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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

When a postcard turned up at a Norwich house 100 years late, little was known about its intended recipient.

Visitors can now explore the historic surroundings of Norwich Cathedral from anywhere in the world - thanks to a brand new virtual tour which is thought to be the first-ever digital recreation of its kind of the cathedral.

A town council and two historians have teamed up to help create a commemorative film about some of the servicemen and civilians who lost their lives in times of conflict and who are buried in the town cemetery.

A jewel in Norfolk’s crown which celebrates the county’s history and forms a crucial community hub has secured a “lifesaving” financial boost.

A Great Yarmouth primary school is one of eight in the country to be given “Champion Heritage School” status for its commitment to teaching pupils about “what makes where they live so special”.

A Great Yarmouth primary school is one of eight in the country to be given “Champion Heritage School” status for its commitment to teaching pupils about “what makes where they live so special”.

Some 114 years of history in Great Yarmouth have been vanishing as an old school faces demolition - prompting former pupils to share their memories.

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.

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