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A train has crashed at Lingwood station between Great Yarmouth and Norwich.

Southwold beach on another warm sunny day in October.
Iona (left) and Isobel Jenkins enjoying the beach.

It has felt more like the height of summer than the end of October today, as unseasonably high temperatures smashed the record for the warmest Halloween in Britain.

The Kingfisher bar in Burgh Castle is all set for Halloween

A Burgh Castle bar has been transformed into a ghoulish wonderland in time for a monster Halloween bash.

Green sea turtles Noah and Ernieare to be reunited!

A pair of flipping fantastic friends are set to share a tank once more as they prepare to be reunited at a Norfolk aquarium.

Police close the Acle Straight after an accident that left two cars in a water-filled ditch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fresh calls have been made for improvements to the A47 Acle Straight after a woman died following a tragic crash on the notorious stretch of road.

norovirus

An outbreak of the winter vomiting bug has closed a ward at a Norfolk hospital.

Owen and Liz Church who have been running Hemsby post office/newsagent for 50 years.

Picture: James Bass

A first class stamp would have set you back 1d when Owen Church started work as a postmaster.

Crime

Yesterday, 15:02

A woman has died following a crash in which two cars plunged into water-filled ditches off the A47 Acle Straight.

Three cars were involved in a road rage incident on the A149 at Catfield.

Police close the Acle Straight after an accident that left two cars in a water-filled ditch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Two people have been rescued from a car in a ditch on the A47 Acle Straight.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed while on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand.

Two men accused of killing two British tourists in Thailand, including Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge, have been offered new DNA tests after retracting their confessions.

An antique barometer was stolen from a home in Scratby, near Great Yarmouth.

Police investigating a burglary in Scratby, near Great Yarmouth, have released an image of a distinctive antique barometer which was stolen during the break-in.

Health

Wed, 15:46

People showing symptoms of the highly contagious winter vomiting bug have been urged to stay away from hospital to prevent the illness from spreading.

Students from Great Yarmouth College join Macmillan's Charlotte Darlow (centre) to launch student art exhibition being held at The Forum.

Norfolk sixth form art students are joining forces to raise awareness of Macmillan Cancer Support with a new exhibition.

Youngsters can learn the skill of cycle racing at the Pedal Revolution Race School in Yarmouth

Cycling fans of all ages are being encouraged to jump in the saddle and learn about the exciting sport of racing.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital car park from the air. Photo: Mike Page

A health minister has urged NHS chiefs to ensure regular visitors are exempt from car parking fees after it emerged that Norfolk’s three main hospitals made more than £3m profit from charges last year.

Lord Willis with UEA students (left to right): Leonie Robbins, Lauren Sturman, Nikita Leite-Pereira and Louise Killingback.

The chairman of a national review into nursing care has praised the way new recruits are trained after visiting students in Norfolk.

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Education

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A popular Afghan student who is facing deportation says he has been overwhelmed by support as he battles to stay in the UK.

Pupils from St George's school making tissue paper poppies for the Festival of Remembrance in November.
The Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Marlene Fairhead lending a helping hand.

Picture: James Bass

Schoolchildren in Great Yarmouth have contributed to the borough’s Festival of Remembrance by making poppy petals to fall from the ceiling during the service.

The official opening of Great Yarmouth Primary Academy - one of the Inspiration Trust schools at the centre of the allegations. (L TO R) Rachel De Souza, Bill Holledge - Headteacher, Dr Liz Sidwell  - Schools Commissioner and Theodoe Agnew - Academy Sponsor.   Picture: James Bass

Ofsted has announced an independent review of its investigation into claims that three Norfolk schools connected to Dame Rachel de Souza received advance notice of up-coming inspections.

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Allegations that an academy chain in charge of a raft of Norfolk schools had prior knowledge of inspections should be re-investigated amid any new evidence, education secretary Nicky Morgan has said.

Caister High School

Just months after being told it had ‘serious weaknesses’, Caister High School has been praised for making improvements.

Business

Wed, 14:45

The winner of this year’s Denise Anderson Award for Outstanding Achievement, Gregory Darling, said it gave him “huge satisfaction” leading a business bringing so much money, employment and benefit to the region.

Proserv targets further growth

Global energy services company Proserv, which employs nearly 300 staff in Great Yarmouth, is eying further growth in a deal that will see it taken over by major US private equity investor Riverstone Holdings.

3D Creations has been commissioned build a set for the Cat Stevens world tour.
Set designer Ian Westbrook. 

Picture: James Bass

Music legend Yusuf Islam (AKA Cat Stevens) will be showcasing the creative talents of a small Norfolk company right across Europe and America.

Perenco's current offices in Thamesfield Way, Great Yarmouth.

 Picture: James Bass

A major offshore firm is closing its Great Yarmouth office and relocating to Norwich.

Aerial photographer Mike Page, Great Yarmouth

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.

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Peter Nicol, 70, pays £840 to park outside his own home while charity and council workers get the same for free.

A disabled motorist who pays £840 a year to park near his home has been denied any concessions by borough council officers.

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Yesterday, 15:02
Police close the Acle Straight after an accident that left two cars in a water-filled ditch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A woman has died following a crash in which two cars plunged into water-filled ditches off the A47 Acle Straight.

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Police close the Acle Straight after an accident that left two cars in a water-filled ditch. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fresh calls have been made for improvements to the A47 Acle Straight after a woman died following a tragic crash on the notorious stretch of road.

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Wed, 16:40
Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were killed while on the island of Koh Tao, Thailand.

Two men accused of killing two British tourists in Thailand, including Hemsby student Hannah Witheridge, have been offered new DNA tests after retracting their confessions.

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norovirus

An outbreak of the winter vomiting bug has closed a ward at a Norfolk hospital.

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Peter Nicol, 70, pays £840 to park outside his own home while charity and council workers get the same for free.

A disabled motorist who pays £840 a year to park near his home has been denied any concessions by borough council officers.

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