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The vital role of the railways in the First World War was brought into sharp focus at a Tracks and Trenches living history weekend hosted by the North Norfolk Railway.

Studded with ancient villages and bustling market towns, south Norfolk has plenty to offer. Reporter Stuart Anderson spent a day discovering the hidden gems of the county’s southern reaches.

With just one month to go until the Holkham Country Fair, preparations are underway to provide a weekend full of countryside fun.

A new guided kayak trail along the River Yare aims to get people outdoors and active while also allowing them to explore the natural world from a completely unique perspective.

It’s certainly been a scorcher of a week. Before temperatures dip, make the most of the hot weather with a night away at one of the region’s best campsites.

The unmistakeable roar of Harley Davidson engines will return to Fakenham this year for a second rally in the town set to be three times bigger than the first.

Coastal resorts and businesses from Hunstanton to Lowestoft reported a busy few days as temperatures soared across the region on Sunday and Monday.

High temperatures continue to play havoc with train services as heat-related speed restrictions are enforced between Norwich and London.

There are few fishing destinations that rival the Broads for its scenic beauty, miles of lock-free waterways, rich heritage and diversity of fish species.

Two East Anglian attractions at the heart of conservation programmes designed to save endangered lemurs have been supported by a local business.

With a host of activities and events taking place across the county this weekend, here are just a few ideas of what to do.

North Walsham will be celebrating two openings in the town this week, as the town welcomes a new playground as well as the return of their Information Centre.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are a few suggestions.

Nature lovers keen to get an early look at the redeveloped Earsham Wetland Centre can take part in a special evening walk at the site on Friday, June 23.

A children’s book telling the tale of a little ginger cat and his pals has scored a hit with North Norfolk Railway’s army of volunteers, many of whom are able to spot cartoon-like versions of themselves in its colourful pages.

Cruising along at 35mph might sound like a leisurely drive home to most of us. But Nick Taylor is driving most of the length of the UK - over 1,000 miles - at this speed, and this is no ordinary journey.

A new amusement ride for thrill-seekers has arrived on Great Yarmouth’s seafront.

The organisers behind a huge motorbike event in Great Yarmouth have said it will be a great day for all.

One of north Norfolk’s oldest and best-loved tourist attractions is celebrating 40 years in the industry this weekend, with a fairy-themed garden party featuring cabaret performers, live music, children’s entertainment and a picnic.

The first phase of a £1m scheme to improve and promote Beccles Quay has got under way.

A young enterprising media student has seen an ambitious pitch for work experience pay off with the chance to film and photograph his home town’s biggest music event of the year.

The beauty of the Broads has for centuries inspired authors to pen some of the world’s most famous books. Now literature lovers can uncover the origins behind some of the titles through two trails showcasing the region’s rich history.

A colony of bee orchids has flowered again in a local wildlife spot known as the “meadow in the city.”

Every effort should be made to preserve and protect Norfolk’s abundance of historical buildings and sites from the “tragedy” of decay, tourism and heritage officials said.

An eye-catching cityscape mural has been revealed in Norwich city centre on Pottergate in the latest chapter of Norwich Business Improvement District (BID)’s City of Stories project.

Passengers at Cromer Station this morning received a surprise as they stepped onto the platform and were greeted by a vintage steam train.

Plans have been unveiled to open a new holiday park, near Dereham, which would feature luxury lodges and an outdoor swimming pond.

The North Norfolk Railway is gearing up for its popular annual Diesel Gala, which kicks off on Friday.

A couple visiting all of Britain’s 2,563 railway stations pulled into King’s Lynn on the latest leg of their marathon journey.

Visa applicants from outside the UK wanting to contact the visas and immigration service will now be charged £5.48 for every e-mail sent.

A search has been launched for the ultimate Norfolk sausage roll. Amateur cooks, professional chefs, butchers and bakers are being called on to enter the Porkstock Sausage Roll Off and create the ultimate Norfolk sausage roll. The winner will take part in a national competition in early 2018.

Greater Anglia has apologised for toilets that were recently out of order on its Liverpool Street to Norwich service.

Greater Anglia has denied claims that it plans to reduce the number of its ticket offices to seven. The rail operator was responding to rail union RMT saying it would step up a campaign to fight a planned programme of ticket offices closures.

More than 100,000 new jobs could be created in the tourism industry, while consumers would also benefit from cheaper holidays if a reduction in VAT was implemented, it has been claimed.

A trespasser has caused disruption for train travellers heading between Norwich and Nottingham.

Tapestries are once again hanging in the King’s Room at Oxburgh Hall thanks to a painstaking process to digitally recreate them.

There were certainly surprises to be had as flocks of people made the journey into the wood at one of north Norfolk’s most popular tourists’ attractions.

Passengers on the North Norfolk Railway had a chance to re-live a classic TV comedy moment, when the popular attraction staged its annual Dad’s Army Live weekend.

Hundreds of people took a step back in time and enjoyed a vintage festival as Lowestoft was transported to the 1940s.

Sun-worshippers are out in numbers today as East Anglia enjoys one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Over 2,500 cyclists are set to descend on Holkham Hall this Bank Holiday weekend as the estate once again hosts the cycling festival Pedal Norfolk.

Four gardens in Norfolk will be among 400 across the UK to open this Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate 90 years of the National Gardens Scheme.

Keen to take advantage of sunny skies and high temperatures, East Anglia holidaymakers are flocking to the coast for the long weekend.

After a successful reintroduction last year, a regular open-top seaside bus service will be resuming in Great Yarmouth just in time for half term.

A campaign group which aims to cut VAT on accommodation to boost the tourism industry will be visiting Great Yarmouth.

Exciting plans to revamp a seafront cinema have been given the go ahead.

Strumpshaw Steam Rally fires up for its 25th anniversary, Dad’s Army invade North Norfolk Railway, there is two-wheel fun at Holkham and Sandingham, plus fireworks, country fairs, retro computer games and more for all the family.

If it’s as hot as they’re forecasting it will be, one thing’s as sure as sunburn this weekend.

Going back to work after having children and finding something that fits in with the family can be a challenge.

Fears the Brexit vote would impact negatively on the number of foreign tourists coming to the region have proved unfounded, with some signs the opposite has in fact happened.

With a raft of new projects in the pipeline, Holt is set to cement its reputation as the “jewel in the crown” of north Norfolk, according to town mayor Duncan Baker.

Spark of Light, an original wooden motor cruiser built by Herbert Woods in 1927, underwent an extensive restoration over the winter and is now available for hire to the general public.

A Broads museum has asked businesses and members of the public to donate goods for an auction to raise funds.

Girl guides help Strumpshaw Steam Museum prepare for one of the UK’s largest steam rallies later this month.

Plant lovers just can’t wait to get their green fingers on this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. So what can visitors expect from next week’s floral spectacle?

A change of focus has seen membership of Broads Tourism double in the past year setting the organisation up for a bright future.

Mammoth discoveries on the North Norfolk coast could be bigger than the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, if marketed properly, according to a local tourism operator.

If you’ve been to Sunny Hunny this weekend, do you wish you could have caught the train?

Three north Norfolk youngsters had a chance to have their artwork professionally framed and put on show to the public, as a part of an annual competition run by Stody Lodge Gardens, near Holt.

A giant statue of a fisherman could be built at a beauty spot in North Norfolk to celebrate its association with the sea and attract more visitors to the area.

Three of Norfolk’s largest marinas are gearing up for their inaugural boat show.

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