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Suffolk Libraries extends contract to provide county’s library service for another five years

Suffolk Libraries has extended its contract with Suffolk County Council to run the county’s library service for another five years.

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MDEP-05-07-2017-008 Artist Karen Harper with her Art. Her new book is called Spring Secret.

Diss-based illustrator publishes first adult colouring book

Illustrator Karen Harper is helping to “relax people” by adding a splash of colour to their lives with her new adult colouring book.

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The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich Thursday June 30th 2016
Clive Delamore from Terrington St Clement with his British Whites, also in pic Angela Hamilton

Thousands set to flock to Royal Norfolk Show

It’s show time in Norfolk next week as the biggest event on the county calendar goes live on Wednesday and Thursday with two full days of action and entertainment.

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Sensing Nature: experience the sounds of nature in a whole new way.

Experience nature with new outdoor musical performances at Thornham Walks

Waveney & Blyth Arts are set to explore nature’s sounds with live outdoor musical performances at Thornham Walks near Eye.

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John Agard perfoms his poetry and takes questions from students.

Award-winning author and poet John Agard performs at Attleborough Academy

The Caribbean-British playwright, poet and children’s author John Agard visited students at Attleborough Academy last May.

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Thirty-four art studios will be opening their doors in and around Harleston, from June 24-25, July 1-2, and July 8-9. Credit: Malcolm Cudmore.

Artists to throw open studio doors for Harleston and Waveney Art Trail

One of the Waveney Valley’s biggest arts events of the year is fast approaching, with 34 art studios opening their days in and around Harleston from next weekend.

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Framlingham, Suffolk. Tudor Day in the grounds of Framlingham Castle - Neil McGurck as Nelkin of Griffin Historical teaches children about the Queens Body Guard in  Tudor England

Framlingham Castle re-opening this month after major refurbishment project

Framlingham Castle is set to re-open next week, following a comprehensive programme of visitor improvements and conservation.

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Tasburgh, Norfolk. Archaeological test pits are being dug in gardens around Tasburgh as part of Imagined Land, a two-year archaeology project looking into the ancient history of the village. Pictured from left Angela Schug, Jane Budds, Brian Budds and June Braddock.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Findings of Tasburgh archaelogical digs to be revealed in Discovery Day

The findings from a series of archaeological test digs and geophysics survey in Tasburgh will be unveiled with a Discovery Day on Saturday.

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Harleston Open Gardens. No 6 Lesley and David Rock at their Beeches house and garden.

PICTURES: Harleston Open Gardens weekend draws hundreds from far and wide

Harleston residents showed off their gardens to hundreds of visitors from near and far, as the town staged its Open Gardens event over the weekend.

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Test pits are being dug in the gardens of Tasburgh residents, as part of the ongoing Imagined Lands archaeological project looking at the village's history.

New evidence of Tasburgh’s heritage unearthed in community archaeological digs

A series of archaeological digs in Tasburgh over the bank holiday weekend has unearthed new evidence of occupation centuries ago.

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Charlie Ross, presenter of BBC TV's Bargain Hunt. Photo credit: Huw John.

Television cameras to roll into Diss for double bill at TW Gaze auction rooms

Television cameras will roll into Diss Auction Rooms this month for a double dose of filming for two well-known programmes.

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Burston, Norfolk. Strike School trustees and special guests pictured outside Burston Stroke School which marks it's 100th anniversary. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Niece of strike leader helps mark centenary of Burston Strike School opening

A descendant of the pupil who led Burston children on what became the longest strike in British history helped mark the centenary for the famous Strike School’s opening at the weekend.

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Tasburgh, Norfolk. Archaeological test pits are being dug in gardens around Tasburgh as part of Imagined Land, a two-year archaeology project looking into the ancient history of the village. pictured from left Jill Casson, Jenny Press, Samantha Best and Alex Bjorkegren digging a test pit in the garden of Claire and Nigel Best.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Tasburgh community digs up gardens to aid search for village’s secrets of history

A huge community effort to uncover the many unknowns of Tasburgh’s ancient roots kicked off last weekend with a number of test digs in the gardens of local residents.

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Tour of Britain 2015 rides through Norfolk.

Tour of Britain road cycling race to ride through Eye and Framlingham

The Tour of Britain is on track to put Eye and Framlingham on the map, as Suffolk prepares to host an entire stage of Britain’s premier road cycling race for the first time.

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Beers, Bikes and Bands Festival at The Burston Crown.

‘Busiest day ever’ at Burston Crown as beers, bikes and bands festival raises £4,000

Owners of the Burston Crown pub declared Easter Sunday their busiest day ever as they hosted a community event raising £4,000 for charity.

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St John the Baptist Church has received a �220,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Pictured: The church team 

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Decaying churches in Bressingham and Denton saved by huge lottery grants

The future of two decaying 15th century south Norfolk churches has been secured for generations to come, after they both received vital heritage grants of more than £200,000.

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Pupils from Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham�s CEVA Primary School unveil their artwork at Framlingham Castle.

Schoolchildren unveil art celebrating Framlingham Castle’s conservation project

Schoolchildren in Framlingham have unveiled unique pieces of art at Framlingham Castle, in celebration of the historical site’s ongoing conservation and visitor improvement project.

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Diss, Norfolk. Archbishop Sancroft High School librarian Sharon Ellis and pupils are collecting books at Diss Publishing Bookshop, after their school library received �400 grant from The Siobhan Dowd Trust, pictured from left Niamh McDonald, Lily Kirk, Michael Glover and Sharon Ellis. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

Big boost for Harleston school library after receiving £400 grant

The librarian of a Harleston school says she cried with joy when he learned her library would be boosted by a £400 grant for new books.

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Diss, Norfolk. BBC star Ian Lavender opens the 2017 season at Diss Museum. Pictured is Basil Abbott as Captain Mainwaring and Ian Lavender.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

PICTURES: Dad’s Army star praises ‘wonderfully unique’ collection as he cuts the ribbon on Diss Museum’s 2017 exhibition

Former Dad’s Army and Eastenders star Ian Lavender has praised a “wonderfully unique and diverse” collection at Diss Museum after officially opening it at the weekend.

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Ian Lavender

Diss Museum re-opening to showcase new exhibitions and volunteer opportunities

Diss Museum is ready to showcase its latest exhibitions and opportunities for volunteers when the building is reopened tomorrow by a BBC star.

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