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Hemsby Lifeboat crew training feature.

The crew at Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service had a busy weekend, as the hot weather saw more people enjoying Norfolk’s waters.

Acle Academy prom 2016

The girls looked glamorous and the boys dapper, as schools around Yarmouth put on their end of year proms.

The vessel takes pride of place in the Time and Tide Herring Fair. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

An historic and familiar fishing boat is set to benefit from a funding boost handed to a Great Yarmouth museum.

Norfolk County Council
Gorleston Clifftop Festival. July 2014.  Picture: James Bass

It promises to be a party fit for a Queen, set against a stunning backdrop of the Gorleston Cliffs.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Stock image of a fire engine.

Firefighters extinguished a blaze near Great Yarmouth town centre caused by overcooked food.

This lone seagull stood watch for several minutes on the ridge of this frost-covered roof in Boxford, as the weather turned more seasonal on the first day of 2016. (Photographed at 08.51 GMT)

A 79-year-old woman was left unable to watch television after a seagull got caught in her TV aerial.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
A very hot and sunny Gorleston beach.
July 2016.

Picture: James Bass

The number of people out of work across the borough has fallen sharply.

Crime

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Norwich Crown Court
Portugal players celebrate after Eder (centre) scores his side's goal in the final against France. PIC: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

The father of Portugal’s Euro 2016 final-winning hero Eder is in prison for the murder of the former Swansea star’s step-mum in Norfolk in 2002, it has emerged.

Barry’s Antiques Jewellery shop, in King Street, Great Yarmouth. Picture: George Ryan

Police were called to reports of a theft from a jewellers’ shop in Great Yarmouth.

Norwich Crown Court

A 29-year-old man has pleaded guilty to four counts of rape following incidents in the Great Yarmouth area in the summer of 2014.

Leventica Dumitru, 14, who has gone missing. Pic: Suffolk Constabulary

Police are appealing for help in trying to trace a teenage girl who has gone missing from Gorleston.

Kearen Woodward was sentanced to 7 years custody and five years on licence for admitting GBH following an incident in Great Yarmouth between Sunday, May 17 and Monday, May 18 2015. Picture: Norfolk Constabulary

A 25-year-old man has been jailed after admitting his part in an assault which left another man with serious injuries.

Katharine Moore

Health

Friday, July 15, 2016
Marina Centre
York Road Drill Hall in Great Yarmouth.

An arts group face a set back with their ambitious plan to create a centre of excellence after borough councillors refused their planning application.

Picture: James Bass.

Police have been called out to reports of Travellers setting up camp in Haddiscoe.

Norfolk police

Two vehicles were involved in a crash in Hopton.

NARS fundraiser Susan Hart, 16

A teenager whose father is a paramedic with a volunteer accident rescue service has set herself an ambitious fundraising goal.

Ormiston Venture Academy
Jenny Seeranj who has retired after being a midwife for 40 years, most of them working in the community.

Picture: James Bass

After 40 years of caring for mums-to-be and their babies a Norfolk midwife who started her NHS career at the age of just 16 is stepping into retirement.

NHS

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Education

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Great Yarmouth High School
Great Yarmouth High School.

Picture: James Bass

Plans for Great Yarmouth High School to become an academy have been delayed because of a dispute between the owner of its land and the trust that is due to sponsor it.

St George's Primary School in Great Yarmouth. 

Picture: James Bass

A row has broken between Labour councillors over a bid to create extra space at a Norfolk school by using taxpayer’s money to buy a next-door restaurant for it to expand into.

Colleen Walker
Samsung Electronics announces the launch of it's new digital classroom in Peterhouse Primary School, Gt Yarmouth.   Local MP Brandon Lewis visits the school meeting Aleyne Johnson of Samsung and the pupils of the school.   Brandon Lewis with pupils (left - Right) Harmony Deal, Ruby Hughes, Anneka Allen, Jack Gallent,  Elise Fox and Declan Bentley.

A primary school classroom has been kitted out with the latest in teaching tech, allowing pupils to learn crucial digital skills.

Brandon Lewis
Kathy Willis, right, president of NASUWT speaks to Northgate Primary headteacher Lindsay Hanger

The president of a national teachers’ union has praised staff in Yarmouth for their hard work and dedication.

Norwich
Flegg High School who have recently had a good Ofsted report. Pupils taking part in a science experiment.  Picture: James Bass

A rural high school is “good and improving” thanks to the “unwavering resolve” of the principal, Ofsted inspectors have said.

Flegg High School

Business

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
European Union
Unemployment has fallen across the region with a record number in employment across the country. Picture: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Our region has the lowest unemployment rate across the country after seeing the number without work fall to 112,000 - a rate of just 3.5%.

Four champions for industry sectors across Suffolk and Norfolk are featured in a new campaign to promote the LEP’s Growing Business Fund grant scheme, which provides up to £500,000 investment to help SMEs invest and grow. Pictured is Hydramec Offshore, which has been awarded a £200,000 grant.

An offshore hydraulics firm has been awarded a £200,000 grant to help its move into larger premises and safeguard high-skilled jobs.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
Stalham Radio director Peter Marko to announce he is to shut up shop.

Brexit has been blamed for the closure electrical appliancies shop Stalham Radio which has been serving customers since 1949.

European Union
Beacon Innovation Centre on Beacon Park, Gorleston Exterior view. 

Picture: James Bass

Offshore firm Fraser Well Management has launched into the Scottish market by expanding into Aberdeen.

Great Yarmouth
ODE contract

ODE has installed a new pontoon and crane facilities on the Dudgeon Offshore wind farm base in Great Yarmouth.

United Kingdom

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Yesterday, 15:16
Stock image of a fire engine.

Firefighters extinguished a blaze near Great Yarmouth town centre caused by overcooked food.

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Acle Academy prom 2016

The girls looked glamorous and the boys dapper, as schools around Yarmouth put on their end of year proms.

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Yesterday, 15:45
Gorleston Clifftop Festival. July 2014.  Picture: James Bass

It promises to be a party fit for a Queen, set against a stunning backdrop of the Gorleston Cliffs.

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Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Saturday, July 23, 2016
An aerial shot of Sea Palling beach, following a major incident earlier today. Photo: Shirley James

A man in his 50s has died, and another in his 20s was resuscitated, after they got into difficulty in the water at Sea Palling.

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Humber Coastguard
Yesterday, 13:06
This lone seagull stood watch for several minutes on the ridge of this frost-covered roof in Boxford, as the weather turned more seasonal on the first day of 2016. (Photographed at 08.51 GMT)

A 79-year-old woman was left unable to watch television after a seagull got caught in her TV aerial.

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Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

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