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What is left of Trina the scarecrow

Norwich students come to scarecrow’s rescue

A scarecrow that was burnt down in the Norwich Cathedral grounds is being remade by art and design pupils at Norwich School.

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The traveling Norwich fans before the Sky Bet Championship match at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
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Why it’s become fun once again to be a travelling Norwich City fan

The loving feeling has returned to Norwich City’s loyal away following as the Canaries win their fourth successive away game this season-with City now sitting pretty top of the Championship table.

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Last Dance at the Royal British Legion, Aylsham Road. Norwich.

Last three members left to right Irene Arger, Beth Corston and Ave Kett, front.

 The Womens Branch of the Royal British Legion, Aylsham Road that has disbanded, and along with it their weekly tea dance that has been going since 1980. Photo: Steve Adams

Video: Curtain falls on 30 years of fundraising tea dances at Jubilee Hall

After 30 years of music, dancers took to the floor for the last time at the former Royal British Legion community centre on Aylsham Road, ahead of its closure.

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Sarah Matthews and her sons Henry and Thomas who were stranded at a closed airport in Italy after their plane was diverted.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Family stranded at closed airport following flight diversion

A Wymondham family left stranded overnight in a closed airport with their two young children have spoken out about their nightmare ordeal.

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Runners join with Darryl Davis' family and friends to run in his memory at Eaton Parkrun. Darryl's wife Kerry is supported on her way round the course. 
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

600 people at Parkrun tribute to Norfolk athlete Darryl Davis

Hundreds of runners filled Eaton Park in Norwich this morning to remember a Norfolk dad of two who died on a 197-mile race.

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Trina the scarecrow after the attack.

Video: Norwich Cathedral scarecrow the victim of arson attack

Placed inside the Norwich Cathedral grounds on Thursday, Trina Forest the scarecrow was the victim of an arson attack on Friday which saw her completely destroyed.

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Frank and Lesley Seaman, celebrating their diamond wedding. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Diamond couple mark impressive anniversary

A couple who have celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary have confided their secret to 60 years of happy marriage.

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The traveling Norwich fans celebrate victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at the Cardiff City Stadium. Photo: Paul Chesterton.

As Norwich City win their fourth successive away match, we want your favourite moments and photos from Blackpool

As Norwich win their fourth successive Championship away match, we want the fans to share their favourite moments from Saturday’s game.

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Bob Flowerdew at the Norwich FarmShare open day event.

Picture: James Bass

Famous gardener praises Norwich community farm at open day event

Norfolk’s largest community farm scheme received a boost with the visit of one of the country’s most respected organic farmers.

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Circus Ferrel <correct> teaching circus skills at Brundall primary school. Photo: Bill Smith

Photo gallery: Children run away to school to learn the tricks of the circus trade

Pupils at Brundall Primary School have been practicing their juggling skills and walking the tight rope as the Circus Ferrell visits the village.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning at K Hardware in Cromer

Cakes crumbs and coffee in North Norfolk - all in the name of charity

A sumptuous range of cakes and delicacies were on offer across north Norfolk as part of one of the largest coffee morning fundraisers in the country.

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File photo dated 25/5/2009 of donkeys on Blackpool beach. Global travellers have named Blackpool attractions among the best in Europe. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday July 15, 2014. Blackpool Pleasure Beach was voted the ninth best amusement park in Europe in a list compiled by TripAdvisor from millions of reviews. See PA story TOURISM Parks. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Norwich City fans will be hoping for three points beside the seaside

The summer sunshine has reached its rays into an awesome autumn. It’s cricket weather – or time to head to the beach.

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Julie Carmichael who suffers from Trigeminal Neuralgia

Norwich woman with the ‘most painful condition in the medical world’ hopes to raise the awareness of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Imagine an excruciating pain which constantly makes one side of your face feel like it is burning, only easing when it moves to the other side.

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Wroxham versus Waltham Abbey at Trafford Park. Photo: Steve Adams

Wroxham provides opponents with spare kit for the second successive game

For a football team to turn up without items of kit and to have to borrow from their opposition is unusual enough. For a second team to arrive at the same venue for a game just three days later in the same situation is nothing short of remarkable.

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Youngsters at Hethersett Old Hall School nursery. Picture: Rachel Kassulke

Hethersett boarding school doubles size of nursery - with further expansion on the cards

A boarding school set in the heart of a housing development zone has doubled the size of its nursery - with more expansion on the horizon.

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