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Ella Denson-Smith who will play Mary in the Mundesley Christmas pageant. Picture: CHRISTOPHER DENSON-SMITH

Urgent appeal for sheep to star in Mundesley Christmas pageant

An appeal has been made by Christmas pageant organisers to help with a vital missing element,

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Lowestoft's new Mayor, Stephen Ardley, with some of the cast of Lowestoft’s big family pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Picture: SUPPLIED

Popular pantomime gets Lowestoft Mayor’s seal of approval

Lowestoft’s big family pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, had a special visitor last night.

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Memorial service at Costessey Methodist Church for healthy dogs that have had to be put down unnecessarily due to over breeding. Xena the four-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Huskey who was saved within hours of being put down.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Service in Costessey remembers dogs who were put to sleep

A special service has been held to remember healthy dogs who have been put to sleep because there was nobody to give them a home.

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Pasha Kovalev and Caroline Flack, winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.  Photo credit: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Wire.

Norfolk’s Caroline Flack says winning Strictly was the best night of her life

TV presenter Caroline Flack has said she cannot lift her head “let alone the glitterball” the morning after the night she was crowned Strictly Come Dancing champion.

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Police and highway teams at the scene of the crash in Beccles Road, Gorleston

Update: Gorleston road reopened after “serious” crash

A road that was the scene of a “serious” crash earlier this morning has reopened.

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A flood sign in water. Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Update: Flood alert warnings ‘no longer in force’ for the Suffolk Coast and Broads areas of Norfolk

Seven flood alert warnings for along the Suffolk coast and Broads areas of Norfolk are no longer in force, the Environment Agency have confirmed.

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Obituaries See all

Entertainer Carl Adams. Picture: EDP Library

Tributes paid to entertainer who saved Gorleston Pavilion from closure

Carl Adams, the entertainer who saved Gorleston Pavilion from closure and helped to make theatre the successful venue it is today, has died.

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Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

Driver arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after one-car crash at Mattishall

Police have arrested a driver on suspicion of drink-driving after a car crash in the early hours of this morning.

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Politics See all

Lowestoft's new Mayor, Stephen Ardley, with some of the cast of Lowestoft’s big family pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Picture: SUPPLIED

Popular pantomime gets Lowestoft Mayor’s seal of approval

Lowestoft’s big family pantomime, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, had a special visitor last night.

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Health See all

East of England ambulance control centre in Norwich. Call handler.  Photo: Bill Smith

More than 2,700 emergency 999 calls to ambulance service on ‘Black Friday’

More than 2,700 emergency 999 calls were made to the region’s ambulance trust yesterday on traditionally one of the busiest days of the year for the service.

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Education See all

Clover Hill VA Infant and Nursery School head teacher, Helen Newell, deputy head Anna Gooch and pupils who have just had their first Ofsted report since changing to a Voluntary Aided school. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich Primary School gets an early Christmas gift from Ofsted

A Norwich primary school has been given a Christmas present of an Ofsted report which praised its “outstanding curriculum.”

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Lynn and West Latest See all

Ivars Mezals, who was jailed today.

Gangmasters from Wisbech and King’s Lynn who preyed on vulnerable are jailed

Two Latvian gangmasters who intimidated migrants into performing “back breaking” labour for as little as £1-a-week have been jailed for a total of nearly three years.

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