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Great Yarmouth Borough Council
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.

Alderman Swindell

The headteacher of a primary school remains positive, despite being told it requires improvement again by Ofsted.

Paula Woolnough who suffers from arthritis fibromyalgia and mental helath issues takes part in a one hour rowing challenge.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A woman with disabilities defied the odds to conquer a rowing challenge.

Gorleston
Cora Batley, 80, is retiring from the Great Yarmouth Borough Council after 47 years service.Cora with a portrait of herself from 1957.
Pictures: Adam Scorey
Copy:Stephen Pullinger
For: EDP/Weekly
© EDP pics 2004 Tel: (01603) 772434

A Labour party stalwart and long time borough councillor has died at the age of 92.

Yarmouth
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage with his winnings  at Great Yarmouth races in 2012 
Picture: James Bass

Nigel Farage has likened predicting the upcoming local election result in Great Yarmouth to playing pin the tail on a donkey.

UK Independence Party
East Norfolk Transport Users Association meeting in Caister on Tuesday, April 26. Photo: George Ryan

A petition is calling on First Bus to consider re-routing some of the X1 buses along the A1064 to Great Yarmouth, instead of using the Acle Straight.

Yarmouth
Planning application to demolish former care home Clere House in Ormesby and construct nine residential dwellings.

Picture: James Bass

Housing plans on the site of a former care home in Ormesby have been broadly welcomed, as long as a vital footpath link is retained.

Geoff Freeman

Crime

Yesterday, 10:11
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk Police. Picture: Ian Burt

Officers from Great Yarmouth Police Station have charged a 32-year-old woman with three counts of theft.

Arsonists have targeted trees on the Shrublands estate in Gorleston.

Caister on Sea village sign.

Toby the Tortoise, who went missing two weeks ago, has been found safe and well.

Audrey Williams had her handbag stolen during a recent shopping trip to Yarmouth.

A disabled pensioner from Lowestoft has spoken of her distress after a callous thief stole her handbag as she lay on the ground following a fall.

Great Yarmouth
Morrisons, Gorleston.
Photo: Andy Darnell
Copy: Dominic Bareham
For: GYM
Archant © 2008 (01603) 772434

An Alice in Wonderland themed tea party is taking place at the Morrisons store in Gorleston this week.

Shirley Weymouth

Health

Wed, 12:32
Junior doctors at the James Paget strike on Tuesday, April 26. Photo: George Ryan

Junior doctors are taking part in a second day of strike action.

Slimmer Helen Paul

A Gorleston woman has dropped a whopping five dress sizes and lost five stones in weight – and put on a lot of confidence.

Gorleston
Yarmouth Bike Hub.

Some 800 local people have been helped to a healthier lifestyle thanks to a unique project that recycles bikes.

Norfolk police
Collect image of Peter working in Africa.

Peter Pocket who had his leg amputated after getting Malaria whilst working as a guide on the Zambesi river in Zimbabwe and Zambia back in 2001.

Picture: Collect

It was only two tiny insect bites but for Martham resident Peter Pocket, it eventually cost him his leg.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston, Norfolk.

Hospital bosses are asking patients only to attend its A&E department if they need emergency help.

James Paget University Hospital

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Education

36 minutes ago
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
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.

Alderman Swindell

The headteacher of a primary school remains positive, despite being told it requires improvement again by Ofsted.

Children and staff at Calthorpe nursery in Great Yarmouth which has received a good Ofsted report.

Picture: James Bass

A Great Yarmouth nursery is celebrating a glowing Ofsted which singles out all aspects of its work and teaching for praise.

Crucial information was not shared to protect the girl from the sex offender. PICTURE POSED BY MODEL 
Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A series of failures left a vulnerable girl to be abused by a convicted sex offender who was in a relationship with her mother, a damning report has found.

Norfolk County Council
Hemsby Primary School celebrating its good Ofsted report.

Picture: James Bass

A village primary school is celebrating its determined efforts to get to “good”.

Business

Wed, 10:10
United Kingdom

A huge economic boost for the east coast took another step closer after global engineering company Siemens confirmed it would supply the turbines for a major windfarm project.

Pertwee & Back Limited, Gapton Hall Road, Great Yarmouth.
Ford Main Dealer.
(L TO R) Nick Coller - After Sales Director, Richard Coller - Managing Director and Tom Coller - Director.

Picture: James Bass

Richard Coller was not given a choice of whether to join his father in the family business – it was either that or Pertwee & Back was to be sold.

Ford
The BHS in Norwich. Photo: EDP/Evening News

High street retailer BHS has collapsed into administration, putting 11,000 jobs at risk and threatening the closure of up to 164 stores.

United Kingdom
Russell Taylor, left and Alan Taylor, right, have been charged with fraud. Photo: EDP/Steve Adams

Two Norfolk-based financial advisers have been charged with a total of 14 offences for alleged fraud likely to run into millions of pounds, according to investigators.

Norwich
Great Yarmouth Port Company Limited trading as Peel Ports Great Yarmouth.
The newest and largest vessel in the Seajacks fleet called Scylla docked in the outer harbour.

Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth port has been chosen as the assembly and installation base for the 56-turbine Galloper offshore wind farm.

United Kingdom

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Yesterday, 12:06
Mitchell Childs and Ruby Spink - the 11 month old toddler who died in Great Yarmouth

A man jailed for murdering his girlfriend’s 11-month-old baby has lost a bid for an early chance of release after a judge heard of the havoc he has caused in prison.

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Norwich Crown Court
Thu, 07:16
The aftermath of a thatched cottage fire on the A143 Beccles Road close to Belton/Fritton.
Fire investigators looking at the destruction.

Picture: James Bass

Firefighters were still battling to save a thatched cottage on Thursday after a man and his dog fled the blazing home last night.

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Mon, 15:38
An elderly woman had her handbag stolen after she suffered a fall in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Ian Burt

An elderly woman had her handbag stolen after she suffered a fall in Great Yarmouth.

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Gary Brown
Thu, 10:23
Hemsby Lifeboat assisted in the search.

A man has been discovered dead close to Horsey beach following an extensive search operation on Wednesday night.

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Tue, 11:24
Norfolk Fire Service on the scene of a chalet block fire at the former Pontins holiday park site in Hemsby.

Picture: James Bass

A fire which tore through derelict chalets blocks at Pontin’s Hemsby Holiday Park is suspected to be arson according to a Norfolk Fire station manager.

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Hemsby

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Yesterday, 09:28
Gold Rush

Major seafront traders have joined forces in a call for no more arcades on Great Yarmouth’s Marine Parade.

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Great Yarmouth Borough Council

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