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A catalogue of rail problems, including slippery tracks caused by leaves on the line, signalling problems and train faults is causing delays for passengers this morning.

The church of St Nicholas, North Walsham. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

They are sites which tell the stories of our rich historical past – but more buildings, churches and conservation areas are now deemed at risk in the region.

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Allegations that an academy chain in charge of a raft of Norfolk schools had prior knowledge of inspections should be re-investigated amid any new evidence, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

Pleasurewood Hills theme park, Lowestoft are getting ready for the half term holiday by creating 'Pleasurewood Chills'

Be prepared to have the scare of your lives!

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

The jury hearing the trial of two men accused of being involved in an attack on another man, who was slashed in the face and neck, have been sent home for the night and are due to continue with their deliberations tomorrow.

Grey Seals on the beach at Horsey.
October 2014

Picture: James Bass

Happily basking on Horsey beach, some seal pups will be growing fast over the coming months.

Connor Barrett.

A woman told a jury how she desperately tried to help a young man she found lying in a pool a blood, after being stabbed at her son’s 21st birthday party.

Great Yarmouth sport

Saturday, October 18, 2014

League leaders Norwich United will look to start strengthening their position at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties Premier Division table this afternoon.

Youth football round-up

Friday, October 17, 2014
BIG WIN: Bohemians Under-11 Galaxy won 8-1 at home to FR Bradwell Brazil in Division Two.

Bohemians U11 Galaxy welcomed Bradwell Brazil back to New Road on a perfect autumn morning. Again pre-match team talk was all about closing the opposition down from the start and using Galaxy’s pace to attack.

Gorlestons Scott Manning (left) in action against Hadleigh.   Photo: DAVID HARDY

Premier Division Gorleston will be hoping to build on last weekend’s victory over previously unbeaten leaders Hadleigh United when they visit Thetford Town.

Gorleston end leaders’ unbeaten record

Friday, October 10, 2014
Gorlestons Scott Manning (left) in action against Hadleigh.   Photo: DAVID HARDY

Gorleston 3 Hadleigh Utd 0

NEW BOY: Luke Goreham with chairman Stephen Brierley (right) and manager Ricci Butler.

Ricci Butler has added to his ranks at Great Yarmouth Town with the signing of two new players.

Norfolk Entertainment

Nigel Barnett at Fransham Forge. Picture: Matthew Usher

Artists’ studios and community exhibition spaces in the district will be throwing open their doors to visitors for a week as they take part in the annual Breckland Art Trail.

Coastline exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal: a painting of Brancaster by Martin Laurance.

The power and beauty of the region’s coastline is being celebrated in a new exhibition at Norwich Theatre Royal.

Mo Teeuw at Paint Out Norwich at the market. Photo: Bill Smith

Our fine city is full of artists creating beautiful paintings inspired by seven of Norwich’s landmarks.

Yarmouth's Hippodrome Circus, Halloween show.

Spooky stunts and ghostly acrobatics are set to dazzle at Great Yarmouth’s historic Hippodrome as it hosts its first ever Halloween show.

Artistes and supporters gather to launch the 2014 Hostry Festival with Stash Kirkbride, front right. Photo: Bill Smith

It’s festival time once again as the curtain goes up on Norfolk’s annual autumn arts extravaganza.

Norfolk sport

Norwich teenager Kyle Picton (car 733) is always involved in the action.

Aylsham stock car driver Matt Newson continues to lead the way in the BriSCA Formula One National Points Shootout with just three rounds to go, following an entertaining affair at the Norfolk Arena in King’s Lynn.

Alex Brundle. 2014

Alex Brundle’s return to the World Endurance Championship resulted in a hard-fought LMP2 podium position in the 6 Hours of Fuji race.

Dougal Toms (Streetlife) in the Davy Down round of the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League (PHOTO BY SHELTON PELL)

King’s Lynn CC’s first road race promotion for many years saw Danny Parker of Greenwheel Cycles win after breaking away, first with Nigel Hobday (Cambridge CC) and, after Hobday faded, with Tom Trimble of CC Ashwell.

Scott Pitchers and Freddy Pett (right) celebrate first and second respectively. Picture: Barry Clay

Local teams experienced mixed fortunes at Brands Hatch on the day Shane Byrne wrapped up his fourth British Superbike Championship.

Norfolk v Bucks, Minor Counties Championship, July 2013, Callum Taylor. Picture: Tim Ferley

With the prospect of training in India and a tour of Australia fast approaching, Norfolk batsman Callum Taylor would appear to have the cricket world at his feet.

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