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A Norfolk hospital has cut the length of patient stays by more than 50pc thanks to a pilot scheme which it now hopes to expand to the whole of A&E.

Caister First School choir sing carols to residents of Claremont House, Caister.

A group of young singers brought festive cheer to elderly Caister residents when they sang out in fine voice during a special carol concert.

Traders from Regent Road and the Indoor Market in Great Yarmouth who are having a meeting on Sunday to speak out against the tourism BID.

Picture: James Bass

Anger over a contentious tourism tax is threatening to boil over as the campaign calling for a fresh vote picks up pace.

Artist Dan McGrath is auctioning off a painting to raise money for the Herring House Trust at Christmas.

A Great Yarmouth artist has raised more than £200 to help give homeless people in the town a happy Christmas.

RIVER RELIC: part of a crashed American fighter hauled from the river at Gorleston, pictured with the dredger crew which hauled it up in a bucketful of mud. In this 1998 picture are (L-R) Dean Dugdale, Peter Pugh, Colin Sharman, Mick Wilson and Michael Martins.

THE Mystery of the Missing Super Sabre Flap might not prove a challenge to the investigatory skills of fictional super-sleuths 
like Holmes, Morse, Lewis or Poirot but it is certainly baffling to lesser mortals.

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The “Voice of The Community”, Harbour Radio, has applied 
for a five-year licence to broadcast its community service on FM.

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A radio station described by its operators as Great Yarmouth’s “original community radio station” is ready and waiting to start their five-year broadcast next year after submitting a licence application to Ofcom.

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Alfie Hewett is no stranger to achieving firsts in his burgeoning wheelchair tennis career and Norfolk’s world number one junior is eyeing success Down Under.

Ian Ellis with the spoils of his victory in the Rayleigh Club Championship.

Ian Ellis can reflect on one of his best years as a professional golfer – and had he taken just one less shot over two rounds at the BMW PGA Championship last May it would have been THE best.

Ian Ayres, single-handed winner at Rollesby Broad's Winter Regatta.

The cold may have deterred some, but those who braved it on Rollesby Broad enjoyed some close races in their Winter Regatta.

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FA Vase trophy

Norwich United and Great Yarmouth Town have both been handed away ties in the draw for the fourth round of the FA Vase.

Great Yarmouth Events

Artist Dan McGrath is auctioning off a painting to raise money for the Herring House Trust at Christmas.

A Great Yarmouth artist has raised more than £200 to help give homeless people in the town a happy Christmas.

Great Yarmouth singer Neil Francis. Picture by: Day Clifford

A Great Yarmouth singer has attracted worldwide applause after his impromptu performance of an 80s classic in a London Underground station went viral.

Great Yarmouth Library on Tolhouse Street

If you have ever wondered how Santa’s reindeer fly then come and see Chalk Circle Theatre Company’s latest production, The Snow Child, a magical story from the frozen North.

All the elements are coming together as final preparations are made to Aladdin, the family panto that takes to the stage on December 20 at St George's Great Yarmouth

The final preparations are being put to Great Yarmouth’s very own professional pantomime Aladdin.

Great Yarmouth Junior Brass on stage at Gorleston Pavilion for the annual Carols and Coffee service conducted by Richard Ward

Cliff Park Community Church is heading out again for Christmas.

Norfolk Entertainment

Artist Dan McGrath is auctioning off a painting to raise money for the Herring House Trust at Christmas.

A Great Yarmouth artist has raised more than £200 to help give homeless people in the town a happy Christmas.

Artist Kazz Morohashi with her Meow Mansion which is on display at the Cats Protection shop in Norwich.

Decorated in fairy lights and jelly stars, and with a party ring biscuit doubling as a Christmas wreath on the front door, this elaborate gingerbread house is home sweet home to Kitty and Boots and their 65 kittens.

The Maddermarket Theatre's 2014 Christmas show - The Borrowers. Photo: Reflective Arts.

It is being billed as “the biggest little Christmas show” and tomorrow the curtain goes up on the Maddermarket Theatre’s festive production of The Borrowers.

Norwich Puppet Theatre's 2014 Christmas show Beauty and the Beast. Photo: Andi Sapey.

Norwich Puppet Theatre’s Christmas show Beauty and the Beast opens to the public tomorrow - and its creators say it is a multi-media treat that will appeal to all ages.

R2's Wish - a mini movie to help raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK - has been filmed at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, by Norwich Market and the Royal Arcade, and Style Gym in Ber Street. The film was produced and directed by James Sutherland and devised and scripted by Simon WIlkie who plays C-3PO. Picture: Supplied

A new short film which sees Star Wars characters descend upon Norwich has been released online to raise funds for charity.

Norfolk Sport

George Pragnell. 
Photo: Bill Smith

Ronnie O’Sullivan closed on a record when he scored three century breaks against Norwich snooker player George Pragnell during qualification for the German Masters.

Action from Diss's defeat at Campion last week. Picture: John Bulloch

Diss face a second successive away match in London 2NE tomorrow when they travel to Saffron Walden.

Tim Allen scores Holt's third try to leave Graham Ilsley the fairly simple task of converting to earn a dramatic win against South Woodham Ferrers last week. Picture: Stuart Young

Norwich play host to Holt tomorrow in the final game of 2014 in front of what is sure to be a large pre-Christmas crowd at Beeston Hyrne.

North Walsham skipper Mike Rouse is available for the visit of Ipswich to Scottow. Picture: Hywel Jones

North Walsham will be looking to end the year, and start the second half of the season, with a win over Ipswich at Scottow tomorrow.

Grassroots football suffered a blow this week upon the news that Corton FC had pulled out of the Anglian Combination.

More than 110 years of football history couldn’t stop Anglian Combination side Corton from folding.

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