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Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed while on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand.

The two Burmese men accused of murdering Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge and a fellow British backpacker in Thailand have reportedly written to the victims’ parents begging for help.

The 101 number is down.

The 101 non-emergency police number has now been restored following an issue with the system earlier today.

Harry Gough (left) and Adam Curtis are trying to highlight the problems with speeding outside the East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Gorleston.

Drivers were fooled into slowing down outside a busy college by officials aiming hairdryers like speed guns.

Tory defector Mark Reckless has been voted back in as the MP for Rochester and Strood - but this time as UKIP's second Member of Parliament.

If the UK Independence Party has a heartland, it is arguably the coastal towns and farming communities of eastern England.

One of the earliest pictures in the Flegg archive shows youngsters in the art room engaged in their task the girls apparently not wearing ties.

A rural Norfolk high school founded 50 years ago is marking its golden milestone with a celebration open day today, Saturday.

Farming equipment demo by Nicholson's, Stalham Engineering. Left to right, John Concha (JCB), Tony Nicholson (Stalham Engineering), David Nicholson (Stalham Engineering) and Tim Lawrence (McCormick).
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk farmers got behind the wheel of two new tractors for the first time this week when Stalham Engineering held a ‘ride and drive’ event.

Crime

Yesterday, 12:14

The 101 non-emergency police number has now been restored following an issue with the system earlier today.

Police are appealing for information after a car was targeted in Belton

Police are investigating after corrosive liquid was poured over a car in Belton causing £500 worth of damage.

Connor Barrett's father Lee Barrett.

Connor Barrett was stabbed to death at a 21st birthday party in Hemsby.

Picture: James Bass

The father of a 20-year-old man who was stabbed to death at a party in Hemsby has today described his “relief” after two teenagers were found guilty of his murder.

Jesse Quaye, who has been found guilty of murdering Connor Barrett.

Two teenagers have been convicted of murder for carrying out a fatal knife attack at a Hemsby party.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council have named and shamed a flytipper after he dumped a sofa

A man who was caught on CCTV dumping a sofa has been named and shamed by town hall bosses as part on an ongoing crack down on fly tipping.

Health

Yesterday, 07:04

Groups across Norfolk that help tackle and raise awareness of drug and alcohol issues are set to share in a £250,000 pot, after successfully bidding for funding.

Debbie Jansen has recently opened a Slice of Heaven café on the ground floor of Frisby's College. Pictured with her son Ben, daughter Tamara and husband Stephan.  Picture: James Bass

From the moment Debbie Jansen’s son Ben was born she knew there was something that set him apart from other children.

The James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, which was struck by lightning. Photo: Angela Sharpe

Staff at the James Paget Hospital are contuning to use a backup phone system today after the site was struck by lightning.

James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

Services are running “near normally” at the James Paget Hospital after it was struck by lightning this morning - but its phone system is still experiencing problems.

Anthony Marsh, the chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Trust. Photo: Steve Adams

Turning around the performance of the region’s ambulance service could take two years, according to health chiefs who admit there are not enough staff to deal with increasing numbers of 999 calls.

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Education

Yesterday, 09:11

A rural Norfolk high school founded 50 years ago is marking its golden milestone with a celebration open day today, Saturday.

A tutor at Great Yarmouth College is helping students reach for Norfolk’s big skies following an investment in over £60k in new media film and computer equipment.

An inspection looking at the quality of leadership within a church school, the quality of collective worship and finally the Christian character of the school has handed Homefield and

A Bradwell school is “thrilled and delighted” after being judged as outstanding by church school inspectors.

Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston.

A Norfolk teacher has banned the word “banter” from his classes, saying it is used to excuse bullying.

The former Claydon school site  has been sold to a mystery developer, 13 years after the buildiings were cleared. The area already has planning permission for 110 homes and nearby residents will be keen to see the detailed plans as they are brought forward.

The sale of a large slice of land in Gorleston is set to re-trigger controversy as a plan for 110 homes is revived.

Business

Fri, 13:04

A prestigious annual celebration of business excellence in the Great Yarmouth borough culminates in a glittering trophy presentation ceremony at the town hall today.

The Grayling Pub, Yarmouth.

Excitement is building in Great Yarmouth as the resort’s newest pub gets set to open its doors in just over two weeks time.

Douglas Nunn (seated), managing director of Acona UK, with Donald MacArthur (left), Acona UK drilling superintendent, and Paul Collins, Acona UK commercial manager,

A leading well management company that has driven business worth more than $1 billion dollars in the last seven years has rebranded to take on the identity of its Norwegian parent group.

Catfield Fen reserve. Warden Richard Mason on the fen.

Picture: James Bass

Wildlife campaigners were yesterday celebrating a landmark step in their fight to protect rare species at a Broads beauty spot which they claim is being destroyed through the loss of ground water.

Empty land next to Pasta Foods and the Tesco Extra store in Great Yarmouth which was proposed for new out of town retail units.  Picture: James Bass

Bosses at Pasta Foods have vowed to push ahead with their plan for an out-of-town retail park in Great Yarmouth after the bid was thrown out by the council.

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Yesterday, 10:50
Harry Gough (left) and Adam Curtis are trying to highlight the problems with speeding outside the East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Gorleston.

Drivers were fooled into slowing down outside a busy college by officials aiming hairdryers like speed guns.

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Yesterday, 13:21
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed while on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand.

The two Burmese men accused of murdering Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge and a fellow British backpacker in Thailand have reportedly written to the victims’ parents begging for help.

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Fri, 08:08
The Grayling Pub, Yarmouth.

Excitement is building in Great Yarmouth as the resort’s newest pub gets set to open its doors in just over two weeks time.

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Fri, 10:32
Pub landlord Philip Taylor is less than impressed after receiving a bill for the Greater Yarmouth tourism BID levy. Fellow businessman Richer Coller said he'd rather to go prison that pay up.

Hundreds of businesses have received bills this week as the borough’s landmark tourism levy comes into force.

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Fri, 08:48
Connor Barrett's father Lee Barrett.

Connor Barrett was stabbed to death at a 21st birthday party in Hemsby.

Picture: James Bass

The father of a 20-year-old man who was stabbed to death at a party in Hemsby has today described his “relief” after two teenagers were found guilty of his murder.

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