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Your Town | Great Yarmouth

Population: 70,234

Nearby Towns: Lowestoft, Gorleston, N.Walsham

From a traditional, hard-working and prosperous fishing town Great Yarmouth became one of the top holiday resorts in the UK.

Bombed in the first-ever air raid - by Zeppelin in the first world war - it became a major port target for the Germans in the second world war. The changing fortunes of the town meant it had to veer away from its dependency on herring, and instead turned its attention to tourism, attracting millions of holidaymakers to its hotels, guest houses and burgeoning number of caravan and chalet parks. Major stars of showbiz mingled with happy holidaymakers who flocked to their shows... but when the holiday on the Continent became more attractive, the resort's fortunes dwindled once again.

Great Yarmouth has been re-inventing itself throughout the decades and centuries and it continues to change, more recently with an outer harbour and enterprise zones to attract offshore companies and creating hundreds of jobs.

Its heritage is recognised as being one of the best in East Anglia, with an ancient town wall and many museums and places of interest, including the award-winning Time and Tide Museum, Elizabethan House, Tolhouse Museum, the towering Nelson's Monument and the imposing Town Hall overlooking the busy and working River Yare.

Swathes of low-lying Norfolk could regularly flood within decades, claims a new report.

Priceless religious wall paintings are at risk, warns a charity launching an appeal to save them.

A round-Britain beach clean is coming to Norfolk.

An inquest into the death of a 25-year-old motorcyclist has been adjourned.

Technology which has led police to almost 1,000 arrests will soon be watching over Great Yarmouth.

A female ocean rowing team is set to row 80 miles around Norfolk's coast over the Easter weekend.

Pupils across Norfolk have been given a ewe-nique experience as part of a project to teach the county's children about livestock and farming.

A year without a summer? Sounds awful.

Funding boost for coastal towns

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Coastal regeneration schemes in Norfolk and Suffolk have netted more than £800,000 in government funding.

Inmates released from Norwich prison are being handed sleeping bags and warm clothing to prepare them for life on the streets as the number of homeless ex-offenders soars.

Commuters are being advised to check before they travel as faults cause train cancellations.

Passengers travelling between Norwich and Cambridge suffered the worst punctuality in the region in February as one in five trains arrived late.

Train travellers in Norfolk are facing disruption today after train faults caused a string of cancellations.

Commuters are facing delays and cancellations this morning due to a train fault.

Scores of communities across Norfolk are to benefit from more than £390,000 of transport investment from the county council.

Great Yarmouth's pubs were once a hive of activity - but now it seems punters looking for refreshment and chat are more likely to be greeted by boarded-up windows and peeling paint.

Rail passengers can expect disruption between Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Rail passengers in some parts of Norfolk and Suffolk will find themselves on roads, rather than tracks, due to trains being replaced by buses.

Two men who were arrested following three police raids across the borough of Great Yarmouth have been released on police bail for the second time.

Rail passengers will face nine consecutive days of disruption with the suspension of trains from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.

A country pub has gone on the market for £400,000 as a period property conversion with three detached homes on its footprint.

The man behind The Edge casino and leisure complex has said there is "clear interest" in bringing a multiplex cinema to Yarmouth.

Not one but two films featuring Great Yarmouth hit the big screen this year.

A Second World War engineer who had no known relatives was honoured at a funeral by members of the RAF association.

With Valentine's Day fast approaching we all hope to have secured a special gift for our loved one.

Sheringham Railway Station will shut for over a month so a new platform can be installed.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner it is time to embrace your romantic spirit and start planning how you and your loved one will spend the night.

Norfolk's Hollywood cinema chain has fallen into administration with two of the three theatres closing immediately.

You're in for a ball this Christmas at Norwich Theatre Royal as the first cast announcement for Cinderella has been made.

People living in a Norfolk town say they are "dismayed" after a bank announced its branch there will close.

Police believe that a Suffolk teenager who has gone missing from home may have travelled to the Norwich or Great Yarmouth area by train.

A teenager with links to Norwich and Great Yarmouth has gone missing.

A pageant contestant is hoping to raise some money for charity by auctioning her portraits of Harry Potter characters.

Trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth or London are being cancelled or delayed due to trains faults and signalling problems.

Two teenage girls were touched inappropriately as they travelled on buses in Norfolk earlier this month.

Testing of Greater Anglia's new trains is set to take place in daylight on more routes in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex from later this month.

Rail passengers between Norwich and Great Yarmouth are facing disruption because of a train fault.

Businesses are already suffering under the threat of Brexit, with company owners reporting funding being pulled and expansion plans being put on hold.

A fake Twitter account advertising a new bus service between Great Yarmouth and Norwich has been suspended.

Commuters are facing delays this morning following a number of train cancellations.

Former students of a Norfolk school have celebrated their success at an awards ceremony.

Trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth have been cancelled due to "disruptive passengers".

Overnight test runs between Norwich, Diss and Great Yarmouth are set to be carried out by two of Greater Anglia's new trains.

It's a time of year when many people are looking to improve their health and fitness.

A Norfolk railway station car park is to close for three weeks while signalling work is carried out.

A Suffolk teenager is missing after reportedly heading to a party, sparking a police appeal for information.

For most Norwich City fans recalling the club's historic win over German giants, Bayern Munich, is enough to put a twinkle in their eyes.

Nearly 4,000 people over the age of 65 in Norfolk are living with undiagnosed dementia, according to the NHS.

A Lowestoft rapper with paranoid schizophrenia has relived his experience behind bars and how his relationship with music pulled him through his darkest time.

Trains to Great Yarmouth will be disrupted for the first week of the New Year due to engineering works.

A man whose white removals van had its tyres slashed and window damaged has today issued a warning to others following a spate of white van thefts across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Whether it is a kick around at the park or walking out in front of an 80,000 strong crowd at Wembley, there is a level for everybody in football.

Bolting specialist Gee-Force Hydraulics is continuing its expansion on the east coast by taking tenancy in the hub at the offshore wind "centre of gravity."

Children from a Cromer school celebrated the festive season at a Christmas service featuring pupils from academies across Norfolk and Suffolk.

A Norfolk farmer and member of European parliament has told how he was embroiled in a major terrorist attack for the second time in two years.

Rock band Mud may have been feeling lonely at Christmas but to prevent the same happening to people in Norfolk, dozens of organisations are opening their doors to ensure no-one spends the festive season alone.

Nineteen community groups from across Norfolk and Suffolk have each received an early Christmas present in the form of a share of a £30,000 funding pot.

Rail passengers are being warned to check before they travel today due to series of engineering works on mainline and rural services to and from Norwich.

Greater Anglia's first new "bimode" diesel and electric train for rural routes has ventured out on to the region's rail network for the first time.

Mary Coleman's successor as mayor of Great Yarmouth has been agreed by councillors.

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