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Hannah Witheridge

International human rights observers in court to hear allegations of abuse by one of the men accused of killing of Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge have said if what was described is true, it would be considered torture.

Scratby Beach looking up towards Hemsby.  Photo: Keiron Tovell.

Plans have been submitted to expand two holiday parks in Scratby and Hemsby.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
The Magdalen Arms pub in Gorleston.
August 2015.

Picture: James Bass

A once popular pub in Gorleston is to become a veterinary practice at the end of this year.

United Kingdom
Two Myanmar migrant workers Zaw Lin, front  and Win Zaw Htun, behind,  arrive at  Samui provincial court in Suratthani province, Wednesday, July 8, 2015, accused of killing Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. 
(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

One of the men accused of raping and killing Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge on the Thai island of Koh Tao told a court today how he was tortured to confess to her murder.

Hannah Witheridge
Aerial view of California Cliffs near Great Yarmouth where Park Resorts has one of its many parks along the East Coast. Picture: MIKE PAGE

A substantial slice of the Norfolk holiday park industry will fall under new ownership in the wake of a near £1bn merger.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

The presence of a single blonde hair, clutched in the hand of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge after her death on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand,

has proved that senior police officers gave contradictory evidence at her murder trial.

Hannah Witheridge

Firefighters were called out to reports of a chemical spill in Scratby today.

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Ricci Butler

Thetford Town’s interim management team got off to a losing start in what will surely go down as one of the most bizarre games in this season’s FA Cup.

East Coast Lady, a former Newmarket winner, goes in Great Yarmouths 3.15pm race.

The long awaited first meeting of the season gets under way at Great Yarmouth on Sunday afternoon with officials expecting a great crowd.

Action from Kirkley & Pakefield's 1-0 win at Fakenham Town, orange, last weekend. Picture: TONY MILES

Matt Blake struck a late equaliser to keep Norwich United in the FA Cup last night.

Matt Blake
Wellesley Recreation Ground, home of Great Yarmouth Town.

Haverhill Borough 0 Great Yarmouth Town 2

Great Yarmouth
Gorleston (green) in action against Long Melford. Picture: James Bass

Swaffham Town 1 Gorleston 1

Alex Vincent

Great Yarmouth Events

GYM Guide 2808

The Hippodrome is one of the many local attractions to star in the brand new Great Yarmouth TV advert to be screened next year.

Tia Mars. She will be performing at this year's Out There Festival. Picture: Hannah Springhall

When a circus adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet plays out in Great Yarmouth next month it will be a particularly special moment for one of its cast.

Italy
billy fury

It was the decade when Batman biffed and powed, James Bond met his match with a bowler hatted henchman and Mowgli first swung onto our screens.

Hopton Dowsers

The Sunrise Dowsers of Hopton are holding a medieval fayre on Hopton First School’s playing field adjacent to St Margaret’s Church ruins, on the Coast Road.

St Margaret's Church
Ignite

The final Summer Seafront Fireworks event is on Wednesday, August 26, with live music in the Sea Life Centre Gardens from 8pm, featuring Ignite, followed by the spectacular fireworks display at 10pm.

Norfolk Entertainment

Norwich Print Fair. Rob Barnes - Taking Flight.

A special celebration of the art of print-making will take place in the city this month.

Emma Knights
Actors from the Sheringham Little Theatre summer rep version of Private Lives. Picture: ANDI SAPEY

Noel Coward’s play was originally written as a vehicle for himself and actress Gertrude Lawrence (there are five characters, but it’s really a duologue). It opened in 1930s London to mixed reviews. “Thin,”, “brittle, and tenuous” said the cognoscente.

London
Artist Darren Smith, and his daughter Lola-Belle, 8, with his GoGoDragon!, The Dragon with the Girl Tattoo, covered in tattoos of well known Norfolk women. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

From Black Beauty author Anna Sewell to First World War heroine Edith Cavell, an array of famous women linked to our city and county are celebrated on one of Norwich’s GoGoDragons!
Eighty-four decorated dragons are currently dotted around the city as part of a charity art trail brought to Norwich by children’s charity Break and Wild in Art.

Emma Knights
(L-R Sergio Tauroza, Pete Wright, Dan Allen, Cal Hudson, Sophie Porter)

A band have returned home after fulfilling a lifelong dream of performing at one of the country’s biggest festivals.

Simon Wright
Noirwich Crime Writing Festival - Elly Griffiths

A killer line-up of authors are heading to Norwich for a festival celebrating crime writing.

Emma Knights

Norfolk Sport

Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison who is going professional, pictured at Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The next chapter in the inspiring story of north Norfolk triathlete Kimberley Morrison has begun, after the 27-year-old announced she is to begin competing as a professional.

France
Day one of Norfolk's Minor Counties Championship clash with Suffolk at Copdock - Adam Todd opening the bowling on debut. Picture: Tim Ferley

After a campaign of mixed fortunes, Norfolk CCC skipper Chris Brown looks back on the 2015 season with David Freezer – and is hopeful of 2016 improvements.

Chris Brown
Wroxham goalkeeper Elliot Pride was controversially sent off against Soham. Picture: Steve Adams

Jordan Attree was the hero as 10-man Wroxham grabbed a dramatic victory at Trafford Park yesterday.

Sunday session of the Farmers Jam 2014 at Norfolk Snowports Club, Trowse. Photo: Steve Adams

Skiers and snowboarders from across the UK are preparing to make the trip to Norfolk for an annual festival that has become a firm fixture in the calendar.

Norfolk Ladies. Back row  L to R  Tom Davies (coach ), Candy Cornelius, Peggy Tirimanna, Rachel Chettleburgh, Emily Reay, Robyn Edge; Front row  L to R  Bethan Cornell, Lauren Hemp, Bethany Harmer, Aimee Palmer, Emily Woodhouse, Shannon Spencer.

Norfolk Ladies won their final match of the season at Cambridgeshire and Hunts Ladies to remain undefeated in The Royal London Women’s Championship Division Four North-East and secure the title in the process.

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