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Care Quality Commission

Inspectors who visited a care home in Hindolveston, near Fakenham, found that the safety of residents was not being adequately considered and said it was leaving them at risk from burns, scalds and potential intruders.

Another general election candidate has been confirmed for the Great Yarmouth constituency, with UKIP announcing who will be fighting its corner.

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Three police officers in Dereham have been left with nasty bite marks after they were bitten in the town.

A Swaffham woman diagnosed with Parkinson’s at 43 is taking part in a 5.5mile charity walk to prove she can still live a full life.

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Phone lines at Norfolk County Council have been restored following a fire and suspected power surge.

A care home in Swaffham has recognised sixteen members of staff for their long service with a special presentation.

The region’s historic churches have been put at risk after a decision to scrap a vital Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programme for places of worship.

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Dereham Sport

Mattishall rounded off their Anglian Combination campaign by beating the Saints by the odd goal of five, after being 3-0 up at one stage.

Dereham IBC held the Norfolk County Women’s Indoor Bowling Association’s County Finals last Sunday which were very well supported.

Norfolk County

Three members of Dereham Runners were among a record total of 40,000 entrants in the 37th London Marathon.

London

Barnes Print Central & South Norfolk League Division One leaders Tacolneston ran up the highest score of the day in winning 8-1 at North Elmham.

Dereham Events

Discover the ancient origins of the May Day celebration at a Spring Fair at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse on Bank Holiday Monday.

This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

Baptist Church

When you think of a Carnival most people will think of the parade and Dereham’s Carnival team want their parade this year to be bigger, louder and better than ever.

Northgate High School

Terry Waite, the former envoy to the Archishop of Canterbury who was held hostage for five years in Beirut in the 1980s, will head to Wells next week for the town’s 20th Poetry-Next-The-Sea festival.

The British reggae band UB40 has announced they will perform at Holkham Hall as part of their UK summer tour.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Count Arthur Strong, The Sound of Mucus, at Ipswich Corn Exchange, Saturday, April 29

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From seeing in the May Day dawn to taking a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine, going to the circus, or taking to the water, there is no shortage of family things to do this holiday weekend.

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The Royals would be good. Prince Harry? Yes please,” laughs Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood on who would be his dream contestants.

Norwich

Fancy something a bit spicy? Why not check out one of East Anglia’s best Thai and Asian restaurants?

Europe

Much-loved TV and storybook character Thomas the Tank Engine peep-peeped his way along the tracks at the North Norfolk Railway this weekend, as part of one of the attraction’s most popular annual events for youngsters.

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Norfolk Sport

Wisbech Town warmed up for Monday’s UCL Knockout Cup Final with a comfortable 5-0 win at relegated Harrowby United.

Harleston Town kept up the pressure on leaders Spixworth at the top of the Anglian Combination Premier Division table with a 2-0 win against Waveney.

The season kicks off with Bank Holiday action at Manor Park for Norfolk on Monday, with new one-day captain Ashley Watson leading for the first time.

Scotland

Undefeated Cromer fighter Liam Walsh believes his long-awaited world title shot against IBF champion Gervonta Davis has come at the perfect time.

BT

King’s Lynn registered a first away victory of 2017 by edging out Somerset 46-44 – thanks largely to the man responsible for their only home defeat.

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