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A landmark hotel looks set to be converted into flats after failing to attract a buyer.

As our thoughts turn to events to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day we should remember the many families in East Anglia had little to celebrate. Derek James honours 'The Forgotten Army'

Sheringham's eighth annual Scira Viking Festival drew to a spectacular close, with crowds in their thousands turning out to watch more than 150 re-enactors accompany a 28ft longship through the town for a ceremonial boat-burning on the beach.

From majestic mammoths to flint-axe wielding hunter-gatherers - Norfolk's prehistoric past is rich and varied. Reporter DAVID BALE looked into growing interest in fossil hunting on the coast.

A talisman to protect against witches or an invitation to the Devil? The story behind the strange 'witch brick' found at Earlham Hall.

Have-a-go axe-throwing, Dark Age handicrafts and pitched battles between rival warriors were just some of the attractions at Sheringham's eighth annual Scira Viking Festival, which got off to a spectacular start on Saturday morning.

Twenty-five years ago, one of the largest clock makers in the United Kingdom closed its factory doors for the final time, leaving hundreds of people unemployed. Reporter Donna-Louise Bishop met with one of Metamec's former employees to find out why he is still repairing the world-renowned timepieces.

It will be a panoramic view of Norwich that few of us have experienced.

Sheringham's eighth annual Scira Viking Festival got off to a successful start, with hundreds of youngsters and their families turning out to create Norse-themed helmets, shields, t-shirts and longboats at a series of craft workshops organised by the town's carnival committee.

Today most of our cinemas are run by big business...but there was a time when a young Norwich lad opened his own picture palace and also took to the road showing films across the county.

It might look like an ordinary end-terrace from the outside, but this six-bedroom home on College Road in Norwich is bursting with a unique sense of character.

A 28ft wooden longship has sailed into Sheringham, ready to be set ablaze at the finale of the town's annual Scira Viking Festival on Saturday.

A rare book which details how two innocent women were found guilty of witchcraft at a Suffolk court has sold at auction for £7,020.

A memorial stone and plaque were unveiled to honour the men whose lives were lost when a B-24 Liberator bomber crashed 75 years ago during the Second World War.

Hordes of marauding Norse warriors from all over the county are gearing up for Sheringham's annual Scira Viking Festival, which kicks off this week with a series of family-friendly activities, talks and workshops.

They are people of all ages and from all walks of life but they have one thing in common. A passion for Norfolk and its people. Derek James introduces us to the new deputy lieutenants

The drowned drummer boy who paid with his life after skating on thin ice all in the name of love, a Weird Norfolk Valentine that will touch all but the coldest of hearts

Hundreds gathered to raise a glass to a seaside town's heritage centre at its official opening.

A former pub in north Norfolk sold at auction for £378,500, after plenty of interest from bidders.

Fourteenth century costumes are being made in preparation for a festival in a Norfolk town commemorating the final clash of the Peasants' Revolt.

It was a Victorian cutting-edge technology, allowing people to cast their eyes into a three- dimensional world which, at the time, must have seemed magical.

Originally built in 1927, Hillcrest is a spacious family home set in a good-sized plot south of the city.

More memories of VE-Day in Cromer are being sought as part of the 75th anniversary commemorations of the end of the war in Europe.

A museum is to tell stories of Norfolk people who went down with the Titanic.

Located on Redenhall Road, just a stone's throw from Harleston town centre, is this quirky two-bedroom home with an unusual past.

This is the story of how a gentleman from Woodbridge moved to Norwich where a world famous business we have come to love and cherish was established. Derek James picks up a new book all about the Jarrold family

In the weeks after Christmas an uncommon sight appeared on Gorleston's seafront.

The poltergeist who plagued a village near Downham Market council house and a cautionary tale about receiving visitors during an exorcism.

Three US airmen stationed at an East Anglian RAF base who were murdered by the Nazi secret police are set to be honoured.

This is how a display of about 4,500 ceramic poppies will look in a north Norfolk church, as part of the VE-Day75 commemorations.

This four-bedroom home in Kenninghall used to be the village shop - but you wouldn't know to look at it.

The fate of a former pub will become clearer next week - when a fresh decision will be made on whether more than 40 flats can be built on the site.

Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft might have fallen out over fish, but now they are making up by rebuilding their Rows.

A former school in Thorndon has been transformed into a development of one, two and three-bedroom townhouses and apartments.

Fifteen German cartridges and twelve railway fog signal detectors were taken from a museum and destroyed because they contained explosives.

An appeal has been launched to capture the stories of Spanish children evacuated to Norfolk in 1937, before it's too late.

A rare memento of one of the first bombs to land on British soil is to go under the hammer.

If you go down to the woods in Brooke...do you know why the ghost of a shrieking woman has been spotted between the trees?

King's Lynn Mart is just around the corner.

From the fish trade to footwear, around Norwich there are nods to the city's trade and industry over the centuries and how it has changed.

Chinese investors have entered into a partnership with Wisbech Grammar School in a move that will secure its 600-year-old history, guarantee its future and provide additional cash for bursaries for state school pupils.

Seventy-five years ago, a small band of commandos sprinkled with East Anglians fought and won one of the bravest battles of the Second World War. Steve Snelling recounts a triumph against the odds which was crowned by the last-ever Victoria Cross awarded to a member of the Royal Norfolk Regiment.

There's a lot to love about Kettleby Lodge, a four-bedroom semi-detached property on Cliff Avenue, Cromer, which is currently on the market with William H Brown.

The February issue of Norfolk magazine celebrates its 250th edition with 250 reasons why Norfolk is wonderful

A historic pub which has been unoccupied for a number of years could be set for a new lease of life.

The government has announced it wants to 'reverse Beeching' by reopening long-closed railway lines - and has allocated a £500m to look at possible projects. Two lines in northern England have so far been identified.

A rare first edition of the first vampire story published in English, 80 years before Dracula, has been sold at a Norfolk auction for £3,800.

Drivers are spoiling the setting of a grade one-listed theatre by parking illegally on the public space around it.

Live shows return to King's Lynn Corn Exchange in March, after a £1.6m refurb which includes a new cinema.

A woman dubbed the 'dragon scale discoverer' has struck gold twice after stumbling across a two-million-year-old mammoth pelvis on a north Norfolk beach.

Wreaths were laid as a town fell silent during a special service of remembrance.

Dozens of estates remain unclaimed in Norfolk. Check our tables to see if your surname is on the list - you could be due thousands of pounds.

A stay in Norfolk's historic Wolterton Hall will leave you feeling like aristocracy. Watch our video by Victoria Pertusa to see inside.

One of Norfolk's most iconic country pubs is being restored following a three-year closure. Reporter STUART ANDERSON visited the team breathing new life into Lord Nelson's old watering hole in Burnham Thorpe.

The ghostly light shed by a skeleton buried beneath the road at East Runton floats close to a cornmill whose cap was used by fishermen to guide them home.

For decades he has taken to the skies to capture breathtaking views of Norfolk, which many of us would otherwise never see.

One of the nation's most important historic ships has been honoured with a special award.

Our Suffolk neighbours might be famous for their pretty pink-washed houses but this six-bedroom home in North Wootton, near King's Lynn, is painting the village a bright shade of purple - and, once inside, blue and green and yellow, too.

Although Great Yarmouth's eyes now turn to the future and regeneration, we can't forget about the hidden quirks that reveal the history of this quaint coastal town.

A rare opportunity to become the new owner of a Victorian railway station has arisen after the historic property was put up for sale.

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