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Man and woman released under investigation following Gorleston inflatable trampoline death

Ava-May Littleboy Credit: Family Picture

Two people have been released from custody after being arrested in connection with the death of a girl in Norfolk.

Ava-May Littleboy, aged 3, died after being thrown from an inflatable trampoline on the Lower Esplanade in Gorleston on Sunday 1st July.

The man and a woman, both aged in their 40s and from the Great Yarmouth area, were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence.

They have now been released from custody. However, they remain under investigation while the enquiry continues.


National youth sailing regatta begins in Gorleston

298 young sailors are competing in the national youth regatta at Gorleston-on-sea Credit: ITV News Anglia

Nearly 300 youngsters are competing at the national youth regatta today (July 25), which is being held at Gorleston-on-sea.

A team of 30 school age sailors are flying the flag for Norfolk in the national regatta. And they are competing in sight of a Union flag donated by the nation's senior service.

Gorleston man Andy Goff, who is commodore of the National School Sailing Association regatta and is also a member at Broadland Rugby Club hopes the flag will inspire the young sailors during the event, which continues until Friday 29th July.

See Kate Prout's report here

"The rugby club was given the flag by a Royal Navy connection and we are pleased to fly it proudly over the regatta."

– Andy Goff, commodore of the National School Sailing Association regatta

Among the Norfolk sailors defending their titles is 12-year-old Emily Haslam from Buxton near Aylsham who has her sights set on winning a title having coming second in the "rookie class" last year.

"Taking part in a national event on the sea will be so different to sailing at Hickling - and the evening games are so much fun too."

– Emily Haslam

The prestigious event is expected to provide a £500,000 boost for the local economy.

Gorleston prepares for brass ensemble

Members of the Onyx brass ensemble

Visitors to Gorleston’s seafront this Sunday will hear a brass ensemble play a newly-commissioned piece of music.

As part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, Onyx Brass is visiting public spaces around the UK, with a programme of contemporary British music, including a new commission, Bronze and Iron, by composer David Sawer.

The five-piece chamber ensemble has been booked by Great Yarmouth Borough Council to play at Gorleston Bandstand, in the Pavilion Gardens from 3.30pm to 4pm.