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Forty affordable homes are to be built in Wells.

Sian Howell setting up her tree for the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the Fakenham Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

Miles of tinsel, strands of lights and bucket loads of baubles have taken over Fakenham’s parish church as charities and organsations have adorned their trees for this year’s Christmas Tree Festival.

Persistent rain has been falling across Norfolk today

Emergency services are being called out to a catalogue of flooded roads tonight because of heavy rain across the region.

Police are investigating an alleged rape and assault. Picture: James Bass.

Emergency services attended a two vehicle crash on the B1153 near Bircham Newton today.

The Shell garage at Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

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.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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

Review: Unscorched

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David Green and Hattie Amey in Unscorched by Luke Owen at the Sewell Barn Theatre, Norwich

Sewell Barn brings a startling and insightful tale of the grim world of online policing to the Norwich stage.

Savorr art exhibition at The Undercroft in Norwich. Photo: Benjamin Beauchamp.

Contemporary art has been on display all this week in a special exhibition at The Undercroft in Norwich.

Oxburgh Hall packs up for the winter. 
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Celebrate Christmas at one of the region’s beautiful stately homes or reserves owned by the National Trust. From candlelit house tours to carol singing, wreath-making workshops to the chance to chat to Father Christmas, even Scrooge could find an event to get him in the festive spirit.

Dawn French will perform at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on November 29-30.

Forget the 12 days of Christmas, as we head into December SIMON PARKIN offers 12 nights of comedy that will have us laughing all the way up to the season of good cheer.

A scene from last year's North Walsham Christmas lights switch on. 
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Lanterns, stalls, music and Father Christmas are all lined up for North Walsham’s Christmas lights switch-on celebrations on November 29.

Norfolk Sport

Ben Youngs. Picture: PA

Ben Youngs is hoping to get the opportunity to build on a solid return to the England starting line-up when the QBE Autumn Series concludes with a mouth-watering fixture against Australia.

Barry Pinches

Norwich cueman Barry Pinches insists he is happy with his form despite crashing out of the UK Snooker Championship at the first hurdle.

Lynn's Chris Ward. Picture: Ian Burt

Ten-man Lynn avoided a cup upset to reach the last eight of the Norfolk Senior Cup last night.

Shaun Stocker, right, looks set to play for Lynn in the Norfolk Senior Cup tonight. Picture: TIM SMITH

The home of quarter-finalists Gorleston will host this evening’s last scheduled Norfolk Senior Cup fourth round tie between Caister and King’s Lynn Town.

The WNSP, like Michael Vaughan, is able to celebrate 50 not out. Picture: BARRY BATCHELOR

The West Norfolk Sports Podcast has completed a perhaps not so memorable half century!

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