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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.

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news that the traditional seaside deckchair has fallen out of favour with hirers and, consequently, is being widely withdrawn by coastal councils after perhaps a century and more of being a familiar staple of beach holidays and day trips.

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Aljezeera can make the most of a step down in class in the British Stallion Studs EBF Beckford Stakes at Yarmouth today.

The autumn grading of the Phoenix Karate Schools took place over two weekends at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy.

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy

There was plenty to cheer about at Gorleston Cliffs parkrun this week.


Great Yarmouth Town withstood a second half fightback from Wroxham on Friday to complete a superb league double over the Yachtsmen.

Aaron Sanders

Great Yarmouth-Broadland’s visit to North Walsham seconds was always going to be a tough match.

Great Yarmouth Events

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

SeaChange Arts will be providing a free afternoon of workshops, crafts and performances for all the family in their Drill House Open Day this Sunday, October 22 from 2pm in Great Yarmouth.


Local rock/pop band, The Uninvited, return to play a show at The Grange Freehouse, Ormesby, on Saturday, October 28.

Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre is shining a light on one of the ocean’s greatest predators in an interactive Shark Weeks adventure.

Sea Life Centre

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.


Norfolk Entertainment

Grammy award-winning singer Ed Sheeran has revealed he sustained his recent injuries in Suffolk.


Artist Eloise O’Hare steamed into first place in this year’s Paint Out Norwich competition with a colourful artwork inspired by train tracks at Norwich Railway Station.

Delia Smith

A group of party girls will trade booze, make-up and phones for discipline, prayer and contemplation in a new television series beginning tonight.

Out of the archives and into the spotlight - a little-known collection of work by master artist Rembrandt is set to take centre stage in the latest exhibition at Norwich Castle.


From a unique sculpture celebrating Sir Thomas Browne in Norwich’s Hay Hill to the electic mix of outdoor art around the University of East Anglia campus, taking art out of the gallery and into public spaces can brighten up our lives.

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Norfolk Sport

A beautiful sunny October morning greeted players and spectators alike as the County Cups took precedent this weekend and it proved to be a mixed bag of results for the Norwich Sunday League sides.


Dan Zelos finished off a frustrating Renault Clio Cup season with his first ever trip to the series rostrum at the final round at Brands Hatch.

Norwich University

Wroxham are through to the third round of the Norfolk Senior Cup but they were made to work hard for it by Norwich CBS at the FDC.

King’s Lynn owner Keith Chapman has moved to assure fans things are happening behind the scenes at the Adrian Flux Arena.

After two weeks of the Open Snooker League Spireites A lead the First Division after victories against Woodside Warriors 6-3 and Spireites B 5-4 with Jamie Edwards of the A side and Orin Drake the B team enjoying 3-0 victories during their derby match.

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