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The attempted abduction happened on a well-trodden running route for RAF Marham servicemen and women. Photo: Matt Usher

Police would like to hear from anyone who used the popular convenience store in Squires Hill as part of their investigations into the attempted abduction of an RAF officer at knifepoint.

Police believe the two suspects may have been working as part of a larger team. Picture: Ian Burt

A private church service at RAF Marham has been postponed following a week of drama.

King's Lynn
EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2015 at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Special Recognition Award winners  the Norfolk D-Day Veterans. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Whether young, old or somewhere in between, everybody has the opportunity to contribute to our community and help make it a better place to live.

Norwich
RAF Marham is still on high alert after last night's attack on a serviceman close to the Norfolk base. Picture: Ian Burt

Pedestrians and motorists travelling in Marham on Wednesday, July 20 are being urged to come forward as police continue to investigate the attempted abduction of an RAF serviceman.

Norfolk police
Five metre high Pokemon mural painted on the side of Sith Tattoo Studio in Norwich. Picture Instagram/as_one_arts

A Dereham artist has painted a giant Pokémon mural on the side of a Norwich tattoo parlour to celebrate how Pokémon Go is bringing people together.

RAF Marham is still on high alert after last night's attack. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk police launch a hotline for the public to report sightings of a dark people carrier as it emerges that two men of “Middle Eastern origin” attempted to abduct a serviceman close to the RAF Marham air base yesterday afternoon.

Ministry of Defence
Breckland Council is running a programme of sports and games for children over the summer holidays.

A programme of summer activities gets underway today to give youngsters in Breckland a chance to take part in a range of sports and games during the school holidays.

Breckland Council

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Dereham Sport

Yesterday, 12:14
Lynn Town
Lowestoft Town (blue/ white) v Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.
Pre Season Friendly.
Andrew Fisk.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town enjoyed their best work-out of pre-season so far despite going down to a 3-1 defeat against Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.

Alan Hemsley and Paul Dodman, left, of Barnham Broom pose for a photograph after winning the PGA National Pro-Am East Qualifier at Thetford. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Norfolk railway technician Paul Dodman stayed firmly on track at Thetford to book his place in the Lombard Trophy final after victory.

Dereham
There won't be scenes like this at Clipbush Park this evening. Picture: NICK POTTS

Leicester City will be in Norfolk tonight for a pre-season friendly.

Premier League
It was a frustrating weekend for three of the area's EAPL sides.

An outstanding century from Devon Conway failed to secure a home victory for Vauxhall Mallards.

Peter Lambert
Robert Purton in bat for Cromer on Saturday. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Batsman Dean Robinson trumped his remarkable 2016 top score to inspire promoted North Runcton’s latest triumph.

Duncan Hewitt

Dereham Events

Gemma Sutton, William Thompson and Michael Crawford in The Go-Between. Photo: Johan Persson

The Go-Between marks Michael Crawford’s long-awaited return to London’s West End. For the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his Norfolk roots. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more.

BBC
Sweeney Entertainments. Pictured: Dr. Feelgood. Picture: James Cumpsty

The fourth Dereham Blues Festival will launch this evening to the sounds of true blues masters.

Doreen Aitken
Mary Poppins at Norwich Theatre Royal.

It is a magical film and book with a timeless charm.

Norwich

Norfolk Entertainment

John Hurt at Cinema City in Norwich. Credit: Simon Buck

The new screen heritage and film education centre at Norwich’s Cinema City is to be named after actor Sir John Hurt.

Norwich
Gemma Sutton, William Thompson and Michael Crawford in The Go-Between. Photo: Johan Persson

The Go-Between marks Michael Crawford’s long-awaited return to London’s West End. For the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his Norfolk roots. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more.

BBC
UK company Southpaw will perform Carousel, “an enthralling tale of the fairground after dark”, on one of the two new Great Yarmouth seafront sites for the Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts funded by an Arts Council grant secured by the Great Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area.

Spectacular, quirky and breathtaking international performances will take place along Great Yarmouth seafront in this year’s Out There Festival, with the help of a £70,000 grant.

United Kingdom
Gemma Sutton, William Thompson and Michael Crawford in the West End production of The Go-Between. Photo: Johan Persson

That classic Norfolk-set tale of forbidden love, The Go-Between, has been turned into a West End musical starring Michael Crawford. And for the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his county roots. Wayne Savage finds out more.

BBC
Truckfest East will be at the Norolk Showground on 20 and 21 August. Pictured: Amy & Ronnie. Picture: Supplied

They’re big, brash and loud and they’re bound for Norfolk.

Europe

Norfolk Sport

Action from the Swardeston V Vauxhall Mallards cricket match. Peter Lambert batting for Swardeston misses the ball and was given out for LBW. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The picture at both ends of the East Anglian Premier League table became a lot clearer at the weekend on what was a mixed day for Norfolk teams.

Peter Lambert
Action from day one of Norfolk's match against Lincolnshire at Manor Park in July 2015,  James Spelman moves to his century with a well timed sweep. Picture: Tim Ferley

James Spelman produced his second superb batting display in successive games yesterday to put Norfolk in an strong position on day one of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Lincolnshire at Manor Park.

Chris Brown
Cyclists mark the completion of the new first section of the new £1m Hoveton to Horning Three Rivers Cycleway.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Neighbouring riverside villages have been opened up to visitors after a £1m cycle path, the first stretch in a longer route, was unveiled after years of campaigning.

Broads Authority
Niels-Kristian Iversen in the pits. Picture: Ian Burt

Danish skipper Niels-Kristian Iversen is “all up for winning” as his country bids to bounce back from their 2015 World Cup final last-heat heartbreak in this year’s opener at Vojens tonight.

Germany
At least the rainbow provided one bright spot on Wednesday. Picture: PAUL TIBBS

King’s Lynn Stars officials have moved to compensate spectators after the farcical postponed meeting against the Swindon Robins.

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