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The police helicopter and Gorleston lifeboat were called into action after a man went into the sea at Hopton today.

Looking out along the River Yare from Haven Bridge which is stuck shut due to a mechanical fault. Picture: James Bass

Haven Bridge is stuck stubbornly shut due to a mechanical fault meaning boats cannot pass underneath as they sail along the River Yare.

Netherlands
David and Dennon Papworth ready to take part in the Tour de Broads

A schoolboy is using pedal power to raise money for Breast Cancer Care by taking part in this summer’s testing Tour de Broads.

Red Seaweed washed up from the seabed around waxham and Sea Palling. Picture: Mike Page.

This bird’s eye image of around a mile of red seaweed washed up on the east Norfolk coast was taken by aerial photographer Mike Page.

Environment Agency
Summer at Berney Arms. Photo: Bill Smith

It is one of Britain’s most remote and unusual pubs. But, as ROSA McMAHON reports, it seems that last orders have been called at the Berney Arms.

Broads Authority
The Growlers Cafe on Church Lane, Gorleston which has been severely damaged by fire.

Picture: James Bass

A community café due to launch yesterday has been set back after fire ripped through the building in the early hours of the morning.

Norfolk County Council

One lane of the A47 at Acle was blocked westbound following a crash involving a van and a car.

Norwich

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Great Yarmouth Sport

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Damian Hilton

New King’s Lynn Town striker Jake Speight gave the Linnets a hard-fought 1-0 win at Rugby Town in their penultimate pre-season friendly.

Great Yarmouth Town and Gorleston resume their pre-season preparations this weekend after last weekend’s mixed fortunes.

Swaffham Town
Action from the Great Yarmouth Triples Bowls Tournament at the weekend.

The final stages of the Great Yarmouth July Triples tournament took place on Sunday, sponsored by the Borough Council, the Beach Terrace Tea Rooms, the Princes Tea Rooms and Belt-Up Trophies from Lanarkshire who supplied the trophies.

Cricket.

The weather wreaked havoc with the schedule as all Division One fixtures fell foul of the rain, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout
Lowestoft Town, blue, and Gorleston are back in action today. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

A host of the area’s semi-professional clubs will continue their preparations for the forthcoming season this afternoon.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Great Yarmouth Events

GYM Guide 3107

Swashbuckling fun with medieval stalls, demonstrations and lots of fun is planned for tomorrow, August 1, when St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth holds a medieval day.

GYM Guide 3107

It’s fun all the way as the “Purveyors of Cool” swing into to Great Yarmouth St George’s Theatre on August 29 with a show featuring “The Greatest Music Of The 20th Century”.

GYM Guide 3107

St George’s Theatre Group in collaboration with paranormal investigation group Hopton Ghosthunters are running a new ghost walk around Great Yarmouth with live actors.

United Kingdom
The acclaimed Rain or Shine Theatre Company is once again brining its professional cast to Ormesby St Margaret where they will perform The Tempest on Sunday August 9.

Audiences in Ormesby are used to dealing with whatever the weather throws at them.

The Oss and the Ox, a fusion of Brazilian and british cultures, is one of the festival highlights for 2015.

A fantastic folk infusion will fill Great Yarmouth’s streets when the eighth annual Out There Festival takes over the town - and people of all ages are now invited to join in the colourful fun.

Norfolk Entertainment

Katherine Mager who has created a photographic portrait of Magdalen Street called This Is The Place. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A unique portrait celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of Norwich’s Magdalen Street has been created by photographer Katherine Mager.

United Kingdom
GoGoDragon! Bling. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

GoGoDragons! are almost everywhere you look in Norwich this summer, and each one is a unique work of art. In the first of a two-part series about the 84 colourful characters in Break’s charity art trail, arts correspondent EMMA KNIGHTS gives a snapshot of 42 of the dragons’ stories.

United Kingdom

Review: The Sonics

Sunday, August 2, 2015
The Sonics

It’s taken the Sonics nearly half a century to release their latest album. And it’s taken them even longer than that to find their way to Norfolk.

Norwich
The Great Norwich Duck Race in aid of BREAK.

You cannot be serious! A super speedy duck inspired by tennis star John McEnroe has paddled to victory on the River Wensum for the second year in a row.

Broads Authority
Norfolk Arts Award finalist: Marcus Patteson and Sistema in Norwich. Photo: Pete Huggins.

Leading lights in our county’s arts scene are set to be honoured when the Norfolk Arts Awards returns in September.

BBC

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Norfolk Sport

Lewis Kerr. Picture: Ian Burt

A support fund set up to help speedway star Lewis Kerr and his family has raised £1,400 towards the £2,000 target in just hours.

United Kingdom
Carter Cup semi-final action between Brooke (Batting) and Swardeston. Another wicket for Michael Eccles

Paceman Michael Eccles ripped through Brooke’s top order as Swardeston powered their way into the Carter Cup final yesterday.

Norwich
Niels-Kristian Iversen won the first heat of the night. Picture: Ian Burt

Wolverhampton 49 King’s Lynn Stars 41

Carter Cup semi-final action between Brooke (Batting) and Swardeston. Matt Collinge is bowled by Michael Eccles.

Adam Todd took his fine form for Norfolk into the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League as Vauxhall Mallards comfortably saw off Saffron Walden after being skittled out for just 129.

Norwich
Swardeston v Norwich Cricket
Ashley Watson for Norwich.

Fakenham fell just short of victory against Downham Town on Saturday – but remain on course to succeed them as Norfolk Alliance Premier Division champions.

Norwich

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