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A man who fled empty handed after he attempted to rob a Great Yarmouth jewellers threatening staff that he had a gun, returned shortly afterwards to apologise for what he had done, a court heard.

The James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. Picture: Angela Sharpe

A multi-million pound building project at Gorleston’s James Paget Hospital is back on track after it was knocked off course by a lightning strike.

The former head of chemistry at a Gorleston college has been banned from the country’s classrooms for life for embarking on a sexually motivated relationship with a vulnerable girl pupil.


Police investigating a report of an alleged rape have sealed off an area in Great Yarmouth.

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Great Yarmouth college students at Gardline Marine Sciences learning about geotechnical soil sampling and seismic activities.

Picture: James Bass

More than 170 students got a hands-on taste of working in the offshore energy sector when they took part in a week-long work experience.

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Tributes have poured in to former borough councillor and all round “lovely man” Gerry Jarvis who showed huge commitment to his seaside community in a range of spheres.

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Ferry Boat Inn architect's vision, as seen from opposite the building

Ambitions to build a walkway on a busy stretch of river have been dealt a blow over congestion fears.

Rosa McMahon

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Great Yarmouth Sport

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Norfolk’s Olivia Nicholls has represented a Great Britain Combined University team against members of the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon.

Action from the Horsford V Bury St Edmunds East Anglian Premier League cricket match. Bury St Edmunds bowler, Justin Bishop, bowls to Horsford batsman Chris Brown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Swardeston’s bid to win an unprecedented fourth successive East Anglian Premier League title got off to an excellent start on Saturday when they came through a tough challenge at Burwell.

Great Yarmouth Town FC V Debenham at the Wellesley in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Swaffham Town and Long Melford are celebrating after gaining promotion to the Premier Division.

Paul Hunt
Action from Swaffham Town's 1-1 draw with Stowmarket (red) at Shoemakers Lane, Jack Redhead just short of connecting to steal a Swaffham goal. Picture: Eddie Deane

With the Premier Division title already wrapped up for Norwich United, attentions turn to the battle for the First Division crown.

Paul Hunt
Action from the Norfolk Cricket League last season, Sprowston B bowler Alex Potter and wicket-keeper Ian Doy in action against Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway in Division Two. Picture: Lizzy Hampson

Change is afoot on the Norfolk cricket landscape, as two of the county’s leagues begin finalising plans for a merger.

Great Yarmouth Events

St George's Youth Theatre presented a short version of Bugsy Malone during a summer school.

A troupe of talented Great Yarmouth youngsters are returning to the stage to present American gangster musical Bugsy Malone.

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Members of the Gorleston tai chi centre practise on the clifftop. Picture: submitted

A mass Tai Chi and Qigong experience is planned on Gorleston Cliffs on Sunday, May 10 as part of the One World - One Breath, global healing event.

Juliet Hayward looking at her work called Lost at Sea with Samson Rowlie.
Exhibition of work at Great Yarmouth Library called This Plot, This England. 

Picture: James Bass

It is one of the hottest election topics and now the art-world is joining the debate about immigration with an exhibition in Great Yarmouth.

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Martham Scarecrow Festival.
May 2014.

Picture: James Bass

Birds will have a field day in and around Martham when scarecrows abandon their alarming work and flock to the village for its annual festival.

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Hippodrome Pirates show ends

The last show of the hit Pirate spectacular at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth was a double celebration as Pirate King Jack Jay’s beard came off and collections raised over £3,500 for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH) appeal.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Artist John Stokes, front centre, with his Shakespeare inspired GoGoDragon called GoGoMadder at the Maddermarket Theatre. With him are from left, front, Peter Beck, joint creative director, and Cleopatra, played by Rebecca Aldred. Back, Susan Seddon, chairman of the Maddermarket Theatre Trust; Stash Kirkbride, joint creative director; and Anthony, played by Jonothan Redding. 

A Norwich theatre has revealed a special tribute to Shakespeare in the anniversary week of the great playwright’s birth.

Norfolk Scouts unveil their GoGoDragon! Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Norfolk Scouts have been having fun welcoming a new member into their community - their GoGoDragon! called Bajestic.

Showgirls and Paul from the Copacabana show. Picture: SUBMITTED

A well-loved musical is set to bring colour laughter and a lot of dance to the coastal town of Cromer.

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Scenes from the the 2014 Wild about Wensum event at Pensthorpe - Charlotte Freeman (8) on the look out for wildlife. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Children’s television presenter Radzi Chinyanganya is a special guest at Pensthorpe Natural Park, near Fakenham, tomorrow, when he is helping to judge an art competition as part of its annual Wild About The Wensum event.

St George's Youth Theatre presented a short version of Bugsy Malone during a summer school.

A troupe of talented Great Yarmouth youngsters are returning to the stage to present American gangster musical Bugsy Malone.

Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Sport

Ryan Fryatt feels the pain during Lynn's last home game. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Gary Setchell will hand some of his players their last King’s Lynn Town appearance this afternoon as he prepares to rip apart his underperforming squad.

Lowestoft Town legend Micky Chapman calls time on his lengthy tenure at Crown Meadow today. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

It promises to be an emotional occasion at Crown Meadow as Micky Chapman takes charge of Lowestoft Town for the final time against Barrow.

Action from Norwich Mini Rugby Festival 2015 at Beeston Hyrne. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite

More than 800 players took part in a rugby feast at Norwich Rugby Club’s Mini Festival.

Action from one of Diss RFCs many victories in London 2NE this season, beating Rochford Hundred 38-10 at Mackenders. They now face a promotion play-off after finishing in second place in the table.	Picture: JOHN BULLOCH

Redemption and celebration await for the players of Diss Rugby Club – if they can complete a remarkable turnaround in fortunes in their promotion play-off at Mackenders tomorrow (3pm).


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