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Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Waterways regeneration project, Great Yarmouth

In its heyday it was one of the most beautifully planted seafront gardens, feted nationwide for its bright colours.

Earl of Pembroke

An historic ship that doubles as a movie and TV star will be centre stage at Great Yarmouth’s Maritime Festival this year.

Australia
An Abellio Greater Anglia train. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

There is currently severe disruption to train services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth due to an obstruction on the line.

Great Yarmouth
Golden wedding couple Jean and Noel Hicks. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Childhood sweethearts who sparked a nationwide police search when they ran off to get married 50 years ago revealed they are still together – and will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary later this year.

Scotland
Taken on Halvergate Marshes this morning whilst out collecting sound recordings of the dawn chorus as part of Water, Mills and Marshes: the Broads Landscape Partnership Scheme. Picture: Will Burchnall

As the sun slowly creeps above the Broads, warming the fresh morning air, the silence is gently broken.

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WELL! FANCY SEEING YOU HERE! An astonished Peggotty's spotted his first car parked outside the Albion public house in Gorleston many years after he last saw it.
Picture: SUBMITTED

My very first car, a company vehicle, was an unexpected subject in a batch of feed-back from recent columns – a surprise because the message was primarily about old gramophone records!

Labor
Yare Village, part of Breydon Water Holiday Park in Burgh Castle. Picture: James Bass

The inquest has opened into how a man died in a caravan fire at Breydon Water Caravan Park.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Yesterday, 23:27
Barton Wanderers
The lovely sound of bat on ball is filling the Norfolk airwaves.

Matt Collinge and Rob Setchell were the star men as Brooke recorded an impressive 110-win over morning leaders Cromer to join them at the top of the Premier Division table.

Alfie Hewett in action fro Great Britain at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Tokyo. Picture: Akira Ando

Alfie Hewett has again impressed for Great Britain in Japan but was unable to prevent a defeat to the host nation at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup.

Alfie Hewett
Alfie Hewett, left, helped Great Britain's men win the World Team Cup in Turkey last year and is trying to repeat that success in Japan. Photo: Mathilde Dusol

Norfolk wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett defeated world number six Gustavo Fernandez as Great Britain reached the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Japan.

Alfie Hewett
MCCA Unicorns Knockout Trophy. Norfolk (batting) vs Cumberland at Fakenham Cricket Club. At the crease is Lewis Denmark. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk fluffed their lines at Highfield Lawn as they squandered the chance to win their Minor Counties Unicorns Knockout Trophy group.

The EAPL table is starting to take shape.

Overseas star Chad Bowes finally made his first appearance of the season for struggling Fakenham on Saturday – and what a difference he made!

Alex Vincent

Great Yarmouth Events

Triple T Productions

Final preparations are underway for Triple T Productions latest show, Rockin’ the Musicals, at the Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome. This year’s show features both the adult and student strands of the company joining forces for the first time with a cast of over 50, in a night’s entertainment packed with songs and dances from all-time classic rock and pop musicals.

Pinocchio the Ballet at St George's Theatre, Great Yarmouth

Ballet Theatre UK tell the tale of a wooden puppet carved from pine with but only one wish…to become a real boy in a magical production of Pinocchio The Ballet.

United Kingdom
Steemy Dan

Top local tribute act Steemy Dan return to the Gorleston Pavilion on Saturday, June 18 to perform a set of classic tracks from the US jazz legends Steely Dan.

United States
Ron King with some of his work. The artist will be at Skippings Gallery in Great Yarmouth as part of an outreach project being delivered by the FlipSide Festival based at Snape in Suffolk.

A festival that has become a firm favourite in Suffolk is crossing the border and to bring an outreach project to Great Yarmouth.

Brazil
Time and Tide Museum Pharmacy

History lovers have the opportunity to sample the town’s collections at three of its museum’s after dark tonight, 6-10pm.

Norfolk Entertainment

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend Events: Fairy Fair at Sennowe Park, Medieval Re-enactment at Castle Rising Castle and Houghton International Horse Trials. (L-R)

Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across Norfolk on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

White Nights at the Adnams Spiegeltent for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

From a flooded production of The Tempest to Adnams Spiegeltent fun and more, the city and county has been packed full of all things cultural over the last fortnight – and there is lots more in store for audiences during the Norfolk and Norwich Festival’s final weekend.

Norwich Arts Centre
The Lord Mayor of Norwich Marion Maxwell pictured with Herbie.
 Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A cheeky horse tried to steal a sip of the Lord Mayor’s pint as Norwich City of Ale 2016 got underway.

Norwich
Gabrielle is performing at this year's Festival Too in King's Lynn

Multi-platinum selling artist Gabrielle and 90s indie band The Wonder Stuff are among the acts appearing at this year’s festival in King’s Lynn, it has been announced.

King's Lynn
NNF16. Lera Lynn. Photo: supplied.

There are times when the Spiegeltent tent tingles: listening and watching to Lera Lynn was one of those times.

NNFreview

Norfolk Sport

Action from the 2015 sevens tournament at North Walsham. Picture: Hywel Jones

North Walsham have attracted a record number of teams for their annual sevens tournament, which is being held at Scottow on Sunday.

Norfolk Ladies ahead of their opening match of the 2016 season, against Scotland at Fakenham CC. Back row, from left, Kevin Denmark (manager ) Stephen Girling, Robyn Edge, Aimee Palmer, Amie Hutchinson, Peggy Tirimanna, Caitlin Dye, Hannah Free, Candy Cornelius, Tom Davies (coach), Front row, Morgan Burt, Shannon Spencer, Beth Harmer, Emily Woodhouse (captain) Bethan Cornell, Lauren Hemp, Rachel Chettleburgh.

Norfolk’s women’s team take centre stage at Manor Park on Sunday when they take on Netherlands.

Scotland
England's Emma Pooley, pictured with the silver medal she won in the time trial during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, is backing the launch of the Norfolk Sports Academy. Picture: John Giles/PA Wire.

Norwich cycling star Emma Pooley is among the high-profile supporters of a new academy to develop promising elite Norfolk athletes.

University of East Anglia
The lovely sound of bat on ball is filling the Norfolk airwaves.

Matt Collinge and Rob Setchell were the star men as Brooke recorded an impressive 110-win over morning leaders Cromer to join them at the top of the Premier Division table.

Barton Wanderers
Action from the King's Lynn Stars v Swindon Robins - Mads Korneliussen in heat 5. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Niels-Kristian Iversen slammed in a 15-point maximum but it was Robert Lambert who stole the show with a last-heat pass that salvaged a draw for Lynn.

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