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We may have lost an hour in bed this morning - but the region has been treated to glorious blue skies and sunshine for start of British Summer Time.

Almost 600 churches across Norfolk and Waveney feature in the latest Diocese of Norwich guide to some of the most beautiful buildings in the region.

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A religious studies teacher has said she finds it strange her pupils are using a revision guide she has written.

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The mother of a boy with one of the rarest types of cancer ever has revealed she gave her son cannabis because she was “desperate to find something to alleviate his suffering”.

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A Thetford dance group are recovering after an action-packed and exciting couple of weeks.


Onlookers marvelled as they got a got a rare glimpse of one of the country’s most historic steam engines passing through the county.

Pupils from a Thetford school had a day of discovery when they sampled an area of field to record the number invertebrates in it.

British Trust for Ornithology

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Thetford will be aiming to clinch the Eastern Counties One title with two games to spare tomorrow.

It’s often called the fastest growing sport in the world, and this region is a hotbed of mixed martial arts talent. MARK HEATH looks at fighters for you to follow in his latest Flying Knee column.


Snetterton’s circuit racing season starts this Saturday with Norfolk-built cars headlining the meeting in the Lotus Cup along with the Lotus Elise Trophy, which will be joining its bigger brother at their local venue.


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.


Former Norwich United striker Matt Blake has followed his heart and not his pocket, after opting to stay with Leiston and turn down a big-money move to Ryman Premier Division rivals Billericay Town.


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Let your mum put her feet up and have a well earned rest for a special treat this Mothering Sunday. We have some great places to take her and ways to spoil her.


Sir Cliff Richard is to return to the region this summer on his Just Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll tour.

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Ryder Cup stars Chris Wood and Andy Sullivan will represent England at the inaugural GolfSixes European Tour tournament near St Albans this May.

Oklahoma was a game-changer. Christian Jenner, director of a new production at Bury Theatre Royal, talks about the appeal of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic.

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Dozens of the country’s top music acts will be descending on Norfolk this spring and summer. Here Molly Willis picks out her top tips for gigs in the county.

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Norwich Cathedral’s Hostry is to host an exhibition focussing in the Christian cross.

An exhibition of textile art is to feature work inspired by Norwich’s Magdalen Street.


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.

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Norfolk and Norwich Festival is looking for asylum seekers and refugees who would like to share their stories as part of a new performance to be presented this May.


A Norwich drama group for children and young adults is looking for new members to appear in a production of James and the Giant Peach.


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Thetford sealed the Eastern Counties One title after a thumping 82-24 victory away to Thurston.

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Wymondham are looking to secure second place in the table after a big home win, coupled with Crusaders’ defeat at home to Ipswich YM.

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The Vikings made club history with their first victory at Letchworth, sweeping aside their opponents with a clinical display.


Despite the scoreline, this was a closely-contested game between two mid-table sides, neither of whom is going to be relegated or promoted.

Faced with several personnel and positional changes it was always going to be difficult for Holt against a well-drilled Cantabs side who are enjoying one of their best ever seasons.

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