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Thousands will head to the coast this week, as the town’s 2015 carnival gets under way.

Frankie Wright with mother April Wright.

Parents who were told their deaf daughter would never hear, talk, or walk properly have hailed a screening programme which ensured she can lead a normal life.

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The Litcham Gardners, from left, Linda Nichols, Lynette Pratt, Karl Edmonds, Ralph Nichols, Graham McDonald, Richard Vogt and Cindy Dew. Picture: Matthew Usher.

It might have been a bit wet on and off this week - but the plants are loving it.

Evie Hadfield with her medal. Picture: Ian Burt

A schoolgirl who is recovering from an operation to remove part of her kidneys has completed a sponsored walk to raise money for research.

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Joan Latta, who is running a disability awareness course in Fakenham. Picture: Ian Burt

A Norfolk woman is running a disability awareness course to help bridge some of the gaps between disabled and able people.

Setting up the EDP sponsored East Anglian Children's Hospice garden at the Sandringham Flower Show is Philip Rusted of Practical Plants. Picture: Ian Burt

Exhibitors and show gardeners are today putting the finishing touches to their displays at Sandringham Flower Show.

The East of England Air Ambulance, which airlifted a woman to hospital today.

The East of England Ambulance Service said it received a call to Morston Road at 12.43pm today to a woman in anaphylactic shock.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

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Mike Ridout

The weather wreaked havoc with the schedule as all Division One fixtures fell foul of the rain, writes Mike Ridout.

Lowestoft Town, blue, and Gorleston are back in action today. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

A host of the area’s semi-professional clubs will continue their preparations for the forthcoming season this afternoon.

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Fakenham Town's Sam Garner tries to nick the ball from the Yaxley keeper. Picture: TONY MILES

Fakenham Town made it three wins from three this summer by beating Yaxley on Saturday.

Neil Jarvis

Hockwold stretched their lead to 10 points with a maximum points win against Northwold in their derby in Division One.

Happisburg batsman Jamie Carter. Picture by Marie Meale Photography

May player-of-the-month winner Jamie Carter scored a mammoth 201 for unbeaten Happisburgh as the Division One leaders piled up 335-6 against bottom side Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway, who could only muster 190 in reply.

Tim Porter

Fakenham and Wells Events

Wells Lifeboat station held an open day to raise money for the new lifeboat - Oliver Parr (8) with crew member Angel Eaglen. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Wells lifeboat crew will be demonstrating their skills in saving lives at sea at their open day on Sunday.

Stampede Stunt Company will be at Holkham Country Fair 2015

The beautiful grounds of Holkham Hall will once again be welcoming visitors from far and wide to enjoy two days of countryside pursuits, rural crafts, displays, performances and great fun for all the family this weekend.

Klezmerized who are playing as part of the Cley 15 festival. Picture: SUBMITTED

A seaside village will play host to an eclectic mix of modern art for an annual month-long festival showcasing new work by Norfolk artists.

Norfolk Entertainment

The Oss and the Ox, a fusion of Brazilian and british cultures, is one of the festival highlights for 2015.

A fantastic folk infusion will fill Great Yarmouth’s streets when the eighth annual Out There Festival takes over the town - and people of all ages are now invited to join in the colourful fun.

Photo: Paul Bayfield

There’s free street entertainment in the city this evening. Here’s a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

WEVA charity show at North Walsham - Amy Morris. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

A variety show is being organised to raise funds for the Walcott Emergency Volunteer Association (WEVA).

A shire horse takes a turn in the main show arena at a previous Norfolk Smallholders Training Group show. Photo: Karen Bethell

A smallholding show is set for its biggest ever year with more stalls and animals on show.

Extreme Stunt Show coming to Sheringham

Monster trucks and high-flying motorbikes are bringing stunt action to a venue near Sheringham next month.

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Norfolk Sport

King's Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell at the final whistle. Picture: Ian Burt

Passionate Gary Setchell has vowed to bring more success to King’s Lynn Town – on and off the pitch.

Referee (L) David Robinson called the meeting to a halt after heat nine. Also pictured are (from left) Jason Doyle, Niels-Kristian Iversen, clerk of the course Sean Britton and Buster Chapman. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn were just four laps away from securing another Elite League win tonight before their meeting was controversially abandoned.

King's Lynn

The Heacham versus Sandringham and the Snettisham against Castle Rising Division One Cup Group A matches were rained off, writes Kevin Fisher.


The weather wreaked havoc with the schedule as all Division One fixtures fell foul of the rain, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout
Lynn's Lee Stevenson was in the goals once more last night. Picture: Ian Burt

Gary Setchell’s King’s Lynn Town side ended their July pre-season fixtures with a 1-0 win over Brackley Town last night.


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