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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.

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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.

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France
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.

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Australia
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.

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Belgium
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.

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European Union
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.

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Michael Gove
Sunday, June 4, 2017

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

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Donald Trump
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.

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ITV
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.

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Belgium
Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

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France
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.

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United Kingdom
Friday, March 10, 2017

Was pancake race justified?

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European Union
Monday, February 6, 2017

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

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France
Sunday, January 29, 2017

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

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Belgium
Thursday, January 26, 2017

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

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Belgium
Friday, December 30, 2016

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

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DOVER
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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United Kingdom
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

It travelled more than 120 miles, as the crow flies, from Belgium and fulfilled one woman’s dream.

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Belgium
Friday, July 8, 2016

It’s tough at the top – as Norfolk youngster Alfie Hewett was reminded in ruthless fashion on his return to Wimbledon.

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Belgium
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Alfie Hewett will help to make history at Wimbledon this week and is hoping to make the most of his big opportunity.

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United Kingdom
Friday, July 1, 2016

Scaremongering over bus changes

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David Cameron
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett will return to Wimbledon this year after being handed a wildcard for the first ever wheelchair singles tournament at SW19.

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Belgium
Thursday, June 2, 2016

Appalled to hear of centre closure

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David Cameron
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Norfolk wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett defeated world number six Gustavo Fernandez as Great Britain reached the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Japan.

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Turkey
Sunday, March 27, 2016

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

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Belgium
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Why ban these campervans?

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European Union
Friday, February 26, 2016

A former Navy gunner has received a top medal of valour for his action during the Second World War’s D-day landings.

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France
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Norfolk wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett made a sensational UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters debut in the USA.

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France
Friday, October 2, 2015

ACROSS the sea, war was raging in Europe, with many Great Yarmouth area men serving in the armed forces. At home, the town was hit by a German Zeppelin raid that killed two citizens and wounded others. The conflict had many repercussions hereabouts, including evening church services and cinema performances being cancelled because of a blackout, and trams not running after 7pm.

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Belgium
Monday, August 10, 2015

Two friends are set to take to the road in a 1998 Ford Cougar driving from England to Italy in five days, to raise money to help local children with disabilities and terminal illness.

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Ford

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