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Mike Ashley has revealed he is considering paying double for shares in Debenhams, in his bid to take over the chain.

Great Yarmouth has been named as one of five 'Future Places' in England, and a postcard image showing various local scenes is promoting the town as a great place to live, work, visit and invest.

More than 1.2 million illegal cigarettes have been seized in Norfolk over the past year - and worried watchdogs have pledged to target the criminals supplying the tobacco.

High street retailer Debenhams has said it would consider accepting an £150m loan from Sports Direct, in return for its own Mike Ashley to take over as chief executive of the company.

Two men are to face court action over the death of a young boxer who died following his first public fight at a Great Yarmouth nightspot.

The word apprentice tends to conjure up images of fresh-faced youngsters.

Finding the motivation to go to the gym for a workout is something many of us struggle with.

A 21-year-old man who died in a Lowestoft flat was killed by a combination of pneumonia and overdose, an inquest heard on Monday.

A man who is on the run having been handed a jail sentence for being drunk on a flight last year has pleaded his innocence - and insisted he will not hand himself in.

An airline passenger from Great Yarmouth has been jailed for six months for being drunk on board a flight from Bahrain to Heathrow.

Two jet-skiers caught "roaring" along the River Waveney and performing "doughnuts" close to a popular riverside pub have been fined hundreds of pounds.

A judge apologised to the family of a "beautiful young woman" who died after being given drugs when he had to put off sentencing the men who supplied her as they had not been brought to court.

A Norfolk couple spent boxing day celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with those nearest and dearest to them.

A disqualified motorist who was caught drink-driving on Christmas Day has been banned from getting behind the wheel for four years and ordered to do 300 hours of unpaid work.

A man who wanted to "put something back into society" has been praised for his volunteering efforts during the last two decades.

A man has sustained injuries and another was arrested following an alleged road rage incident between two lorry drivers.

The region's Conservative MPs are backing embattled prime minister Theresa May "100pc" as she faces a make-or-break confidence vote.

Happy Birthday Prince Charles! Residents in Great Yarmouth wished the Prince of Wales a very happy 70th birthday at a special tea party held at the town hall on Wednesday afternoon.

An ancient coastguard's cannon used to launch lifesaving equipment to those in difficulty at sea has gone on show at Sheringham Museum, after being kept for decades as a garden ornament.

A west Norfolk crematorium will present a cheque for £5000 to Big C cancer charity thanks to a scheme that recycles medical implants after cremation.

Britain's ailing high streets have been dealt another blow as Debenhams has announced it will be closing 50 stores across the UK.

Eleanor Pringle talks to Norfolk's retail experts on what brought the department store chain to its knees, and how it can survive.

A teenager who was found with a flick knife shortly after a man was slashed across the neck in Great Yarmouth has been jailed.

A man was "pounced" on by police after attempting to take a friend to hospital having smoked cannabis and not having a driving licence.

A range of Norfolk beers is appearing on the shelves in Tesco.

Dozens of people turned out to pay their respects to an "amazing" man who did so much to help others.

A 23-year-old Norwich entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker as Norfolk libraries mark Start-up Day on Thursday.

Thousands of people lined the streets to witness a "world exclusive event."

An armed police operation was launched in Great Yarmouth after reports a man was attacked by a robber armed with a samurai sword.

A man has been charged by police with arson and burglary after a Great Yarmouth business was broken into and set on fire.

A teenager has denied a charge of wounding with intent after a stabbing in Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk County Council's Museums Service has talks, tours, trails, exhibitions and events to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Here is our monthly look back at some of the criminals who were jailed in Norfolk courts in July.

Great Yarmouth's Jason Statham has ruled himself out of the running to be the next 007.

The dangers of children being sold illegal cigarettes and tobacco across Norfolk are to be highlighted in a touring roadshow featuring a sniffer dog who is the bane of unscrupulous traders.

Police have charged a 42-year-old man with arson after a fire at a seafront home in Great Yarmouth at the weekend.

A jealous and controlling woman, who stabbed her ex-partner five times because he took too long doing his Christmas shopping, has been given an extended 18 year sentence.

The family of a little boy with a rare genetic disorder say they have inundated with support from across Norfolk following a £25,000 fundraising appeal.

A vulnerable man was beaten "black and blue" in his Great Yarmouth home and blackmailed into handing over his bank card which was used to withdraw £40, a court heard.

An inquest into the death of a Great Yarmouth man who was hit by a train in Norwich has been fixed after a delay in obtaining a report from the mental health trust.

A mobile caterer from Great Yarmouth has been named official coffee vendor for the Tour of Britain.

The boss of a Norfolk charity has insisted there is an "improving picture" when it comes to homelessness.

Carl Green has returned to the amateur ranks - and will be forming part of a strong Great Yarmouth and Caister contingent at this weekend's County Championship.

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