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Ruddy Muddy work on new barbers in Wymondham.

White van man Ruddy Muddy creates amazing ‘grafilthy’ in window polish on Wymondham shop’s windows

A business owner fitting out her new shop in Wymondham has been treated to some unusual artwork - on her windows.

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Bertie Batch, from Norwich, who needs help applying for his replacement Second World War medals, which he can't find.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Can you help Bertie find his fellow Norwich Blitz messengers?

Bertie Batch remembers rushing his family to safety in the Norwich Blitz of 1942, while his dad served as a fire watcher in Prince of Wales Road.

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Reynardine performing at the BE Project at Open. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich’s BE project ends after five years

It has helped hundreds of youngsters realise their potential and follow their dreams.

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One crew of firefighters made the scene safe.

Motorists face diversions after two cars crash near Rackheath and Salhouse

Two vehicles were involved in a “minor shunt” near Rackheath.

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A cyclist was taken to hospital following the crash.

Cyclist taken to hospital after crash with a car in Norwich

A cyclist has been taken to hospital following an accident involving a car.

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Stop Hempnalls Onshore Wind Turbines members Geoff Moulton, foreground, Rob Johnson and Trevor Shurmer, right, with SHOWT banners.

Community wins three-year fight against windfarm

A South Norfolk community is celebrating today after winning a battle to stop a windfarm being built.

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David Bartram teaching history to sixth form students when he worked at Wymondham High School.  Photo - Denise Bradley

‘I will never forget my teacher, my friend and my mentor’ - a tribute to Attleborough Academy vice principal David Bartram

Steven Dye, a history teacher at Wymondham College, wrote this tribute to Attleborough Academy vice principal David Bartram, who died on October 25:

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Mary Biggs celebrates her 101st birthday with the other four generations of her family. From left, back, great granddaughter, Emily Trendell, 28; granddaughter Amanda Armishaw; and great granddaughter Clare Fairy, 31. Front row, great great grandson, Jacob Woods, 9; daughter-in-law Ann Biggs; Mary; son, David Biggs and great grandson Joshua Trendell, 23. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Mary shares memories of her life as she celebrates 101st birthday

A lot has happened during the lifetime of Mary Biggs who recently celebrated her 101st birthday.

She vividly remembers as a 26-years-old hearing Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain declare war on Germany on September 3 1939- an event that had a big effect on her life.

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Paul Grenville

Still no date for inquest into cyclist killed in Marsham crash

A date has still not been set for an inquest into the death of a cyclist who died in a road crash.

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The Wymondham Dickensian Steam Punk Fayre event. The Christmas lights are switched on. Picture: Denise Bradley

Preparations underway for Wymondham Christmas lights switch on at the Dickensian Steampunk Fayre

Sumo-snowmen, dancing penguins and reindeer hot off the sleigh from the north pole will kick off the countdown to Christmas in south Norfolk at a long-running event.

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In the hands of City Hall. Skateboarders in Norwich City centre where a ban could be put in place. Photo: Steve Adams

Opinion: Norwich skateboard ban is wrong

As a former resident of Norwich, I read with disappointment about plans to ban skateboarding from the city centre.

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Cllr Mark Kiddle-Morris, Breckland District Council, Launditch.; PHOTO: IAN BURT; COPY:; FOR:EDP News; EDP pics © 2007; (01603)772434

Attleborough link road one step closer to approval

A proposed link road in Breckland which will ease the strain of future development has passed the first hurdle.

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Rachael McLanaghan with Mark Matless, centre, and James Hammond who are planning a Halloween Jamboree at Dragon Hall in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Mouth-watering menu at pop up market and wood-fired feast for special Halloween celebration in Norwich

It’s a chance to enjoy a menu of fresh seasonal produce, savour the taste of wood-smoked meats and wash it all down with a refreshing ice-cold pint of local beer.

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Hannah Syrett, 6; Maddie Ibbotson, 6 and Alice Gates, 6; making their lanterns. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Norwich youngsters get creative for Halloween parade

A group of children have made Halloween lanterns which will be part of the Spooky City Parade.

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