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Just three schools in Norfolk and Suffolk are deemed to be under-performing by the government, in revised GCSE league tables which saw both counties rank in the top half of the country.

Staff at the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre, near King’s Lynn, say the animal, christened Benedictus, is recovering from his adventure along with three others rescued after last week’s tidal surge.


One of the region’s busiest routes was closed for four days after becoming swamped during storm surge.

Norfolk County Council

A man has written a second book to raise more money for a hospital in his wife’s memory.

Laurence Morlas

The body of a young man found in woodland near Reepham in the early hours of this morning is understood to be that of Harry Ottaway, who had been reported missing at the weekend.

Norfolk police

A government inspector will have ther final say over controversial plans to build 200 homes in the middle of the village after a six-day public hearing in April.

North Norfolk council

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Saturday, January 14, 2017
David Hunter

Tomorrow’s race meet at Fakenham has been abandoned.

Fakenham’s traditional New Year’s Day meeting takes place at the north Norfolk course tomorrow (Sunday) with six races, starting at 12.45pm and with the finale off at 3.35pm and as always, a large holiday crowd is anticipated.

David Hunter

Fakenham and Wells Events

Time spent taking calls at a council office has provided the unlikely literary inspiration for a dark psychological thriller.

Residents at a north Norfolk care home were treated to a taste of the UK’s biggest festive show, when a 30-strong team of performers from the Thursford Christmas Spectacular stopped off to sing carols and show tunes.

Salvation Army

Norfolk Entertainment

Film fans are continuing to be kept in suspense as to when Norwich Cathedral’s starring role will be revealed on the big screen in the movie Tulip Fever.


The story of an unlikely friendship that develops between crime writer Agatha Christie and actress Margaret Rutherford during the filming of the first Miss Marple film is taking to the stage at the Maddermarket Theatre from tomorrow night.


A new drama group for young people is starting in Norwich.


One man’s extraordinary true-life odyssey - to locate the mother and brother he lost at the age of five - provides the inspiration for Garth Davis’ life-affirming drama.


They are famed for mimicking humans, but in a vocal twist Robin Taylor will be playing the part of a parrot in a much loved play.

Norfolk Sport

Restoring pride is the priority for Ben Youngs and Leicester Tigers as they complete their disappointing European Champions Cup campaign.

United Kingdom

Revolution is in the air at Potters Resort where the Just World Indoor Bowls Championships are well into their second week and the form book is being turned upside-down.

United Kingdom

Brooke have added a mixture of youth and experience to their ranks ahead of the new season.

Norfolk’s footballing community is being asked to help reverse the decline in the number of local clubs.

United Kingdom

The International Arena at Potters Resort in Hopton-on-Sea came alive when a couple of coach-loads of supporters turned up to cheer on their club-mates, James Rippey and Tony Webb, from Chelmsford and Hitchin respectively.


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