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The Battle of Jutland, in which more than 8,500 men died, is being remembered as

Parishioners in Lord Nelson’s home village will be marking the centenary of the Battle of Jutland by displaying the ensign of one of the warships involved in the encounter.

Tonight's meeting at Fakenham Racecourse. Picture: Chris Bishop

More than 100 attended a public meeting at the town’s racecourse tonight.

Launch of the EDP / QEH Excel Appeal at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital - The equipment in use which help with elderly care. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Hospital fundraisers are appealing to young people in the region to help bridge the generation gap by pledging to raise £1,000 for a healthcare appeal.

Laurence Morlaas
Flowers left at the scene of the crash on the B1355. Picture: Chris Bishop

Tributes have been paid to a Wells driver who died in a car crash on Friday evening.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital
A farmer spraying his crops in west Norfolk. Picture: Ian Burt

Farmers defended the safety of their “highly-regulated” pesticide use today after 35,000 people signed a Norfolk woman’s petition which claimed agricultural sprays could cause health problems.

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The stretch of the B1355 where the collision occurred. Picture: Chris Bishop

Alan Taylor, 29, died when his BMW was involved in a collision with another car on the B1355, between North Creake and Burnham Market, on Friday night.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Police are appealing for help to trace the family of a man who died earlier this month.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Thu, 23:27
Barton Wanderers
The lovely sound of bat on ball is filling the Norfolk airwaves.

Matt Collinge and Rob Setchell were the star men as Brooke recorded an impressive 110-win over morning leaders Cromer to join them at the top of the Premier Division table.

Recently-crowned Premier League champions Leicester City are sending a side to Clipbush Park this summer. Picture: PA

Fakenham Town are set to host two prestigious pre-season friendlies this summer, writes Tony Miles.

Tony Miles
MCCA Unicorns Knockout Trophy. Norfolk (batting) vs Cumberland at Fakenham Cricket Club. At the crease is Lewis Denmark. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk fluffed their lines at Highfield Lawn as they squandered the chance to win their Minor Counties Unicorns Knockout Trophy group.

Will Kennedy on (R) Thyne for Gold won the first race of the day. Picture: Ian Burt

Mercers Court completed a hat-trick for trainer Neil King and jockey Trevor Whelan when taking the Fakenham Ladies Day Chase in front of a large crowd yesterday.

Robert Lambert, one of Britain's top young riders. Picture: IAN BURT

King’s Lynn sensation Robert Lambert has endured a range of Speedway World Championship emotions over the past few days.

Robert Lambert

Fakenham and Wells Events

Sheringham Little Theatre present Play in a Day, a one-day drama workshop

Children as young as three are being invited to take part in what has been described as one of the most important cultural events in Norfolk.

Norwich

Norfolk Entertainment

NNF16. Billy Bragg. Photo: Andy Whale.

The Bard of Barking opened this sold-out gig with a classic Bragg number, the Milkman of Human Kindness, and the crowd never stopped drinking it up

NNF16. FB Pocket Orchestra. Photo: FB Music and Media Ltd.

Looking like they had been transported straight from a 1930s tea dance, the FB Pocket Orchestra brought the sounds of the early 20th century back to the Spiegeltent – the sort of music that would have reverberated around its mirrored walls at its creation.

NNF16. English Chamber Orchestra. Pictured at Cadogan Hall in London. Photo: Marianne Swienink-Havrd.

Just the names of Haydn and Mozart are a promise of an evening of delightful music, and a large audience was enthusiastic in its appreciation of the performances given by the much-admired English Chamber Orchestra. It was led by David Juritz and conducted by David Parry, who is no stranger to Norwich.

Norwich
The Jade Tree, Elmhill. Artists Marie Pickett preparing for the Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios. Photo : Steve Adams

Norfolk is being transformed into a giant gallery of art as the annual Norfolk and Norwich Open Studios event starts today. Arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS reports

Norwich
Eating Out pix - Zaks Poringland

To celebrate International Burger Day here’s our guide to seven of the best places you can get one from in Norwich.

Norwich

Norfolk Sport

Sam Groves, pictured in action against Lincolnshire in the Knockout Trophy, comes back into the Norfolk team against Cambs. Photo: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk begin their Unicorns Minor Counties Championship season with the short trip to Wisbech to take on Cambridgeshire tomorrow.

Alfie Hewett (second from right) with his Great Britain men's team-mates and captain Karen Ross after winning bronze at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup, beating Australia.

Alfie Hewett’s memorable week culminated in bronze medal joy for Great Britain at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup.

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New King's Lynn Town chairman Stephen Cleeve. Picture: Ian Burt

New King’s Lynn Town owner Stephen Cleeve has wasted little time in making his mark at The Walks.

David Bridges
Action from the 2015 sevens tournament at North Walsham. Picture: Hywel Jones

North Walsham have attracted a record number of teams for their annual sevens tournament, which is being held at Scottow on Sunday.

Norfolk Ladies ahead of their opening match of the 2016 season, against Scotland at Fakenham CC. Back row, from left, Kevin Denmark (manager ) Stephen Girling, Robyn Edge, Aimee Palmer, Amie Hutchinson, Peggy Tirimanna, Caitlin Dye, Hannah Free, Candy Cornelius, Tom Davies (coach), Front row, Morgan Burt, Shannon Spencer, Beth Harmer, Emily Woodhouse (captain) Bethan Cornell, Lauren Hemp, Rachel Chettleburgh.

Norfolk’s women’s team take centre stage at Manor Park on Sunday when they take on Netherlands.

Netherlands

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