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A 53-year-old man has been arrested after alleged thefts in Fakenham.

Rare bitterns are bouncing back with the highest number of

Numbers for one of Norfolk’s rarest birds have started to bounce back, according to wildlife experts.

One of the bridges at the former railway at Pudding Norton, Fakenham. A section of the railway is up for sale for the second time and could be an important factor in the future restoration of rail services to Fakenham.

Dreams of restoring a long-closed rail route have moved a step closer to reality, after train enthusiasts managed to buy a “missing link” section of the line, at the second time of asking.

Chris Beale with the time capsule that was buried at St Nicholas Church, Wells. Picture: Ian Burt

Restoration work helps to preserve our country’s past but a church is using it as a way to connect with our future.

Barn fire near Briston

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

A barn has been destroyed by fire which broke out early this morning.

James Ollington cuts the first sod at Briston, watched by Paul PItcher, left, and Darryl Cox.

Work has started to build 17 new affordable homes at Briston, in a £2 million investment in the village.

Electrician Terry Miles with the Christmas lights he made for Fakenham Garden Centre. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Father Christmas appears to have begun his deliveries a few weeks early in Fakenham area.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Fakenham Town go into Saturday’s home fixture with Wivenhoe Town on the back of what manager Wayne Anderson calls one of the best performances in his time at the club, writes Gareth Davis.

Norwich Utd manager Damian Hilton

Norwich United struck a crucial blow to one of their Premier Division title rivals with a 2-1 victory over Newmarket at Plantation Park.

Matt Gilchrist heads the ball away during Fakenham Town's FA Vase defeat at Yaxley. Picture: TONY MILES

Boss Wayne Anderson has challenged his Fakenham Town squad to share the goalscoring burden among them, writes Gareth Davis.

Great Yarmouth celebrating their Vase win at Waltham Forest. Picture: David Bauckham

The second round of the FA Vase takes centre stage for Eastern Counties League teams this afternoon.

Ashley Jarvis heads towards goal during Fakenham's draw with Walsham-le-Willows. Picture: TONY MILES

Boss Wayne Anderson is backing his Fakenham Town players to “rise to the occasion” at Yaxley on Saturday as they bid to reach the third round of the FA Vase, writes Gareth Davis.

Fakenham and Wells Events

Creake Abbey are getting ready for a Christmas Farmers Market - Abbey Cafe owner Stephen Harrison with Diana Brocklebank Scott ready with festive fayre. Picture; Matthew Usher.

There are a host of events at Creake Abbey cafe and food hall in the run up to Christmas.

Father Christmas arrives at the Wells Christmas Tide festival 2013. Picture: Ian Burt

It is a very different town that celebrates its annual Christmas event this year.

Norfolk Entertainment

Theatre Royal Norwich panto, Peter Pan. Pictured: Wendy and the boys. Picture: Submitted

Audiences are set to enjoy a magical trip to Neverland this Christmas as Peter Pan opens at Norwich Theatre Royal tomorrow.

Rival Sons

Members of the American rock band Rival Sons were forced to stop their Norwich gig after two songs when their singer felt too ill to carry on.

Great Yarmouth singer Neil Francis. Picture by: Day Clifford

A Great Yarmouth singer has attracted worldwide applause after his impromptu performance of an 80s classic in a London Underground station went viral.

The Secret Garden is being staged at Westacre Theatre

A key to unlock the spirit in this Christmas tale of magic that offers something different to panto, though no less popular is Westacre Theatre’s The Secret Garden, while 60s musical Hairspray is at Norwich playhouse, The Locrian Ensemble Christmas show is performed in lavish period costume, and there is rock from Rival Sons and rap from Game. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

Sheringham artist James Long, who is organising an art and music event to celebrate the longest night of the year. Photo: Karen Bethell

North Norfolk artists and musicians will have a chance to showcase their work at a exhibition celebrating the longest night of the year this weekend.

Norfolk Sport

Norfolk’'s Neill Stephen with a 3.5 grayling. Imagine catching a stunning fish like this in our Norfolk winter!

I find it alarming that I left teaching so long ago. It seems like weeks since I left the Norwich School and walked out of The Close but, of course, it’s 25 years now.

Kevin Clarke has been a shining beacon in the Norfolk club scene this year.

A publicity shy village angler has outshone all of Norfolk’s top tournament stars to lay claim to the county’s clubman of the year accolade.

Dereham Town's Craig Bussens. Picture: Ian Burt

Craig Bussens fired home a dramatic late winner last night to give Dereham Town’s promotion hopes in Division One North of the Ryman League a timely boost.

Tom Youngs in action for Leicester Tigers. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Norfolk rugby star Tom Youngs has signed a new long-term contract with Leicester Tigers, alongside fellow front-row forwards Dan Cole and Marcos Ayerza.

Liam Walsh and his brothers on the pitch at half time during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Scrabble, chess and playing along to the TV quiz Countdown are not pastimes normally associated with a professional boxer.

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