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Joe Stirling was the only survivor of an entire family wiped out in Nazi Germany. He found refuge in Britain and went on to serve his adopted city as a charity fundraiser and Sheriff of Norwich. He died this week aged 95.

From the moment science pioneer and author Rosemary Harvey hitchhiked across America in the 1950s as a young woman, it was clear she would lead a trailblazing life.

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a renowned Suffolk cricket player and former headteacher who died last month.

Sarah Hewitt had worked at Norfolk & Norwich hospitals and care homes. She 'had a warmth that instantly made you feel secure'

Sue Joyner dedicated her life to helping others in the Hingham area. By Nick Richards

He didn't play football for the money. He pulled on his boots for the sheer love of the game.

Tributes have been paid to a "legend" of a football manager who guided Norwich to the first division for the first time in their history.

A man, who grew a rugby club from borrowed shirts to one of the largest sports hubs in Norfolk, has died.

Writer, fundraiser and campaigner Ann Farrant helped foster a better understanding of a fascinating woman from Norwich's history

Tony Whatling, who has died at 94, opened in 1951. He'd even be there on Christmas Day, in case folk had forgotten anything vital

Julian Macey, who has died aged 99, was a talented artist and visionary youth worker who made a success of everything he turned his hand to.

Tributes have been paid to a generous family man who founded a well-known Norwich record store.

Tributes have been paid to an "amazing" former photographer who "loved nothing more than being out with his camera".

Salvation Army's Ellen Christian has died at 67. She helped the vulnerable in London and 'could always see the best in people'

A seaside community is mourning the death of a lifeboat stalwart whose star turn as the "singing bowman" took him all the way to the Royal Variety Show's stage.

Hundreds of old chemist's shop objects John Newstead collected are in the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell

Like the thousands of souvenirs, tankards, plates, and trinkets he fired and sent all over the world, much-loved potter and painter Ernie Childs was proud to say he was "made in Great Yarmouth."

His death gave rise to an outpouring of support in Norwich, and saw hundreds pay tearful tributes at a candlelit vigil.

Tributes to devoted Suffolk hospital nurse once called the 'hardest-working woman in the UK' and 'one of life's angels'

One of Norfolk's most renowned speedway riders, known for his take no prisoners approach to racing, has died aged 86.

Long-serving Norfolk town clerk was also a church stalwart - and took in chocolates for folk to enjoy on Christmas morning. He's died at 82

Tributes have been paid to a former marine engineer who stood up for the residents of a close-knit community.

We use the word 'hero' far too easily, allowing it to denote everything from an overpaid prima donna who happens to be able to kick a ball in a straight line, to - and I've never understood this - vacuous non-entities whose sole achievement has been to persuade a TV production company that they should be the latest 'real' person to be exploited on the latest freak reality show.

A Norwich school closed for a half day so colleagues could attend the funeral of Gaynor Sawyer, who will be sadly missed by the community

A Second World War veteran who served on the beaches of Normandy was remembered with a poignant procession through his hometown.

Tributes have been paid to a well-known stalwart of the Norwich music scene after the death of the "free spirited" singer Eric Gough.

Tributes have been paid to a well-known angler and Norwich man who has died aged 93.

The remarkable life of a former soldier who was moved to fight for Israel after witnessing the horrors of the Holocaust first-hand and is to be marked by veterans and Norfolk's Jewish community.

Dudley had run The Crown and other Adnams hotels, and helped start Southwold Literature Festival

Rosie and husband Michael launched Open Christmas, to help people alone on December 25. It's still going strong

Tributes have been paid to a compassionate and selfless grandmother who died after being hit by a van.

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