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A blood-sucking tick that carries a potentially debilitating virues - Lyme Disease.

Warning over disease carrying ticks during Lyme Disease peak season

Countryside visitors are being urged to be on their guard against tick bites during the peak season for Lyme Disease.

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The air ambulance in Martham. Picture by Stephen Johnson.

Air ambulance helping more people after extending flying hours of Norfolk based helicopter

A charity has attended almost 30 extra missions after extending its flying hours at the start of the summer.

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Deb Jordan at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve where a new indoor play area is being built. Picture: Ian Burt

Nature reserve invests £1m in new play area

A growing appetite for connecting the next generation with nature has prompted a £1m investment from a nature reserve near Fakenham.

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Adam Potter with his daughters (R) Alex (10) and Charly (12) is preparing for a 24 hour treadmill challenge. Picture: Ian Burt

24-hour treadmill challenge to thank our brave fire fighters

The selfless bravery of fire fighters who tackled a major blaze in Fakenham has inspired 42-year-old Adam Potter to take on the biggest challenge of his life.

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The children's section of the Norwich Library destroyed by the fire. Date: Aug 1994. Photo by Bill Smith.

Norwich library fire 20 years on – share your memories

It was the day when priceless pieces of Norfolk’s past went up in flames – and 20 years on we want to hear your memories of the historic day.

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Take the family to the Sealife Centre at Great Yarmouth this summer holiday.

Six things to do indoors to keep your family happy this summer

In the second of a five part series we look at some ideas to keep your family entertained this summer. Today it’s all about what you can do indoors.

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Norfolk Dixieland Jazz group.

Jazz concerts at Skeyton and South Walsham

Jazz fans will be able to catch live shows across Norfolk.

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England's John McGuiness (middle) Stuart Airey and Norfolk's Jamie Chestney (right) in action during their Men's triples match against the Falkland Islands at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

Fakenham bowls ace Jamie Chestney aims to make up for England’s triples defeat at Commonwealth Games

Fakenham’s Jamie Chestney looked a broken man after exiting the men’s lawn bowls triples in the most dramatic of circumstances but he is adamant he can repair some of the damage in the fours format.

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King's Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell faces a potential Norfolk derby match up with Diss in the FA Cup . Picture: Ian Burt

FA Cup draw throws up potential Norfolk derbies for the new season

King’s Lynn Town could host Diss in a number of possible Norfolk derby match-ups in this season’s FA Cup following the draws for the early rounds of the world famous cup competition.

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Triathlete Kim Morrison. Picture: Ian Burt

Two golds for Norfolk athletes at European Triathlon Championships in Austria

Local triathletes are celebrating success in the age group categories at the European Triathlon Championships in Austria.

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England's Sophie McKinna Final at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Fifth place at Commonwealth Games for Great Yarmouth thrower

A season’s best throw was not enough for Great Yarmouth thrower Sophie McKinna in the women’s shot put.

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England's Chris Baker during the men's high jump at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Dereham high jumper just misses out on bronze at Commonwealth Games

Chris Baker was left wondering what might have been after narrowly missing out on a high jump medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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The Chard and District Swimming Club July Swimmers of the Month; 10-year-old Briana Barrand and 12-year-old Joss Copeman who both gained the most progress points at Galas in June.

Chard and District Swimming Club members clock superb set of times at Axminster

Chard Swimming Club held their third Club Gala of the year at Flamingo Pool in Axminster last week, writes Hannah Pullinger.

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