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Maritime historian Cathy Shelbourne has spent lockdown creating an illustrated 52-card deck - showcasing some of Norfolk and Suffolk’s sailing heroes

Derek James catches up with a famous double act who once ran a popular Norwich pub

Can you spot yourself in our nightclub photos from Tiffany’s Ballroom in the early noughties?

A medieval Scottish coin has been declared treasure after its discovery in a Norfolk field.

As Covid-19 restrictions tighten, a village has been forced to cancel its well-attended remembrance event.

The Mid Norfolk Railway (MNR) has welcomed a new addition - a Pacer diesel multiple unit.

Plans are in place to extend the life of an unusual East Anglian wall.

A distinctive village sign is back in its berth after being restored.

An auction comprising rare books attracted bids from as far as Australia and Hong Kong - with one item selling for more than £8,000.

It is possibly the most famous steam engine in the world, and it is heading to Norfolk.

The links of three of Norfolk’s most popular stately homes to slavery and colonialism have been unveiled in a new report - but the research also shows the history of Blickling, Felbrigg and Oxburgh halls is far from one-sided.

A call has been made for a shake-up of the car park at a popular Norwich park, due to problems when it gets particularly busy.

A restaurant has been told planning permission is needed for outside dining pods installed when it reopened after the coronavirus lockdown.

The remarkable response of people in Norwich to the coronavirus pandemic has been captured for posterity, through hundreds of photographs and objects which will tell the story to future generations.

A pet is not just for lockdown…but they can often become the forgotten victims of 2020. Derek James takes a look at how the pandemic is causing a crisis among the rescue centres

At a lost hall in a lost village near Morningthorpe there is a persistent rumour that Oliver Cromwell’s repentant ghost was said to appear on the staircase

It was once used to help keep our shores safe from enemy aircraft, but the former RAF Radar Station on Barrow Common, Brancaster Staithe, has long since fallen into disrepair.

The famous Red Arrows flew over Norfolk in celebration of an air base’s 100th anniversary.

An appeal has been launched to replace a wooden sculpture which commemorates a town’s whaling history.

One of medieval Norfolk’s architectural gems has been painstakingly recreated. STUART ANDERSON took a virtual look around Bromholm Priory.

A widow from Colchester is taking on an ancient challenge to walk the length of a Roman route across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, tracing a story handed down through generations of her family.

A Grade II listed townhouse has come up for sale on Newmarket Road in Norwich.

A mystery find has been made at a heritage railway in mid Norfolk during routine maintenance work at one of its stations.

Pit your wits against the experts with this fun multiple choice picture quiz

Nestled in grounds of approximately 1.35 acres, this substantial family home in Suton, just three miles south of Wymondham, could be yours for £675,000.

It was at a factory unit in Thetford that Sir Terence Conran’s revolutionary design empire began to take shape.

A heritage railway trust has received £20,000 of lottery support to help address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its history.

Museum bosses hope Norwich Castle could be able to welcome its first paying visitors since coronavirus lockdown from next month - and ticket prices are likely to be cut.

It was petrol, not a pandemic, making the headlines 20 years ago, as price protests over fuel came close to bringing Britain to a standstill.

It is always sad when a building which has been a part of so many lives closes… but especially when it is a 200-year-old church. Derek James looks at the story of one such place in Norwich.

An appeal is under way after controversial plans to put up a 20-metre tall 5G mast within a conservation area in a Norwich street were rejected.

This year Stacia and Siofra have recorded a series of special episodes for Heritage Open Days.

A property used as a location for Netflix’s new Christmas film, Jingle Jangle, has come up for sale in Norwich at a guide price of £550,000.

An inquest next month will determine whether a silver seal matrix found in Norfolk is treasure.

Critics and supporters of the £271m revamp of Norwich’s Anglia Square have hit out at the failure of the government to make a decision over the future of the scheme - or to explain why one has not been issued.

More than 35 years after meeting on a blind date a legendary Norfolk singer, now in his 80s, has just married his the love of his life.

A heritage railway will continue to be closed for public runnings for the remainder of this year’s summer season.

Look out for what selling agent Brown & Co is describing as a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to acquire three stunning properties on the same plot in the quiet village of Buxton near Aylsham.

Liverpool FC has ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and Norwich has ‘On the Ball City’...

The wait over the fate of the controversial £271m revamp of Norwich’s Anglia Square shopping centre goes on, after the deadline for the decision was missed by the government.

Beware the glowing ghost lights of the Lantern Man of Irstead that can lure you to a watery grave or torment you outside your house

Our much-loved station Radio Norfolk celebrates 40 years on the air this Friday. The station’s Paul Hayes takes a look back at the birth of a Norfolk institution

She is “Mrs Speedway” – a woman who has organised annual events to keep the brotherhood and the comradeship together. Derek James pays tribute to Pam Hedge

A beautifully renovated Grade II listed home has come up for sale in Fakenham.

World-famous steam engine Flying Scotsman will visit Mid-Norfolk Railway for the first time ever in October 2021.

A 19th century period property with one bedroom and one bathroom has become available to rent just a mile from Norwich city centre.

The crunch decision on whether or not the controversial £271m revamp of Norwich’s Anglia Square shopping centre will be allowed to go ahead is expected within days.

A converted station house with waiting rooms and a first class railway carriage has come up for sale in Heacham.

It is the perfect mix of fact and fiction set at a time of real-life death and destruction along the East Anglian coast in 1953. Derek James recommends a brilliant new book

The Victorian serial killer who murdered time after time in Happisburgh and who was buried with a poker and coal tongs to use in hell

A bridge on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, which is said to have a demon trapped inside it, has had its striking armorial plaque restored.

Here is the Norwich nostalgia quiz which this week is all about the 1970s.

If this typical August bank holiday weather has you reaching for the board games and jigsaw puzzles, you might be surprised at what they’re worth. Nick Richards asks the experts

A shake-up at the National Trust could change the way we enjoy our heritage.

Passers-by cheered and drivers honked their horns in support of National Trust learning volunteers who gathered to protest the charity’s “short-sighted” decision to axe its in-house education provision.

A rare opportunity to create an impressive family home in unspoilt Norfolk countryside has become available in South Raynham near Fakenham.

The son of a WWII soldier described the emotional moment he saw his father’s name on a town’s war memorial for the first time, 78 years after his battlefield death.

Two new architect-designed mid-century style homes have come up for sale on Recreation Road in the Golden Triangle area of Norwich.

In 1936 a former Lord Mayor of Norwich spotted an unusual creature of the coast at Eccles-on Sea. The sighting sparked a heated debate on the Eastern Daily Press letters pages. Stacia and Siofra discuss possible explanations for what he and his friends saw.

A four-bedroom family home with an interesting history has come up for sale in Marsham near Aylsham at a guide price of £400,000-£425,000.

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