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Cyclists on the Holkham Estate, taking part in the 'Pedal Norfolk' weekend. Picture Ian Burt.

They could have changed its name to Ride Blue Skies, as perfect cycling weather greeted the first two days of Norfolk’s premier bike-fest.

Planners have agreed six new homes can be built on Walsingham Road, in Burnham Thorpe - a stone's throw from the idyllic village church.

Six new houses have been approved for the coastal hamlet where Nelson was born - despite opposition from villagers, who fear most of the properties will become second homes.

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Tamils during the pilgrimage to Walsingham in May 2016. Pic: Archant.

Thousands of Tamil pilgrims made the journey to the shrine at Walsingham for the first of two visits this year.

The body of an 18-year-old woman has been found in Holt.

The body of an 18-year-old woman has been found at an address in Holt in north Norfolk.

David Bill, left, & Joe Pengold from the Melton Constable Trust standing on the old Holt railway line which they have now purchased to start work on the Holt Orbital Railway. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Hopes of bringing trains back to Holt town centre remain on track.

A new pontoon could be built at Wells Harbour. Picture: Ian Burt

Wells Harbour Commissioners want to provide extra moorings, with a 44m pontoon off Tugboat Yard.

Cyclists on the Holkham Estate, taking part in the 'Pedal Norfolk' weekend. Pictured is Zac Wilson (10). Picture Ian Burt.

More than 500 set off from the hall to bike 20, 50 or 100 miles through north Norfolk’s glorious countryside today.

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Cyclists on the Holkham Estate, taking part in the 'Pedal Norfolk' weekend. Picture Ian Burt.

They could have changed its name to Ride Blue Skies, as perfect cycling weather greeted the first two days of Norfolk’s premier bike-fest.

Great Yarmouth Town toast their promotion.

Fakenham Town completed a great escape on the final day as their 1-0 win at Walsham-le-Willows saw the Ghosts climb out of the Premier Division relegation zone, writes Mark Armstrong.

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Football action from Spixworth (Red) v Acle (Black and White) in the Anglian Combination Premier Division. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Acle United are celebrating their fourth successive Sterry Cup triumph after their 2-0 win over Spixworth.

Sam Shepherd
Cyclists on the Holkham Estate, taking part in the 'Pedal Norfolk' weekend. Pictured is Zac Wilson (10). Picture Ian Burt.

More than 500 set off from the hall to bike 20, 50 or 100 miles through north Norfolk’s glorious countryside today.

Adam Mason is urging the Bloaters to get across the line. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Great Yarmouth Town will be hoping to take the first step towards joining East Anglia’s footballing elite this afternoon.

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Fakenham and Wells Events

Grace Burton as Elle Woods in FADLOS Legally Blonde

The cast and crew of Fakenham and Districts Light Operatic Society (Fadlos) will be raising money for Breast Cancer Care on the opening night of their next production.

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Day out with Thomas on the Norfolk Norfolk Railway at Weybourne Station.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A cheeky children’s favourite has paid a special visit to the county.

Cycling Events 2016: Tour de Norfolk, NNUH Tour Sportive and Tour de Broads. (L-R)

Looking for a cycling challenge to take on? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in Norfolk over the next few months.

Latitude Comedy 2016

Additional music, dance and theatre acts have been added to the line-up for this year’s Latitude Festival.

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Weekend Guide: Fiddlesticks morris dancers, Horning Boat Show and Stradsett Park Vintage Rally. (L-R)

Looking for something to do this over the Bank Holiday? Here are some of the events taking place across Norfolk at the weekend

Latitude Festival 2016

A spectacular dance line up has been announced to perform at Latitude Festival this summer.

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Cyclists on the Holkham Estate, taking part in the 'Pedal Norfolk' weekend. Picture Ian Burt.

They could have changed its name to Ride Blue Skies, as perfect cycling weather greeted the first two days of Norfolk’s premier bike-fest.

Great Yarmouth Town toast their promotion.

Fakenham Town completed a great escape on the final day as their 1-0 win at Walsham-le-Willows saw the Ghosts climb out of the Premier Division relegation zone, writes Mark Armstrong.

Ross King
Football action from Spixworth (Red) v Acle (Black and White) in the Anglian Combination Premier Division. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Acle United are celebrating their fourth successive Sterry Cup triumph after their 2-0 win over Spixworth.

Sam Shepherd
Niels-Kristian Iversen had a frustrating night in Slovenia on Saturday. Picture: IAN BURT

King’s Lynn Stars will not become the first away team to ride at Belle Vue Aces’ new home.

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Ryan Walsh celebrates victory over James Tennyson after their British featherweight title bout at the Copper Box Arena, London. Photo: Adam Davy/PA

Cromer twins Liam and Ryan Walsh retained their British titles at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday night.

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