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High tide at Cromer Pier saw the pier and promenade being blasted by gale force winds and pounding waves.

Waves smash against Cromer Pier and the sea defences more than two hours ahead of the high tide and predicted storm.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Strong gusts of winds are expected to continue through the much of the night, despite the worst of the wind having already passed.

Waves smash against Cromer Pier and the sea defences more than two hours ahead of the high tide and predicted storm.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Walcott and Ostend are on flood alert with the combination of high tide, a sea surge and high winds putting the coastline at risk.

Previous picture of storm at Walcott. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Cromer pier was battered by gale force winds and waves as Hurricane Gonzalo travelled across the county.

Sheila Oxtoby, chief executive of North Norfolk District Council.

North Norfolk District Council looks set to freeze its council tax precept after announcing its “good, solid financial position”.

Martin Warren, owner of Poppyland Brewery, which is listed in the new Camra book Britain's Beer Revolution. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A north Norfolk brewery has been highlighted in a book celebrating the most influential locations in the nation’s flourishing beer scene.

Aftermath of the illegal rave at Marsham Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A Norfolk Wildlife Trust chief says it could take several years for an internationally-important stretch of heath to recover after it was trashed by hundreds of rave-goers.

North Norfolk sport

Yesterday, 17:54

Woodford 13 North Walsham 10

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Holt 8 Old Cooperians 25

Great Yarmouth Town claimed local bragging rights as they advanced to the fourth round of the Norfolk Senior Cup tanks to a 2-1 victory over Acle.

Stewart Larter takes his Wroxham side to Harlow Town today. Picture: Steve Adams

Wroxham are in buoyant mood ahead of today’s FA Trophy preliminary round tie at Ryman Division One North leaders Harlow Town.

Action from Holt (black) losing 33-22 to Saffron Walden at High Kelling - Josh Simmons. Picture: Stuart Young

Once again Holt find themselves travelling into deepest Essex tomorrow for their first ever visit to Old Cooperians at Upminster.

Norfolk Entertainment

In a Vulnerable Place by Steve Waters.

Playwright and UEA creative writing lecturer Steve Waters is tackling the subject of climate change in his new play debuting at Norwich Arts Centre this week.

Witches Sarah Wise, Abbie Panks and Hannah Burns from the Fairyland Trust. Picture: SUBMITTED

Mount your broomsticks, practise those cackles and head for Holt Hall this weekend where the magical Fairyland Trust will be celebrating The Real Halloween.

Norwich Cathedral Hostry. Photo : Steve Adams.

Artists are getting their paintbrushes and easels ready to take part in a special open air art competition inspired by our fine city.

The People's Tower being built which is a cardboard replica of St Peter Mancroft Church for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2014. The finished tower. Picture: Denise Bradley

A director of music, a city theatre and an art fair are among the people’s choice when it comes to Norfolk’s great champions of the arts.

GoGoDragons design by Karis Youngman, age 20.

From colourful creatures inspired by the myths and legends surrounding dragons to fire-breathing beasts celebrating our fine city – our design-a-dragon competition sparked a huge array of great entries from people of all ages.

Norfolk sport

Lynn's George Thomson strokes home his first penalty of the night. Picture: Ian Burt

George Thomson netted a magnificent hat-trick as King’s Lynn Town reminded the rest of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division of their title credentials with a convincing victory over Ilkeston at The Walks.

Harleston Magpies slipped five points behind the top two in the East Conference after suffering a surprise defeat at Bedford on Saturday.

Dereham II lead the way in the Premier Division after beating newly promoted Thetford 5-0 to make it five straight wins.

Langley School and Harleston Magpies Hockey Club are delighted to report that, building on their already close links, they have formed an association to promote the development of hockey within the school and the club by way of coaching and the sharing of facilities.  
Harleston Magpies, which since 2007 has been awarded Clubs 1s t status by England Hockey as part of Sport England Clubmark, offers the keen hockey students at Langley an outstanding opportunity to further develop and diversify their skills while at the same time opening up new opportunities. Recently four Langley students, Victoria Findlay, Toby Price, Anna Tighe and Tom Yallop, have taken advantage of this coaching to progress in England Hockey’s Single System development programme. These students all competed against 60 of the most talented youngsters within their age groups throughout the East of England over two weekends in September with Toby Price progressing to the next stage by being selected for the Saxon Tigers team to compete in the

Langley School and Harleston Magpies have built on their close links by forming an association to promote the development of hockey within the school and the club by way of coaching and the sharing of facilities.

Victoria Williamson (left) with her silver medal from the National Championship's women's 500m time-trial.

Norfolk track cycling star Victoria Williamson has been named in British Cycling’s team for next month’s UCI World Cup.

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