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Population: 5,882

Nearby Towns: Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Norwich

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.

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A weight loss coach has been recognised for her outstanding service to Weight Watchers members.

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As part of our support of the Voluntary Norfolk Make a Difference in 2017 campaign, the EDP is shining a light on voluntary groups and individuals. Reporter Sophie Wyllie spoke to a passionate Parkrun volunteer.

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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.

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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.

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A 34-year-old man arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after a flat fire in Lowestoft has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

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A crash involving four vehicles is causing delays on the A47 in Norwich this morning.

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Family fun, fireworks and Father Christmas attracted record numbers of people to a coastal town.

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Plans to develop the old RAF Colishall site as a technology hub could spell an end to ambitions to create a world-class cycling facility.

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It’s time for the Christmas shoeboxes!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

People in and around Great Yarmouth can continue the tradition of filling shoeboxes full of presents for people in need this Christmas.

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A foodbank has been so busy that it is having to ration what it gives out to people.

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The team looking to transform the old RAF Coltishall base into a unique cycle venue have said the project will not happen this year because of “frustrating delays and snags”.

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Seven people were rescued from an angling boat today after its skipper called the coastguard at 11.30am to report he was sinking and required assistance.

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While its not the most momentous issue the people of Great Yarmouth have been asked to vote on in recent weeks passions have been inflamed, cases made for their favourites and appeals launched to harness the support of like-minded folk on all sides.

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A man was rescued this morning after he fell out of his mobility scooter and down the side of a cliff in Gorleston.

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With just under a week to go until voting opens for the EU referendum, we spoke the people from Yarmouth who have since moved abroad to find out their views on the poll.

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Before even the first pint is pulled at Gorleston’s new high street pub, there is the tricky business of deciding on a name.

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A fearless feline has been hailed a life-saver after apparently launching a search and rescue mission for her missing pal and leading the exhausted moggy back home.

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Major changes to the flow of traffic on Gorleston High Street are being put out to consultation, with businesses largely welcoming the move.

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A woman with disabilities defied the odds to conquer a rowing challenge.

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Coastguards in Gorleston were today called to investigate an unknown object in the water - only to find it was the wreckage of a ship that sank 100 years ago.

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Plans for two high schools and two sixth forms to create a pioneering academy trust may proceed without one of the sixth forms.

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A vet is asking former regulars of a well-known pub for their memories ahead of the building’s conversion into an animal hospital.

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A brave man helped a mother and her son flee their home after a lightning bolt tore through it.

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A colourful collage of Norwich Lanes has been unveiled as the first work of art for a city-wide project aiming to decorate our fine city.

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A Gorleston woman has dropped a whopping five dress sizes and lost five stones in weight – and put on a lot of confidence.

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Whether they were carved by an idle fisherman or an expert engraver, a collection of hidden artwork has been exposed in the most unlikely of places.

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Colourful depictions of healthy, happy, holiday fun lured thousands of trippers from London to Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

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Work is under way to create the first in a series of murals that are planned to decorate our fine city.

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Hundreds of dead starfish and other marine creatures have washed up onto Gorleston beach.

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A man in his 40s has been released on police bail following an incident at a Gorleston property on Thursday.

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