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Bob Vousden had a hairy moment after tackling the hairpin bends on a mountain road when the brakes failed in his well loaded Morris 1000.

A new £2 million environmentally friendly visitor centre has opened at the Holkham National Nature Reserve to help accommodate its 800,000 annual visitors.

As Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress design is unveiled, Nicola Barrell takes a look at Royal wedding gowns through the ages

The new owners of a boarded-up pub in Thorpe St Andrew remain tight-lipped over its future.

A “provocative” vision for how Norwich city centre needs to adapt to keep up with the changing times is to be published.

It began with just eight singers performing Christmas carols in an old farm shed.

Veterans returned to their wartime headquarters in Lowestoft for a poignant annual event.

As part of our new series, Norfolk Pipe Dreams, looking at the schemes which didn’t make it. Lauren Cope recalls the £80m dream Technopolis.

Children’s variety show Crackerjack was a highlight of the TV week, entertaining children and families for 29 years. Lynne Mortimer talks to Suffolk author Alan Stafford about the inside story of the teatime TV classic

More than £5m is being spent on conserving one of Norfolk’s most-treasured historic buildings.

An event which is simply scrumptious has been organised in mid-Norfolk to celebrate all that is crunchtastic about the humble apple.

Every week we feature a match report and pictures from a historic Norwich City game. Today it’s Norwich City 3 Ipswich Town 1, on October 11, 1996.

Officials of the Halesworth to Southwold Narrow Gauge Railway Society have expressed delight after a classic British locomotive made its way to a workshop near Halesworth.

Youngsters from Great Yarmouth have been shortlisted for an award after learning new skills working on heritage projects around the world.

A charity is on the hunt for volunteers to help restore the medieval aspects of their town.

They were acquired over many years by the founder of one of Fakenham’s most famous businesses and put on display in a museum.

It was written: “A more honourable man and patriotic citizen of Norwich it would be impossible to find.” Derek James tells the story of the extraordinary Sir Peter Eade.

A Cromer town councillor is appealing for information about a Northrepps man who died in a World War Two raid.

Concerns have been raised over the future of a Norwich printing museum amid plans to demolish its home.

Scientists have unlocked the hidden secrets of a severely burnt Norfolk stroll dating back to the 16th century using new X-ray methods.

The BBC has launched its Music Memories website which can trigger precious memories for people suffering from dementia. Lynne Mortimer explores the website and discusses the power of music.

Historic links between two counties, two towns and two stations have been further enhanced with the unveiling of a special information panel, which recalls the wartime evacuation of schoolchildren.

An ambitious bid to revamp Norwich Castle’s historic keep has secured £9.2m from lottery chiefs - and work could start in summer next year.

A special exhibition of artwork inspired by beer and brewing is now on show at a mid-Norfolk museum.

Magnificent machines from the early days of motoring to the modern era filled Reepham’s Market Place for a day which drew petrol heads from far and wide.

Do you wish you were by the seaside today? Or would you simply like to see what the BBC are doing putting up a big Christmas tree in the middle of Cromer Pier?

Do you agree with Mike Read’s remark that there are too many blue plaques?

Projects in Swaffham and Thetford will benefit from a share of Breckland Council’s Market Towns Initiative funding.

An American filmmaker is on a mission to document as many Second World War veterans as possible before they die.

A decision over the future of the site of the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News’s Prospect House is due to be made by city councillors next week.

A popular annual calendar showcasing archive photographs of the North Walsham area will spark off many happy memories.

Lost episodes of Dad’s Army could be re-made with a new cast.

It was 12 years before Sharon Willmott was able to afford her first car, a £20 1948 Morris Minor, but she then kept ‘him’ for more than 20 years... with the help of her father.

It’s regarded as the most accurate mechanical clock in the world, but three years after it was packed away into storage, there is still no sign of the Gurney Clock going back on public display.

An entertaining new show, which is touring venues across Suffolk, has opened to sell out performances in Lowestoft.

A special conference will mark the 20th anniversary of the discovery of seahenge.

Great Cressingham Victorian School is to open its doors for free on Sunday September 30, providing a chance to experience what life was like back in the 19th century.

A Norfolk wartime US airbase that became a museum is appealing for volunteers to help keep alive memories of the ‘friendly invasion’ of the American airmen.

An iconic Spitfire plane has departed from Norwich after starring in a range of special events over two days.

An event at the new Wells Maltings on Friday September 28 will provide an opportunity to learn about the process of creating the winner of the Wells Heritage Art Trail.

Roger Norvill found life with his 1931 Austin 7 could be an uphill struggle but playing hide and seek after fellow Servicemen’s good-humoured antics were all part of the fun.

The war had ended, communities were being rebuilt and a new chapter had started. In 1945 Norwich City Council published its 50-year vision for Norwich, giving a blueprint for a future fine city. But how much was achieved, and how much remains a pipe dream?

Members of our Norwich Remembers Facebook group have been sharing their favourite fish and chip shop memories.

Pupils from Dereham’s schools marked the International Day of Peace on Friday September 21 with a town centre ceremony.

Those who have lived in Norwich for two decades or more will remember that before Next was there, a different store dominated the top of Hay Hill.

Wartime re-enactors, 1940s vehicles and even a Winston Churchill lookalike were in Swaffham on Saturday September 22 for the town’s Dad’s Army event.

The rediscovery of the remains of a Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 bomber on the north Norfolk coast has sparked a renewed interest in such incidents during the Second World War.

The legend that is Icarus Hines is stepping down from running his butcher’s shop in Cromer - but the business will continue under new management.

A weekend of events to remember those who sacrificed their lives for peace will take place in Dereham later this month.

Modern-day warplanes from Marham will join Spitfires and Hurricanes in the skies as the RAF celebrates its centenary.

Viewers from around the world will soon be able to see the Mid Norfolk Railway in Dereham feature in the popular BBC television drama series Bodyguard, with Netflix acquiring the rights to broadcast the series to viewers outside the UK and Ireland.

The rediscovery of remains of a Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88 bomber which crash landed in north Norfolk in 1941 has sparked the memory of a woman who saw the bomb the plane dropped.

The exotic and diverse collection of one of the country’s most renowned antique dealers is to go under the hammer at a sale in Norfolk.

A bid from and aircraft manufacturers could once again see flying machines touch down on a former RAF runway.

It has taken years of tireless planning, fund-raising and determination.

The 75th anniversary of one of the most infamous Second World War bombing raids by Norfolk-based American aircrews is to be marked at a film night.

From being awarded a £100,00 EU grant to featuring in a hit new BBC thriller, it’s been a busy year for one of Norfolk’s heritage railway lines.

The remains of a Luftwaffe bomber found on a Norfolk beach could find a home at an air museum in the county.

Graham Coe’s first car was a Ford Prefect 107E and he aimed to keep it as immaculate as the previous owner had done with plenty of polish and a plastic cover to protect it.

The Heritage Open Days Festival in Lowestoft “far exceeded all our expectations” according to organisers following two weekends of events, tours, and activities celebrating the town’s heritage.

The history of Dereham during the Victorian times is featured in a newly published book which looks at the life of a former vicar of the town.

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