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Martham housing plans for disused broiler farm site

Developers hoping to build more than 50 houses have their sights set on a former chicken farm in a Broads village.

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Oulton Broad man jailed for raping another man in 2004

A 40-year-old man from Oulton Broad has been jailed for eight years for twice raping another man in Gorleston as they made their way home from a barbecue more than 20 years ago.

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Next of kin appeal for Freethorpe man Michael Rose

The Norfolk Coroner’s Service is appealing for help to trace the family of Michael Rose from Freethorpe following his death.

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Gorleston High Street cafe applies for alcohol licence

A new cafe on Gorleston High Street is hoping to add alcohol to its menu.

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Why homes in Yarmouth and Lowestoft have new water bills

Anglian Water has changed the way it bills people in the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft areas with a new combined payment.

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Norfolk hit-and-run crash officer suffered previous amnesia

Norfolk police are facing questions after it emerged PC Karl Warren first suffered from a condition resulting in memory loss at work in 2012.

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Great Yarmouth man Jason Knowles breaches anti-social order

Jason Knowles, 42, of no fixed abode, received a suspended sentence after admitting to breaching an anti-social behaviour order in Great Yarmouth.

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Great Yarmouth woman to bring her dog to Crufts 2024

A Great Yarmouth woman and her dog - a one-year-old named Cilla - are preparing for their first appearance at one of the most famous dog shows in the world.

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Norfolk hit and run crash 'memory loss' officer keeps job

PC Karl Warren suffered an episode of epilepsy that left him unware of his surroundings and with no memory of crashing into a female motorists, a misconduct hearing has ruled.

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Great Yarmouth man jailed for attack on ex-partner in flat

A woman felt her eye "pop" and suffered a fractured eye socket as she was repeatedly struck in the face by her former partner at a flat in Great Yarmouth, a court has heard.

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Ormesby sinkhole repairs lead Anglian Water to close road

A sinkhole that appeared in a Norfolk village has turned out to be more 'complex' than engineers initially thought.

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11 flood alerts and warnings issued across Norfolk

The Environment Agency has issued two flood warnings and nine alerts as Norfolk is set to see more flooding.

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Ormesby housing bid refused by planners over hedge concerns

A man was hoping to build three bungalows on the site of a builders' yard in Ormesby.

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Norfolk police increase patrols amid mobile phone crackdown

Police in Norfolk will be increasing patrols this week as part of a campaign to crack down on drivers using their phones behind the wheel.

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Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2024 full line-up announced

The full programme has been announced for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2024, including a giant puppet parade through Norwich city centre.

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Norfolk Council to demand more coastal erosion funding

Members of Norfolk County Council have demanded the government takes the threat of coastal erosion seriously and provide more funding to protect Norfolk's coastline.

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Norfolk hit-and-run scandal officer faces misconduct hearing

PC Karl Warren, who was said to be suffering amnesia when he drove a police BMW into the back of a female motorist at 50mph, faces allegations of gross misconduct for failing to stop or report it.

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Three golf buggies stolen from Gorleston Golf Club

Three golf buggies have been stolen from Gorleston Golf Club and found abandoned.

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Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth preparing to stage Pirates Live

A live action water show featuring pirates is returning to the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome for its tenth year.

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Norfolk Hawker dragonfly seen in Lancashire and South Devon

Norfolk Hawker dragonflies, recognised by their green eyes and gingery bodies, are listed as endangered in the Odonata Red Data List for Great Britain.