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More than six million people tuned in to watch England Women's World Cup victory over Scotland on Sunday, June 9.

Hundreds of children from different age groups competed in a youth football tournament over the weekend.

The Great British Cycling Festival comes to Norfolk this June, offering fun, free activities and everyone is invited to share in the action of this exciting spectacle.

Fakenham suffered their second successive defeat in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division on Saturday - after previously winning 14 games on the trot.

The Fakenham Racecourse boss said he is "absolutely fuming" after a fight broke out towards the end of an annual ladies' day event.

Hepijeu, winner of the Norfolk National in May, returned to Fakenham to add the Jarrold Ladies' Day Chase to his roll of honour.

Leading female jockey Bryony Frost could end up in the winner's enclosure twice as the 2018/19 season ends at Fakenham on Sunday on Jarrold Ladies Day.

A year and a half ago he completed the last of his 100 marathons in as many days. Now, runner Ian Odgers, from Dereham, is preparing to reach the 200 mark. Here he talks about his marathon in California last week...

It was a bitter sweet weekend in Monaco for the UNI-Virtuosi Racing team as their lead driver, Luca Ghiotto, was excluded from race one while second driver, Guanyu Zhou, claimed his second FIA Formula Two podium of the season in race two.

Christoph Wahler, riding for the German Nations Cup team, led the field ahead of Swiss team member Robin Godel at the end of the first day of dressage at the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials.

Fakenham visited Cromer, a place they have found difficult to win at, and held their nerve to secure a 16 run win and take the lead in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

YBV Costessey have added the Norfolk FA Veterans League Cup to their League Three divisional win.

Defending Norfolk Alliance Premier Division champions Fakenham started where they left off last season with another win - but they were made to work hard for their success at Diss.

A dozen runners will take their chance when Fakenham's longest race of the year, worth almost £20,000 to the winner, is the highlight of today's six-race meeting.

Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham was proud of his side's efforts in Monday's Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup Final after seeing his side beaten by Long Melford.

It has been another season to remember for Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell.

Fakenham Town have a big game to look forward to on Monday after rounding off their Thurlow Nunn League Division One North campaign with a big away win.

On a sun-drenched afternoon Fakenham Town Centre Races featured an outstanding lone break by Iceni Velo's Darren Rutterford in the Cat Three/Four men's race.

The first running of the Aldiss Furnishing Stores Handicap Hurdle has attracted a field of seven for Monday afternoon's always popular Fakenham seven-race Easter meeting.

A £30,000 three-mile chase for veteran horses is the feature of Fakenham's seven-race card on Easter Monday.

Former British champions Shaun Simpson (RFX KTM) and Tommy Searle (BOS Kawasaki) put on a motocross masterclass as they traded places in the headline MX1 class at round two of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship at Lyng.

Oliver Townend, the world number one and leading British points winner, dominated proceedings in the headline classes at Burnham Market International Horse Trials.

Day one of the 2019 Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials reached a successful conclusion with the completion of seven classes under mostly blue skies.

Fakenham rounded off a highly satisfactory campaign in London 3EC with comprehesinve win at bottom of the table Ipswich YM on Saturday to seal a fifth place finish.

Fakenham Town extended their superb unbeaten run to 16 matches with a win at Haverhill Borough on Saturday.

Fakenham edged past Woodbridge 27-26 to stay in the hunt for a fifth place finish in the very competitive London 3EC League.

Missing five regulars through holiday or suspension, Fakenham Town still ran out comfortable 5-2 winners over Leiston Reserves in their final home game of the season.

The NR F1 Podcast - taking Norfolk's Formula 1 legacy and turning it into chatter - talks Valtteri Bottas, Australian Grand Prix and looks ahead to Bahrain.

Martin Brundle

Fakenham Town have a cup final to look foward to in May after stretching their unbeaten run in all competitions to 13 games on Tuesday evening.

James Bowen, 18 on Tuesday, was the star when taking the Fakenham Silver Cup to complete a personal hat-trick.

Less than 20 minutes after the highlight of the National Hunt season, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Fakenham stages its Silver Cup, the feature of Friday's seven-race card.

Lucy Wadham

Fakenham Town stretched their unbeaten run to 11 matches in an eventful game at Clipbush Park on Saturday.

Fakenham Town

The NR F1 Podcast - taking Norfolk's Formula 1 legacy and turning it into chatter - previews the 2019 season and Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Martin Brundle

A slowed-down form of rugby for the over 40s is coming to Norfolk, courtesy of Fakenham Rugby Club.

After a week off from league action Fakenham entertained top of the table Wymondham in what was a pulsating London 3EC game.

Tom Bane-Young

Fakenham Town underlined their promotion credentials with a superb win at Thurlow Nunn League Division One North leaders Harleston Town on Saturday.

Alex Walpole

Talented teenage jockey James Bowen got home in the final strides on grey gelding Fifty Shades to win the three-mile chase on a dramatic day at Fakenham yesterday.

Neil King

It's good to know that horses running at Fakenham will handle the tight track - for Monday afternoon's feature race three of the six runners return having previously won in north Norfolk.

Nicky Henderson

A racing kart driver from Dereham has impressed on his first weekend competing with a national license.

Fakenham Town completed a perfect February on Saturday when they beat Felixstowe and Walton Reserves 4-2 at Clipbush Park.

Alex Walpole

A north Norfolk woman who defied doctors' expectations after suffering a catastrophic brain injury as a youngster has been named Sailor of Year in an annual awards scheme run for people with disabilities by the Royal Yachting Association.

It may be a 500-plus miles round trip when trainer Christian Williams brings his horses from Glamorgan in Wales to Fakenham, but the young handler doesn't let that stand in his way of searching for winners.

Nicky Henderson

Football fans have held a moment's applause for Denver Clinton during Norwich's home match against Bristol City.

Denver Clinton

Fakenham consolidated their mid-table position in London 3EC by winning an exciting match that saw them pull away after a tight first half.

Tom Bane-Young

Fakenham Town conceded their first goal in seven matches on Saturday - but still went on to claim another good win.


A budding cyclist has got his sights set on success, after securing sponsorship supporting him to compete in the Fakenham Easter Criterium race.

Richard Crook

The county's roads will play host to one of the biggest events in the UK cycling calendar this summer.

University of East Anglia

Nico de Boinville jumped off champion trainer Nicky Henderson's impressive winner Pistol Whipped and announced he couldn't wait until the horse went over larger obstacles.

Teenage jockey James Bowen and Glamorgan-based trainer Christian Williams are bidding for a double when racing returns to Fakenham this afternoon.

Nicky Henderson

Fakenham recorded an exciting 24-19 win over visitors Wisbech in their latest London Three Eastern Counties match.

Tom Bane-Young

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Defending Norfolk Alliance Premier Division champions Fakenham started where they left off last season with another win - but they were made to work hard for their success at Diss.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

A classy field of six contest the £15,000 feature chase on a competitive six-race card at Fakenham on Thursday afternoon.

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Lucy Wadham
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Six-year-old mare Ceara Be took the New Year's Day honours at Fakenham when claiming her first hurdles success to land the feature handicap, worth almost £7,000 to the winner.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Fakenham racecourse stages its hugely popular New Year's Day six-race meeting next Tuesday with 19 initial entries for the near £15,000 feature handicap hurdle.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Previous Fakenham winners make up most of the initial 13 entries for the feature race at the north Norfolk course's next meeting on Tuesday.

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Nicky Henderson

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