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A 60-year-old man called police and threatened to kill Muslims on the day of the Manchester terror attack, a court heard.

A Swaffham woman has been awarded a special blessing from Pope Francis in recognition of her years of volunteering for an aid agency.

United Kingdom

Despite rearing free-range turkeys for nearly 50 years there was a first for Godwick Turkeys at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show.

The Royal Norfolk Show 2017

Mid Norfolk’s Conservative MP George Freeman has defended his party as Tories cheered after blocking a pay rise for nurses and firefighters.

Jeremy Corbyn

Drivers are being urged to drive to conditions after police reported a “ridiculous” number of collisions on the region’s roads.

A Norfolk police officer who risked his life to save a teenage girl on a flyover has been nominated for a national award.

There is just one week to go until one of the biggest blues music festivals in the country kicks off in Dereham.

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Harry Blackiston

Still hurting from their narrow loss the previous week, Fakenham bounced back with an emphatic win at North Runcton to end the first half of Norfolk Alliance Premier Division season on a high note.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you its 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix Review.

F1

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you CALLUM SPRINGALL’s learnings from 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku.

Ayrton Senna

In glorious hot weather Fakenham hosted champions Brooke on Saturday hoping to build on their win over Sprowston the previous week.

Harrison Futter

The annual meeting of the Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League was held at the Central Hall, Wymondham.

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Fakenham and Wells Events

There is just one week to go until one of the biggest blues music festivals in the country kicks off in Dereham.

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Stuck for something to do this weekend? Here are a few suggestions for the mid and north Norfolk area.

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With grey and gloomy weather set to continue across the region until the weekend, here is our helpful list of places and activities you can enjoy indoors.

Norwich

The school summer break is nearly upon us and with it comes the constant challenge of how to keep the kids entertained. With a view to being prepared, we have put together a selection of activities and clubs taking place across East Anglia this summer.

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The mother of a young girl who suffered a panic attack at the Little Mix concert in Newmarket has said she is “beyond grateful” to two Dereham heroes who came to her aid.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Forest Live returns for another year as Elbow, Rick Astley, Olly Murs and Clean Bandit take to the stage this week. X-Factor runner-up Olly Murs, who has since had four number one singles, wants you to dance with him on Friday night when he performs his sold out show at Thetford Forest. From timings to travel, here is everything you need to know.

Celebrating the best of Americana, The Maverick Festival turns 10 this weekend. Founder Paul Spencer spoke to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about those first difficult years, how it’s evolved and issues an invite to Ed Sheeran who made his festival debut there.

Co-directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda and Eric Guillon, the third chapter is a pick ‘n’ mix of ideas and an 80s soundtrack, but if you aren’t surrounded by hyperactive, chair-kicking brats, it is lots of fun.

They have made us grin, guffaw and split our sides with laughter over the past 80 years.

BBC

A small leading lady will take to the stage opposite a tall leading man when the Mundesley Players starts its musical comedy run of ‘The Pirates of Pen’s Aunts’.

Cromer

Norfolk Sport

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you its 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix Review.

F1

Long-serving Norwich United defender Steve Shipley has been granted a testimonial match as he steps into retirement after 12 seasons and more than 500 appearances as a Planters player.

Norwich City

Dereham athlete Chris Baker competed for Great Britain at the European Team Championships in Lille.

United Kingdom

A man with disabilities from East Tuddenham who was nearly killed in a motorcycle accident has moved closer to achieving his dream of competing at the Paralympics after being called up to represent Team GB in the Invictus Games.

Royal Air Force

GB team boss Alun Rossiter is counting on a passionate King’s Lynn crowd to roar his Lions into the final of the Speedway World Cup.

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