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Education chiefs have agreed to fund a therapist for children suffering mental health problems at a north Norfolk high school, while money from the government’s pupil premium is increasing opportunities for those from poorer backgrounds.

Starry skies pics by Steve Burbidge - Binham

A spinning starry sky swirls like a giant vinyl record behind a north Norfolk landmark.

Police would like to speak to this man about the theft of alcohol from Morrisons in Fakenham.

They’ve released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of alcohol from a supermarket in the town.

Launch of the new CCTV system in Fakenham Town Centre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

People in three Norfolk towns are protected by CCTV cameras again.

Food stars launch event at London: Keith Emmerson from the Norfolk Sloe Company

East Anglian family businesses have been listed among the nation’s 50 most promising food and drink entrepreneurs in a new government initiative.

The empty shops in Bridge Street, Fakenham, where Costa hopes to open

A national coffee chain has been given the go-ahead to open a store in Fakenham, bringing two empty shops back into use.

Nelson's teapot, which is coming up for auction

If he ever poured himself a cup of tea from it, Nelson would probably have smiled to himself at the irony.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

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Wayne Anderson has promised that his Fakenham Town players will bounce back on Saturday following one of their most difficult afternoons of the season, writes Gareth Davis.

Sam Garner, middle, had a day to remember on Saturday for Fakenham Town. Picture: IAN BURT

The responses by Matt Gilchrist and Sam Garner to being left out of the Fakenham Town starting line-up have shown exactly what manager Wayne Anderson wants to see from his players, writes Gareth Davis.

Thurlow Nunn First Division football action between Yarmouth and Swaffham.
Yarmouth keeper,Taureen Molloy challenging for the ball with Swaffham striker Joe Jackson.

Top scorer Matt Blake was the late hero for Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Norwich United at Walsham le Willows.

Legendary jockey AP McCoy raced to two victories at Fakenham this afternoon – in what are potentially the last races at the Norfolk course for the 19-time champion jump jockey.

AP McCoy, who will ride at Fakenham for the last time tomorrow. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The 19-time Champion Jump Jockey makes a trip to the Norfolk track following his sensational announcement to retire at the end of the season.

Fakenham and Wells Events

My Dearest Girls at Whissonsett and Bradenham in March

A collection of letters written by six young women during the First World War is brought to life in a touching new show being performed as part of ongoing commemorative events in the region.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will return to Holkham this summer for an open-air concert

Holkham Hall has announced a return to Norfolk for jazz and blues supremo Jools Holland at a summer open-air concert set against the backdrop of the magnificent stately home, while a second concert will see journalist and presenter Fiona Bruce host a Last Night of the Proms.

Lynn Wykes and Terry Smith perfoming at the Fakenham Beer and Folk Festival

It has grown popularity every year and with just one month to go before the start of the fourth annual Fakenham Beer & Folk Festival bands and sponsors are quickly signing up to join in the fun.

Magpie's Treasure Trove, Gressenhall museum

With the weather outlook leaning towards mild and dry over the rest of this week and into next, there is no excuse not to get out and about as a family during the half term holiday.

Norfolk Entertainment

Queue outside Jarrolds for Tanya Burr book signing

Fashion fans turned up in their masses in Norwich, to meet their vlogging hero Tanya Burr.

Tanya Burr book signing

YouTube star Tanya Burr visited Jarrold department store in Norwich today for a book signing.

Reece Dinsdale and the cast

The Norwich Theatre Royal has had to cancel both of today’s performances of The Absence of War after the lead actor fell ill.

Hugh Jackman on a previous appearance on the Graham Norton show.

Norwich City football club was a point of topic when Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman rubbed shoulders with David Beckham on the Graham Norton Show.

Taylor Swift at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza, NYC. Photo: Evan Agostini.

She’s the woman of the moment in the world’s music industry, and she’s coming to Norwich. Sabah Meddings profiles an amazing week for Taylor Swift.

Norfolk Sport

Liam Walsh (left)on his way to victory over Joe Murray at the O2 Arena. Photo: PA.

Cromer’s Liam Walsh retained his British and Commonwealth super-featherweight crowns with another devastating performance.

Mid-table Lynn were leapfrogged by the Pics in the standings after losing their third home game on the bounce thanks to a dismal second-half collapse.

The crash which saw Ashley Morris sustain serious head injuries at his new home track last season. Picture: IAN BURT

King’s Lynn Stars have completed their line-up for the forthcoming season by signing Ashley Morris.

Liam Walsh celebrates his victory over Joe Murray .

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Liam Walsh wants Joe Murray to “leave his bike at home” when the two men do battle for the British super-featherweight belt tonight.

Buster Chapman makes his feelings felt on the touchline. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King’s Lynn Town have felt the wrath of the FA for their furious reaction to exiting one of the part-time game’s most prestigious cup competitions.

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