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Friday, October 27, 2017

A long journey proved fruitful for students of the Phoenix Karate Schools at the weekend when four competitors returned with one gold and two silver medals from the Ensival Cup in Verviers, Belgium.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts assembles another zany international cast of circus performers, streets artists and strange happenings this weekend. We preview what not to miss at what promises to be another weird weekend by the seaside.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett and his Scottish playing partner Gordon Reid made a unique piece of sporting history when they won the first ever wheelchair tennis match to played on Arthur Ashe Court, earning them a place in Saturday’s men’s doubles final at the US Open.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Encouraging people to see the good in their town is one of the main thrusts of Great Yarmouth’s new FM radio station.

Monday, July 3, 2017

East coast fishermen have welcomed the news the government is withdrawing the UK from an arrangement that allows foreign countries to fish in British waters.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Government is withdrawing the UK from an arrangement that allows foreign countries to fish in British waters, it has announced.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Community leaders across Norfolk have reacted to the shock news of the terrorist attack in London.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Eurovision Song Contest’s official theme for 2017 is ‘Celebrate Diversity’ - rather apt as over the years a wide variety of culturally and muscially diverse acts have performed in the annual sequinned spectacular. Martine Silkstone asked friends and colleagues for their most memorable Eurovision moments from years gone by and, with smiles, sentiment and occasionally a sense of shame, each surprisingly suggested a different song.

Friday, April 28, 2017

As I so often rely on friends and fellow nostalgia buffs for help with fact, figures, dates and photographs when compiling this weekly column, it comes as a pleasant surprise when one of them seeks my assistance.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

She’s 90 years’ old, but she’s every bit as beautiful today as she ever was.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Wheat from last summer’s East Anglian harvest continues to flow to mainland Europe as end-users seek alternatives to poor-quality French supplies, according to one of the region’s grain traders.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Was pancake race justified?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tributes have been paid to a former Spitfire fighter pilot, who died just days before his 101st birthday.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

In July one of the muddiest and bloodiest battles of the First World War will be remembered.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Alfie Hewett will be going for glory Down Under on Friday morning.

Friday, December 30, 2016

James Bond villain Auric Goldfinger furiously declared to 007: “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.”

Thursday, November 24, 2016

An In Memoriam family announcement with a difference was published in the Mercury last month, for it appeared on the centenary of the death of a soldier “serving in the front-line trenches and being gassed in France” in the First World War.

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