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Promising Norfolk golfer to represent England

Amelia Williamson, of the Royal Cromer Golf Club. Credit: Leaderboard Photography.

A young Norfolk golfer has been selected to play for England in an under-16 girls' match against Switzerland.

Amelia Williams, who plays for the Royal Cromer Golf Club, is one of six promising teenagers to be chosen for the competition at Heswall in Cheshire on Tuesday August 19.

Amelia is 14 years old and was runner-up in the English U16 schools' championship and third in the national schools' championship.

Earlier this season, while still only 13, she became the youngest ever winner of the mothers and daughters foursomes alongside her mum Tracey.


Energy firm confirms investment in wind farm

The new wind farm is due to start generating power in 2017 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The developers of a new wind farm off the Norfolk coast have confirmed that the project will create up to 450 jobs and bring hundreds of millions of pounds in investment to the economy.

Based 20 miles off the coast of Cromer the Dudgeon wind farm could generate enough electricity to power approximately 410,000 homes.

It's a joint venture between two Norwegian energy companies, Statoil and Statkraft.

Appeal after man assaulted in Cromer

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which took place on Prince of Wales Road in Cromer.

At around 4.30pm on Tuesday 15 April 2014, a man in his 60s was assaulted by an unknown male as he walked along the road.

The victim was left with an injury to his cheek which required hospital treatment.

The offender is described as approximately 26 years old, 5 ft. 6 inches tall with short black hair and stubble. He was of muscular build and wearing a red jacket.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has information concerning it.

Contact PC Nick Robert at Cromer Police Station on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Cromer Pier closed in the interest of public safety following storm damage

Storm surge hits Cromer Pier. Credit: Charlie Crafer

Cromer Pier has been closed in the interests of public safety, as a result of damaged sustained during yesterday's storm.

Elsewhere in North Norfolk, rest centres in Holt and Wells are now shut as they are no longer needed.

The Lighthouse at Walcott remains open and is busy and, as a result, people are being directed, where possible, to Stalham Sports Hall where there is more capacity.

Currently there is a total of 50-60 people based at the Stalham and Walcott centres.

There has been some damage to shops and cafes in Wells, but shop owners are aware and premises are being boarded up.

Second whale washes up on Norfolk beach

Dead whale at Sea Palling Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Dead whale at Sea Palling Credit: Maritime and Coastguard Agency

A dead whale has been discovered on Sea Palling beach, three days after a minke whale washed up at Cromer.

The mammal, thought to be another minke, was found earlier today (Monday 25 November) in a remote area of the north east Norfolk beach.

Norfolk Cetaceans said: "This 5.8m young female has probably been dead no more than three to four days.

"She looked well fed and had no obvious fatal injuries. I suspect she may have got into shallow water on the landward side of the reefs here and couldn’t get back to sea."

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