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Roger Ditcham, who has died suddenly aged 69, was a village champion for Freethorpe and cub scout stalwart.

Tributes have been paid to James Bond star Sir Roger Moore who has died aged 89 after a short battle with cancer.

Former James Bond star Sir Roger Moore has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer, his family has announced.

A community has paid touching tributes to a successful businessman and talented sportsman.

Well-known Methwold farm owner and active community member Rose Wortley has died aged 96.

A nurse and midwife, who was made an MBE for services to the community, has died aged 85.

Tributes are flowing today to the “flamboyant” former Mayor of Dereham Michael Fanthorpe, who died aged 84 on Monday.

Warm tributes have been paid to a stalwart of Great Yarmouth Town Football Club, who died at the age of 75.

Tributes have been paid to popular teacher and musician Elizabeth McBeath, of Wymondham, who has died aged 89.

Ernest Storry who has died aged 95 was a master upholsterer whose expert hands covered one of the most famous seats of the seventies.

A Polish Army veteran and long-time member of the Royal British Legion (RBL), who has been described as “100pc a gentleman”, has died at the age of 91.

Warm tributes have been paid to a hugely-respected and well-loved retired Norfolk headteacher, who has died at the age of 67.

A country vet in the heart of Norfolk, John Wood, who has died aged 95, built up a widely-respected practice over almost half a century.

Whether he was behind a camera lens, on his Vespa or side-by-side with his family, Philip Armes did it with gusto.

Tribute has been paid to a well-regarded livestock haulage contractor who has died at the age of 80.

A former Norfolk teacher who was decorated twice for bravery in dealing with unexploded bombs has died aged 102.

A charismatic farming entrepreneur who played a major role in establishing Suffolk as an important centre for pig production has died at the age of 76.

Tributes have flooded in from friends of a popular Norwich DJ and gay pride advocate whose “smile and infectious personality raised the mood in any room”.

A long-standing carpet retailer has lost his 11-year battle with cancer.

The news that Sir John Hurt passed away last week has hit us all pretty hard at Cinema City. In 2012 it came to our attention that he was, by then, a resident of Norfolk. We first made contact with him due to his appearance in the Norfolk-shot film In Love with Alma Cogan – which subsequently became quite a hit with Cinema City audiences. We decided to ask if he would consider becoming patron of Cinema City and were absolutely delighted when he agreed.

When former Battle of Britain station RAF Coltishall closed in 2006, Dennis Morris joined the ranks of those passionate about preserving its heritage.

A woman who helped shape the lives of dozens of young people in Great Ryburgh and was made an MBE for services to youth, has died at the age of 93.

There was a time when Norwich and the rest of Norfolk was overrun by “skid kids.” It seemed every city suburb, town and village had a team with an exotic name... from the aces to the wildcats.

A mother of two who battled the odds after being diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago and vowed she would encourage others with the disease to fight back, has died aged 36.

Cricket clubs around the region are mourning the loss of Horsford Cricket Club chairman Steve Read.

An inspirational figure from the local publishing scene who was given a special award for outstanding contribution to East Anglian literature has died.

One of the last surviving members of an all female army regiment which helped detect German aircraft during the Second World War has died aged 93.

Scores of motorcyclists are expected to turn out for the funeral of a bike-mad grandmother.

Tributes have been paid to a former journalist who was at the heart of the news in Diss and reported on business stories in the region.

He dedicated his spare time to the football club and fans he loved.

Dr Norman (Nick) McIver a popular GP and the key UK diving physician during the early years of the North Sea oil industry has died aged 76.

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