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16:21

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.

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
Fred Sadd who earned the George Medal during the 1953 floods. He saved 27 lives and brought hope to countless others trapped in the Yarmouth area.

A medal awarded to a Gorleston hero of the 1953 east coast floods, will go up for sale in an auction next month.

Crime

16:06

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
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Thai Police have confirmed the two defendants in the Koh Tao murder trial did not have any legal representation when they were confessing to the killings of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge and fellow British backpacker David Miller.

Hannah Witheridge
Fly-tipped waste, including door panels, parcel shelves, bumpers, trim, a petrol tank and lights, found in a field in East Somerton

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is appealing for information to help catch those who dumped a large quantity of old car parts in a field in East Somerton.

Carl Smith

Health

Wed, 07:00
NHS

A Norfolk hospital trust is searching for the cause of a rise in deaths after it emerged a higher-than-expected amount of patients have died.

Emma Tims, left, with her sister Charlotte Bullen

A “twist of fate” found a Belton nurse, who was off duty at the time, thrown into action to revive a man suffering a cardiac arrest on the side of the road.

James Paget University Hospital
New operating theatres at James Paget University Hospital. Left to right, Dr Pushpa L. Nathan, Dr Ayodele Obideyi and Gail Banham, clinical lead, senior operating department practitioner. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Patients at the James Paget University Hospital are set to benefit from a new operating theatre suite which is part of an £8m programme to improve facilities.

Care Quality Commission
Akita Greenwood and Bodie Carter had their little boy Bo Carter at 20 weeks in 2014. 

Akita Greenwood and Bodie Carter had their little boy Bo Carter at 20 weeks in 2014. 
As a thank you to the Bereavement Team they presented a cheque for £627 to Mica Benson and Katie Lochrie.

Excited parents-to-be Akita Greenwood and Bodie Carter were over the moon to discover they were expecting their first child, cautiously waiting until at least 12 weeks to tell family and friends.

Community First responder Tara Fiske from Hickling

A Hickling mum has demonstrated the importance of life saving volunteers after attending her first medical emergency just hours after qualifying.

England Ambulance Service Trust

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Education

10:07

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

Diss High School GCSE students get their results. Kirsty Firth and Annie Murton can't believe how well they have done.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

GCSE results in Norfolk and Suffolk have improved in a year which saw wide variations between schools and districts.

Norfolk County Council
Students from Flegg High School receiving their GCSE results.

Picture: James Bass

Schools across the borough were celebrating as GCSE results showed a positive hike across the east coast.

Lynn Grove Academy

GCSE results across Norfolk

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Students are collecting their GCSE results today.

GCSE results from schools across the region as they come in.

Stalham High School headteacher Amy Webb.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The new headteacher of Stalham High School is “extremely proud” of the achievement of its GCSE pupils this year.

Business

Yesterday, 11:01

A Great Yarmouth fabrication company is poised to double its workforce after winning a contract worth nearly £1m.

James Knight who runs the Waveney River Centre at Burgh St Peter.

Picture: James Bass

It is a typical English summer’s day with storm clouds brewing and the first spots of rain in the air.

Pasta Foods at their new site at Forest Way, Costessey. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk firm Pasta Foods has been handed almost £3m in a grant and two separate loans from the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in just two years. But do the deals represent good value for money and should the taxpayer effectively be asked to step in and help a private firm in such a way? Investigations editor David Powles reports.

David Powles
Justin Haines, director of Haines Marine

The experience of Norfolk’s boatbuilders largely supports new national research reporting an increase in the production of leisure craft last year.

Woodland Park Equestrian Centre in South Walsham. Pictured are Tessa Plane (second right), her daughter Lyndsey, son Daniel and mother June Marjoram.  Picture: James Bass

Much-loved farmer Robin Marjoram provided scores of youngsters with a workshop to fix their cars, and a place to stay out of “trouble”.

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10:07
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.

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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.

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Environment Agency
16:06
Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: PA/Joe Giddens

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

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15:09
Police are appealing for information. Picture: James Bass

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

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Peugeot
16:21
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.

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10:07
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.

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Wed, 07:00
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

A Norfolk hospital trust is searching for the cause of a rise in deaths after it emerged a higher-than-expected amount of patients have died.

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NHS
Friday, August 21, 2015
The Former Hemsby Pontins Holiday camp.

The controversial development of a former holiday camp is back on the table with plans to build 200 homes - but the firm behind the scheme has scrapped its bid to build a pub on the site.

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