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Yesterday, 12:11

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.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

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

Police are appealing for information. Picture: James Bass

Thieves stole money from a car while it was parked in Gorleston.

Peugeot
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller

The Burmese men accused of the Koh Tao backpacker murders were not threatened or beaten to confess, says a senior Thai police officer, who was present at most of their interrogations.

Hannah Witheridge
Lynn Grove Academy in Gorleston.
August 2015.

Picture: James Bass

A school’s new logo has been causing amusement among its teenage pupils after they spotted its resemblance to a man’s private parts.

Lynn Grove Academy
A screenshot from the video taken by Emil Gray at South Denes

Two videos appearing to show hydrochloric acid leaking from a tanker into the river at Great Yarmouth have circulated on social media, causing concern for local residents.

Environment Agency

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Yesterday, 11:43

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

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

The penultimate week left many issues to sort out at both the top and bottom of many of the divisions.

Barton Wanderers

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

A young handler and her calf at last year's show. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Visitors to the Aylsham Show on Monday should escape any Bank Holiday downpours.

United Kingdom
14-year-old Aden Gerrens and his dad Barry in the band Adenland. Photo: Oliver Foxley.

Norwich-based band Adenland is set to perform at the Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Lancashire on Monday.

Norwich
The West Runton elephant being

The life-size articulated model of the world-famous West Runton elephant will take another stroll on West Runton beach this bank holiday weekend.

Artist Antonella Beschomer, with GoGoDragon! Skipper which was inspired by the artwork around the Royal Arcade, and named after the Arcade's designer George Skipper. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY.

Dragon hunters who venture into Norwich’s Royal Arcade will find a mythological creature inspired by one of the city’s great architects.

Norwich
Dirty Dancing's Jessie Hart and Lewis Kirk - who play Baby and Johnny in the stage show in Jarrold’s new-look fashion floor where they demonstrated their dance skills to a crowd of shoppers. Photo : Steve Adams

Stars of the musical Dirty Dancing have been showing off their moves at a Norwich department store.

Norwich

Norfolk Sport

Chris Henderson in action for Lowestoft Town during last weekend's cruel 1-0 loss at AFC Fylde. 
Picture by Greg Kwasnik/Focus Images Ltd

Lowestoft Town return to the comforts of home this afternoon as they look to bring an end to a three-match losing streak in National League North – and we’ll be there to bring you all the action.

Dereham Town's Sam Borrer returns to action today. Picture: ROB COLMAN

Dereham Town are on their travels again as they aim to kickstart an FA Cup adventure.

Dereham Town
Wroxham manager 
Stewart Larter. 

Picture: James Bass

Wroxham begin their FA Cup journey with a Norfolk derby at Trafford Park.

Stewart Larter
Lynn boss Gary Setchell. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town aim to keep moving in an upwardly direction when Paulton Rovers arrive at The Walks.

Cambridge
England 2003 World Cup winner Matt Dawson is backing Ben Youngs to be England's main scrum-half at the upcoming World Cup. Picture: PA

The battle for the England scrum-half berth could go down to the wire but World Cup winning No.9 Matt Dawson believes Norfolk’s Ben Youngs has the all-round game which makes him Stuart Lancaster’s best option.

Tom

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