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The launch of the Great Yarmouth air show set for June 2017.
The Twister Duo performing in the sky above Hopton.


Picture: James Bass

Two councillors will join one of the groups organising the Great Yarmouth Air Show, after concerns were raised that residents didn’t know enough about the plans.

Graham Plant
Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

An English man was killed when a tractor rolled on to him at his property in Italy, an inquest has heard.

Jeremy Corbyn and Clive Lewis at the Burston School Strike Rally 2015. Photo: Stuart Goodman

A prominent supporter of the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said he should visit Great Yarmouth as part of his leadership campaign tour.

Jeremy Corbyn
Hundreds of orders were granted by magistrates last week to collect unpaid council tax. Picture: James Bass

Hundreds of people across Great Yarmouth are being pursued for not paying their council tax.

Jacko (far left), the coloured cob who died following an accident in Acle.

A horse which was killed in an accident involving a car and a lorry was rescued from a horse pound just four months ago.

Peugeot
Police were called to a road rage incident in Haddiscoe.

A teenager was threatened by three men who demanded his phone before pulling him to the ground in Gorleston.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Monday, July 18, 2016
Barton Wanderers
Robert Purton in bat for Cromer on Saturday. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Batsman Dean Robinson trumped his remarkable 2016 top score to inspire promoted North Runcton’s latest triumph.

Declan McAvoy's time as a Linnet didn't last long. Picture: LEN BERESFORD

Declan McAvoy has performed a U-turn and returned to Great Yarmouth Town despite signing for King’s Lynn Town earlier this summer.

Lynn Town
Cricket.
Norfolk Alliance: Lowestoft (batting) v Thetford Town (bowling/ fielding) at the Denes Oval.
Lowestoft batsman caught out.

Picture: James Bass

Brooke almost took full advantage of the wet weather to open up a 15-point gap at the top of the Premier Division.

Premier Division
Alfie Hewett celebrates victory in the men's wheelchair doubles on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Norwich has its first ever Wimbledon champion – after an impressive performance from Alfie Hewett in the men’s wheelchair doubles final.

City College Norwich
Alfie Hewett (left) and Gordon Reid celebrate their victory in the men's wheelchair doubles on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The life of Norwich-born wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett has been turned upside down by his wonderful Wimbledon success.

City College Norwich

Great Yarmouth Events

Jonathan Wyatt Big Band will perform at the Mundesley Festival next month

A seaside entertainment festival is raising cash for a good cause with a mix of comedy, music and old style glamour.

United Kingdom
The Togni brothers who thrilled the Britain's Got Talent audiences and judges.

This summer, the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the Seven Wonders of the British Seaside, by a national newspaper, presents its 113th Summer Spectacular.

United Kingdom
Mary Poppins at Norwich Theatre Royal.

It is a magical film and book with a timeless charm.

Norwich
One of the vehicles taking part in last year's rally.

Classic cars are adding extra drive to a £5m charity appeal at Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk Entertainment

Jonathan Wyatt Big Band will perform at the Mundesley Festival next month

A seaside entertainment festival is raising cash for a good cause with a mix of comedy, music and old style glamour.

United Kingdom
Kirsty O’Leary-Leesen with the colouring book which features her designs.

A local artist who runs workshops for vulnerable people across Norfolk has had her images selected to feature in an official ‘Team GB and National Lottery Colouring Book’ being given to athletes in Brazil.

United Kingdom
Ollie George, right, and Jon Carnall from Outside Live are organising outdoor shows at Taverham Hall.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Fans of hit musicals are being given the chance to enjoy West End spectacle in a special open air setting this weekend.

Norwich
Norwich-based theatre company The Sun Apparatus, including(l to r) Sarah Kenney, Dana Etgar, Katherine Vince and Justina KaminskaitÄ— rehearse a new show called The Me at The Garage.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

A group of performers who developed their latest show in Norwich are preparing to take it to Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre in London. Photo: Manuel Harlan.
L-R Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) and Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter).

The new Harry Potter stage show has enchanted critics as new production pictures reveal scenes from the magical spectacle.

Harry

Norfolk Sport

Will Smith. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Dereham’s Will Smith is vowing to bounce back from his latest slice of Paralympic heartbreak.

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Lowestoft Town (blue/ white) v Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.
Pre Season Friendly.
Andrew Fisk.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town enjoyed their best work-out of pre-season so far despite going down to a 3-1 defeat against Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.

Norwich City
Topcroft's Greg Rostron. Picture: Ian Burt

Division One leaders Dereham had a day to forget at relegation threatened Topcroft – but remain 10 points clear at the top as rivals Horsford A also struggled.

Barton Wanderers
Action from the Swardeston V Vauxhall Mallards cricket match. Peter Lambert batting for Swardeston misses the ball and was given out for LBW. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The picture at both ends of the East Anglian Premier League table became a lot clearer at the weekend on what was a mixed day for Norfolk teams.

Peter Lambert
Action from day one of Norfolk's match against Lincolnshire at Manor Park in July 2015,  James Spelman moves to his century with a well timed sweep. Picture: Tim Ferley

James Spelman produced his second superb batting display in successive games yesterday to put Norfolk in an strong position on day one of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Lincolnshire at Manor Park.

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