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Andrew McGowan
Police were called to a property in Dickens Court at 10.35pm on Saturday 14 November 2015 following reports of a disturbance. Officers discovered Andrew McGowan whod sustained serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with an incident in Great Yarmouth in November.

Great Yarmouth's town wall will undergo £60,000 worth of preservation work over the next 12 months.

Work is under way to conserve Great Yarmouth’s medieval town wall, with £60,000 to be spent on restoring what remains of the ancient monument.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
A Carleton Rode fishery owner has lost his High Court case.

A man who downloaded indecent images of children has been given a suspended jail term as a last chance so he can get help he needs.

Katharine Moore
Scira festival founder Colin Seal painting the Viking name of reenactor Chris Wilkins, who died last year, on the side of the longboat which will be burnt on Sheringham beach. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

A Norfolk re-enactment group member who died suddenly a few weeks ago will get an authentic Anglo Saxon send-off at Sheringham’s Scira Viking Festival this weekend, when a longboat bearing his name is set aflame on the beach.

Norwich
East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival - Preview

Teams are being urged to sign up for the 10th annual East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival after it was launched to coincide with the Chinese New Year.

Lowestoft
Junior doctors on strike at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Junior doctors today say they are “fighting for the future of the NHS” as they strike action against the government, prompting disruption to hundreds of patients across the region.

David Cameron
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service  attended to the fire. Photo: Submitted/Library

Firefighters were called to reports of a washing machine on fire at a home in Gorleston.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Wayne Anderson
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.

Yarmouth v Wivenhoe. OPhoto:

Great Yarmouth Town 0 Wivenhoe 0

Mitch Forbes

Great Yarmouth Town support great cause

Friday, February 5, 2016
Gt Yarmouth Town line up in their pink kit to raise funds for the Sandra Chapman Unit. Photo: MITCH TENNANT

Great Yarmouth Town wore a pink kit on Saturday to recognise a local cancer support ward.

James Paget Hospital

Gorleston quick off the mark

Friday, February 5, 2016
Jordan King leaves Whitton players not knowing which way to turn. Photo: DAVID HARDY

Gorleston 4 Whitton Utd 2

Kyle Ingram
Aaron Taylor has been named as Gorleston's new club captain by Ricci Butler, right.

A much-changed Gorleston gave a battling display against current champions and champions-elect Norwich Utd before falling to a 2-1 defeat.

Kyle Ingram

Great Yarmouth Events

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.

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.

United Kingdom
Darren Charles, singing with the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band

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.

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.

BBC
David Hasselhoff will star in Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

The Gorleston-designed sets will take centre stage when the The Hoff brings his new musical to Norwich Theatre Royal next week.

Norwich

Norfolk Entertainment

Enjoy a romantic walk through Ranworth Broad. Picture: Tim Durrant

Norfolk’s beautiful landscape and heritage means it’s packed with romantic spots. We’ve picked eight of the best.

Norwich
City College Norwich student Charlotte Howard, left, with Grace Gorman who is part of the wigs team for Priscilla Queen of the Desert which is at Norwich Theatre Royal.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Students from City College Norwich have been enjoying a behind the scenes look at the latest show at Norwich Theatre Royal.

City College Norwich
Make a wish this half term at Bewilderwood.

It can be hard to keep your children occupied during the half term break. Take a look at our guide of activities happening in Norfolk over the next week.

United Kingdom
The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway are holding an I-Spy Trail this weekend and throughout the half-term. Picture: Ian Burt

Take a look at our guide for some of the activities taking place in Norfolk this weekend.

The Beaux’ Stratagem by George Farquhar is to be performed at Norwich's Maddermarket Theatre. Photo: Mark Ivan Benfield.

An 18th century comedy is set to take to the stage of Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre next week.

Emma Knights

Norfolk Sport

Damian Hilton has been named the new Wroxham boss.

Wroxham have appointed Damian Hilton as their new first team manager.

Damian Hilton
Sunday League Dynamo FC (green shirts) V Constable Crusaders at Easton College. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The three-way battle at the top of the Norwich Premier Division took another twist this weekend as champions Riverside Rovers dropped their first points of the season in a 2-2 draw at The POW.

Bungay Town
Young Norfolk Sports Academy, Cerys Maryan.
 Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Promising rower Cerys Maryan is one of 19 young athletes receiving coaching from the Young Norfolk Sports Academy.

University of East Anglia
England's Billy Vunipola breaks through the Scotland line during the 2016 RBS Six Nations match at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Easton & Otley College and Norwich RFC coach, Jonny O’Brien, looks ahead to round two of the Six Nations after an exciting start.

Ireland
Victoria Pendleton will ride at Fakenham racecourse later this month.

Victoria Pendleton looks set to make her hunter chase debut on Pacha Du Polder at Fakenham next Friday.

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