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Patricia 'Paddy' Fauke, with the 959 grams huge Bramley apple, from the tree she planted in her garden in Rackheath 17 years ago. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Core blimey! Grandmother finds 1kg supersized apple

A Norfolk grandmother was left shocked to the core when she discovered a monster apple weighing just under one kilogram in her garden.

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Battle of Britain commeroration in Norwich.
 Parade by personnel from RAF Marham, exercising their Freedom of the City by marching with bayonets fixed, and the Central Band of the Royal Air Force outside the City Hall. A Spitfire flypast is planned for 12pm. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich remembers those who fought in the Battle of Britain

Crowds lined St Peters street today as Norwich held its first event to commemorate the Battle of Britain.

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Chairman Roy Woodhouse and chief constable, Simon Bailey, make a special presentation to former Norwich police officer Stan Limmer, and his wife Brenda, who is stepping down from running the Norwich City Police Association.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

“You are held in such high regard” - Former Norwich police offer honoured at the Oaklands Hotel

He was a man of the people, demonstrated through Army service with the Royal Engineers, an officer commanding Army cadets, and 30 years as a Norwich policeman.

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Last years Battle of Britain Week in Norwich.

Events held in Norwich to commemorate Battle of Britain anniversary

Commemoration events are being held across the region over the next week to mark the 74th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

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PJs Newsagents in Silver Road, Norwich, could become a post office.
 Picture: Simon Finlay

Norwich Post Office could be on the move

The Post Office is proposing to move one of its branches in Norwich.

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Trevor Smith in An Evening With Dementia. Picture: Westgarth Productions

Award-winning play to visit Hethersett in bid to boost dementia cafe dream

It has taken millions from tears to laughter with its close to the bone portrayal of living with dementia.

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Police have arrested a second man in connection with a stabbing.

Hall Lane, Drayton now cleared after crash

A two car crash which blocked Hall Lane in Drayton has now been cleared

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Teenage girl injured in crash in Gorleston

A 15-year-old girl suffered head and leg injuries in a road traffic collision in Gorleston.

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An officer stands guard at the alleyway linking Crown Road and Albion Road

Update: Man arrested following rape allegation in Great Yarmouth released on bail

A man in his late 20s has been arrested following allegations that two friends were sexually assaulted in Great Yarmouth.

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Organiser and airfield manager, Matt Wilkins, left, and Shaun Hindle of Battlefront, the East England Military Museum, with a 1986 Saxon armoured personnel carrier, one of the vehicles which will be on show at the Military Revival Day at Old Buckenham Airfield. Picture: Denise Bradley

Nuclear missile, mock battles and SAS legend on the bill at Old Buckenham military revival

History will be brought to life in south Norfolk when a well-loved airfield is transformed into a living museum.

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Tom Street has developed an interactive iPad application

Tom designs app to improve the lives of bowel cancer sufferers

A graphic designer from Dussindale has designed a functioning iPad app that helps to show and teach those suffering with bowel cancer about the disease.

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The Mind walk team making their way up Snowdon

Support helps Norwich Mind group climb Mount Snowdon

For young people with mental health issues, the most ordinary task can be overwhelmingly difficult.

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Christian Motta with fish and chips from his Grosvenor Fish Bar, which has been announced as the top fish and chip shop in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, and are now in competition to be the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich’s Grosvenor Fish Bar shortlisted for top award

Grosvenor Fish Bar are looking to be crowned Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Ship of the Year

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Martin Goymour of Banham Zoo stands with the signs announcing control of the zoo has changed to the Zoological Society of East Anglia. Photograph Simon Parker

Banham Zoo project taken to Westminster to fight for political backing

A bid for a new tropical science discovery centre in Norfolk has been taken to Westminster with hopes of gaining political backing.

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