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Councillor David Pritchard at the Cromer war memorial at the launch of the restoration project.
 Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The authority responsible for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK has revealed it will not support restoration work at the in Cromer to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War unless town councillors ditch plans to engrave the names of those killed in subsequent conflicts on its monument.

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb pictured at the unveiling of a new defribrillator at Mundesley Coastwatch Station. Picture: MARIE GREER

Former health minister Norman Lamb has criticised plans to remove beds from healthcare units in north Norfolk.

Norman Lamb
A field technician looking at a roadside cabinet.  Picture: James Bass

A surge of £11m investment led Norfolk County Council to announce 95pc of premises would have a superfast broadband connection by 2020 as their Better Broadband scheme continues.

Norfolk County Council
Cromer skatepark hosted the carnival skateboard competition, with scooters, skaters and BMXers all taking part. Pictures: ALLY McGILVRAY

It was one of the last wishes of a dying woman and took a community effort to get off the ground.

Benjamin Court in Cromer. Picture: Colin Finch

Uncertainty surrounds the future of healthcare units in north Norfolk after health chiefs revealed plans to remove patient beds.

David Pritchard
Andy Ninham carrying evidence bags in 2003. Photo:John Hocknell

Tributes have been paid to a retired Norfolk detective chief inspector who has been remembered as a ‘good and caring gentleman’ after he died.

Norfolk Police
A youngster inside a giant bubble at the Mini Professors Activity Day. Picture: CHURCH OF ENGLAND

Science, engineering and technology were the theme of the day as a church was transformed into a laboratory, rocket launching station, dark room and construction site.

Andrew Beane

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North Norfolk Sport

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Ashmanhaugh and Barton Wanderers' home ground.

Ashmanhaugh and Barton Wanderers have resumed their search for a player-coach after the man they selected decided against taking the role.

Tom Browes  breaks forward during North Walsham's first home meeting against Fullerians. Picture: HYWEL JONES

North Walsham won an entertaining London One North encounter against a well-organised Fullerians side by five tries to two.

Matt Hodgson
Ryan Pudney is leaving Mundesley Golf Club to take up a new role at Hunstanton. Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images.

Ryan Pudney is bidding farewell to Mundesley after almost seven years’ service.

Amber Ratcliffe is looking forward to returning to tournament golf  in 2017.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Amber Ratcliffe is looking forward to an action-packed season after hardly hitting a ball in 2016 because of illness.

Cromer head tennis coach Andrew Margarson with former top British players Anne Keothavong (left) and Annabel Croft.  Picture: SUBMITTED

Cromer Tennis head coach Andrew Margarson was awarded Norfolk’s Coach of the Year award at the LTA Tennis dinner held at Sprowston Manor Hotel.

North Norfolk District Council

North Norfolk Events

Snowdrops at Thorpe Market Church. Picture: Paul Damen

The afternoon of Sunday, February 26 will be the last chance in 2017 to visit the snowdrops and aconites and enjoy home-made cakes at St Margaret’s Church in Thorpe Market, near North Walsham.

Writer Mary Mackie sharing some of her short stories with residents of Justice Court, Cromer. Picture: McCarthy Stone.

An author whose recollections of the time she spent living at north Norfolk stately home Felbrigg Hall formed the basis of a series of books gave a reading at a Cromer retirement complex, as part of National Storytelling Week.

Paston College student Matilda Bailes has secured her first major role in the musical Les Miserbles. Picture: PASTON COLLEGE

Talented young performer Matilda Bailes has landed her dream role in a production of the musical Les Misérables.

Sixth Form College

Work by a Norfolk artist has been selected for the prestigious annual Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition, which runs at the Mall Galleries, London next month.

Norfolk County Council
Sheringham Viking Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

Families turned out in force in Sheringham to watch a horde of horned helmet-wearing Norsemen stage pitched battles in the town centre as part of this year’s Scira Viking festival.

Norfolk Entertainment

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The work of Turner Prize-winning British sculptor Richard Long is set to feature in a new exhibition called Land and Sky: Richard Long, at Houghton Hall. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the world-renowned artist.

Giselle at the Marina Thearre in lowestoft. PHOTO: Courtesy of Marina Theatre

A tragically romantic tale of a young girl who falls deeply in love, is set to be performed at the Marina Theatre.

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Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory on the Main Stage, on day one of the Reading Festival 2013. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Floridian quartet have announced that their 20 Years of Pop Punk tour is expanding to include a show at The Nick Rayns LCR due to high demand.

Norwich
The 1948 Powell and Pressburger film The Red Shoes has been adapted by choreographer and director Mathew Bourne. Picture: Johan Persson

The 1948 Powell and Pressburger film about a ballerina torn between the ambitions of two men, is his latest acclaimed ballet adaptation, using the music of Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Sport

Fakenham Town booked their place in the last four of the Norfolk Senior Cup after beating Diss Town 2-1 in a replayed quarter-final last night.

Harleston Town
Gary Setchell has left King's Lynn Town. Picture: TIM SMITH

King’s Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell has left the club, it has been confirmed.

Gary Setchell
Adam Boussif faces Ylies Djiroun at Contenders 18

He may be fighting a man known for his guillotine choke, but Adam Boussif says he has no fear of going to the ground with Ylies Djiroun at Contenders 18 on Saturday.

Attleborough taekwondo star is targeting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Picture: Submitted

A young martial arts star has taken up a new ambassador role and hopes to inspire a new generation to get into sport.

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Harleston Magpies took the Premier Division derby honours as they came away from relegation threatened Dereham with a hard-fought 2-0 victory.

Ben Wright

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