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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.

Tony West was the spirit of Cromer Carnival, and at its heart.

A community stalwart who gave decades of her life to serving her adopted home of Gorleston has died aged 90.

Knivett Garton Cranefield DFC, from Cringleford, was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross for an act of unwavering bravery and valour in 1944.

Peter Boardman’s garden at How Hill Farm, Ludham, was a “gem of Broadland” and he was also known as the “King of Holly” for his work over more than half a century.

It was a striking procession to honour a cherished little boy and his love of Star Wars.

A distinguished army officer who was a leading military commander in Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Sierra Leone has died at the age of 63.

Caister cricket club legend and “outstanding local character” Ken Jary has died aged 86.

Bill Lee was the last surviving Second World War veteran in the North Walsham branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) and his passing, the day before his 93rd birthday, marks the end of an era.

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