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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.

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.

Police were called to Arundel Road in Great Yarmouth.

Police and fire crews were called after car crashed into two parked vehicles in Great Yarmouth.

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.

Johnson Street, Ludham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A minute’s applause will be held for a 12-year-old boy who died after being struck by a car in Ludham.

(L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.

 Picture: James Bass

The chief executive of a Norfolk academy chain at the centre of allegations about school inspection tip-offs has broken her silence in a letter to staff that strongly denies the claims.

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.

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

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.

In a Vulnerable Place by Steve Waters.

Playwright and UEA creative writing lecturer Steve Waters is tackling the subject of climate change in his new play debuting at Norwich Arts Centre this week.

Norfolk sport

Fakenham goalkeeper Tommy Rix was in the thick of the penalty action against Kirkley & Pakefield. Picture: Tony Miles

Kirkley & Pakefield have won 12-11 in a penalty shootout at Fakenham Town this evening.

Ben Pointer holds his 27lbs 9oz catch from Billingford Lakes

The scenes on the banks of the River Thurne on Saturday were perhaps reminiscent of Billingsgate fish market during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Sarah catches the last Wye barbel of another happy year.

Just last night I left the River Wye for probably the last time in 2014.

Lynn's George Thomson strokes home his first penalty of the night. Picture: Ian Burt

George Thomson netted a magnificent hat-trick as King’s Lynn Town reminded the rest of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division of their title credentials with a convincing victory over Ilkeston at The Walks.

Harleston Magpies slipped five points behind the top two in the East Conference after suffering a surprise defeat at Bedford on Saturday.

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