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Flashing fireworks will burst across the skies over Great Yarmouth as the resort prepares for its summer season of weekly displays.

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Nostalgia

Fingers crossed! Knock on wood three times. Put your clothes on inside out. Sneeze thrice before breakfast.

Both are long gone. One will never return, the other is a minor mystery. Time will tell?

A focal point of Great Yarmouth’s holiday industry has long been the Golden Mile. But for a few hours in 1956 it became the “Olden Mile” when the resort welcomed veteran cars ending their two-day rally.

In 2018, it is impossible to envisage pandemonium reigning in Great Yarmouth’s Regent Road, of all places.

It was a familiar chant from fans at Gorleston Football Club games at their old home ground - the Reccer - although it might have baffled visiting supporters from inland.

For decades they were a popular feature of the Great Yarmouth and Gorleston river scene.

Great Yarmouth Sport

Saturday league footballers are being asked to share their thoughts on a proposed new single pyramid structure at county and district levels.

Hart Stopper, under Jamie Spencer, landed the £20,000 feature race, the Diomed Developments Handicap, at Wednesday night’s Great Yarmouth racecourse Ladies Night meeting.

A handicap worth almost £20,000 to the winner is set to spice up the annual Ladies Night at Great Yarmouth racecourse on Wednesday evening.

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett is through to the final of the men’s wheelchair doubles at Wimbledon.

Gustavo Fernandez

Alfie Hewett has started his pursuit of a first Wimbledon men’s wheelchair singles final strongly.

Gustavo Fernandez

Great Yarmouth Events

Scores of events have now been organised to celebrate the first ever Norfolk Day this summer.

University of East Anglia

Excitement is building across communities ahead of this year’s Norfolk Day. Reporter SOPHIE WYLLIE explores how the inaugural event has sparked people’s pride for the county and created a strong sense of community spirit.

University of East Anglia

Paintings reflecting the gritty back streets of Great Yarmouth are among those on display in a week-long exhibition celebrating Norfolk Day.

Norfolk Day 2018

A “secret” garden is supporting a palliative care centre with an open day on Sunday.

James Paget University Hospital

A recital at Yarmouth Minster will be dedicated to the memory of Colin Fenn, who died in January.

Norfolk Entertainment

Scores of events have now been organised to celebrate the first ever Norfolk Day this summer.

University of East Anglia

Excitement is building across communities ahead of this year’s Norfolk Day. Reporter SOPHIE WYLLIE explores how the inaugural event has sparked people’s pride for the county and created a strong sense of community spirit.

University of East Anglia

Special buses will be put on this weekend as Little Mix return to Norwich on their latest tour.

Norwich

The 1st Earl of Leicester’s 18th century travels were the catalyst for the stunning array of art that greets visitors to north Norfolk’s Holkham Hall today. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

The Norfolk Day grand tour is at the halfway point as the county’s mayors and chairmen arrive in King’s Lynn.

Norfolk Sport

Norfolk’s Alfie Hewett is through to the final of the men’s wheelchair doubles at Wimbledon.

Gustavo Fernandez

Alfie Hewett has started his pursuit of a first Wimbledon men’s wheelchair singles final strongly.

Gustavo Fernandez

England’s World Cup dream came to an end in Moscow on Wednesday night, but what a summer of football it has been in Norfolk and Waveney.

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a breeding ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – reviews the 2018 British Formula 1 Grand Prix.

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