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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Norfolk’s birds are celebrated in a new exhibition which opens in Wells today.

Shoppers in Norwich city centre on Black Friday. Photo : Steve Adams

Bargain hunters are filling their baskets with goods to make the most of today’s Black Friday deals.

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Last dress rehearsal of this year's Christmas show at Thursford. Picture: Ian Burt

More than 45,000 have thrilled to the sights and sounds of the Thursford show since it opened two weeks ago.

Fire consultant Philip Leeder. Picture: Ian Burt

The average distance commuted to work in England and Wales is nine miles, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
The phone box on Reepham Market place which is being converted to an ATM. Picture: Matthew Usher.

An old phone box could help provide a solution for traders suffering from the loss of a town’s only bank.

Elderly people are being told to keep warm this winter - but many can't afford to.

Official figures show a surge in winter deaths among the elderly last year.

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The christening of Princess Charlotte at Sandringham Church, featured in Long To Reign Over Us. Picture: Matthew Usher.

There’s still time to snap up a piece of Norfolk’s unique Royal history in time for Christmas.


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Friday, November 27, 2015
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Norwich United will be looking to bounce back from their FA Vase exit by progressing in the Norfolk Senior Cup this afternoon.

Action from Fakenham Town v Newmarket Town, red. Picture: Ian Burt

Fakenham Town step away from their Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division campaign on Saturday as they travel to face Gorleston in the Norfolk Senior Cup, writes Tony Miles.

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Gorleston, green, will be looking to get back to winning ways after losing to Ipswich Wanderers, blue, on Saturday. Picture: JAMES BASS

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.

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Dipple & Conway Cricket Awards 2015 15 jpg Fakenham Club of the Year 
Club of the Year Fakenham. Matthew Conway from Dipple and Conway, Paul Dunger Fakenham CC,  John Tythcott, vice-chairman Norfolk Cricket Alliance
Picture Credit Newsmakers PR

The big hitters of club cricket celebrated a season to remember when the Norfolk Cricket Alliance handed out its 2015 awards.

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Robbie Harris is in the middle of football management's big learning curve.

Fakenham Town remain rooted to the bottom of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division table, writes Tony Miles.

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Fakenham and Wells Events

Last year's John Lewis Christmas TV advert featured Sam and Monty the penguin, but can you remember other TV adverts from Christmas past? Photo: John Lewis/PA Wire

How well do you know Christmas TV adverts from years gone by?

Last dress rehearsal of this year's Christmas show at Thursford. Picture: Ian Burt

After months of rehearsals and military-style planning, the big day’s here.

Briston fireworks 2013

Norfolk’s skies will be lit up over the next few evenings as people enjoy the traditional Bonfire Night festivities.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Last ever Evening News & Radio Norfolk Golden Years concert at the UEA. Terry Wickham joins Mister bus on stage. Photo: Angela Sharpe

The original Norfolk rockers are getting together for the very last time to let the good times roll again and help the next generation of musicians.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at The Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: Mark Ivan Benfield

Aslan the lion and the White Witch are heading to Norwich this Christmas as the magical world of Narnia casts its spell on a city theatre.

Norwich Puppet Theatre's Celebrity Puppet Auction

An eclectic mix of colourful characters created by artists and celebrities has raised thousands of pounds for Norwich Puppet Theatre.

Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts at a reduced price ahead of the festive season.

Reportedly the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts and electrical goods at a reduced price ahead of the festive season. Here we share the discounts on offer at Great British Life available 27 - 30 November 2015

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Leicester Tigers' Ben Youngs breaks away during the Champions Cup, pool four match at Welford Road, Leicester. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Speculation about Ben Youngs’ future with Leicester Tigers has been dismissed by director of rugby Richard Cockerill.

Danny Crow, blue, in action for Lowestoft Town on Saturday. Picture: SG PHOTOGRAPHY

Lowestoft Town have been handed the chance to exact revenge for their 2013 play-off final defeat in the first round of the FA Trophy.

Lowestoft Town
The trophy is re-presented to Beccles Town. From L-R: Mark Allen, Beccles FC webmaster, and Alan Remblance, the club’s record all-time goalscorer, receive the cup from Suffolk FA Director Ian Booth.  Pictures: MICK HOWES

It may have taken almost a century, but dreams have become reality for devoted football followers.

Anglian Combination (yellow/blue) v Spartan South football action.

A much-changed Anglian Combination representative side bowed out of the FA Inter League Cup at Wroxham.

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Jamie Speller scored Norwich Uniteds winner against Harleston. Picture by Seb Daly/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich United avoided a potential banana skin as they scraped through to the quarter-finals of the Norfolk Senior Cup with a narrow 1-0 victory over Harleston Town.

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