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More people will be treated for conditions in their own homes, without the need to be admitted to hospital, when a pioneering new way of offering care in Great Yarmouth fully comes into effect next week.

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.

Rev Graham Steel and John Clarke at Fleggburgh Church that has recieved support for a herritage lottery funded project to re-thatch the church roof and undertake other improvements.

A historic village church has received a boost with initial backing to fund a £270,000 project for redevelopment.

St Margaret's Church
GY Lions sleigh

Santa Claus is coming to town - and that town is Great Yarmouth as the Lions Club gear up for another year of spreading joy around the borough over the festive season.

Hemsby Lifeboat Crew member: Chris Batten.

Picture: James Bass

As part of the Mercury campaign to help Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service raise the money it needs to keep saving lives offshore and on the Broads, we will be getting to know the crew, who are all volunteers, who keep the service running not just out on the water but behind the scenes too.

Hemsby Inshore Rescue Service
Christian Hacon (left) and Richard Miles (Right) with the Fire Brigade petition. Picture Archant

Fire service cover in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston could be cut in half during the nights if new cost-cutting proposals are approved, claims the union.

Norfolk Fire Service
Police were called to a property in Dickens Court at 10.35pm on Saturday 14 November 2015 following reports of a disturbance. Officers discovered Andrew McGowan who’d sustained serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.

Police officers investigating the murder of Great Yarmouth man Andrew McGowan have been given additional time to interview two males who are currently in custody.

Dickens Court

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Joel Watts

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

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.

Norfolk Senior Cup
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.

FA Vase

Acle twice fought back from two goals down to cause a Norfolk Senior Cup upset at Swaffham Town.

Alex Vincent

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

Christian OConnell brings his show, youve ruined my morning to Norwich tonight. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Here’s a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Norwich Arts Centre
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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Stephen James (Renvale RT) drops down from the hedge bank. Picture: FERGUS MUIR

It was so muddy by the last race at the Redgrave cyclo-cross that Stephen James’ chainwheel threw off his chain on the very first lap.

Harleston Magpies prepare to defend a short corner during their draw in Brighton. Picture: Pat Leate

Harleston Magpies made the long journey to Brighton and returned home with a hard-earned point – although it should really have been all three.

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