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A newly married couple have recreated their first date on Great Yarmouth’s iconic Joyland snails.

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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.

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A record field of 380 runners took part in the Great Yarmouth Road Runners’ Half Marathon on Sunday.

Following the disappointing opening day defeat at Newmarket joint-managers Martyn Sinclair and Adam Mason opted to leave out defenders Ady Ager and Jordan Forbes for a tough midweek fixture at Thetford.

Martyn Sinclair

Sophie McKinna confirmed her status as the British number one as she finished as the top Briton in seventh place in the shot put at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin.

Sophie McKinna

Sophie McKinna is through to the women’s shot put final at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin.

Sophie McKinna

Great Yarmouth Town joint boss Adam Mason feels the Bloaters are better prepared for the challenges of Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division football than they were last season.

Martyn Sinclair

Great Yarmouth Events

You don’t have to spend the week hiding from the rain - from the King of Rock and Roll to steam train rides, we take a look at what you can get up to this week.

Cromer

Running away to join the circus is a dream for some, but two talented Norfolk aerialists did just that and became a huge hit with audiences. Alan Ayres caught up with them in Cromer.

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Outdoor theatre lovers will be hoping for picnics and parasols when a professional touring company brings Shakespeare to a village garden setting.

There is a jam-packed programme of food and drink events taking place across the county this summer.

Norwich

Gorleston pub The Dock Tavern is holding its ninth annual charity music day on Sunday, August 5.

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Norfolk Entertainment

A man from Thetford will take total charge of planning his wedding day while his fiancée is kept in the dark in this week’s episode of Don’t Tell The Bride.

BBC

When you hear the name Marcus Brigstocke, chances are you’ll be expecting to hear comedy of a certain flavour.

United Kingdom

I’ve got Peter Kay and Katherine Ryan. Who tickles your fancy?

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From Miss Saigon to The Full Monty, there is something to suit every taste this season at the Theatre Royal.

Prince

The rain held off and the red, white and blue were flying high on Saturday night as The National Symphony Orchestra took to the grounds of Blickling Hall for the annual Great British Prom.

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