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East Anglia at War

Over the four years of the centenary of the First World War, this site will be bringing you extensive coverage of the commemorations, as well as stories from the conflict.

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Norfolk and Suffolk

More than a century ago, a couple of air aces combined over a now defunct racecourse in South Norfolk to give onlookers a unique display of daredevil flying.

A century-old ‘death penny’ with an eerie resonance to our current times is to go up for sale at auction.

He was a Norfolk man who died 95 years ago but his name and his work are timeless and famous across the world. Derek James looks at the extraordinary life of Sir Henry Rider Haggard

A group of enthusiasts build, maintain and fly classic aircraft at a field not far from Norwich. Reporter STUART ANDERSON met a few of them to hear about a new aviation course they are planning to launch.

As the nation unites in gratitude for our NHS, and celebrates the courage, skill and dedication of its staff, we dip into Norfolk hospital history

A personal pilgrimage to the battlefields of the Somme: Stacia Briggs visits northern France to remember her Grandad who lied about his age to join the army and to visit Norfolk Cemetery

We often talk about the “good old days” – well for some they were but not for others who lived in appalling poverty.

A bench depicting the silhouettes of soldiers and commemorating the Second World War has been unveiled in Belton.

A prominent building and casualty of the decline of the high street is poised for a new lease of life.

As a nation in ‘lockdown’ prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, Steve Snelling looks back to the original VE Day in Norfolk.

It was a rail link that served thousands of people each week in two coastal towns for more than 60 years.

The hand of friendship at a time of need…a crisis of one kind or another brings people of all ages and from all walks of life together.

Nearly 175 years of tradition has come to an end on East Anglia’s railways with the last regular locomotive-hauled passenger services coming to an end with no ceremony.

It is one of the nation’s most important historic ships.

He was the boy from the backstreets of Norwich who grew up to become a Star, a Devil, a Chad and The Mighty Atom. Derek James pays tribute to Len Read

It’s Valentine’s Day on February 14 and the festival of love has to be the ideal chance to share 14 reasons to love Norwich

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