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Martin Hayward Smith has worked all over the world from the steamy jungles of the Amazon to hot sun of the desert, but his latest book follows his journey through the fields of North Norfolk.

The premier of the Visit Norfolk films to promote Norfolk. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Whether it is sailing on the Broads or taking a stroll through the grounds of a country estate, Norfolk has plenty to offer visitors.

Jeremy Buxton, former TV presenter, who now farms Hereford cattle at Booton, with his prizewinning bull, Eves Hill Leo. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

From the glamour of a TV career in Paris to breeding pedigree cattle in Norfolk, it is a homecoming career change which has brought fresh impetus to a traditional family farm.

North Norfolk District Council

Would-be councillors have been finding out what it is like to represent their community.

Pictured in Manassas, Virginia with part of the Aldiss building are, from left: Richard Redfearn, Nancy Redfearn, Joan Jarvis and Bernard Jarvis.

The story of Fakenham’s biggest fire in living memory and the destruction of one of its most recognisable buildings is enshrined in the town’s history.

Crime

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Hundreds of pounds worth of lead has been stolen from two north Norfolk churches as metal thieves strike yet again.

Masie the dog, who was attacked on Wells beach

A dog owner has described the moment he and his wife fought two English bull terriers off their pet as the most terrifying ordeal of his life.

Wells beach, where the dog attack took place.

A dog was attacked and injured by two other dogs as it was being walked by its owners along Wells beach.

A boy was knocked off his bike in Reepham.

A car driver is being sought after a boy was knocked off his bike in Reepham.

Oakdene, Wicken Green, near Fakenham, where police are investigating the

A police investigation has been launched after the “unexplained” death of an elderly woman in a village near Fakenham.

Health

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A town’s bid to become county’s next dementia-friendly destination moved a step closer after its hospital threw open its doors to visitors.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital staff on strike. Picture: Ian Burt

Thousands of health workers went on strike today in protest at the Government’s controversial decision not to give them a 1pc pay rise, including midwives taking action for the first time in their history.

The cost of

The cost of patients missing appointments at Norfolk’s three main hospitals soared to an estimated £10m last year, according to new figures.

Eligible patients are being urged to take up their free flu vaccination this winter.

Vulnerable patients are being urged to take up their free flu vaccination this winter after it emerged that less than half of East Anglians had the jab last year.

MP Norman Lamb begins 100-mile cycle ride around north Norfolk. Picture: Andrew Wells.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb is set to raise more than £6,000 from his 100-mile bike ride around the constituency in aid of local health charities.

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Education

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A small village school near Fakenham has opened a new play area thanks to the determined fund-raising efforts of its Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).

University students are urged to sign up with a GP

With the beginning of term approaching, bringing a flurry of first year students, NHS England in East Anglia wants to stress the importance of registering with a local general practitioner (GP).

Latest A-level results

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Notre Dame School, Norwich sixth formers collecting their A level results. Photo: Steve Adams

Click here for a summary of A-level results from schools and colleges across the region as they come in.

A-level results and people’s reactions, tweets and pictures as they happened

Alderman Peel student Esther Neale with her art work. Picture: Ian Burt

World class art in London, Houghton and Norwich has inspired the work of Wells high school students.

Business

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fakenham-based Kinnerton Confectionery said it was benefiting from being part of a wider group as it targets fresh growth across Europe.

FABCOM's Keith Osbourn (left) and Steve Hall promoting Fakenham Business Fair. Picture; Matthew Usher.

Business and community figures have expressed optimism for Fakenham’s economic future at a time when several ventures are opening and closing “like football’s transfer window”.

David Williams, left, and Steve Law. Pic: Daniel Kennedy.

Norfolk entrepreneur Stephen Pitkethly will be realising his father-in-law’s dream when he launches an innovative craft at the Southampton Boat Show next month.

Tidal Transit's (L) Adam Wright and Leo Hambro at the Outer Harbour in Wells. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk’s growing role as an energy industry hot-spot has been underscored by fresh contract wins by firms at either side of the county.

David Matwij, operations manager at Linda McCartney meat-free food plant, who has overseen a startling financial turnaround and is preparing to open a new dessert production area. 
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The growing success of a Fakenham food factory has capped off a profitable year for its American owners.

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Yesterday, 17:50
My Year With Hares by Martin Haywood Smith

Martin Hayward Smith has worked all over the world from the steamy jungles of the Amazon to hot sun of the desert, but his latest book follows his journey through the fields of North Norfolk.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011
Norfolk solicitor Iain MacBrayne

A prominent Norfolk solicitor was found not guilty of causing death by careless driving this afternoon.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Fakenham fireworks display last year.

Fakenham’s fireworks extravaganza will not go ahead this year, organisers have confirmed.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Pictured in Manassas, Virginia with part of the Aldiss building are, from left: Richard Redfearn, Nancy Redfearn, Joan Jarvis and Bernard Jarvis.

The story of Fakenham’s biggest fire in living memory and the destruction of one of its most recognisable buildings is enshrined in the town’s history.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

A man who lost his job at a Norfolk farm returned to steal a tractor, a court heard.

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