Search

Latest Fakenham and Wells Times News

15:35

Witches, ghosts and ghouls have been wreaking havoc at a stately home near Wells this week.

Part of the site for the Fakenham Growth plans on Rudham Stile Lane. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A major development plan which could see 900 homes built in Fakenham has been thrust back into the spotlight.

Buzzard Buteo buteo, in flight, UK, March. Picture: Ben Hall (rspb-images.com)

The RSPB has challenged the shooting community to take action against the unlawful killing of wild birds.

South Creake villatge sign.

Plans to establish a traveller site near Fakenham look set to be approved.

Members of the Wells RNLI crew with Teddy Maufe at The Real Ale Shop toasting the winning ale. Picture: EMMA LICENCE.

It will come as no surprise to many people that most lifeboat men enjoy a good pint of beer when off duty.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital car park from the air. Photo: Mike Page

A health minister has urged NHS chiefs to ensure regular visitors are exempt from car parking fees after it emerged that Norfolk’s three main hospitals made more than £3m profit from charges last year.

Dead fish at Acle Dyke. Picture: Supplied

Environment experts will survey the region’s waterways in the coming weeks to gauge what damage the recent storms caused.

More News »

Fakenham and Wells Sport

17:30

Rugby and youth-team football are the key topics as the West Norfolk Sports Podcast returns after a two-week absence.

Ben Boyce slots home Fakenham Town's winner against Diss Town on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

Fakenham Town are readying themselves for a big week with the club’s current first-teamers and also the stars of tomorrow facing “massive” fixtures in the coming days, writes Gareth Davis.

Thetford v Whitton Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Norwich United are flying the Norfolk flag as they continue their charge at the summit of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Joe Woods on the ball for Swaffham during their 1-0 Norfolk Senior Cup win against Hempnall last weekend. Picture: Eddie Deane

Diss Town look to build on midweek cup success today when they host Norfolk rivals Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Two teams from the Almary Green Anglian Combination have been handed exciting draws in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Fakenham and Wells Events

Characters from a play being staged in Tittleshall recalling men from the village who fought and died in the First World War - including stories of some real soldiers named on the village war memorial. From left, Liz Lucas  (Jane), Richard Tree (Herbert Roberson), Robin Hawkes (Farmer William Brandford), Sue Lane (Ms Morris). Picture: Matthew Usher.

A new play ‘Where Poppies Bloomed’ has been specially written by award winning author and playwright Adrian Drew to commemorate Norfolk’s involvement in the First World War and to illustrate its impact on the residents of the small village of Tittleshall.

Norfolk Entertainment

Goerdie comic Chris Ramsey returns to Norwich

Geordie funnyman Chris Ramsey relives his infamous TV moment, acclaimed blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor plus in, North Walsham stages its No/Where Cabaret, there is a celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan, a family fairytale show and five masters of magic baffle King’s Lynn. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Forfty Years On - the Alan Bennett play being staged by Sheringham Players. John Standish as the head, and Tim Travers as Mr Franklin.

It was after meeting playwright Alan Bennett in 2012 at Gresham’s School, Holt, that Bernice Escott and Moya Leighton decided that they would like to see a production of Bennett’s first play Forty Years 
On.

Paul Flannery as Treguard in Knightmare Live.

A tolling bell, a thumping heartbeat, an empty knapsack. For people of a certain generation that means only one thing: Knightmare.

Timothy Spall arriving at the BFI London film festival gala of  Mr. Turner at Odeon West End in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 10, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Turner. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

On his death bed, celebrated landscape painter and watercolourist Joseph Mallord William Turner, who was a divisive figure in the 19th-century art world, reportedly lamented, “So I am to become a non-entity.”

Norfolk Sport

Luke Gray, a midfielder for Fakenham Town Under-18s. Picture: TONY MILES

Rugby and youth-team football are the key topics as the West Norfolk Sports Podcast returns after a two-week absence.

rugby

Swaffham’s players have held a clear-the-air meeting to help turn their troubled club’s fortunes around.

Dereham Town striker Luke Tuttle could be sidelined for up to two months. Picture: NEIL SMITH

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman believes his players’ FA Cup exploits can help them pull off a Trophy upset on Saturday.

Tristan Cliffe, left, faces the camera.

Snetterton’s only night race of the season takes place on Saturday when the Lotus Cup UK Championship will be settled in a two-hour night-time event.

Matthew Baker (Great Yarmouth CC), from Norwich, pictured on his way to his first win in the Youth Race at the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League meeting at Mistley. Picture: Fergus Muir

Matt Baker (Great Yarmouth CC) scored his first Eastern Cyclo-Cross League win after an exciting race at Mistley in which five different riders held the lead at various stages of the race.

Most Read

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 14°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today E-edition