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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

Organisers have hailed the success of a popular festival as record numbers turned out to enjoy an array of activities.

A remarkable tribute has been paid to the man who designed a popular park, after a group bought every available bulb of a daffodil he cultivated - to plant them in Norwich.

A century ago the foundation stone of a hospital which has brought treatment, care, and comfort to generations of patients was laid.

A First World War heroine from Norfolk is to finally receive posthumous recognition from English Heritage after her great-grandson won an appeal.

After a year of restoration works, the grand reopening of Great Yarmouth's historic Venetian Waterways takes place today (August 20), with the Boating Lake and Island Cafe back in use for the first time in a decade.

A husband and wife from Blakeney are on the hunt to find the missing pictures of 22 casualties of the First World War.

A group of veterans were able to retrace some of their footsteps after visiting the Norfolk Tank Museum.

Ten years after the last boat took to the water, people will again have the chance to row out across the famous Boating Lake in Great Yarmouth.

The Royal British Legion (RBL) have added a bench to the Holt Memorial garden to thank the community.

The coastal towns of Cromer and Sheringham may have one of Norfolk's most famous rivalries, but one thing that unites them is their secrets.

A Last Night of the Proms concert featuring some of Norfolk's top classical musicians will celebrate the life of financier, music-lover and philanthropist Sir Edgar Speyer, who was hounded out of his north Norfolk home at the end of the First World War after being accused of spying for Germany.

An aviation exhibition is shedding light on Norwich's pivotal role in the First World War.

Norfolk is hosting a weekend of centenary celebrations of one of the great feats of aviation, the first double airborne crossing of the Atlantic.

The last industrial giant in Norwich, known and loved as LSE, is reaching out to family and friends to attend a reunion later this month.

The udderly terrifying tale of the ghost cows of Hethersett which once roamed the village, their saucer-eyes glowing in the dark.

Children from a Norfolk primary school have worked alongside a screenwriter to commemorate the men from their villages who died during the First World War.

A major new exhibition featuring marine-themed rustic crafts will mark the start of a packed programme of events at Sheringham Museum.

A picture that was haunted by the woman it captured and a chair that summoned the spirit of a flame-haired ghost if placed close to a fireplace: one house in Norfolk boasted them both.

Rowing boats and pedalos are set to cruise around an island café once more as an historic Great Yarmouth boating lake is refilled.

Remarkable images of a wartime batallion which patrolled the Suffolk coast on their bicycles have sold for thousands at auction.

Extraordinary photos of a cycling batallion which patrolled the coastline during the First World War are set to go up for auction.

The journey home of martyr and heroine Edith Cavell is being retraced, a century on, as part of twin commemorations in Westminster Abbey and Norwich Cathedral.

It commemorates the life of a prominent former lord of the manor.

She was a Norfolk heroine who helped more than 200 soldiers escape from occupied Belgium during the First World War.

The name of a serviceman killed during the First World War is to be added to a Norfolk village war memorial as part of its renovation.

To mark 100 years since Edith Cavell'S body was reburied at Norwich Cathedral, ALAN TUTT of Cromer Museum looks back at the life and legacy of the renowned Norfolk nurse who gave her life for the freedom of others.

Tribute has been paid to a Norfolk village's First World War sacrifice in the form of a new church window, depicting a Tommy.

A new scheme will honour the memory of those who gave their lives fighting for their country during the First World War.

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