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Lisa Borrett who was born with cerebral palsy is being helped to walk with the help of BWell gym trainer Paul Brice.

Great Yarmouth gym helps woman wih cerebral palsy walk for first time

A woman born with cerebral palsy is walking for the first time thanks to a Great Yarmouth gym.

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The new Castle Mall entrance design.

First phase of Norwich Castle Mall improvements begins

The first phase of improvements to a central Norwich shopping centre has begun.

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The climbing wall at Open. Norfolk's highest indoor climbing wall.

10 things you didn’t know about OPEN

It was the setting for BBC Radio 1’s Academy as part of the Big Weekend and has hosted the likes of The Darkness, Belle and Sebastian and Bellowhead. But OPEN, in Norwich’s Bank Plain, is much more than just a music venue. As part of a series of features celebrating its tenth anniversary reporter LUCY CLAPHAM explores its work.

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Luke Blake, from Yelverton, is aiming to run 250 miles across 7 events to raise money for Hope for Children.

Yelverton man to be pushed to the limit in charity challenge

A Yelverton man who once broke his back in a motorcycle accident is aiming to run 250 miles for charity.

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The Lydia Eva the world's last surviving steam powered herring drifter celebrating its 85th birthday.
Port Chaplain Peter Paine giving a blessing.

Picture: James Bass

Historic Great Yarmouth drifter celebrates milestone birthday

Squawking seagulls provided a fitting backdrop for the 85th birthday of Great Yarmouth’s last surviving steam drifter, with an audience including Great Yarmouth Mayor Shirley Weymouth.

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Norwich bestselling author, Emma Healey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

UEA graduate Emma Healey scoops another award for her debut novel

University of East Anglia graduate Emma Healey’s award-winning novel Elizabeth Is Missing has scooped another prize.

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Circus Ferrel on Trowse Common,  Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Roll up roll up! Big top pitches up in Trowse

A popular touring circus pitched their big top on the common in Trowse this week.

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Wicklewood School hold a Heros Day for pupils and their nominated Heros from their lives get to spend an afternoon doing fun things.
Miles Kemp with his daughter Freya.

Families enjoy heroes afternoon at Wicklewood Primary School for school safety project

They are the people closest to us, the ones whose help we couldn’t live without.

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Blue Bishops will be performing at the Crusaders Rugby Club beer festival.

Local ales, live music and cooked breakfasts on the line-up at Little Melton rugby club beer festival

A weekend festival packed with live music, local ales and home-cooked breakfasts is being staged by a Little Melton rugby club.

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Johnny Ball is at Norwich School where they hosted a maths quiz. Pictured with pupils left to right  Lara King, Abi Hill, Max White and Linton Challinor. Photo : Steve Adams

Children’s TV star Johnny Ball inspires Norwich’s mathematicians of the future

“Think of a number” - that is what Norwich school pupils had to do following a visit from renowned mathematician Johnny Ball.

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Wymondham Music Festival 2015. Midsummer Jazz Picnic with Dixiemix.

Hundreds brave damp weather for Wymondham Music Festival’s popular jazz picnic

It was a chance to relax, sit back and enjoy the soothing sounds of jazz – albeit in somewhat damp conditions.

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Motorsport Artisit Andrew Kitson has completed colourful paintings on the barbecue at Mulbarton Village Hall.

Racing artist revamps Mulbarton barbecue for summer fun day

He is the go-to artist for stars of the racing world celebrating a triumphant win in front of adoring crowds – but his latest project is somewhat closer to home.

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The City College Norwich Creative Arts End of Year Show. Elouise Frost and her UV installation. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Students at City College showcase work at end of year show

Students have been displaying their end of year work.

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Basketball pics

Basketball team seeking new members

Have you ever heard of an alley-oop or backcourt violation? If not, slam-dunk your way into a new and exciting sport.

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