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A Norfolk MP has urged government not to allow developers to dodge local planning rules, as he hit out at a controversial scheme for a new 10,000 home garden town.

Frontline staff at the region’s ambulance trust have launched a public petition in what they say is a bid to influence bosses.

A volunteer who has worked tirelessly for decades for his local church and community has been named as a winner in a national competition to honour devoted stalwarts.

The consultation over the potential closure of all but seven of Norfolk’s children’s centres is “shameful” and should be suspended, it has been claimed.

Andrew Proctor

Pupils from Dereham’s schools marked the International Day of Peace on Friday September 21 with a town centre ceremony.

Hilary Bushell

Some of the UK’s biggest supermarkets and online stores are recalling products due to fears they may contain harmful chemicals and deadly bacteria.

Tesco

A charity night will be held in Fakenham this weekend to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
United Kingdom

He may spend most of his time running his family fish smoking business but when Richard Bunning isn’t selling his produce on the market, he is conquering the world of clay pigeon shooting.

Dereham based Stix Baton Twirlers are celebrating after recent success in the BBTSA Region 15 Open Championships in Lowestoft.

East Anglia’s Piggy French has won team eventing gold at the World Equestrian Games. But why did she almost quit the sport and how did she get her unusual nickname? Sheena Grant reports.

BBC

Norwich live to fight another day in the East Anglian Premier League after coming through a tense play-off semi-final against Fakenham at Postwick yesterday.

Norfolk Alliance

Fakenham face one of their biggest matches for a number of years on Sunday - but they still don’t know who it will be against!

Norfolk Alliance Premier Division

Fakenham and Wells Events

Has your school signed up to win its share of £20,000 worth of books with our exciting new Books for Schools campaign?

David Powles

Viewers from around the world will soon be able to see the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham feature in the popular BBC television drama series Bodyguard, with Netflix acquiring the rights to broadcast the series to viewers outside the UK and Ireland.

ITV

A new play taking a fly-on-the-wall look at the private lives of a group of suffragettes will be taking the stage at the newly-relaunched Wells Maltings centre, as part of a tour of East Anglian venues.

University of East Anglia

For 70 years the Dereham Theatre Company has provided entertainment to the local community through a variety of performances.

Tuesday evening in the Kiln Room at Wells Maltings: stone walls, a barn-like wood-beamed roof. Polished wooden floors and a room full of people waiting for the Ialoni Ensemble, the prize-winning Georgian women’s choir.

Norfolk Entertainment

E4’s Tattoo Fixers is now taking applications for a brand new series that will start filming this autumn.

United Kingdom

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Norwich’s Voice Project, a unique and innovative vocal music education charity, perhaps best known for The Voice Project Choir.

A movie legend’s name will appear on a seat at a revamped north Norfolk theatre.

Sheringham

With Strictly Come Dancing back tonight, we spoke to champions Harry Judd and Louis Smith MBE and people’s champion Aston Merrygold who have teamed up for the jukebox theatre show Rip It Up, touring the region next month.

United Kingdom

A former pupil at what is now Attleborough Academy is returning to the wards of Holby City as a series regular.

BBC

Norfolk Sport

He may spend most of his time running his family fish smoking business but when Richard Bunning isn’t selling his produce on the market, he is conquering the world of clay pigeon shooting.

United Kingdom

Dereham based Stix Baton Twirlers are celebrating after recent success in the BBTSA Region 15 Open Championships in Lowestoft.

East Anglia’s Piggy French has won team eventing gold at the World Equestrian Games. But why did she almost quit the sport and how did she get her unusual nickname? Sheena Grant reports.

BBC

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