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It was the first large military road run in the county and featured vintage vehicles from across Norfolk and north Suffolk.

It’s been a rather eventful seven days covering the World Cup for our regular Norwich City photographer Paul Chesterton, who witnessed England’s semi-final heartbreak – and veered off the beaten path.

England might not be bringing home the trophy but one Norwich pub is still asking fans to make some noise and help it secure the title of King of Pubs.

A pensioner fears he will have to give up his flock of 50 racing pigeons after a housing association said he can not move them to his new home.

Can anyone tell me the point of the World Cup third-placed play-off?

Join us from pubs across Norfolk and Waveney as England take on Croatia in the World Cup semi-final.

Croatia had only just been formed in the same year that England last reached a World Cup semi-final in 1990.

Passionate England fan Gary Wharf will be leading the songs tonight as he bangs his drum dressed in a St George’s outfit and with the cross painted on his face.

England will try to win just their second ever World Cup semi-final when they take on Croatia tonight, here is how the Eastern Daily Press reported on the first: a 2-1 win over Portugal at Wembley on July 26, 1966.

A Norwich City fan has been caught up in a “terrifying” stampede which broke out in Nice last night amid France’s win over Belgium in the World Cup semi-final.

A pair of resolute swimmers have successfully conquered one of the sternest tests of human endurance.

Football: it’s 22 overgrown, overpaid man-children chasing a bag of air around a field.

Investment in new warehouses and IT systems have put online grocer Ocado into the red for the first half of the year.

With the summer sparkling wine season in full swing, Jeremy Dunn, chief wine tutor at Norfolk Wine School, explains why sparkling wine is more versatile than you might think and recommends a fizz for every occasion.

England are in dreamland after making it through to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli against stoic Sweden.

We really are starting to believe the World Cup is coming home.

Pubs and beer gardens the length and breadth of the county erupted in celebrations as England took one step closer to a place in the World Cup final today.

Steve Downes talks football, Brexit and national pride.

In part three of his World Cup diary our Norwich City photographer Paul Chesterton re-lives what it was like to witness England’s shootout win in Russia

Norfolk professional Andrew Marshall warmed up for a crack at the Open Championship with a win in France - but was unable to build on it in final qualifying.

Fears of summer travel chaos at EasyJet are mounting after it revealed it cancelled nearly 1,300 flights last month – with no end in sight to air traffic control (ATC) strike action.

It appears we might be heading for a third-way Brexit.

He’s been hailed as the future of Borussia Dortmund so how has Felix Passlack found himself arriving at Norwich City at the age of 20?

A poignant event in the 1920s will be recreated as part of commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

It was a day that was just made for batsmen - but that didn’t stop Ben France from turning on the style with the ball to help Vauxhall Mallards to their third successive win.

The former High Sheriff of Norfolk has completed a 1,500 mile trek, and has described the “determination, stubbornness, and courage” he has witnessed along the way.

Thinking about the best location for a second home? The first question you need to answer is whether to buy abroad or in the UK. While a holiday home abroad may seem like an attractive option, there’s a lot to consider before you start picturing yourself beside the pool, glass in hand.

We’re the poorer if we don’t take the trouble to learn a foreign language, says Sharon Griffiths

Which one of these four players is England’s greatest attacking midfielder of all time?

George Russell put himself firmly back into the FIA Formula Two title hunt by claiming his third victory of the season after taking his maiden pole position at the Paul Richard Circuit in France – before it turned sour in Sunday’s second race.

A grand Norfolk manor house situated in more than 11 acres, built for an officer of King Henry VIII and with a distant link to a US president, is for sale for £1.75 million.

After the Norwich City foreign legion was bolstered by a German contingent last season, O is for overseas players as David Freezer continues our alternative A-Z series.

The World Cup is offering a window to the Premier League past for Norwich City fans this summer, as David Freezer reviews in our alternative A-Z series, with N for the Canaries nearly boys.

Which one of these four players is England’s greatest right midfielder of all time?

Centenary celebrations are underway at Norwich Airport to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

Sasitharan Letcsumanon has lived through a civil war, endured freezing conditions in a refugee camp and survived a treacherous journey into the UK.

They were Strangers who became friends – and their legacy lives on. This week sees the launch of an important new history book which tells a poignant story we can all relate to today. Derek James reports.

Gareth Southgate’s promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

Norfolk will take a refreshed squad to Lincolnshire for a tough start to their three-day campaign and captain Chris Brown hopes to see some opportunities grasped.

Taking its title from his short story, this elegiac account of the final years of Oscar Wilde following his incarceration living in exile in France and Italy is a passion project for director, writer and lead actor Rupert Everett.

Pubs, breweries and drinks makers in East Anglia say they are “monitoring the situation” after warnings that CO2 shortages could see the UK run out of beer and fizzy drinks ahead of a weekend of World Cup festivities and summer barbecues.

A man whose brother took his own life has launched a campaign in his memory to help young people battling mental health problems.

After the death of his mother, the last thing Barry Draper expected to discover was the secretive past of his father.

A former Beccles police officer will attempt a 160-mile cycling challenge in a bid to help find a cure for his three-year-old son’s fatal condition.

Who wants to be living it up in club class anyway?

The summer solstice marking the longest day and shortest night of the year, is on June 21. Will you be heading for stonehenge for a bit of druidical observance or simply going to bed at the usual time and wondering why it’s not dark?

It’s a practice that is said to be damaging the ocean, depleting fish stocks and destroying jobs.

Trying to follow a cycle route by car to recce it for his wife turned into a Norfolk mystery tour but, after five hours, motoring editor Andy Russell finally lost it... or did it lose him?

Acclaimed historian and writer returns with her second historical novel.

People who have suffered from mental health issues will support staff at a Lowestoft charity in a marathon cycle ride from Lowestoft to a French town.

From They Think It’s All Overs to Hands of God, eighteen-year-old solos and eight-second openers by San Marino, let it never be said that England’s participation in the World Cup has been boring.

A day of free festivities will take place in Gorleston and Great Yarmouth as part of an international celebration of music.

It’s a competition within a competition that has been won by some of the world’s greatest players, but who do you think will win the Golden Boot award at the World Cup?

Four Norfolk football fans have surrendered their passports to police ahead of the World Cup.

As the rest of the world prepares for the biggest football tournament of the year, one Norwich pie shop is ready to take on your taste buds

Tens of millions will be gambled on the outcome of the World Cup, from the outright winners to the number of times Neymar spits during a game, but who do you think will lift the trophy?

A Norwich pub is in the running to win a £10,000 cash prize if they can prove that they have the most passionate and vocal fans during the World Cup.

Jeremy Dunn, chief wine tutor at Norfolk Wine School, explains which wines work well chilled, and shares his favourite red wines for summer.

He set out from rural Norfolk with the aim of raising £60,000 to support unpaid carers.

If you’re searching for a winner, on the football pitch or the stock market, invest in blue-chip stock. You really cannot go too far wrong, reckons Peter Sharkey

As young girls Amy and Lauren Hemp loved a casual game of football in their back garden in North Walsham.

Given sport’s global popularity and football’s status as the most popular sport, it is perhaps surprising that the beautiful game was not really touched by the ugliness of terrorism until November 13, 2015.

It proved to be a frustrating couple of days for Norfolk’s wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett at the French Open.

Alfie Hewett’s defence of his French Open singles title was brought to a swift end by fellow British player Gordon Reid in the men’s wheelchair quarter-finals.

It was a monumental and no doubt perilous journey which defined history.

Alfie Hewett returns to the scene of his first grand slam singles triumph today, on the famous clay courts of Roland Garros.

They are a dwindling brigade of old soldiers, but the Normandy veterans - including those from Norfolk and Suffolk - cross the Channel again every year to mark the day the tide was turned against the Nazis.

More than 60 people turned out to the launch of twin exhibitions at Sheringham Museum charting the life and work of one of the most highly regarded photographers of the 20th century.

A major remembrance service will take place overseas to remember one of the 45 Norfolk village men who lost their lives in the First World War.

Will we see turtle doves back on the television? Let’s hope so, says Rupert Masefield, of the RSPB and Operation Turtle Dove.

Glenn Middleton is a player that most Norwich City fans have never seen play live, so a high-profile game in France may well be of interest to Canaries fans tonight.

Norwich came out on top in a crucial basement battle to move off the bottom of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

A Broads boat builder which made its name crafting yachts for Oyster is charting a course for solo success.

Collectables: Mike Hicks looks at the art of the fair

Not a scythe in sight - the BBC release the first photographs from the new series of Poldark and we’re all pleased to see that Aidan Turner got to film scenes on the beach when it was so warm he had to take his shirt off.

Pret A Manger’s chief executive has announced staff are to receive a £1,000 bonus after the company announced it was to be bought for £1.5bn to a businesscontrolled by a family of German billionaires.

I’ve said and written on numerous occasion how I feel that cooking and competitiveness are not happy bedfellows.

Children, families and lovers of vintage vehicles flocked to a celebration of heritage vehicles this Bank Holiday weekend.

Jeremy Dunn, chief wine tutor at Norfolk Wine School shares his favourite English bottles.

Winston Churchill remains a towering political figure not only in Britain but also far beyond these shores.

It breeds and breaks in champion race horses from its studs across Norfolk and Suffolk but there is a lot more to the Shadwell Estate.

The Lowestoft in Bloom committee will be holding a coffee morning and plant sale for the first time this year.

One reader thinks we should stop importing European cars to the UK. Do you agree?

A Norfolk antiques valuer-turned-novelist is celebrating the launch of his first book.

Norfolk maintained their impressive start to the season by cruising into the quarter-finals of the Minor Counties Unicorns Knock-out Trophy at a sun-drenched Manor Park yesterday.

A Royal wedding only happens once in a decade, and for many it is a day not to miss.

Norfolk’s former High Sheriff is 500 miles into a 1,500 mile walk to raise awareness for unpaid carers.

Norfolk are ready for a different sort of one-day challenge on Sunday - having passed their first test of the season with flying colours.

The presenting teams have been revealed for football’s greatest tournament as the best players across the globe prepaer to descend on Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018. But which channel will kick off the action for England?

Two Champions League winners are among five additions as Inter Forever finalise their squad to face Norwich City Legends at Carrow Road on Sunday.

The region’s energy businesses will gather today with the “perfect opportunity” to make the most of the East’s nuclear, offshore wind and gas projects, an industry leader has said.

Jeremy Dunn of Norfolk Wine School shares his recommendations.

Vauxhall Mallards and Horsford both got their league campaigns up and running on an afternoon when rain had a big say in proceedings - but thankfully not the final say.

A Norfolk MP has slammed the US president for his decision to back out of the Iran nuclear deal.

Vive la France for bringing in more honest food labels, says Andy Newman. So why doesn’t the UK?

Josh Files started his TCR Europe campaign off with a solid fourth place in the opening race, at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France, but a tyre gamble backfired in race two.

A chaotic comedy cafe in wartime France has been transported to a Norfolk seaside theatre.

Deliveroo has avoided classifying its self-employed workers as staff with the introduction of free accident insurance for 35,000 riders.

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