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Shell has been given the go-ahead to sell alcohol at its station on Creake Road in Fakenham.

Fakenham Baptist Church senior pastor Bob McKay. Picture: Ian Burt

The final hurdle in a vision to turn a historic church in Fakenham into housing and move it to a new site could be cleared within weeks.

Getting ready for the Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival in the parish church.; Photo: Bill Smith

The new organisers of a popular Christmas tree festival in Fakenham say they are determined to carry on its success after its well-loved founder stepped down.

This letter from Lord Admiral Nelson to his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton is expected to fetch more than £10,000 at auction.

A secret letter from Lord Admiral Nelson to his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton, sent just a fortnight after the birth of their love child, Horatia, has sold for £23,750 at auction.

North Norfolk large sided girls school football league at Fakenham Football Club. Picture: Ian Burt

A school is holding a series of girls’ football tournaments with the aim to encourage more youngsters to take up the sport.

At the launch of the new Coasthopper bus service are (from left) Henry Bellingham MP, Borough Mayor Barry Ayres, Ben Coulson, Andrew Dyer and Tony Boardman. Picture: Ian Burt

If you like the hopper, you’ll soon have even more of the popular fast buses to hop on.

Staff at Drifters in Fakenham are dressing up as clowns for Children in Need and the Tapping House Hospice. Picture: Matthew Usher.

They’ve been super heroes, giant babies, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and characters from Alice in Wonderland.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

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The second round of the FA Vase takes centre stage for Eastern Counties League teams this afternoon.

Ashley Jarvis heads towards goal during Fakenham's draw with Walsham-le-Willows. Picture: TONY MILES

Boss Wayne Anderson is backing his Fakenham Town players to “rise to the occasion” at Yaxley on Saturday as they bid to reach the third round of the FA Vase, writes Gareth Davis.

Kieran Jarvis (Gt Yarmouth CC) on his way to his first cyclo-cross league win at Hempton. Photo: Fergus Muir.

Local riders came to the fore on a technical and rain-swept Hempton cyclo-cross course where youth rider Kieran Jarvis scored his first-ever league victory.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON: Will Dunger, whose dad Paul used to be a Fakenham Town goalkeeper, produces a fine save to tip over a Bungay effort while playing for the Ghosts' reserves. Picture: TONY MILES

Carrying on their recent momentum will be Fakenham Town’s task when they host Walsham-le-Willows on Saturday, writes Gareth Davis.

Broxbourne, left (Barry Geraghty), won the fourth race of the day Fakenham Races. Picture: Ian Burt

Broxbourne, a top-class horse on the flat when trained by Yorkshire-based Mark Johnston, made a winning debut over timber at Fakenham yesterday when sent off 11/8 favourite.

Fakenham and Wells Events

The elves will be ensuring Holkham Hall's Christmas events are entertaining

The magic of Christmas comes to Holkham Hall this festive season as the north Norfolk estate is transformed once again into a winter wonderland.

Norfolk Entertainment

Irko Tchakut will be selling fresh olives from Greece at the European Food and Craft Fair

From Belgian chocolates to Transylvanian glass, the flavour and feel of the continent comes to four Norfolk market towns over the next few weeks as they are transformed into bustling European market places.

Festive feat pix 20/11/14

Injest some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. SIMON PARKIN has a guide to the best places for gifts and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Sarah Perry - Winner of the 2014 East Anglian Book Awards.

The annual celebration of the best new East Anglian books took place last night at an awards ceremony in Norwich.

The Trench which is being staged at Old Buckenham Airfield

The Trench, inspired by the true-life story of the men who tunnelled in the First World War, gets a special staging at Old Buckenham Airfield, rock‘n’roll stalwart Joe Brown returns, Luke Wright hosts another Stand-Up Poetry Club, Foggy, Clegg and Compo come to the stage in Last of the Summer Wine, three artists are featured in exhibition Silks, Sable & Silva. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Cromer Pier Christmas Show 2014. 

Cromer Pier’s Christmas Show has sprinkled on extra glitter to mark its 10th anniversary.

Norfolk Sport

Jefferson Louis was on target for Lowestoft in their defeat to North Ferriby.

Lowestoft Town were well beaten by a classy North Ferriby side at Crown Meadow this afternoon.

Action from the 2013 Norwich Half Marathon which started and finished at the Norfolk Show-ground.

The City of Norwich Half Marathon is without a doubt one of the biggest races in East Anglia, with the first official race taking place in 1985.

Action from the 2013 Norwich Half Marathon which started and finished at the Norfolk Show-ground. Men's race winner Ben Russell.


At the risk of sounding like an X Factor sob story, winning Norwich Half Marathon has been both my biggest success in athletics to date and my most scary.

Great Yarmouth celebrating their Vase win at Waltham Forest. Picture: David Bauckham

The second round of the FA Vase takes centre stage for Eastern Counties League teams this afternoon.

Dan Morphew is back in the Dereham squad. Picture Paul Chesteron/Focus Images

Manager Matt Henman expects Dereham to bounce back after their 2-0 defeat to Sholing on Tuesday as they bowed out of the FA Trophy in the second round of qualifying.

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