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Last year's overall winner.

North Norfolk District Council’s Graham Allen Award has for the last 34 years celebrated best practice in design and conservation in the district and is now open for entries.

Thornham Harbour. Picture: Chris Bishop

Emergency services were called to Thornham last night after a man fell into the water from a boat.

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She was injured when a lorry and a moped were involved in a collision this morning.

England Ambulance Service
A Polling Station at St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth.


Picture: James Bass

Thursday June 23 is the day when the nation will head to the polls to vote in EU referendum. Here is everything you need to know about how to cast your vote.

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Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at tonight's gala dinner in support of East Anglia's Children's Hospices' nook appeal at Houghton Hall. Picture: Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Prince William joked about his wife’s cooking on Wednesday, when he met top chefs before a charity gala.

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Dancers on stage at Thursford. Picture: Ian Burt

Some 700 hopefuls from across the world applied for just 22 places in the line-up which will tap, kick and cavort across the stage on the opening night in November.

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The Berendsen plant, at Fakenham. Picture: Chris Bishop

Noise from a Fakenham laundry has become “intolerable” since it underwent a £2.4m extension, claim neighbours.

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Will Chris Baker be able to add outdoor glory to his British indoor crown? Picture: BRITISH ATHLETICS/GETTY IMAGES

Chris Baker knows he’s within touching distance of securing automatic qualification for Rio 2016 this summer.

Fakenham almost took their eye off the ball.

Fakenham Town Reserves will still be part of Anglian Combination football next season after an unfortunate misunderstanding was resolved.

Wayne Anderson
John Ross

A larger than life north Norfolk farmer, rugby player and England supporter, John Ross, has died aged 80.

Rotary Club
Cricket action from the East Anglian Premier League match between Norwich v Swardeston - Norwich in bat with Swardeston fielding. Sanjay Mishra batting for Norwich. 

Picture: MARk BULLIMORE

Overnight rain accounted for two of the three East Anglian Premier League matches scheduled for Norfolk on Saturday – and Swardeston’s players would doubtless have preferred it if the other one had suffered the same fate.

Peter Lambert
Downham are gaining some momentum in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

Downham Town appear to be finding their feet after making a wretched start to their Premier Division campaign.

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Fakenham and Wells Events

Scenes from the Symmetry Festival 2014 at Senowe Park in Guist. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Symmetry Festival, an annual independent music and arts festival, kicks off today and will see Sennowe Park in Guist transformed into a haven for artists and music lovers alike over the weekend.

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Gresham School in Holt. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The theme for the Festival, now in its third year, is ‘Biodiversity and Farming’.

Norfolk Entertainment

Friday 24th June 2016: Photo of Sara Pascoe who is performing at Norwich Playhouse, image of dancers from Yarmouth who are starring in Sleeping Beauty at Theatre Royal and Liam Hemsworth, actor in Independence Day: Resurgence which opens in cinemas tonight. (L-R)

Looking for something to do in the city this evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events that will be taking place.

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The Secret Life of Pets.

Creatures great and small wreak havoc on the streets of New York City in Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney’s colourful computer-animated romp.

Film of the Week
The Jubilee Players production of thriller Night Must Fall has been re-scheduled after the Tithe Barn in Horstead was needed as a polling station for the EU Referendum. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

It is a political drama with a cast of colourful characters that has gripped the nation. And now the EU referendum has even upstaged the latest production by an amateur theatre group.

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Music and dancing at last year's Woodfields School W-Festival. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Festival fever hits Sheringham Woodfields School next Friday, when staff and students will be staging an annual event promising music, dancing and fun for all the family.

17-18 June 2016. Stadia, Norwich. Photo: Chris Harvey

Did you go out in Norwich last weekend? We’ve gone inside some of the city’s hottest clubs and bars to see who’s been out and about, see if you can spot yourself in our gallery below.

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Norfolk Sport

Norwich's Olympian and Women's Tour rider Emma Pooley.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Norwich time-trial star Emma Pooley has been handed the chance to make up for her London 2012 upset and take gold in Rio de Janeiro.

United Kingdom
Jamie Vardy probably wont get the space he wants and needs when England try to unpick Iceland on Monday.

Euro 2016 caught light as a tournament on Wednesday night, just in time for the knockout stages. And it was glorious.

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Will Chris Baker be able to add outdoor glory to his British indoor crown? Picture: BRITISH ATHLETICS/GETTY IMAGES

Chris Baker knows he’s within touching distance of securing automatic qualification for Rio 2016 this summer.

United Kingdom
Ireland's Robbie Brady celebrates with team mates after scoring his side's winner against Italy. Picture: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

The first round of matches in the knockout stages of the 2016 UEFA European Championship kick off on Saturday and we want you to predict the scores after 90 minutes in our free to enter competition.

Dean Miller, right, will add some vital experience to the Wisbech St Mary ranks. Picture: EDDIE DEANE

New boss Robert Taylor will have to begin life at Swaffham Town without two more of the club’s key players, writes Gavin Caney.

Wayne Anderson

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