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Event aims to help tackle obesity in Great Yarmouth

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People in Great Yarmouth have been given help and advice on how to get fit and healthy.

Health experts from Mytime Myway set up a stall at the town's Tesco store to hand out information about lifestyle courses and weight management programmes in the area.

Mytime Myway was commissioned by Great Yarmouth and Waveney Council in 2013 to deliver adult weight management across the region.

Its event on January 11 was one of several held across the UK as part of National Obesity Awareness Week.

Click here to find out more about Mytime Myway


Priest arrested over indecent images

A priest from Norfolk has been arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children.

Father David Jennings was appointed parish priest at St Mary's in Great Yarmouth in 2012.

Norfolk Police confirmed a 56-year-old man had been released on police bail.

In a statement, the Diocese of East Anglia said Father Jennings had voluntarily withdrawn from all active ministry, as a governor at St Mary's Primary School in Gorleston, and as a member of the Safeguarding Commission for the Diocese of East Anglia.

But it said the priest's withdrawal from his duties "makes no judgement of guilt of innocence".

The Right Revd Alan Hopes, Bishop of East Anglia, said: "The safeguarding of children and vulnerable people is of paramount importance to the Catholic Church."

Former waxworks museum up for sale

Heads from the House of Wax
Heads from the House of Wax Credit: ITV Anglia

A foreign buyer is thought to have bought up the waxworks from an attraction in Great Yarmouth. Models from the House of Wax gained a cult reputation for bearing little resemblance to their subjects.

The couple who ran the museum are in their 80s and decided to close last year. Now the building which used to house the collection is on the market for £375,000.


Emergency fund set up in Great Yarmouth for those affected by the tidal surge

An emergency recovery fund is being set up in Great Yarmouth, to help those most affected by last week's tidal surge.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council said it will use some of its reserves, to help people who have lost their homes.

A leaflet explaining how people can apply for help is being delivered to residents. They are also applying to the Environment Agency for a grant to help with clear-up costs.

Historic murder investigation seeks woman caller

Detectives in Great Yarmouth, investigating a murder 29 years ago say they want to talk to a woman who called them at the time.

They believe she may hold a vital clue to the circumstances surrounding the death of 24 year old Peter Miller who was stabbed in his home on Camden Place in 1984.

The woman rang asking to speak to a female officer on Sunday 30th December that year but wouldn't leave her name.

Kate Prout reporting live from Gorleston earlier this evening

There's been widespread disruption with the east coast hit by, what's thought to be, the worst storm surge since 1953.

Thousands have evacuated their homes and businesses; power is down in many parts of the region and transport networks have also suffered.

Click below to see Correspondent Kate Prout reporting earlier this evening in Gorleston, near Great Yarmouth:

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