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Fire service boat involved in missing person search at Horstead

The fire service rescue boat was involved in a search for a missing person at Horstead this evening.

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Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat RNLB Samarbeta arriving back home after an extensive refit in Dublin.; Picture: James Bass

Pair rescued from grounded hire boat near Great Yarmouth

A hire boat has run aground at Breydon Water near Great Yarmouth today.

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Dawn and Richard, who met through EDP lonely hearts, are celebrating 20 years of marriage. Photo: Bill Smith

Brave mum urges people to “check, check and check again” for warning signs after cancer fight

A brave mother-of-three who lost both parents to cancer before being diagnosed with the disease herself has urged people to “check, check and check again” to spot any warning signs.

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Ronald and Thelma Barnard are celebrating their Diamond Wedding this Easter. Photo: Bill Smith

Sprowston couple who have never had a row celebrate Diamond Wedding anniversary

They claim they have never had an argument in six decades – but a hired car breaking down on their road trip honeymoon to Harwich and back nearly caused the one and only row in Ronald and Thelma Barnard’s 60-year marriage.

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Children at Lionwood Infant School received a donation of chocolaty Easter treats from their local supermarket, so that they could raise funds for a summer day trip for the children. Pictured: Yr 1 children with Mr Hutchinson of Lionwood Infant School children with the donated Easter treats. Photo: Supplied

Chocolate treats will help pay for a summer outing for Thorpe St Andrew pupils

A Norwich school has been given some Easter goodies to help it raise money for a summer trip to the seaside.

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City College Norwich Three Peaks Challenge. Pictured: On top of Snowdon. Photo: Supplied

City College Norwich staff face the highs and lows of their charity challenge

A team of 26 staff members from City College Norwich and Norfolk Educational Services have completed their Three Peaks challenge.

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Record shop owners with their favourite/most-prized LP ahead of Record Store Day. Martin Webb at Circular Sound.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Photo gallery: Owners of record shops across Norfolk pick favourite LPs ahead of Record Store Day

Record store owners across Norfolk have shared some of their favourite vinyl choices as the region prepares to mark International Record Store Day.

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The Yvonne School of Dance students ready for their 30th year celebration show. Picture: Denise Bradley

Video and photo gallery: Hethersett dance teacher marks 30 years in the job with anniversary show

After enjoying 30 years as a dance teacher helping hundreds of students perfect their pliés, Yvonne Cutting could be getting ready to hang up her dancing shoes in exchange for an easy life – but, instead, she will mark the occasion with a special anniversary show.

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Karl Walker proposing to Tracy Orsanakos at the London Marathon.

Video: Norfolk man proposes during London Marathon... and she doesn’t run a mile!

Anyone who plucks up enough courage to ask the question: “Will you marry me?” always hopes their partner won’t run a mile.

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Leon Bustin at Wembley with former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour (left) and ex-Tottenham skipper Gary Mabbutt (right). Picture: Jakob Ebrey.

Norwich football fan sees Wembley dream come true

It’s something which every football fan dreams of – playing on the hallowed turf of Wembley Stadium.

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Wymondham Cadets, Lewis Thurston and older brother Matt have own medals in national cross country events.

Wymondham cadet brothers get ready for next big challenge after national success

After outpacing 24,000 others to grab national success, two cadet brothers are looking forward to their next challenge.

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Fire crews break into home after neighbours smell gas on Gorleston street

A house in Gorleston was broken into after neighbours reported a gas leak.

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Members of the Sprowston Youth Engagement Project will take part in a sponsored walk to raise money for charity. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Zombies vs Pirates: Sprowston youth group’s sponsored walk for Stone Man Syndrome

A Sprowston youth group is holding a sponsored walk to raise money for research into a rare medical condition.

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Charli Vince

Festival hopes to build gaming business in Norwich

All ages and genders sampled the technological offerings of Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega and Sony at the inaugural Norwich Gaming Festival last week.

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Olive Maisie Browning-Beales with Foo Foo - the soft toy rabbit she lost in Norwich on 14/04/2012

Can you help find Foo Foo? Toddler Olive Maisie loses beloved bunny in Norwich city centre

The parents of distraught two-year-old Olive Maisie are appealing for help in finding Foo Foo, her soft toy rabbit, lost in the centre of Norwich yesterday.

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