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Firefighters were called out to reports of a chemical spill in Scratby today.

The East Coast Truckers Convoy heading towards Lowestoft along the A47. 

Picture: James Bass

Scores of children enjoyed an extra special day out as a convoy of trucks took them on a trip from Norwich to Pleasurewood Hills near Lowestoft.

Norwich
Stalham Grebe charity bike ride. Ready for the off. Picture; MAURICE GRAY

Charity bike riders have been pedalling away to help raise money for a children’s hospital.

Stalham

Firefighters were called to a crash in Hemsby this evening.

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Great Yarmouth today.

RNLI lifeguard supervisor Nick Ayers

A mother who collapsed in front of her two distressed children in Hemsby was saved by a lifeguard who happened to be driving past.

A man suffered a fractured cheekbone after he was attacked in Great Yarmouth.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

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Ricci Butler

Thetford Town’s interim management team got off to a losing start in what will surely go down as one of the most bizarre games in this season’s FA Cup.

East Coast Lady, a former Newmarket winner, goes in Great Yarmouths 3.15pm race.

The long awaited first meeting of the season gets under way at Great Yarmouth on Sunday afternoon with officials expecting a great crowd.

Action from Kirkley & Pakefield's 1-0 win at Fakenham Town, orange, last weekend. Picture: TONY MILES

Matt Blake struck a late equaliser to keep Norwich United in the FA Cup last night.

Matt Blake
Wellesley Recreation Ground, home of Great Yarmouth Town.

Haverhill Borough 0 Great Yarmouth Town 2

Great Yarmouth
Gorleston (green) in action against Long Melford. Picture: James Bass

Swaffham Town 1 Gorleston 1

Alex Vincent

Great Yarmouth Events

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The Hippodrome is one of the many local attractions to star in the brand new Great Yarmouth TV advert to be screened next year.

Tia Mars. She will be performing at this year's Out There Festival. Picture: Hannah Springhall

When a circus adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet plays out in Great Yarmouth next month it will be a particularly special moment for one of its cast.

Italy
billy fury

It was the decade when Batman biffed and powed, James Bond met his match with a bowler hatted henchman and Mowgli first swung onto our screens.

Hopton Dowsers

The Sunrise Dowsers of Hopton are holding a medieval fayre on Hopton First School’s playing field adjacent to St Margaret’s Church ruins, on the Coast Road.

St Margaret's Church
Ignite

The final Summer Seafront Fireworks event is on Wednesday, August 26, with live music in the Sea Life Centre Gardens from 8pm, featuring Ignite, followed by the spectacular fireworks display at 10pm.

Norfolk Entertainment

Noirwich Crime Writing Festival - Elly Griffiths

A killer line-up of authors are heading to Norwich for a festival celebrating crime writing.

University of East Anglia
Michala Jane School of Dance will perform Alice in Wonderland at Norwich Theatre Royal in October.

A classic children’s story is being given a historical twist in a new production by a Norfolk dance school.

Emma Knights
What I Learned From Johnny Bevan. Photo: Guiseppe Cerone.

Norfolk poet Luke Wright is celebrating winning two awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

United Kingdom
Some of the scenes for the 1971 film were shot at Melton Constable Hall.

Norfolk-set novel The Go-Between is due to return to our screens in what is thought to be the first adaptation of the classic tale since the celebrated 1971 film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates.

BBC
Flog It! antique show at Norwich Cathedral. Presenter Paul Martin.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich Cathedral is set to feature in the television show Flog It next month.

BBC

Norfolk Sport

Action from King's Lynn Town V Cambridge City at the Walks - Lynn Manager Gary Setchell. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Kettering Town 2 King’s Lynn Town 1

Lynn Town
Cricket action from the East Anglian Premier Cricket League between Norwich CC and Vauxhall Mallards. Devon Conway bowling for Vauxhall Mallards.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The race for the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title was thrown wide open on Saturday when leaders Swardeston slumped to a heavy defeat as all their rivals were picking up a bumper haul of points.

Norwich
Niels Kristian Iversen was expected to miss the visit of Leicester but will be available. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King’s Lynn Stars take on Leicester Lions at the Adrian Flux Arena this evening in a must-win clash for Rob Lyon’s men if they are to make the play-offs.

United Kingdom
FA Cup - Wroxham v Fakenham Town at Trafford Park. Wroxham first goal. Photo : Steve Adams

Super-sub Jack Garrod came off the bench to score twice as the Yachtsmen set up an exciting encounter against King’s Lynn in the first qualifying round.

Dereham’s inability to score again cost them dearly as they exited the FA Cup.

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