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Several of the UK’s leading holiday rental companies have listed Norfolk as one of the country’s most popular places for a getaway over the festive season.

The annual Christmas show at Potters Resort has once again taken the internet by storm, receiving more than 134,000 views in less than 48 hours.

The new owner of a popular family attraction in the heart of the Norfolk Broads has a special affection for the park and plans to build on its successful formula.

A topping out ceremony in Wells has heralded an important milestone in the multi-million pound renovation of its arts and heritage centre.

The Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight could be zooming past the skies above our heads soon.

Sector leaders say efforts must be made to ensure East Anglia’s tourism industry doesn’t lose out should Airbnb be successful in buying one of the region’s top holiday companies.

Norwich Ice Rink returns to Castle Mall Gardens this December, sponsored by Sleeping Beauty at Norwich Theatre Royal.

The pantomime season is upon us once again – oh yes it is. We dons our best dame outfit to cast an eye over this year’s best family festive pantos taking place in Norfolk.

Room-sharing website Airbnb looks set to take over a 70-year-old holiday business which started in the Norfolk Broads.

People can take a stroll round the Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden and enjoy its Christmas illuminations until Sunday, December 24, daily from 3pm to 4pm.

Tickets are selling out fast for the EADT EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018 ceremony, which takes place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on February 8. The finalists in each category are as follows:

Whether it’s shopping for last-minute gifts or just to enjoy the festive atmosphere in Norwich, there’s a great new way to get around the city this Christmas – on an iconic 1965 London Transport Routemaster 64-seater double-decker bus.

Thousands of people have enjoyed the chance to buy Christmas gifts and get in the festive mood at the same time in a Suffolk market town.

The market town of Wymondham was full of festive cheer this weekend as Wynterfest got under way.

Hundreds of people took to Thoroughfare in Harleston on Saturday, December 2 to join in the festive activities before the Christmas lights switch on.

Pints are being pulled in large numbers at the Great Yarmouth Winter Beer and Cider Festival at St George’s Theatre.

One of the most fearsome ambush predators found in the Broads is actually one of its biggest attractions over the winter months.

The region’s biggest music and arts festival, which takes place at Henham Park, near Southwold, picked up the top honour at the UK Festival Awards.

Plans for an exciting new festival celebrating local and international culture while drawing thousands of visitors to Lowestoft have been announced.

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic festive tale, A Christmas Circus Carol being staged in Norwich will include a cast of Guinness World Record holders and local amateurs.

A landmark Gorleston hotel could be extended if permission is granted.

A decrease in the value of the pound, Brexit and an increase in staycations has resulted in a rise in boat sales for one of the Broads oldest boatyards.

A Norwich hospitality association has raised concerns about the impact road works are having on hotels located to the north of the city.

Ex-Radio One DJ Chris Moyles was advised to avoid Cromer during a visit to north Norfolk at the weekend.

Around 10,000 Broads boaters will have to fork out more for their tolls for the 2018/19 period after the Broads Authority agreed to a 3pc increase for all categories of boats.

The comedian and former I’m a Celebrity winner, who got his big break working as a Green Coat entertainer on the East Anglia coast, is the new patron of St George’s Theatre.

Lowestoft-based self-catering specialist Hoseasons has been a supporter of the tourism awards for the past seven years.

Tickets are selling out fast for the EADT EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards 2018 ceremony, which takes place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on February 8.

It has been a good year for tourism across our region.

A North Norfolk boutique hotel and restaurant is set to start on a £675,000 expansion project of the historic coaching inn.

A Broads-based boatyard has been crowned the “Best in Britain” at an awards ceremony.

A Broads Authority quay assistant who saved a four year old girl from drowning after she fell into the water between a boat and the quayside at the Great Yarmouth Yacht Station has won an award for his actions.

When a group of Travellers descended on Cromer and unleashed a crime wave, the national media attention threatened to harm its reputation as a friendly tourist town.

We are perhaps preaching to the converted in talking to our readers about why Norfolk and Waveney is a great place to visit.

Hoteliers raised questions about Brexit and freedom of movement as they came face-to-face with a city MP.

Inject some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. To get those special gifts, stock up on local seasonal produce and visit Father Christmas, here is out guide to the best places for festive cheer.

Hi-tech digital apps are to be created to lead visitors on the new West Norfolk Explorer Trails, designed to show the best of the area’s architecture and nature.

It wouldn’t be Christmas in Fakenham without the Christmas Tree Festival in the parish church.

Holidaymakers are increasingly showing a preference for accommodation with wood burning stoves or hot tubs as colder weather sets in.

The Broads Authority has granted permission to a local town council to divide up a series of existing moorings along the River Yare for different purposes.

The famous Flying Scotsman steam engine took train enthusiasts on a trip back in time when it finally steamed into Norwich.

The Flying Scotsman is set to steam into Norwich for the first time on Saturday allowing fans to get a close up view of the world famous locomotive.

Waveney River Centre (WRC) has won its appeal against a Broads Authority planning decision restricting 10 residential moorings at the popular holiday site to temporary use.

Steam fans disappointed at not getting a look at the Flying Scotsman following last month’s cancelled trip to Norwich will get another chance to view the iconic engine.

Cromer is a fantastic place to live in and visit, but if you had to pick just a few things to do, what would they be?

Norwich is set to host two big events on Halloween which will result in a number of road closures around the city.

It has already been named one of the 10 best markets in England by Culture Trip, but now the a jewel in the crown of Norwich needs your help to add to its growing list of accolades.

Two Norfolk communities are celebrating after grabbing gold in Britain in Bloom.

For more than 1,000 years man has played a role in shaping the landscape of the Broads.

Having been both burnt and flooded in its long history, Norwich’s Lamb Inn is a pub that can claim to have stood the test of time.

Norfolk features the largest cluster of medieval churches in the world. It’s even said you can’t see a horizon in the county without there being a church spire in it.

Nearly £4m has been awarded to a Broads water, mills and marshes project.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum is visited by thousands of aircraft enthusiasts each year.

More than £100,000 has been raised for charity following the region’s biggest locally run and organised cycle event, the Tour de Broads.

Club La Santa, Lanzarote is an on-the-go volcanic-isle fitness oasis for those who are after a holiday that’s not all about lying on a beach and soaking up the sun.

Villagers fed up with the state of a derelict holiday camp have voted to taken action.

Behold the witching hours is fast approaching and this half-term there are plenty of terrifying adventures to scare you out of your wits in the run up to Halloween. Ghosts, ghouls, pumpkins, chills and thrills, there is someone for all ages.

Around 10,000 Broads boaters could face a 3pc tolls increase for 2018/19 period following a vote by the Broads Authority Navigation Committee.

Work at restoring the Acle Bridge moorings site is progressing well, the Broads Authority has said.

Network Rail is carrying out nine days of intensive engineering works to upgrade signals on the Norwich to Lowestoft and Norwich to Great Yarmouth routes, starting this weekend.

For almost 30 years it has been the humble abode of one of the region’s most famous bears.

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