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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.

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.

The front of Norwich's City Hall has been covered in scaffolding - so £35,000 can be spent on its balcony railings.

A series of eerie images brings a light railway and demolished seafront train station back to life,

It sounds almost impossible that anyone could ever believe it - yet a Suffolk court with the highest legal brains in the land was convinced two evil witches deserved the highest punishment possible.

For 200 years, they have been an unmistakable presence in a village green - once an instrument of torture and then a nod to the traditions of yesteryear.

A Victorian city building once home to the Colman family has been listed for sale for £2m.

A 400-year-old pub in Great Yarmouth has been sold with the new owner planning a light revamp of the premises to attract a younger crowd.

He used to see them around the streets and at the seafront in Sheringham when he was just a lad.

Cameras are to be allowed to capture courtroom drama over a century after they were banned following a trial involving a notorious murderer and a woman from Norfolk.

It's a tale as old as time: neighbours falling out over a petty dispute - but in this Norfolk case, it ended with an enchanted cow and an accusation of witchcraft.

Thought to date back to 1390, Bretts Manor in Wacton has just come on to the market with Brown & Co.

On January 21, Cinema City in Norwich will show a special screening of the 1981 science fiction film which saw Argyle Street transformed into a dystopian film set.

A team restoring and regenerating Great Yarmouth's historic buildings has been awarded a grant worth half a million pounds.

A group of north Norfolk town and parish councillors are appealing to people to help mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, by contributing to a giant mural commemorating those who lost their lives in the conflict.

The UK's only public war memorial library will close for seven weeks as part of a revamp project.

With an incredible 214 years of service to the RNLI between them, four Sheringham lifeboat crew members have been hailed by the charity for their devotion to serving their community.

A Holocaust memorial service marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz will be held in Great Yarmouth.

A pair of concrete urns from the old Venetian Waterways in Great Yarmouth have appeared for sale for more than £1,000 each on an antiques website.

Norfolk and Norwich has some great characters....people from all walks of life who contribute to our culture and community in many different ways to make our neck of the woods so special.

Critics of the controversial revamp of Norwich's Anglia Square will outline why they do not want the scheme to go ahead at a public meeting.

Children re-enacted an ancient tradition as they followed the plough through their village.

One of Norfolk's gifts to the nation, the village sign began in Norfolk in the early 20th century, but did you know some of the fascinating history which lies within their colourful emblems?

If only this stone could speak: the stories it could tell. Merton's gigantic boulder has - according to legend - been the scene of at least one orgy and may hold the key to Armageddon.

From prog to punk, a wide array of musical artists have turned to East Anglia when it comes to finding the perfect album cover.

Around every corner in Norwich there is a nod to the city's vibrant history, with statues, carvings and tiles representing the secrets to the past.

Nicholas Mattin always wanted to be a train driver and follow in his father's, his grandfather's and his great-grandfather's footsteps before him.

Locals have been reassured that their driveways will not be ruined by an event aimed at celebrating a village's farming history.

Historic images taken by a beloved Norwich photographer have been recreated today to offer an insight into city centre change over the last few decades.

Author Elly Griffiths ahead of her appearance on the publication day of her latest Dr Ruth Galloway book: "I love Weird Norfolk...the old tradition of telling stories and telling them well"

Fifteen bullets were taken from a museum and destroyed after they were found to be still live.

Today, brands like Netflix, Amazon, Uber, Facebook and Instagram are instantly recognisable.

An historic former cottage hospital with planning permission for conversion to eight apartments is going under the hammer.

An historic former cottage hospital with planning permission for conversion to eight apartments is going under the hammer.

What a difference a decade makes. As we enter the 2020s, winding the clock back 10 years reveals just how much Diss has changed.

Hundreds of fur-clad, axe-carrying Norse warriors will descend on Sheringham, when the hugely popular Scira Viking Festival kicks off on February 22 with a week-long series of talks, demonstrations and family craft workshops.

Plans to turn a round-towered church in north Norfolk into a community hub can now go-ahead, thanks to a £140,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It was goodbye to the trams and hello to the buses in Norwich of the 1930s.

They are windows into a former bone house where thousands of skeletons were stored in piles - right next to Norwich Cathedral and in a former sixth form common room.

A book hailed as the definitive story of Norfolk wherries is once again available

From the Rolling Stones to a headline hitting film riot, Norwich's cinemas have a rich history. Here are ten former cinemas in the city and their stories.

Archaeologists are set to take samples from an ancient quay as part of a special heritage project.

A town's links to the founding of America are to be marked as part of international celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.

It is the sometimes secret, subterranean world which even many who have lived in Norwich their whole lives are unaware of.

The world-famous steam locomotive Flying Scotsman will be heading to Norfolk next year.

A Victorian chemist store, an innovative train station and two shipwrecks have been listed as historic places to be protected.

On the brink of a new decade we look back through 10 years of triumph, tragedy, some significant changes and some things that might never change in Norfolk.

Medieval objects will be on show for people around the world thanks to a digital push by a popular museum.

A much-loved Norfolk church is to share in a £523,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust.

From coke floats at Wimpy to snowball fights at The Rec, here are just some of the things you'll remember if you grew up in Dereham.

A 500-year-old festive feast in a circle of stained glass is our object of the month for December and comes with a side-order of Christmas greetings from Norfolk Museums Service

It would be an "utter disgrace" if the revamp of Norwich's Anglia Square, complete with 20-storey tower, is allowed to happen, a national campaign group has warned.

A seemingly unassuming little blue and white teapot stirred up a bidding war when it went under the auction hammer during a sale at Oxburgh Hall.

Music, mascots and maroons, all on a trip down memory lane. Here are just a few things you may remember if you grew up in Lowestoft in certain eras.

Many years ago, I lived in central London for several years before visiting any of the obvious landmarks such as St Paul's and the Tower of London.

A rare 17th century silver mug is set to go under the hammer later this month when it leaves the county for the first time in more than 300 years.

East Suffolk chiefs have given their backing to an action plan for the regeneration of a Lowestoft community, which should help secure final funding next year.

Norfolk is celebrated in all its quirky glory in a new book by writer and broadcaster Keith Skipper.

A rare collection of photographs of Victorian Norfolk is going under the hammer at Keys Auction House in Aylsham.

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