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An independent probe into allegations three Norfolk academies received advance notice of Ofsted inspection dates has found that “on the balance of probabilities” no one at the schools was unfairly tipped off.

The extension of the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme is welcomed at County Hall. From left, Karen O'Kane, the programme director; Marie Strong, Broadband Working Group chairman; George Nobbs, leader of the Norfolk County Council; Mark Pendlington, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership chairman; and Bill Murphy, BT managing director for Next Generation. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

£17.9m extra funding will see 90 percent of properties in Norfolk get access to fibre-optic broadband

The Tour De Broads map for 2015

Cruising the Broads by boat may be the traditional way to take in its beauty and tranquillity – but it’s not the only way.

Matthew Smith arriving at Norwich Crown Court.

A Ukip parliamentary candidate has been cleared of three further counts of electoral fraud.

A Holocaust Memorial Day service being held at Caister Borough Cemetery.
January 2015.

Picture: James Bass

The millions of people killed in the Nazi Holocaust and other genocides were remembered at a service in Great Yarmouth today.

Dame Rachel de Souza, when she was principal of Ormiston Victory Academy.

An independent probe into allegations three Norfolk academies received advance notice of Ofsted inspection dates has said that “on the balance of probabilities” no-one at the schools was unfairly tipped off.

The Custom House grade II listed building on South Quay in Great Yarmouth which is in need of some repairs.
October 2014.

Picture: James Bass

The owner of a once grand Georgian house has been legally ordered to repair and refurbish the listed building.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Yesterday, 05:45

Wroxham and Scole United will be praying the weather gods are shining on them this evening.

World Indoor Bowls Championships 2015 at Potters Resort, Hopton.
World Mens Singles Final.
Alex Marshall MBE with his winning trophy.

Picture: James Bass

DAVID RHYS JONES turns the spotlight on yesterday’s Open Singles final at Potters Leisure Resort.

Matt Blake on the attack for Norwich United during their 4-0 home win against Gorleston in the Norfolk Senior Cup quarter-finals earlier this month. Picture: Steve Adams

Gorleston will look to pull off a shock double over Thurlow Nunn Premier Division leaders Norwich United this afternoon.

Youth football roundup

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cobholm 2, Great Yarmouth Town U14 7.

2015 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters resort, Hopton, 
Mervyn King. 

Picture: James Bass

The Open Singles has produced the strongest bunch of quarter-finalists ever assembled, no fewer than six of the eight contenders having experience what it feels like to stand on the winner’s podium.

Great Yarmouth Events

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.

jonathan Wyatt big band

The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band returns to the Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston on Saturday, February 14 for a fun-filled evening with their Rat Pack tribute show.

Circus of Horrors at Hippodrome

The Circus of Horrors has been a regular on TV – including a Royal Command Performance - and their new tour, The Night of the Zombie arrives in spectacular style at Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome next month.

Norfolk Entertainment

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack on the live show of the BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing. Photo: Guy Levy.

A Strictly Come Dancing star who is bringing his tour to three East Anglian coastal towns has hinted dancing queen Caroline Flack will be in the audience.

A dinosaur from the Jurassic Adventures show, which is coming to the Theatre Royal, meets Lewis Clements(2) during an outing at The Forum.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A prehistoric creature surprised people of all ages when he paid a lunchtime visit to The Forum in Norwich.

Rhiannon Faith:dancing theatre creating a show at The Garage. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

People are being invited to watch a free show about relationships in the 21st century.

Rihanna performs at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekend at Victoria Park, Hackney, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 24, 2012. See PA story SHOWBIZ Hackney. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

Radio 1 fan JONO READ, from Norwich, is a veteran of Radio 1 Big Weekends around the country. Here he explains just why the prospect of the Norwich event is so exciting

Norfolk 2000 Project Manager, Emma Reeve with an Anglo-Saxon object from the Norfolk Museums Service collection. Courtesy of Norfolk Museums Service. Photo: Emma Reeve.

A project exploring the stories of the people who have moved to Norfolk over last 2,000 years is seeking three local artists to create artwork inspired by historical immigration.

Norfolk Sport

Wroxham set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Norwich United as they strolled to victory over underdogs Scole United.

Ryan Hawkins was on target for Dereham Town against Needham Market. Picture: IAN BURT

Dereham boosted their promotion challenge with an excellent win over second placed Needham Market at Aldiss Park last night.

Young Norfolk Sports Academy, David Barclay.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

In the first of our monthly updates, David Barclay talks about his progress with the Young Norfolk Sports Academy.

Action from King's Lynn Town v Frickley at The Walks - Lynn's Jake Jones on the ball. Picture: Matthew Usher,

Wideman Jake Jones’ departure has left King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell desperately seeking reinforcements.

Ryan Hawkins was on target for Dereham Town against Needham Market. Picture: IAN BURT

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman expects his players to raise their game for the visit of title-challenging Needham Market.

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