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Great Yarmouth High School

The headteacher at Great Yarmouth High School is confident it is on the right track, despite a difficult few years.

A bin storage area could become a focal point for Great Yarmouth after plans were submitted to the borough council to turn it into a new shop or cafe.

Great Yarmouth’s multi award-winning brewery Lacons hosted its annual Winter Gathering, to celebrate the launch of St Nick’s, their hand-crafted ale brewed for the festive season.


Management consultancy Do Different has teamed up with law firm Fosters Solicitors in a move the two companies say will bolster their offer to clients.

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After six months of planning, a movement has been set up to challenge party politics at a local level.

Lynne Connell

The significance of a first cannot be over-emphasised: first baby, first tooth, first day at school, first girl or boy friend, first job, first bike, motor-cycle or car... Of course, not all firsts are that significant, being more hum-drum and prosaic.


A teenage musician got the surprise of a lifetime when his band was chosen by Lionel Richie to open for him.


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Great Yarmouth Sport

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Sophie McKinna

Missing out on the Olympics may have proved painful for Sophie McKinna – but the Norfolk shot putter is setting her sights high for 2017.

Great Yarmouth kept pace with the top three in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division but had to work hard for their 2-0 win at bottom-of-the-table Clacton.

Adam Mason

Alfie Hewett’s magnificent year is set to conclude with Cantley’s Rio Paralympics silver medallist unexpectedly making his debut at next week’s NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London.

Alfie Hewett

Great Yarmouth Basketball has taken another big step in its development.

Marina Centre

Norfolk swimming star Jessica-Jane Applegate has launched a crowd-funding appeal to try and save her competitive career after seeing her funding dramatically cut.

Jessica-Jane Applegate

Great Yarmouth Events

Seachange Arts, the organisation behind the Out There Festival, celebrate Christmas at their newly refurbished Drill House in Great Yarmouth with three nights of Christmas cabaret in Naughty or Nice.

It’s just days until the start of the Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular which runs from December 10 to January 8, and advance bookings are a new record on any previous year.

Jack Jay

With less than a month to go until the big day, there are still plenty of events in Great Yarmouth to get you in the festive mood – and raise some money for good causes.

Cllr Malcolm Bird

Following on from their summer show, The Hits of the Rat Pack, Strictly Theatre Co is presenting a festive tribute to Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack and their infamous residence at the Sands Casino in Las Vegas.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and there are plenty of activities taking place over the next few days and weeks in the run up to Christmas.

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Norfolk Entertainment

Christmas shoppers in Cromer are being reminded there is free parking in the town for the Christmas lights switch-on this weekend.

He wore a flat cap and gaudy chain, carried a fake cigar and he was out to sell, sell, sell.

Buoyant ticket sales and a bumper year of successful shows will ensure outgoing Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive Peter Wilson leaves the organisation in a good position, the venue’s annual general meeting heard.

United Kingdom

Mustard TV will be bringing Christmas to the city centre on Saturday with their special festive party.


AniMotion has come to The Forum in Norwich over the festive period promising a unique family experience where visitors interact with the artworks.


Norfolk Sport

Work on plans to build a new health centre in Cromer is continuing - despite concerns it will leave the town’s football club homeless.

Tom FitzPatrick

King’s Lynn Stars will welcome back Kai Huckenbeck to their side for the 2017 SGB Premiership campaign.

Lynn Stars

New world champion Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula One, a Mercedes spokesman has said.

It is currently ranked one of the top six tennis courts in the country.

A new sports club which has welcomed more than 100 members since opening two months ago is appealing for sponsorship.

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