Fairs  For the first time in living memory the Christmas fair on the old Cattle Market at Norwich, did not open until Boxing Day.

Photo gallery: Norfolk festive fairs light up midwinter’s long, dark nights

In the dark days of midwinter, what could be better than a few hours spent among the gaiety and lights of the annual Norwich Christmas fairs?

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EDP reporter Kathryn Cross learning how to make sausages, with Creake Abbey head butcher Lisa Scothern. Picture: Ian Burt

Festive food at Creake Abbey comes with a twist

When Lisa Scothern turned the handle of the sausage maker her years of experience showed.

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Festival of Winter Walks: Join in with the Ramblers' lovely local walks over the Christmas period.

Stepping out for a host of Ramblers’ local walks

The Ramblers’ Festival of Winter Walks is set to return from Saturday to provide a wide range of free walks for everyone to enjoy. SUE WALKER from Norfolk Ramblers, reveals this year’s walks.

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Victorian Christmas evening in Loddon.
Loddon church under moonlight.  

(Possible EDP Calendar pic)

Enjoy a very merry, very local Christmas

After 11 weeks of shopping local and just nine sleeps to go until Santa helter-skelters down the chimney, we can safely say that Christmas is upon us.

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National Trust is carrying out a biodiversity survey of Heigham Holmes near martham. Common Cranes take to the wing.
Photo: Simon Finlay
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Opinion: A little slice of heaven can be found on the Broads at dusk

I am one of the few people who type illegibly. When the frenzy is on me I hurl letters at the screen at a frightening rate, and it makes a mess that even I often struggle to understand. It follows, then, that the spell-checker is a pretty over-worked device.

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