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Timing is a strange thing. So soon after news that The Generation Game, once the Saturday night favourite for millions of TV viewers, is to return, we learned last night that its most famous host, Sir Bruce Forsyth, has died aged 89.
Sir Bruce, and the show, are fondly remembered by some Norfolk ‘brothers’, comedy musicians The Brother Lees, who were much loved regulars on The Generation Game for many years.

A former ironmongers in Aylsham is for sale at auction, with a guide price of £450,000 to £500,000.

Fears have been raised that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flypast will not grace the Aylsham Show this year - following engine-related safety fears over the historic aircraft.

For most of us talk about Great Yarmouth’s historic Rows triggers thoughts of sepia-tinged images and a nostalgia for simpler times when life was hard but happy.

A special service has been held to mark the 200th anniversary of a towering monument to Britain’s greatest naval hero in Great Yarmouth

It’s been 40 years since Elvis Presley passed away. We’ve pulled together 50 facts to celebrate The King and recall your favourite memories.

Film fans in Gorleston will have to wait just a little longer before settling into their seats and tucking into their popcorn.

A fisherman who gave his life to save his crew in the heat of war has been remembered 100 years on from his death.

Wreaths were laid to remember those who fell in the Far East during the Second World War.

Wellwishers gathered on the quayside as she sailed home up the river.

Helping the flood victims was a huge project and one which brought the rich and the poor in Norwich and across the county together and in the city it also helped to strengthen the bond between the people and the city police.

Norfolk’s Great Disaster. A Devastated County. Appalling Stories of Flood Havoc. 80 County Bridges Down. Norwich in a State of Siege. Isolated By Road and Rail. Electric Light Failure. Streets Like Running Rivers. Piteous Plight of the Poor.

Heritage railway staff have been left distraught after vandals caused several thousands of pounds worth of damage to vintage carriages.

People got the chance to find out what bus travel through Norwich was like in years gone by when one of the city’s bus companies opened up its depot for the first time.

It changed the face of radio and the music industry - and still holds fond memories for children of the 1960s, who delighted in a broadcast style that was revolutionary for its time.

He was the King of the Marina – a man who stood head and shoulders above the biggest household names in the land... how we loved Neville Bishop.

Visitors to Sheringham Park had a chance to meet wartime workers ranging from a farmer’s wife, to a pair of Women’s Timber Corps ‘Lumberjills’, at an annual living history weekend organised by a team of National Trust staff and volunteers.

He helped hundreds of workers and shoppers across Norfolk during his nine years as a bus conductor during the 1940s and 1950s.

Some Norwich Sea Cadets have visited the Nelson and Norfolk exhibition at Norwich Castle to pay their respects to the county’s most famous son.

They are the narrow historic passageways that form the back bone of Great Yarmouth.

From skate parks to petrol stations, piers to penguin enclosures, Historic England boasts many weird and wonderful listed buildings.

The 118-year-old Wherry Maud was successfully lifted from the water in a delicate operation lasting more than six hours.

With 12 regional words and phrases from across the country being used in poems to celebrate National Poetry Day, JESSICA LONG picks 10 pieces of East Anglian dialect which she believes should make the cut.

It is a charming and funny account of four young students who spent a holiday sailing on the Broads, and now this tale of a summer in 1889 will be brought to a wider audience.

A historic Suffolk engine house brought back to life after restoration works has been officially opened by a man whose father used to look after the building’s machinery.

Family fun is sailing into Great Yarmouth when the annual Maritime Festival docks next month.

A war hero-cum-filmstar has made a triumphant return home to Lowestoft.

An aviation museum has laid out a host of activities as it gets set to take flight with its annual open day.

An enduring monument to Britain’s greatest naval hero, which has towered over Great Yarmouth for 200 years, will have its bicentenary anniversary marked in a special service on Sunday.

It is a classic image of smiling schoolchildren in the 1950s.

He sits in a part of Norwich close to where his rather stately home and magnificent garden house stood... today they would be regarded as civic treasures but they have been demolished. The first 175 years ago in 1842, and the second during the 60s when the demolition ball was in full swing.

The big department stores Curls (Debenhams) and Bonds (John Lewis) were rebuilt along with many other shops. New factories were opening....Norwich was slowly coming back to life after the Second World War.

For more than 600 years, one of Norfolk’s grandest churches has towered over King’s Lynn’s old fishing quarter.

Former Gorleston Library clock might soon make an appearance.

Love them or hate them bats have an important role to play in our ecosystems and they are protected by law.

A club that preserves vintage and classic agricultural machinery is holding its summer show this weekend.

Generations of teenagers have passed through an ATC squadron in North Norfolk, which has closed its doors for the last time after 76 years.

To many people, trains are far more than simply a convenient mode of transport. They are an integral part of our history.

A church is to reopen, and run, a former Norwich pub later this month in what is believed to be a first for England.

For decades it was one of many taverns that proudly lined Norwich’s King Street.

The National Trust has reversed its policy forcing volunteers working at Felbrigg Hall to wear rainbow lanyards and badges, in support of a Prejudice and Pride campaign.

It was 170 years ago that Daniel “Sure Shot” Adcock arrived in Norwich... a man who, as a baby, had once been taken prisoner by the Spanish.

East Anglia’s largest one-day agricultural show returns to the National Trust’s Blickling Park on Bank Holiday Monday.

Norwich is famous for its medieval churches but how much do we actually know about their history and the ones that have been lost?

It is cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature.

A new traditional pub and deli is set to open later this year in historic King’s Lynn.

Crowds enjoyed the fantastic floral displays and entertainment at the 43rd Old Hunstanton Flower Festival.

Award-winning film directors have visited Great Yarmouth to research for a major new film.

She harvested shellfish from The Wash for almost a century. Now she’s returned home to King’s Lynn after 10-year rebuild.

A proposal that all district council appointed members of the Broads Authority should be included on the planning committee was thwarted after some members opposed it.

People with fond memories of their seaside holidays and trips out to sea can tell their stories for a touring maritime exhibition that is docking in Great Yarmouth.

It started off as a handful of events taking place in Norwich but 15 years later and Norfolk’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) continues to grow in popularity.

A historic theatre in the heart of Great Yarmouth is looking to expand its repertoire and community connections – with some help from a coastal “cousin.”

A classic ship’s lifeboat has been turned into a new ferry for a connection across the River Bure at the Ferry Inn at Horning.

If you visit one particular South Norfolk town this weekend, you may be forgiven for thinking you have travelled back in time.

It started off as a handful of events taking place in Norwich but 15 years later and Norfolk’s Heritage Open Days (HODs) continues to grow in popularity.

Nothing’s more quintessentially British than a trip to the rainy seaside. You can keep your Cote d’Azur; we’re very happy with Broadstairs, Blackpool and Bognor, thank you very much. Here’s a look at our beautiful beaches through the decades.

An open top bus tour of Norwich was recently made even more accessible thanks to the introduction of a newly converted wheelchair accessible bus.

The massive wooden bulk of the Wherry Maud, one of only two trading wherries left on the Broads, will be lifted from the water in a delicate operation on August 9 in order for three yearly maintenance and re-fit work to be carried out.

It played a pivotal role in defending the country during the Second World War and monitored hostile activity in the skies until the end of the Cold War.

A special ceremony was held in Wymondham Abbey to celebrate 50 years since its 10 bells were installed.

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