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Malcolm Easey, centre, flanked by his sons, Jon, left, and Chris.

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.

Craig Johnson (right) with his little brother Tom. Picture submitted by Deb Banham.

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”.

Terry Whittaker of Whittaker Carpets who has died at the age of 71. The family business will carry on with his wife, son and grandson at the helm.

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

John Hurt at Cinema City in Norwich for a screening of The Elephant Man. Photo: Bill Smith

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.

Dennis Morris at former RAF Coltishall. 
PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

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

Dot Ashmore on her 90th birthday.

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.

The late, great Mike Colman, a Norfolk cycle speedway legend who has just died. Picture: Courtesy of the Colman family archive

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.

Tammy Sheridan, modelling one of the wedding gowns at the Happisburgh Church, in August 2014. Picture: Maurce Gray,

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.

The new facilities at Manor Park cricket ground at Horsford are officially opened. Maureen Wilkinson, wife of the Horsford president and builder, cuts the ribbon to open the extension to the main pavilion, with Steve Read, left, Horsford chairman; and Richard Wright, Norfolk cricket club. Picture: Denise Bradley

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

Susan Yaxley, of Larks Press. Photo: Larks Press.

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

Pat Lucking: one of the last surviving members, and probably the last Battery Commander, of the 93rd Searchlight Regiment (Royal Artillery), the only all female regiment to have existed in the British Army.

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.

Twiggy Holland, 64, who died from cancer on November 6 2016. Picture: DAVID HOLLAND

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

Malcolm Perkins, former chief EDP reporter. Picture: Archant.

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.

Nick Raven- Norwich City Football Club

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

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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, leading a conga of youngsters down the zig-zag slope on Cromer Promenade during the town's Cromer Carnival children's week. Picture: SAMANTHA ANNISON

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

Anne Cowan receiving her MBE from the Lord Lieutenant at County Hall in Norwich.
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A community stalwart who gave decades of her life to serving her adopted home of Gorleston has died aged 90.

Mr Cranefield returns to Arnhem in 2014

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

Peter Boardman. Stalham Farmers Club.

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.

The Star Wars funeral procession for Finnbar Cork thorugh Hethersett.

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

Maj Gen Alastair Duncan

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

WELL ANSWERED! Ken Jary receives voucher awards from the Mayor of Yarmouth, John Winter, to acknowledge the local team's success in becoming national Champions of Champions in the 1963 Sporting Chance quiz on BBC Radio. Waiting their turn are his team colleagues, Andy Watt (left) and Derek

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

Bill Lee. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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.

Frieda Feetham

A former Land Girl who was passionate about ensuring the women who worked the land while their men were at war were recognised for their efforts, has died.

Norman Sanders. Picture: SUBMITTED

Norman Sanders had a wife, six children and no money when he took over a bus company 41 years ago.

Lakshmi Holmström. Photo: supplied.

Tributes have been paid to a Norwich-based writer, translator and teacher who championed the voices of Tamil people and was made an MBE for her services to literature.

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Dr Tony Press, launching a baby resuscitation dvd at Hethersett in 2004   
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He was a pillar of the community who spent his life in the service of others.

Cromer Lifeboat display
Life boatmen 
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A Sheringham lifeboat stalwart was given a fitting send-off this week, when crew members carried his coffin down the aisle of a packed St Peter’s Church for his funeral.

Richard Copeman

A much-loved grandfather who enjoyed a successful career in the chemical industry has died peacefully aged 82.

Mike Bloom, with point to point horse JoJo Boy.

Hundreds gathered at Wymondham Abbey to pay their last respects to a horseman and farmer who enjoyed success as both a rider and trainer.

Daniel Liffen pictured on his wedding day. He is reckoned the only person to have ever swum to Scroby Sands and back fromr Great Yarmouth's north beach.

Daniel Liffen who has died aged 81 was the first and possibly only person to swim out to Scroby Sands and back from Great Yarmouth’s north beach.

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