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Crew members at Hemsby’s independent lifeboat are driving forward a new fundraising campaign - to buy a new tractor.

The James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: Angela Sharpe

An increased demand for A&E services, a year-on-year rise in ambulance arrivals and challenges surrounding recruitment of staff were just some of the topics under discussion at the James Paget University Hospital’s latest board meeting.

Havenbridge House and Haven Bridge, Great Yarmouth.
Photo: Andy Darnell

The owners of Havenbridge House in Great Yarmouth are bidding to build a riverside car park.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust and land drainage firm William Morfoot have completed a project which has added 100 acres of wetland, including 50 acres of reedbed between the River Thurne and Candle Dyke near Potter Heigham. Pictured: Justin Morfoot, John Blackburn and James Frary.

Conservationists and contractors are celebrating the transformation of a former Broads grazing marsh into a new wetland habitat for breeding birds including rare bitterns and marsh harriers.

Kestutis Sliogeris

A man involved in the brutal murder of a factory worker has failed in an Appeal Court bid to clear his name.

Entrance to the Potters Resort at Hopton.

Picture: James Bass

Guests at a Hopton holiday resort are being asked to wash their hands thoroughly after a norovirus outbreak.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

A loose manhole cover is causing delays on the A12 in Gorleston this afternoon.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Hopes of avoiding relegation could take another big boost for Diss Town this afternoon.

The Freethorpe Ten race through the country lanes and villages around Freethorpe.

Picture: James Bass

A record-breaking entry of more than 500 runners took part in the Freethorpe 10-mile road race.

Freethorpe U9 played away to a good Ormesby Lads. Conditions were great for football and what was evident was both teams’ fighting spirit as well as some quality on show. Freethorpe were a credit to themselves and were leading only to let it slip five minutes from the end. But this was their best display of the year, with hopefully more to come. Billy showed a great attitude all match and Ross was his usual battling self. Nevie linked up well with Tobias and between them scored the goal of the match. Eddy was inspirational between the sticks with some fine stops. Will took over at half-time and was strong and confident. Alfie shored up the defence with good reading of the game. Josh contributed to a good performance with some good tackles and quick runs. MoM: Eddy and Will.

Acle during the Futsal event.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League welcomed six new Futsal teams on Sunday as the League moved up to the under 8 age group.

Suffolk FA launches the 'Silent Weekend', pictured left to right, development manager Nathan French and county development team members Mike Phillips, Phil Woolnough, Paige Shorten, Michael Cornall and Gary Pinyoun.

Silence could be golden in Norfolk if a trial to cut out noise on the sidelines of youth football matches across the border is deemed to be a success.

Great Yarmouth Events

John Challis

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, comedy actor and best known as Boycie in BBC1’s Only Fools and Horses.

Honey Man is coming to St George's Theatre

Following shows at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Tyrone Huggin’s critically acclaimed story of an elderly Caribbean beekeeper and a dysfunctional wealthy teenager comes to stages across the UK.

The Rain or Shine Theatre Company is presenting Great Expectations at All Saints Parish Hall, Scratby, on January 24.

A colourful cast of Dickens’ most popular characters takes to the stage at Scratby tomorrow, Saturday, for one night only.

Feed me, Seymour!

Friday, January 23, 2015
Gorleston Pavilion

Little Shop of Horrors comes to the Pavilion Theatre in Gorleston for three nights on February 5, 6, and 7.

Great Yarmouth singer Neil Francis. Picture by: Day Clifford

He is the tuneful starlet who became an internet sensation after getting scores of strangers to join in with an impromptu sing-along on the London Underground.

Norfolk Entertainment

Troshers Accordion Group looking for new members.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A merry band of accordion players are looking for new members to take part in their music-making.

Edouard Manet Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus (1868, oil on canvas) on display at Norwich Castle Museum. Image: Ashmolean Museum University of Oxford

The Manipulate Festival returns with world class visual theatre, innovative puppetry and animation, comedy returns to the Diss Corn Hall, Manet’s paintings featuring in major exhibition, the Julian Costello Quartet and Geno Washington visit, and there is an exciting collaboration between the Eaton Concert Series and the Norfolk Composers Group. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

The Hidden in Plain Sight art exhibition by staff at Norwich University of the Arts. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Every day they pass on their creative wisdom to the artists of the future, but for the next few weeks their own work will be taking centre stage in a special exhibition celebrating the talents of staff at Norwich University of the Arts.

Manipulate Festival at Norwich Puppet Theatre. Mr Carmen by Theatre AKHE. Photo: Vladimir Telegin.

A festival involving puppets — something for the kids then? Think again, Manipulate puts an adult spin on an art form traditionally aimed at children, bringing premieres and some of the world’s best visual theatre artists to Norwich. SIMON PARKIN reports.

Film feat pix 29/1/15

Never underestimate the soothing power of a hug. With one simple squish, you can provide comfort, encouragement or a simple how-do-you-do that transcends a thousand well-chosen words.

Norfolk Sport

Tom Hook (487) leads the way in the Wymondham 10K on New Year's Day 2015.

After an excellent 2014, Cringleford athlete Tom Hook is preparing for his first shot at success in the Indoor British Championships.

Ross Watson, back, is not giving up on the play-offs. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Defender Ross Watson is revved up to once again try and prove King’s Lynn Town’s doubters wrong.

Danny White is available again for Wroxham after missing the midweek win over Scole United in the Senior Cup. Picture: Ian Burt

Wroxham boss Stewart Larter insists his side are only concentrating on themselves as they prepare to travel to Thamesmead.

Matt Henman was a happy chappy on Tuesday. Picture: IAN BURT

Dereham Town manager Matt Henman is hoping his side are starting to build some momentum after a 3-1 victory over Ryman North title-hopefuls Needham Market in midweek.

Danny Crow of Lowestoft Town during the Conference North match at St. James Park, Brackley. 
Picture by David Horn/Focus Images Ltd

Lowestoft Town face a crucial month in the preservation of their Conference North status, according to director of football Craig Fleming.

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