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Its cavernous insides are home to some of the world’s most mesmerising marine life who are among the star attractions on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

Ipswich Crown Court, where the two men will be sentenced next month

Two men who hoped to make money out of filming elderly people being verbally abused are to be sentenced in January.

Caister First School choir sing carols to residents of Claremont House, Caister.

A group of young singers brought festive cheer to elderly Caister residents when they sang out in fine voice during a special carol concert.

Traders from Regent Road and the Indoor Market in Great Yarmouth who are having a meeting on Sunday to speak out against the tourism BID.

Picture: James Bass

Anger over a contentious tourism tax is threatening to boil over as the campaign calling for a fresh vote picks up pace.

Artist Dan McGrath is auctioning off a painting to raise money for the Herring House Trust at Christmas.

A Great Yarmouth artist has raised more than £200 to help give homeless people in the town a happy Christmas.

James Paget Hospital's new ambulatory unit in action

A Norfolk hospital has cut the length of patient stays by more than 50pc thanks to a pilot scheme which it now hopes to expand to the whole of A&E.

RIVER RELIC: part of a crashed American fighter hauled from the river at Gorleston, pictured with the dredger crew which hauled it up in a bucketful of mud. In this 1998 picture are (L-R) Dean Dugdale, Peter Pugh, Colin Sharman, Mick Wilson and Michael Martins.

THE Mystery of the Missing Super Sabre Flap might not prove a challenge to the investigatory skills of fictional super-sleuths 
like Holmes, Morse, Lewis or Poirot but it is certainly baffling to lesser mortals.

Crime

Mon, 13:15

An elderly man has been left upset and distressed after burglars stole his savings.

A burnt out garage in Almond Road on the Shrublands estate in Gorleston.

Vandals have been on the rampage in Gorleston, reportedly damaging at least 28 cars and setting garages on fire.

Lisa Whitehead with her children Katie and Matthew and the couple of Christmas lights they have left after all of the outdoor display was stolen from the garden.

Picture: James Bass

Two Gorleston homes have been plunged into Christmas gloom after a real-life Grinch stole every single bulb and figure from their festive displays.

Great Yarmouth muder victim Peter Miller.

The brother of a man who was murdered in his Great Yarmouth home 30 years ago today has issued an emotional plea for information on the anniversary of his death.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, who were murdered on the Thai island of Koh Tao. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Two men have pleaded not guilty to charges that they killed Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge and fellow British backpacker David Miller on the Thai island of Koh Tao.

Health

Yesterday, 08:19

A Norfolk hospital has cut the length of patient stays by more than 50pc thanks to a pilot scheme which it now hopes to expand to the whole of A&E.

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass.

Ten wards have been hit by norovirus at two Norfolk hospitals.

A shot from the charity calendar put together by staff and members of Fitness 2000 gym in Great Yarmouth. Picture by: Wayne Pilgrim

It was nearly a year ago when Dan Hale pledged to support two of his best friends with their charitable work, despite having no idea where to start.

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass

Four wards were closed at the James Paget University Hospital on Tuesday morning following an outbreak of norovirus.

The James Paget University Hospital at Gorleston. Picture: James Bass

Wards have been closed at the James Paget University Hospital following an outbreak of norovirus.

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Education

Wed, 12:25

Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston is holding its Christmas Fayre today and in exchange for donations of food or other items for those in need in the area, pupils were allowed to wear their Christmas Jumpers.

Little Explorers Nursery which has opened at Fleggburgh Primary School. Owner Gillian Lee and MP Brandon Lewis with youngsters Jaxon Cousins and Taylor Mitchell.  Picture: James Bass

A mum who turned her fortunes around after facing redundancy is celebrating after opening her own nursery in Fleggburgh.

Lynn Grove High School, Gorleston.

A Gorleston teacher who attracted national attention after he banned the word “banter” from his class, saying it encouraged bullying, has left his post.

Stradbroke Primary School, Gorleston

An east Norfolk school on the cusp of becoming an academy has been told it is starting to turn itself around.

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.

Business

Yesterday, 09:30

Anger over a contentious tourism tax is threatening to boil over as the campaign calling for a fresh vote picks up pace.

Corby and Fellas who supply EPOS (till) systems to companies.
Steven Fellas, Chris Corby and Kim Corby.

Picture: James Bass

A Great Yarmouth company which designs and develops IT systems for retailers is celebrating record sales after landing the two biggest contracts in its history.

CHC Helicopter formerly CHC Scotia Limited.
The Caister Road heliport terminal in the North Denes area of Great Yarmouth.

An offshore helicopter company said the future of its Great Yarmouth base remains uncertain following the loss of a major contract.

Alicat yard

As Great Yarmouth company Alicat Workboats unveiled its new generation of windfarm support boats, business development manager David Blake, pictured, declared that our region can become a “worldwide hub for offshore wind”.

EDP Norfolk Tourism Awards 2014 at the Holiday Inn, Norwich North. Winners of Coastal Leisure award Hippodrome Great Yarmouth Jack Jay talking with host David Whiteley.

It has been, his father Peter Jay conceded, possibly “the longest apprenticeship in history”.

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Yesterday, 09:30
Traders from Regent Road and the Indoor Market in Great Yarmouth who are having a meeting on Sunday to speak out against the tourism BID.

Picture: James Bass

Anger over a contentious tourism tax is threatening to boil over as the campaign calling for a fresh vote picks up pace.

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Thu, 15:18
Frankie and Bennys is opening in Great Yarmouth in December 2014

Staff are putting the final touches to Great Yarmouth’s newest restaurant as it gets set to open before the end of the year.

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Yesterday, 16:51
Ipswich Crown Court, where the two men will be sentenced next month

Two men who hoped to make money out of filming elderly people being verbally abused are to be sentenced in January.

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Thu, 16:12
Owoidoho Ikidde was last seen in Gorleston on Wednesday, December 17

Police are appealing for help in tracing a 26-year-old man from Gorleston.

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08:21
The large ocean tank at the Sealife Centre has been given a repaint.
Darren Norris painting the model of a diver.

Picture: James Bass

Its cavernous insides are home to some of the world’s most mesmerising marine life who are among the star attractions on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.

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