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The town is the sixth community in the county to sign up to an initiative by Age UK Norfolk, joining Aylsham, Wymondham, Swaffham, Diss and Wayland.

Fakenham firefighters, who will be setting off on a 400-mile charity challenge.

Firefighters from Fakenham will be cycling 400 miles visiting all 42 of Norfolk’s fire stations next month in aid of the Fire Fighters Charity.

Fakenham
Day after scene at the house fire in North Elmham off Eastgate Street. Picture: Paul Tibbs

The parents of a man who tragically died in a fire at their family home tried in vain to rescue him, an inquest heard.

Norwich
Land off the B1454, between Fakenham and Docking, where developers want to build a solar farm.

Developers RES revealed the 25-acre site it hopes to build enough panels to power 1,000 homes on, at a public exhibiton at Syderstone Village Hall.

The play area on Trap Lane in Fakenham. Picture; Matthew Usher.

The town council is applying for public protection orders which give it the power to ban the animals from areas of land it owns.

Fakenham
The tractor targeted by thieves at South Creake

Police said the green front weight block, worth £1,500, was stolen from the John Deere tractor last weekend.

Dogs in Fulmondestone are standing for election - The villages dogs walk the streets on the campaign trail, from left, Alan Heath with Dora, Eddie Goodridge with Teal and Nick Barnes with Trilby. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Up to 15pc of voters thought Nick Clegg was a bit of a poodle in a poll a couple of years back.

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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Thu, 15:45
Gareth Davis

A second successive clash against Ipswich Wanderers kicks off the final week of Fakenham Town’s 2014/15 season, writes Gareth Davis.

Action from the Norfolk Cricket League last season, Sprowston B bowler Alex Potter and wicket-keeper Ian Doy in action against Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway in Division Two. Picture: Lizzy Hampson

Change is afoot on the Norfolk cricket landscape, as two of the county’s leagues begin finalising plans for a merger.

Neil Jarvis, standing, second from left, lays down the law after Fakenham's loss on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

Fakenham Town’s players have been challenged to make the most of their final three games of the season – because 2015/16 will be coming around quickly, writes Gareth Davis.

Robbie Harris
Stephen Harvey, left, in action during the Ghosts' 2-0 weekend win over Whitton. Picture: TONY MILES

Fakenham Town face a challenging run of fixtures to end the season – but they are more than up for the task, writes Gareth Davis.

Robbie Harris
Action from the Maxxis British Motocross Championship at Cadders Hill in Lyng. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Shaun Simpson (MX1) and Max Anstie (MX2) showed their world championship credentials when they rode to victory in all three of their respective British Championship class races at Lyng yesterday.

Norwich

Fakenham and Wells Events

Scenes from the the 2014 Wild about Wensum event at Pensthorpe - Charlotte Freeman (8) on the look out for wildlife. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Children’s television presenter Radzi Chinyanganya is a special guest at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, tomorrow, when he is helping to judge an art competition as part of its annual Wild About The Wensum event.

Christopher Reid will present a selection of his poetry at the Wells Poetry Festival

A diverse programme combining the voices of new poets with those of established writers is on offer at this year’s Poetry-next-the-Sea Festival at Wells.

Diana Brocklebank Scott preparing for Plant Lovers Day at Creake Abbey, North Creake. Picture: Ian Burt

An event that is fast becoming known as Norfolk’s answer to the Chelsea Flower Show is back at the end of next month.

What to do this Easter.

From Easter egg hunts to family shows, riding a steam train to seeing new spring arrivals down on the farm, there are plenty of things to do this Easter for all the family.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Artist John Stokes, front centre, with his Shakespeare inspired GoGoDragon called GoGoMadder at the Maddermarket Theatre. With him are from left, front, Peter Beck, joint creative director, and Cleopatra, played by Rebecca Aldred. Back, Susan Seddon, chairman of the Maddermarket Theatre Trust; Stash Kirkbride, joint creative director; and Anthony, played by Jonothan Redding. 
Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A Norwich theatre has revealed a special tribute to Shakespeare in the anniversary week of the great playwright’s birth.

Norwich
Norfolk Scouts unveil their GoGoDragon! Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Norfolk Scouts have been having fun welcoming a new member into their community - their GoGoDragon! called Bajestic.

Norwich
Showgirls and Paul from the Copacabana show. Picture: SUBMITTED

A well-loved musical is set to bring colour laughter and a lot of dance to the coastal town of Cromer.

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Scenes from the the 2014 Wild about Wensum event at Pensthorpe - Charlotte Freeman (8) on the look out for wildlife. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Children’s television presenter Radzi Chinyanganya is a special guest at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, tomorrow, when he is helping to judge an art competition as part of its annual Wild About The Wensum event.

St George's Youth Theatre presented a short version of Bugsy Malone during a summer school.

A troupe of talented Great Yarmouth youngsters are returning to the stage to present American gangster musical Bugsy Malone.

Norfolk Sport

Action from Norwich Mini Rugby Festival 2015 at Beeston Hyrne. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite

More than 800 players took part in a rugby feast at Norwich Rugby Club’s Mini Festival.

Action from one of Diss RFCs many victories in London 2NE this season, beating Rochford Hundred 38-10 at Mackenders. They now face a promotion play-off after finishing in second place in the table.	Picture: JOHN BULLOCH

Redemption and celebration await for the players of Diss Rugby Club – if they can complete a remarkable turnaround in fortunes in their promotion play-off at Mackenders tomorrow (3pm).

Norwich

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Football

Dereham Town failed to take their play-off push right to the wire – but boss Matt Henman remains proud of his players’ efforts, writes Ed Colman.

non-league
Action from the University Korfball World Cup final between two Netherland teams at the UEA Sportspark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The future is definitely orange judging by Holland’s domination of the inaugural University Korfball World Cup.

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