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A landmark office block in Great Yarmouth has secured its first tenant since the completion of a £3m refurbishment by owners Citygate Developments.

Music Makers launch at St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth

Music has been called a universal language and now, a Great Yarmouth group, is using tunes to help people with dementia.

Shirley Weymouth
Debbie Jansen with her son Ben, daughter Tamara and husband Stephan.  Picture: James Bass

Ambitious plans for a network of parent-lead support groups across Norfolk are coming to fruition thanks to the passion and determination of a mum from 
Martham.

Norwich
The A143 between Haddiscoe and St Olaves.

Picture: James Bass

A man who was airlifted to hospital following an accident on the A143 at Haddiscoe on Saturday night has died.

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

A man was injured when he was attacked in Great Yarmouth.

Gorleston Clifftop Festival 2015
Keeping shelter from the rain.
Sunday afternoon.

Picture: James Bass

Smiles and brollies were on display as Gorleston’s Clifftop Festival entered its 17th year.

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PEGGOTTY PROPERTY?: Hawkins family children enjoy a dry boat trip in the Thirties, opposite buildings where one of the so-called huts was located pre-war.
Picture: SUBMITTED

TALK about confused.com! That insurance website address just about sums up my dilemma over Peggotty’s Hut. It is not that I have no home to go to: I seem to have too many, leaving me spoilt for choice.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Saturday, July 25, 2015
football

A host of the area’s semi-professional clubs will continue their preparations for the forthcoming season this afternoon.

Happisburg batsman Jamie Carter. Picture by Marie Meale Photography

May player-of-the-month winner Jamie Carter scored a mammoth 201 for unbeaten Happisburgh as the Division One leaders piled up 335-6 against bottom side Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway, who could only muster 190 in reply.

Tim Porter
Alfie Hewett, right, celebrates winning the British Open doubles title with Gordon Reid.

Teenager Alfie Hewett says the biggest doubles title win of his young career has got him dreaming about medal success at next year’s Paralympic Games in Rio.

Joachim Gerard
Jack Frohawk made an instant impression for the Linnets at Boston. Picture: IAN BURT

Frontman Jack Frohawk grabbed his opportunity to impress with both hands by netting in King’s Lynn Town’s latest warm-up match.

Sudbury
Norfolks golden girl, Jessica-Jane Applegate. Photo: Nick Butcher

Jessica-Jane Applegate saved her best for last as she ended a fantastic world championships on a stunning high.

Jessica-Jane Applegate

Great Yarmouth Events

Lesley White is starring in BBC 2 show, Hair. Picture: BBC

A go-getter mum is hoping to show others it’s never too late to follow dreams after she switched careers and landed a spot in a national TV competition. Lesley White moved to Hopton from her native south east London last year with the intention of continuing to work as an English teacher.

Great Yarmouth College
GYM Guide Pics

Are you ready to singalong and dance in the aisles? Then join the singing and dancing characters on August 1 at St George’s Theatre...dressing up is optional! Mamma Mia!

Hippodrome, Great Yarmouth

Now open for the summer season in a small street behind the seaside seafront in Great Yarmouth lies the amazing Hippodrome building that stages unbelievable things in the Opera House-style auditorium of a bygone age.

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GrooveJam

The summer seafront fireworks season in Great Yarmouth continues on Wednesday with live music in the Sealife Centre Gardens from 8pm, featuring GrooveJam and GemmaB, followed by the spectacular fireworks display at 10pm.

Holt Festival Art Prize - Bruer Tidman with his portait of partner Beth Narborough

Well-known Norfolk artist Bruer Tidman has won this year’s Holt Festival art prize.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Entertainment

Martin Johnson and Sherrie Halsey: Picture by Mark Benfield.

It was a 10-hour quest which required more than 46,000 footsteps and around 1,500 calories.

Norwich
Cambridge Touring Theatre's Robin Hood - The Musical. Photo: Chris Carroll-Davis

Cambridge Touring Theatre bring the iconic tale set in the English countryside of Robin Hood and his band of merry men to The Walks in King’s Lynn, plus music, theatre, art and a show about false hair! SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

United Kingdom
300 norfolk primary school children at the Auden Theatre in Holt watching the Classic Buskers and Neil Henry act as part of the Holt Festival.

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A diverse mixture of fiery showcases, art exhibitions and poetry readings made for a thrilling return of the seventh Holt festival.

United Kingdom
Lesley White is starring in BBC 2 show, Hair. Picture: BBC

A go-getter mum is hoping to show others it’s never too late to follow dreams after she switched careers and landed a spot in a national TV competition. Lesley White moved to Hopton from her native south east London last year with the intention of continuing to work as an English teacher.

Great Yarmouth College
Circus performers Jed Tizzard and Hew Jones entertain festival-goers at Rock Bodham. Picture: KAREN BETHELL

Organisers of north Norfolk’s annual Rock Bodham charity music festival are confident of equalling last year’s takings of £3,400, in spite of being forced by the weather to delay the event’s kick off time by two hours.

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Norfolk Sport

Shaun Bammant in action for Lowestoft Town during a 2-1 friendly defeat to Football League club Luton Town at Crown Meadow earlier this month. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pre-season preparations continue for Dereham Town and Lowestoft Town when the teams meet at Aldiss Park this evening.

Carter Cup semi-final - Brooke (bowling/fielding) v Swardeston (batting).
Will Minchin bowling to Peter Lambert.

The game was eventually called off due rain.

Picture: James Bass

Overseas star Chad Bowes was in the runs again as Fakenham stretched their lead at the top of the Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance Premier Division to 33 points.

Norwich
Carter Cup semi-final - Brooke (bowling/fielding) v Swardeston (batting).
Richard Sims in bat.

The game was eventually called off due rain.

Picture: James Bass

Swardeston lost their position at the top of the table after a rare rain-affected day in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Norwich
Lynn's Jack Frohawk. Picture: Ian Burt

An air of optimism tends to breeze through football stadiums at this time of the year.

Sudbury
Lee Stevenson netted twice for Lynn during their 4-1 friendly victory over AFC Sudbury. Picture: Ian Burt

Impressive Lynn came from behind to extend their unbeaten pre-season programme to four matches.

Sudbury

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