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Daring pilots battled rough seas and wind while taking part in offshore powerboat racing in Lowestoft.

All lines between Norwich and Lowestoft are blocked following a swing bridge failure.

The long hot summer is behind us leaving memories of glorious beach days, sunny barbecues, flip flops, and ice creams. But how was it for our holiday attractions? Liz Coates spoke to tourism businesses to see if the hot weather delivered an equally blazing business boost.

EDP winners choose the name for zoo’s sea lion pup

Norfolk’s tourism industry saw a record-breaking year in 2017 as the county welcomed more visitors than ever before.

Almost half of Journal readers believe that dogs should not be banned from external areas of pubs.

A north Norfolk council has awarded more than £14,000 to nine community organisations to focusing on heath and wellbeing.

The number of overnight trips made to north Norfolk in 2017 rose by more than 12pc year on year, compared to just three per cent in England.

The owners of a well-known north Norfolk landmark which once belonged to singer James Blunt’s family are hoping to share its beauty and charm with more visitors this Christmas.

The arts based development charity which has brought some of the most talented international street artists to Great Yarmouth is hoping to continue ‘representing the entertainment heritage’ in Yarmouth.

It’s been a tough race, you chose your five favourite GoGoHares and now it’s time to vote in The Grand Final and crown your winner.

A flagship tourist attraction has been closed to the public over fears that a dangerous tree could collapse.

A Norfolk attraction is stoking up its engines after announcing ambitious plans to invest £4 million into a new interactive children’s experience.

Thousands of people descended on the Sandringham Estate for two days of country sports, rural pursuits and family attractions that celebrate Norfolk’s rural life.

Around 30,000 people are expected to flock to the 19th annual Maritime Festival in Great Yarmouth this weekend.

Leaders from across Suffolk came together to discuss the ongoing work to transform Lowestoft and secure a bright economic future for the coastal town.

Take your taste buds on a culinary journey around the world in Norwich city centre.

A £68m signalling upgrade will see no trains run between Great Yarmouth and Reedham for at least six months.

Youngsters got the chance to forge their own vision of the future at the Forum yesterday as they built concepts of what the city might look like by 2040 - in Lego.

Two holidaymakers have expressed their disgust at the state of a Pontins resort on the coast of Suffolk.

A faulty swing bridge means all trains between Lowestoft and Ipswich have been cancelled, with services now starting at Oulton Broad South until the problem is fixed.

A north Norfolk nature reserve has secured a top spot in a survey of the UK’s hidden gem holiday locations.

Tourist attractions in Norfolk have defended their ticket prices after questions were raised over the value for money of their offerings.

An online survey has been created to help redesign a coastal town.

A celebration of man’s best friend will be coming to Norfolk this Bank Holiday weekend, as a popular two-day dog show returns.

A Norfolk-based holiday home company says it has seen booking growth of more than 40% in the year since it rebranded.

Just a decade ago, holiday business Richardsons was a company in need of direction.

A YouGov poll has revealed that York is considered the most liked city in the UK by 55,000 people.

All About Dogs Show is back in Norfolk for its eighth year this bank holiday weekend.

Ever wondered what tourists are told when they hop on the City’s Sightseeing tour? We sent a newcomer to the city and someone who has lived here all their life to find out what you can learn about Norwich.

Cromer Carnival’s family day saw crowds turn out in force for a fun-filled programme of entertainment featuring attractions ranging from music and magic, to dancing, drumming and donkey rides.

Two digital trails that enable people to discover more about Wymondham’s past have been downloaded by more than a thousand people in two months.

Looking for a holiday home with a difference? East Anglia boasts all kinds of weird and wonderful homes from home.

Norfolk has claimed a quarter of the top 20 spots across the most visited free and paid for attractions in the East of England in 2017.

Norfolk has been revealed as one of the top summer holiday destinations in the UK.

Battlefield heroism and a deadly coastal air raid will 
be highlighted when Great Yarmouth’s Maritime Festival explores the impact of the First World War on the town.

There is nothing fishy about a Norfolk tourist attraction’s new garden feature – except its shape.

Hundreds of years ago, Dereham Market would serve local residents with important items from cattle to other traditional goods.

Suffolk’s tourism trade has seen its biggest boom for a decade – with the visitor economy reaching the £2 billion mark for the first time.

We all have a favourite holiday destination – a chocolate-box rented cottage, a picture-perfect beach or a favourite spot we can go back to again and again.

Cromer Carnival is the highlight of the summer season in the sunny seaside town.

The sale and marketing of 70 new beach huts plots for Gorleston seafront has been approved by Great Yarmouth Borough Council under a £270,000 scheme.

The new general manager of a Norfolk hotel is eyeing improvements as he looks to boost its profile as a resort for social, business and sporting guests.

The Broads has followed in the football-steps of Norwich City 
by going Dutch.

Members of the Broads Authority have elected the committee’s new chairman.

A masterplan to maximise the potential of one of the region’s most prominent rivers has received the backing of the Broads Authority.

As the scorching sunshine shows no sign of letting up, one of the region’s swimming hotspots has been enjoying one of its best ever summers.

Businesses, charities, communities and individuals have pulled together to back the special day which takes place on Friday, July 27.

As the summer holidays get underway, here’s a look at everything you need to know ahead of Old Buckenham Airshow 2018, from what’s on to how much tickets cost.

The vision for the Broads National Park Visitor and Education Centre at Acle will be revealed at a meeting of the Broads Authority today.

Norfolk Day ambassadors Charlie Hodson and Ruddy Muddy are visiting events across the county on the big day.

Trains from Lowestoft have been hit by two failures meaning trains are unable to run to Norwich.

A popular summertime attraction that ferries passengers along one of the region’s most picturesque stretches of river is back up-and-running.

A new Visitor Information Centre has opened up in the Wells Maltings building.

People familiar with the Norfolk dialect will know that a bishy barnabee is what people from around these parts call a ladybird - but now there are Bishy Barney boats too.

Greater Anglia has announced changes to the timetable this weekend due to late notice engineering works taking place between Bethnal Green and London Liverpool Street

A proposal to charge visitors to Norwich £1 per night has been branded as “ridiculous” and “a great way to discourage tourists”.

Smokers are being asked to stub out before they arrive at Old Buckenham Airshow this weekend.

More than 400 motorbikes will roar into Sheringham on Saturday, signalling the start of the town carnival’s packed programme of events.

Nearly two months of hot, sunny weather has put Norfolk’s tourism businesses back on track after a disappointing start to the year – with some now exceeding last year’s performance.

A boat that ferries passengers along one of the region’s most picturesque stretches of river remains out of service after its engine failed.

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