Friday, February 10, 2017
Hopton beach where Police and Border Force officers are  investigating £50m of cocaine found. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

There was a sense of shock and surprise in a Hopton pub after regulars were told the news about the massive drug find on the village’s beach.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Summer the Harp seal bathing in the Norfolk sun. Picture: Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary

An Arctic seal has been spotted chilling on Snettisham beach whilst on course to the North Pole.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Alfie Hewett has reached the doubles final at the Australian Open. Photo: PA

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

Friday, January 20, 2017
The Harbour's Mouth, a squeeze for jostling herring drifters returning to port probably in the 1920s but far too narrow for vessels the size of a liner even after the wooden pier was replaced in the 1960s. In 1930 the leading drifter, the East Holme (YH22), was inspected by the Prince of Wales during a visit to Yarmouth to open the new Haven Bridge.

Yes, I fully admit that it was all wishful thinking and idle speculation, and could never have become reality. But it slotted perfectly into the “if only” or “just suppose” category.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
CAPTION; General View of Holme beach, where Sea Henge was found.
PHOTO; Matthew Usher
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From Great Yarmouth’s lively golden mile to Wells’ rows of pastel beach huts – there’s plenty to explore along the region’s shores.

Monday, October 31, 2016
Peter Van Beusekom who drowned when his tug capsized off Sea Palling in 1996. Picture; VAN BEUSEKOM FAMILY

The tragic story of a Dutch skipper who drowned while working to protect a Norfolk community will be retold to mark the 20th anniversary of his death.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Great Yarmouth�s Upper Ferry is rowed across the Yare, passing the pleasure steamer Southtown, probably early last century. The South Quay properties the Southtown sails past include two long-gone public houses, the Bell and Crown and the Upper Ferry. Picture: PETER JONES COLLECTION

Today’s offering is one of the regular feed-back features from previous columns, plus some bits and bobs waiting to be aired. Clearing the decks is an apt nautical term because there is a salty taste with some items.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
There was no podium visit for Norfolk's superstar Paralympic swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate last night. Picture: PA

Great Britain’s Bethany Firth, who has already won two golds in Brazil, added a silver to her collection last night.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Sims Systems, Great Yarmouth - Pic by TMS Media Ltd

A Great Yarmouth company has completed a bespoke solar navigation aid system for one of the most iconic North Sea platforms.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Will there be more home celebrations like this in King's Lynn this evening? Picture: IAN BURT

A First Division derby is the pick of the night’s games in the Eastern Counties League.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
HONOURED: Olympics silver medallist sprinter Anne Pashley, later an international  opera singer, receives her framed civic certificate recording her athletics and arts achievements from the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Susan Robinson, in 2006, a half-century after her relay success.

Armchair sports fans are well served by television, provided they subscribe to paid-for specialist channels whereas free-to-air TV usually provides only highlights. An exception is the four-yearly Olympic Games, available for us all to view, like those in Brazil closing this Sunday.

Monday, August 1, 2016
WELL ANSWERED! Ken Jary receives voucher awards from the Mayor of Yarmouth, John Winter, to acknowledge the local team's success in becoming national Champions of Champions in the 1963 Sporting Chance quiz on BBC Radio. Waiting their turn are his team colleagues, Andy Watt (left) and Derek

Caister cricket club legend and “outstanding local character” Ken Jary has died aged 86.

Monday, August 1, 2016
The RNLI Lowestoft Lifeboat tows the seven metre yacht ‘Artemis’ into Lowestoft. Picture: MICK HOWES

The coastguard launched an investigation after a man on-board a broken down yacht called 999.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Tree would be a lasting memorial

Monday, May 30, 2016
Sea Palling beach. Photo: Mike Page

Details have emerged today of a remarkable bid to smuggle Vietnamese and Albanian migrants in an overcrowded yacht from Holland to a remote Norfolk beach.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Alfie Hewett in action fro Great Britain at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Tokyo. Picture: Akira Ando

Alfie Hewett has again impressed for Great Britain in Japan but was unable to prevent a defeat to the host nation at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup.

Monday, May 2, 2016
The day of remembrance held to honour the men of the 24 Air Sea Rescue Unit at Gorleston.

As the battle against Nazi Germany edged closer to the county’s shores, heroic servicemen embarked on perilous missions to save allied personnel at sea.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hemsby Rock'n'Roll Weekender

Twice a year teddy boys and rockabilly girls head to Hemsby to celebrate the Rock ‘N’ Roll Weekender. Here’s a look back at the event in the 80s and 90s.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Shirley Weymouth is the new Mayor of Great Yarmouth.

The mayor of Great Yarmouth will write to David Cameron asking why he hasn’t replied to a letter sent by borough councillors in March.

Sunday, April 3, 2016
John Dickens with his Legion D'honneur medal which was presented to him by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth, Shirley Weymouth.  Picture: James Bass

A Hemsby D-Day veteran was presented with his Chevalier de la Legion d’ Honneur from the French government by Great Yarmouth’s Mayor last week.

Friday, April 1, 2016
POTENTIAL PROBLEM: a planned flyover as a second river crossing temporarily hindered plans for a shopping precinct at the Wodlands site off Gorleston High Street in 1968.

Plans for a third river crossing, drawn up in the 1960s, could be revived and moves made to fund its construction.

Sunday, March 27, 2016
Albert with his wife Violet. Photo: John Kerrison

A veteran has been awarded the highest decoration from the French Republic for his role in the D-Day landings.

Sunday, March 27, 2016
A blue plaque unveiled to mark Great Yarmouth’s close links to the Lutine Bell.
HMS Lutine’s departure from the port in 1799 was the last she would ever make; striking sandbanks off the Frisian Islands off Holland, with the loss of 250 passengers and crew.

Picture: James Bass

Another aspect of Great Yarmouth’s history was signposted to locals and visitors with the addition of another blue plaque.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
A young female blacktip reef shark has arrived from Holland to be ladyfriend to two males at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre.

Born in May, 2014 at Emmen Zoo, she completes a breeding group which Sea Life hope will produce 'second generation' captive bred blacktips for the first time ever in two or three years time.

Emmen (top) in her new surroundings. with a fellow black tip shark.

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A young female blacktip reef shark has arrived from Holland to be lady friend to two males at Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
HMS Lutine.

A blue plaque is to be erected to mark Great Yarmouth’s close links to the Lutine Bell, which rang in Lloyds of London every time a ship was lost at sea.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Why ban these campervans?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Tailor Giuseppe Nutile has closed down his La Grande Moda shop in Great Yarmouth after 28 years running the business. He is however looking to re-locate to Gorleston. 

Picture: James Bass

A changing of the times and fortunes in Great Yarmouth has led to one of the town’s long-time store owners shutting down shop.

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