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Comedian Omid Djalili.

Comedian and actor Omid Djalili announces he will visit Norwich during 2015 tour - and tickets go on sale tomorrow

Comedian and actor Omid Djalili has announced that he will visit Norwich as part of his 2015 tour – with tickets for the gig going on sale tomorrow morning.

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Guests at the launch night of Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia a major exhibition of works of art celebrating the artistic heritage of East Anglia at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Photo: Steve Adams

Norwich’s Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts announced as finalist for museum prize worth £100,000

Norwich’s Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts has been announced as one of six finalists for a prestigious museum prize worth £100,000.

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The Lemon Tree in Wymondham has been granted a licence to sell alcohol and will be launching a regular tapas bar in the evenings. Owner Nik Smith and his partner Jenna Dracup

Wymondham cafe gets set to launch tapas nights as part of bid to become hub of town’s nightlife

The Mediterranean will soon feel a lot closer to home when a Wymondham cafe launches tapas evenings as part of a revamp which owners hope will see it become the hub of the town’s nightlife.

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Attleborough Amateur Boxing Club has received a £50000 grant for expansion. 
Rachel Stratton, Jeremy Burton, Peyer Neal and Pam Riley.

Popular Attleborough boxing club wins £50,000 of funding to secure its future

Only five years ago its weekly sessions were held at a nearby school. Since then, a popular sports club has shot to success, attracting nearly 250 members, training national champions and, now, securing £50,000 of funding for its future.

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Crime writer Elly Griffiths visits Wymondham Community Bookshop

Crime novelist who sets her books in Norfolk visits Wymondham’s community bookstore for signing

Bookworms from around the county visited a Wymondham bookstore last week when a crime novelist who sets her stories in Norfolk visited for a signing.

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BT Openreach customer service engineers volunteer to paint a mural at the Phoenix Centre. From left, Ian Costello, Carl Dye, Richard Miller, Aimee Long, Stuart Tough, David Wyer, Sharon Gilman, and the designer, Mark Towler. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norwich’s Phoenix Centre rises up from the ashes with new mural

A picturesque scene of the Norfolk Broads is being brought to life by volunteers helping to repair £100,000 worth of fire damage at a Norwich community centre.

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Angel Baton Twirlers

Angels wing their way to national glory

A troupe of baton twirlers from Norwich are celebrating a successful weekend – after scooping five titles at the sport’s national championships.

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Fire engine

Person rescued from river at Halvergate

A person was rescued after going into the river at Halvergate, near Great Yarmouth.

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Police are at the scene. Photo: Denise Bradley.

Dereham motorcyclist Mervyn Taylor dies in road crash in Scotland

A 56-year-old man who died in a motorcycle crash in Scotland has been named as Mervyn Taylor of Clint Green, near Dereham.

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Rachel Holliday of The Norfolk Brewhouse. Photo: Steve Adams

Norfolk and Suffolk beers will be on tap at Westminster’s Strangers’ Bar

Parliamentarians will be able to enjoy three ales from Norfolk and Suffolk in the coming weeks as Norwich’s City of Ale festival looks to broaden its horizons.

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Sailing on the Broads

Broads gets £80,000 for repairs after storms and flooding

The Broads has received £82,000 in funding for urgent repairs following the winter storms and flooding.

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Sheringham Play Park Revamp committee member Rebecca Fish, who sported bunny ears and face paint at the town's Easter parade. Photo: Karen Bethell

How have you been making the most of the Easter Monday sun? Send us your photos and words

We were told it would rain - but families across the region were handed a bonus day of superb sunshine today - and we want to know how you made the most of it.

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Dragon Hall beer festival returns. Submitted pictures

Norwich’s Dragon Hall is all fired up over its beer festival

It’s been dubbed the most relaxed and female-friendly beer festival around – in part because the organising team is made up of three women – and Dragon Hall’s 2014 three-day event returns from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27.

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Jemma Waterfield, and her 11-month-old son Harley in Harley's bedroom where Jemma has put the furniture in the middle of the room because of the damp, in her council flat at Golding Place. Picture: Denise Bradley

Photo gallery: Damp flat is making my baby son ill, says Norwich mum

There is so much damp in Gemma Waterfield’s city council-owned flat, she has had to move her 11-month-old son out of his bedroom after finding mould on his mattress.

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