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It has long been viewed by some as a blot on the Great Yarmouth skyline and has previously been dubbed the area’s ugliest building.

A file image of the Cantley Sugar Factory. Picture: James Bass

Three crews of firefighters last night tackled a fire at a three-storey industrial building at Cantley Sugar Factory.

Picture: James Bass

Drivers faced delays travelling into Norwich this morning after a crash on the A47 near the Brundall roundabout.

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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell   making his keynote speech to the Labour Party annual conference in the Brighton Centre in Brighton, Sussex. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 28, 2015. See PA LABOUR stories. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

“I was good at adding up” - shadow chancellor John McDonnell told Labour activists as his childhood kindness to a fellow maths scholar emerged.

The Marina: Leisure and Fitness Centre in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Leisure bosses are focusing on working out a final scheme for the Great Yarmouth Marina Centre, now that the public have had their say.

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Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A teenager was threatened with a knife during a robbery which took place in Great Yarmouth.

vvLeft to right, Romain Harrison, Elliot Cook, Will Mills, Safia Harrison, Erin Irwin, Mel Blanch, Oliver Cook, Calum Morgan Grant.

A group of young people wanting to dispel misconceptions about their generation have bought their communities closer together by organising an activity day for all ages.

Flegg High School

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Yesterday, 18:42

Norwich City’s excellent start to the new season continued on Saturday when they recorded a third straight win.

Norwich Dragons' player of the match Rachel King driving at the Bromley & Beckenham defence. Picture: SUBMITTED

Norwich City Ladies came out on top in a tough derby game against Norwich Dragons II to maintain their 100pc start in Division 1N.

Premier Division
The hockey season is well under way.

Broadland scored a goal after just 20 seconds in their Premier Division match against Norwich City II and then went two up – but they eventually had to settle for a point from a 2-2 draw.

Jessica-Jane Applegate had another reason to smile on Saturday. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Jessica-Jane Applegate’s sensational year has seen her honoured at the 2015 British Swimming Awards.

Jessica-Jane Applegate
Ady Ager in the blue of Great Yarmouth Town.

Great Yarmouth Town will have to do it the hard way again if they want to prolong their dreams of reaching Wembley.

Thurlow Nunn League

Great Yarmouth Events

Lesley Storey, president of the Great Yarmouth and District Society of Artists who are holding their annual exhibition at the library.

Picture: James Bass

Surging seas, local landmarks, quirky canvases - and for the first time life drawings - are among colourful works on display at one of Norfolk’s oldest artistic society’s annual exhibition.

Step back into the sixties

Friday, October 2, 2015
Herman's Hermits

A brand new 1960s music production will be heading to the The Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, this November with five of the most popular artistes of the decade performing for one night only.

Put on your dancing shoes

Friday, October 2, 2015
Dancers School

Pupils of The Dancers School in Gorleston are busy rehearsing for their show Journeys in Dance at 7pm on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, at the Britannia Pier Theatre, Yarmouth.

Jimmy Tarbuck OBE

Proud Liverpudlian Jimmy Tarbuck will be in Gorleston on Thursday, October 1 for a one night special at the Gorleston Pavilion Theatre.

The Hippodrome's half term Halloween Spooktacular

Following their most successful summer season ever, The Hippodrome Great Yarmouth presents a brand new show this October The Halloween Spooktacular 22nd October – 1st November.

Norfolk Entertainment

Jesus Christ Superstar - Dereham Theatre Company

If you have preconceived ideas of amateur theatre then throw them straight out of the window and go and watch Dereham Theatre Company perform the global hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

Write2screen screenwriting workshop

A workshop helping people on the road to writing for the screen is being held at Sheringham this month.

Review: Gun

Yesterday, 16:49
Gun appeared at Waterfont Studio in Norwich

The late-1980s were an exciting time for British rock. The likes of Thunder and the Almighty were flying the flag for the genre, oblivious to the destruction about to be wrought by the imminent arrival of grunge.

Autumn in Lynford Arboretum and Thetford Forest.
Photo:Sonya Duncan
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The leaves are transforming our woodlands into a blaze of red, gold and orange, fungi are springing up overnight, wildlife is on the move and there are some spirited events planned to mark All Hallow’s Eve. STACIA BRIGGS finds 10 ways to make the most of Norfolk in the autumn.

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Dance action during the Bollywood filming on Cromer pier. Picture: Dave Roberts

Tourists tend to flock to Cromer pier to enjoy the sites of the sea, the sounds of gulls, to try some fish and chips and maybe a spot of ice-cream.


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Action from the Sunday League Salhouse Rovers V Sprowston Wanderers. A save by Sprowston goalkeeper John Howes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A fine sunny morning greeted players as the top three in the Premier Division all maintained their 100pc starts to the season.

Premier Division
Lynn's celebrate Toby Hilliard's (middle) header on the stroke of half-time. Picture: Ian Burt

Teenager Toby Hilliard was jumping for a joy on a night when his team-mate Alex Street wishes he would have leaped a little higher.

Richard Larkin. Richmond v Harleston. EDP SPORT 0610

Harleston Magpies’ tough start to life back in the National League continued when they lost to the early pacesetters to remain at the foot of the table.

Sticks were flying at Harleston again on Saturday.

Harleston Magpies ladies’ struggle for goals continued as they were held to a draw by visitors St Albans.


Norwich City’s excellent start to the new season continued on Saturday when they recorded a third straight win.


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