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Great Yarmouth is on flood alert with the combination of high tide, a sea surge and high winds putting the coastline at risk.

Undated handout photos issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. Police in Thailand have insisted they have

British police officers travelling to Thailand following the brutal murder of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge will be experts in their field, said the Met.

Frances Bailey, Beryl Kerrison and the Rev Eiler Mellerup knitting for national Woolly Hat Day. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

Knitting needles have been clicking ahead of a national woolly hat day staged by a seafarers’ charity.

Carlton Court Hospital in Carlton Colville.

Mental health chiefs insist they have enough beds in Waveney and Great Yarmouth, despite figures showing two hospitals were more than 90pc full before a decision was made to close inpatient beds.

Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

Two men accused of being involved in an attack on another man, who was slashed in the face and neck, have been cleared on the direction of the judge, of attempted murder, but both still face a wounding charge.

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British police officers travelling to Thailand following the brutal murder of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge will be experts in their field, said the Met.

Family photo of Hannah Witheridge. Picture: supplied

British police officers are to travel to Thailand after the country’s military ruler dropped objections to UK help investigating the brutal murders of former UEA student Hannah Witheridge and fellow British tourist David Miller.

A telescope and an antique barometer were among items stolen during a break-in in Scratby, near Great Yarmouth.

Hannah Witheridge, of Hemsby.

The families of the Burmese workers accused of the murder of two British tourists in Thailand last month have said they are innocent, claiming the case has been rigged against them.

Hannah Witheridge, of Hemsby.

Growing concern over the handling of the murders of two British tourists - including Norfolk’s Hannah Witheridge - have left huge question marks over hanging over the case against the two suspects who were said to have confessed to the killings.

Health

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Mental health chiefs insist they have enough beds in Waveney and Great Yarmouth, despite figures showing two hospitals were more than 90pc full before a decision was made to close inpatient beds.

James Paget University Hospitals Remarkable People Awards.David Adams and Shaun Healey (picture is of David Adams and Kevin Mace, collecting on behalf of Shawn, last year’s Employee of the Year)

Two hospital workers who took swift action to stop thousands of patient records from being destroyed by fire were honoured with a surprise award at the James Paget University Hospital staff awards.

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

Inspectors have ruled that the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston has made significant improvements in ensuring patients were safe and informed.

Norfolk Care Awards 2014. Pictured: Outstanding Achievement - Paul Goldsmith and Paul Scott.  Photo: Supplied

Do you know a carer who has gone beyond the call of duty?

Queen Elizabeth Hospital staff on strike. Picture: Ian Burt

Thousands of health workers went on strike today in protest at the Government’s controversial decision not to give them a 1pc pay rise, including midwives taking action for the first time in their history.

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Education

Great Yarmouth High School.
December 2013.

Picture: James Bass

The heads of Great Yarmouth High School are “taking effective action” to bring the secondary up to scratch, an Ofsted inspector has ruled.

A Gorleston school criticised by Ofsted at its last inspection has been told it needs to take “immediate action” to bring about the rapid improvements needed.

Principal Stuart Rimmer (centre) marks the start of the college's second phase of redevelopment with students Rose Williams,17, Ellie Crouch,18, Blake Robinson,18, Declan Jermy,18 and Adam Warnes,18.

The second stage of a £6m upgrade to Great Yarmouth College is due to get under way soon after bosses appointed a contractor to carry out the work.

Ian Burchett is the principal of Trafalgar College in Great Yarmouth being brought forward by the Inspiration Trust

Thousands of people have signed a petition in support of Great Yarmouth’s new academy high school.

Business

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rising employment levels have sparked a “sea change” in Great Yarmouth with more people working in the coastal town than in the late 1980s, Job Centre Plus has found.

The Lovewell Blake Holiday Parks Team - from left Kim Mann James Banham Andrew Miller John Catchpole

Norwich-based accountancy firm Lovewell Blake has created a new specialist team to support East Anglia’s holiday parks sector.

camplings truck

Family owned Great Yarmouth laundry Camplings Linen has sealed the purchase of new premises in the town in a project likely to cost more than £4m over the next three to five years.

The route of the A143/A12 link road, which will join Gorleston and Bradwell. Picture: Mike Page

Gorleston’s much-anticipated new Sainsbury’s store will not be built until a multi-million pound link road is finished.

Groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the £6.7m A12/A143 link road. 
Leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council,  Trevor Wainwright with Norfolk County Council leader George Nobbs.

Picture: James Bass

Work has begun in earnest on a multi-million pound link road that will pave the way for new homes, jobs and business growth.

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Emergency services pump out flood water near the Suspension bridge pub after the storm surge at Great Yarmouth in December 2013. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Great Yarmouth is on flood alert with the combination of high tide, a sea surge and high winds putting the coastline at risk.

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Lorna McCarthy, of Sussex Road, Gorleston, died on September 28, 2014, aged 50.

A devastated daughter has paid tribute to her “bright and beautiful” mother who died of a stab wound to the heart.

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Yesterday, 14:41
Johnson Street, Ludham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Villagers have been left in shock after a 12-year-old boy died following a car crash in Ludham.

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Undated handout photos issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. Police in Thailand have insisted they have

British police officers travelling to Thailand following the brutal murder of Norfolk student Hannah Witheridge will be experts in their field, said the Met.

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Yesterday, 17:14
Norwich Crown Court. Photo: Adrian Judd.

Two men accused of being involved in an attack on another man, who was slashed in the face and neck, have been cleared on the direction of the judge, of attempted murder, but both still face a wounding charge.

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Yesterday, 15:17
Dr Wendy Thomson, managing director of Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Councillors have given their strongest indication yet that they are not prepared to increase council tax in Norfolk after throwing out a suggestion that bills should rise by 1.99pc next year.

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Emergency services pump out flood water near the Suspension bridge pub after the storm surge at Great Yarmouth in December 2013. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Great Yarmouth is on flood alert with the combination of high tide, a sea surge and high winds putting the coastline at risk.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Principal Stuart Rimmer (centre) marks the start of the college's second phase of redevelopment with students Rose Williams,17, Ellie Crouch,18, Blake Robinson,18, Declan Jermy,18 and Adam Warnes,18.

The second stage of a £6m upgrade to Great Yarmouth College is due to get under way soon after bosses appointed a contractor to carry out the work.

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