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Miriam Elston is retiring as head of the primary schools for Hempnall and Shelton with Hardwick schools

A headteacher with 35 years of the experience in Norfolk classrooms is set to retire.

The pirate themed Wymondham Carnival procession makes its way through the town. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was all plain sailing for a market town carnival as the pirate themed event drew record crowds.

Tony Holden
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
The grass covered car going for auction in Wymondham. Picture  East Anglian Motor Auctions

A Volvo V40 covered in artificial grass to emulate a golf course is to go on auction in Wymondham to raise money for the East Anglia’s Children Hospice (EACH).

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
Ready for the Wymondham Carnival. From left, Tony Holden, Kevin Smith, Emily Davison-Cripps and Eleanor Smith

Visitors to Wymondham on Saturday can expect to see plenty of eye patches, Jolly Rogers and “Ahoy, me hearties”.

Tony Holden
Unemployment has fallen across the region with a record number in employment across the country. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Our region has the lowest unemployment rate across the country after seeing the number without work fall to 112,000 - a rate of just 3.5%.

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Wymondham and Attleborough Sport

Saturday, July 16, 2016
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Jack Spall (red headguard) participating in the Belgium Open 2016

At 6’ 8”, Jack Spall is certainly a cut above the rest.

Anglian Demolition has donated money to Attlebrough Boxing Club which has helped towards a show ring. 
l-r: Tonianne Smith operations manager at Anglian Demolition and Lee Storer MD of Anglian Demolition, Club Chairman Colin Kilby

Attleborough Boxing Club has a newly-refurbished ring thanks to a generous donation.

Stuart Anderson
Participants in the 2016 Hethersett Village Fun Run

More than 200 runners and walkers aged from three to 73 took part in the seventh annual Hethersett Village Fun Run.

Hethersett Junior School
Stephen Gray top-scored for Swardeston with an unbeaten 50 in the EAPL T20 final against Mildenhall. Pictuyre: James Bass

Swardeston won the East Anglian Premier League Twenty20 competition at Woolpit.

Mark Thomas
Youngsters on the court at the new Hingham tennis facility

It’s been three years in the making, and now the dream of a state-of-the-art tennis centre in the village of Hingham is finally a reality.

Hingham

Wymondham and Attleborough Events

Ready for the Wymondham Carnival. From left, Tony Holden, Kevin Smith, Emily Davison-Cripps and Eleanor Smith

Visitors to Wymondham on Saturday can expect to see plenty of eye patches, Jolly Rogers and “Ahoy, me hearties”.

Tony Holden
What's on in Norfolk: Traditional Garden Party in Cathedral Gardens, Wymondham Carnival and Summer Open Day at Pavilion Theatre, Cromer. (L-R)

Looking for something to do over the weekend? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across the county.

Norwich
Summer holiday activities: get closer to wildlife at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve, practice football skills with Norwich CFS and take part in Junior fun sessions at Highball. (L-R)

Looking for a way to keep your children motivated and active during their break from school? Here are 17 fun things happening across the county that will keep them entertained.

Wymondham Leisure Centre
The crowds turn out in Attleborough for the fun and colour of the annual carnival through the high street.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Fairground rides, live music and daredevil BMX displays were all part of the action at the Attleborough carnival.

Attleborough Boxing Club
Attleborough Carnival procession making its way through the town last year. Photo: Steve Adams

The market town of Attleborough is gearing up for a weekend of fun.

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Cool treats in Norwich: Cocktails at The Ten Bells, ice cream from Lakenham Creamery and cool desserts at Figbar. (L-R)

Need something to cool you down as the weather warms up? Here’s a look at some of the places in Norwich serving up cold delights - from iced coffee to alcoholic ice lollies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Norwich
Ema Scott Rowlands and Claudia Martinez of Breakers Cafe in Cromer with their decorated beach hut. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

More than 100 imaginatively-decorated beach huts will be gathered for all to admire on Cromer seafront next month.

Artist Margie Britz. Picture: SAM ROBBINS

An artist who has dedicated two decades to organising exhibitions at a magnificent medieval church is stepping down from the role with a showcase of her work.

Pals Ed Farrow (left) and Harry Harrison celebrate taking third place in their Sweden-themed raft. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

The Vikings ruled the waves at Sheringham carnival’s annual raft race, which was won on Sunday by marauding mates John Rumsby and Henry LePage.

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

Norfolk Sport

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.

Norwich City
Topcroft's Greg Rostron. Picture: Ian Burt

Division One leaders Dereham had a day to forget at relegation threatened Topcroft – but remain 10 points clear at the top as rivals Horsford A also struggled.

Barton Wanderers
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.

Norwich
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.

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.

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