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A Norfolk adventurer dramatically escaped death after outrunning an avalanche on Mount Everest which was triggered by the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

The annual Norfolk Chess Association chess congress at Yarmouth's Town Hall.

Kings and queens did battle on the small scale when chess players from across the country gathered in Great Yarmouth for an annual competition.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Colin Hendry (G0ODR) and his daughter Leanne (2E0OCL) talk to other radio amateurs in the UK on International Marconi Day, 25th April 2015, from GB0CMS at Caister Lifeboat, Norfolk.

Radio enthusiasts met more than 230 fellow amateurs in 36 different countries across the airwaves when they took part in an international celebration.

Great Yarmouth
Gambas Restaurant, Beach Road, Gorleston

Picture: James Bass

A Gorleston restaurant has snapped up a neighbouring three-storey house so it can expand helping to boost the “trendy vibe” of the area.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Great Yarmouth Borough Council Elections 2014.
Votes being counted in the Town Hall.
Tom Andrews, UKIP.

Picture: James Bass

A campaign group has said it will continue to spread its message in Great Yarmouth despite an altercation at one of its meetings involving a UKIP councillor.

Children from St Georges and Alderman Swindell Primary school dressed up in colourful costumes to take part in a St George's Day parade around the Market Place in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

There was lots of red and white, but no blue, as youngsters from two Great Yarmouth schools made sure everyone knew it was St George’s Day.

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Gerry Jarvis

Tributes have poured in to former borough councillor and all round “lovely man” Gerry Jarvis who showed huge commitment to his seaside community in a range of spheres.

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Premier Division

Ricci Butler insists Great Yarmouth Town’s season is far from over, despite the agony of missing out on promotion to the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division.

Anglian Combination Blofield v Acle. Acle score their equaliser. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Acle United completed their hat-trick of Sterry Cup triumphs in style, with a 6-1 win at nearest rivals Blofield United.

Action from Great Yarmouth shock 3-0 home defeat to Debenham last weekend. Picture: James Bass

There are no promotion play-offs in the Thurlow Nunn League – but the final round of matches in Division One has thrown up a mouth-watering winner-takes-all showdown with a place in the top flight at stake.

Premier Division
Norfolk's Olivia Nicholls represented a GB Combined University team against members of the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wembley. From left, Andy Bettles, Olivia Nicholls, Jane O'Donoghue, Ross Hutchins.

Norfolk’s Olivia Nicholls has represented a Great Britain Combined University team against members of the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon.

Action from the Horsford V Bury St Edmunds East Anglian Premier League cricket match. Bury St Edmunds bowler, Justin Bishop, bowls to Horsford batsman Chris Brown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Swardeston’s bid to win an unprecedented fourth successive East Anglian Premier League title got off to an excellent start on Saturday when they came through a tough challenge at Burwell.

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Great Yarmouth Events

In Here Festival, Lorraine & Alan. Picture: Paul Blakemore

A Celtic myth - telling the tale of a tour guide’s unusual encounter on a beach - has been given a Norfolk twist as part of an upcoming new arts festival.

Great Yarmouth
St George's Youth Theatre presented a short version of Bugsy Malone during a summer school.

A troupe of talented Great Yarmouth youngsters are returning to the stage to present American gangster musical Bugsy Malone.

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Members of the Gorleston tai chi centre practise on the clifftop. Picture: submitted

A mass Tai Chi and Qigong experience is planned on Gorleston Cliffs on Sunday, May 10 as part of the One World - One Breath, global healing event.

Juliet Hayward looking at her work called Lost at Sea with Samson Rowlie.
Exhibition of work at Great Yarmouth Library called This Plot, This England. 

Picture: James Bass

It is one of the hottest election topics and now the art-world is joining the debate about immigration with an exhibition in Great Yarmouth.

Great Yarmouth
Martham Scarecrow Festival.
May 2014.

Picture: James Bass

Birds will have a field day in and around Martham when scarecrows abandon their alarming work and flock to the village for its annual festival.

Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Entertainment

James Fox as Roger Mortimer and Jack Fox as Charlie Mortimer. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Real life father and son actors James and Jack Fox star stage adaption of bestselling book Dear Lupin, Pasha Kovalev dances, plus jazz, intriguing mask theatre and an exhibition, SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

United Kingdom
Guinness World Record attempt for the longest chain of skiers holding hands and skiing over 100 m down Trowse mountain, the name of the Norfolk ski slope. Photo : Steve Adams

Youngsters attempted to break a Guinness World Record attempt to create the longest chain of skiers – but found it to be snow easy task.

Norwich
In Here Festival, Lorraine & Alan. Picture: Paul Blakemore

A Celtic myth - telling the tale of a tour guide’s unusual encounter on a beach - has been given a Norfolk twist as part of an upcoming new arts festival.

Great Yarmouth
People queueing up outside Open in Norwich for Radio 1 Big Weekend Academy tickets.

People hoping to bag one of the 7,000 free tickets for a week-long programme of workshops in Norwich with bands including the Maccabees are queueing outside Open in Norwich today.

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Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green, Glasgow. Photo: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire.

Anger has erupted after it emerged that tickets to see the likes of the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Muse and Sam Smith at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich were being offered online for hundreds of pounds.

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Anglian Combination Blofield v Acle. Acle score their equaliser. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Acle United completed their hat-trick of Sterry Cup triumphs in style, with a 6-1 win at nearest rivals Blofield United.

Premier Division

Wroxham’s hopes of ending their Ryman North campaign on a high were dashed as Bradley Nobbs’ injury-time equaliser earned rock-bottom Burnham Ramblers a share of the spoils.

Dereham Town manager Matt Henman and assistant Neil Simmons. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Dereham’s promising league campaign ended on a losing note on Saturday.

Wales
Dan Quigley. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Disgraced midfielder Dan Quigley has been shown the door at King’s Lynn Town Football Club.

Swaffham retained their place in Eastern Counties One with a five try to one victory in front of a large crowd to end their season on a high.

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