Organisers of a Norfolk Christmas lights festival have hailed the event an all-round success, in spite of an incident that saw Santa thrown from his sleigh when the two horses pulling it bolted.

A Norfolk artist is creating a sculpture commemorating the tragically short lives of nearly 8,000 premature, sick and stillborn babies buried in part of a public cemetery, sometimes eight to a plot.

More than 60 people joined town mayor Hilary Bushell for a Christmas party held at Dereham Meeting Point, which supports local over 55s and those with a disability.

Paintings, prints, jewellery and sculpture by some of the country’s finest wildlife artists will be on show in a Christmas exhibition running at BIRDscapes Gallery, at Glandford, near Holt, until the new year.

Children at Sheringham Primary School are staging a packed programme of seasonal entertainment for family, friends and fellow pupils, with a string of Christmas shows, as well as a concert at St Peter’s Church and a carol singing session for residents at Halsey House, Cromer.

A book and a computer tablet come alive on stage at Sheringham Little Theatre this Christmas, thanks to the magic of panto puppeteers.

A top class cast of Cromer Junior School Year 5 pupils had parents rolling in the aisles, with their production of the side-splitting musical The Amazing Adventures of Superstan.

A young Norfolk woman with a troubled past has turned her life around, thanks to an apprenticeship scheme run by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Santa and his reindeer and the stars of Cromer Pier Show added a touch of magic to the town’s Christmas lights switch-on festival, which attracted crowds in their hundreds on Saturday.

Hundreds of festive fundraisers will be taking the plunge in aid of the Norwich and central Norfolk branch of mental health charity Mind, at an annual Boxing Day dip being held at Cromer in memory of local teenager Nyall Brown.

When Sheringham toddler Freya Gurney was born five weeks prematurely, she had multiple health problems, including jaundice, a bleed on the brain and suspected meningitis.

Communities across north Norfolk paid tribute to the fallen at the weekend, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice with events ranging from concerts and exhibitions, to bell ringing and beacon-lighting ceremonies.

Thousands of poppies petals cascaded down on a 500-strong congregation at Cromer Parish Church at the weekend, as part of a series of events organised by the town council to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

Crowds turned out in force at Sheringham on Sunday, where a service at the town war memorial led by former Royal Navy chaplain Rev Christian Heycocks marked the culmination of a centenary project featuring events ranging from talks and exhibitions, to concerts and film screenings.

A tapestry featuring the names of the men lost in the First World War to residents of the mid-Norfolk village of Brisley will be going on show this weekend, as part of an exhibition dedicated to all those who fought in the conflict.

With late night shopping, live reindeer and an illuminated parade of decorated bikes, trikes, prams and scooters, Sheringham’s Christmas lights switch-on festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.

A north Norfolk author and preacher is hoping his latest book will take victims of traumatic events on a journey of spiritual, physical and emotional healing.

A north North baker is set to appear on the Channel 5 programme Billionaire Kids, after being asked by the show’s producers to create a Christmas-themed, giant-sized gingerbread fir tree.

Sheringham Little Theatre will be commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 7, with a history talk entitled Norfolk – the Armistice and After.

A First World War commemorative figure beheaded by vandals has been replaced, thanks to the generosity of a Great Yarmouth company who stepped in to help after reading about the incident in the Eastern Daily Press.

A north Norfolk village Bonfire Night event attracted a record crowd at the weekend, with more than 500 people turning out to see a spectacular firework display laid on by an eight-strong group of volunteers.

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