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A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death after a man drowned when a speedboat capsized off the coast of Lowestoft.

Andy Penman, Managing Director for offshore firm CIS in the yard with two large hammers used to drive down oil well foundations.

Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth-based offshore firm CIS (Conductor Installation Services) is poised to continue its impressive growth after sealing a global contract with Weatherford International, the world’s fourth largest oil and gas service company.

Norwich City Football Club Annual general meeting to discuss the annual report 2014 at Carrow Road. Photo: Steve Adams

Getting back to the Premier League at the earliest opportunity - that is the priority for bosses at Norwich City.

Pipework has been damaged on a gas platform off the Norfolk coast.

Pollard appeared at magistrates' court today

A teenager who wore a military uniform without permission on Remembrance Sunday said he did so to honour his friend who died while serving in Afghanistan.

YARMOUTH SPEEDWAY  UNKNOWN RIDERS ON THE TRACK FOR THE YARMOUTH V NORWICH MEETING  DATED 1953  PLATE P3151

A huge collection of memorabilia from Great Yarmouth’s Speedway track has sold at auction for more than six times the estimate.

Norfolk Says No's pledge against Domestic Violence

The James Paget University Hospital has teamed up with local charity Leeway to offer help and support to anyone experiencing domestic abuse.

Crime

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Police are investigating allegations that a woman in her 20s was raped in Great Yarmouth.

The 101 number is down.

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.

Health

Mon, 10:04

Hundreds of NHS staff in Norfolk and Suffolk went on strike of four hours on Monday morning in a dispute over pay. Many will refuse to work overtime for the rest of the week.

Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett. Photo: Bill Smith

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.

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Education

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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

Great Yarmouth-based offshore firm CIS (Conductor Installation Services) is poised to continue its impressive growth after sealing a global contract with Weatherford International, the world’s fourth largest oil and gas service company.

Norwich City Football Club Annual general meeting to discuss the annual report 2014 at Carrow Road. Photo: Steve Adams

Getting back to the Premier League at the earliest opportunity - that is the priority for bosses at Norwich City.

David Attridge , James Denny (front left) , Lee Bennett -  of Wellington Construction Ltd, Dave Howlett, Tony Mansfield (front right) of SMS Ltd, Jon Harper – of Allman Woodcock Ltd

An oil and gas company has revealed bold plans to build a new £3m premises and create 50 jobs.

Winners of the 2013 Spirit of Enterprise awards in Great Yarmouth

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.

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Yesterday, 15:58
Pollard appeared at magistrates' court today

A teenager who wore a military uniform without permission on Remembrance Sunday said he did so to honour his friend who died while serving in Afghanistan.

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Yesterday, 07:14
Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

A man found with more than 1000 indecent images of children stored on his computer equipment has been given a 20 month jail term suspended for two years and ordered to go on a treatment programme to help prevent him re-offending.

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Yesterday, 20:44

Pipework has been damaged on a gas platform off the Norfolk coast.

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Mon, 13:52
Police are appealing for witnesses. Picture: Ian Burt

A man was “repeatedly” hit with golf clubs after two intruders walked into his Gorleston home.

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Emergency services recover the speedboat from the sea off the coast of Lowestoft.

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death after a man drowned when a speedboat capsized off the coast of Lowestoft.

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