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A teenager accused of murdering Great Yarmouth man Andrew McGowan, has appeared in court.

Gravestones along a wall of the western section in the church cemetery at Caister.

Picture: James Bass

A battle is on to create more room at a village cemetery, which will soon not have enough space to take any more burials.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Opening of a dementia garden at Rosewood.
Corinne Smith with Margaret a day resident being shown around the garden.

Picture: James Bass

A new £25,000 dementia garden was officially opened this week following one community hub’s successful funding campaign.

Students and staff from Great Yarmouth College with Paul Oxley, Stakeholder Manager, Abellio Greater Anglia and James Reeve, Area Customer Service Manager, Abellio Greater Anglia

Abellio Greater Anglia has recently teamed up with Great Yarmouth College to enable a group of students to adopt and volunteer at Great Yarmouth station, in order to help develop their key skills.

Abellio Greater Anglia
Owner Sharon Tomasso in one of the treatment rooms at the newly opened Acle Physical Therapy clininc. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A new physical therapy clinic aiming to resolve the public’s muscular aches and pains opened its doors in Acle this month.

Great Yarmouth Library on Tolhouse Street.
May 2011

Picture: James Bass

Festive fixers and Christmas crafters can enjoy two free craft workshops in the first week of December, culminating in a Christmas craft fair at the Great Yarmouth Library.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
The first afternoon session of the Winter Beer and Cider Festival at  St George’s Theatre.
November 2015.

Picture: James Bass

The first-ever winter edition of the Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival gets under way today at St George’s Theatre.

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Norwich United will be looking to bounce back from their FA Vase exit by progressing in the Norfolk Senior Cup this afternoon.

Ricci Butler blew his top after Saturday's defeat.

Boss Ricci Butler admits Gorleston’s FA Vase exit has left a sour taste in his mouth.

Joel Watts
Some of Great Yarmouth & Caister Golf Club's 2015 champions.

A four-ball team event, the ‘November Knock’ with the best two scores being recorded on each hole, saw 24 teams enjoy a shotgun start event that was followed by a salute to the Great Yarmouth and Caister Club’s 2015 golfing champions.

Great Yarmouth
Lowestoft Town, blue, are not in action this evening. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

The third of five scheduled matches involving our area’s semi-professional clubs this evening has been called off.

The Planters are our area's only remaining side in the FA Vase after Gorleston, green, and Kirkley & Pakefield exited the competition on Saturday. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Norwich United will make a second attempt at staging their FA Vase clash against Hullbridge Sports this evening.


Great Yarmouth Events

GY Minster christmas concert

The Chorus of St Cecilia with their musical director Matthew Hardy are in full preparation for their Christmas Festive Concerts.

GY Minster christmas concert

With only three weeks to go until the opening night of Cinderella at St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth, the cast are busy, busy, busy in rehearsals - apart from a night off for Cinderella and her Ugly Sisters to switch on the Christmas tree lights last week.

Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts at a reduced price ahead of the festive season.

Reportedly the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts and electrical goods at a reduced price ahead of the festive season. Here we share the discounts on offer at Great British Life available 27 - 30 November 2015

Last year's John Lewis Christmas TV advert featured Sam and Monty the penguin, but can you remember other TV adverts from Christmas past? Photo: John Lewis/PA Wire

How well do you know Christmas TV adverts from years gone by?


The TestostaTones, an acapella doo-wop group who have sung for the Queen, Elton John and David Beckham and been featured live on BBC Radio 2, are performing at St George’s Theatre on Saturday, December 5 with their festive show Totally Christmas.

Norfolk Entertainment

Father Christmas on the Bure Valley Railway.

Find some of the best things to do in our region this weekend with our guide to what’s on.

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe at The Maddermarket Theatre. Picture: Mark Ivan Benfield

Aslan the lion and the White Witch are heading to Norwich this Christmas as the magical world of Narnia casts its spell on a city theatre.

Norwich Puppet Theatre's Celebrity Puppet Auction

An eclectic mix of colourful characters created by artists and celebrities has raised thousands of pounds for Norwich Puppet Theatre.

Emma Knights
Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts at a reduced price ahead of the festive season.

Reportedly the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday will see shoppers stock up on Christmas gifts and electrical goods at a reduced price ahead of the festive season. Here we share the discounts on offer at Great British Life available 27 - 30 November 2015

Richard Gauntlett as Nurse Dorothy Dumpling.

Norwich Theatre Royal’s pantomime dame has had to rethink her wardrobe after the British Red Cross complained about one of her outfits.

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Harvey Hodd was part of Norwich City's FA Youth Cup winning squad of 2013. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Lowestoft Town will be drawing inspiration from outside of Suffolk as they kick-start their latest quest to reach Wembley.

Ady Gallagher
Wroxham, blue, are getting some bodies back. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Wroxham are on the road to Hertfordshire this afternoon as they visit Cheshunt, writes Adrian Gowling.

Stewart Larter
Amelia Williamson pictured after her ESGA success.

Norfolk can now boast two young players in national squads after Amelia Williamson joined Toby Briggs in the England Under-16 set-up.

United Kingdom
Winners of the Leicester Tigers Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup under-12s competition, North Walsham. Picture: onEdition

The Aviva Premiership final may be six months away but North Walsham Under-12s will be counting down the days after booking their spot at Twickenham with victory in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.

Norwich School
Nar Valley Fisheries recorded its fifth reported 40lb-plus carp of the season. Chris Abbott fished Lake Geneva for a 48-hour session and ended up with the catch of a lifetime. Chris, a former site record holder, had fish rolling in front of him and the result was a common of 30lb 12oz, mirrors of 33lb 12oz, 37lb 4oz  and the Nar Valley Fisheries record mirror of 45lb 2oz.

The big blow from the Arctic snow plains passed without visible damage to Broads fish stocks populating the vulnerable tidal rivers open to toxic sea surges.


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