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Bomb threat "a hoax"

Norfolk Police have confirmed that a bomb threat at a supermarket in Great Yarmouth was a hoax.

Bomb disposal experts from Colchester were called to the Tesco Extra store at Pasteur Road in Great Yarmouth at around 7pm. They used a remote-controlled robot to carry out an explosion just inside the main door of the store.

The supermarket had been evacuated soon after 4 o'clock this afternoon, following what's believed to have been a threatening phone call. Other nearby businesses were also evacuated and a 200 metre cordon put in place.

It's not yet been announced when the 24 hour store will reopen.

Controlled explosion at Tesco store

A bomb disposal unit has carried out a controlled explosion at a supermarket in Great Yarmouth.

The bomb disposal unit at the store in Great Yarmouth Credit: ITV

Bomb disposal experts from Colchester carried out the explosion at the Tesco Extra store at Pasteur Road at around 8pm. The store had been evacuated soon after 4 o'clock this afternoon, following what's believed to have been a threatening phone. Other nearby businesses were also evacuated and a 200 metre cordon put in place.

The store was evacuated shortly after 4pm on Friday Credit: ITV

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Great Yarmouth Tesco store evacuated

A Tesco store has been evacuated Credit: PA

The Tesco store on Pasteur Road in Great Yarmouth has been evacuated and is temporarily closed after it's believed a telephone threat was received.

Norfolk Police say they are currently attending an incident. People living in the area are being asked not to travel to the store.

Potters Leisure Resort closed due to Norovirus outbreak

Potters Leisure Resort closes due to Norovirus outbreak. Credit: Google Street View

Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton near Great Yarmouth has had to close following an outbreak of winter vomiting bug, Norovirus.

An event celebrating the life of the resort's late chairman Brian Potter due to take place on Wednesday has been cancelled.

The resort has apologised to guests due to check in this week and will be offering them a full refund. They aim to reopen on Friday.

The wellbeing of our guests and staff is paramount and therefore we have made the decision to temporarily close, so that we can conduct a thorough deep cleanse to end the virus. We have advised the relevant public health authorities and they have praised our preventative course of action. Guests due to check in today have been contacted to advise them of the closure and will receive a full refund.

We apologise for the inconvenience that this will have caused our guests, but believe that this unprecedented move is necessary.

– Potters statement

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Former Ukip candidate cleared on first four counts of electoral fraud

Former Ukip candidate Matthew Smith Credit: ITV News Anglia

A former Ukip candidate has been cleared of four counts of electoral fraud in Norfolk, while two other party members have also been cleared over any involvement relating to council elections in 2013.

Matthew Smith was suspended from Ukip after allegations of forged signatures on nomination forms. Yesterday 60 year old Michael Monk from Hopton and Daniel Thistletwaithe who's 19 and from Belton were found not guilty at Norwich Crown Court. The jury is still considering a total of five charges against Mr Smith. He pleads not guilty.

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