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This year marked the 200th anniversary of the invention of the rollercoaster, with the first opening in 1817.

A motorcyclist will soon be facing a court appearance after being caught doing 100mph on the A47.

It’s an RNLI first - four members of the same family on duty together as lifeguards at Sea Palling.


A bus company has apologised to a pensioner after he was locked alone in a bus after his concessionary bus pass failed to register on the vehicle’s ticket scanner.

James Paget University Hospital

A former pub doorman will be hoping to sink a celebratory pint after he saddles up for a 50-mile bike ride on Sunday.

A Great Yarmouth charity has vowed to continue its work in the community, following the departure of its chief executive.

Anchorage Trust

Up to 170 new homes, a new football pitch and a country park could be built in Brundall.

Broadland District Council


Police are looking for a gang of youths who were verbally aggressive and threw items at people and police officers who attended a major annual festival in Gorleston.

Norfolk police

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a 31-year-old Great Yarmouth man who is wanted.

Norfolk Police

A Norfolk business owner is offering a £1,000 reward for information after thieves smashed their way into his showroom and stole two rare motorbikes.

Norfolk Police

An appeal has been launched to help find a wanted man.

Norfolk Police


Thu, 13:26
James Paget University Hospital

A state-of-the-art building at the James Paget University Hospital has won a prestigious construction industry award.

Old folk in Gorleston have been enjoying inter-generational friendships long before TV documentary makers tugged at heartstrings with their ground-breaking series.

A DJ whose job forces him to go out and socialise has told of how living with depression and bipolar can make every day difficult.

A doctors surgery with 17,000 patients has been placed in special measures and told it must improve or face ceasing its services.

Care Quality Commission

Professionals who work with children and teenagers in Norfolk and Waveney will be given specialist training to identify the signs of harmful sexual behaviour following the launch of a new initiative designed to reduce offending and protect vulnerable young people.

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Thu, 19:20
Norfolk County Council

A bid to preserve a derelict pub could put a spanner in the works of plans to expand a Great Yarmouth school.

Hundreds of students in Norfolk and Waveney nervously awaiting results will today discover how they fared in their A-levels.

Nerves were swapped with tears of happiness as students in Gorleston received their A-level results.

Sixth Form College

Ofsted inspectors dipped into the dictionary to heap praise on a Gorleston nursery.

Hundreds of students across Norfolk and Suffolk nervously awaiting results will soon discover how they fared in their A-levels.


Yesterday, 16:58

The new owner of a Norfolk offshore firm has moved to reassure staff at its Great Yarmouth base that it is “business as usual” after it changed hands in a £40m deal.

More than 50 jobs have been lost and a question mark has been placed over hundreds of apprentices’ futures after a training company went into administration.

Jeremy Corbyn

Construction firm Bateman Groundworks has invested more than £1.6m in new plant and vehicles from a trio of Norwich-based suppliers.


Offshore services group Gardline has been snapped up by a Dutch company in a multi-million pound deal, ending nearly 50 years as a family business.

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A popular Lowestoft theme park has revealed plans to make better use of its facilities throughout the year.

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Mon, 10:38

A popular high street name is returning to Great Yarmouth after another brand departed from the town.

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Kerry Robinson-Payne
Wed, 20:09

A mum has made a plea for dog owners to keeps their pets on leads after her daughter and another child were bitten.

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Mon, 12:32

A man has been charged with drink driving after a car crash in Gorleston.

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Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court
Thu, 13:16

Traffic lights are set to be installed on two busy roundabouts as part of plans to upgrade the A47.

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Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Mon, 18:29

A large banner has appeared above a busy section of the A47 bemoaning Great Yarmouth’s traffic woes.

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Great Yarmouth Borough Council

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