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HM Coastguard is calling for people to stay safe and avoid coastal areas during Storm Doris.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

The Coastguard is warning people to avoid coastal areas of Norfolk amid predictions of gale-force winds from Storm Doris.

Aviva insurance has issued safety advice ahead of Storm Doris. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Homeowners and businesses are being advised to take basic precautions to protect themselves and their property ahead of severe weather warnings for Norfolk.

Met Office
Every year around £4.7m worth of medicines is wasted, NHS figures suggest.  Ben Birchall/PA Wire

GPs and people across Norfolk and Waveney are being urged to support a campaign aimed at reducing the amount of medicines wasted each year.

Norfolk is expected to experience high winds on Thursday.   Picture: James Bass

Storm Doris could bring gale-force winds to north Norfolk coastal areas tomorrow.

Met Office
The plans for Hemsby lifeboat station
Supplied by Hemsby Lifeboat

Major plans to improve a lifeboat station on the Norfolk coast are about to be sent into the council which will have the ultimate decision on approving the scheme.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Great Yarmouth Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth is holding its popular annual charity quiz night at Lynn Grove Academy, Gorleston on March 3.

Lynn Grove Academy
PICTURE POSED BY MODEL: People who have experienced psychosis are being asked to take part in a national study which aims to improve treatment for patients. Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The region’s mental health trust is hoping to recruit nearly 80 people to a research project which aims to improve treatment for psychosis patients.



Yesterday, 15:22
Great Yarmouth Police
SNAP meetings are being held

Great Yarmouth Police has released details of the next string of Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meetings in the borough.

Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

A drug trade expert has suggested that the huge cocaine haul found on two Norfolk beaches could have been dropped from a plane in a panic.

Norfolk Police
Pontins holiday park in Pakefield. Picture: Archant.

Investigations are continuing today after a father-of-three died following a suspected fight at a holiday park in Lowestoft.

Suffolk Police
Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

Extra officers from the National Crime Agency remain in position along the east coast of Norfolk a week after £50m worth of cocaine washed up on beaches.

National Crime Agency
Happisburgh Lifeboat library image. 

After a possible sighting of a package containing drugs, a lifeboat crew was sent out to search the sea.


Yesterday, 15:17
James Paget University Hospital
Ruth Straughan and Ian Walker standing by the new stained glass windows
Picture: JPUH

An artist has created four stained glass windows to brighten up the James Paget University Hospital’s day care unit.

Extra help for men and training staff to recognise people at risk of suicide are among a raft of new measures which are set to be rolled out in a bid to reduce the number of people killing themselves. Picture posed by models. Picture: Time to change/Newscast Online

Improving treatment for men and teaching medics to identify people at chronic risk of suicide are among steps set to be rolled out to reduce the number of people who kill themselves.

Decoy Farm staff with Wendy Jack, middle row centre and resident Robert Bryant, back left (in football shirt). 
Picture: Kingsley Health Group

Staff at a learning disability home in Browston, near Great Yarmouth, are celebrating getting the seal of approval from the Care Quality Commission.

Care Quality Commission
Suffolk County Council's Gordon Jones said the report was welcome. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

Families have had to “fight every step of the way” to get help for the children with the greatest needs in Suffolk.

Care Quality Commission
Stuart Rimmer, principal at Great Yarmouth College. Picture: Submitted

A college principal has issued a desperate call for school leaders to tackle mental health problems - as he revealed a 156pc rise in referrals in just one year.

Stuart Rimmer

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Mon, 20:30
Children's University graduation ceremony for youngsters from Catton Grove and Caister primary school's at Yarmouth College.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

There was a sea of blue gowns and smiling faces as a group of youngsters celebrated their graduation.

Harriers’ House Captains Callum Western and Jessie Crickmore being presented with the House Cup by Alison Corfield. Picture: Bradley Young

The young ones of Bradwell were in good voice as a school hosted its first singing competition.

Angie Cotton of Great Yamrouth Borough Services visits St Nicholas Priory School. Picture: Tracey Waters

Year Five pupils from St Nicholas Priory School in Great Yarmouth were given a masterclass in playground design when a visitor from the borough services came to the school earlier this month.

Great Yarmouth Borough
Graduation caps thrown in the air. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Teenagers in the region are some of the least likely in the country to apply for a place at university.

United Kingdom
Suffolk County Council's Gordon Jones said the report was welcome. Picture: JAMES FLETCHER

Families have had to “fight every step of the way” to get help for the children with the greatest needs in Suffolk.

Care Quality Commission


Yesterday, 13:01
A business support leaflet is being sent out in Yarmouth. Picture Mike Page

Businesses across Great Yarmouth are being sent out a new document outlining the work and support the borough council’s economic development provides.

ATAM Group, Great Yarmouth - Pic by TMS Media Ltd

Pioneering cost-cutting technology for the pipeline industry is being hatched by a Norfolk company drawing on half a century of experience in the specialist sector.

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Library image of Great Yarmouth power station at South Denes adjacent to the site of the proposed biomass station. 
Picture: James Bass

Proposals to build a wood-fired power station in Great Yarmouth have been submitted.

US Federal Reserve
Familes enjoy their donations
Picture: Ian Wall

A fire safety company that has re-located to Great Yarmouth from Lowestoft has donated more than 50 safety blankets and leaflets to its new neighbours.

Great Yarmouth
Rhenus opens offshore logistics supply base in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Photo from Rhenus Offshore Logistics UK

A new partnership agreement and venture by a leading European offshore logistics company could signal further investment in the East Coast economy.

United Kingdom

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Yesterday, 14:41
James Spittles. Photo: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a man who is wanted.

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Norfolk Police
Mon, 11:57
Is there something lurking in the deep?

Fresh sightings of dead seals and porpoises on Happisburgh and Great Yarmouth beaches have raised concern over what could be lurking off the Norfolk coast.

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Yesterday, 09:54
The stretch of Pasteur Road which will be closed next week. Pictrue: Norfolk County Council

A stretch of a crucial road connecting Great Yarmouth and Gorleston is to be closed overnight for two evenings next week for repair work.

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Norfolk County Council
Mon, 12:02
A diversion sign is put in place on Southtown Road. Picture: Anne Edwards

A busy Great Yarmouth road is facing three weeks of delays due to a trio of planned roadworks.

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Norfolk County Council
Mon, 17:23
Chris Skinner at his time as head of legal services in Yarmouth

Tributes have been paid to a lawyer who provided key legal services to local authorities in Norfolk.

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Norfolk County Council

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Yesterday, 22:27
Great Yarmouth Town Hall's Victorian clock is back in working order

Great Yarmouth borough councillors have voted to increase its share of council tax at a full meeting.

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