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A fire chief is urging businesses to train workers in fire safety after quick-thinking staff prevented a major blaze in a seaside amusement arcade.

Interesting stories behind a variety of buildings and landmarks across Norfolk will be revealed at the popular Heritage Open Days festival this autumn.

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A campaign group, which gives a voice to women who have lost out because of changes in pension law, met their MEP as part in a national day of action.

Mike Smith-Clare

Blue skies and sunshine are forecast to turn to dark clouds, lightning and hail this bank holiday in Norfolk.


Firefighters tackled a blaze in forestry at Fritton, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

Rescue Service

A woman has suffered severe head and pelvic injuries after falling from the seawall at California Gap, near Great Yarmouth.

James Paget Hospital

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at an amusement arcade in Hemsby this afternoon.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

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The non-league football season maybe at a close, but how about tackling our non-league quiz?

Local judo star Ryan King added another title to his growing collection to become London Open champion after winning an event that attracts most of the country’s top players and a number of from abroad.


Vauxhall Mallards slipped to a disappointing defeat at Horsford in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday - despite bowling the hosts out for just 101.


Goals from Chad Pillar, Mitch McKay, Aaron Hogg and Connor Ingram saw Windmill beat ten-man CSKA Emneth in extra-time in the final of the Norfolk Sunday Senior Cup at Carrow Road on Wednesday evening.

Connor Deeks

It was a great week for teams from Gorleston Golf Club in county competitions.

Great Yarmouth Events

Latitude Festival is back in the beautiful surroundings of Henham Park in Suffolk this summer and we’ve got FIVE PAIRS of camping tickets to give away!

The organiser of a companion dog show is encouraging pet owners to come along.

Strumpshaw Steam Rally fires up for its 25th anniversary, Dad’s Army invade North Norfolk Railway, there is two-wheel fun at Holkham and Sandingham, plus fireworks, country fairs, retro computer games and more for all the family.

Great Yarmouth College

Local rock/pop band The Uninvited play at the California Tavern for the first time, on Friday, June 9.


A heavenly nuns chorus, singing ghosts and a wacky choir of characters from Wonderland are just some of the sounds emanating from Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome Circus this week.


Norfolk Entertainment

Passengers on the North Norfolk Railway had a chance to re-live a classic TV comedy moment, when the popular attraction staged its annual Dad’s Army Live weekend.


In a survey conducted by The Grocer Magazine in 2016, English wines came an impressive fourth for quality, after those from France, Italy and Australia. The warm, dry climate and mix of sandy and clay soil makes East Anglia one of the premier vine growing regions of the UK, so to mark English Wine Week - May 27 to June 4 - we have been discovering some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s vineyards and wineries.


Thousands of people are expected in the centre of Norwich on Father’s Day to enjoy a taste of Norfolk.

During his seven years in Norfolk William Galinsky has brought everything from a Dinosaur Petting Zoo to a hotel of quirky treehouses to a huge inflatable moon to our city and county in his role as artistic director of Norfolk and Norwich Festival.


The Norfolk and Norwich Festival is bringing 17 days of music, circus, theatre, art, literature and more to the city and county.


Norfolk Sport

King’s Lynn have signed club asset Simon Lambert ahead of Wednesday’s SGB Premiership clash with Swindon.

King’s Lynn have pulled out of the National League with immediate effect.

The non-league football season maybe at a close, but how about tackling our non-league quiz?

Over 2,500 cyclists are set to descend on Holkham Hall this Bank Holiday weekend as the estate once again hosts the cycling festival Pedal Norfolk.

The opportunity of a return to Fakenham Town was too good to resist for Robbie Harris.

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