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Martin Hayward Smith has worked all over the world from the steamy jungles of the Amazon to hot sun of the desert, but his latest book follows his journey through the fields of North Norfolk.

Dr Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Councillors have given their strongest indication yet that they are not prepared to increase council tax in Norfolk after throwing out a suggestion that bills should rise by 1.99pc next year.

Witnesses are being sought by police after a burglary at a derelict building in a village.

The premier of the Visit Norfolk films to promote Norfolk. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Whether it is sailing on the Broads or taking a stroll through the grounds of a country estate, Norfolk has plenty to offer visitors.

Jeremy Buxton, former TV presenter, who now farms Hereford cattle at Booton, with his prizewinning bull, Eves Hill Leo. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

From the glamour of a TV career in Paris to breeding pedigree cattle in Norfolk, it is a homecoming career change which has brought fresh impetus to a traditional family farm.

North Norfolk District Council

Would-be councillors have been finding out what it is like to represent their community.

Pictured in Manassas, Virginia with part of the Aldiss building are, from left: Richard Redfearn, Nancy Redfearn, Joan Jarvis and Bernard Jarvis.

The story of Fakenham’s biggest fire in living memory and the destruction of one of its most recognisable buildings is enshrined in the town’s history.

Fakenham and Wells sport

Saturday, October 18, 2014

League leaders Norwich United will look to start strengthening their position at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division table this afternoon.

Will Feneley

Teenager Will Feneley has been crowned Britain’s number one dual moguls skier.

Fakenham Racecourse.

Fakenham Racecourse is preparing for the start of its new national hunt season with the richest raceday for two years on Friday October 24 courtesy of a major local sponsor, Kettle Foods, makers of KETTLE® Chips.

Under pressure: Ghosts weekend goalscorer Robbie Harris comes in for some close attention. Photo: TONY MILES

Manager Wayne Anderson insists Fakenham Town will go to Godmanchester Rovers in a positive frame of mind on Saturday despite defeats in their last two matches.

Stephen Harvey in action for Fakenham during their FA Vase win over Mildenhall Town on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

The decision to move Stephen Harvey from full-back to the heart of Fakenham Town’s midfield has been a success in the eyes of manager Wayne Anderson, writes Gareth Davis.

Norfolk Entertainment

The People's Tower being built which is a cardboard replica of St Peter Mancroft Church for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2014. The finished tower. Picture: Denise Bradley

A director of music, a city theatre and an art fair are among the people’s choice when it comes to Norfolk’s great champions of the arts.

GoGoDragons design by Karis Youngman, age 20.

From colourful creatures inspired by the myths and legends surrounding dragons to fire-breathing beasts celebrating our fine city – our design-a-dragon competition sparked a huge array of great entries from people of all ages.

Witches Sarah Wise, Abbie Panks and Hannah Burns from the Fairyland Trust. Picture: SUBMITTED

Mount your broomsticks, practise those cackles and head for Holt Hall this weekend where the magical Fairyland Trust will be celebrating The Real Halloween.

Peter Tolhurst is bringing out a new book this month called Norfolk Parish Treasures: North and West Norfolk
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Writer and publisher Peter Tolhurst has spent ten years putting togethera new series of books featuring every single Norfolk village. TREVOR HEATON talks to the creator of a work destined to become a local classic.

Author Simon Barnes at the marshland near his home at Heckingham in the evening sunshine. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

His books on birds, nature and sport have been read by millions - and taken him all over the world. But the place best-selling author Simon Barnes calls home is in Norfolk. David Powles caught up with him ahead of his latest release - and a very special surprise for EDP readers.

Norfolk sport

Ove Fundin, 79 year old former world speedway champion and Norwich Stars rider, at Horham Community centre to support the bid to relaunch the Norwich Stars team.

It was 60 years ago when a young unknown and shy Swedish speedway rider made his way to Norwich by train, pushing his bike, held together with bits of old wire and string, between stations.

Remy Gordon got a consolation for Wroxham in their defeat to Harlow Town.

Wroxham tumbled out of the FA Trophy after a comprehensive defeat against fellow Ryman League Division One North outfit, Harlow Town.

Dereham Town's Ryan Hawkins bagged a brace for the Magpies on Saturday.

A brace from in-form Ryan Hawkins ensured that Dereham progressed in the FA Trophy.

Great Yarmouth Town claimed local bragging rights as they advanced to the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup tanks to a 2-1 victory over Acle.

Stephen Spriggs slotted home Lynn's equaliser. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town overcame all the odds to record a spectacular win over Marine and propel themselves into the top five of the Northern Premier Division.

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