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Aerial view of the dead sperm whale that was washed up on Hunstanton beach in Norfolk. Photo: Albanpix.com.

Experts were on the beach at low tide on Friday to take samples from the sperm whale which has died at Old Hunstanton.

West Norfolk council
Despite rescue attempts, the Sperm Whale passed away at at about 8pm. Photo: PJBayfield

First light will today reveal what has become an all too familiar scene, as another giant of the sea washes up on our beaches.

A whale has become stranded in the sea at Old Hunstanton. Picture: Ian Burt

A sperm whale which washed up on Hunstanton beach this morning has died, divers have confirmed.

Hunstanton
The Wensum Centre at Fakenham Cricket Club. Picture: Ian Burt

The Wensum Centre has been supporting people recovering from mental health issues for more than 30 years.

Norfolk County Council
Astley Primary School in Melton Constable has a new chicken coup. Pictured with pupils at the school are Ross Smith and Sharon Sands from Thaxter's in Holt. Picture: Ian Burt

Chickens whose coop was stolen have a new home thanks to a big hearted business.

Holt
Adrian Bloom at home in Bressingham.

The annual Anglia in Bloom competition is to be launched at Bressingham Gardens, near Diss.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Wayne Anderson
Matt Blake, 10, will be hoping to fire Norwich United to another victory this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

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Manager Wayne Anderson guided Fakenham Town to a vital away point on his return to the club, writes Tony Miles.

Wayne Anderson
Ashley Jarvis puts Fakenham Town in front on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

Player-boss Robbie Harris got the perfect parting gift as Fakenham Town won his final game in charge to climb out of the relegation zone, writes Tony Miles.

Wayne Anderson
Veteran chaser Fruity ORooney goes in Fakenhams feature race at 2.30pm in which Harry Skelton, pictured right, rides likely favourite Amidon. Pictures: PA

Harry Skelton, enjoying his best season as a jockey, could add to his tally at Fakenham this afternoon in the 2.30pm £6,500 feature race, the Wendling Handicap Chase.

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Robbie Harris. Picture: TONY MILES

Robbie Harris has opted against remaining at Fakenham Town after stepping down as player-boss.

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Fakenham and Wells Events

Chestnut Farm, West Beckham

Four Norfolk gardens are set to take part in the first ever Snowdrop Festival organised by The National Gardens Scheme.

Norfolk Entertainment

Artist Susan Gunn at her new show at Mandells Gallery in Norwich.
 Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Finding beauty in cracks and flaws is a key inspiration for artist Susan Gunn, and a new Norwich exhibition showcases some of the highlights of her striking works from the past decade.

Norwich University
Farmers market at Creak Abbey . Photo: Jake Sugden

There’s lots happening in Norfolk this weekend. Make sure you don’t miss the best events with our weekend guide.

The Night of Spells at Waterstones for Harry Potter Book Night. Chanting spells from a spells book, from left, Edie Kimbley-Shave, eight; Esmêe Norton, eight, and Catriona Gillespie, seven. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The magical world of Harry Potter enchanted a Norwich bookshop as fans of the boy wizard enjoyed A Night Of Spells.

Emma Knights
Bradley Waterman, from Norwich, who will be appearing on The Voice.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A musician who only started performing three years ago will have his first taste of fame this weekend as he appears on The Voice.

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Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Picture: SUBMITTED

For one night only, Cromer Pier’s Pavilion Theatre is inviting dance fans to join Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup from the BBC’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing.

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Norfolk Sport

Lynn's Lee Smith up against Redditch United's captain Jamey Osborne. Picture: Ian Burt

Lee Stevenson scored a worldy winner and then was one of three players who got sent off as Lynn won a bad-tempered affair at The Walks.

King's Lynn Town
Carl Wilkinson. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

King’s Lynn have got themselves out of a real muddle by making a reserve switch.

King's Lynn Stars
Matt Blake, 10, will be hoping to fire Norwich United to another victory this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

Wayne Anderson
Lee Stevenson scored in Lynn's last outing at Chippenham. Picture: FOCUS IMAGES

Gary Setchell is refusing to downplay the importance of King’s Lynn Town’s latest Southern League Premier examination.

Gary Setchell
Michael Spillane's return has provided Lowestoft with a timely boost. Picture: MARK CHAPPELL/FOCUS IMAGES

The return of Michael Spillane will go a long way to compensating for the loss of Jack Ainsley, according to Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher.

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