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Champion jockey Richard Johnson looks set to visit the winner’s enclosure today when the 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way at Fakenham.

Nicky Henderson

Grey mare Actinpieces will try to repeat her feat of a year ago on Friday when Fakenham Racecourse’s 2018/19 National Hunt season gets under way with a six-race card.

Nicky Henderson

The Maxxis British Motocross reaches its climax on Sunday at the superb Cadders Hill circuit in Norfolk.

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Despite defeat, Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunnigham was pleased with his side’s display at Wroxham in the Norfolk Senior Cup on Saturday as they put the “the worst performance” of his reign behind them at the first attempt.

Fakenham Town

Fakenham got back to winning ways with a hard-fought win in a match played in driving rain from the start.

Lloyd Marshall

Fakenham suffered a narrow defeat at Little Melton after finishing the game with just 13 men.

Having started the season with a win against Ipswich YM, Fakenham were, for a number of reasons, unable to put out their full regular first team for their match against West Norfolk.

Lloyd Marshall

Fakenham were unlucky to slip to a 2-0 defeat at high-flying Mulbarton Wanderers in their latest Thurlow Nunn League Division One fixture on a blustery Friday evening.

Norfolk Snowsports Club celebrated their 50th birthday with crowd-wowing demos by Team GB superstars.

He may spend most of his time running his family fish smoking business but when Richard Bunning isn’t selling his produce on the market, he is conquering the world of clay pigeon shooting.

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Dereham based Stix Baton Twirlers are celebrating after recent success in the BBTSA Region 15 Open Championships in Lowestoft.

East Anglia’s Piggy French has won team eventing gold at the World Equestrian Games. But why did she almost quit the sport and how did she get her unusual nickname? Sheena Grant reports.

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Norwich live to fight another day in the East Anglian Premier League after coming through a tense play-off semi-final against Fakenham at Postwick yesterday.

Norfolk Alliance

Fakenham face one of their biggest matches for a number of years on Sunday - but they still don’t know who it will be against!

Norfolk Alliance Premier Division

Fakenham captain David Coyle is delighted to be involved in the East Anglian Premier League play-offs – but is less than impressed with the format of the competition.

Norfolk Alliance Premier Division

Fakenham made it back-to-back wins in Division One North of Thurlow Nunn League on Saturday when they thumped visitors Diss Town 4-0.

Ricky Claxton

A tough marathon saw a podium place just slip from Kimberley Morrison’s grasp at Ironman Kalmar in Sweden.

Kimberley Morrison

The time has come to recognise the efforts of Norfolk’s most exceptional sportsmen and women.

BBC

Fakenham won their seventh successive game to cement second place in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division table.

Harry Bammant

Red-hot Robert Lambert has revealed how a sensible diet is one of the secrets to his success.

Robert Lambert

Saturday league footballers are being asked to share their thoughts on a proposed new single pyramid structure at county and district levels.

King’s Lynn captain Robert Lambert raced to a sensational victory in the second round of the Speedway Euro Championship in Gustrow.

Robert Lambert

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a breeding ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – reviews the 2018 British Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton

Join us from pubs across Norfolk and Waveney as England take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.

World Cup 2018

The 2018 World Cup has been a hot topic all over Twitter, particularly given England’s surprise performance in the tournament.

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As most England fans get ready to watch the nation’s huge semi-final against Croatia tomorrow in pubs across the county or at home with friends and family, one lucky England fan is preparing himself for the trip back to Russia.

Russia

We really are starting to believe the World Cup is coming home.

England Ambulance Service

Pubs and beer gardens the length and breadth of the county erupted in celebrations as England took one step closer to a place in the World Cup final today.

World Cup 2018

We’re starting to get the feeling that football really may be coming home!

Kris Barnard

Fakenham recorded their best league result of the season so far, defeating Stow by six wickets and in turn leapfrogging them to third place in the Alliance Premier.

Lloyd Marshall

Honking horns, jubilant cheers and chants of “football’s coming home” echoed throughout the county and beyond as England celebrated its latest victory in the World Cup.

World Cup 2018

Athletes from across the country flocked to a north Norfolk estate this weekend to take part in a popular triathlon event.

Norwich

Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison led from start to finish in taking victory at the first edition of Ironman 70.3 Finland in Lahti on Saturday.

Kimberley Morrison

Fakenham were involved in an excellent game on Saturday which ebbed and flowed, produced over 500 runs and saw 18 wickets fall.

Lloyd Marshall

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a breeding ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – reviews the 2018 French Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Mark Webber

With England playing Panama this afternoon, footie fans across the county have been turning out in the sunshine for the game.

Paul Sandford

An excellent Fakenham home performance saw them comfortably beat a dangerous Diss side to secure 23 points and fourth place in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

Robert Lambert admitted his granddad who started his career was “looking down on him proudly” after he landed the Sports Insure British Championship title.

Sweden

Football fans can watch the World Cup sitting at a huge grandstand in front of a big screen in the front garden of a Dereham pub.

Paul Sandford

Little is known about the tiny wooden building which sits unassuming, tucked away from a mid-Norfolk market town’s high street.

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The fastest bike split of the professional women’s field helped Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison to seventh place at the Challenge Championship in Slovakia.

Kimberley Morrison

Trainer Neil King’s Princeton Royale was given a tremendous ride by Jack Andrews to land the Jarrold Ladies Day Chase on a perfect day to close the 2017/18 season at Fakenham yesterday.

David Hunter

The ladies have their day in the limelight at Fakenham on Sunday afternoon when the Jarrold-sponsored Ladies Day completes their 2017/18 National Hunt season.

Neil King

Dressage got under way on day one of the Houghton Horse Trials on Thursday, with riders in all the eventing classes performing in front of the judges.

Fakenham produced their most comprehensive performance for some time to defeat Garboldisham by 191 runs.

Lloyd Marshall

Visitors to this year’s Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International can look forward to an unusual blend of world class sport - set against a backdrop of modern art.

Ireland

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 – reviews the 2018 Spanish Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton

Jockey Mark Grant endured an awful journey to Fakenham but, despite arriving just 30 minutes before the start of the course’s richest and longest race of the season, managed to take the Snellings Norfolk National Chase on Emerald Rose.

Lucy Wadham

There are 21 entries for one of the highlights of Fakenham’s National Hunt season, the Snellings Norfolk National Chase over three miles and five furlongs on Tuesday.

Wales

Mollie Patterson was a double gold medallist at the PG Mutual Cadet & Junior National Championships in Wolverhampton.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

AS far back as David Hunter can remember, horses and ponies have been part of his life.

Whether riding a pony as a boy in the West Country, attending the elite Cadre Noir centre in France during his army years, working to improve horses' welfare at a Norfolk-based charity or managing the British Paralympic eventing team in the Beijing Olympics last summer - horsemanship has been the focus of his career.

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