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Emergency services are being called out to a catalogue of flooded roads tonight because of heavy rain across the region.

Gorleston high street Christmas lights switch on.
November 2014. 

Picture: James Bass

With hats, hoods and umbrellas, a big crowd headed to Gorleston High Street for this year’s Christmas lights switch on.

Police appeal after rape allegations in Great Yarmouth.

Police are investigating allegations that a woman in her 20s was raped in Great Yarmouth.

The James Paget University Hospital.


 
Picture: James Bass

This year’s Sir James Paget Lecture will take a closer look at the idea of you are what you eat.

HMS Dauntless off the coast of Great Yarmouth.
Viewed from the Caister Lifeboat.

Picture: James Bass

Plans are under way to bring HMS Dauntless back to her adopted port of Great Yarmouth so her crew can accept the historic freedom of the borough.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed while on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand.

The two Burmese men accused of murdering Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge and a fellow British backpacker in Thailand have reportedly written to the victims’ parents begging for help.

The 101 number is down.

The 101 non-emergency police number has now been restored following an issue with the system earlier today.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The second round of the FA Vase takes centre stage for Eastern Counties League teams this afternoon.

EN ladies sponsorship

The women’s football team at East Norfolk Sixth Form College are in the pink thanks to a stunning new kit sponsored by Pink Office.

Cliff Park Ormiston Academys Olivia Lovatt with Jessica-Jane Applegate (left) and Goldie Sayers (right) at Norwichs Dunston Hall.

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy’s Olivia Lovatt admitted all the hard work was worth it after her extracurricular efforts were rewarded by Paralympic gold medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate.

Snowflake Sailing Club 'Light Airs' first Race - Richard Dugdale leading the Lasers in the Dinghy Class. Picture: Nigel Davison.

Sixteen boats, equally divided between multi-sails and single-handers, turned out for a competitive day on Rollesby.

Norwich United striker Matt Blake. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich United show no signs of giving up top spot during their 7-0 demolition of Ely City.

Great Yarmouth Events

Late Afternoon, Turf Fen. An oil painting by Norfolk artist David Dane.

Renowned Broads artist David Dane returns to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden at South Walsham from tomorrow (Saturday 22) to Sunday November 30 with Magic Moments.

Big Bubba’s Christmas Boogie Blowout  comes to St George’s Theatre Great Yarmouth on December 13

Feet are soon to tap to the swinging sounds of Big Bubba’s Christmas Boogie Blowout at St George’s Theatre in Gt Yarmouth on December 13.

The Chorus of St Cecilia are performing three festive concerts at St George's Theatre in December.

Musical Director Matthew Hardy with The Chorus of St Cecilia are busy preparing for their festive concerts.

The day after winning 'Britain's Got Talent' the band are out enjoying there new found fame.
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Five-star Potters Resort at Hopton has announced a string of star acts appearing in 2015.

Wishee Washee you were there?

Friday, November 14, 2014
Aladdin at Great Yarmouth

Following the success of last year’s panto Jack and the Beanstalk, St George’s Theatre is presenting another professional pantomime - Aladdin.

Norfolk Entertainment

The Garage shows for spring 2015: I Need A Doctor: The Whosical.

New writing, theatre, dance and more is in store for audiences in the New Year at Norwich arts venue The Garage.

Irko Tchakut will be selling fresh olives from Greece at the European Food and Craft Fair

From Belgian chocolates to Transylvanian glass, the flavour and feel of the continent comes to four Norfolk market towns over the next few weeks as they are transformed into bustling European market places.

Festive feat pix 20/11/14

Injest some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. SIMON PARKIN has a guide to the best places for gifts and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Sarah Perry - Winner of the 2014 East Anglian Book Awards.

The annual celebration of the best new East Anglian books took place last night at an awards ceremony in Norwich.

Norfolk Sport

Remy Gordon was on the scoresheet, again, for Wroxham on Saturday. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Wroxham tightened their grip on the Ryman North play-off positions with a convincing away win, writes Thomas Crabb.

Larking Gowen: City of Norwich Half Marathon 2014 at the Norfolk Showground.

Picture: James Bass

2,217 runners braved the rain and the mud to run in today’s Norwich Half Marathon.

Norwich Half Marathon runner Graham Seaman. Time: 1hour 53.

The wet and muddy conditions failed to deter a field of more than 2,000 taking to the start line for today’s City of Norwich Half Marathon.

Action from the 2013 Norwich Half Marathon which started and finished at the Norfolk Show-ground.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

More than 2,200 dedicated people have braved the rain and the mud to run in today’s half marathon.

Lowestoft Town 1 North Ferriby 2

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Jefferson Louis was on target for Lowestoft in their defeat to North Ferriby.

Lowestoft Town were well beaten by a classy North Ferriby side at Crown Meadow this afternoon.

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