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Non-stop sunshine brought crowds out in force for the ninth annual Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival, held across the two towns on Saturday and Sunday.

Hundreds visited a seldom seen private estate for a gathering dedicated to dog walking.

A man who lost his home in an air raid during the Second World War has returned to his former school to present its pupils with a special commemorative book.

Keith Skipper relishes a collection of beautifully-observed Ronald Blythe prose.

It was 55 years ago this week when four young lads headed into Norwich to make music... and they had been “taught” how to play rock ‘n’ roll in Germany by a city-born rebel rouser.

The end of the road for Charles Drake’s 1947 Standard 10 Tourer was something of a moving experience on a foggy, frosty morning.

A £200,000 project which has seen a city centre church closed to worship for five months is now complete.

The scent of lilac transports Keith Skipper back to his mid-Norfolk childhood.

It was 150 years ago when a baby boy was born who would grow up to become a “second Dick Whittington” and one of the best-loved and respected men in Norwich. Derek James pays tribute to Sir Henry Holmes.

Rover, once a driving force of motoring, came to the end of the road in 2005 after a century of production. But a dedicated group of motoring enthusiasts is not only keeping the famous name alive but looking to grow Norfolk and Norwich Rover Owners’ Club across East Anglia. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out more about the romance of Rover.

A £1m scheme to revive a historic high street has begun as plans were revealed for the north Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone.

Researchers from Norwich’s Quadram Institute have discovered a new technique to suggest that coffee makers claiming to possess only high-quality ingredients are potentially defrauding their customers.

Antiques expert Mike Hicks looks at suffragette collectables.

Time is running out for art fans to catch the Inheritance exhibition at Norwich Castle and buy original works from the show.

For 75 years a grave in Lowestoft Cemetery had been marked “Ein Deutscher Soldat”.

Tony Hewlett had some explaining to do when his 1962 Ford Popular was used by criminals and he did not know it was missing. But it didn’t fare so well as a tow car.

It is a coastal village pub that is named in memory of nine brave lifeboatmen killed on a rescue mission in 1901.

Norwich’s last remaining gas holders will be dismantled this summer, but a new photography competition is inviting people to capture final snaps of the structures.

Visitors to a mid-Norfolk windmill will be transported back in time with the unveiling of a new attraction at its upcoming reopening event.

More than 60 cars later, David Woodhouse’s favourite is still his first – a 1949 Triumph Dolomite Roadster.

A much-loved North Walsham man’s life and work was remembered as the community unveiled a bench in his honour.

It was a devastating air raid that caused death and destruction.

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Cromer Pier when BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow arrives on Thursday, May 24.

A university romance was followed by years of speculation over when the future King and his girlfriend would finally wed.

A day dedicated to the history of the east coast will delve into the stories and heritage of Lowestoft and the surrounding area.

King’s Lynn Town Guides have introduced family-friendly worksheets to encourage more young people to take an interest in the town’s history.

Townsfolk turned out in force to help Sheringham leisure centre Splash celebrate its 30th anniversary at the weekend.

Before Dad’s Army even began, there were warnings at the BBC that it might be doomed. But creators David Croft and Jimmy Perry pressed ahead, the very first episode went out in July 1968, and the rest is TV history.

A building familiar to the thousands of football fans who pass it on their way to watch Norwich City play at Carrow Road has been spared demolition.

Fifty years of praise at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Sheringham will be celebrated with a special anniversary event.

Hundred of classic vehicles rumbled through the gardens of the Stody Estate near Holt this weekend as crowds turned out to see some of the county’s finest motors in action.

Beccles Museum is hosting a special book signing day on Friday, May 25 when local author Sheila Hutchinson will sign her latest book, Reedham and Berney Arms Railway.

A US woman is helping a Norfolk man stitch together his family tree, after reading about a new civilian memorial on the North Norfolk News website.

Being a schoolgirl in the late 1940s was much harder than today, according to ex-pupils from one Norfolk school.

The campaign chest of the Duke of Wellington’s right hand man, who died in the battle of Waterloo, will go under the hammer of a Norfolk auction house.

What sort of football team puts David Beckham, Grant Holt and Teddy Sheringham on the subs’ bench? A Norfolk-themed one, says Keith Skipper

Keith Skipper looks at the origins of one of the best-loved Norfolk dialect words.

They were 26 women who were killed in Great Yarmouth while they proudly served their country and defended our freedom.

Another important chapter in Dereham’s history has been written after the descendants of those killed in a brutal massacre nearly 80 years ago, met for the very first time.

Peter Lane bought a year-old Ford 100E van in 1961 and he and a school friend enjoyed some memorable, and eventful, camping trips in Scoland with it.

The group behind ambitious plans to bring the railway back to Fakenham refused to be deterred after being targeted by vandals for the second time in less than a year.

The first painted ceramic tiles have been laid today on the newly-refurbished toilet block in Hunstanton’s Heritage Gardens.

A Norfolk library is marking its 50th anniversary with a week of special events, children’s activities and celebrations, from May 19.

A Norfolk man has waited most of his life to see a memorial erected to honour three members of his family that died as a result of air raids in the Second World War.

It was billed as the wedding of the century, with the heir to the throne choosing a Norfolk-born noblewoman as his future Queen. But it ended in a £17m divorce.

The Princess Royal and Mark Phillips were married for almost 20 years after their glittering wedding at Westminster Abbey.

A North Walsham couple are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on the same day that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are getting married.

One of the region’s most popular dance and folk festivals will celebrate its 25th anniversary in a few weeks time, with an attempt at breaking the record for the largest Morris dance in the world.

Two vintage Second World War-era planes stood proudly among the modern fighter jets of the US Air Force during a heritage event at a Suffolk airbase.

Never lend money to people - it gives them amnesia, says Keith Skipper.

The 19th annual Wighton scarecrow festival got off to an impressive start today with more than 60 ‘mawkins’ on show.

Mike Hicks considers tea-linked collectables

The story of Duleep Singh and his cultural heritage and legacy will be celebrated in a week-long festival.

More than 700 ancient trees in Norfolk and Suffolk could be at risk of being felled if a change in planning policy goes ahead, The Woodland Trust has warned.

Under the Hammer: More news of what is making the salerooms buzz from Kevin Lines, of Keys Fine Art Auctioneers of Aylsham, the leading East Anglian fine art and antiques auction house.

The pictures are better on the raadio, says Keith Skipper - especially if you’re having your leg pulled.

Richard Batson tells how the Triumph Herald’s looks belied its dodgy driveability but an engine compartment you could almost walk into made it easy to maintain.

The listed status of an Art Deco derelict seaside Great Yarmouth pub has been confirmed after an appeal by its owners was rejected.

Tiny windmills are about to fill a north Norfolk town as part of a special summer trail.

As Norfolk Day approaches dozens of events are planned across a variety of communities. This week we focus on two special beers being brewed for the day.

Work is well underway to restoring one of Norfolk’s favourite pubs to its former glory.

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