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A special survey of Norwich Castle’s mound is to begin next month as the ambitious quest to return the castle’s keep back to how it was in its days as a medieval royal palace gathers pace.

Keith Skipper wonders if some carols need a Norfolk makeover...

Keith Skipper remembers an eventful night carolling round his Mid-Norfolk village.

Across the region and across the world, people will be gathering for their local carol services. Trevor Heaton explores the enduring appeal of these very special events.

A restoration of a Norfolk church which once fell victim to vandals will soon be complete after 10 years of hard work, thanks to a £25,000 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant.

Just weeks after a Norwich pub announced it was closing its doors for the “final time” it has reopened with the help of new owners.

Erosion from tides on Blakeney Point in north Norfolk has briefly revealed what’s believed to be the wreck of a German aircraft, shot down during the Second World War.

Pubs are given some weird and wonderful names nowadays but there is one which has just opened in Norwich which is spot on - it really is the Last Pub Standing in a street which once boasted around 60 public houses and a number of breweries.

Metal railings surrounding a ruined church are finally coming down on Monday.

A topping out ceremony in Wells has heralded an important milestone in the multi-million pound renovation of its arts and heritage centre.

A large plot of land has been returned to an historic estate after being acquired by the National Trust.

It has provided a platform for a galaxy of musical superstars over the years and now the University of East Anglia has produced a book to list all the gigs that have been held there over the past 50 years.

A life-long love of archaeology has led to 55-year-old Rhiane Keeley from Hellesdon becoming site director for a major dig.

If you jog backwards you put on weight. Or so says Keith Skipper anyway. Hmm.

Collectables: Mike Hicks on a rarity of the Matchbox range.

It was a taste and a flavour of the exotic which changed the eating habits of the people of the city and county... well, those with a few bob in their pockets.

Norwich Cathedral is one of the city’s most famous landmarks and was the largest building in East Anglia when it was completed 
in 1145.

It’s all in the game for the future of Norfolk’s countryside, says Keith Skipper.

The multi-million pound Wells Maltings development, to create a new arts and cultural centre in the seaside town, has reached a project milestone.

News that a historic part of Lowestoft will undergo major regeneration has been heralded as a crucial step forward for the town.

When Cromer-based scientist-turned-author Rosie Hendry first put pen to paper a few years ago and sent her efforts to short story magazine People’s Friend, she was delighted when the popular weekly title wrote back to say it planned to publish her work.

Each week we take a look back at a match report and pictures from a historic Norwich City game.

A new book from Cromer-based Poppyland Publishing digs deeper into the 19th century phenomenon that was Poppyland.

The public were today urged to help raise £145,000 in a race against time, so treasure found in a Norfolk field can go on show at Norwich Castle.

A historic part of Lowestoft that links the town to the original fishing village has been selected for a major regeneration project.

A student who found an Anglo-Saxon treasure in a Norfolk field hopes his discovery will help him put a deposit down on a house - after his remarkable find was valued at £145,000.

In days of old, when knights were bold he’d keep ne’erdowells and plague carriers out of town.

One of the tallest windmills in the UK, which is on the ‘at risk’ register, could be safeguarded by a £350,000 council loan.

He was immortalised in a song by The Beatles and has a blue plaque commemorating him, but now one of Norwich’s most celebrated Victorians is to lend his name to a new tower taking shape in the city.

We’re all used to seeing Norwich’s landmarks as we walk around the city’s historic streets.

Former Lowestoft evacuees have gathered for their annual winter gathering at the Stella Maris Hall.

An extension to a popular independent cinema is back on the agenda.

The crew of a historic tall ship is looking to the future after an incredible journey.

Plans for a waste processing plant on the banks of the River Wensum have been resubmitted seven months after being rejected by councillors.

Collectors of antique brewery items gathered in Norwich yesterday to have their goods valued by experts.

A blue plaque has been unveiled on a drill hall in Great Yarmouth that was used to train soldiers for more than 70 years.

Under The Hammer: The latest in our monthly reports on what making the saleroom buzz, by Kevin Lines of leading East Anglian fine art and antiques auction house Keys Fine Art Auctioneers of Aylsham.

Collectables: Mike Hicks on the art of quilling.

A couple are trying to uncover the mystery disappearance of a well-known statue in Lowestoft.

The phrase ‘Beeching Axe’ is back in the news, with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling saying some lost railways could be reopened. Steven Russell looks back to the day the planned cuts rocked East Anglia

The Dereham branch of Co-op has presented the Watton museum with more than a thousand pounds for their campaign to digitise historic records.

A supporter of the North Norfolk Railway has made a generous offer to help get one of the organisations’ top engines back on track.

Proposals to demolish an old rectory in Blakeney, and replace it with a modern home, have come under fire at London’s High Court.

One of Great Yarmouth’s best known museums is encased in a scaffolding shroud.

The memoirs of a Norfolk man involved in the secret testing of “swimming tanks” at Fritton Lake during WWII have been published by a local society.

City councillors have added their support to the campaign to keep the Britvic and Colman’s factories in Norwich, which has seen more than 11,000 sign a petition set up by this newspaper.

Exciting plans to restore a ‘seafront cathedral of light’ have moved forward thanks to a council vote.

More details have emerged about what is planned at Great Yarmouth’s iconic Winter Gardens.

Museums across Norfolk are offering paid traineeships for people with a passion for all things heritage.

Keith Skipper has the perfect weapon to combat the tide of trendy babble that people speak these days - a bit of ‘proper Norfolk’.

Collectables: Mike Hicks looks at the varying fortunes of Royal Doulton figures.

Keith Skipper remembers the man behind Norfolk’s much-loved carved wooden signs.

A tree has been planted and dedicated in Thorpe St Andrew to celebrate the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 70th wedding anniversary.

Keys’ Christmas Poultry Sale is a great Norfolk tradition - and this year will see the 64th event.

An Art Deco pub on Great Yarmouth’s seafront has been preserved by a national heritage body.

Literary treasures of the past have inspired some thought-provoking 21st century designs for a special exhibition being presented at the Norfolk Heritage Centre this Saturday.

As a building it has gone through as many changes as the hundreds of showgirls and stars who have passed through its busy back stage.

Listed and listing, Great Yarmouth’s once magnificent Winter Gardens are held up by an internal scaffolding frame awaiting some more permanent form of rescue.

A Labour MP whose uncle was rescued off the coast of Cromer during the Second World War made a poignant visit to the town’s museum to see the lifeboat he was saved in.

A historic hotel in the heart of King’s Lynn is up for sale.

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