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Wymondham Leisure Centre

Temporary leisure centre opens in Wymondham as permanent facility shuts for £3m overhaul

A temporary leisure centre to replace the permanent facility in Wymondham while it undergoes a £3m revamp has opened this week.

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Claire Pigg is completing 30 challenges in the run-up to her 30th birthday.

Norfolk woman’s 30 challenges to raise money for East Anglian Air Ambulance - how many have you done?

When Claire Pigg celebrates her 30th birthday with a lavish masquerade ball next month, the party will mark the culmination of a year-long project to complete 30 challenges.

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Taylor Swift live at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich 2015 - Paul Bayfield

What Taylor Swift really thought of Norwich and Norfolk before Radio 1 Big Weekend performance

It is a city and a region which is steeped in heritage and boasts some of Britain’s finest attractions. But after a recent whistle-stop visit to Norwich and its surrounding countryside, Taylor Swift singled out some rather unusual highlights from her time here.

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£250,000 has been awarded to Fundenhall church for repairs. Children from Talconeston Primary School visited the church to learn about its history.

Pupils recreate historic march to Parliament to save Fundenhall church - as new £250,000 restoration project begins

When their village church fell into disrepair in 1640, 17 South Norfolk men marched to Parliament with a petition urging the government to save it.

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

Connie off to a roaring start after successful first year of food truck business

They have soared in popularity in recent years, replacing the traditional sit-down dinner and old-fashioned burger van.

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The Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2015 Ns at the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Review: Tintinnabuli, Norwich Cathedral

An enthusiastic audience welcomed Peter Phillips’ Tallis Scholars back once more to sing sacred pieces from the sixteenth century and by Arvo Part. Tintinnabuli, the title of their recital, referred to similarities that the Estonian musician recognises between his techniques and those used by composers more than four hundred years ago.

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Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 
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Calls for Radio 1 Big Weekend to be a “blueprint” for other events in Norwich

Radio 1’s Big Weekend could be “blueprint” for other events in Norwich, after 50,000 music fans of all ages flocked to Earlham Park for the two-day festival.

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Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 
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Can you spot yourself in our pictures taken at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich?

Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg and Muse all performed at the Big Weekend to crowds of 25,000 people each day.

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Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 
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Police arrest eight people over two days at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich

Radio 1’s Big Weekend was a largely peaceful event, with just eight people arrested over the two days.

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Foo Fighters Review: “We’re the Foo Fighters and we play rock n’ roll”

The excitement was palpable as the Earlham Park crowd waited for the Foo Fighters to leap onto the stage which had recently been graced by Taylor Swift –and they came on as they intended to continue... with a bang.

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Luciano Becchio of Norwich City in action in the Capital One Cup against Crawley Town at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
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Luciano Becchio announced as one of six players set to leave Norwich City this summer

Argentinian striker Luciano Becchio is one of six players Norwich City have this evening confirmed will be leaving the club this summer.

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Norwich City fans can have their photo taken with the play-off trophy at City Hall on Thursday.

Norwich City fans get chance to have their picture taken with play-off trophy

Norwich City fans are being given the chance to share a slice of the club’s history by being photographed with the play-off trophy.

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Graham Dorrans of Norwich during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final at Wembley Stadium, London. 
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Graham Dorrans joins Norwich City on permanent deal from West Brom

Norwich City have moved quickly to make their first signing of the summer, completing the permanent signing of loan midfielder Graham Dorrans from West Brom.

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Sebastien Bassong celebrates with the play-off trophy. 
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Wembley win caps dream season for Norwich City’s Sebastien Bassong

Sebastien Bassong admits his part in Norwich City’s Wembley heroics helped crown a remarkable personal renaissance at Carrow Road.

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Russell Martin with the trophy at the end of the Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Play-off victory is Norwich City’s redemption, says Russell Martin

Living the dream – it’s a phrase that gets trotted out a lot. But Russell Martin breathed every moment of it at Wembley, leading Norwich City out before kick-off – and then up the steps in glory at full-time.

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Kirk Drummond took four wickets for South Hampstead. Pic: Max Flego

South Hampstead maintain winning start as North London struggle to get going

South Hampstead continued their winning start to the season with a commanding seven-wicket victory away against North London, who remain winless with just one point on the board in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Dan Blacktopp faces a Potters Bar delivery

Ex-Potters Bar player Blacktopp secures Harpenden victory over former club

Ex-Potters Bar player Daniel Blacktopp’s unbeaten knock of 130 fired Harpenden to a victory that ended his former side’s undefeated start to the season on Saturday.

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2015 national qualifier Joe Northover, former captain of the 2011-12 winning Oxford team, learned to swim and trains with Haringey Aquatics.

Haringey Aquatics plan to make an even bigger splash as Park Road pool re-opens

Haringey Aquatics is introducing new programmes as a result of the long-anticipated Park Road pool re-opening.

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