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Great Yarmouth Town Hall's Victorian clock is back in working order

Great Yarmouth borough councillors have voted to increase its share of council tax at a full meeting.

The four men killed clockwise from top left, Peter Johnson, Tom Hazelton, Adam Taylor and Dan Hazelton.

A company and a director have admitted health and safety offences more than six years after the deaths of four men in Norfolk.

Norwich Crown Court
A field technician looking at a roadside cabinet.  Picture: James Bass

A surge of £11m investment led Norfolk County Council to announce 95pc of premises would have a superfast broadband connection by 2020 as their Better Broadband scheme continues.

Norfolk County Council
Andy Ninham carrying evidence bags in 2003. Photo:John Hocknell

Tributes have been paid to a retired Norfolk detective chief inspector who has been remembered as a ‘good and caring gentleman’ after he died.

Norfolk Police
The missing toy Puma. Picture: Louise Tiller

A mother has made a desperate plea to reunite her son with his beloved stuffed Puma toy.

SNAP meetings are being held

Great Yarmouth Police has released details of the next string of Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meetings in the borough.

Great Yarmouth Police
Ruth Straughan and Ian Walker standing by the new stained glass windows
Picture: JPUH

An artist has created four stained glass windows to brighten up the James Paget University Hospital’s day care unit.

James Paget University Hospital

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Martyn Sinclair
Recent aerial footage used for analysis & filmed by @skyvertical by drone. Picture: Skyverticle

Once limited to the world of science-fiction, James Bond or wildlife shows like Planet Earth, drones are becoming a far more common sight.

Match sponsor was vice-chairman Mick Payne and he awarded the Batemans man of the match to Kyle Ingram. Photo: David Hardy.

Gorleston got back to winning ways with two penalties helping them to a 3-0 home victory over Thetford in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division on Tuesday.

Great Yarmouth-Broadland II could not have started better at the weekend before losing 33-5 to local rivals Lowestoft & Yarmouth II.

Winterton Cricket Club wants you to play

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Winterton Cricket Club would love to hear from you.

Phoenix youngster Jack rises to the occasion

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Left to right: William, Jack, Billy and Samuel.

Five-year-old Jack Moore surprised his parents and instructors when he competed in the East of England Karate Championships in Clacton at the weekend.

United Kingdom

Great Yarmouth Events

Oulton Broad Dragon Boat Festival 2016

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Businesses, clubs and organisations from across the region have been getting their teams together for this year’s East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival.

A group of volunteers have set up a mobile soup kitchen that is now operationg in Yarmouth.
David Cosby, Gary Ward, Victoria Seabright, Jake Filby and Diane Haworth.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

A group which runs a soup kitchen to help the homeless is holding a rummage sale to raise vital funds.

Dizzy O'Dare, Seachange's resident company

A pair of new street arts shows from Great Yarmouth artists and performers have been commissioned as part of a prestigious national consortium.

United Kingdom
Dippy (left) the Humboldt penguin  and his friends enjoy their home at Gt Yarmouth Sealife Centre

Sea Life has teamed up with Macmillan Children’s Books to bring Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Snail and the Whale to their centres.

The Out There Festival of Circus and Street Arts 2013 taking place in Great Yarmouth. 

Picture: James Bass

Brexit won’t affect our plans.

European Union

Norfolk Entertainment

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The work of Turner Prize-winning British sculptor Richard Long is set to feature in a new exhibition called Land and Sky: Richard Long, at Houghton Hall. Here are 10 things you might not have known about the world-renowned artist.

Giselle at the Marina Thearre in lowestoft. PHOTO: Courtesy of Marina Theatre

A tragically romantic tale of a young girl who falls deeply in love, is set to be performed at the Marina Theatre.

United Kingdom

Rory Bremner – Party Political

David Cameron
Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory on the Main Stage, on day one of the Reading Festival 2013. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Floridian quartet have announced that their 20 Years of Pop Punk tour is expanding to include a show at The Nick Rayns LCR due to high demand.

The 1948 Powell and Pressburger film The Red Shoes has been adapted by choreographer and director Mathew Bourne. Picture: Johan Persson

The 1948 Powell and Pressburger film about a ballerina torn between the ambitions of two men, is his latest acclaimed ballet adaptation, using the music of Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann.

United Kingdom

Norfolk Sport

Fakenham Town booked their place in the last four of the Norfolk Senior Cup after beating Diss Town 2-1 in a replayed quarter-final last night.

Diss Town
Gary Setchell has left King's Lynn Town. Picture: TIM SMITH

King’s Lynn Town manager Gary Setchell has left the club, it has been confirmed.

Gary Setchell
Adam Boussif faces Ylies Djiroun at Contenders 18

He may be fighting a man known for his guillotine choke, but Adam Boussif says he has no fear of going to the ground with Ylies Djiroun at Contenders 18 on Saturday.

Attleborough taekwondo star is targeting the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Picture: Submitted

A young martial arts star has taken up a new ambassador role and hopes to inspire a new generation to get into sport.

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Hockey action

Harleston Magpies took the Premier Division derby honours as they came away from relegation threatened Dereham with a hard-fought 2-0 victory.

Premier Division

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