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Police say a black and purple Mee-Go pushchair was taken from outside an address in The Street.

Crowds lined the streets for the parade through the town centre, which was part of last year's Fakenham Fair. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Growers are being invited to join this year’s Fakenham Fair carnival event.

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Rio and Zeus after being rescued by the RSPCA.  Photo: Redwings Animal Sanctuary

More than 1,000 calls were made to the RSPCA over concerns for the welfare of horses in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire last year, figures from the animal charity reveal.

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Scenes from Fakenham Makers Market - AlanBestwicke with his decoupage items. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Stalls filled the aisles with carvings, stained glass, prints and much more as the event got under way.

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Riders take part in the West Norfolk Countryside Ride on the Houghton Estate. rasing money for Harpley Church. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It was more like Tally Hail! than Tally Ho! as riders set off on a dismal day.

Service to mark the 70th anniversary of the crash of 524 Squadron Wellington Bomber 'F' for Freddie  on the night of 26th March 1944 at take off from RAF Langham. Copy pic of the type of plane used by 524 Squadron. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Families of four airmen killed when their Second World War bomber crashed in north Norfolk 70 years ago gathered to remember their heroism, along with the bravery of the young woman who rescued three of their crew-mates.

Langham Primary pupils with night zookeepers Buzz and Paul, and Emma Cotton

Pupils at a village primary are beating hundreds of schools around the world in an online writing contest.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

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The Premier Division title race may be all but over – but that’s far from the case in the second tier.

Stephen Harvey, grounded, in action for Fakenham Town. Picture: TONY MILES

The players of Fakenham Town are determined to make Wayne Anderson’s Ghosts’ swansong a winning one.

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Wayne Anderson, left, and Neil Jarvis will stand side by side for the last time as Fakenham's management duo tomorrow. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

The biggest talking point from the non-league football scene in the area this week is discussed in detail on Gavin Caney’s latest podcast offering.

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The higher-level club Wayne Anderson is joining has been confirmed as Dereham Town. Picture: IAN BURT

Departing Fakenham boss Wayne Anderson insists his decision to take over Dereham Town Reserves will not hinder his managerial progress.

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Fakenham full-back Tom Bane-Young eluding the grip of Dereham (and ex team-mate) winger Josh Gee to score his side's second try. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The hosts claimed the bragging rights as they locked horns with their fierce rivals again during the clubs’ final Eastern Counties Two North game of the season.

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Fakenham and Wells Events

Brief Encounter; (Left-Right) Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson; © Carlton International

The “friendliest film festival in the east” will be at Wells this weekend celebrating the role of trains in film from 1896 to the 21st century.

New drama Parachute is being staged by the fEast Theatre at a series of Norfolk venues

A new play set in wartime Norfolk is set to explore the relationship between an American airman and the members of a farming family who welcome him into their home.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Comedian and writer Karl Minns back in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Fresh from two sell-out stints at the Theatre Royal, Norwich, and the Norwich Playhouse alongside comedy partner Owen Evans, Karl Minns from the Nimmo Twins is back in the city with his new one-man show. STACIA BRIGGS asked Karl about appearing on stage without any back-up, a boy who can set the bed on fire using the power of his dreams and the difficulties of rehearsing on your own.

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Latitude Festival. Picture: James Bass

Latitude Festival bosses have announced the Poetry Arena line-up for the festival’s 10th edition in 2015.

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Giant inflatable on Carrow Road as part of Saturday Night Takeaway

Passersby may have been confused as they walked by Carrow Road last night.

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Woman in Green (c1909) by Henri Matisse.

A stunning collection of works by some of the world’s greatest artists is heading for Norwich next month in the most spectacular art show ever seen in the region.

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Matt Tedford in Margaret Thatcher, Queen of Soho

Mirror balls, muscular men in short-cropped jeans, and, er, the Iron Lady? It might not be an obvious combination but this show is an exuberant delight.

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Norfolk Sea Angling Festival organiser Elaine Roe with John Brown of Southampton, who is pictured with a 2lb cod - the biggest fish of the competition - caught off Sheringham beach. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A new sea angling festival held on the north Norfolk coast has been hailed a success.

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Tony Dickerson.

There will be a minute’s silence before all Anglian Combination matches on Saturday following the death of the league’s president, Tony Dickerson.

Action from King's Lynn Town v Blyth Spartans - Lynn's Henry Eze screams after the 3 goal. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It’s hard to assess where the Linnets first developed the soft centre that continues to undermine their quest for progress.

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Dereham Town FC v AFC Sudbury.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Dereham recorded a fine victory against Jamie Godbold’s high-flying side which kept alive their play-off hopes.

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Football action between Yarmouth Town and Haverhill Borough.

The Premier Division title race may be all but over – but that’s far from the case in the second tier.

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