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

A drug trade expert has suggested that the huge cocaine haul found on two Norfolk beaches could have been dropped from a plane in a panic.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Defibrillator vandalised at Gorleston Links Bowls Club February 10. PHOTOS: Jayne Biggs

The mother of a seven-year-old girl whose life was saved by a defibrillator has said she is “devastated” after a life-saving machine she installed for the benefit of the community has been destroyed by vandals.

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
The bags of cocaine seized from the beach

Cocaine with a value of more than £50m has been discovered washed up on two Norfolk beaches.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Bus services could be suspended in Great Yarmouth  Picture: James Bass

Bus services in Great Yarmouth could be suspended after vandals have repeatedly smashed windows on its fleet of buses by throwing objects at them - causing thousands of pounds of damage.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Two fire crews have released a casualty from a vehicle after a crash in Great Yarmouth this evening (Sunday, January 29).

Friday, January 27, 2017
Police have made more arrests.  Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Officers have arrested three people today (Friday, January 27) as part of a police clampdown on drugs.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Police have launched Operation Gravity in response to a worrying rise in stabbings in Norfolk. Photo: Antony Kelly

Three more people have been arrested in connection with drug offences as Operation Gravity continues in Norfolk.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Police have made four arrests as part of Operation Gravity. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Four more men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences today (Wednesday, January 25) as a police crackdown of drug offences continues.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Undated handout photo issued by Norfolk Constabulary of a nightdress, as cold case detectives investigating the discovery of the headless body of a woman more than 30 years ago say the victim may have been a Danish sex worker. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday January 26, 2016. The body of the young woman was found on an isolated heath at Cockley Cley in Norfolk on August 27 1974. She is thought to have been aged between 23 and 35 and tests later established she was probably a mother. Norfolk Police now say it is possible the victim was a woman known as The Duchess, who was originally from Denmark but lived and worked around the docks in Great Yarmouth. The victim's body was exhumed several years ago. As a result officers now have a full DNA profile which could help identify her through a family member. See PA story POLICE CockleyCley. Photo credit should read: Norfolk Constabulary/PA Wire   NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporan

A former docker has shed fresh light on the disappearance of a woman known as “The Duchess”.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Fog covereing a field along the Acle straight. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A yellow weather warning has been issued for the region as drivers are urged to drive safely in thick fog and icy conditions.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Picture: PA/Edward Smith

A police crackdown on drug dealing has made ten arrests in a week.

Friday, January 20, 2017
Five Special Constables were killed during a Second World War air raid on Great Yarmouth.

A plaque will be placed to commemorate the deaths of five special constables who were killed during one of the worst air raids on Great Yarmouth during the Second World War.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Terry Rawlinson and his son Jake, 11, put sandbags at the gate of their neighbours, Mary Powley and Barbara Smith, on Pavilion Road, Gorleston on the morning of Friday 13th January 2017, ahead of the predicted floods.

Thousands of people have been advised that there is no longer a need to stay away from their homes.

Friday, January 13, 2017
The River Yare at it's highest point under the Haven Bridge. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Residents in and around Great Yarmouth breathed a sigh of relief as a tidal surge - which threatened to be as bad as that of 2013 - was not as serious as expected.

Friday, January 13, 2017
Waves crashing over Gorleston pier last week. Picture: Liz Coates

More than 5,000 properties in South Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Caister, Southtown and Cobholm areas are being evacuated from 10am this morning with additional police resources drafted in alongside military personnel to visit those homes directly affected.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Dean Ely. Photo: Norfolk Police

Police are appealing for help from the public to trace a wanted man.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Yarmouth Magistrates court.

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A man and a woman have been jailed for breaching their Community Behaviour Orders in the Great Yarmouth area.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Aston Nichols, aged 24.

Police are appealing for help to trace a wanted man who has links to the Great Yarmouth, Clacton and Essex areas.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Eastgate House, Thorpe Road, where the Coroner's Court is situated in the ground floor. Picture: Denise Bradley

A 58-year-old long term drug user was the second man to be found dead at The Faymar B&B in Great Yarmouth in two days following reports of a “bad batch of heroin”, an inquest has heard.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Picture: Archant.

A Great Yarmouth man who suffered a puncture wound to his chest remains in hospital after being assaulted last week.

Friday, January 6, 2017
Police have charged a man for the possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. PHOTO: Denise Bradley

A man in his 20s, from the Great Yarmouth area, is currently in Papworth Hospital after being assaulted yesterday evening.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The robber struck twice in the city in 15 minutes in Drayton Road and then in Aylsham Road (Picture: Antony Kelly)

Home owners are being urged to be vigilant following a number of burglaries in Norfolk in the past 24 hours.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Ben Staff outside King's Lynn Court. Photo: Picture: Ian Burt

A former police officer began a four-and-a-half-year prison sentence on Tuesday after carrying out a series of frauds across Norfolk’s building trade totalling £1m.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Ben Staff outside King's Lynn Court. Photo: Picture: Ian Burt

A police officer-turned-conman found guilty of a £1 million fraud is due to be sentenced on Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
File picture of traffic build up in the fog on St Crispins Road in Norwich. Photo: Angela Sharpe

Drivers are being warned to take care this morning, as cold temperatures and fog could create difficult conditions on the roads.

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Drink driver Peter Thomas Rackham at Norwich Magistrates Court.

A former driving instructor caught over the limit the morning after drinking half a bottle of brandy has warned others “just don’t do it”.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Norfolk Police Sergeant Chris Harris.

Although the latest technology can transform a patrol car into a mobile database of information on all our vehicles, patrols around Norfolk and Suffolk still rely on traditional policing nous, according to Sgt Harris, of the Norfolk and Suffolk roads policing team.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Shop owners in Great Yarmouth are being urged to keep their premises secure after a number of burglaries over the past few weeks.

Monday, December 19, 2016
Police break into a house on Keyes Close for Operation Gravity searching for suspected drugs users. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

An estimated 20 drug cells operating within the city are now a priority for police in Norwich as the force has declared a “critical incident” over a spate of drug related stabbings.

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