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Tall, upright, immaculate, with a Homburg hat, a smart overcoat, a trimmed moustache and polished walking stick...he was a man whose dream came true 120 years ago when he opened his own business in Norwich.

Experts say there is “high potential” for Roman remains, including bodies, to be uncovered if a £9m revamp for a hospital gets the go-ahead.

Hundreds of turkeys, geese, chickens and ducks from local producers will go under the hammer at an annual Christmas poultry sale.

Time is running out for people to vote for an Anglo-Saxon gold treasure unearthed by a student while metal detecting in Norfolk to be named the UK’s museum acquisition of the year.

As the old year turns and the past flows towards the future, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a riverside walk. This one, in the company of expert civil engineers, pays special attention to Norwich’s wealth of wonderful bridges

They were discovered beneath a field on the Norfolk-Suffolk border now treasures from the Hoxne Hoard have gone on display in Australia.

Three much-loved Norfolk churches will receive a share of a £429,211 funding payout from the National Churches Trust.

A Second World War hero’s desperation to return to his ailing hotel business has been revealed after a letter was found in an attic, more than 73 years later.

... a smart phone, iPad and Alexa. But what did we crave 48 years ago?

Mazda’s given its CX-3 a mild update. Tom Wiltshire finds out what’s new and whether this compact is still fun to drive.

With its peeling paintwork and clunky suspension, Ella Wilkinson’s battered Mazda 3 was not a picture of health but she loved it all the more for that but had to resort to a hammer when she locked herself out!

The romance of steam has mingled with the magic of Christmas on Norfolk’s famous Poppy Line.

A Scottish whisky sold at auction for hundreds of thousands of pounds and there could be more of these bottles out there!

It was the first four-engine bomber to be used by the Royal Air Force, blazing a trail that would be followed by many other aircraft designs throughout the Second World War.

What does John Lennon mean to you? On the anniversary of his death, we’re looking at his legacy and why his music is as relevant now as ever.

A team of volunteers is sought to help celebrate the history of Anglia Square, after a community project was awarded a National Lottery grant of more than £50,000.

Bernice Hartley’s first car was a 1933 Austin 7, called Chug, and it certainly did after she drove into some flood water and had to be hauled out by a tractor.

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.

The author and illustrator of a string of top-selling books about architecture has joined those calling for city councillors to reject the £271m revamp plan for Norwich’s Anglia Square.

This is the painting of Happisburgh Lighthouse that was one of the three finalists in a national competition.

A former American diner’s £350,000 transformation could help to improve the reputation of one of Great Yarmouth’s main urban thoroughfares.

Richard Baxter recalls the pride he felt about owning his first car, a 2000 Ford Fiesta, and the sense of freedom that it gave him.

“History from the bottom up” - this is how an archive editor at Archant has described the company’s project to digitise 150 years of its stories.

An Anglo-Saxon gold treasure unearthed by a student while metal-detecting in Norfolk is in the running to be named the UK’s museum acquisition of the year.

Television viewers will see for the first time tonight a ‘challenge’ painting of Happisburgh Lighthouse chosen as one of three finalists in a national competition.

The eyes of children’s book collectors from all over the world will be on Norfolk this week, when an extraordinary collection of first editions goes under the hammer.

An Anglian Combination League football match was abandoned in the 78th minute when a player was taken to hospital.

Norwich Castle has been given a further funding boost - on top of the millions of pounds of National Lottery cash to revamp the keep.

It has been described as an eyesore in one of the most historic and picturesque parts of Norwich city centre.

A historic hotel and a former office block next door to it could be turned into homes.

A rare bronze statue of a Tibetan lama - a high priest - has sold at a Norfolk auction for £56,000, 56 times the expected price.

A campaign is underway to see a memorial dedicated to 97 soldiers killed in an infamous massacre created in Norfolk.

Poringland’s “dishevelled” village hall could soon be replaced by a new £1.7m community facility.

Would you like to visit one of Norfolk’s museums for free?

A Wells resident has described the town’s ‘anger’ after building work on the site of historic cellars which may have been used by smugglers was told to continue.

A major fundraising project to restore six derelict bells at All Saints Church in Upper Sheringham has reached a new milestone.

Gold-mounted Saxon jewels and pieces of a sword found in Norfolk will be considered at potential treasure inquests, a coroner’s court heard.

Linda Westwood had visions of running along the road like Fred Flintstone when the cassis of the Vauxhall Cresta rusted through.

Ben Craske’s first car, a sun-bleached 1996 Toyota Corolla, wasn’t a looker but it took him the equivalent of 2.5 times around the world, only letting him down once.

Keith Skipper remembers a good friend, Edward Storey, who has recently died at the age of 88

A Norwich museum is to relocate following concerns over its future after plans were revealed to demolish its home.

Buried treasures from down the centuries that shed light on one Norfolk village’s fascinating past have been unearthed by amateur metal detectorists.

It is an “extraordinary story” that started in the wartime skies over Lowestoft and “has now come full circle.”

During the Second World War it housed US troops and now it’s home to more than 4,500 books.

The Beccles Choral Society will return for the festive season as they host a performance of ‘Christmas Oratorio’.

A drunken king. A ‘tax’ on pregnant daughters with illegitimate children. Rival markets…The Little History of Suffolk is a book that has facts aplenty – many weird and funny.

The City of Norwich Aviation Museum says business has increased following the opening of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR).

Teresa Deacon recalls the feeling of independence her first car, a £100 1960 Ford Prefect, gave her.

Is ‘change’ always ‘progress’? Take a look and decide

Wartime memories will be shared and friendships rekindled next month when the Lowestoft Evacuees’ Association stages its annual winter reunion.

A woman who travelled from down under to Suffolk to trace her family history discovered she is related to Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Established 85 years ago it is one of two clubs of its kind in the world, the other being in New York. Derek James tells the story of the little known Norwich Traffic Club. It flourishes thanks to a Norwich father and son we have much to thank for.

The history of pubs in a north Norfolk town is explored in a new book which was launched on Saturday.

A kids’ game? Well, this was anything but.

The construction of a new care home on the former Start-Rite shoe factory site in Norwich could begin next year.

A poppy wreath was laid on the Coastal Forces Veterans Association War Memorial in Oulton Broad.

A hunt has been given the go-ahead to hold its controversial Boxing Day meet despite fears there was a “serious risk of hunt saboteurs”.

A former Norwich pub that closed more than a decade ago is back on the market - this time for £360,000.

Film maker David Webb has explored the Backwaters of Essex for a fascinating new dvd. Lynne Mortimer talks to David and finds out more.

John Wyatt’s 1955 Ford Popular never failed him, as he travelled between bases while in the Fleet Air Arm, and doubled up as a camp bed.

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