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A new festival celebrating Norwich’s collection of medieval churches has been proving a hit with people of all ages.

The last timber-framed building of its kind in Great Yarmouth is at risk of collapsing, councillors have heard.

They were a family who held great prominence in Norfolk in the 15th Century.

We take a look back at the sights of Norwich Market.

The region’s historic churches have been put at risk after a decision to scrap a vital Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) programme for places of worship.

The traditional art of thatching is alive and well in north Norfolk.

Computers have changed vastly over the years, reducing in size but increasing in power and capability. Here we take a look at some of them from over the years.

King’s Lynn’s town sign has been returned to one of the gateways to the port.

Two days of exciting events and activities have been organised to celebrate International Hanse Day and the 12th anniversary of King’s Lynn’s membership of the new Hanse.

For most visitors the Time and Tide Museum’s new Titanic exhibition is a glimpse into one of the most significant of historical events.

It was hailed as a “momentous day” for an east coast village.

Right on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, Beccles is believed to date back well beyond 960, when its name was first mentioned in the granting of its manor to St Edmundsbury monastery by King Eadwig.

A well-loved Fakenham historian who lost a brief battle with a brain tumour last year was fondly remembered at an exhibition giving and insight into the town’s past.

A cheque for £1,000 will be presented to the crew of Caister Lifeboat at their model lifeboat show on Sunday.

A real touch of nostalgia came to Dereham and its surrounding villages thanks to a coach and bus day organised by the Mid Norfolk Railway.

It may be “top-less” while undergoing repairs - but that hasn’t stopped one of Norfolk’s most historic windmills from attracting the crowds.

Take a trip down memory lane with this selection of pictures of Plantation Garden from the 80s and 90s.

It is a structure that has been part of community life in a east coast village since Medieval times.

He bore witness to the dying days of the Japanese Empire in the final year of the Second World War.

Norfolk is home to some of the country’s quirkiest museums but none are quite as dedicated to the craft of straw as much as Ella Carstairs’ project. Reporter DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP caught up with the octogenarian to find out more.

Customers enjoy going into the Ribs of Beef in Norwich for booze, food and a chinwag.

A plaque and a tympanum decorative door covering have been restored to their former glory at a Great Yarmouth town centre building that is more than 300 years old.

She was a novelist and a dedicated campaigner for the underprivileged and anti-slavery, and now a campaign has been launched to buy a portrait of Norwich-born Amelia Opie to display in Norwich Castle.

King’s Lynn Festival organisers expect a rush to buy tickets for more than 30 events which make up this summer’s festival when general booking opens at Lynn Corn Exchange box office on Monday.

Cow horns will sound and grown men wearing bells and baldrics will dance on a lofty roundabout to welcome the merriest month.

The scaffolding and covers are in place ahead of the restoration of a north Norfolk church, which received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund of £246,900 in 2015.

Take a trip down memory lane with our A-Z of Norfolk and Suffolk’s towns and villages. Starting at A, we take a brief look at the history of Acle.

A historic train that once transported goods across the country will take to the tracks once again thanks to the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

There had been a lull in the enemy action over Norwich in the months leading up to the last week in April of 1942. There were those who started to ignore the sirens warning people to take shelter.

The iconic shop in Norwich’s Royal Arcade celebrating Colman’s Mustard is set to close before moving to a different location later this year.

Runners are being given the chance to take part in a special 5k event taking in some of Norwich’s finest churches.

As a popular village shop which dates back 380 years faces an uncertain future, the legacy of the family which played a key role in it has been celebrated.

Plans for a permanent memorial to remember air crew lost from a Second World War bomber base were unveiled today.

Network Rail’s former route director for East Anglia made the comments after he was appointed general manager of the neighbouring heritage line.

Medieval coins unearthed during a community dig in Erpingham at the weekend could help support a fundraising campaign to celebrate the village’s role in one of the country’s greatest military victories.

Rail enthusiasts were transported back in time with the unveiling of a new attraction on the North Norfolk Railway (NNR) ahead of its annual steam gala.

The stories of the people who work in the South Denes area of Great Yarmouth have been shared as part of a history project.

It was buried more than 70 years ago to confuse the Nazis if they invaded Norfolk.

A Jane Austen aficionado is hoping to organise a day of celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the writer’s death.

We step back in time for a life beside the seaside at Gorleston

What is the Diss Heritage Triangle?

A Distinguished Service Medal and four other medals awarded to one of the first Norfolk men to join the Royal Air Force, sold for £1,920 at auction this afternoon - £800 more than they were expected to fetch.

It is a popular tourist attraction and destination for locals but Thetford’s Castle Hill is the centre of a storm surrounding a controversial staircase.

Precious recordings of people and sounds from Norfolk’s past are to be preserved for future generations thanks to a £650,000 grant.

Today the world celebrates Yuri’s Night, marking the day Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin went into space and orbited Earth.

They first met on Christmas Eve in 1945.

It is a city steeped in fascinating stories from poignant historical figures, many of whom are immortalised in statues standing tall.

Spring has sprung. The flowers are out, the lawns need cutting and that also means...it’s reunion time.

How do you fancy emulating Windy Miller and having the run of your own mill?

They were devoted to each other right through childhood, sharing all the landmarks and achievements of their schooldays.

A landmark building on King’s Lynn’s waterfront is set to become a hotel and bar.

Centenarian Freda Hearn does not know the secret to her long life, but she likes a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream now and again, which could have something to do with it.

History buffs can learn more about an archaeological dig at Erpingham, near Aylsham, at an open day at the village hall.

A pair of classic sailing ships have made a welcome stop off in Lowestoft.

A historic fighter aircraft will thunder over the Royal Estate in Norfolk as it performs an aerial display at the Sandringham Flower Show.

King’s Lynn’ss medieval trading links with Europe will be celebrated at a festival next month.

While archaeologist Howard Carter was leading the great discovery of the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, who was the man behind the camera capturing in pictures one of the greatest archaeological moments of the 20th century?

Guided walks focusing on the rich cultural heritage of the Great Yarmouth borough are getting underway, with a range of new walks added.

Do you recognise any of Norfolk’s old beauty and carnival queens?

As the oldest working light house in East Anglia, Happisburgh Lighthouse has had a memorable life so far.

With over 180 years of history behind it Francis Cupiss Ltd harks back to a bygone era, but the letterpress business is keeping up with modern trends and continues to flourish.

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