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An Abellio Greater Anglia train.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Train services have been disrupted on the Norwich to Lowestoft line because of a problem with a river swing bridge between Haddiscoe and Somerleyton.

An artist's impression of what the landmark  fountain bar will look like.

Proposals for a new outdoor bar in a popular park in Great Yarmouth have been approved.

The ruins of the Roman fort at Burgh Castle near Great Yarmouth..

Picture: James Bass

Ramblers and power-walkers will be able to explore the coastline on their doorstep this half term through newly-opened walks created to draw visitors to the area.

Norfolk County Council
ATI Tank Hire on Thamesfield Way, Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

A Great Yarmouth company says it has been left “in limbo” while plans for the town’s new high school are worked out.

Trafalgar College
Job Centre. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Unemployment fell in the borough last month as the effects of seasonal employment started to kick in.

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Martham Planning Proposals

Another 55 homes have been approved for a village despite some fearing it could “turn into a town”.

Martham
Beef cattle on grazing land at Berney Marshes.  Picture: James Bass

While a £1m new reserve will focus its conservation efforts in the Broads, the RSPB says partnerships with surrounding farmers are equally vital to the fortunes of vulnerable wading birds.

United Kingdom

Crime

Thu, 10:10
Norfolk Police
Some of the legal highs seized by Norfolk County Council Trading Standards from shops in Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Police have welcomed a new law which bans so-called legal highs.

Richard Lennon

Police are hunting a man wanted in relation to harassment, threats to kill and threats to commit criminal damage offences.

Norfolk Police
First Bus.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman travelling on a bus from Great Yarmouth to Norwich was racially abused.

Great Yarmouth


Police and Forensic Services carrying out a detailed search of the property and gardens on Holmesdale Road, Brundall, following their find of a large number of firearms. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Police will continue their search of a bungalow in Brundall tomorrow after a large cache of firearms was found.

Holmesdale Road, Brundall has been closed. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A quiet community has been left with unanswered questions after police spent two days searching a bungalow.

Health

Robert Morton, chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service Trust.

Dial 999 for an ambulance in parts of Norfolk next month, and a fire engine may turn up.

Gorleston
Greyfriars Health Centre is set to close in September.

 Picture: James Bass

An MP has defended plans to close a multi-million-pound health centre which opened less than five years ago, amid concern from hospital bosses and patients.

Brandon Lewis
Greyfriars health centre in Yarmouth pictured when it opened.

More than 5,000 patients in Great Yarmouth will lose their GP when an NHS walk-in centre and doctors surgery, which health chiefs say isn’t used enough, closes.

Andy Evans
Central Surgery

Two Gorleston GP practices, with more than 17,000 patients between them, are to merge under one roof.

NHS

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Education

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Tamsin Poulter will take over the reins at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy in September.

As one head steps into retirement another is preparing to take up the reins at a “success story” academy.

St Nicholas Priory Junior School, Great Yarmouth.

A primary school has moved to dispel child abduction rumours after an innocent incident was misconstrued.

Norfolk police
Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

A troubled high school has been hit by another blow after a damning Ofsted report put it in special measures.

Great Yarmouth High School
Dr Catherine Richards, principal of East Norfolk Sixth Form in Gorleston.

A sixth form college has pulled out of plans to merge with two further education colleges, and is now exploring a merger with another sixth form instead.

Sixth Form College
Parents and residents have expressed their concerns about road safety outside Cliff Park junior school.
Cars stopped on double yellow lines on Bridge Road as the end of the school day approaches.

Picture: James Bass

Neighbours have expressed their concerns about parking chaos on a road near two schools and the James Paget.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Business

Thu, 13:33
Great Yarmouth
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File photo dated 16/03/07 of an oil rig in the North Sea. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Energy jobs are at risk in Great Yarmouth after an oil and gas firm revealed it was consulting workers over potential cuts.

Caister Holiday Park general manager Gareth Brown.

A coastal resort has unveiled the first stage of its three-year expansion with a £2m set of deck houses for the summer season.

Graham Wollof, from EWS in Peterborough, has been appointed administrator. Picture: Submitted

An electrical engineering company established more than 100 years ago has been placed into administration in a bid to secure its future.

Great Yarmouth
Graham Hacon from the 3sun group.
Picture: James Bass

Offshore firm 3sun Group has expanded into Hull where it hopes to work with energy giants in the installation of a new £310m windfarm.

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Simmons Edeco

Simmons Edeco has announced it has been awarded a multi-million pound contract by a major North Sea oil and gas operator.

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Tue, 14:19
Greyfriars health centre in Yarmouth pictured when it opened.

More than 5,000 patients in Great Yarmouth will lose their GP when an NHS walk-in centre and doctors surgery, which health chiefs say isn’t used enough, closes.

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A 14-year-old boy was assaulted after an altercation with a man in Great Yarmouth.

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Mon, 11:25
First Bus.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman travelling on a bus from Great Yarmouth to Norwich was racially abused.

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Great Yarmouth
Fri, 13:34
An Abellio Greater Anglia train.  Picture: ANTONY KELLY

British Transport Police are treating a level crossing crash near Great Yarmouth on Friday morning as suspicious.

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Great Yarmouth
Thu, 13:33
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File photo dated 16/03/07 of an oil rig in the North Sea. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Energy jobs are at risk in Great Yarmouth after an oil and gas firm revealed it was consulting workers over potential cuts.

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