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Wroxham went down to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Brantham in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Dereham Town will look to move further away from the relegation zone and get an early start on their rivals when they entertain Bury on Friday night (7.45pm).

Jason Bouttell – recently back from racing in Cyprus – showed his class in winning the Senior MTB race in Henham Park by over five minutes.

Norwich City made absolutely sure of retaining their East League top flight status after drawing 2-2 with visitors Chelmsford.

Police have revealed 151 knives were deposited into a town’s knife amnesty bin during a week-long crackdown.

Dereham Town turned on the style to win 4-1 at Canvey Island and move two points clear of the bottom three in the Bostik League North Division.

With high winds forcing the last-minute cancellation of the Jock Wadley Memorial race, interest re-focused on the Ike Saul race in Cambridgeshire.

Harleston Magpies took the derby honours in the East League Premier Division when they beat Norwich City 3-1 at The Nest.

A national week-long operation will be supported by Suffolk police to crack down on gang activity and highlight the risks of carrying a bladed weapon.

Dereham Town have to settle for a share of the spoils after late goal whilst Ben Fowkes hits four on Norwich United debut

On my head usually has a very different meaning for a footballer who has just opened a new hair salon in Norwich.

There’s something oddly romantic about timeless tales of masked highwaymen. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to writer-director Cordelia Spence about East Anglia’s very own Dick Turpin

Police dogs might think they are just playing games - but their handlers know just how vital their role is.

Norwich City took a big step towards securing their East League top flight status on an afternoon when Harleston Magpies confirmed they would be going up.

Lowestoft Town have received a double boost ahead of their clash with league leaders Kettering Town after confirming two new signings.

Dereham Ladies are under a little pressure at the top of East League Division One North – after looking like nailed on certainties for the title a few weeks back.

More trains are running on time in East Anglia, according to latest figures.

Over the last 50 years Britain has seen a major growth in the number of heritage railways – attracting millions of visits from people of all backgrounds.

Iris Button’s first novel was published in 2003. After marrying her husband David in 1959, they needed bigger premises for their business, so they moved from Surrey to Bury St Edmunds, which they called home for 50 years. After having two daughters and a son, they are now great grandparents, retired in Barbados. Iris has written 17 books. She talks to Gina Long MBE

Remember when cars seemed to be part of the family, and even had nicknames? Here are memories from around the area of the vehicles our mums, dads and grandparents drove when we were young.

Homes across Suffolk are set to see their council tax bills rise by around £65 from April, after county council budget proposals were approved.

Norwich City finally had something to smile about as they recorded only their second win of the season in the top flight of the East League.

New play delves into the stories behind some of our region’s most fascinating unexplained phenomena.

Everyone seems to have an opinion about everything - but if we all piped down a bit and said less, the world would be a better place, argues James Marston

Having started the New Year with a five point win at Sudbury, consolidating their third place in London One North, North Walsham take on strugglers Ruislip at Scottow on Saturday (3pm).

Getting a child in to a barber’s chair isn’t always the easiest thing to do.

Dereham Town have announced former Magpies Adam Gusterson and Olly Willis as their new management team following the sacking of Neal Simmons at the weekend.

North Walsham overcame a well-drilled Sudbury side by four tries to two in an evenly-contested match at Whittome Field.

Beautiful East Anglia offers opportunities to see wildlife all the year round, including during the winter. Here are 12 great places to get close to nature.

With the Christmas and New Year break over North Walsham resume their effort to get into the play-off place in London One North with a visit to Sudbury on Saturday.

If Greater Anglia’s promises come true, 2019 should be a very good year for the region’s rail passengers – the first new trains will start to be introduced and Network Rail should finish its long-term upgrade work between Shenfield and London.

Christmas canines and their festive-feeling owners gathered in Thetford Forest for a glow in the dark charity walk.

Norwich United finally ended their pointless run with a 2-2 draw in an entertaining and hard-fought battle with Gorleston.

Neal Simmons says his Dereham Town players are determined to erase the ”embarrassment” of their 8-2 thumping at AFC Sudbury a week ago.

A publicly-funded team is working across Norfolk and Suffolk to drive economic growth and help the region’s businesses to grow and create jobs.

Dereham Town suffered an embarrassing defeat on the road to AFC Sudbury in the Bostik North.

What does John Lennon mean to you? On the anniversary of his death, we’re looking at his legacy and why his music is as relevant now as ever.

Gallery Do your baubles need a boost?

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Ideas to make our Christmas tree branches even more brilliant

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.

How many of our food and drink experiences have you tried?

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.

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