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At first, I thought that thrilling Cricket World Cup victory by England would stimulate public interest at grass-root levels, only for a crushing defeat in the first Ashes Test against Australia slogging euphoria for six.

As anybody drawing an old-age pension will confirm, it is hard to change the habits of a lifetime.

Trains and Boats and Planes... This travel trio was the title of a Dionne Warwick 1966 hit song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

VE Day and VJ Day in 1945, celebrating the end of the wars in Europe and the Far East, are still recalled annually although nearly three-quarters of a century has passed.

One day, when I have a spare half-hour, I intend to jot down the cars I have driven since joyfully abandoning L-plates in the mid-1950s.

Not for the first time in the decades I have been penning this column, coincidence has astonished me. One thing leads to another.

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Caister produced a positive response to the departure of manager Ricci Butler to Gorleston as they won their opening match of the season in the Premier Division of the Anglian Combination in impressive style.

Gorleston parted company with manager Stewart Larter following last week's 8-0 defeat at Norwich United, which made it 12 matches without a win stretching back to last season.

For his first game in charge at the Wellesley Rob McCombe had to contend with 10 of his new squad being absent for various reasons.

If ever there was proof that the FA Cup can be a great leveller, it was proved by Gorleston and Norwich United as the road to glory began at the weekend.

Gorleston suffered a crushing 8-0 defeat on Tuesday night at the hands of a strong Norwich United side who look like they will be challenging at the top of the table this season.

Great Yarmouth Events

From Boudicca Way to Burgh Castle, head outdoors over August bank holiday weekend and try one of these brilliant Norfolk walks.

From a trampoline park to adventure play centre, don't let bad weather rain on your parade with plenty of brilliant indoor activities to enjoy in Norfolk.

From maize mazes to a maze of yew - places to get lost this summer

Great Yarmouth's Hippodrome Circus marks a very special anniversary this year: it's 40 years since owner Peter Jay has been at the helm and he is given a well-deserved tribute in the latest summer spectacular in a show packed with dazzling thrills.

From juicy strawberries and raspberries to crunchy apples, here are seven of the best places in Norfolk to pick your own fruit this summer.

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Caister produced a positive response to the departure of manager Ricci Butler to Gorleston as they won their opening match of the season in the Premier Division of the Anglian Combination in impressive style.

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