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More than 6,250 people who were arrested in the last two years were seen by a service which supports vulnerable people to get their lives back on track.

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Safety at all of the region’s mental health trust’s inpatient units has been improved after a £1.5m project to remove potential ligature points.

Care Quality Commission

The plan to overhaul health services in Norfolk and Waveney has been rated as “advanced” in a new national assessment of its progress.

Since re-emerging from the sea less than 20 years ago it has become known for its flocks of birds and colonies of seals. Now, a new partnership is hoping to safeguard the future of wildlife on Scroby Sands, the piece of land just off the shore of Great Yarmouth, which has been nicknamed the ‘jack in the box island’.

My thoughts on seagulls. They are magnificent birds. Yes, I totally agree that many people do not discard their waste correctly. Every morning I walk through town to the office and all I see is private or commercial bins overflowing, bin lids not closed properly or there’s too much rubbish so it is left by the side of the bins on the pavements or roads.

Something has to be done for the Winter Gardens on the seafront.

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Halvergate returned to winning ways and claimed maximum points at home to Blundeston and Somerleyton in the Norfolk League on Saturday.

Vauxhall Mallards turned in an excellent display with the ball to stun East Anglian Premier League lesders Sudbury on Saturday.

Premier Division

Ludham Bowls Club drew with fellow title conteders Filby in Y/L Division Two. Each side won two blocks and it also even on shots at 68-68.

The NCWBA county finals were held at Horsford BC on Saturday, with two ladies from Potter Heigham in three finals.

Thursday of last week saw another batch of course personal bests achieved at Great Yarmouth Cycling Club’s time trial, and all by decent margins.

Great Yarmouth Events

Bugs, beasts, birds – and fun are promised at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden during the summer holidays with a family wildlife adventure.

A tribute to one of the greatest bands in history is on for just one night at St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth.

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There’s plenty going on in and around Great Yarmouth next week.

Detective work, pirate activities and dolls’ houses are just some of the family-friendly attractions on offer this summer across the county’s museums.

Norfolk County Council

The line-up for a seafront talent show final at Gorleston has been revealed.

Norfolk Entertainment

North Norfolk music festival Rock Bodham kicked off in style today, in spite of cloudy skies and the threat of rain.

Love Islanders are coming to Norfolk in a special appearance next month at Truckfest East, back next month by popular demand.

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Former Great British Bake Off contestant Kate Barmby has created something truly magical for The Assembly House in Norwich.

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With summer underway, and the weather looking promising (at least for another week) it is prime time to pitch up at a pub, find a table outside and spend hours enjoying a drink (or three), good food and the company of family and friends. Here’s a list to make finding the perfect spot in Norfolk that little bit easier.

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Norfolk Sport

Five years ago, Norwich trainer Graham Everett joined forces with promoter Mervyn Turner, their mission to create regular fight nights in Norwich to help local boxers.

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It may have been a frustrating start to the Norfolk Festival of Cricket but captain Chris Brown hopes Norfolk can replicate their performance levels in game two.

Swardeston lifted the NW Brown Norfolk Twenty20 trophy at Manor Park after a 72-run win over Great Witchingham.

There is a new name on Links Country Park’s Scratch Trophy – for the first time in seven years.

On the back of my column last week with regards to defining the difference between running and walking pace, I received a number of messages with mixed thoughts about this.

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