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Perhaps it would not have worked in a conventional theatre or a dance hall, but Great Yarmouth’s open-air Marina amphitheatre seemed tailor-made for Neville Bishop and his Wolves, stalwarts there for long summers post-war.

At first glance, so to speak, they would seem to be poles apart, and I do not know how they came to know one another because he lived here in Great Yarmouth while her home was 125 miles away.

Despite my oft-repeated claim that my lifelong ambition was to be a journalist, I must confess for a short time as a youngster I did fancy becoming... a dustman!

Although we are probably too embarrassed to admit it, most of us over-eat despite all those pledges to reduce the size of our platefuls and be sensible about our choice of food. Being careful most days lessens the guilty conscience when we pile up our plates with a traditional Sunday roast or relish the indulgence of crispy batter on a large shop-fried cod – with chips, of course.

Derek James salutes Norwich Stars speedway great Johnnie Chamberlain, the ‘Tom Thumb’ of the track.

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.

Great Yarmouth Sport

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Phoenix

In a tremendous tournament at the EIS Sports arena in Sheffield, 10 Phoenix Karate Schools squad members fought courageously to obtain four gold, three silver and four bronze medals.

Gorleston was bathed in glorious sunshine for the 272 people who chose to run or walk the weekly 5km park run.

Gorleston’s new boss Stewart Larter didn’t get off to the start he wanted as his side went out of the Norfolk Senior Cup to a side who play two divisions lower.

Connor Ingram

Acle United were dumped out of the Norfolk Senior Cup after suffering a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Wymondham Town.

Flegg High School

The home side were looking for a reaction after a poor display at the weekend and in the end did well to take a point after being reduced to 10 men in the second half.

Great Yarmouth Events

Lingwood singer Leon Mallett is vying for a place in The X Factor live shows tonight with a performance at the judges’ houses stage of the competition.

As Lingwood’s Leon Mallett makes it through to the next stage of The X Factor, here’s everything you need to know about the young singer.

ITV

From parades to dungeon tours, it’s all happening in Norfolk this half term.

Jack Jay

It’s that time of the year again when the leaves fall, Halloween is around the corner and the Spooktacular comes to the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth.

Peter Jay

Beyond the stacks of books visitors to Great Yarmouth library can enjoy a range of activities over half term.

Norfolk Entertainment

An exhibition of mini prints by East Anglian artists is currently on show in Norwich.

Cambridge

Pascal Canevet, chef patron of award-winning restaurant Maison Bleue, sings the praises of East Anglia’s produce and the two women who inspire him every day

United Kingdom

Lingwood singer Leon Mallett is vying for a place in The X Factor live shows tonight with a performance at the judges’ houses stage of the competition.

As Lingwood’s Leon Mallett makes it through to the next stage of The X Factor, here’s everything you need to know about the young singer.

ITV

Once home to a maharaja, a country estate in Norfolk welcomed a very different kind of royalty this weekend.

Norwich

Norfolk Sport

Harleston continued their fine start to the season with a 5-0 win at home over Caister in the Anglian Combination Premier Division.

division one

King’s Lynn Town surrendered their top spot after their game at bottom-of-the-table Gosport Borough was postponed owing to a waterlogged pitch.

For the neutral and home fans this game had everything you could hope for.

Wisbech Town will make an appearance in the second round proper of the FA Vase for the first time since 2014 after a thumping 4-0 win over Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division leaders Felixstowe & Walton United.

Wisbech Town

Dereham produced a quality performance to take all three points home from north London.

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