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Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

A driver has suffered minor injuries after crashing into a parked car in Great Yarmouth.

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An outdoor bowling green on the seafront will be dug up and turned into a car park.

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Jump Warehouse a new indoor trampoline park for Great Yarmouth is expected to open in time for the February half term.
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Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth’s first trampoline park has come on in leaps and bounds to open earlier than expected for half term.

James with his new hair cut.
James Doyle (7) who is having his first ever hair cut and donating the hair to the Little Princess Trust.

Picture: James Bass

Family and friends gathered for a seven year old’s first ever haircut, billed as a momentous day and a money-spinning charity event.

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A karate team from Gorleston are off to South Africa to represent Great Britain in a tournament.

Picture: James Bass

A karate team from Great Yarmouth is hoping to make up a quarter of Team GB World Martial Arts Games in South Africa.

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A host of people from Norfolk have had their fifteen minutes of fame (and sometimes more) after appearing on TV shows ranging from Popstars to MasterChef. We take a look back at where some of those personalities are now:

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The fire service attending a fire in an out building at The Old Rectory in Burgh Castle.

Picture: James Bass

Firefighters have tackled a blaze which gutted an outbuilding of an old vicarage in Burgh Castle this afternoon.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

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John Edridge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United will be hoping it’s business as usual when they welcome Godmanchester Rovers.

Meerkats under-12 won their Futsal competition.

Cup and Shield football dominated fixtures at the weekend and Gorleston Rangers under-15 Falcons and U9 Eagles both successfully came through semi-finals.

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Connor Deeks has signed for Lowestoft Town.

Ady Gallagher has urged fans to be patient with new signing Connor Deeks – but believes the youngster can have an impact in the club’s relegation battle.

Matt Blake, 10, will be hoping to fire Norwich United to another victory this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

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Yarmouth v Wivenhoe. OPhoto:

Great Yarmouth Town 0 Wivenhoe 0

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Great Yarmouth Events

Triple T present A Midsummers Night's Dream

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is given a contemporary setting with the Bard’s own words at St Georges Theatre, in Great Yarmouth next month.

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The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band returns once again to the Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston on Saturday, February 13 for a fun filled evening with their Rat Pack tribute show which will also feature classic Count Basie Band tunes.

Students from Flegg High School are transferring to Rydell for their latest production - Grease.

Flegg High School students are transferring to Rydell High for their latest production - Grease.

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Comedy Nights at St George's Theatre

One man’s dream of setting up a comedy night in Great Yarmouth marks its second anniversary on Thursday, February 11.

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Mark Thompson

It’s Star Night at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham, on Saturday, February 13 from 7pm. Telescopes will be set up for viewing the night sky, and Mark Thompson from BBC Stargazing Live will be giving talks. The evening is being run in partnership with Norwich Astronomical Society.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Sleepless in Seattle

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Ireland
Sheringham Scira Viking Festival.

Photo by Mark Bullimore

What is it really half-term already? Yes, it seems like only yesterday they went back after Christmas but the schools are out again. Fear not though, SIMON PARKIN has plenty of ideas for events and activities to keep the kids happy.

BBC
RavenEye

Reigning Days give us a blistering set. It means that RavenEye have to pull out all the stops to match their support band.

Norwich
Priscilla Queen of the Desert is at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Paul Coltas.

Here is a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Norwich
The Urban Soul Orchestra will provide the soundtrack to the summer with their Classic Ibiza set at Blickling.

It is known as the party capital of the world.

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Norfolk Sport

Lynn's Ryan Fryatt and Liam Hurst, right, will hope to look like this again at the final whistle. Picture: Ian Burt

Gary Setchell is urging his players on as King’s Lynn Town threaten to exceed their manager’s expectations.

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Damian Hilton. Picture: DANIEL HAMBURY/FOCUS IMAGES

Damian Hilton’s first task upon his Wroxham return will be trying to end a fourth-month wait for a league win, writes Adrian Gowling.

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Ryan Crisp, left, scored in Dereham's midweek loss in Waltham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Dereham Town head to Kent looking to exact revenge on one of the world’s oldest football clubs.

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England's Ben Youngs in action during the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium, London. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

England have promoted Courtney Lawes, Mako Vunipola and Ben Youngs to their starting XV for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Rome.

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FA Cup match, Norwich United v Wisbech Town. Norwich United manager Damian Hilton. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich United chairman John Hilditch admitted Damian Hilton’s decision to leave the Planters and take over at Wroxham had caught him by surprise.

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