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Ray Clarke celebrates his 100th birthday in Thorpe St Andrew.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Thorpe 100 year old jokes he will ‘run a marathon’ after landmark birthday party

He was made the Norwich Brewery Bowls Club’s first honorary life member at 90 and a decade on he has become the club’s first ever centenarian having reached his landmark 100th birthday.

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Work by NUA fashion graduate Victoria Miller on the catwalk at Graduate Fashion Week. Picture; Simon Armstrong

Norwich fashion students showcase their collections at Graduate Fashion Week in London

The work of Norwich’s next generation of fashion designers was showcased on the catwalk in London as part of Graduate Fashion Week at the weekend.

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North Norfolk District Council member Eric Seward is unhappy about the state of the grass on Acorn Green in North Walsham which is maintained by Kier.


Concern over lack of grass cutting on popular North Walsham green

Town leaders are concerned about the lack of grass cutting on a popular green area, with one labelling it as “scruffy”.

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Mark Sawyer upon a Norfolk punt. Photo: Submitted

Friends finish 24-hour race to honour Horning man

A team of boatsmen and women have taken part in a day long race on the Broads in memory of their friend.

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Sandie Smith's partner Michael Seger went missing in March. 

‘I want Daddy home’ - plea for missing Norwich man Michael Seger to come home

“I want Daddy home,” says a voice at other end of the room, his tone matter-of-fact rather than distraught, “I want him to come back. I want Daddy.”

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Cheraleigh Van Zanten pictured with her parents Harold and Cheryl Van Zanten after being crowned Miss Norwich 2015. Picture; Kevin Wise

Miss Norwich beats illness to take coveted title

An 18-year-old who has battled with anxiety and stress since childhood has been crowned Miss Norwich 2015.

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Traffic makes its way around Thickthorn roundabout at the junction of the A11 and the A47. Picture: Denise Bradley

Concerns over Thickthorn roundabout markings triggering near-misses

Villagers are speaking out about the markings on a major roundabout which they say often trigger near-misses.

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The Cawston Band, who will be performing at Morley Beer Festival.

Norfolk breweries on the line-up at three-day Morley beer festival

Final preparations are in place as a three-day beer festival gets set to return to south Norfolk.

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Sarah Harmer at Wembley

Mother-of-two with terminal cancer describes joy after winning EDP / Evening News competition to see Norwich City at Wembley

A mother-of-two who has terminal cancer has expressed her joy at seeing Norwich City play at Wembley.

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Eaton Park mini train. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Full steam ahead for fundraising

Delighted children with parents in tow climbed aboard the miniature railway to help raise money for a hospice appeal for young people.

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Children from Morley Primary School helped to raise £200 for St ANdrew's Church in Deopham after hearing that the church had lead from the roof stolen.
Children are(l-r) Harry Harper-Brown, Brook Darkins, Sarah Adeyemi, Sam Minnis, they are pictured with (l-r) teacher Teresa Dogget, church warden Kathleen Flowerday, church warden Angela Phoenix, and Rev'd Colin Reed.

Morley youngsters inspired help with £10,000 Deopham church roof fundraiser

When children at Morley Primary School heard that thieves had snatched lead from their beloved church, they were inspired to act.

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busking day

Wymondham Music Festival brochure launched at town busking day

The Wymondham Music Festival team launched the Festival Fortnight brochure at a busy Town Busking Day on Saturday.

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