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A steam engine built in the 1910s has broken down on the A11 at Thetford, partially blocking the road.

The newly-installed barriers on the A11 which the A11 Riders Action Group are campaigning against.  Picture: Matthew Usher.

The centre of Norwich saw 250 motorcyclists take to the road to protest a controversial motorway barrier today.

Tommy Georgious's Thetford home was burgled in May and he's still waiting for insurance money to pay.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

A man who claims he had £15,000 of damage done to his home after a burglary has staged a one man protest against a building society he says has let him down.

Dead fish at Acle Dyke. Picture: Supplied

Environment experts will survey the region’s waterways in the coming weeks to gauge what damage the recent storms caused.

The official opening of Great Yarmouth Primary Academy - one of the Inspiration Trust schools at the centre of the allegations. (L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.   Picture: James Bass

Ofsted has announced an independent review of its investigation into claims that three Norfolk schools connected to Dame Rachel de Souza received advance notice of up-coming inspections.

Chris Ball, pharmacist at Hurn Chemist in Norwich, who is part of a new campaign urging patients to cut down on wasted medicines. Picture: Supplied

Patients have been urged to help save the NHS millions of pounds after it emerged that almost £5m was being lost every year in Norfolk through unused prescription medicines.

Jamie and Michelle Mintram, along with their children Josh and Chloe share their Weeting home and garden with 145 pets and rescue animals.Picture by: Sonya Duncan

It is your average three-bed family home, lived in by a husband, wife and two children.

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Thetford and Brandon sport

Diss Town look to build on midweek cup success today when they host Norfolk rivals Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Two teams from the Almary Green Anglian Combination have been handed exciting draws in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Thetford went away to the windy ground of Southwold for this week’s clash which the home side kicked off to the Thetford pack.

Thetford AC members at the Ryston Cross Country Series event.

Thetford athletes turned out in force for the first round of the annual Ryston Cross Country Series which follows a forest course close to the village of Shouldham Thorpe near Downham Market.

Norwich City's Cameron King and striker Carlton Morris caught the eye of Neil Adams in the recent development league win over Tottenham's U21s. Photo: Bill Smith

Young Norwich City star Cameron King is hoping his man-of-the-match performance for the club’s Under-21s will have caught the eye of the man who matters most – manager Neil Adams.

Norfolk Entertainment

Coastline exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal: Summer, Brancaster by Martin Laurance.

The power and beauty of the region’s coastline is being celebrated in a new exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal.

EDP People's Choice winners Pasco-Q Kevlin from Norwich Arts Centre and John Baker from The Voice Project with EDP arts correspondent Emma Knights at the 2014 Norfolk Arts Awards during the Hostry Festival.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Stars of our county’s arts scene have been honoured at an awards ceremony celebrating Norfolk’s champions of culture.

Competition winner John Checketts, left, meets artist Martin Wall and the GoGoDragons at a secret location. Photo: Bill Smith

England’s brave and gallant patron saint is the inspiration behind the winning entry in our design-a-dragon competition.

Family feat pix 23/10/14

Behold, the witching hour is almost upon us and there are plenty of terrifying adventure to scare you out of your wits this Halloween week. SIMON PARKIN picks some of the highlights to send shivers down your spine.

Family feat pix 23/10/14

Schools are out once again and families looking for some perfect half term fun are spoilt for choice. SIMON PARKIN highlights some of the shows taking place this week.

Norfolk sport

A host of individual errors cost battling Lynn dearly as their dreams of reaching the FA Cup first round fell at the final hurdle.

Club chairman Alan Bowkett and chief executive David McNally present Norwich City's accounts at Carrow Road. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich City manager Neil Adams will be handed the financial fire power to buy new players in the January transfer window after the club was handed a clean bill of health in its annual accounts.

The annual Norfolk junior county tennis awards have been presented, including to (from left) Alex Mcnaughton, Tom Watkinson, Scott Whiting, Danni Long Martinez and Emily Barrett.

Over 75 young tennis players have been assessed for Norfolk team selections at East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club in Norwich.

Barford Primary School headteacher Judith Tigerschiold accepts a cheque for £100 from the Auto Cycle Union following pupil Kenzie Cossey's (centre) performance at the British Youth Grass Track Championships. Kenzie was joined by King's Lynn Stars rider Robert Lambert (right) for the presentation.

Young grasstrack racer Kenzie Cossey has earned a financial boost for his school following success at the British Youth Grasstrack Championships.

King's Lynn Town players celebrate Marc Goodfellow's goal in a 2-0 win against AFC Fylde at The Walks in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division last season. Picture Matthew Usher.

The mouth-watering prospect of an FA Cup tie with a Football League side is within touching distance for King’s Lynn Town – and manager Gary Setchell admits the excitement for the game is already in full flow.

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