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Yesterday, 17:38

Firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze involving a derelict caravan near Great Yarmouth.

A Greater Anglia train. Photo: Bill Smith

There will be cancellations on Greater Anglia services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth today.

Filby is already enjoying sucess after the In Bloom awards but now has cause for more celebration ater it was awarded a grant for its much-needed new hall.

A long held dream to build a much-needed new village hall in Filby has finally been realised after campaigners were awarded a six-figure fund.

Dead fish at Acle Dyke. Picture: Supplied

Environment experts will survey the region’s waterways in the coming weeks to gauge what damage the recent storms caused.

Chief inspector Chris Spinks' road police team will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.Photo: Bill Smith

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

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.

Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport with college student Murad Khan

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

Crime

Yesterday, 11:24

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

Two cars were involved in the crash in Woodbastwick.

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a crash in Woodbastwick, near Salhouse.

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

With so much confusion surrounding the investigation, the EDP put 10 questions to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and asked will there ever be justice for Hannah and David?

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

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.

Health

Thu, 12:31

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

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.

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?

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Education

Yesterday, 10:06

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.

Olympic swimmer Ross Davenport with college student Murad Khan

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

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, 09:53

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.

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.

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Yesterday, 17:38
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service were called to a derelict caravan fire near Great Yarmouth.

Firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze involving a derelict caravan near Great Yarmouth.

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Yesterday, 11:24
Chief inspector Chris Spinks' road police team will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.Photo: Bill Smith

Police will be carrying out roadside checks in Norfolk and Suffolk in a bid to reduce crashes as the nights get darker.

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Friday, July 1, 2011
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A HISSING black panther forced two terrified stock car enthusiasts to cower in their Filby workshop, fearing for their lives.

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Yesterday, 14:14
A Greater Anglia train. Photo: Bill Smith

There will be cancellations on Greater Anglia services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth today.

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Fri, 13:14
Stone Angel: The current line-up, from the left, Andrew Smith, Dave Felmingham, Geoff Hurrell, Joan Saul and Ken Saul.

It started in the days of glam-pop and progressive rock – an era of endless guitar solos, jazz-rock fusion and half-baked hippy philosophy.

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