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Kenneth Rix was presented with his new mobility scooter by John and Diane Boisson. Picture: Ian Burt

A new mobility scooter has given a 79-year-old veteran back his freedom.

Great-grandmother Jill Scillitoe said she felt she was still up in the clouds after skydiving to raise money for the RNLI in Wells.

Great-grandmother Jill Scillitoe still feels up in the clouds after skydiving to raise money for the new Wells lifeboat.

Fakenham Bowmen are celebrating their 30th anniversary.

They’re inviting former members and their families to join with current members next month for a shoot-out and supper to celebrate the club’s 30th birthday.

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Back row: L to r Kevin Bailey - Easton College, pupil - Alderman Peel High School, Sue Penlington - Holkham Estate Education Officer, Lisa Yarham - Alderman Peel High School, pupil - Alderman Peel High School,   Dene Wood - Holkham Estate Head of Parks and Gardens, Phillip Oldham - Holkham Estate Landscape Manager  Front row: Six pupils from Alderman Peel High School.

Working in teams of six, the Year 9 and 10 students have been setting up strawberry patches, planting bulbs, taking cuttings, potting up tomatoes, watering, weeding, mulching and maintaining tools and equipment.

Part of the art fair in Stody Lodge's grounds. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The Animal Art Fair and Stody Lodge Gardens have raised £6,000 for Ormiston Families, the charity caring for vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia.

Liza Goddard attended the show, with family and friends. Picture: Emma Licence

A charity fashion show has raised more than 2,500 for the Fakenham Group of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Sunshine ladies Who Care.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

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Fakenham Town have opted for continuity by handing Neil Jarvis the first team manager’s position – with Robbie Harris as his assistant, writes Gareth Davis.

Robbie Harris. Picture: TONY MILES

Robbie Harris has described Fakenham Town’s consolidation of their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division status in 2014/15 as a massive achievement, writes Gareth Davis.

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Despite the best efforts of Norwich City only six games were conceded this week – but several matches were shortened to accommodate the lunctime play-off so generally cricket was the winner, writes Mike Ridout.

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Ricky Claxton was an award winner at Fakenham Town. Picture: TONY MILES

Dion Frary capped an outstanding debut campaign in Fakenham Town’s first team by winning the vote as the supporters’ player of the year for 2014/15, writes Gareth Davis.

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Roadworks on the A1065 at Hempton, near Fakenham, which have forced the cancellation of a cycling event.

Amateur riders have been left disappointed as a cycle race is scuppered by roadworks.


Fakenham and Wells Events

Nigel Barnett of Fransham Forge took part in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios 2014

Artists across the county will soon be opening the doors to their studios to exhibit, sell and talk about their work with the general public.

Fakenham Museum of Gas and Local History. Picture: Matthew Usher.

From smugglers and fishermen to the history of a gas works, a new festival starting next week promises a wide range of events to suit all those with a thirst for knowledge about our region’s past.

The Wighton Scarecrow Festival is this weekend. Pictured are (from left) Graham Polson with George and Margaret Brett-Reynolds. Picture: Ian Burt

There are some strange looking characters around Wighton - from a curiously static guard on the Wells to Walsingham Light Railway to shepherds tending the sheep.

Norfolk Entertainment

Mundesley Festival manager Derek Kirk

A seaside entertainment festival is ploughing this year’s charity cash into a cause literally close to his heart.

Media students from Paston Sixth Form College, North Walsham, on a film set at Scottow Enterprise Park, formerly RAF Coltishall, during their visit to independent television company October Films. Picture: SUBMITTED

Students been given a special tour of the former RAF Coltishall base which has been transformed into a film set by a leading British production company.

The poster for the film The Goob which was filmed around Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Goob is an excellent film, both tense and absorbing, and deserves to be ranked alongside the best British indie films of recent years, such as Dead Man’s Shoes, Son of Rambow and My Summer of Love.

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The Radio 1 Big Weekend big clean up as the stage is taken down at Earlham Park. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Big Weekend was a real success – and now it’s time for the big clean-up.

Latitude Festival. Photo: Ben Kendall/PA Wire

An eclectic range of artists have been added to Latitude Festival’s line up for this year.

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Norfolk Sport

Neil Jarvis, right, was the former assistant of Wayne Anderson, left. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Fakenham Town have opted for continuity by handing Neil Jarvis the first team manager’s position – with Robbie Harris as his assistant, writes Gareth Davis.

Wayne Anderson

The depleted Stars did themselves proud tonight to stun the champions and maintain their 100pc home record in 2015.

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King's Lynn Stars in action.

Live updates of this evening’s Elite League fixture between King’s Lynn Stars and champions Poole.

Jordan Yong, right, has become a key figure at King's Lynn Town. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Defender Jordan Yong has become the latest player to commit his future to King’s Lynn Town.

Ryan Crisp on the ball for Needham Market earlier this season. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Boss Matt Henman has softened the blow of losing attacking talent Ryan Hawkins by bringing Ryan Crisp to Dereham Town, writes Gavin Caney.


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