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Norman Lamb

Government figures reveal a third of all properties bought in north Norfolk in 2017-18 were second homes. JESSICA FRANK-KEYES looks into the effect this rise has had on the area’s coastal communities

Norfolk and Waveney have lost around 50 bank and building society branches in the past four years, figures have revealed.

Norfolk County Council

Empty homes are a major frustration for many communities at a time of a national housing shortage.

John Lee

Saving for a prolonged period of travel is essential, says our financial columnist Peter Sharkey. And now might just be the best time to go.

Charles

Shocking shortcomings in care for the dying in Norfolk can today be revealed.

Historic coping stones that are part of a scheduled monument and date back to the 19th century were stolen from the Walsingham Estate.

Norton

They looked like they had been to hell and back, but a group of abused dogs found abandoned in rural Norfolk are now on the road to recovery and could be welcomed into new homes as early as next week.

West Norfolk

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

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Nicky Henderson

Champion jockey Richard Johnson looks set to visit the winner’s enclosure today when the 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way at Fakenham.

Grey mare Actinpieces will try to repeat her feat of a year ago on Friday when Fakenham Racecourse’s 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way with a six-race card.

Nicky Henderson

The Maxxis British Motocross reaches its climax on Sunday at the superb Cadders Hill circuit in Norfolk.

United Kingdom

Despite defeat, Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunnigham was pleased with his side’s display at Wroxham in the Norfolk Senior Cup on Saturday as they put the “the worst performance” of his reign behind them at the first attempt.

Fakenham Town

Fakenham got back to winning ways with a hard-fought win in a match played in driving rain from the start.

Lloyd Marshall

Fakenham and Wells Events

‘Into Thin Air’ by Rob John is a new play presented by fEAST Theatre. It played to a packed house at Wells Maltings Theatre Wednesday evening. I imagine that the ‘bush telegraph’ from other venues where this play had been was in operation for there was not a spare seat in the house.

Take one heritage railway, mix in some fear, add a dash of terror and a splash of every phobia going for good measure, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a night on the Horror Train.

BBC

A number of events to take place at the Wells Maltings have been announced for November.

Rumpus Theatre Company have been touring the country for many years, engaging faithful audiences with their productions of Gothic horror stories. Their latest at the new Wells Maltings Theatre on Sunday evening was up to their usual high standards.

Wells Maltings

Halloween is just around the corner and there are creepy goings-on happening all over north Norfolk. Here are 10 of the spookiest events taking place in the area.

North Norfolk District Council

Norfolk Entertainment

Dereham’s finest further cement their reputation as one of the best acts around, says ADAM AIKEN.

United Kingdom

From a Mayhem Monster Manor during the day to the spine-tingling horror mazes at night, there is plenty to keep all the family busy at Roarr! Dinosaur Park this half-term.

A respected music magazine has been told to “eat its words” after it handed Norwich duo Let’s Eat Grandma a prestigious award - a few months after branding the city “unfashionable”.

BBC

Segway riders will soon be whizzing through the trails of Thetford Forest in the dark as part of a series of special after hour openings.

United Kingdom

A former Norwich Theatre Royal arts course student will take on the title role in a new American TV series based on the DC comics character.

Norwich

Norfolk Sport

Champion jockey Richard Johnson looks set to visit the winner’s enclosure today when the 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way at Fakenham.

Nicky Henderson

Grey mare Actinpieces will try to repeat her feat of a year ago on Friday when Fakenham Racecourse’s 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way with a six-race card.

Nicky Henderson

The Maxxis British Motocross reaches its climax on Sunday at the superb Cadders Hill circuit in Norfolk.

United Kingdom

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