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Dust the dog with owner actress Linda Bassett

Norfolk fun day to raise cash for canines in need of care

A charity which rescues dogs who have been neglected and abused is holding a fun day on Sunday to raise money.

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Two-year-old Noah Beschomer-Barker who is suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Music gig to be held for two-year-old leukemia sufferer from Norwich

A charity concert is being held at the Waterfront in Norwich to raise money for Noah Beschorner-Barker, from Mile Cross, who is battling leukaemia.

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The branch which fell on Dereham Road

Fallen branch blocks Dereham Road, Norwich

A fallen tree branch blocked a main route into Norwich tonight (Friday).

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North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb's Ice Bucket challenge picture by Dave 'Hubba' Roberts

Video and photo gallery: North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb braves Ice Bucket Challenge

Braving the windy weather and wearing shorts and a t-shirt North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has taken up the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Amy Hughes comes to Norwich as she runs 53 marathons in 53 days.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Marathon runner completing 53 marathons in 53 days brings her record attempt to Norfolk

A runner who is attempting to break a world record by running 53 marathons in 53 cities in 53 consecutive days has raced into Norwich.

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Kirstie and and. David Nichol have taken over Zuari in Attleborough. The new cafe will be called DKs Coffe house. Picture by: Sonya Duncan

Former prison officer husband and wife team to open new cafe in Attleborough

A former prison officer has waved goodbye to years of looking after those behind bars to fulfil a life-long dream of opening his own cafe.

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Phil Armes with the Triumph Daytona 675 he had hoped to ride on the Isle of Man TT parade lap. Photo: Paul Sewter.

Norfolk biker’s bid to make history at Isle of Man TT foiled

A biker aiming to be the first paraplegic to complete a lap of the famous Isle of Man TT course has been foiled once again - but vowed to return next year.

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The 1920 Vauxhaull E-type 30-98, which was bought for £115 and is expected to sell for £150,000 at auction. Picture: Supplied

Bought for just £115, the Norfolk car expected to sell for £180,000 at auction

One of Norfolk’s rarest and most valuable cars, bought second-hand for just £115 in 1952, is now expected to sell for between £150,000 and £180,000 at an auction.

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After being challenged by First Eastern Counties managers Chris Speed, Lee Howes and Mike Smith had their ice cold water poured on them from the top deck of a double decker bus at the Lansdowne Road depot in Norwich. Picture: Bill Smith

Photos: The Ice Bucket Challenge takes Norfolk by storm

It’s the latest internet craze that has taken the world by storm and has got celebrities such as actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Cruise and the First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond chucking buckets of ice water over their heads for charity.

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Connie George, right, with her Trumpet and Crumpet van, and a slow cooked pork and homemade salsa bun, with her sister Emma. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich mother’s new burger van venture offers more time with young sons

Known for polystyrene cups of tea and coffee, bacon sandwiches and the humble quarter-pounder, burger vans often provide a well-needed boost for weary drivers on their travels.

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Over-running engineering work has delayed train services between Norwich and London. Photo: Bill Smith

Commuters’ anger at yet more major rail delays on Norwich to London line

Rush-hour commuters have again been hit with delays and cancellations because of over-running engineering works at Ipswich – two weeks after Network Rail bosses pledged the issue would not be repeated.

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File photo dated 04/09/08 of Richard Attenborough with his autobiography

Revealed: The Norfolk film that Lord Richard Attenborough spent decades trying to make - but never managed to

During his lifetime he made and starred in many landmark films including Jurassic Park, Gandhi, The Great Escape and A Bridge Too Far.

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Youngsters from Norwich Road Nursery painting the Attleborough milestone. Picture: Supplied

Ancient Attleborough milestone given a fresh lick of paint as youngsters restore it to former glory

For centuries they pointed us in the right direction, signalling the sights and leading the way home.

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Police are currently at the scene of a RTC.

One lane closed on A47 at between Brundall and Postwick

A driver escaped without serious injury after a crash on the A47 between Brundall and Postwick early this morning.

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A man holding three pints of beer at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) in  Olympia London, Keningston, London, organised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Cheers! Wymondham rugby club gears up for annual charity beer festival

Ale lovers will be able to toast to the new rugby season when a popular three-day beer festival returns to south Norfolk.

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