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Waves crash against the defences at Walcott, but the risk of a sea change has subsided.

The nine flood alerts issued for the Anglian region by the Environment Agency are no longer in force.

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Kimberley Morton, headteacher of Cobholm Primary Academy.

A Cobholm school that was taken over by the Inspiration Trust has appointed a new headteacher.

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The Caister Lifeboat, Bernard Matthews II on a training exercise to pick up casualty Lucy Clapham from the Lydia Eva.

Picture: James Bass

A surprise donation of £25,000 means the world’s last surviving steam drifter, the Lydia Eva, will once again be taken to sea again

Lydia Eva
The fire truck which left the road between East Somerton and Horsey and ended up in a ditch. Picture: Simon Bayes

A fire truck has left the road between East Somerton and Horsey, and has ended up in a ditch.

The Blackfriars Tavern in Great Yarmouth where there was a fire last night(Tuesday).

An investigation is under way after three people were treated for smoke inhalation when a fire broke out in a flat above a public house in Great Yarmouth last night.

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Police Officer. Picture: Ian Burt

Residents in Hemsby and Caister have been targeted by a scam in recent weeks, where someone has claimed they are a police officer in order to try and extort money.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Yesterday, 14:55

The third of five scheduled matches involving our area’s semi-professional clubs this evening has been called off.

The Planters are our area's only remaining side in the FA Vase after Gorleston, green, and Kirkley & Pakefield exited the competition on Saturday. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Norwich United will make a second attempt at staging their FA Vase clash against Hullbridge Sports this evening.


Acle twice fought back from two goals down to cause a Norfolk Senior Cup upset at Swaffham Town.

Alex Vincent
Joel Watts scored a hat-trick for Gorleston. Picture: David Hardy

The east coast wasn’t the place to be for good weather or bright news for teams in the FA Vase.

Robbie Harris
Dipple & Conway Cricket Awards 2015 15 jpg Fakenham Club of the Year 
Club of the Year Fakenham. Matthew Conway from Dipple and Conway, Paul Dunger Fakenham CC,  John Tythcott, vice-chairman Norfolk Cricket Alliance
Picture Credit Newsmakers PR

The big hitters of club cricket celebrated a season to remember when the Norfolk Cricket Alliance handed out its 2015 awards.

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Great Yarmouth Events


The TestostaTones, an acapella doo-wop group who have sung for the Queen, Elton John and David Beckham and been featured live on BBC Radio 2, are performing at St George’s Theatre on Saturday, December 5 with their festive show Totally Christmas.

Rain or Shine Theatre Company brings its version of A Christmas Carol to All Saints Parish Hall in January.

It is one of the festive season’s most familiar tales.

Charles Dickens

Gallery:Gorleston geometric art strikes a chord

Monday, November 16, 2015
Artist Robert Chaplin has depicted industrial and broadland scenes across Norfolk in his own orginal style.
A new book Landmarks brings together his works and celebrates his contribution to art in the region.

Picture: James Bass

Using a curious combination of lines and colours a Norfolk artist has captured dozens of striking industrial and seaside scenes.

Triple T Christmas show at the Gorleston Pavillion

Following the success their inaugural show West End to Broadway at the Hippodrome in May, Triple T productions return to the stage with a Christmas spectacular on Sunday, December 6 at the Gorleston Pavilion.

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Reigning Champion Band of East Anglia, the Cawston Band, is set to perform to a capacity audience at the Gorleston Pavilion Theatre on Sunday, November 22 from 3pm, with proceeds from the concert going to the activities and amenities fund at Lydia Eva Court.


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Stephen Frys career will be celebrated with a one-hour television special on BBC Two this Christmas. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Stephen Fry’s career will be celebrated with a one-hour television special on BBC Two this Christmas.

The Garage spring season 2016: Crazy Glue. Photo: Idil Sukan.

From a show set against the backdrop of the famous 1953 floods to a roller coaster of romance, an array of theatrical treats have been announced for The Garage’s new season.

Emma Knights
Comedian and writer Karl Minns: Looking forward to the 20th anniversary Nimmo Twins shows.

Tickets go on sale today for the show which marks 20 years of mirth and mayhem from Norfolk’s Nimmo Twins. As the duo (plus ‘silent twin’ Nigel) prepare for next summer’s 20-year celebration at Norwich Theatre Royal, STACIA BRIGGS put 20 questions to the show’s writer, Karl Minns.

Alex Neil
Spirit of Charity ( Helen McDermott), Spirit of Vanity (Jilly Johnson) and BC during the 2001 production of Mother Goose.

We have delved into our archive to dig-out these photos of pantomimes at the Theatre Royal going back to 1995.

Star Quality at the Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Sean Owen.

Backstage takes centre stage in the latest production at Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.

Emma Knights

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Nar Valley Fisheries recorded its fifth reported 40lb-plus carp of the season. Chris Abbott fished Lake Geneva for a 48-hour session and ended up with the catch of a lifetime. Chris, a former site record holder, had fish rolling in front of him and the result was a common of 30lb 12oz, mirrors of 33lb 12oz, 37lb 4oz  and the Nar Valley Fisheries record mirror of 45lb 2oz.

The big blow from the Arctic snow plains passed without visible damage to Broads fish stocks populating the vulnerable tidal rivers open to toxic sea surges.

Stephen James (Renvale RT) drops down from the hedge bank. Picture: FERGUS MUIR

It was so muddy by the last race at the Redgrave cyclo-cross that Stephen James’ chainwheel threw off his chain on the very first lap.

Harleston Magpies prepare to defend a short corner during their draw in Brighton. Picture: Pat Leate

Harleston Magpies made the long journey to Brighton and returned home with a hard-earned point – although it should really have been all three.

Harleston Magpies were unable to follow up their superb win of the previous weekend against leaders Slough as Hampstead and Westminister scored late on to take all three points in a 2-1 win.

Hayley Toleman scored twice as Norwich Dragons beat Tunbridge Wells 6-2 to make it four straight wins.

Norwich Dragons showed no mercy on struggling visitors Tunbridge Wells, coasting home 6-2 to make it four straight Premier Division wins.

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