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Norfolk County Council headquarters in Norwich. Picture : Steve Adams

A £25m injection of extra cash from council tax rises and the government will head off needless hospital admissions - but only keep adult social services in Norfolk on an even keel.

Holdalls found washed up on Hopton beach near Great Yarmouth, containing around 360 kilos of cocaine. Picture: NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY/PA WIRE

A drug trade expert has suggested that the huge cocaine haul found on two Norfolk beaches could have been dropped from a plane in a panic.

Norfolk Police
An otter emerges from the water. PHOTO: Broads Authority

The increasingly popular Broads Outdoors Festival has been extended by a week due to organiser demand.

Pontins, Pakefield.  PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Floral tributes have been laid outside the home of a father-of-three who died following a suspected fight at a holiday park near Lowestoft.

Suffolk Police
Heart transplant patient Kieran Sandwell is walking around the country to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. Pictured is 
Kieran being waved off by voulnteers from the Lowestoft British Heart Foundation shop.

 PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A heart transplant patient has visited the Suffolk coast as part of a 5,000-mile trek around Britain to raise £100,000 for life-saving research.

Dogs: Albert Walker. Photo: Picture Studios

Scores of cute cats and dapper dogs have been entered into The Journal’s 2017 Pets on Parade contest.

Suffolk Record Office is putting on a display of 20th and 21st century entertainment in Lowestoft.

Display showcases 20th century entertainment in Lowestoft

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Lowestoft Sport

Jamie Waite
Shaun Bammant celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game. Photo: Shirley D Whitlow.

Shaun Bammant’s 56th-minute goal secured Lowestoft a valuable three points and left visitors Leatherhead deep in the relegation mire – but it was a game that will not live long in the memory.

Lowestoft Town's Ryan Miles in action against Hendon in the Blues' 0-0 draw. Picture: SHIRLEY D WHITLOW

Lowestoft Town Ady Gallagher wants the Blues’ rebuilding job to be based around youth with Ryan Miles as a shining example.

Rory McAuley
Craig Poxton in action against Jamie Quinn at the Halls in Norwich. Picture: JERRY DAWS / STILLFOCUSED.CO.UK

Craig Poxton has not taken on a Southern Area title fight against Boy Jones Junior to make up the numbers.

Nathan Stone takes the fight towards Ipswich Wanderers. Picture: STEVE WOOD

On a cold, wet and gloomy Saturday, Kirkley & Pakefield played hosts to Ipswich Wanderers at Walmer Road.

Ross King
Action from Waveney's 4-1 defeat to Spixworth in the Anglian Combination Premier Division. Picture: BRYAN GRINT

Waveney lost for the first time in nine league matches as they ended up well beaten by title favourites Spixworth.

Lowestoft Events

Marina Theatre and Cinema in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Picture by Mick Howes

The legendary Showaddywaddy will kick off an exciting programme of events at the Marina Theatre.

Barbara Dickson - popular Scottish singer. Photo: Kennedy Street Enterprises

A popular Scottish singer and two-time Olivier Award winning actress will soon make her return to the Marina Theatre.

live music
Some members of the the team  left Peter Adshead; Di Brown; Dominic Parravani; Lin Le Versha; Chris Ure asnd Tristan Bray at the Friends Evening. Photo from Chris Ure

An annual event has marked the launch of the eagerly anticipated Southwold Arts Festival.

Andy Wood
'You Win Again'. Picture: courtesy of the Marina Theatre

It is a production that celebrates one of the best loved bands of all time - from their early triumphs to their devastating decline.

live music
Forever Jackson promo photo - celebrating the 30th Anniversay of Michael Jackson's Bad album. Photo: The GRT Group

Award-winning stage show Forever Jackson is to wow audiences at the Marina Theatre as it pays tribute to the 30th anniversary of the King of Pop’s platinum-selling album- Bad.

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Norfolk and Suffolk Entertainment

Sheringham Viking Festival. Picture: Ian Burt

Families turned out in force in Sheringham to watch a horde of horned helmet-wearing Norsemen stage pitched battles in the town centre as part of this year’s Scira Viking festival.

Timon of Athens

Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens is the latest production to be performed by the Norwich-based Sewell Barn Theatre Company. The show, directed by Rob Tiffen, is being performed tonight, tomorrow and from Wednesday to Saturday next week at the theatre in Constitution Hill in the north of the city.

Take That have released their new single Giants, the first song to be revealed from their forthcoming album Wonderland. Photo: supplied by DawBell.

Popstars Take That have released their first single from the new album linked to their forthcoming Wonderland tour which is finishing in Norwich.

Who will be taking home the Oscar statues in 2017? Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Has La La Land got it in the bag or will a lesser fancied film scoop it to the big prize of the best picture Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards?

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Funds will be raised

The Rotary Club of Great Yarmouth is holding its popular annual charity quiz night at Lynn Grove Academy, Gorleston on March 3.

Norfolk and Suffolk Sport

Connor Ingram scored Gorleston's second with a free-kick. Photo: David Hardy.

Gorleston have closed the gap at the top again as leaders Mildenhall continue to stumble.

Alex Vincent
Wroxham goalkeeper Elliot Pride saved a penalty. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Wroxham’s new management team saw their new era get off to a familiar losing start.

Damian Hilton
Nathan Stewart, left, played a major part in Norwich United's win over Romford. Picture: Denise Bradley

Nathan Stewart inspired Norwich United to a 4-1 win over Romford as they kept their play-off challenge alive.

Lynn's Lee Stevenson was on target  at Hayes & Yeading. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn Town are back on their travels tonight, buoyed by a weekend victory that took their unbeaten run to seven games.

Gary Setchell
A melee broke out with players from both sides early in the second half at Aldiss Park. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham came out on the wrong side of a five-goal clash at Aldiss Park.

Josh Glover
Aiden Lowe scores his third goal as Bungay Town beat Holt 5-0. Photo: Shaun Cole.

Spixworth’s challenge for Premier Division honours shows no signs of slowing down.

Luke Tuttle
Alex Beck scored Wisbech Town's second in the 3-1 win at Rothwell Corinthians.

Despite missing several players, Wisbech Town did enough to beat Rothwell Corinthians 3-1 at Sergeants Lawn and record their third league win in a row.

Wisbech Town
Bonnet's Vino, riden by Gina Andrews, wins the second race of the day at Fakenham yesterday. Picture: Ian Burt

The smile on the face of owner and trainer Pam Sly said it all after her mare Bonnet’s Vino won the novice chase at Fakenham yesterday.

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