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Ronald Wood’s first set of four wheels was a Ford Squire van, followed by a Mini Traveller. They put him on the road to a car-buying bug which sees him buying a different model almost every year.

A north Norfolk church twice targeted by lead thieves has received a £95,000 National Lottery grant.

They were each once at the forefront of the nation’s defences now new war memorials have been unveiled to mark the site of three airfields.

King’s Lynn Festival has said it is “cautiously optimistic” about an anonymous philanthropist’s plans to revitalise the Guildhall of St George.

Four Staffordshire pottery mementoes of one of Norfolk’s most notorious Victorian murderers are to go under the hammer.

People are being invited to step back in time and discover some of Norfolk’s hidden gems and historic sites, during an eight day long celebration of the county’s heritage.

A historic Fakenham building which caught fire four years ago is set to re-open in two weeks time.

Pictures taken by a Gorleston man who has been photographing trains for almost 40 years have been used to create a 55m 
display at Great Yarmouth railway station.

King’s Lynn Town Guides’ new website enables people to book walks online.

A complex of buildings that made up the RAF Coltishall officers mess has fetched £827,000 at auction.

Ray Rose’s Standard 8 van was the business for transporting logs for sale but ended up on its roof on a nasty S bend.

Built a bewildering 500 years ago the oldest house in Gorleston is still at the cutting edge of local life - as a hairdressers.

King’s Lynn’s St George’s Guildhall could be revitalised by being turned into a new gallery complex.

The 1st Earl of Leicester’s 18th century travels were the catalyst for the stunning array of art that greets visitors to north Norfolk’s Holkham Hall today. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more.

Controversial proposals which would see Norwich’s last public grass tennis courts disappear have been revived, but people living nearby have not given up hope of saving them.

A north Norfolk heritage railway has added a sixth locomotive to its collection of steam and diesel engines.

Lynn from all Angles, this year’s King’s Lynn Festival exhibition, features the work of two artists who have shared a fascination for Lynn, its architecture, river and big skies.

Numerous events and activities have taken place showcasing culture and heritage during the Festival of Thetford and Punjab.

A Norfolk charity dedicated to preserving the county’s horticultural heritage has celebrated its 30th anniversary, with a visit from celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh and the launch of a new book on the work of legendary landscape designer Humphry Repton.

Hundreds of real ale fans turned out to the North Norfolk Railway at the weekend, to sample a selection of more than 120 brews on offer at the popular attraction’s annual beer festival.

A Second World War Home Guard battalion and legendary garden designer Humphry Repton were among the characters greeting visitors to Sheringham Park at the weekend, as part of a living history event organised by a group of National Trust volunteeres.

People can once again see fascinating archive photographs of North Walsham at an annual popular event.

The return of a popular nostalgia event will take King’s Lynn back to the 1940s.

It has come to represent Britain’s fighting spirit, a symbol of the courage of our wartime pilots as well as the excellence of our engineers.

The ultimate guide to Norwich is being revamped this year, and its author Michael Loveday wants your suggestions for what should be in the new edition.

Philip Fowles was given a beautiful 1950 Triumph Renown saloon when his father had to give up driving... on condition he ‘chauffeured’ him around. What a great deal!

One of the driest summers on record is helping to reveal some of Norfolk’s hidden history.

Some 9000 miles and several generations separate Vivienne Jarvis from her Great Yarmouth roots.

A cellar comprising several hundred bottles of top-quality vintage wine will go under the hammer as part of a three-day sale.

Plans have been submitted for the final stage of the restoration of a historic Norfolk ice house that is now home to rare hibernating bats.

Be it beautiful buildings, irritating signs, glorious gardens, picturesque parks or ugly eyesores, young people are being invited to help nominate the best and worst of Norwich.

A restored amphibious troop carrier which took part in the D-Day landings was the star of the show at a military heritage rally.

A festival celebrating the cultural link between Thetford and the Punjab has officially begun.

It was half a century ago when a monster was brought back to life to bring terror, torture and death across Norfolk and Suffolk...but those who met him said he was a jolly nice chap. Derek James reports.

An Indian singer, songwriter and actor has visited the region ahead of the launch of a cultural festival of which he is a patron.

Health staff and campaigners turned out in Cromer on Thursday to celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service.

In the latest in a series of profiles focusing on Cromer Carnival volunteers, KAREN BETHELL chats to Peter Burrows, who first took part in the parade in the year of the Queen’s coronation.

John Pollak tells of his motoring pleasure, and scrapes, in Samantha, a 1948 Vauxhall Wyvern, and how she helped King Harold on a college rag week stunt.

One of the region’s most popular dance and folk festivals will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the weekend, with attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the largest Morris dance.

It’s 21 years since we lost film legend James Stewart, on July 2 1997. But his legacy lives on through his movies, and he is also fondly remembered for his wartime service in East Anglia.

As the countdown to Norfolk Day continues, we have teamed up with the new National Centre for Writing to run a special competition asking readers to celebrate our county with words.

A mid Norfolk heritage railway line has signed a deal worth more than £3m with Greater Anglia.

Keith Skipper remembers an old friend from Downham Market, the local legend Tinker Taylor.

In his final feature for the EDP, Trevor Heaton reflects on what makes Norfolk different to anywhere else - and reveals the three things he’s learned about the county.

A planning inspector’s sentiments have Keith Skipper baffled.

When Tony Shipp was asked to organise a day of children’s events for Cromer carnival in 1971, it was the beginning of almost fifty years of dedication to local life that saw him made an MBE for services to the community.

As the town gears up for its annual action-packed week of fun for all the family, KAREN BETHELL spoke to him about his fondest carnival memories.

After seven years of motorcycling and the excesses of fresh air, Keith Shaw thought a 1939 Standard Flying Nine open tourer would provide some compensation.

Archaeologists working in Suffolk on one of Europe’s largest ever digs have uncovered a site of “international significance” revealing fresh details of life in the county thousands of years ago.

A market town has become potentially the first in the UK to created an augmented reality smartphone experience for its residents and visitors.

A pebble which has been sculpted into the earliest known depiction of a couple having sex is to go on display in a Norfolk library, as part of a British Museum tour exploring gay history.

A heritage walk which aims to trace more than 700 years of the history of St Margaret’s church is taking place this Friday.

It was a bed fit for a king - and specialist textile workers at a facility in Norfolk have spent more than 10 years restoring it.

A baton relay marking 100 years since the formation of the RAF has arrived at the country’s most easterly point.

A Norfolk fayre returned on the weekend and was so successful it will be back next year.

Keith Skipper casts his eye over Cromer church concertgoers....

A new exhibition unlocking the stories behind the famous 17th century painting The Paston Treasure opens at Norwich Castle today.

A 1967 EDP article by a newcomer to Norfolk gives Keith Skipper pause for thought.

As we prepare for Norfolk Day on July 27, author David Howe reflects on the delights of the county

A weekend of celebrations at Norwich Airport as part of the centenary of the Royal Air Force has begun with a flypast of two Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham.

A book on the Norfolk work of landscape gardener Humphry Repton, whose bi-centenary is now being celebrated, was presented to Alan Titchmarsh.

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