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Tha award presented by thr Admiralty to the hero pilot

An inscribed silver goblet awarded to a Gorleston deep sea pilot for a rescue, is going under the hammer at an auction with a guide price of up to £400.

Abellio Greater Anglia charity train days. Driver Mike Lloyd, left, and head of corporate affairs Jonathan Denby with a Class 37 diesel locomotive. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

They are throwback to the dawn of diesel on Britain’s railways.

Great Yarmouth
Sophie Young (front left) with her father Stephen Wright and Oliver Wright (front right) with his father John and their flock of sheep. Picture: James Bass

Children are usually expected to learn from their parents. But in a rapidly-modernising industry, what can farming families learn from the skills and ideas of the younger generation?

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Norfolk Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting with MPs. Keith Simpson MP with host Emma Hutchinson, political correspondant for ITV Anglia.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The campaigning spirit that secured the dualling of the A11 must be rekindled to make an upgraded A47 a reality, business leaders have been told.

Norman Lamb
GY Round Table

If it’s February then it’s Valentine’s Turkey Ball time, when local Round Tablers aim to raise as much money as they can to support a good cause.

James Paget University Hospital
The former Amazonia attraction on Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth which is due to be demolished.

Picture: James Bass

With the news that the borough council are planning to demolish the former Amazonia building on the seafront, we are asking what people would like to see it replaced with.

The White House junction on the A47 at B1140 crossing at North Burlingham.

Picture: James Bass

A new bridge is again being tipped as the best way to tackle a problem junction dogged by heavy lorries on the A47 close to Beighton, near Acle.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Damian Hilton
Matt Blake, 10, will be hoping to fire Norwich United to another victory this afternoon. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Norwich United can take another giant step towards retaining their Premier Division crown by seeing off one of the chasing pack’s top sides.

Yarmouth v Wivenhoe. OPhoto:

Great Yarmouth Town 0 Wivenhoe 0

Mitch Forbes
Gt Yarmouth Town line up in their pink kit to raise funds for the Sandra Chapman Unit. Photo: MITCH TENNANT

Great Yarmouth Town wore a pink kit on Saturday to recognise a local cancer support ward.

James Paget Hospital

Gorleston quick off the mark

Yesterday, 12:34
Jordan King leaves Whitton players not knowing which way to turn. Photo: DAVID HARDY

Gorleston 4 Whitton Utd 2

Kyle Ingram
Aaron Taylor has been named as Gorleston's new club captain by Ricci Butler, right.

A much-changed Gorleston gave a battling display against current champions and champions-elect Norwich Utd before falling to a 2-1 defeat.

Aaron Taylor

Great Yarmouth Events

Comedy Nights at St George's Theatre

One man’s dream of setting up a comedy night in Great Yarmouth marks its second anniversary on Thursday, February 11.

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Darren Charles, singing with the Jonathan Wyatt Big Band

The Jonathan Wyatt Big Band returns once again to the Pavilion Theatre, Gorleston on Saturday, February 13 for a fun filled evening with their Rat Pack tribute show which will also feature classic Count Basie Band tunes.

Mark Thompson

It’s Star Night at Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden, South Walsham, on Saturday, February 13 from 7pm. Telescopes will be set up for viewing the night sky, and Mark Thompson from BBC Stargazing Live will be giving talks. The evening is being run in partnership with Norwich Astronomical Society.

BBC
David Hasselhoff will star in Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.

The Gorleston-designed sets will take centre stage when the The Hoff brings his new musical to Norwich Theatre Royal next week.

Norwich
The Hippodrome Circus Summer Spectacular and Water Show 
The Finale.
In May 2016 the Hippodrome will host a production of The Tempest for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. 

Picture: James Bass.

Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome is to be transformed into a magical island for a new production of The Tempest at this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Peter Jay

Norfolk Entertainment

Neville Staple is performing at the Norwich venue Open on Saturday night.

Here is a quick guide to events taking place in Norwich on this Saturday night:

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Artist Susan Gunn at her new show at Mandells Gallery in Norwich.
 Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Finding beauty in cracks and flaws is a key inspiration for artist Susan Gunn, and a new Norwich exhibition showcases some of the highlights of her striking works from the past decade.

Norwich University
Author Cressida Cowell joins Norwich School pupils in the A Vikings Guide to Deadly Dragons exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum. 
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY.

From dressing as a Viking to inventing your own fantastical creatures, visitors to Norwich Castle can have fun delving into the land of dragons created by children’s author Cressida Cowell.

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Farmers market at Creak Abbey . Photo: Jake Sugden

There’s lots happening in Norfolk this weekend. Make sure you don’t miss the best events with our weekend guide.

The Night of Spells at Waterstones for Harry Potter Book Night. Chanting spells from a spells book, from left, Edie Kimbley-Shave, eight; Esmêe Norton, eight, and Catriona Gillespie, seven. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The magical world of Harry Potter enchanted a Norwich bookshop as fans of the boy wizard enjoyed A Night Of Spells.

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Norfolk Sport

Carl Wilkinson. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

King’s Lynn have got themselves out of a real muddle by making a reserve switch.

King's Lynn
Lee Stevenson scored in Lynn's last outing at Chippenham. Picture: FOCUS IMAGES

Gary Setchell is refusing to downplay the importance of King’s Lynn Town’s latest Southern League Premier examination.

non-league
Michael Spillane's return has provided Lowestoft with a timely boost. Picture: MARK CHAPPELL/FOCUS IMAGES

The return of Michael Spillane will go a long way to compensating for the loss of Jack Ainsley, according to Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher.

Andrew Fisk
Interim boss Chris Wigger has overseen two defeats since filling the void left by Stewart Larter at Wroxham. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

After two defeats in their last two games, including a heartbreaking 4-3 injury-time loss against Redbridge last Saturday, Wroxham meet another team in the drop-zone, writes Adrian Gowling.

Non-league
Matt Cook. Picture: SUBMITTED

Dereham Town boss Matt Henman is looking at the bigger picture after his side’s play-off hopes appear to have died, writes Rene Kendal.

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