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England’s chief inspector of hospitals is inviting people to share their views what they think of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

A cyclist was taken to hospital with head injuries this morning following a crash at Caister.

ARM IN ARM TOGETHER...the three Beverley Sisters, left, outside Yarmouth's ABC Theatre in 1979 to support three of their daughters – known as Beverley Rainbow – on their summer-long show debut. With them is producer Dick Hurren. Picture: MERCURY LIBRARY

JUST like Fry’s Turkish Delight, it was “full of Eastern promise.” But unlike the chocolate bar, it has never quite lived up to that promise – and here we are, 34 years after the Marina Centre opened at its prime Great Yarmouth Golden Mile location, and a new initiative is launched to popularise it by making changes and innovations.

Marina Centre
Tramways pub landlord Phil Taylor is refusing to pay the Greater Yarmouth Tourism Bid levy.

The borough council has started to bring prosecutions against people refusing to pay a controversial new tourism tax.

UN Court
Dorothy Gilbert celebrates her 100th birthday with the Shrublands short mat bowls club.

A sports mad centenarian remains at the top of the bowls leader board as she shows the ‘youngsters’ at her club how its done.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Cribs and Bibs has been shortlisted in the Best Retailer Initiaive for the Preschool Sector category at the 2015 Progressive Preschool awards, alongside bigs names such as John Lewis, House of Fraser and Sainsburys. 

Hayley Youd who runs the shop with her partner Shane.

Picture: James Bass

A small baby store has been put on the same level as retail giants after being shortlisted for a national award.

Great Yarmouth
Bricklayers Arms pub on Nelson Road Central and Victoria Road in Great Yarmouth.
Ian Church died following an attack in May 2012 close to the pub. 

Picture: James Bass

The partner of a man accused of kicking to death a 40 year old man has denied dragging him off the victim and telling him to stop, a court has heard.

Stuart Layden

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Great Yarmouth Sport

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Fakenham II 36 Gt Yarmouth-Broadland III 12

Gorleston celebrate their FA Vase winner against Walsham le Willows.

Gorleston and Great Yarmouth Town suffered contrasting fortunes in the FA Vase draw.

The Greens
Josh Elliott celebrates his championship title, with rival Alastair Seeley trailing home behind. Picture: Barry Clay

Two podiums, one championship and a promising return to action – it was a weekend to remember for the region’s two-wheeled contingent.

Northern Ireland

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.


Great Yarmouth Events

Peter Shilton

Football legend Peter Shilton OBE is heading to Great Yarmouth this evening to take part in a special charity event held at the Pier Tavern.

United Kingdom
Circus Mayhem is bringing a string of acts to Great Yarmouth's St George's Theatre  Picture: Vincent Beaume

Circus and comedy combine in Circus Mayhem, an absurd variety show for audiences of all ages presented by Circus Evolution, the team behind last year’s smash hit, Bromance.

Great Yarmouth is staging its first Pumpkinanza celebrating all things Halloween at locations across the borough for a week-long festival.

Glowing gourds carved with scenes relating to Norfolk past and present will form the spooky centrepiece of a new pumpkin-themed festival.

Great Yarmouth
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.

Norfolk Entertainment

Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay is performing in Norwich tonight.

Here’s a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich tonight.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

London musicians the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be performing at the medieval church in Trunch on Saturday at 7.30pm.

North Norfolk District Council
He Had Hairy Hands

A horror comedy which won a top award at the Edinburgh Festival fringe is being staged at Sheringham.

He Had Hairy Hands by Kill The Beast

Carry on screaming with 1970s detective werewolf mystery He Had Hairy Hands, plus Lesley Garrett, an improvised musical and a celebration of Mozart wind pieces. SIMON PARKIN picks six cultural highlights not to miss this week.

United Kingdom
Leftfield. Picture: Supplied

“People began to ask why I didn’t make a new record. I decided there was more to be said, it was as simple as that.”

Norfolk Sport

Nathan Wells with his collection of medals and trophies.

In the latest of our updates from Young Norfolk Sports Academy athletes, swimmer Nathan Wells provides an update on his progress – including three national gold medals

Richard Sims
Anthony Ogogo is appearing in the 13th series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.

Anthony Ogogo insists boxing will always be his number one priority despite starring in hit BBC show, Strictly Come Dancing.

The Eastern Shotokan Karate Association squad heading to Serbia for the 23rd SKDUN World Shotokan Karate Championships. Pictured, back row from left, are squad coach Jason Hitchings, Matthew Potter (15), Elliot Dronfield (15), Patrick Matthews (15), Joshua Spruce (16), Bailey Green (13), Nathan Bond (29); (middle) Max Clay (13), Alex Loombe (13), Molly Lambert (12), Blake Spencer (11), Teigan Forster (12), Shannon Marment (11), Max Threadwell (12); (front) Jadzia Molloy (11), Udon Leathersich (8), Arwen Stewart (10), Luca Occhionero (9) and Reegan Green (11).

Eighteen members of Sprowston-based martial arts club Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) are travelling to Serbia this weekend.

United Kingdom
Josh Elliott celebrates his championship title, with rival Alastair Seeley trailing home behind. Picture: Barry Clay

Two podiums, one championship and a promising return to action – it was a weekend to remember for the region’s two-wheeled contingent.

Northern Ireland
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.

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