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Spring flowers out in bloom as Snowdrops appear at Raveningham Hall in Norfolk (Picture: Valerie Bond)

Spring has come early to the region as just one week after freezing conditions and snowfall, temperatures in certain areas have risen to 17.5C, a figure usually experienced in the UK in mid-May.

Chris Skinner at his time as head of legal services in Yarmouth

Tributes have been paid to a lawyer who provided key legal services to local authorities in Norfolk.

Rowing boats tied up on Filby Broad.
January 2014.

Picture: James Bass

A £1.5m project to protect and enhance part of the Broads will start soon.

Members of the Retroskate artistic roller skating club hand over a petition to Graham Plant, Great Yarmouth Borough Council leader, to save their venue at the Marina Centre. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The future of a popular roller-skating club which is faced with being turfed out of its home will be debated by councillors on Tuesday (February 2).

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Paralympian Jessica Jane Applegate.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Paralympic swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate has thanked supporters after receiving enough donations to prolong her career until April.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Firemen at work on Grout's mill in Great Yarmouth after wartime bombing in 1941. Its wartime output included parachute silk, but decades earlier it made black silk mourning crepe, one consignment lost in the sunken Titanic's cargo. Picture: MERCURY LIBRARY

The enormity of the Titanic legend guarantees that it will never die. People all over the world remain fascinated by the epic saga of the huge liner striking an Atlantic iceberg and sinking on her maiden voyage in 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,513 of her 2,224 crew and passengers.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Graduation caps thrown in the air. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Teenagers in the region are some of the least likely in the country to apply for a place at university.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

Extra officers from the National Crime Agency remain in position along the east coast of Norfolk a week after £50m worth of cocaine washed up on beaches.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Rhenus opens offshore logistics supply base in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. Photo from Rhenus Offshore Logistics UK

A new partnership agreement and venture by a leading European offshore logistics company could signal further investment in the East Coast economy.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Salvage Hunters: Drew Pritchard and his team are on the look out for locations in Norfolk for the show. Do you know of any? Photo supplied by Curve Media

Salvage Hunters, the popular Quest TV and Discovery Channel show, is heading to Norfolk but needs your help to find great places to film.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Left to right: William, Jack, Billy and Samuel.

Five-year-old Jack Moore surprised his parents and instructors when he competed in the East of England Karate Championships in Clacton at the weekend.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Dizzy O'Dare, Seachange's resident company

A pair of new street arts shows from Great Yarmouth artists and performers have been commissioned as part of a prestigious national consortium.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Robert Thirst coaching youngsters.

Norfolk’s Robert Thirst has been crowned by England Squash as Young Coach of the Year at the National Squash Championships in Manchester.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
A BT Openreach engineer working on telephone lines. Photo credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Thousands more homes and businesses across Norfolk are to be given access to high-speed fibre broadband with the announcement of a further £11m investment in the network.

Monday, February 13, 2017
Kevin Horne, chief executive of Nwes. Picture: Nwes.

East Anglian enterprise agency Nwes has made its second major acquisition in four months, after snapping up a counterpart in the East Midlands.

Monday, February 13, 2017
Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

Extra law enforcement officers are being stationed along the east coast as it emerged there had been further discoveries of suspected class A drugs at beaches along a 35 mile stretch of coast.

Monday, February 13, 2017
The Red Arrows. Picture: Nick Butcher

Corporal Michael Knight will spend the summer riding alongside the RAF’s world-famous aerobatic display team.

Monday, February 13, 2017
Birdie Brunch team members. Picture: Ludham Primary School & Nursery,

Business savvy pupils from a Norfolk primary school are one of only eight teams announced as finalists for a nationwide enterprise competition.

Friday, February 10, 2017
National Crime Agency file photo. Photo: NCA/PA Wire

A Home Affairs Select Committee reported last year that there were just three Border Force boats patrolling 7,700 miles of Britain’s coastline at any one time.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

Dubbed the ‘British FBI’ in the media, the National Crime Agency was set up in 2013 and has 4,200 officers across the country and in what it calls strategic locations across the world.

Friday, February 10, 2017
Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green.

Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner wants to see a metaphorical “ring of steel” to protect the county from drug-dealing after 360 kilos of cocaine washed up on beaches.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pushchair users cannot be moved off

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Sainsbury's Active Kids

Active Kids is back at Sainsbury’s Great Yarmouth and customers can collect vouchers in store until May 2 to help registered schools, groups and clubs across the area get sports and cooking equipment and experiences.

Monday, February 6, 2017
Library image of Great Yarmouth Minster Church. Picture: James Bass

Investigations are ongoing after a report of a serious sexual assault in the grounds of a church in Great Yarmouth.

Monday, February 6, 2017
The Out There Festival of Circus and Street Arts 2013 taking place in Great Yarmouth. 

Picture: James Bass

Brexit won’t affect our plans.

Monday, February 6, 2017
Acle Straight seen from the air.
Photo: Mike Page

Highways England says it is committed to improving driver safety ahead of work on the A47 Acle Straight that will lead to road closures.

Friday, February 3, 2017
Lettuce has become the latest staple to fall victim to the European vegetable shortage

The notion that the availability of our food is at the mercy of the weather shouldn’t really come as a surprise.

Friday, February 3, 2017
A male marsh harrier. Many birds of prey in the region have been shot by criminals. Photo:

A new report has revealed that Norfolk has the highest level of crime against wild birds in the region.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

We will be worse off outside the EU

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Adrian Thompson, chairman of Filby in Bloom making sure the hanging baskets in the village have a good soaking during this spell of very hot weather.

Picture: James Bass

Filby, Norwich and Hunstanton are three of five places selected to represent the Anglia region in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017.

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