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Hemsby’s independent lifeboat crew is once again getting ready to throw open the station doors and welcome visitors for their annual lifeboat day.

Richard Gooding and Hugh Edgell (left) who are both long serving volunteers with NCI Coastwatch, having served a combined 39 years.

Perched 26 foot high and armed with binoculars, radios and a keen eye, Hugh Edgell and Richard Gooding have been keeping seaside visitors safe for decades.

Royal Navy

HOUND DOG NICKNAMED ELVIS THANKS TO HIS PERMANENT CURLED LIP. 

Picture: photo-features.co.uk

A rescue hound who suffered horrific injuries in a dogfight has been named after rock ‘n’ roll royalty - as his scars have left him with an appearance just like The King.

Great Yarmouth
The funeral has taken place of former council chief Jane Ratcliffe.  Picture: James Bass

The funeral of former Great Yarmouth Borough Council chief executive Jane Ratcliffe has taken place in Diss.

Shirley Weymouth
Dance Estelle show at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

For the packed audience at the Great Yarmouth Hippodrome it was an irresistible invitation: Let’s Dance.

Dusty Miller who celebrates his 80th birthday this week and celebrating almost 60 years on the beach in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

They may not be from the Antarctic but even the South American Humboldt penguins at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre were sweltering a bit in the recent heat. Luckily for the eight-strong flock of penguins living on our east coast, their quick-thinking keepers have set up a refreshing cold water shower to help cool down and all this week have been preparing tasty iced fish cakes to keep the critters chilly enough for comfort.

NHS
James and Joanne Dudley who were staying in Sousse in Tunia when the gunman opened fire on the beach a few metres away

A Bradwell couple who were caught up in the Tunisian beach terror attack said they feel lucky to have survived - as they left the beach just minutes before the gunman opened fire.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

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Diss Town

Non-league teams competing in the FA Trophy and FA Vase competitions have today discovered who they will face in the early rounds this season.

Non-league teams begin the road to Wembley in the FA Cup extra preliminary round. Picture: PA

Non-league teams entering the FA Cup have today discovered who they will face in the early qualifying rounds in the world’s most famous cup competition.

Mark Garrett, of Norwich Road Runners, smiling for the photographer.

Overwhelmed was the response of race director Pat Brightman to the record 519 entries in the eight Humpty Dumpty 10K, which included Louis Miller who aged 85 finished with daughter Sarah.

Norwich

Great Yarmouth Town Football club joint first team managers Adam Mason and Martyn Sinclair have been organising playing staff for the 2015/16 season by securing the majority of last season’s squad and bringing in new signings.

Brian Whitwood on his way to top scoring for Elmham with a fine 73. Picture: MIKE WYATT

After some wet weather of late, the sun shone on the cricketers and several sides took full advantage, writes Mike Ridout.

Mike Ridout

Great Yarmouth Events

Sara Pascoe. Comedian. Photo: Edward Moore.

Comedian and writer Sara Pascoe - recognisable from Live at the Apollo, 8 of 10 Cats and Mock the Week - is the latest in a series of headliners to top the bill at the monthly WCB Comedy nights at St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth.

United Kingdom
Toyah Wilcox will be appearing at St George's Theatre this autumn

St George’s have released their new brochure for the rest of the year and what an array of shows they have coming up.

The Pantaloons are staging Pride and Predjudice at Fairhaven, South Walsham

Jane Austen’s literary classic Pride and Prejudice gets the full Pantaloons treatment in an innovative new adaptation, being performed at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden in South Walsham tonight (Friday).

Megan Storer

Talented flautist Megan Storer, winner of the prestigious Senior Recital and Festival Musician of the Year Awards at the 2015 Competitive Festival, is set to delight her audience with her excellent playing once again.

Cambridge
Westcoast

Westcoast are not another tribute act, they are an entertainment experience celebrating the iconic music of The Beach Boys.

United States

Norfolk Entertainment

Artist Carolyn Ash, right, repairs GoGoDragon! GoGoMosaic at Tombland with help from Charlotte Disney, business development and marketing manager for Leathes Prior Solicitors, after two spoons and a fork were removed from its head. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One of Norwich’s GoGoDragons! has been repaired and is once again standing proud in Tombland.

Norwich
The baby GoGoDragons! are lined up ready to get on the coach for their move to Castle Mall, Chapelfield, and the Forum. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A blaze of 120 baby dragons have flown in to join the GoGoDragons! fun in Norwich.

Overjoyed eight year old Corey Pettifer who picked up his last GoGoDragon stickers to complete his sticker book. Photo : Steve Adams

Eight-year-old dragon hunter Corey Pettifer is super excited after snapping up all the stickers for his GoGoDragons! album.

Norwich
The Script at Thetford Forest - Lee Blanchflower/99PROBS Music Media

Chart-topping Dubliners The Script were back at Thetford last night to kick-start a weekend of big-name open-air concerts at the forest venue.

Val Doonican (right) with Arthur Askey in 1967.

A Norwich theatre has paid tribute to Irish singer and TV entertainer Val Doonican who has died aged 88.

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Norfolk Sport

Sam Gaughran wearing the captain's armband for Lowestoft Town last season. Picture: TOM SMITH/FOCUS IMAGES

Defender Sam Gaughran has this afternoon completed his return to The Walks after signing for King’s Lynn Town.

non-league
Ady Gallagher, manager of Lowestoft Town. 
Picture by Michael Sedgwick/Focus Images Ltd

Lowestoft Town will return to league action with a home game against AFC Telford United to kick-off their new campaign.

First day of the Royal Norfolk Show 2015. The new NCFC kit for the 2015/16 season.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich City FC has announced that its new home kit has smashed the club record for first-day sales.

Taverham Hall's first XI won their county cup final against Thorpe St Andrew. Pictured, back row from left, is: Charlie Greeves, Eddie Darley, William Woodhead, Ben Blowers, Elliot Fox, Saxon Earley, George Harrad; front Ben Chapman, Oliver Liston, Ben Granville, Louis Hart.

Congratulations have been sent to young cricketers at Taverham Hall School from one of English cricket’s best-known personalities.

BBC
Kings Lynns Carl Breeze locks up as he strains to keep Ollie Jackson, formally from Attleborough, at bay during his GT Supercup weekend at Croft. Picture: Jakob Ebrey

Carl Breeze demonstrated a championship-winning mentality with a storming comeback drive in the opening Ginetta Supercup GT4 race at Croft in North Yorkshire.

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