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Work is to start in the summer on creating a 39-bedroom nursing home in Great Yarmouth by demolishing a former hotel building.

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Sadly, our hills will never be alive with the sound of music. Why? Because we suffer from the Hill Street blues, having no hill worthy of the name.

Attendance at a wide variety of events is routine for provincial journalists but throughout my decades in the profession, I never went to a soirée! Evening gatherings a-plenty, yes, but none had that French word on the invitation.

Most of us have burning questions which usually remain unanswered, provoking frustration when there appear to be no remaining untapped sources of information left.

Warning! Do not read this column if you are feeling queasy or otherwise under the weather!

That Scottish burr, perfect enunciation and expert timing were the trademarks of James Alexander Gordon, the BBC radio announcer whose voice on Saturday teatimes was familiar to listeners for decades as they listened to him reading out the classified football results.

Regular emails keep urging me to buy a new sat-nav because mine is no longer being updated.

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Two goals at the end of the first half helped pave the way to three points for the Greens against hosts who were reduced to 10 men for 50 minutes.

Great Yarmouth Town quickly put their drubbing at Histon behind them by seeing off FC Clacton at The Wellesley on Saturday.

Chris Holmes

Goals from Jack, Ethan, Alexander and four from Connor kept Great Yarmouth Town in fourth position in Under-16 Division One of the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League.

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Acle United continued their recent run of good form when beating near neighbours Caister 3-1 to help move them another place up the table.

Great Yarmouth Cycling Club’s 94th annual presentation dinner was held at the Royal Assembly Rooms.

Great Yarmouth Events

Brummie comedy star Jasper Carrott is coming to Great Yarmouth for a night of laughs and music from the 1970s and 1980s.

Looking for something to do in Norfolk? Here’s a look at some of the events taking place over the coming week.

United Kingdom

Five-star Potters Resort at Hopton has announced that Tokio Myers is headlining a one night at the resort on Sunday, March 18.

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Great Yarmouth-based arts organisation SeaChange Arts is launching The Monthly Do, a free monthly event offering workshops, performances and fun activities.

Norfolk adventure park BeWILDerwood has been crowned as one of the UK’s most popular attractions. ​

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Norfolk Entertainment

With plastic pollution now a worldwide concern, two zoos in Norfolk and Suffolk are launching a new initiative to protect our oceans.

Zoological Society of East Anglia

Craig Gillespie’s biopic of US figure skating champion Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie illuminates the 1994 attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan with a cast of unlikeable characters including her violent ex-husband and domineering mother.

United States

It’s chocs away for a Norfolk market town as its annual chocolate festival returns.

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How are children and adults impacted by the criminal justice system? New play [BLANK] aims to explore just that as young people from the region explore the raw reality of life in 2018.

A well-to-do wife learns that being a free woman is better than being a kept lady in Richard Loncraine’s comedy drama, choreographed to appeal to mature audiences who checked into The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

ITV

Norfolk Sport

Two goals at the end of the first half helped pave the way to three points for the Greens against hosts who were reduced to 10 men for 50 minutes.

Gorleston

Acle United continued their recent run of good form when beating near neighbours Caister 3-1 to help move them another place up the table.

The chairman of Lowestoft & Yarmouth has assured players and supporters that the club’s future is not at risk after the first XV dropped out of their league.

London

Lowestoft & Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club has been awarded the European OSY400 Hydroplane Championship event.

United Kingdom

Acle United beat local rivals Stalham Town to give themselves a little breathing space at the foot of the Anglian Combination Premier Division table.

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