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Ship sails made of white gypsophila and blooming seabed scenes, there has been a floral theme at Caister Lifeboat station this bank holiday weekend.

Joyland fun park on Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

There was a surprise attraction at a Great Yarmouth fun parks - when a swam of bees settled on Joyland’s historic Snails ride.

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Emergency services were called to a crash on the Acle Straight again this morning involving “several vehicles”.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
Scott Fryer, retained firfighter, who helped at the scene of crash on A47 Acle Straight after a car overturned in a ditch and the man inside had to be pulled out.

Three friends who helped pull a man from a car following a crash on the A47 Acle Straight have been praised for their heroic efforts.

Rod Wells
Scene of crash on A47 Acle Straight where a car rolled into a ditch and the man inside had to be pulled out.

A man in his 50s was airlifted to hospital after a car overturned following a serious crash on the Acle Straight, near Great Yarmouth.

School children in Cantley are hoping for a share of Aviva's communtiy fund to help them realise their dream of a Book Buddy cafe.

A community cafe run by pupils at a small Norfolk village school will be a boost to local folk of all ages - but youngsters need your votes to make it happen.


Regent Cinema on Regent Road at Great Yarmouth
Dated  August 1979

Photograph  C0591

For generations they have welcomed families, couples, day trippers and friends into their plush surroundings to enjoy the latest Hollywood offerings.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015
United Kingdom

Sophie McKinna equalled her own county record on a day of outstanding performances at the Norfolk Athletics Championship at Lynnsport, in King’s Lynn.

Abellio Greater Anglia train. 

Rail unions have called off a train strike planned for Bank Holiday Monday - the day of Norwich’s Wembley play-off final.

'Who, me?' An innocent-looking Freddie, sporting Norwich City colours.

When Matt Grimmer received a text from his wife telling him to phone home urgently, he knew something terrible must have happened.

CUP HEROES: AC Mill Lane face the camera after rounding off their debut season of Saturday football with some silverware.

AC Mill Lane went into the Burgess Cup Final replay against Great Yarmouth Academy with a much changed squad due to work commitments and the clash with the Norwich City v Ipswich Town match.


Despite the best efforts of Norwich City only six games were conceded this week – but several matches were shortened to accommodate the lunctime play-off so generally cricket was the winner, writes Mike Ridout.

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Great Yarmouth Events

Happy Day Gospel Choir will be in Yarmouth Market Place on May 23

The Happy Day Gospel Choir will be performing in Great Yarmouth Market Place tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon (weather permitting).

The Tolhouse Museum 
This is the oldest civic building in Great Yarmouth.
March 2010

Picture: James Bass
For: EDP News
Eastern Daily Press © 2010  (01603) 772434

Great Yarmouth Museums go selfie mad over the half term break bringing the modern craze to one of the town’s oldest buildings.

A group of Yarmouth students show casing their work in one of their first exhibitions. Featuring photography, fashion, graphic desing, digital art, music and film.
Caddie Williams with her work.

Colourful prints, atmospheric photography and detailed landscapes were among the pieces on display when a group of Great Yarmouth students proudly showed off their artistic skills.

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Launch of Great Yarmouth Arts Festival 2015. Festival Chairman Hugh Sturzaker with one of the giant puppets which will form part of the Mammoth Parade.  Picture: James Bass

A borough-wide network of knitters have put their skills to good use creating an army of woolly mammoths, stoats, bears, hedgehogs and snakes ahead of Great Yarmouth’s summer Arts Festival.

Jonathan Newman
Camilla Dallerup

Join some of the stars of BBC 1’s Strictly Come Dancing with An Evening with Ian Waite and Camilla Dallerup at St George’s Theatre.


Norfolk Entertainment

Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 

Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg and Muse all performed at the Big Weekend to crowds of 25,000 people each day.

Taylor Swift
Radio 1 Big Weekend at Earlham Park, Norwich. 

Radio 1’s Big Weekend was a largely peaceful event, with just eight people arrested over the two days.

Taylor Swift
Downham Market carnival parade makes its way through the town centre to the Howdale

Hundreds of people lined the town’s streets to celebrate the 41st Downham Market Festival.

United States
Norfolk and Norwich Festival 451

From a fiery outdoor spectacle about burning books to a twilight show in the woodland of a Norfolk estate, to fun and frolics in the Adnams Spiegeltent – this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival entertained audiences with a great array of cultural treats.

Taylor Swift live at Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich 2015 - Paul Bayfield

Screaming fans follow Taylor Swift wherever she goes.

Taylor Swift

Norfolk Sport

Rory Schlein.

King’s Lynn Stars skipper Rory Schlein was reported to have undergone major surgery last night after a crash during a meeting in Poland.

Lewis Kerr
Michael Frew celebrates one of his seven goals for King's Lynn Town. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Striker Michael Frew has become the sixth player to leave King’s Lynn Town this summer.

Cricket. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Hockwold and Snettisham both maintained their perfect starts to the season in Division One, writes Kevin Fisher.

Action from Wroxham's win over Dereham in the Norfolk Senior Cup final at Carrow Road. Wroxham manager Stewart Larter.

Wroxham manager Stewart Larter is hoping to see long-term benefits from victory over Dereham in the Norfolk Senior Cup final.

Action from the British Speedway Championship Semi Final at the Adrian Flux Arena - Robert Lambert has a crash in heat 5. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Home hopes of a King’s Lynn rider reaching the British final for the first time in four years were ended prematurely last night.

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