunities await aspiring footballers after a new partnership was agreed this week.

Buoyed by an outstanding performance against a resurgent Old Haberdashers last weekend North Walsham head to Buckinghamshire on Saturday to take on Amersham & Chiltern.

Blogger Faith Archer reveals why she’s ditched the traditional Christmas calendar if favour of something much more charitable.

What could be a defining spell of the season for Diss gets under way on Saturday with a crunch game at Mackenders.

The first new Swiss-built train for Greater Anglia has arrived in the region – but it won’t be travelling under its own steam just yet.

Academy leaders have come under fire as new figures reveal seven trusts with schools in Suffolk pay salaries in excess of £150,000.

Swaffham Town are flying the flag for the region in the FA Vase as Luke Reed’s injury time winner saw off May & Baker in the second round on Sunday.

Diss succumbed to yet another home defeat and now find themselves isolated in the bottom three of London One North.

I was never allowed to go trick-or-treating as a child – my mum called it “begging with menaces” and every evening on October 31 she would take the battery out the doorbell.

Harleston Magpies moved up to fourth in the Premier Division after maintaining their good form with a 3-1 win at Chelmsford.

Northampton Town await in the first round of the FA Youth Cup for King’s Lynn Town Under-18s, following a 2-0 victory over Dereham in the final qualifying round.

Are you looking for fun things to do at half term which won’t cost a fortune? Here are 20 free and cheap activities to enjoy around Norfolk, Suffolk and north Essex.

Harleston Magpies Ladies made it successive away victories in the East Conference when they won 3-1 at Southgate.

Harleston Magpies appear to be warming to the task in East League Premier A after a slow start to the season.

As the leaves turn from green to red and gold, East Anglia’s countryside is full of amazing places to see trees in all their glory. Here are 21 places where you can enjoy all the shades of autumn.

Norwich United moved up to third place in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division with a hard fought 1-0 victory over Long Melford.

A decade ago record shops were on their last legs but now they’re reappearing on the high street. Nick Richards spoke to author Graham Jones about how we fell in love with vinyl again.

From live scare attractions to pumpkin patches, Horrible Histories Halloween tours to Zombie Fests, spooky stories in haunted castles to maize mazes filled with creepy surprises, there are plenty of ways to have a fangtastic time in Suffolk this October. Here are 10 of the best.

Having started the season with four straight wins, collecting maximum bonus points along the way, North Walsham face their toughest opposition so far on Saturday when table-toppers Colchester visit Scottow.

The father of a 19-year-old Suffolk girl who died from anorexia fears many more patients have died as a result of how eating disorders are still treated.

Airy open carriages, free fast wifi and a USB point for every passenger – Greater Anglia have unveiled the inside of their new regional trains.

Chicken wings, chocolate milkshake and a holiday in the sun – the tell-tale signs of success for Billy Bird.

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Swardeston suffered a heartbreaking near miss in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League on Saturday as their rivals got the victory they needed to finish top.

Great Yarmouth Town picked up a useful FA Vase second qualifying round victory with a 3-1 home success over Thetford Town.

Who are your favourite male actors past and present? Here we take a look at some of the leading men who have won the hearts of fans.

Stately homes, castles, ruins, windmills, gardens and historic boats are all welcoming visitors free of charge for this year’s Heritage Open Days.

It promises to be an exciting weekend for Swardeston, with a league and cup double in their sights.

North Walsham have another double header at Scottow on Saturday, with the Vikings taking on Sudbury in London One North and the Raiders hosting Norwich Union in Greene King EC1 North.

Lowestoft Town assistant boss Andy Reynolds would be ready to take the goalkeeper gloves again this weekend - but only if he has to.

Title rivals Sudbury and Swardeston go into the penultimate weekend of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League season separated by just one point.

It was another excellent weekend for Swardeston in the East Anglian Premier League - but the destination of the title remains frustratingly out of their hands.

An East Anglian branch of Homebase is among more than 40 stores which will close under a rescue plan agreed by creditors.

Swardeston know they will need to keep up their good work if they are to catch long-time East Anglian Premier League leaders Sudbury.

Joe Gatting played a spectacular captain’s knock as Swardeston beat leaders Sudbury by 57 runs to keep their EAPL titles hopes very much alive.

Swardeston travel to leaders Sudbury on Saturday knowing nothing less than a win will do if they are to retain realistic hopes of winning the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title.

It was a day to forget for Norwich as they suffered a painful home defeat to slide deep into the relegation mire in the East Anglian Premier League.

Will Rogers scored a superb unbeaten century as Horsford took a giant step towards East Anglian Premier League safety - while piling more pressure on their hosts Norwich.

It was Norfolk and Suffolk’s unexplained humming noise which fed suspicions of an alien invasion or UFO activity and which could only be heard…by women.

Thetford claimed the local bragging rights and a place in the FA Cup preliminary round with a 1-0 home win over Fakenham last night.

Swardeston are one home win away from another appearance in the finals of the national Vitality Club Twenty20 competition.

A Suffolk dairy farmer-cum-cheesemaker and an estate’s retail diversification are among a host of rural businesses to have made it through to the regional finals of an awards event celebrating enterprise in the countryside.

An incredible display of big hitting from Joe Gatting capped off a memorable day for Swardeston’s batsmen as they piled up the runs in a one-sided East Anglian Premier League clash.

Swardeston will be hoping for a favour from one of their neighbours at the weekend as they continue their quest to chase down East Anglian Premier League leaders Sudbury.

Eastern Enterprise Hub on Ipswich Waterfront is closing after a highly-productive seven-year run. Some of its graduates reflect on how it’s helped them. Sarah Chambers reports

Great Witchingham’s Andy Hanby wrote himself into the East Anglian Premier League record books on Saturday with a sensational spell of bowling.

Swardeston face two big challenges this weekend as they attempt to stay in the title hunt and make progress in a national competition they have won twice before.

Olly Stone produced another eye-catching performance with the bat to help Vauxhall Mallards see off Bury St Edmunds at Halvergate.

Swardeston’s attempts to rekindle a title chase continue with a Norfolk derby when they host Norwich tomorrow.

Steve Gray smashed a century as Swardeston jumped into second spot in the East Anglian Premier League table.

Sam Arthurton continued his prolific mid-summer form with a fine century as the Unicorns gave England’s Under-19s a tough workout in Loughborough ahead of their series against South Africa.

It was a day that was just made for batsmen - but that didn’t stop Ben France from turning on the style with the ball to help Vauxhall Mallards to their third successive win.

The father of a 19-year-old University of East Anglia (UEA) student who suffered with anorexia has refused to accept a new report which found lessons had been learned from her death.

Swardeston travel to the home of Norfolk cricket on Saturday looking to get their East Anglian Premier League campaign back on track.

Two EAPL stalwarts took centre stage at the weekend to help their sides to emphatic victories, with Vauxhall Mallards’ 148-run win at Swardeston the result to really catch the eye.

Great Witchingham could have two major landmarks to celebrate for club stalwarts this weekend.

Swardeston will have top spot very much in their sights tomorrow when they take on Great Witchingham in their latest Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League fixture.

Blogger Leah Larwood of Roots & Toots picks her favourite places for guilt-free dining.

Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC), the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, has been put up for sale.

There was an early finish at The Common as Swardeston slipped to a disappointing defeat at the hands of fellow high-flyers Sudbury in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Another Norfolk Twenty20 tournament gets under way at Manor Park on Tuesday evening.

There was a big British Cycling points haul for Bungay roadman Morris Bacon at the high category Roxwell Rouleur road race near Chelmsford – his third place being worth 45 points.

Norwich came out on top in a crucial basement battle to move off the bottom of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Norwich Castle’s ambitious plan for the future of its historic keep has received a £500,000 funding boost.

Local bragging rights are up for grabs tomorrow when Great Witchingham host Horsford in the latest round of Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League fixtures.

A Lowestoft Town legend is returning to the club as the newly appointed manager.

Swardeston surged to the top of the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday after making it four wins on the trot.

The FA has revealed the provisional make-up of the Eastern Counties Leagues.

Developing and maintaining Suffolk’s road network has been put at the heart of the policies of the new county council leader as he takes over the helm at Endeavour House.

With two of the fastest riders in the region teaming up to ride the Great Yarmouth CC 25-mile course as a pair it was no surprise that their time of 52:59 was a course record.

Horsford produced surely the performance of the EAPL season so far to record a superb 169 run win at champions Sudbury.

Norfolk’s women have been boosted by new sponsorship deal for what promises to be an exciting season.

Testing has started on the first of Greater Anglia’s new regional trains that are due to transform services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

As the BBC repeats Detectorists, which was filmed in some of Suffolk’s most beautiful spots, we find out where fans can see where Andy and Lance found their “hot rocks and grots” and the function rooms where Sheila’s terrifying lemonade was once served.

Troubled retailer Carpetright has clinched emergency funding to help it keep trading with a £15m unsecured loan, the company confirmed on Friday.

There’s a good choice of viewing in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League tomorrow, with four fixtures being staged in Norfolk.

New skipper Joe Gatting saw Swardeston home to their first win of the season on Saturday - but there were more than a few scares along the way.

I know we’re busy but I’m sure we can fit in some running.

Seb Herrod (Strada Sport) scored an outstanding lone win the CC London 51-mile road race near Saffron Walden.

Once you start to think about blue plaques, you find yourself spotting them everywhere. Many towns and villages in East Anglia have a fascinating selection of plaques in memory of interesting individuals, long-lost landmarks or important local events.

Creditors of Carpetright have approved a rescue deal which will see a quarter of its stores shut – including two in Norfolk.

Norwich United go into tonight’s game at home to Heybridge Swifts realistically needing just one point to assure their Bostik League North Division status for another season.

The latest member of the Cambridge family could provide a baby bump for the Norfolk and Suffolk economy thanks to celebratory spending.

Norwich United gave their survival hopes a significant boost on Saturday with a come from behind 3-1 victory over AFC Sudbury at Plantation Park.

Swardeston will have a big point to prove when the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier season finally gets under way on Saturday.

Homebase is rumoured to have drafted in specialist consultants to help advise its management team as fears over its future intensify.

Waitrose has announced a pilot to remove disposable coffee cups from nine stores - including in Norwich and Wymondham - as part of efforts to reduce plastics and packaging.

Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham wants his side to start making the most of the chances when they return to Thurlow Nunn Premier Division action on Saturday.

Denver rider Daniel Bloy now, at 40, officially a veteran time trialist, won the Wisbech Wheelers 10 outright.

Matt Blake scored his second goal in two games but United had to settle for a point.

Gorleston have taken over as Norfolk’s best performing team in the Eastern Counties League after another high-scoring win.

A top 10 placing in the most important UK road race of the weekend was an outstanding result for Beccles roadman Morris Bacon.

Gorleston made it five wins in a row to move up to 10th in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division with a 6-2 win at home against Hadleigh.

From Tendring to Sudbury, Aylsham - and everywhere in between - the region has a message for postmen and women: stop littering our streets with elastic bands.

Fakenham Town will be hoping to end a miserable run and seal a porous defence on Saturday – but they have to do it against the overwhelming title favourites.

After an enforced week off, Norwich travel to Romford & Gidea Park in London Two North East tomorrow needing to get their season back on track after some mixed performances of late.

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