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Firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze involving a derelict caravan near Great Yarmouth.

A Greater Anglia train. Photo: Bill Smith

There will be cancellations on Greater Anglia services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth today.

Filby is already enjoying sucess after the In Bloom awards but now has cause for more celebration ater it was awarded a grant for its much-needed new hall.

A long held dream to build a much-needed new village hall in Filby has finally been realised after campaigners were awarded a six-figure fund.

Dead fish at Acle Dyke. Picture: Supplied

Environment experts will survey the region’s waterways in the coming weeks to gauge what damage the recent storms caused.

Chief inspector Chris Spinks' road police team will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.Photo: Bill Smith

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

Pupils from St George's school making tissue paper poppies for the Festival of Remembrance in November.
The Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Marlene Fairhead lending a helping hand.

Picture: James Bass

Schoolchildren in Great Yarmouth have contributed to the borough’s Festival of Remembrance by making poppy petals to fall from the ceiling during the service.

Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport with college student Murad Khan

A popular Afghan student who is facing deportation says he has been overwhelmed by support as he battles to stay in the UK.

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Great Yarmouth sport

Diss Town look to build on midweek cup success today when they host Norfolk rivals Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division.

Two teams from the Almary Green Anglian Combination have been handed exciting draws in the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup.

Norfolk PFA matchplay champion Mark Spooner (left) and runner-up Ian Ellis.

Ian Ellis shrugged off a rare setback as he prepares for another big challenge in what has been an exciting season.

TOP MAN: Broadland-Great Yarmouths clubman of the month David Beagrie (left) with Trevor Saunders from sponsors Grosvenor Casino.

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COME AND JOIN US!: The team behind the re-launched Great Yarmouth Basketball Club face the camera.

A basketball club is bouncing back in the Great Yarmouth Borough – under the chairmanship of professional player, Patrick Manifold.

Norfolk Entertainment

Coastline exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal: Summer, Brancaster by Martin Laurance.

The power and beauty of the region’s coastline is being celebrated in a new exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal.

EDP People's Choice winners Pasco-Q Kevlin from Norwich Arts Centre and John Baker from The Voice Project with EDP arts correspondent Emma Knights at the 2014 Norfolk Arts Awards during the Hostry Festival.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Stars of our county’s arts scene have been honoured at an awards ceremony celebrating Norfolk’s champions of culture.

Competition winner John Checketts, left, meets artist Martin Wall and the GoGoDragons at a secret location. Photo: Bill Smith

England’s brave and gallant patron saint is the inspiration behind the winning entry in our design-a-dragon competition.

Family feat pix 23/10/14

Behold, the witching hour is almost upon us and there are plenty of terrifying adventure to scare you out of your wits this Halloween week. SIMON PARKIN picks some of the highlights to send shivers down your spine.

Family feat pix 23/10/14

Schools are out once again and families looking for some perfect half term fun are spoilt for choice. SIMON PARKIN highlights some of the shows taking place this week.

Norfolk sport

A host of individual errors cost battling Lynn dearly as their dreams of reaching the FA Cup first round fell at the final hurdle.

Club chairman Alan Bowkett and chief executive David McNally present Norwich City's accounts at Carrow Road. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich City manager Neil Adams will be handed the financial fire power to buy new players in the January transfer window after the club was handed a clean bill of health in its annual accounts.

The annual Norfolk junior county tennis awards have been presented, including to (from left) Alex Mcnaughton, Tom Watkinson, Scott Whiting, Danni Long Martinez and Emily Barrett.

Over 75 young tennis players have been assessed for Norfolk team selections at East Anglia Tennis & Squash Club in Norwich.

Barford Primary School headteacher Judith Tigerschiold accepts a cheque for £100 from the Auto Cycle Union following pupil Kenzie Cossey's (centre) performance at the British Youth Grass Track Championships. Kenzie was joined by King's Lynn Stars rider Robert Lambert (right) for the presentation.

Young grasstrack racer Kenzie Cossey has earned a financial boost for his school following success at the British Youth Grasstrack Championships.

King's Lynn Town players celebrate Marc Goodfellow's goal in a 2-0 win against AFC Fylde at The Walks in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division last season. Picture Matthew Usher.

The mouth-watering prospect of an FA Cup tie with a Football League side is within touching distance for King’s Lynn Town – and manager Gary Setchell admits the excitement for the game is already in full flow.

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