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Colin Cole

A group of local bicycle riders will be taking part in a 140 mile cycle challenge in the name of charity.

The Great Yarmouth group in twin town Rambouillet, France

Sixty years of twinning and civic events were celebrated at the first of a two part strengthening of friendship and ties.

European Union
Catenian Association

Members of the Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association, together with their families, attended the 11am mass at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Great Yarmouth, to celebrate its traditional annual President’s Sunday.

Stavros Flatley

After a successful sellout, Talents Of Britain is coming back bigger and funnier for its 2016 Autumn tour and featuring top stars of variety, comedy, dance and music.

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Gorleston Horticultural Society

Gorleston Horticultural Society holds its annual Summer Show on Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3, in a marquee on Gorleston Cliffs.

Official launch of the Great Yarmouth Sports Awards 2016.
Professional basketball player Patrick Manifold and GB shot putter and Commonwealth Games finalist Sophie McKinna with Yamana Partridge, Great Yarmouth Mayor Malcolm Bird, Alex Bond, Penny Carpenter and John White.

Picture: James Bass

Talented sports stars and volunteers are to be recognised at an annual awards-do to find the best talent in Great Yarmouth.

Sentinel Leisure Trust
The Glovis Spendor docks in Great Yarmouth with over three thousand Hyundai motor cars for delivery in the United Kingdonm. This vessel is the largest to have docked in Great Yarmouth.

Jason Mitchell Photography

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At 200m in length, and weighing in at 64,000 tonnes, the biggest vessel to ever berth to Great Yarmouth was welcomed into the port last week.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Will Chris Baker be able to add outdoor glory to his British indoor crown? Picture: BRITISH ATHLETICS/GETTY IMAGES

Chris Baker knows he’s within touching distance of securing automatic qualification for Rio 2016 this summer.

United Kingdom
Cricket action from the East Anglian Premier League match between Norwich v Swardeston - Norwich in bat with Swardeston fielding. Sanjay Mishra batting for Norwich. 


Overnight rain accounted for two of the three East Anglian Premier League matches scheduled for Norfolk on Saturday – and Swardeston’s players would doubtless have preferred it if the other one had suffered the same fate.

Peter Lambert
Downham are gaining some momentum in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

Downham Town appear to be finding their feet after making a wretched start to their Premier Division campaign.

Barton Wanderers
North Elmham opener James White demonstrates his ability with the bat. Picture: MIKE WYATT

A somewhat wetter weekend than last saw some games succumb to the bad weather in the Norfolk League, writes Mike Ridout.

Barton Wanderers

Great Yarmouth Events

One of the vehicles taking part in last year's rally.

Classic cars are adding extra drive to a £5m charity appeal at Great Yarmouth.

Ghost Walks, Yarmouth

Get ready for a second year of scares and screams as the Great Yarmouth Ghost Walks begin again this summer!

St Georges Theatre, a befeit show for Carla Balls

Local performer Carla Balls has achieved a place at Evolution Foundation College in September and a benefit concert is being organised to help her with the financial costs.

Steve Hewlett

Comedy ventriloquist Steve Hewlett has his own show of fun, laughter, and famous puppets for all the family.

Chorus of St Cecilia

The Chorus of St Cecilia is once again busy preparing and rehearsing for its Summer Concerts! 2016.

Norfolk Entertainment

Tanya Burr with the Manuka Doctor Youtuber Award  at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2016. Ian West/PA Wire

Norwich-born YouTube superstar Tanya Burr is holding a book signing in the city on Sunday at a secret location.

The Lord Mayor's Celebrations fireworks at the Norwich Castle. 2010 Photo: Denise Bradley

A weekend bonanza of art, culture and creativity will cram itself into the medieval streets of Norwich this weekend as the city again embraces the highlight of the summer – the Lord Mayor’s Celebration.

Alan Waters
Latitude Festival 2016

Further exciting musical and non-musical additions have been announced for this year’s Latitude festival.

What's on in Norwich - (L-R) Rebecca Newman, Mary Poppins and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Looking for something to do in the city on Friday evening? Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place.

24-25 June 2016. Mercy XS, Norwich. Photo: Andy Hart

Did you go out in Norwich last weekend? We’ve gone inside some of the city’s hottest clubs and bars to see who’s been out and about, see if you can spot yourself in our gallery below.


Norfolk Sport

Sophie Wright finished fourth in the junior womens race at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships. 

Horsford cyclist Sophie Wright had added to her European junior title by securing fourth place at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships.

David Freezer
Iwan Roberts believes the Welsh can continue to enjoy their Euro ride.

Iwan Roberts is pinching himself to make sure he is living the Welsh dream at Euro 2016.

Iwan Roberts
Playing tennis at Heigham Park.  Photo: Bill Smith

Wimbledon fortnight is when tennis fever hits the nation and people reach for their racquet and dust off their backhands. Here are some of the best places in Norwich to try your hand at the game.

University of East Anglia
North Walsham head of rugby James Brooks, left, is welcomed to Scottow by president David Horne, centre, and playing director Alan Hepburn. Picture: Richard Polley

Excitement ahead of the new season has shot up at North Walsham after former Northampton Saints fly-half James Brooks was unveiled as the Vikings’ new head of rugby.

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Ashley Watson on his way to a half-century in Norfolks rain-affected three-day draw at Cambs in May. Picture: TIM FERLEY

Norfolk resume their Unicorns Minor Counties Championship campaign with a trip to Staffordshire this weekend.

Chris Brown

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