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Yesterday, 17:30

Council tax in north Norfolk looks set to be frozen for a fifth year, despite a continuing decrease of central government funds.

The arrival of snow at Archant. Photo by Sophia France.

Snow fell across the region this afternoon as predicted bad weather hit the area.

A planning notice outside the site.

A farming family will be able to rear thousands of ducks in a rural idyll despite major opposition from villagers.

Lucy Lavers as she would have appeared at Dunkirk.

A £30,000 appeal is being launched to send a Norfolk lifeboat which took part in the Dunkirk evacuation back to France to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

The Atrium at North Walsham High School.
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

The north Norfolk general election count on May 7 will have a new venue this year.

Closed by Ofsted, January 2015

A long-established day care centre has been closed while investigations take place into child safety concerns.

4 members of staff at Aldiss in Fakenham are pregnant. Pictured (from left) Jemma Castle, Hollie East, Charlie Davies and Rachael Payne. Picture: Ian Burt

There’ll be a few new faces at Fakenham homeware store Aldiss over the next few weeks - as more than 10pc of the staff go off on maternity leave.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Yesterday, 14:14

Silence could be golden in Norfolk if a trial to cut out noise on the sidelines of youth football matches across the border is deemed to be a success.

Fakenham Town's Ashley Jarvis scored the only goal of the game, from the penalty spot. Picture: Ian Burt

Fakenham Town are finally up and running for 2015 – and now they have the chance to end the first month of the year on a high.

Fakenham Town's Ashley Jarvis scored the only goal of the game, from the penalty spot. Picture: Ian Burt

Norwich United extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division table to eight points thanks to a 4-2 win over Gorleston.

2015 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters resort, Hopton, 
Mervyn King. 

Picture: James Bass

The Open Singles has produced the strongest bunch of quarter-finalists ever assembled, no fewer than six of the eight contenders having experience what it feels like to stand on the winner’s podium.

Action from the 22nd January meeting at Fakenham Races - 3.00 Fourth Race - Tom Sucdamore on Twenytwo's Take. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Trainer David Pipe and jockey Tom Scudamore grabbed an impressive albeit short-priced double at Fakenham yesterday with two successful hurdlers.

Fakenham and Wells Events

A shot from a previous Cley Amateur Dramatic Society show, Mother Hubbard and the Kings Pantaloons.

Families will be able to enjoy a retelling of a princess fairytale next month.

Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers.

The role of trains in film drama from 1896 to the 21st century is the theme of this years Wells Film Festival which steams into the seaside town between March 20 and 22.

Zachary Green has won a Noda award for best youth performance for his role as Javert in Les Miserables

A young actor from Fakenham has won a national award for his performance of the menacing Javert in his drama group’s stage production of Les Miserables.

Sophie Hannah will talk about her new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders at the Briarfields Bookfest

Briarfields hotel in Titchwell has announced a stellar line-up of authors to headline its three Bookfests being held this year.

Sarah Caswell walking amongst the snowdrops at Walsingham Abbey. Picture: Ian Burt

When the first snowdrops start to appear you start to feel spring may be just around the corner.

Norfolk Entertainment

Edouard Manet Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus (1868, oil on canvas) on display at Norwich Castle Museum. Image: Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford

The Manipulate Festival returns with world class visual theatre, innovative puppetry and animation, comedy returns to the Diss Corn Hall, Manet’s paintings featuring in major exhibition, the Julian Costello Quartet and Geno Washington visit, and there is an exciting collaboration between the Eaton Concert Series and the Norfolk Composers Group. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Every day they pass on their creative wisdom to the artists of the future, but for the next few weeks their own work will be taking centre stage in a special exhibition celebrating the talents of staff at Norwich University of the Arts.

Manipulate Festival at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Mr Carmen by Theatre AKHE. Photo: Vladimir Telegin.

A festival involving puppets — something for the kids then? Think again, Manipulate puts an adult spin on an art form traditionally aimed at children, bringing premieres and some of the world’s best visual theatre artists to Norwich. SIMON PARKIN reports.

Film feat pix 29/1/15

Never underestimate the soothing power of a hug. With one simple squish, you can provide comfort, encouragement or a simple how-do-you-do that transcends a thousand well-chosen words.

Cast members of Cromer church's pantomime, Dick Whittington. Photo: Karen Bethell

With lashings of corny jokes, generous helpings of music, magic and mayhem - and a town councillor and a couple of vicars thrown in to the mix – Cromer parish church members’ production of Dick Whittington promises to provide fun and laughter for all the family.

Norfolk Sport

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City of Norwich Athletics Club’s under-13 girls team stole the show at the South of England Cross Country Championships at Stanmer Park in Brighton.

Suffolk FA launches the 'Silent Weekend', pictured left to right, development manager Nathan French and county development team members Mike Phillips, Phil Woolnough, Paige Shorten, Michael Cornall and Gary Pinyoun.

Silence could be golden in Norfolk if a trial to cut out noise on the sidelines of youth football matches across the border is deemed to be a success.

Winners - Wicklewood Primary school tag rugby team at the South Norfolk schools sports partnership's rugby finals

Silky passing skills, sprints for the line and timely tags were the order of the day when more than 300 children came together to take part in the South Norfolk Schools Partnership tag rugby finals.

Anthony Ogogo has been forced to have a second bout of surgery on his Achilles.

Anthony Ogogo’s injury curse has struck again with the Lowestoft boxer forced to go under the knife for the second time in the space of four months.

Action from the Norfolk Schools Cross-Country competition at Sloughbottom Park in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Over 400 young athletes braved the elements at the Norfolk Schools Cross Country Championships.

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