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Vicky Wood, School secretary with Sarah Querelle, Deputy Headteacher at Ellingham Primary School, which has been targeted by oil thieves.

A member of staff at a village school has described her heartbreak after thieves repeatedly stole oil in tanks used to provide heating for young children.

The Duchess of Cambridge at the Norfolk Showground to launch the East Anglia's Children's Hospices the nook appeal. Cerys Emeerith-Burley, left, 7; presents a posy to the Duchess, with her friend, Caitlyn Chesher-Brazier, 8; both from Queen's Hills Primary School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Duchess of Cambridge today sent a message of support to hospices across the UK to mark the start of Children’s Hospice Week.

Mark Bee.

Former Suffolk County Council leader Mark Bee has become the new chairman of Waveney District Council.

Peter Aldous
The Access for All project was funded by the Big Lottery and has taken a year to complete. Picture: James Bass

A year-long project to make Halesworth’s Millennium Green more accessible for residents and tourists alike has been completed.

Town Council
Norfolk filmmaker Dean Arnett. Picture: SUPPLIED

It has taken years of research and planning.

East Suffolk Rail Lines partnership launches new edition of its railway walks book.  Paul Oxley , Aaron Taffera, Roger Wolfe, Graham Elliott, Edward Thompson and Trevor Garrod.

More than 70 miles of walks linking Suffolk railway stations with the county’s coast, countryside, industrial heritage, rivers and broads are featured in the latest edition of a guide.

United Kingdom
Homersfield Lake will host a Koi Masterclass conference with three top Japanese breeders giving lectures to Koi enthusiasts.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

To enthusiasts, koi fish are endlessly fascinating creatures that have become big business and can change hands for more than half a million pounds... although the uninitiated might wonder what all the fuss is about.

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Beccles and Bungay Sport

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Barton Wanderers
The EAPL table is starting to take shape.

Overseas star Chad Bowes finally made his first appearance of the season for struggling Fakenham on Saturday – and what a difference he made!

Snettisham continue to be the Norfolk League's early top-flight pacesetters. Picture: SUBMITTED

Great Yarmouth eased to a comfortable win against Denver in Division One of the Norfolk League.

Tim Porter
Cricket action from Cromer v Diss; Cromer batting with Cromer fielding. Robert Purton batting with Dave Tooke in wicket. 


The runs flowed in the glorious sunshine at Cromer on Saturday – with the home side coming out on top against Diss to move 14 points clear at the top of the early Premier Division table.

Barton Wanderers
It was a beautiful weekend for cricket.

Snettisham and Caister are the pacesetters in Division One of the Norfolk League’s top-flight.

Norfolk Cricket League
The Norfolk Cricket League is under way for 2016.

The new Norfolk Cricket League season began with lots of excitement as this year sees the league fully regionalised and covering the whole county, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout

Beccles and Bungay Events

Kindly Leave the Stage, A Comedy by John Chapman.

Norwich based Baroque Theatre Company’s touring production of John Chapman’s farce Kindly Leave the Stage is at the Beccles Public Hall tonight at 7.30pm.

Girls with Balls, which will be coming to the Fisher Theatre on May 20

Tonight, an Alan Bennett play will kick off a busy week at Bungay’s Fisher Theatre,

Latitude Festival 2016

A spectacular dance line up has been announced to perform at Latitude Festival this summer.

Turning Worlds Dance Company will be returning to The Cut arts centre in Halesworth.

Turning Worlds Dance Company will be returning to The Cut arts centre in Halesworth on Saturday, May 7, to present their new production Semaphore #selfies.

Ken Livingstone will be visiting Beccles Public Hall.

Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone will be visiting Beccles Public Hall on Sunday, June 5, at 2.30pm, to talk about his forty years in front-line politics.


Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

NNF16. Adnams Spiegeltent. Penny Arcade. Photo: Steven Melendez.

A jam-packed Adnams Spiegeltent witnessed probably the most dramatically relevant, yet unbelievably irreverent, presentation that most of us will ever witness. This was a compulsively engaging tour de force by the energetic, self-styled Penny Arcade in a non-stop flurry of radical assertions. Many of these unexpected observations, shocked yet exuberantly moved all of us.

New York
Just some of the YouTubers from Norfolk.

Norfolk is home to some of the biggest YouTube stars in the world with Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman being household names. Here we take a look at 11 YouTubers from the county who between them have notched up billions of views online.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival' N sculptures at The Forum. 

After Mahler in vast magnificence, the Norfolk and Norwich Festival offered us Mahler in miniature, with reduced instrumental forces but not diminished as music. The Fourth Symphony was performed in the arrangement that Erwin Stein made for a series of concerts put on by Arnold Schoenberg in Vienna in the hard-pressed years after the First World War.

NNF16. Tin Men and the Telephone. Photo: supplied.

Innovative band Tin Men and the Telephone is asking Norwich audiences to turn on their phones and take control of the show. Arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS finds out more.

Artists Janek Turkowski and Iwona Nowacka performance titled It's Happening in Norwich' which is inspired by the films of Norwich man Charles Scott.

An amateur filmmaker who documented our fine city in decades past has inspired one of this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival events. Arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS finds out more.


Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Cricket action between Vauxhall Mallards (batting) against Woolpit. Mitchell Todd batting for Mallards.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Snettisham still lead Division One of the Norfolk League and remain unbeaten after seeing off Great Yarmouth by eight wickets.

Norfolk League
Cricket action between Vauxhall Mallards (batting) against Woolpit. Troy Allan batting.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Norwich quickly put the disappointment of being deducted 15 points behind them by recording a second straight Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League win at the weekend.

Former Wisbech Town striker, Jack Friend, has re-joined the club from Sky Bet League Two side Peterborough United. Photo: Spencer Larham

Wisbech Town have re-signed forward Jack Friend after he was released by League One Peterborough United, writes Seb Pearce.

MCCA Unicorns Knockout Trophy. Norfolk (batting) vs Cumberland at Fakenham Cricket Club. At the crease is Lewis Denmark. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk fluffed their lines at Highfield Lawn as they squandered the chance to win their Minor Counties Unicorns Knockout Trophy group.

Ellie Brown, 16, who won the Norfolk Ladies Golf Championships at Thetford Golf Club. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

For the second year running youth triumphed over experience as another of Norfolk’s rising young stars got her hands on the Norfolk Ladies’ Championship trophy.

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