Unaccustomed as I am with the absurd, having watched the progress of football for 90 years lightheartedly I am going to make what you may think are a few light headed remarks about this game.


Regarding the ongoing uncertainty of the Marina Centre in Great Yarmouth and the activities currently under threat, has any thought been given to the current large piece of land on Yarmouth Road at Caister, adjacent to the stadium, until 2015 used as the heliport.

Marina Centre

Re-opening road needs to be priority


For goodness sake! An accident on Breydon Bridge in Great Yarmouth and the whole town grounds to a halt. This is absolute nonsense.

Norfolk County Council

Praise for NHS
and the Paget


Caring people came to my aid


Voltage Television are making a short film for one of their prime time programmes for the BBC, looking at the history of the fish finger in Britain.


Regarding your report concerning Camra’s objection to the change of use application for the Freed Man public house.

Reader Letters

Further to the recent correspondence on Norfolk place names, I refer to articles by Prof Trudgill on the pronunciation of Sprowston. In his item May 19, 2014 he quotes 949 of the boys out of 950 at the City of Norwich School in the 1950s as pronouncing the first syllable of Sprowston to rhyme with ‘now’.

Reader Letters

Charging more to park by increasing charges to evenings and year round will only deter people from coming to the town, especially young families and pensioners who are often on restricted funds.

Kay Grey

I fully support Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s stance against the proposal of seafront parking charges.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council

As a motorist for transport and a cyclist for leisure and fitness, I would like to make a couple of points.

Reader Letters

From The Potting Shed

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring is now showing its hand, the grass is starting to grow, and so are the weeds!

I use a mobility scooter on the road and I find that most motorists are considerate but there are a few that are not.

We must treasure NHS

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Over the last few years I have accompanied family members to hospital on numerous occasions, the latest visit being to the A&E department at the James Paget Hospital on Saturday, March 18.


Winds are heading our way

Rules encourage dumping

Was pancake race justified?


Thanks for your kindness

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I cannot let my stay in the James Paget Hospital’s A&E go by without saying a heartfelt thank you to the whole team for the patience and kindness shown to me during my recent stay there.

James Paget Hospital

Do more to improve town

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The market place is in a state

king street

The cruel facts of universal credit - a system foisted on claimants to replace the current system with a streamlined one-size-fits-all method of paying benefits.

UN Court

Letters, March 3 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Will MP change Brexit vote?


The sun was shining and it felt reasonably warm for the time of year, after those cold Easterly winds, so I decided to dust down my old trusty bicycle and go for a ride in the country, something I have done for some 50 plus years.

How nice to see the photo of Bob Pendle in Peggotty’s column. It took me back to my childhood when we used to go into his shop on North Quay with my father to buy wooden toys made, I believe, from timber salvaged from bombed buildings, this being the latter part of the war.

Letters, February 24 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Scooter ride on bucking bronco!

Pupils to shine at awards

Friday, February 17, 2017

Congratulations to Ludham Primary School for a brilliant result in reaching the last eight of the national The Tycoon in Schools competition.

For the past four years I have tried to get a grit bin for the steps between Cliff Hill and Beach Road in Gorleston, because they are often icy in the winter, but with complete failure.

Kay Grey

Letters, February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

A12 to A47 could bring investment

Alex Bain emailed us last week asking for details about what was on Great Yarmouth seafront prior to the Tower complex being built in the 1960s.

Letters, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pushchair users cannot be moved off

Brandon Lewis

It was wonderful to read the article about the old chapel in Nile Road along with the picture. It brought back lots of memories to me. I was born and brought up in the business next door, which was Bullards Bakeries now Koi Joi.

There have been several derisive comments made around the town about the long-awaited arrival of the Edge casino complex.


Letters, February 3 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

We will be worse off outside the EU


How frosts can affect plants

Monday, January 30, 2017

January 2017 seems (for a change!) to be following what we would expect at this time of year in terms of temperatures, which have so far led to a significant number of frosts. So how does frost affect plants?

Look back Great Yarmouth and prosper

Thursday, January 26, 2017

It’s simple really, Great Yarmouth, to rejuvenate your town you need to look back to your heydays.
I have been holidaying in your lovely place for more years than I care to remember - over 50! I came as a child and continue to have two long weekends a year, spring and autumn, to enjoy the sea, beach and landscape.
I no longer come for a lengthier stay as I cannot abide all the awful loud arcades with bingo callers you can hear 200-300 yards away - even from the beach. What have you done to yourself Great Yarmouth? You are tacky, and yet you have the most beautiful architectur along the seafront obscured by lurid colours and general tackiness. 
My advice to the people who live in Yarmouth is don’t look at eye level but stand back and gaze at the architecture of the once lovely hotels and guest houses along Marine Parade - obscured by the gaudy old-fashioned seaside look of the 1970s. 
You have to change and take a closer look at your seafront, that’s why people come to the seaside - to see the beach, and the sea, not tat!


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