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You know the feeling. Traffic has been relentlessly heavy for mile after mile, hold-ups have added to frustration but at last you’ve turned on to the Acle New Road on your drive to Great Yarmouth.

Good riddance, I say, in response to the recent news that the traditional seaside deckchair has fallen out of favour with hirers and, consequently, is being widely withdrawn by coastal councils after perhaps a century and more of being a familiar staple of beach holidays and day trips.

The Ingham Swan began its life as a coaching inn around 600 years ago.

Mrs Peggotty and I went to the Theatre Royal recently – the one in Norwich, of course, because Great Yarmouth’s Theatre Royal was demolished in 1929 to make way for the construction of the much-lamented and long-demolished Regal Cinema.

Children across the region are returning to school this week after the summer holidays or face their first ever day in a classroom as they make new friends.

After a period in the dockside doldrums, the tide of success appears to be flowing into the port of Great Yarmouth. The public can catch only glimpses of sea-level activity in the Outer Harbour, but there are some fascinating high-rise structures visible for miles, a welcome sight for the many interested observers as well as the port’s owner.

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Ricci Butler ended his reign as Gorleston manager with a point at the weekend.

There was a limited league program in both senior divisions as the Norfolk Senior Cup got underway.

Premier Division

Newinn Shadow gave a sure-footed run to claim the East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth Stadium and make history by giving his trainer Charles Lister a 12th win in the event.

Derby

K9 Fight Team’s Monsoon Rising event at the Ocean Rooms was a packed out show with great results for local fighters.

Prince

Great Yarmouth Swimming Club hosted another successful development gala at the UEA pool in Norwich on Saturday.

Norwich

Great Yarmouth Events

A new series starring comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, hit Netflix on Friday (September 22).

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A pair of brothers from Lingwood have made it through to the next round of ITV’s The X Factor.

A ghostly theme park is the setting for this year’s Halloween Spooktacular at Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome Circus.

Peter Jay

From brilliant blooms to coastal scenes and abstracts - Great Yarmouth library galleries will be alive with talent and colour this week.

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After dozens of performers, actors and artists battled the elements to entertain the town on Saturday, the second day of the Out There Festival is set to take over Great Yarmouth again.

Seachange

Norfolk Entertainment

North Norfolk Photographic Society (NNPS) members had a chance to take tips from an expert, when they welcomed renowned photographer Ann Miles to their latest meeting.

United Kingdom

Wow - what a fantastic show which lived up to everything that I had hoped for. It had colour, excitement, music and lyrics with attitude right in your face. The louder it became the better it was. Their songs simply struck the spot and that sums up the Sixties Mod group The Small Faces.

A new series starring comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, hit Netflix on Friday (September 22).

Twitter

Rana Begum: Space Light Colour at The Sainsbury Centre, Norwich. Until October 1, 10am – 6pm Tuesday – Friday, 10am- 5pm Saturdays & Sundays. £7 (£6 concession)

Sainsbury

Norfolk YouTube sensation Jim Chapman will be holding a special event in Norwich to celebrate his new book, 147 Things.

YouTube

Norfolk Sport

Norwich made it three wins out of three after coming through their toughest test so far.

Norwich

Southwold went marching on at the top of the table with another emphatic win.

After a hugely successful season in the British Roller Derby Championships, the county’s top team, the Norfolk Brawds, made it to play-offs – and returned home victorious after winning two of their three games.

United Kingdom

An impressive three-try display by Holt in the first half was enough to give them their second successive win in London Eastern Counties Three, after an opening day defeat.

Norwich

North Walsham recovered from a half-time deficit to record an emphatic win in an astonishing match. After a lacklustre first-half display, the Vikings completely overwhelmed their opponents with eight unanswered tries, many from deep, in a wonderful display of running rugby.

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