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Keep up to date with the latest GCSE exam results with our live map

Our live GCSE results map will show how schools across Norfolk have performed in GCSE exams compared to previous years.

Abellio have been awarded the franchise for the east's rail services. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Abellio has been confirmed by the Department for Transport as the operator of the new East Anglian rail franchise, which will commence on the 16th October 2016.

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Jodie McGill (middle, pictured with her team) is fundraising in memory of her grandad Tom McGill. 10k in 10 months is a series of events raising money for St Nicholas Hospice. 
A bowling match in Thetford is the latest event to take place.

A much-loved community figure who died ten years ago is being fittingly remembered by a group of family fundraisers who are aiming to drum up £10,000 with a series of challenges and events.

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Richard  Wilson, on recieving his MBE in 2004/

A popular horse owner and breeder who won praise for his volunteer work has died.

The Thetford Dad's Army Museum's Captain Mainwaring statue, situated between the Anchor Hotel, which was in the first episode, and the Bell Hotel where the actors stayed at Thetford.

A much-loved statue of Captain Mainwaring from the classic television series Dad’s Army has disappeared from its perch on a bench by Thetford’s riverfront.

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Common Crane, Grus grus, confirmed breeding of at least one pair at Lakenheath Fen RSPB reserve. Suffolk, England. 17th May, 2007. Possibly for the first time in 400 years. Picture: ANDY HAY

They are among the country’s rarest birds – but two pairs of cranes at the Lakenheath Fen nature reserve are doing their best to change all that.

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Connor Ingram, left, went so close to being Gorleston's hat-trick hero last night. Picture: DAVID HARDY

Gorleston continued their impressive start to the Premier Division season by beating Walsham-le-Willows 2-0.

Will there be more home celebrations like this in King's Lynn this evening? Picture: IAN BURT

A First Division derby is the pick of the night’s games in the Eastern Counties League.

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Elmham'’s Olly Hall on his way to 20 to go with his 4-51 bowling stint. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

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Damian Hilton will be back in the dugout as Wroxham look to start a FA Cup adventure. Picture: WROXHAM FC

Wroxham, Dereham Town and Norwich United will be aiming to ensure Norfolk enjoys a far happier FA Cup return this afternoon.

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Joint Yarmouth bosses Adam Mason, front, and Martyn Sinclair. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Great Yarmouth Town have their own Norfolk-Suffolk rivalry to sort out this afternoon when the Bloaters head to Ipswich Wanderers looking for their second win of the season.

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EPU THETFORD FESTIVAL folk in the garden

A two-week extravaganza of art, dance, music, history and more is getting under way tonight at Thetford’s Great Festival.

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Childhood memories of summer in Norfolk: Riding the snails at Joyland, visiting Pettitts Animal Adventure Park and crabbing in North Norfolk.

Do you remember doing these 15 things when you were younger? Share your favourite memories in the comments below.

The winners of the 2015 Norfolk Arts Awards at The Maddermarket Theatre. The 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards will be held at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry on October 21. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Shining stars of Norfolk’s cultural scene are to be honoured in the fifth Norfolk Arts Awards.

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Fireworks will light up Ipswich Waterfront this weekend. Photo: Jen O'Neill

From waterfront celebrations to a good weekend to be called Norman and classic cars to a tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice, there’s plenty to enjoy this weekend.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Students from Pathways College taking part in Counterstorytellers for the Norwich Radical Film Festival. Photo: Submitted

A short film made by students from Pathways College will premiere tomorrow at The Garage as part of The Norwich Radical Film Festival.

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Going Out Guide: Absurd Person Singular at Maddermarket Theatre, Outdoor Cinema at Earlham Park and West Side Story at Norwich Playhouse. (L-R)

Looking for something to do this evening? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place in the fine city.

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Nine things to do in Norfolk this weekend: World Pier Crabbing Championships, 80s Celebration at Holkham Hall and CaLM festival.

Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday weekend? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place across the county on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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Children from the Theatre Royal's Arts Courses Summer School perform in the auditorium of the new Stage Two building. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The curtain has gone up on Norwich Theatre Royal’s ambitious new learning and participation centre.

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Wild Thyme restaurant.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Vegetarianism, and even veganism, has been going mainstream for a while.

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Swardeston captain Mark Thomas in EAPL action against Norwich. 

Picture: MARk BULLIMORE

Swardeston will host what is being billed as the most prestigious match in their history on Sunday when they play their Royal London Club Championship semi-final at The Common.

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Action from the Lady Mary Trophy final between Garboldisham and Bradfield at Manor Park - The victorious Gaboldisham team.

Garboldisham lifted the Lady Mary Trophy at Manor Park after winning a tense and exciting match against Bradfield with three wickets to spare.

Carl Wilkinson beat Tai Woffinden in heat nine. Picture: Ian Burt

The Stars’ Carl Wilkinson was on cloud nine even though Lynn were brought back down to earth with a hefty bump.

The world champion, Tai Woffinden, is always a star attraction. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

King’s Lynn took on Wolverhampton this evening and we were there to bring you live updates.

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Conac's Wesley Matsuka-Williams with his English Schools triple jump gold medal. Picture: Tony Payne

With athletics under the global spotlight at the Rio Olympics, clubs around the region are hoping to attract new members to the various disciplines of their sport.

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