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Sigitas Jakubonis (51) of High Street Holt attends Norwich Magistrates Court charged with Drink Driving.

Four in court after being found drunk whilst driving on Norfolk’s roads

A motorist caught driving at twice the drink-drive limit on the first day of the Norfolk Police Christmas crackdown appeared in court yesterday.

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Heinz factory at Westwick near North Walsham.

Heinz factory at Worstead set to shut in April

The Heinz factory at Worstead, near North Walsham, is set to shut in April after attempts to sell it or keep it open failed, it was announced.

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Pupils from Wayland Academy get behind Caroline Flack for winning Strictly Come Dancing. Pictures: Matthew Usher.

Video: Wayland Academy backs former pupil Caroline Flack for Strictly Come Dancing crown

It is not every day you see a former pupil dancing their way through Saturday night prime time.

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Sheila King, project manager and trustee David Case walk round the areas to be redeveloped as part of the Diss Heritage Triangle project. Market hill.
Picture by: Sonya Duncan

South Norfolk market towns could receive £1m boost to transform them into key shopping destinations

An initiative to improve market towns across south Norfolk has been boosted by the recruitment of a new co-ordinator.

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Jonny Howson, Bradley Johnson, Jamar Loza, Nathan Redmond and John Ruddy with staff at The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Norwich City players visit children’s hospital ward

Children at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have been given a special pre- Christmas treat as five Norwich City footballers paid them a visit.

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Lesley Cawthorne is a Disneyland expert on Tripadvisor. Picture: Supplied

Meet the woman who has posted nearly 8000 TripAdvisor reviews in the past 12 months

A Norwich woman has been named as the number one contributor in the UK for providing content on the travel advice website TripAdvisor.

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Rod Emmerson with his Christmas Bubble Car, a 1962 Heinkel Trojan. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Video: Father Christmas look-alike hits the streets in bubble car

Move over Rudolph – it looks like Father Christmas has a new means of transport.

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Steven Lerpiniere, left, and Greg Sadler, right, of Appleseed, with South Norfolk Councillor Michael Edney.

Appleseed - the Wymondham ‘care farm’ which is changing its users’ lives

A ‘care farm’ set up in Wymondham to help disadvantaged adults improve their wellbeing has been described as an “oasis of calm” by its users.

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Ken Gardiner during his time in the navy.

Tributes paid to popular Wymondham pub entertainer who has died aged 92

Tributes have been paid to a well-loved Wymondham pub entertainer, who died at his home last week aged 92.

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Pupils Mark Powley and Tyler Kemp with the finished longhouse at West Earlham Junior School.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Children relive Anglo Saxon heritage in longhouse

Hopscotch grids and goalposts are what usually decorate school playgrounds

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Ashleigh Infants Orange

Photo gallery: Buy your child’s photo from this years’ First Class of 2014

A WARM welcome to this bumper edition of the Norwich Evening New’s First Class supplement.

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The Underwater Search and Recovery Unit have a diver in the water next to a moored boat at Bramerton Common during the search for a missing person. Picture: Denise Bradley

Video: Investigations continue as police find man’s body in river at Bramerton

Police investigations were today continuing after the body of a man in his 30s was found in the River Yare, close to Norwich.

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Residents of Upton celebrate outside their community owned pub the White Horse.

Picture : Jeremy Durkin

Community which saved Acle pub is branching out to open village shop

Norfolk’s first community-owned pub is branching out and opening a village shop.

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Beatles at the Grosvenor in 1963

How a Beatles Norwich gig ticket could fetch £15,000

In 1963, the Grosvenor Rooms on Prince of Wales Road booked a new band to play, a band who had released a new song, ‘Love Me Do’.

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Andre Smith, who used to be a traffic warden, has launched his own business as a recovery driver and has also started a petition to make the job of recovery drivers safer.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Hethersett recovery driver launches campaign to make industry safer

A vehicle recovery business owner has launched a petition to help keep the industry safer.

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