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Ryan Walsh has been stripped of his British featherweight title – but as one door closes, another one opens.

Cromer boxer Ryan Walsh has been given a date for his next fight.

Ryan Walsh says he has been encouraged from news coming out of Norwich City as he bids to take one of the biggest steps in is career.

Getting people into the water and swimming safely is the goal of a new programme being launched by the North Norfolk Vikings Swimming Club.

A hockey club’s junior members have been embracing out-of-season training as an excuse to finally get back on the pitch after months of lockdown.

It seems a long time ago, but 2019-20 was an outstanding season for North Walsham with the Vikings winning London One North by a massive 29 points – and 20 weeks on from the game that sealed that triumph they were finally presented with the championship winners’ plaque.

The news that some fans may be able to return to Carrow Road for live football within three months has largely been greeted with positivity – but also with warning that the right safety procedures have to be in place.


The owner of a north Norfolk leisure centre said he was heartbroken he had to close its indoor bowls club permanently.

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A expected “tourist onslaught” has prompted Cromer Lawn Tennis and Squash Club to take on eight new coaches.


A town’s two football clubs have merged in an effort to provide opportunities across the community.

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Staff and players at a seaside putting green were bowled over with surprise at the weekend, when a former England cricket captain stopped by to take a turn on the green with his family.

A merger between two of a town’s football clubs will see them form one of the biggest clubs in the county according to its chairman.

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A seaside golf course is enjoying a membership boom in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

Each season’s kit launch is an exciting moment for any football fan, but for one Norwich City fan it is a chance to add another piece of history to his phenomenal collection.

Parkrunners in Norfolk and Waveney have at least another month to wait before they can resume their weekly 5km challenge.

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North Walsham’s Mark Webster has won the prestigious Eastern Counties Rugby Union Grounds Person of the Year Award.

A supermarket worker whose plan to run four marathons in the space of six weeks was scuppered by the coronavirus outbreak has put his gruelling training programme to good use, by running the equivalent distance around the car parks, fields and seafront of his home town.

Young endurance runners are taking part in challenges and competitions as their club moves it training programme online during the coronavirus lockdown.

Move over Joe Wicks, there’s a new fitness coach in town set to get the nation’s hearts pounding.

Tributes have been paid to a 16-year-old Norwich boy who died unexpectedly.

Three former Norwich City stars have shown their community spirit by delivering 60 food parcels for people in need.

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Norfolk international star Ben Youngs says rugby will be far from normal when the sport eventually resumes after the coronavirus pandemic.

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An event which involves more than 700 horses each year in north Norfolk has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

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The RFU have confirmed the final league tables for the rugby season – which is good news for some, as Paul Morse reports

The highly anticipated Mammoth Marathon has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.

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Runners have been urged not to arrange their own gatherings, after Parkrun UK cancelled its weekly Saturday morning events in response to government health precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cromer’s tennis club has shut its doors due to the coronavirus.

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Iain Martell completed the transition from MMA fighter to professional boxing champion with a scintillating display at the sport’s spiritual home.

Iain Martell is promising all-out attack on Saturday night as he attempts to join a small but select band of Norfolk boxers.

It was a late night for all travelling Canaries fans after Norwich City’s FA Cup win against Tottenham Hotspur went to penalties, but one group faced an even longer return trip after their coach broke down on the way back from the capital.

Michael Walsh tends not to do things by halves.

Michael Walsh’s remarkable unbeaten run remains intact after another stunning knockout performance.

Michael Walsh has one of the most exciting records in pro boxing - but could walk into the ring for the final time on Friday night.

Can North Walsham clinch promotion?

Thursday, February 27, 2020

North Walsham could clinch promotion from London North on Saturday afternoon – if the winds are in the Vikings favour.

Ryan Walsh has 2020 vision – and sees a good year ahead of him.

Ryan Walsh showed his class to secure a place in the final of the Golden Contract featherweight tournament.

Some of the country’s top wrestling talent will be heading for the north Norfolk coast next month to battle it out in the ring in aid of an East Runton youngster with a rare form of brain cancer.

A football club which took swift action after one on its supporters racially abused an opposition player at a match in Norfolk has said it takes a zero tolerance approach to discrimination.

Norfolk’s Iain Martell has been granted his wish and handed a Southern Area cruiserweight title fight – and fight fans are being promised a hurricane landing.

Former Norwich City Ladies’ starlet Lauren Hemp is thriving at Manchester City as she gears up for her own slice of East Anglian derby action on Sunday when the Citizens host Ipswich Town’s women in the FA Cup fifth round.

A Norfolk football club has criticised the “disappointing” punishment given to a parent who racially abused one of its players during a football match.


North Norfolk’s homegrown rugby legends plan to donate thousands of pounds from a testimonial dinner to two charities close to their hearts.

Michael Walsh is plotting a two-step route to a British title shot – but admits he feels the pressure of maintaining his phenomenal stoppage record.

A supermarket worker will be swapping trolleys for trainers, when he takes part in four marathons in the space of just six weeks to raise cash for children with cancer.

The Norwich City squad have raised a toast to the memory of a Canaries fan after he left them money for a drink.

Time is running out for Norwich City fans to get their hands on the final stickers to complete their albums - with the collectables set to come off the shelves in a matter of days.

A Norwich City fan plans to be back watching his beloved Canaries in action at their next home game despite suffering a cardiac arrest at Carrow Road.

Big music names like The Killers and Westlife performing in Norwich could be just the beginning of Carrow Road becoming more than a football stadium, it has been revealed.

Michael Walsh has set his sights on a British title – opening up the possibility of a stunning piece of boxing history for the north Norfolk boxing family.

Michael Walsh made a stunning return to the ring after a four-year absence on an emotional night of boxing in Norwich.

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