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The air is fragrant, the meadows are green and every single daffodil has erupted into a self-contained blaze of golden glory.

Jamie Baxter shook his head after being found guilty of laundering thousands from his previous employer to live a “lavish lifestyle”.


Councillors and residents will demand answers as one of the most unpopular proposals in Wells’ recent history comes under the spotlight.

It will feel like summer has come early across parts of Norfolk today as temperatures soar to 21C.


Agricultural land in a village on the A47 between Dereham and Swaffham has been earmarked for development of 15 houses and a small shop.

Breckland Council

Our lifeboat services are bucking a region-wide trend of increasing rescues, latest figures show.

Allen Frary

A charity dance will be held for the third year in memory of a fun-loving friend and brother who was known as being the life and soul of the party.


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Fakenham and Wells Sport

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Members of a small fishing club in north Norfolk have been called up to the England team.

It was a dismal derby day for Fakenham, as the Ghosts went down 2-1 at home to local rivals Swaffham on Friday.

Fakenham hosted a top-of-the-table Division 2N clash in front of a large crowd swelled by the pre-match lunch thanks to new sponsor Peniston.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings a familiar face into their 2017 build-up.


Fakenham will grace the Carrow Road turf in May in the final of the Norfolk Senior Cup after a dramatic penalty shoot-out win against Harleston Town in last week’s semi-final clash.

Ashley Jarvis

Fakenham and Wells Events

The great American songbook comes to Christ Church in Fulmodeston on Saturday with songs performed by a soprano and tenor who are just as at home on a West End stage.

Fans of Mozart are in for a treat next month with a concert dedicated to the composer at St Nicholas Church in Dereham.

Salvation Army

East Anglia is home to a wide variety of theatres and playhouses, and performers from across the region, the UK and indeed the world, have graced their stages.

Heritage Lottery Fund

From Take That playing two dates at Norwich City Football Club to Tom Jones performing at Holkham Hall in north Norfolk - our region looks set to enjoy a great summer of outdoor music this year and a major profile boost on the national stage.

Norwich City Council

Norfolk Entertainment

It was a much loved Norwich cinema in days gone by, where many will have watched their first film or gone on their first date.


Samuel Beckett’s ground-breaking masterwork of 20th century drama comes to Westacre, while Patrick Hamilton’s Victorian thriller is staged at the Maddermarket.

United Kingdom

Ditching live-action for a return to animation, the family-friendly comedy reboots the misadventures of the cute blue creatures created by Belgian illustrator Peyo.

A classic Marilyn Monroe movie has been chosen for a special screening which will see the return of the Noverre Cinema in Norwich for the first time in more than 20 years.

It’s a tribute from one great photographer to another. On Monday April 3 world-famous Rankin will be featuring in a BBC-Mustard TV documentary honouring the remarkable Norfolk pioneer portraitist Olive Edis. Trevor Heaton reports.

Norfolk Sport

Thirty five players took part in 2016/17 season Closed Championships at Catton Grove Primary School and there was some real quality on show.

Jason Baker dominated the opening round of the Lotus Cup at Snetterton on Saturday, recording two victories and two fastest race laps after posting the fastest lap in qualifying.

Thomas Randle has recently returned to Norfolk after a successful winter in New Zealand, where he wrapped up the Toyota Racing Series title in dramatic fashion.

New Zealand

Anthony Ogogo insists he will fight again and hasn’t given up on his dream of becoming a world champion.


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