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Laurence Morlas
Robin Rye and Sabrina Barrow

A slimming consultant and pensioner have raised more than £550 for a hospital’s fundraising appeal after completing a sponsored cycle ride.

Bren Goillon from Helhoughton, has painted the EU flag on the side of his house to show the disapointment at Britain leaving the European Union. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It is a subject which prompts impassioned debate in cities, towns and villages across the UK and beyond.

European Union
Police believe the two suspects may have been working as part of a larger team. Picture: Ian Burt

A private church service at RAF Marham has been postponed following a week of drama.

King's Lynn
EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Special Recognition Award winners  the Norfolk D-Day Veterans. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Whether young, old or somewhere in between, everybody has the opportunity to contribute to our community and help make it a better place to live.

Nigel Pickover
Words Across the Wensum in Fakenham. Pictured are (from left) Jenny Cunningham, Mel Harris, Julia Sandford-Cooke and Heather De Lyon. Picture: Ian Burt

You could learn about how to send your first tweet, write your memoirs or a TV blockbuster.

Richard Crook
From left Liam O'Sullivan, Sam Papworth and Neil Sturman with a Harley davidson at gallery Bistro in Fakenham. Picture: Chris Bishop.

Five hundred Harley Davidsons will thunder through Fakenham next week, as owners show off their steeds.

Sarah Green has opened her own florists in Great Dunham. Picture: Ian Burt

A woman hopes her new business will bring the sweet smell of success.

Sarah Green

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Mon, 12:14
Tommy Rix
Lowestoft Town (blue/ white) v Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.
Pre Season Friendly.
Andrew Fisk.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town enjoyed their best work-out of pre-season so far despite going down to a 3-1 defeat against Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.

Lloyd Marshall hit 50 but couldn't prevent Fakenham from losing to Diss. Picture: RONNIE HEYHOE

Fakenham suffered the agony of losing by just one run as they continue to hover just above the relegation zone.

Lloyd Marshall
Action from Fakenham Town v Leicester City U21s at Clipbush Park. Picture: Tony Miles

The youngsters of Premier League champions Leicester City proved far too strong for Fakenham Town at Clipbush Park.

Andrew Jarvis
There won't be scenes like this at Clipbush Park this evening. Picture: NICK POTTS

Leicester City will be in Norfolk tonight for a pre-season friendly.

Premier League
It was a frustrating weekend for three of the area's EAPL sides.

An outstanding century from Devon Conway failed to secure a home victory for Vauxhall Mallards.

Paul Bradshaw

Fakenham and Wells Events

Artist Margie Britz. Picture: SAM ROBBINS

An artist who has dedicated two decades to organising exhibitions at a magnificent medieval church is stepping down from the role with a showcase of her work.

Mary Poppins at Norwich Theatre Royal.

It is a magical film and book with a timeless charm.

Norwich

Norfolk Entertainment

Ollie George, right, and Jon Carnall from Outside Live are organising outdoor shows at Taverham Hall.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Fans of hit musicals are being given the chance to enjoy West End spectacle in a special open air setting this weekend.

Norwich
Norwich-based theatre company The Sun Apparatus, including(l to r) Sarah Kenney, Dana Etgar, Katherine Vince and Justina KaminskaitÄ— rehearse a new show called The Me at The Garage.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A group of performers who developed their latest show in Norwich are preparing to take it to Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London. Photo: Manuel Harlan.
L-R Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) and Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter).

The new Harry Potter stage show has enchanted critics as new production pictures reveal scenes from the magical spectacle.

Norwich
Cool treats in Norwich: Cocktails at The Ten Bells, ice cream from Lakenham Creamery and cool desserts at Figbar. (L-R)

Need something to cool you down as the weather warms up? Here’s a look at some of the places in Norwich serving up cold delights - from iced coffee to alcoholic ice lollies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Norwich
Ema Scott Rowlands and Claudia Martinez of Breakers Cafe in Cromer with their decorated beach hut. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

More than 100 imaginatively-decorated beach huts will be gathered for all to admire on Cromer seafront next month.

Paris

Norfolk Sport

Lowestoft Town (blue/ white) v Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.
Pre Season Friendly.
Andrew Fisk.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town enjoyed their best work-out of pre-season so far despite going down to a 3-1 defeat against Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.

Tommy Rix
Topcroft's Greg Rostron. Picture: Ian Burt

Division One leaders Dereham had a day to forget at relegation threatened Topcroft – but remain 10 points clear at the top as rivals Horsford A also struggled.

Matthew Warnes
Action from the Swardeston V Vauxhall Mallards cricket match. Peter Lambert batting for Swardeston misses the ball and was given out for LBW. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The picture at both ends of the East Anglian Premier League table became a lot clearer at the weekend on what was a mixed day for Norfolk teams.

Peter Lambert
Action from day one of Norfolk's match against Lincolnshire at Manor Park in July 2015,  James Spelman moves to his century with a well timed sweep. Picture: Tim Ferley

James Spelman produced his second superb batting display in successive games yesterday to put Norfolk in an strong position on day one of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Lincolnshire at Manor Park.

Cyclists mark the completion of the new first section of the new £1m Hoveton to Horning Three Rivers Cycleway.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Neighbouring riverside villages have been opened up to visitors after a £1m cycle path, the first stretch in a longer route, was unveiled after years of campaigning.

Norfolk County Council

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