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It was the decade when a TV set became the must-have item, Queen Elizabeth was crowned and Everest was conquered.

Owoidoho Ikidde, 26, who has gone missing from his Gorleston home

A family have made a heartfelt plea for their son to come home for Christmas after he went missing five days ago.

Police and highway teams at the scene of the crash in Beccles Road, Gorleston

Police have confirmed that a young man from the Norwich area has died following a road crash in Gorleston on Sunday.

Stalham Brass Band with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Sandringham. Picture: LAURENCE WATTS

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were entertained by Norfolk musicians young and old at a private festive concert.

Yarmouth Borough traders gather to discuss the controversial Tourism Tax.

Tempers flared as angry business owners called for a re-vote over a controversial tourism “tax” which they claim is unfair.

Nigel Rudling's Lingwood home in 2008. Photo: Antony Kelly.

For 22 years Nigel Rudling has been draping his home in Christmas lights, much to the enjoyment of villagers in Lingwood and to the benefit of many charities.

A flood sign in water. Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Seven flood alert warnings for along the Suffolk coast and Broads areas of Norfolk are no longer in force, the Environment Agency have confirmed.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Norfolk rivals Gorleston and Thetford Town meet in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division today, with both teams badly in need of a win.

Turkey Trotters: Members of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners who tok part in Sundays annual 10-mile Turkey Trot road race organised by the Waveney Valley Athletics Club.

The Turkey Trot 10-mile race in Beccles, organised by Waveney Valley Athletics Club, traditionally has a good turnout from Great Yarmouth Road Runners and this year was no different with an exceptional performance from 17 members of the club, with three female prizes and 10 personal bests, although unfortunately colds and injuries caused another four Great Yarmouth runners to miss the race.

Alfie Hewett (left) and David Phillipson with their men's doubles national trophy.

Alfie Hewett is no stranger to achieving firsts in his burgeoning wheelchair tennis career and Norfolk’s world number one junior is eyeing success Down Under.

Ian Ellis with the spoils of his victory in the Rayleigh Club Championship.

Ian Ellis can reflect on one of his best years as a professional golfer – and had he taken just one less shot over two rounds at the BMW PGA Championship last May it would have been THE best.

Ian Ayres, single-handed winner at Rollesby Broad's Winter Regatta.

The cold may have deterred some, but those who braved it on Rollesby Broad enjoyed some close races in their Winter Regatta.

Great Yarmouth Events

The large ocean tank at the Sealife Centre has been given a repaint. Darren Norris painting the model of a diver.  Picture: James Bass

Its cavernous insides are home to some of the world’s most mesmerising marine life who are among the star attractions on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

Artist Dan McGrath is auctioning off a painting to raise money for the Herring House Trust at Christmas.

A Great Yarmouth artist has raised more than £200 to help give homeless people in the town a happy Christmas.

Great Yarmouth singer Neil Francis. Picture by: Day Clifford

A Great Yarmouth singer has attracted worldwide applause after his impromptu performance of an 80s classic in a London Underground station went viral.

Great Yarmouth Library on Tolhouse Street

If you have ever wondered how Santa’s reindeer fly then come and see Chalk Circle Theatre Company’s latest production, The Snow Child, a magical story from the frozen North.

All the elements are coming together as final preparations are made to Aladdin, the family panto that takes to the stage on December 20 at St George's Great Yarmouth

The final preparations are being put to Great Yarmouth’s very own professional pantomime Aladdin.

Norfolk Entertainment

Peter Pan at Norwich Theatre Royal

Panto is a triumph – Oh yes it is!

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack on the live show of Strictly Come Dancing. Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire.

As Norfolk’s very own dancing queen, Caroline Flack, was crowned the 2014 Strictly Come Dancing champion, there could have been nobody more proud in the studio audience than her mum, Chris, and her two sisters, Jody and Lizzie.

Joint creative directors, Stash Kirkbride, left, and Peter Beck in Maddermarket Theatre's bar area which has been refurbished. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It has been part of Norwich’s arts scene for about a century, and in the New Year the Maddermarket Theatre is set to relaunch with a brand new look.

Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack, winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.  Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire.

TV presenter Caroline Flack has said she cannot lift her head “let alone the glitterball” the morning after the night she was crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion.

The large ocean tank at the Sealife Centre has been given a repaint. Darren Norris painting the model of a diver.  Picture: James Bass

Its cavernous insides are home to some of the world’s most mesmerising marine life who are among the star attractions on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

Norfolk Sport

Laurence Austin sets up a Norwich attack. Picture: ANDY MICKLETHWAITE.

Norwich’s poor run of form continued as they lost a game which they seemed to have the upper hand in just after half-time.

Action from King's Lynn Town v Ramsbottom United - Lynn's Michael Frew celebrates scoring the equaliser. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King’s Lynn Town striker Michael Frew has set a double-figure festive points return target after firing the Linnets to their first win since the end of October.

North Walsham on the front foot during Saturday's triumph over Ipswich. Picture: HYWEL JONES

North Walsham ended 2014 on a high, comprehensively demolishing lowly Ipswich.

Wroxham lost to Needham Market, red, this weekend. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An early brace from Michael Brothers eased league leaders Needham Market to a comfortable win over Wroxham, writes Thomas Crabb.

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