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10 famous comments that changed the world

Sometimes a few words speak loudest of all - when the Queen made her comment on today’s Scottish referendum, she did it succinctly in just nine words. STACIA BRIGGS finds out how small talk can make a big difference.

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After HMS Investigator became trapped in ice on the northern coast of Banks Island, Cresswell set off with a sledging party across the barren Arctic wastelands. They encountered HMS Phoenix which took them back to Scotland.

Norfolk man’s role in one of the greatest maritime mysteries

The discovery deep in the Arctic of Captain John Franklin’s doomed vessel has solved one of the greatest maritime mysteries. Mark Nicholls looks at the part played in the tale by a Norfolk mariner.

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The wreckage of the Herringfleet Messerschmitt 109 G-12 in a hangar at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, where it was taken for examination following Karl Wimberger's defection.

Escape from the Nazis that ended in coastal crash

A new book charts the story of one of the most dramatic defections of the Second World War - the Herringfleet Messerschmitt and her fugitive pilot.

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Farmer Steven Harrison has been working with the RSPB on a wild-life friendly area at Hockwold. Picture: Ian Burt

Blooming success of farm conservation work in The Brecks

They are like the fields your grandparents would remember.

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Nathan and Louis Howard look at an exhibit at the Meccano and Hornby exhibition

Picture gallery: Hethel exhibition recalled the days when Meccano and Hornby were the must-have toys

For those of a certain age, it was an event that would have brought back a flood of memories of a childhood toy that could – in the wrong hands – frustrate as much as it could entertain.

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