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Winterton is among the hardest hit by storm Winterton has felt the full force of the region’s wild weather over the past few days with onlookers describing the amount of land being lost as heartbreaking.  The biggest waves seen in 20 years pounded the dunes piled...

Further Flood warnings and alerts for Norfolk and Suffolk Flood warnings and alerts remain in force across Norfolk and Suffolk, but the region appears to have escaped relatively unscathed amid high tides and blustery winds. The Environment Agency issued flood warnings ,the second most severe type...

Charity receives £25,000 after work ‘touched the hearts’ of directors A charity that works with people living with disabilities in Great Yarmouth has received a surprise donation from a building contractor. Centre 81 received the donation of £25,000 from Beccles-based contractors Ovamill after its work “touched the...

Palliative care and community services deal worth £207 million A link up between the Ipswich-based St Elizabeth Hospice and East Coast Community Healthcare to help improve adult community services and specialist palliative care across Great Yarmouth and Waveney has been developed. Patients are set to benefit...

Should parking be allowed on Beach Road in Winterton? Consultation starts today on whether or not people can park on Beach Road in Winterton. Drivers have been asked to use ‘common sense’ when parking in the village, after parking on Beach Road caused bottlenecks. There were also fears...

Warning after dog harasses seal A woman has shared her disturbing account of how a seal was left exhausted and stressed after being harassed by a dog. Summer Clarke said she witnessed the upsetting scene at Gorleston yesterday, and is urging people to follow advice...

New Year Babies While New Year celebrations were in full swing and the chimes took us into 2019, a family from Loddon were welcoming a new arrival. Four days earlier than expected Nathan Darnell raced his wife Vicky to the James Paget Hospital, after she went...

Tourism looking for a boost thanks to national brochure launch Tourism businesses and council representatives in Great Yarmouth gathered this week to launch the 2019 tourism season and brochure at a special celebration held at St George’s Theatre. Jointly hosted by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and the...

Residents could face £5,000 fine for use of fly-tippers Great Yarmouth Borough Council has reminded householders it is their duty to check anyone taking rubbish from their home has a waste carrier licence as they could face a hefty fine of £5000 should they use fly-tippers...

Council hopes £4m investment in energy sector will create jobs A £4m boost at a Norfolk energy hub will ramp up investment and create jobs, it is hoped. A new deal between Brineflow, a manufacturing and distribution company of fertilisers, and Great Yarmouth Borough Council will see...