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A public service is to be held next week to remember the six million Jews who perished under the Nazi regime during the Second World War.

More than 1000 people have signed a petition launched as part of the fight to save one of the UK’s only dedicated roller skating rinks.

Graham Plant

Inspectors say a troubled academy is taking positive steps one year after it was put into special measures.

Great Yarmouth residents are to be asked to take part in another referendum in May.

Labour Party

More than 100 new technicians are being recruited by Great Yarmouth-based 3sun Group to service £6m worth of new and extended offshore and onshore wind farm contracts.

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A plan has been submitted for a new roundabout and access road in Martham.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

This is Mr Tinkle. Back in the summer, around the beginning of June, a rehoming centre had a call to say a black cat had been hit by a car.

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Great Yarmouth Sport

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championship gets under way at Potters Resort in Hopton today, bringing the top competitors of the sport to the region.

Alfie Hewett will make his Australian Open debut later this month.

Nicolas Peifer

Gorleston boss Ricci Butler believes his players are going to have to put their emotions to one side when they take on Coleshill Town in the FA Vase fourth round proper this afternoon.

Ricci Butler has told his Gorleston team to aim for new milestones in 2017.

Premier Division

One of Norfolk’s biggest footballing rivalries attracted a stunning Boxing Day crowd of 807 – the biggest at The Wellesley for more than 25 years – but the only figure that mattered to Gorleston boss Ricci Butler was the number of points his team took away.

Martyn Sinclair

Great Yarmouth Events

Time spent taking calls at a council office has provided the unlikely literary inspiration for a dark psychological thriller.

The Christmas Spectacular at Hippodrome Circus has been a sell out success.

Jack Jay

A Noel Coward play which highlights the lighter side of old age will get Gorleston Theatre Company off to a strong start in 2017. Waiting in the Wings, set in a Thames Valley home for retired actresses will see some of the group’s most experienced performers teaming up at Gorleston Pavilion from January 19 – 21.

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After spreading the Christmas spirit to communities around Norfolk since November it’s time for the musicians from the Stalham Brass Band - under director of music Tim Thirst - to have a well-earned break from Mumping.


Norfolk Entertainment

Squabbling villagers, haughty gentry, impish youngsters and eccentric locals feature in a contemporary take on that old favourite, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Popstar Belinda Carlisle is heading to Norwich later this year as part of her latest tour.

University of East Anglia

Noughties R&B favourite, Ashanti, will be heading to Norwich in March to put on a special concert at the Nick Rayns LCR.

University of East Anglia

Cynthia Robinson was named after the now-forgotten Norfolk-linked novelist Cynthia Stockley. Keen to find out more, she uncovered a tale of a life spanning two continents, of literary triumph but a complicated and sometimes tragic private life.


Norfolk Sport

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Remember Sport England’s famous slogan? - Sport for All? Bowls is certainly that, as a glance at the field for the Just World Indoor Championships at Potters Resort will tell you.

Lowestoft Town will be hoping to put their enforced rest at the weekend to good use when they travel to Harlow Town this evening.


Three Welshmen will appear in the final of the Just World Indoor Pairs championship next Monday, when young Cardiff duo Dan Salmon and Damian Doubler will meet Sully’s Jason Greenslade and his English lead Les Gillett in what should be a lively encounter.

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Gorleston’s unbeaten run in the Thurlow Nunn Premier came to an abrupt halt after being on the end of an 8-2 hammering at Newmarket.

Kyle Plumb

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