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A woman was taken to hospital this morning after a Mitsubishi overturned near Melton Constable.

Tour of Britain preview at Fakenham Racecourse. Pictured are (from left) David Hunter, Becky Palmer, Karl Read and Duncan Ellis. Picture: Ian Burt

Excitement ahead of the Tour of Britain is building in Fakenham ahead of the seventh stage of this year’s professional road race.

Summer of Cycling
Traffic negotiates a flood at Meadow Way, Hellesdon, after heavy rain on Wednesday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Our region is expected to be lashed with heavy rain over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the potential for flooding.

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A Shannon Class lifeboat.

Great-grandmother Jill Scillitoe presented a cheque for over £5,500 to the crew of Wells lifeboat, which will go towards the new Shannon Lifeboat Appeal.

RNLI
One of the stolen paintings. Picture: Submitted.

A family is appealing to thieves who broke into an elderly woman’s home to return her paintings.

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Kate (centre, with picture of Sarah Taylor), with (left) Barbara and (right) Baz.

A woman who lost her sister-in-law to cancer and two friends are braving the shave to raise money for Macmillan nurses.

Police are issuing CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to following a number of distraction thefts at shops and restaurants in Norfolk.

Police have released CCTV after a series of distraction thefts in Norfolk where cashiers are tricked into handing over large amounts of cash.

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Cricket

Fakenham have been handed a big boost after clinching the Dipple and Conway Opticians Norfolk Alliance Premier Division title, writes Chris Wise.

Fakenham Town, orange, are in FA Cup action this weekend. Picture: TONY MILES

Dereham travel for their third consecutive game to face United Counties League Premier Division Deeping Rangers on Saturday for a FA Cup preliminary round tie, writes Rene Kendal.

Dereham Town

In a thrilling climax to the Division One title race Snettisham hosted leaders Hockwold with a 12-point deficit to make up.

Norfolk Cricket League

The penultimate week left many issues to sort out at both the top and bottom of many of the divisions.

Barton Wanderers
Action from an early-season FA Cup tie between Wisbech Town, red, and Diss Town. Picture: STEVE WILLIAMS

The preliminary round of the FA Cup will be played this weekend – but our sides already have a good idea of who they will be facing if they get through to the next stage.

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Fakenham and Wells Events

Creake Abbey courtyard shops.

The popular Creake Abbey Summer Gift Fair returns on Saturday August 29 with over 40 different artists, plantsmen, food producers and craftsmen offering superb gifts and treats for the home, garden and table.

Norfolk Entertainment

14-year-old Aden Gerrens and his dad Barry in the band Adenland. Photo: Oliver Foxley.

Norwich-based band Adenland is set to perform at the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Lancashire on Monday.

Norwich
The West Runton elephant being

The life-size articulated model of the world-famous West Runton elephant will take another stroll on West Runton beach this bank holiday weekend.

Artist Antonella Beschomer, with GoGoDragon! Skipper which was inspired by the artwork around the Royal Arcade, and named after the Arcade's designer George Skipper. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Dragon hunters who venture into Norwich’s Royal Arcade will find a mythological creature inspired by one of the city’s great architects.

Norwich
Dirty Dancing's Jessie Hart and Lewis Kirk - who play Baby and Johnny in the stage show in Jarrold’s new-look fashion floor where they demonstrated their dance skills to a crowd of shoppers. Photo : Steve Adams

Stars of the musical Dirty Dancing have been showing off their moves at a Norwich department store.

Norwich
Aylsham Show 2014. A young sheep handler awaits the judges decision.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

East Anglia’s largest one-day agricultural show, returns to the Blickling Park on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Norfolk Sport

England 2003 World Cup winner Matt Dawson is backing Ben Youngs to be England's main scrum-half at the upcoming World Cup. Picture: PA

The battle for the England scrum-half berth could go down to the wire but World Cup winning No.9 Matt Dawson believes Norfolk’s Ben Youngs has the all-round game which makes him Stuart Lancaster’s best option.

United Kingdom
Norwich City mascot Captain Canary isn't in our photo quiz, but can you guess 20 of his colleagues from clubs across the country?

Some are good, some are bad and some are just odd. Can you identify which clubs these 20 mascots represent?

Norfolk tennis player Barry Fulcher, right, with James Smith after winning the V35 doubles title at the British Seniors' Closed Grass Court Championships 2015 at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in London.

Norfolk county player Barry Fulcher has continued his excellent season on the British veterans tour with a double success on the famous courts of the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon.

United Kingdom
Jack Tritton in karting action.

A teenage karting star is celebrating a flurry of successes as his season reaches its climax.

Darcy Ward. Picture: SWINDON ADVERTISER

Darcy Ward is being flown back to England for further treatment after a slight improvement in his condition.

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