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A train has crashed at Lingwood station between Great Yarmouth and Norwich.

Southwold beach on another warm sunny day in October.
Iona (left) and Isobel Jenkins enjoying the beach.

It has felt more like the height of summer than the end of October today, as unseasonably high temperatures smashed the record for the warmest Halloween in Britain.

The Kingfisher bar in Burgh Castle is all set for Halloween

A Burgh Castle bar has been transformed into a ghoulish wonderland in time for a monster Halloween bash.

Green sea turtles Noah and Ernieare to be reunited!

A pair of flipping fantastic friends are set to share a tank once more as they prepare to be reunited at a Norfolk aquarium.

Police close the Acle Straight after an accident that left two cars in a water-filled ditch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fresh calls have been made for improvements to the A47 Acle Straight after a woman died following a tragic crash on the notorious stretch of road.

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An outbreak of the winter vomiting bug has closed a ward at a Norfolk hospital.

Owen and Liz Church who have been running Hemsby post office/newsagent for 50 years.

Picture: James Bass

A first class stamp would have set you back 1d when Owen Church started work as a postmaster.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

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Gorleston returned to winning ways in spectacular fashion last night when they won 5-0 at Premier Division strugglers Walsham-le-Willows.

Acle Rangers manager Julian Bussell.

The remarkable unbeaten record of Norman Wanders was ended by Acle Rangers, who had twice come close to ending the record before.

Norman Wanderers in action against The Pod at the Locksley School ground. Photo: Steve Adams

As their remarkable unbeaten record ends, DAVID FREEZER finds out how Norman Wanderers intend to bounce back

Jake Willgress. Picture: James Bass

Acle A have maintained their position at the top of Division One of the Norfolk CIBA County Bowls League, sponsored by Granite Transformations, with victory at home to Pentney A by 104 shots to 60, writes David Perry.

Youngsters can learn the skill of cycle racing at the Pedal Revolution Race School in Yarmouth

Cycling fans of all ages are being encouraged to jump in the saddle and learn about the exciting sport of racing.

Great Yarmouth Events

Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre Company production of Cats will star Aiden Pulford as Munkustrap

Regular supporters of Dusmagrik Young People’s Theatre Company are being urged not to leave it too late to buy tickets for their next show, Cats, as it looks like being a box office hit.

The London Comptemporary Theatre is staging Macbeth: In Pitch Black at St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Performing Shakespeare in complete darkness is certainly one way to put the Bard’s famous words centre stage.

The Acoustic Strawbs will play in Great Yarmouth on November 12, 2014

Now moving into their fifth decade of making music, the Acoustic Strawbs will be heading east to play St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth.

St Georges Theatre is staging a Frozen sing-a-long over the half term break.

Do you want to Let it Go? Well you can bellow out all the hits from Frozen at a Sing-a-Long at St George’s Theatre over half term.

Great Yarmouth Museums are hosting a range of activities over the half term holiday

Events at The Time And Tide Museum are set to be a ‘mammoth draw’ in October half term as the life size 4m tall articulated model of the West Runton Elephant poses for pictures in the museum courtyard on Wednesday 11am – 4pm.

Norfolk Entertainment

Goerdie comic Chris Ramsey returns to Norwich

Geordie funnyman Chris Ramsey relives his infamous TV moment, acclaimed blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor plus in, North Walsham stages its No/Where Cabaret, there is a celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan, a family fairytale show and five masters of magic baffle King’s Lynn. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this weekend.

Forfty Years On - the Alan Bennett play being staged by Sheringham Players. John Standish as the head, and Tim Travers as Mr Franklin.

It was after meeting playwright Alan Bennett in 2012 at Gresham’s School, Holt, that Bernice Escott and Moya Leighton decided that they would like to see a production of Bennett’s first play Forty Years 
On.

Paul Flannery as Treguard in Knightmare Live.

A tolling bell, a thumping heartbeat, an empty knapsack. For people of a certain generation that means only one thing: Knightmare.

Timothy Spall arriving at the BFI London film festival gala of  Mr. Turner at Odeon West End in Leicester Square, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday October 10, 2014. See PA story SHOWBIZ Turner. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

On his death bed, celebrated landscape painter and watercolourist Joseph Mallord William Turner, who was a divisive figure in the 19th-century art world, reportedly lamented, “So I am to become a non-entity.”

Norfolk Sport

Luke Gray, a midfielder for Fakenham Town Under-18s. Picture: TONY MILES

Rugby and youth-team football are the key topics as the West Norfolk Sports Podcast returns after a two-week absence.

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Swaffham’s players have held a clear-the-air meeting to help turn their troubled club’s fortunes around.

Dereham Town striker Luke Tuttle could be sidelined for up to two months. Picture: NEIL SMITH

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman believes his players’ FA Cup exploits can help them pull off a Trophy upset on Saturday.

Tristan Cliffe, left, faces the camera.

Snetterton’s only night race of the season takes place on Saturday when the Lotus Cup UK Championship will be settled in a two-hour night-time event.

John Bailey on the remodelled Glaven. Can it host sea trout in the future?

It was in my first incarnation as a writer for the Eastern Daily Press that, getting on for 40 years or so ago, I wrote about sea trout under the title, A Yard of Silver.

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