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Tributes have been paid to a groundsman who devoted his life to the football and cricket clubs he lovingly served.

One of the last D-Day heroes who landed at Normandy on June 6 1944 at the age of 21 has died just days before the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Peter Edrich, who was at the heart of Norfolk agricultural and sporting life for more than 50 years, has died aged 93 after contracting Covid-19.

Tributes have been paid to a Norfolk police special constable who have served for nearly 30 years and was recently commended for preventing an assault on his colleagues.

A man who died following a serious altercation in Great Yarmouth has been described as “a popular member of the local community”.

A Suffolk pirate radio expert has paid tribute to the founder of Radio Caroline whose vision and “determination” revolutionised the airwaves.

When Second World War hero Sydney ‘Stevie’ Stevens proposed to the girl with the beautiful voice, who had just played a pivotal role in the Dambusters raid, he feared he would not live to see his wedding day.

A Second World War bomber hero whose appeal for visitors to help ease his loneliness touched hearts of people across the country and led to a book on his wartime experiences has died aged 98.

Tributes have been paid to a “gentle giant” with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Norfolk countryside, who spent many years as a countryside ranger.

Gifted writer and musician Joseph Seely, who performed across the country in his regiment’s band before becoming a classical music reviewer, has died aged 89.

A Norwich press photographer who was one of the most respected on Fleet Street is among the latest victims of coronavirus.

Tributes have been paid to rockabilly musician well-loved on the Norwich music scene who placed his family above everything else.

Tributes have been paid to a retired nurse who was such a stalwart of the community she was known as Heather of Hethersett.

Tributes have been paid to a once Suffolk-based aviator who inspired the Red Arrows thanks to his squadron’s record-breaking stunts.

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.”

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