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Retiring after 30 years running the Colman Road Post Office, Nachiket and Hasumati Devlukia. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Colman Road Post Office couple to retire after 30 years

A popular couple who have owned and managed the Colman Road Post Office for 30 years will be retiring at the end of the year.

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Dion Dublin's Christmas Presents...

Dion Dong Merrily on High: Ex-Canary’s festive album

Former Norwich City star Dion Dublin is best known for his ability as a striker in top level football.

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A reveller letting go of a sky lantern at the Glastonbury Festival. Picture Ben Birchall/PA Wire.

Norfolk could see the end of sky lantern releases

Norfolk could see a ban on the launch of sky lanterns and mass release of balloons from county council-owned land.

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The Script will perform at Thetford Forest in 2015.

The Script to play Thetford Forest gig next summer

Irish pop-rockers The Script are the first act to be announced for a series of forest concerts which will see them appear at Thetford Forest.

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Norwich City midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe with pupils at Langley School.

Norwich City midfielder Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe helps Langley pupils with their French

Norwich City midfielder and Belgian international Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe visited Langley School, near Loddon, to help pupils with their French.

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Evening News Bonny Baby winner, 11-month-old, Harrison James Reynolds, with his mum, Charlene. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Harrison is the bonniest baby in Norwich

Meet Harrison James Reynolds, the winner of the Norwich Evening News’ Bonny Babies competition 2014.

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The King's Lynn Foodbank - Kevan Crane in the foodbank. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Foodbank Appeal: Charity gears up for it’s busiest time

Subsequently, this marks the busiest period in the year for the King’s Lynn Foodbank, which is located in the Purfleet Trust, St Ann’s Fort.

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The Evening News Carols at Christmas service by candlelight at St Peter Mancroft. Picture: Denise Bradley

Get in the Christmas spirit at the Carols for Christmas service

We’re inviting you to once again fill St Peter Mancroft with the sounds of festive cheer by attending our traditional Carols for Christmas service.

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Claire Riseborough (left) with Child Eyes co-founder Kathy McGuinness and MP Richard Bacon.

Norwich woman’s national victory in child protection campaign

A woman from Trowse and the campaign she co-founded have persuaded Tesco to make changes to their newspaper displays across the country.

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Cpl Tom Dade being presented with the Regional Sports cadet of the year award

Hellesdon air cadet nominated for national sports award

A 17-year-old from Hellesdon has been nominated for national sports award within the air cadet community.

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Rebekah Gill, who has organised the City College Christmas fair

City college student organises fair

For student Rebekah Gill, from Brundall, organising this year’s City College Christmas fair has added significance.

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Special Constable Recruitment Drive. Picture: Nofolk Constabulary

New recruits needed to join Norfolk’s Special Constables

New recruits are being asked to join Norfolk’s team of more than 250 Special Constables.

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David Walliams with Breakers owner Ema Rowlands and staff member Cameo Haynes

David Walliams poses for selfies with fans in Cromer while filming BBC drama Partners in Crime

It seems the era of a carefully collected and treasured autograph book is nearing an end, as the signature has made way for the selfie.

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Emma Healey is on the shortlist with her debut novel, Elizabeth is Missing. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich author’s debut novel could scoop Costa Book Award

Norwich author Emma Healey, (pictured), has been shortlisted for the 2014 Costa Book Awards for her debut work, Elizabeth is Missing.

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Benjy the Bull. Photo credit: PETA/PA Wire.

Co-creator of The Simpsons helps save life of bull which is heading to Norfolk

The co-creator of one of the most successful animated shows ever made has helped to save the life of a bull.

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