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Saturday, March 25, 2017

As mum-of-two Melanie Gilson watched her daughter Isla getting reading for her first day of school, she couldn’t help but reflect.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Seven people have been arrested in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere linked to the Westminster terror attack, police have revealed.

Norfolk supermoto ace Lewis Cornish is used to long-haul trips around the world competing in various international events.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

When the nation’s favourite motoring show asked to trial one of their machines for a segment in its new series, agricultural engineers GT Bunning & Sons jumped at the chance.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring has finally sprung today with large parts of East Anglia seeing blue skies and bright sunshine but it is not expected to last.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

East Anglia’s expertise in renewable power could be harnessed to drive green energy growth in the United States – thanks to a firm operating on both sides of the Atlantic.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pioneering cost-cutting technology for the pipeline industry is being hatched by a Norfolk company drawing on half a century of experience in the specialist sector.

Friday, February 17, 2017

The enormity of the Titanic legend guarantees that it will never die. People all over the world remain fascinated by the epic saga of the huge liner striking an Atlantic iceberg and sinking on her maiden voyage in 1912, resulting in the deaths of 1,513 of her 2,224 crew and passengers.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Great Yarmouth’s people are among the least supportive of the Donald Trump United Kingdom state visit ban.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK will go ahead despite widespread outrage over the travel ban on Muslims and refugees.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

This afternoon’s final of the World Women’s Matchplay Singles championship at Potters Resort will see the defending champion Ellen Falkner facing a challenge from the 2014 champion and 2015 runner-up Katherine Rednall, after the two finalists eased through in yesterday’s semi finals.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The International Arena at Potters Resort in Hopton-on-Sea came alive when a couple of coach-loads of supporters turned up to cheer on their club-mates, James Rippey and Tony Webb, from Chelmsford and Hitchin respectively.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Pop superstar George Michael has died peacefully at home, to become the latest of a number of musicians to pass away in 2016.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Do views south of town not count?

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.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Alfie Hewett’s magnificent year is set to conclude with Cantley’s Rio Paralympics silver medallist unexpectedly making his debut at next week’s NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in London.

Monday, November 21, 2016

There has been more noise in the skies over the North Sea today as US fighter jets have been involved in training missions.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Office stationery brand Staples is to disappear from the UK high street after its US owner sold the struggling business.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Great Yarmouth strongman has lifted his way to a bronze medal on the world stage.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A woman who owned a hotel in Great Yarmouth has died at the age of 55.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dr Norman (Nick) McIver a popular GP and the key UK diving physician during the early years of the North Sea oil industry has died aged 76.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, declared Shakespeare in his play Romeo and Juliet in 1597. Some 350 years later US songstress Kitty Kallen reminded us that “Little things mean a lot” – her 1954 hit record.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Clowns have been spotted all across Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A team of cadets took to the airwaves to celebrate 75 years of the Air Training Corps.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Always spell the surname right and get the initials correct! Nothing annoys people more than finding them wrong in the paper.

Friday, September 16, 2016

It takes very little to jog the memory and prompt a bout of nostalgia. In this latest case, the catalyst was a letter to the editor published in a recent Mercury.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

A former pilot at Great Yarmouth Port has died at the age of 87.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Despite sharing a name, (Great) Yarmouth in Norfolk is a world apart from Yarmouth in the northeasternmost US state, Maine. Despite the 14 hour transatlantic flight between them they are both coastal towns, but only one is home to Pleasure Beach!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

A woman with roots in Caister and Filby is continuing her dream of studying in the USA, after she bagged a prestigious football scholarship two years ago.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

While preparing today’s column, I read that national glasses chain Specsavers is seeking to trademark “should’ve” and “shouldve” to protect its advertising slogan.

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