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UK Power Networks. Photo: PA/Yui Mok

Hundreds of homes are being affected by power problems in Great Yarmouth.

UK company Southpaw will perform Carousel, “an enthralling tale of the fairground after dark”, on one of the two new Great Yarmouth seafront sites for the Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts funded by an Arts Council grant secured by the Great Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area.

Spectacular, quirky and breath-taking international performances will take place along Great Yarmouth seafront in this year’s Out There Festival with the help of a £70,000 grant.

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Can you give Buffy and Fluffy a new home? Picture RSPCA

If you are looking for a new pet, then look no further as the RSPCA have many animals that need a home in Norfolk.

The annual seafront summer fireworks kick off tonight in Great Yarmouth, with hopes plenty of people will turn out to watch the display.

The launch of the Great Yarmouth air show set for June 2017.
The Twister Duo performing in the sky above Hopton.


Picture: James Bass

Two councillors will join one of the groups organising the Great Yarmouth Air Show, after concerns were raised that residents didn’t know enough about the plans.

Graham Plant
Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

An English man was killed when a tractor rolled on to him at his property in Italy, an inquest has heard.

Part of the unpatrolled area of Sea Palling beach. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A swimmer who drowned off a Norfolk beach was on holiday visiting his son, an inquest heard this morning.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Monday, July 18, 2016
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Robert Purton in bat for Cromer on Saturday. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Batsman Dean Robinson trumped his remarkable 2016 top score to inspire promoted North Runcton’s latest triumph.

Declan McAvoy's time as a Linnet didn't last long. Picture: LEN BERESFORD

Declan McAvoy has performed a U-turn and returned to Great Yarmouth Town despite signing for King’s Lynn Town earlier this summer.

Jake Reed
Cricket.
Norfolk Alliance: Lowestoft (batting) v Thetford Town (bowling/ fielding) at the Denes Oval.
Lowestoft batsman caught out.

Picture: James Bass

Brooke almost took full advantage of the wet weather to open up a 15-point gap at the top of the Premier Division.

Premier Division
Alfie Hewett celebrates victory in the men's wheelchair doubles on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Norwich has its first ever Wimbledon champion – after an impressive performance from Alfie Hewett in the men’s wheelchair doubles final.

Nicolas Peifer
Alfie Hewett (left) and Gordon Reid celebrate their victory in the men's wheelchair doubles on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The life of Norwich-born wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett has been turned upside down by his wonderful Wimbledon success.

Nicolas Peifer

Great Yarmouth Events

Jonathan Wyatt Big Band will perform at the Mundesley Festival next month

A seaside entertainment festival is raising cash for a good cause with a mix of comedy, music and old style glamour.

United Kingdom
The Togni brothers who thrilled the Britain's Got Talent audiences and judges.

This summer, the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the Seven Wonders of the British Seaside, by a national newspaper, presents its 113th Summer Spectacular.

United Kingdom
Mary Poppins at Norwich Theatre Royal.

It is a magical film and book with a timeless charm.

Norwich
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.

Norfolk Entertainment

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

There is just one weekend of events left for this year’s Holt Festival but there’s still chance to catch some of the most exciting shows in the north Norfolk town.

Edinburgh
Several of the aircraft which will be on display and performing during the Old Buckenham Airshow in July.
Pictured is a 1943 Staggerwing with the Wildcats

This weekend Old Buckenham Airfield will be playing host to its annual airshow, which last year saw the team succeed in putting Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) back in her Goldfinger Helicopter after 50 years. This year there are lots more exciting events taking place that you just won’t want to miss.

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Weekend Guide: Old Buckenham Airshow, Phil Nichol at Laugh In The Park and Gorleston Cliff Top Festival. (L-R)

Looking for something to do on Saturday or Sunday? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place across the county.

18-foot lobster to visit Norwich's Castle Mall. Picture submitted.

A giant 18-foot tall red lobster is to visit Norwich’s Castle Mall as part of summer of fun at the shopping centre.

Norwich
Jonathan Wyatt Big Band will perform at the Mundesley Festival next month

A seaside entertainment festival is raising cash for a good cause with a mix of comedy, music and old style glamour.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Sport

Liam Walsh on the way to victory over Troy James.

Cromer’s Liam Walsh will face Russian Andrey Klimov in October on the final step towards a world title fight.

James Hale had a good match for Norfolk, scoring a total of 102 runs and only being dismissed once. Picture: TIM FERLEY

The second match of the annual Norfolk Festival of Cricket ended in disappointment for the hosts yesterday when they slid to defeat at the hands of Lincolnshire.

France
The Norfolk men's team  who were in County Cup action.

Norfolk’s men and women suffered very differing fortunes at this year’s Aegon Summer County Cup week.

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Will Smith. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Dereham’s Will Smith is vowing to bounce back from his latest slice of Paralympic heartbreak.

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Lowestoft Town (blue/ white) v Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.
Pre Season Friendly.
Andrew Fisk.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town enjoyed their best work-out of pre-season so far despite going down to a 3-1 defeat against Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.

Lynn Town

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