A popular Norfolk Broads discount shop is celebrating Christmas in style despite a challenging few months from persistent flood alerts.

Tide levels remain high in Potter Heigham, with businesses taking a hit since the aftermath of Storm Ciarán in November.

Lathams remains open, despite the ongoing flood alert for Rivers Bure, Ant and Thurne. Staff have been working hard to remain open and serve its customers, especially in the build-up to Christmas.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Lathams' store manager John Goldie. Picture - James WeedsLathams' store manager John Goldie. Picture - James Weeds (Image: James Weeds)Store manager John Goldie said: “Apart from three hours on that very first morning four weeks ago, the store has remained open every single day.

"The team has been fantastic, always working hard to go the extra mile."

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The Christmas train inside Lathams. Picture - LathamsThe Christmas train inside Lathams. Picture - Lathams (Image: Lathams)The shop has transformed into a Christmas wonderland, with gifts, treats and decorations in stock. And Santa's Grotto has returned to help customers get into the festive mood.

"Even the floods couldn't stop Santa Claus from coming to see us," Mr Goldie added.

While the rear car park remains out of action, parking is still available across the road. Staff are on hand to help with heavy items. 

Santa’s Grotto can be booked in advance by searching 'Lathams - Santa's Grotto' online.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Christmas trees inside Lathams. Picture - LathamsChristmas trees inside Lathams. Picture - Lathams (Image: Lathams)