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The former Amazonia attraction on Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth which is due to be demolished.

Picture: James Bass

After the news last week that plans have been submitted to demolish the former Amazonia reptile zoo building, readers have been getting in touch to let us know what they would like to see in its place.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters were called to reports of an oven fire in Gorleston at lunchtime today.

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.

Three more people were charged by police today after the murder of Andrew McGowan in Great Yarmouth.

Andrew McGowan
The ambulance service were called to the King's Head pub in Belton. Photo: George Ryan

A man has been taken to hospital after falling from the roof of a pub.

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Can you name the 10 cars in our photo quiz?

Following the news that Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan is to join the new Top Gear team, we want to test your motoring knowledge.

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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.

Andrew McGowan
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.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

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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.

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Great Yarmouth Town 0 Wivenhoe 0

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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.

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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

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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.

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Great Yarmouth Events

Triple T present A Midsummers Night's Dream

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is given a contemporary setting with the Bard’s own words at St Georges Theatre, in Great Yarmouth next month.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Immersion Theatre’s Rapunzel

There is something for all - toddlers to teenagers - on the region’s stages this half-term. SIMON PARKIN highlights shows, from fairytales to puppets, that offer the perfect family treat.

SIMON PARKIN
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.

Sisters Chloe (left) and Paris Chandler. Picture: SUBMITTED

Two sisters are playing love rivals in a youth musical telling the story of one of the 20th century’s most influential and tragic women.

United Kingdom
Sleepless in Seattle

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Ireland
Blickling Hall, Holkham Beach and the view from Mousehold Heath in Norwich.

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

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Norfolk Sport

Damian Hilton has been named the new Wroxham boss.

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

Norwich
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.

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.

France
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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