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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
Norwich

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

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.

ITV

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

Jack Jay

It’s that time of the year again when the leaves fall, Halloween is around the corner and the Spooktacular comes to the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth.

Peter Jay

Norfolk Entertainment

A mum from Watton who gave her dying son cannabis in an attempt to help him has appeared on ITV’s Loose Women.

ITV

Jingle bells will soon be ringing in the air as the countdown to Christmas begins - and today we invite all our readers to join us at a special carol service.

Eastern Daily Press

The Script took a break from their sell-out arena tour to put on a special show for a superfan who has experienced some tough times.

ITV

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

Young performers were given a ghostly lesson in dance when a member of the Rambert company dropped by to give them a special masterclass.

Norwich

Norfolk Sport

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

Graham Everett has paid tribute to Craig Poxton and his trainer Matt Smith after the Lowestoft boxer was involved in another fight of the year contender.

Leeds

Harleston continued their fine start to the season with a 5-0 win at home over Caister in the Anglian Combination Premier Division.

King’s Lynn Town surrendered their top spot after their game at bottom-of-the-table Gosport Borough was postponed owing to a waterlogged pitch.

For the neutral and home fans this game had everything you could hope for.

Rory McAuley

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