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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

Friday, October 20, 2017

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

Review: Stacia Briggs samples some spooky circus fun at Great Yarmouth

Jack Jay

Lingwood singer Leon Mallett has failed to make it to the live shows of The X Factor.

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.


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


Norfolk Entertainment

A Norwich performance group has been reaching for the stars with its performance at this year’s Hostry Festival.


A boy band who rose to fame after appearing on last year’s series of the X Factor will be coming to Lowestoft.

He got a showbiz leg-up decades ago as a comedian at Cromer’s Seaside Special.

A tale of passion, tragedy and intrigue is taking to the stage at Norwich’s Hostry Festival this week.

A night of frightful fun and eerie entertainment returns to Norwich this Halloween as the Spooky City parade takes place.


Norfolk Sport

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


Dereham Town will go top of Bostik Division One North if they take all three points at AFC Hornchurch tonight.

Haverhill Borough

There were only two matches played in the First Division of the Open Snooker League where leaders Spireites A were defeated by Broadland A 5-4.

Thetford Town have been handed a home draw in the second round of the FA Vase against Wisbech Town if they can see off Debenham LC in their first round replay on Tuesday night.

Thurlow Nunn Premier Division

Old Hall bounced back from their opening game defeat in the Norfolk CIBA County Bowls League to win away at Wymondham B.

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