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Emergency services are on the scene of what is believed to be a gas explosion in Gorleston.

Three people from Caister-On-Sea have been charged following a major investigation into human trafficking and slavery in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Two men and a woman have been charged following a major investigation into human trafficking and slavery in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A Norfolk GP practice has been put into special measures after being branded inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Emergency at the scene of the accident on the A149 near Catfield involving two HGVs and a pick-up truck.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A man who died in a horror crash on the A149 at Catfield was named at the opening of an inquest today.

Great Yarmouth
The launch of the guide to eating out in the Broads at the Norfolk Mead Hotel, Coltishall. From left, Jacquie Burgess, vice chairman Broads Authority; James Holliday, owner Norfolk Mead Hotel; Bruce Hanson, Broads Authority tourism officer; Anna Duttson, owner Norfolk Mead Hotel; and Clive Richardson, owner of Richardsons. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Holidaymakers who visited the Broads during its 1980s heyday were never likely to remember their stay for the quality of its pubs and restaurants.

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Caister Water Tower. Picture: James Bass

Caister’s iconic water tower has had a spring clean.

Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons, and many other books!
EADT 17 09 05

A signed first edition of Arther Ransome’s beloved children’s book Swallows and Amazons is going under the hammer this month.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League hosted the next stage of its Futsal experience on Sunday when under nine teams played 15 matches and then split into groups and played a champions league format competition.

Downham Market v Saffron Walden. Picture: Ian Burt

Great Yarmouth Town moved one step closer to ending their five-year wait to lift a trophy by progressing to the First Division Knockout Cup final.

Tom Youngs in training with England earlier this week, ahead of his release from the Six Nations squad to allow him to play for Leicester this weekend. Picture: PA

Norfolk duo Tom Youngs and George Catchpole are in the Leicester Tigers starting XV for tomorrow’s Aviva Premiership clash with London Irish (2pm).

Patrick Manifold shows off the skills which have served him so well.

Patrick Manifold is heading Down Under as he looks to add another country to his worldwide success story.

Daniel Seabourne, front row, left, faces the camera with his England Under-25 team-mates. Picture: SUBMITTED

Daniel Seabourne admits he was left disappointed by his England Under-25s debut – despite picking up two wins from his three matches.

Great Yarmouth Events

Mercury - Ulitimate Queen tribut act in Great Yarmouth

The show must go on – and it does in the extraordinary vocal range and outstanding delivery of Joseph Lee Jackson as Freddie Mercury

Great Yarmouth
Cirque Berserk. Photo: Piet-Hein Out

Direct from sold-out seasons at London’s Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and a packed-out 2014 theatre tour, Cirque Berserk is coming to the coast.

The Honey Man

A compelling play which tells the story of dying bees, healing herbs and the human need for friendship is coming St George’s Theatre.

Great Yarmouth
The Merry Opera Company production of The Barber of Seville. ©2015LaurentCompagnon

He’s one of the best known names in opera and, 200 years after Rossini first placed him on stage, he’s looking dapper.

DPA of Gorleston is staging Adrian Mole, hero of the eponymous series of diaries popular in the 1980s, tonight and tomorrow in Lowestoft.

Adrian Mole, eponymous hero of the toe-curling diaries popular in the 1980s, takes to the stage tonight and tomorrow.

Norfolk Entertainment

Scottish group Barluath who are playing in north Norfolk. Picture: SUBMITTED

A diverse and innovative Scottish folk band are playing at Sheringham Little Theatre this weekend.

The Unthanks

Folk siblings The Unthanks visit plus comedy, theatre, a family show and the start of a concert series, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The Manfreds who are playing on Cromer Pier. Picture: SUBMITTED

A band popular among blues and jazz fans is returning to Cromer Pier this month.

Violinist Benjamin Baker who is playing in Aylsham. Picture: KAUPO KIKKAS

A town society is continuing to put on musical concerts despite the loss of two leading lights in the group.

Sheringham and Cromer Choral Society performing at Norwich Cathedral last year. Picture: PAUL WATSON

A new classical music piece by a Gresham’s School teacher will be premiered by a community choir.

Norfolk Sport

Photos of LTA president Cathie Sabin's visit to Norfolk, presenting thef Margaret Johnson-Taylor Trophy to Olivia Nicholls during the Norfolk LTA AGM at Carrow Road in Norwich.

The president of the Lawn Tennis Association, Cathie Sabin, recently visited Norfolk.

Norfolk U18s boys County Cup team.

Norfolk’s under-18 teams enjoyed some successful Aegon County Cup action.

Neill Stephen sharing a great pike with John Bailey.

I suppose the big news in last week’s angling press was the announcement of the winner of the Korum Cup, a competition run in the Angler’s Mail.

Biffin's Bridge captain Lee Carver.

When it comes to bridging the important gaps between success and failure in tight situations, the Norwich-based angling outfit Biffin’s Bridge are up for it – and expect victory in the final round of the Barford Winter League.

Glenn Stanford (Team CCN) is planning on moving up to the Veterans category this year and, inset, Sean Rayment carries his bike following a crash. Picture: Fergus Muir

King’s Lynn MTB hosted an outstanding series of races on Shouldham Warren that saw wins for Norfolk riders Sophie Wright, Anita Buxton, Paul Ashby and Dougal Toms.

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