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Staff at O2 in Castle Street fundraising for NARS

Staff at Norwich phone store raise thousands for voluntary medical service after fatal crash

After a car crash killed her sister and seriously injured her niece, one woman set about raising money for the rescue service that helped her family at the scene.

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Festival of Cultures 2013 at the Forum. Picture: SUBMITTED

Special celebration of cultures in Norwich

A colourful festival celebrating the array of different cultures there are in Norwich is to take place in August.

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Wendy Balicki found money in donations as she was sorting through furniture at the Wymondham store. They are now trying to trace the person who donated it to see whether it was intentional.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Charity worker left stunned after £1,000 in cash is found in bag of donated clothes

A charity worker was left stunned after she found bank notes totalling £1,000 hidden in a sack of donated clothes.

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George and Angie Estcourt raise a toast to Colin Oates outside the King's Head pub in North Lopham

Villagers share their delight at judo ace’s golden success

It’s put us on the map! Delighted villagers raised a toast to judo ace and fellow villager Colin Oates who struck gold at the Commonwealth Games.

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Norwich band Cielo

Video: Norwich band to play to crowd of 30,000 at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A young Norwich band are playing the biggest gig of their career to date on Sunday - to 30,000 people at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Toddlers enjoying the Mini Monkey Gym. Franchise owner, Penny Holbrook, with toddler Issy Greenacre, 2. Picture: Denise Bradley

Photo gallery: Norwich entrepreneur encourages monkeying around with her Mini Monkey Gym enterprise

As most parents know, children do not need an excuse to perfect their rolling-down-slopes and sliding-on-their-tummies skill.

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The Norwich Pride parade. Picture: Denise Bradley

Pride is back on parade in Norwich - all you need to know about the event

The final preparations are being made for the sixth annual Norwich Pride, which takes to the streets of the city on Saturday.

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Wymondham mayor Dianne Fernee relaunches the carnival with Dave Disney, left, and Tony Holden. Photo: Bill Smith

Organisers put finishing touches on Wymondham Carnival ahead of its return after 20 years

Organisers of a popular south Norfolk carnival are busy putting the finishing touches to the event ahead of its return this weekend.

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Road closed signs. Picture: Bill Darnell.

Motorists warned of road closures ahead of Norwich Pride parade

Motorists heading into Norwich city centre this weekend are being warned of possible traffic disruption.

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Hethersett have-a-go-hero landed with £1,000 car repair after trying to foil theft

A have-a-go-hero who attempted to foil a theft has been landed with a £1,000 bill to repair his damaged car.

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Jackie Heffer-Cooke

Opinion: Baby yoga - fad or fantastic?

Baby yoga instructor Jackie Heffer-Cooke explains why she believes bth baby and mum can get a lot out of a little yoga time.

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Norwich City's new away kit for the 2014/15 season

Video: Norwich City reveal new away kit - and it’s an early hit with fans

Norwich City have today unveiled their new away kit - a red and purple number.

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Charlotte Dean in her studio in Norwich; Photo credit: Submitted.

Photos: Meet the bonny babies picked to appear in the new catalogue of a Norwich blanket business

Meet the four faces of the new bonny babies chosen to model a Norfolk blanket designer’s latest collection.

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Picture: James Bass

Man injured by drill after falling from a ladder in Scratby

A man has been taken to hospital after injuring himself on a drill when he fell from a ladder.

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Town mayor Colin Foulger with carnival queen winner Wednesday Bachelor. Photo: Anna Meek

And the winner is... Judges crown carnival queen and Wymondham’s Got Talent winner ahead of carnival

An evening of warm community spirit and friendly competition marked the final of two of south Norfolk’s biggest competitions.

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