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A man who wanted to have sex with a young girl was snared by a 44-year-old film-maker who had created a fake social media profile, a court has heard.

A Great Yarmouth marine biologist has said it would not be impossible for Great White sharks to appear off our coastlines.

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Drivers are being urged to drive to conditions after police reported a “ridiculous” number of collisions on the region’s roads.

More tiny fragments of plastic have washed up on Norfolk’s beaches.

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There has been a collision involving a lorry and a Ford Kia on the A47.


Decommissioning the North Sea could cost an estimated £59.7bn but the UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has set the goal of completing the work for less than £39bn.

It is a postcode district which is home to some of the most sought-after addresses in the capital.

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Norfolk-raised professional footballer Vaila Barsley has been named in the Scotland squad for the Uefa Women’s European Championship.


A teenager from Runham has established herself as a major name in the male-dominated world of motorsport.

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The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you CALLUM SPRINGALL’s learnings from 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku.


A squad of 12 Phoenix Karate Schools students along with coaches, instructors and parents attended the KKO Open Karate Championships in Liverpool.


Great Yarmouth Events

With grey and gloomy weather set to continue across the region until the weekend, here is our helpful list of places and activities you can enjoy indoors.


Looking for something different to do that doesn’t involve splashing the cash? Here’s our guide to some of the fun and completely free activities taking place across Norfolk this July...


The school summer break is nearly upon us and with it comes the constant challenge of how to keep the kids entertained. With a view to being prepared, we have put together a selection of activities and clubs taking place across East Anglia this summer.


A weekend of fun is coming to Martham as the annual carnival comes to the village.

Concerts in which setlists include both Nessun Dorma and Bohemian Rhapsody are few and far between.


Norfolk Entertainment

Celebrating the best of Americana, The Maverick Festival turns 10 this weekend. Founder Paul Spencer spoke to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about those first difficult years, how it’s evolved and issues an invite to Ed Sheeran who made his festival debut there.

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Co-directed by Pierre Coffin, Kyle Balda and Eric Guillon, the third chapter is a pick ‘n’ mix of ideas and an 80s soundtrack, but if you aren’t surrounded by hyperactive, chair-kicking brats, it is lots of fun.

They have made us grin, guffaw and split our sides with laughter over the past 80 years.


A small leading lady will take to the stage opposite a tall leading man when the Mundesley Players starts its musical comedy run of ‘The Pirates of Pen’s Aunts’.


The first day of The Royal Norfolk Show 2017 has drawn to a close and despite the rain, tens of thousands of visitors headed out to the showground to enjoy the opening today - were you one of them?

The Royal Norfolk Show 2017

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The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you its 2017 Azerbaijan Formula 1 Grand Prix Review.

Long-serving Norwich United defender Steve Shipley has been granted a testimonial match as he steps into retirement after 12 seasons and more than 500 appearances as a Planters player.

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Dereham athlete Chris Baker competed for Great Britain at the European Team Championships in Lille.

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A man with disabilities from East Tuddenham who was nearly killed in a motorcycle accident has moved closer to achieving his dream of competing at the Paralympics after being called up to represent Team GB in the Invictus Games.

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GB team boss Alun Rossiter is counting on a passionate King’s Lynn crowd to roar his Lions into the final of the Speedway World Cup.

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