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Holidaymakers will be pleased to know that more than 300 miles of roadworks are being lifted this bank holiday weekend.

The new chairman of North Norfolk District Council said it was “quite humbling” to take on the role.

John Lee

Liberal Democrat candidate Norman Lamb was forced to defend his support for the legalisation of cannabis at the first hustings meeting of the General Election campaign in North Norfolk.

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday - Pedal Norfolk at Holkham Hall. A range of cycle races and routes both on the estate and along north Norfolk’s scenic country and coastal roads. For information about the races visit www.britishcycling.org.uk. Tickets for Pedal Norfolk can be booked online at www.pedalnorfolk.co.uk. Day admission to Holkham park for visitors to enjoy the festival will be £5 per adult and children 16 years and under will be free.

Holkham

Whilst I am pleased for the Sheringham community to receive the news of a replacement Splash pool and I understand the enthusiasm of the Chamber of Trade for the project, the palpable neglect of the black hole in swimming facilities in other parts of North Norfolk is distressing.

Eastern Daily Press

People desperate for help from a Norfolk charity have had to be turned away because of a ‘perfect storm’ of funding cuts and a shortage of volunteers.

North Walsham

New research commissioned by the RNLI has revealed that more than half of people in East Anglia would follow a potentially life-threatening instinct if they fell unexpectedly into water.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Yesterday, 17:52
Japan

Horinger-based Caroline Powell has set herself up well after completing the One Star dressage phase on the tongue-twistingly named Stracathro Solitary Mistral at the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials.

After last week’s poor showing against Cromer, Fakenham were hoping for better with players coming back - although still no professional - but they knew the weather might be the ultimate winner.

Harry Blackiston

Mollie Patterson was one of England’s best performers at the Spanish Youth Open.

France

Mollie Patterson was one of England’s best performers at the Spanish Youth Open.

France

Fakenham Town have brought Robbie Harris back to Clipbush Park for a second stint as manager.

Fakenham Town

Fakenham and Wells Events

Strumpshaw Steam Rally fires up for its 25th anniversary, Dad’s Army invade North Norfolk Railway, there is two-wheel fun at Holkham and Sandingham, plus fireworks, country fairs, retro computer games and more for all the family.

BBC

Proceeds from an art exhibition will be turned into books for a school library.

An ambitious £90,000 choral and creative writing project, inspired by one of Norfolk’s best loved museums, comes to fruition next month giving a voice to people from the workhouse past.

Broadland District Council

A tribute to one of jazz music’s most endearing singers, Ella Fitzgerald, comes to Dereham on Friday.

Norfolk Entertainment

African snacks and an eclectic mix of music are on the menu at a ‘fusion’ pop-up café running at West Runton church hall on bank holiday Monday,

The kegs are full, the pumps are primed and the suds are flowing freely following the launch of this year’s Norwich City of Ale festival.

Norwich

Zoe Ball, a bad dancer? Terrible at first reveals Strictly It Takes Two star Ian Waite, visiting the region with Natalie Lowe.

Strictly Come Dancing

A three-year project to perform all of Beethoven’s symphonies by Britten Sinfonia and renowned composer and conductor Thomas Adès begins with a concert in the region this weekend.

BBC

Performance poet Luke Wright is back with a brand new show which he is premiering at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Norfolk

Norfolk Sport

Around 150 golfers have signed up for the popular Coronation Foursomes competition, which is being staged at Marriott Sprowston Manor on Sunday.

Jordan Yong is heading for the heat of Malaysia to pursue a career in the professional game.

Horinger-based Caroline Powell has set herself up well after completing the One Star dressage phase on the tongue-twistingly named Stracathro Solitary Mistral at the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials.

Japan

Goals from Chad Pillar, Mitch McKay, Aaron Hogg and Connor Ingram saw Windmill beat 10-man CSKA Emneth 4-2 in extra-time in the final of the Norfolk Sunday Senior Cup at Carrow Road.

Connor Deeks

Preparations for next season have continued for Norwich United, with a third new signing of the week.

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