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The Southwold lifeboat crew were called out. Picture: MICK HOWES

Two girls and a man were treated for “significant cuts” and bruises after being dragged towards rocks by a rip current while swimming off a north Suffolk beach.

The mobile home destroyed by fire at Woodlands, Trimingham

A mobile home caravan has been destroyed by fire last night at a holiday park in Trimingham.

Firefighters were called to tackle a blaze in a flat in Wymondham.

Police officers, including armed units and the dog section, carried out a search with assistance from the NPAS police helicopter.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Bowthorpe in Norwich after a member of the public reported seeing a man walking in the street holding a knife.

Shoppers make one final trip to BHS in St Stephens Street, Norwich. Pic: Archant.

After more than 50 years as a fixture in Norwich, BHS closed its doors for the final time – with shoppers making one last trip to the department store.

PJ’s Convenience Stores on Linacre Avenue in Sprowston. Picture: Google Street View

Staff at a convenience store in Norwich have been left shaken after a man threatened them with a firearm and made off with a large amount of cash.

The East Coast Truckers set off from County Hall on their charity convoy.
Oliver Walsh with his driver Arron Peters.

With a chorus of honking horns and lots of smiling faces, a convoy of trucks set off from County Hall, in Norwich, for an extra special day out.

A sudden downpour has led to a spate of flooding call-outs for Norfolk firefighters.

Bank Holiday Opening Times

Wondering when your local supermarkets will be open this coming Bank Holiday Monday? Here’s everything you need to know.

Crime

Police officers, including armed units and the dog section, carried out a search with assistance from the NPAS police helicopter.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Bowthorpe in Norwich after a member of the public reported seeing a man walking in the street holding a knife.

Health

Police speak to the man who alleges water was thrown over him by a McDonald's staff member. Pic: Archant.

Protesters chalked messages outside Norwich’s Haymarket McDonald’s restaurant on Saturday - in a show of solidarity with a man who claims he had water thrown over him for doing the same thing.

Business

Trevor Price, partner at LSI Architects, with new starters Lucy Furniss and James Potter. Picture: SUPPLIED.

A Norwich-based firm of architects has announced new jobs as it expands staff numbers for the third year in a row – despite seeing projects scrapped in the wake of Brexit.

Education

Sprowston Community High School headteacher Andrew John. Photo: Steve Adams

Sprowston High School will not become an academy on September 1, it has emerged.

Politics

Ian Gibson, former Labour MP for Norwich North. Photo: Archant

Jeremy Corbyn should toughen up against the opposition within his party, an old ally of the veteran left-winger has said.

Environment

Police speak to the man who alleges water was thrown over him by a McDonald's staff member. Pic: Archant.

Protesters chalked messages outside Norwich’s Haymarket McDonald’s restaurant on Saturday - in a show of solidarity with a man who claims he had water thrown over him for doing the same thing.

Tech

TV astronomer Mark Thompson is joined by children at the Forum for the launch of the Norwich Science Festival.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Young people from across Norfolk are being offered the opportunity to enjoy professional science shows, and even share a stage with the BBC One Show’s resident scientist, Dr Marty Jopson, at the Norwich Science Festival this autumn.

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