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A gaping hole was left in the centre of Great Yarmouth’s tourist thoroughfare after a huge fire gutted an indoor market and bowling alley.

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Despondency and gloom were pervasive. There was little to be cheerful about, no optimistic bright side.

One thing leads to another, it is claimed, but in this case the outcome was four others!

The correspondence columns of a national newspaper recently included letters extolling the benefits of restoring needlework and knitting to school curriculums for both boys and girls.

It could be my imagination, with no basis in fact, but if someone is asked to pick a number, the chances are that it will be an odd one, not even. Limit the choice to a single figure, and my bet is that seven will prove a favourite.

In our latest archive EDP essay, Jane Hales writes in 1966 about the changing role of the coastguard.

The power of music cannot be over-emphasised. Everybody has their favourite, and hearing it evokes memories of past occasions, family, friends, pleasures, places... Sometimes it transports us through the decades.

Great Yarmouth Sport

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Norfolk’s disability swimming sensation Jessica-Jane Applegate has broken three world records.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – reviews the 2017 Formula 1 season, Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking effort and dishes out its end of year awards.

F1

Snow stops play at Gorleston Golf Club

Friday, December 8, 2017

Snow closed Gorleston Golf Course for one day and forced the cancellation of the Midweek Stableford.

In the Great Yarmouth Sunday League sponsored by Ashton Shaw Knock-out Cup action took centre stage last week.

Great Yarmouth Town got their points tally moving again on Tuesday evening with a hard-fought goalless draw against a Thetford side who had won 9-0 at the weekend.

Mitch Forbes

Great Yarmouth Events

Tony Mallion enjoys the latest panto from Desmond Barrit at Gorleston Pavilion Theatre.

Prince

A small army of Christmas trees has taken over Great Yarmouth’s landmark church.

Kerry Robinson-Payne

The Christmas Spectacular at Great Yarmouth Hippodrome boasts an international cast of circus stars, plus the debut of street performer tuurned upcoming comedy star Hugh Miro and talented local dancers.

ITV

The Hippodrome’s Christmas Spectacular starts on Saturday and will offer a night families will never forget.

Peter Jay

More than 50 Christmas trees are to take over Great Yarmouth Minster in a seasonal festival for all the family to enjoy.

Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust

Norfolk Entertainment

UK Live favourites Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are coming to Norwich to headline the UEA LCR in March as part of their major UK tour.

United Kingdom

Families and friends are gearing up for the grand opening of the Norwich Ice Rink this Friday.

Eastern Daily Press

If Episode VII: The Force Awakens crammed everything fans love into one entertaining origin story, the next chapter directed by Rian Johnson adds scope, humour and a spectacular finale that’s one of the highlights of the entire series.

From an Albert Square icon to a pantomime baddie - EastEnders actress Gillian Wright is starring in Sleeping Beauty at Norwich Theatre Royal this Christmas. Ahead of the show opening today, she spoke to arts correspondent Emma Knights.

The ghosts of Christmas TV past: TV Editor Stacia Briggs looks at how festive TV schedules have changed since 1936

BBC

Norfolk Sport

Norfolk’s disability swimming sensation Jessica-Jane Applegate has broken three world records.

Manchester

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – reviews the 2017 Formula 1 season, Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking effort and dishes out its end of year awards.

F1

Snow stops play at Gorleston Golf Club

Friday, December 8, 2017

Snow closed Gorleston Golf Course for one day and forced the cancellation of the Midweek Stableford.

A spirited comeback wasn’t enough as Gorleston bowed out of the FA Vase on Saturday.

Peter Lambert

Acle United went down narrowly at high-flying Norwich CEYMS in a match where both teams had plenty of chances.

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