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At one of the region’s favourite family attractions, October is transformed into Shocktober as Dinosaur Adventure becomes Norfolk’s biggest live scare attraction – if you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of the most terrifying surprise yet.

We used to be regular visitors to our local park, the children and I.

You don’t need a thermometer to spot that summer finally arrived for a day or two this week – you just needed to glance outside to see the wall of flesh approaching you and in particular, the British Bare-Chested Man.

From Cromer crabs to Morston mussels, artisan beers to salty samphire, Stacia Briggs discovers what’s on the menu at the North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival.

I used to be one of those people who couldn’t understand why people got in such a state about Christmas

It’s the pot of tea at the end of the rainbow...

“My uncle and aunt come to Thetford Forest all time with their bikes and they keep saying to me ‘Come to Thetford! Bring your bike!’ So I’m doing this gig, instead…”

“Ruby has gone dark!” hissed a spook in Fearless, ITV’s new thriller starring the fabulous Helen McCrory.

It was a day of mixed emotions and mixed weather, a day when heartfelt thanks were given to a group of heroes who made their first visit more than seven decades ago but whose legacy will last forever.

She will be given a heroine’s send-off, a fitting tribute to a woman who put her heart and soul into making sure the heroes of Normandy were always remembered.

It’s a very different battle to the one they fought on Normandy beaches 73 years ago today but, for the D-Day veterans, it is just as vital – to ensure that what happened is never forgotten.

Seventy-three summers ago, in the pre-dawn hours, planes rumbled down runways, gliders and paratroopers slipped through the sky, an armada turned the Channel black with ships and more than 150,000 brave souls set off towards a tiny sliver of sand upon which hung the course of freedom and history.

Seventy-three Normandy summers have passed since soldiers appeared on French beaches like a surprise storm.

Race Horse Company, Super Sunday, Norwich Theatre Royal

Opinion: Stacia Briggs has had enough of Facebook bragging, and the rest. Stop it - stop it now.

Aldeburgh is a beautiful seaside town to visit regardless of the season, with its thriving high street, beautiful buildings, fresh-fish shacks and colourful boats on the shingle beach, this stretch of Suffolk’s heritage coastline is a treat for all the senses and is awash with things to see and do.

As the first local strawberries arrive in the shops, roadside stalls and allotments, Richard Hughes reminisces about the forthcoming Fenland strawberry harvest

Research has pinpointed the most stressful time of day for mothers – apparently it’s at 5.55pm, also known as Stop-Fighting-Switch-It-Off-Just-Eat-It o’clock.

Second Chance Summer: Tuscany sent 10 strangers aged from 38 to 58 for two months to La Bandiaccia, a Tuscan paradise and 250-acre estate complete with an olive farm, vineyard, B&B, star-studded violet skies and neighbours who are either stunningly attractive, ludicrously wise or both.

Archant’s entertainment reporter Stacia Briggs travelled to Manchester for an exclusive interview with chart-toppers Take That at the launch of the band’s new musical, aptly named The Band, ahead of tickets going on sale for their Norwich show today. Here, she gives us an insight into what we can expect...

The narrator of my meditation app (I realise I have lost about 98 per cent of you in those six word) spends 10 minutes a day bathing me in peace, soothing my soul, gently encouraging me to create calm from chaos: I do not think Ambient Andy would like Line of Duty one bit.

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