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Norfolk girl EMILY THOMSON thought she knew her county, until she took to the back roads in a campervan and spent a weekend exploring the North coast.

Cromer Pier has gone green to mark this year’s Recycle Week.

A man who started out cleaning windows and dusting wardrobes in a seafront hotel when he was 16-years-old has been appointed a director of the business.

With luxury accommodation, lakes for fishing and private hot tubs, a Norfolk ‘staycation’ site said business has never been better and has revealed plans for its expansion.

A beach sometimes referred to as the region’s ‘best kept secret’ has been named one of the finest in the world.

With the Norfolk coast being such a popular destination for both locals and tourists, many travellers want to make sure they stay in the best accommodation whilst on holiday.

Neighbours of a coastal hotel say they are “disgusted” at its attempt to “take away their view” by planting trees behind their garden fence.

Bookings at holiday homes are continuing to boom over the autumn with people choosing to “work from staycations” rather than home.

Key workers who have helped in the fight against coronavirus can be among the first to try glamping at a Norfolk estate.

Center Parcs’ Suffolk holiday resort in Elveden Forest featured prominently in a Channel 5 documentary on Friday night - did you watch it?

From making your own Adnams gin to riding camels - here’s 11 things to do this autumn in Suffolk.

A woodland holiday resort on the Suffolk coast is set for a major revamp - with plans for 170 new lodges in the pipeline.

The Planning Inspectorate has rejected a seafront hotel owner’s appeal to turn his “eyesore” holiday accommodation into residential flats over fears it would damage the tourist economy.

Parts of the region’s multi-billion pound tourism industry could crumble in the coming months, bosses have warned - despite seeing an all-time record year in 2019.

A webcam showing queues and a blackboard advising drivers of waiting times could solve traffic problems in a seaside village.

Live music returned at the Norfolk Showground on Friday night with a homage to the Britpop years.

Anyone looking for a staycation with a difference need look no further than the village of Booton.

A coastal hotel is withdrawing plans to install seven cabins near a residential retirement complex after opposition from neighbours.

Where can you find some of the prettiest villages in Norfolk?

A couple’s shouts and screams as they rode a seafront rollercoaster were quickly succeeded by shrieks of joy when the man proposed to his girlfriend at a famous Great Yarmouth theme park.

Aerial pictures of a cruise ship taking shelter off the east coast show empty decks as the travel industry continues to deal with the impact of the coronavirus lockdown.

A famous attraction on Great Yarmouth’s seafront is hoping visitors will take the opportunity to enjoy an extension to its normal season.

A warning has been issued for people enjoying Norfolk over the August bank holiday weekend to be vigilant about Covid-19 - and to keep taking action to prevent its spread.

More modern-day seafarers can now park their vessels in one of north Norfolk’s most scenic villages following the latest phase of an ongoing restoration project.

A town’s Christmas light switch-on has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Travel restrictions and months of lockdown have fuelled a camping boom in Norfolk, with sites filling up and camping equipment selling out.

More boats will soon be able to moor on a historic waterfront.

From sea creatures to samphire - a government minister has enjoyed a whistle-stop tour of Norfolk tourism as it bounces back from the pandemic.

An empty cruise ship with space for nearly 2,000 passengers has moored off the coast of Suffolk after the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the travel industry.

Neighbours of a seafront hotel have objected to a set of expansion plans they say will “affect their quality of life”.

Bosses at Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome Circus said they are excited and ready to go ahead of the expected launch of their summer spectacular this Saturday.

Boaters will be able to access 24-hour mooring posts for free following a regeneration to boost business and leisure on The Broads.

A husband and wife who were boating along the coast are ‘stuck on holiday’ due to a broken bridge in Great Yarmouth.

Cromer has cancelled its New Year’s Day fireworks display, which is watched each year by more than 10,000 people.

The owner of a farm campsite and hostel has said its TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award is a testimony to his staff.

A town’s Christmas lights switch-on has been cancelled over concerns as to whether social distancing will still be in place.

A series of art projections will light up a Norfolk town’s landmark buildings and outdoor spaces to show off its creative ambitions.

Norwich was the most popular destination outside of London for leisure passengers travelling on the Greater Anglia network last year.

New pictures of rare leopard cubs enjoying playtime at Banham Zoo have been released.

Normally performers at the Hippodrome in Great Yarmouth would be disappointed with an audience of only fifteen people.

Families and businesses have reacted with sadness to the news their town’s annual Christmas lights switch-on has been cancelled.

A south Norfolk town has cancelled its annual Christmas lights switch-on.

2020 is the year for a staycation and a family camping trip will be a popular choice for many across Norfolk. Here are some of the county’s best sites, all with different facilities and activities on offer, which are open and safe for you to visit this summer.

Bookings at some of Suffolk’s most popular holiday spots have seen a huge spike in the past week with more Brits choosing to stay at home, rather than risk travelling abroad.

A charity which helps disabled and disadvantage people enjoy Norfolk’s waterways will reopen for the first time in nearly five months next week.

A hotel in north Norfolk has scooped multiple accolades in this year’s Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards.

A country estate has announced that it will launch its summer activities aimed at children following lockdown closure.

One of Norfolk’s most iconic cinemas is set to reopen after undergoing a six-figure revamp during lockdown.

A popular miniature railway in its 30th anniversary year will reopen again this weekend following lockdown closure.

A long-standing motorcycle museum at the heart of a town has seen a spike in business as visitors flock to Norfolk for holidays.

A madcap extravaganza of thrills and spills has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A £2.2m package has been launched to support tourist businesses in Norfolk as they aim to lure back visitors following the coronavirus crisis.

A tourist trail is set to be built throughout Southwold as part of plans to boost the seaside town’s economy after it was severely impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Hunstanton’s new ‘tourist information point’ has opened amid growing calls for a rethink over the closure of its predecessor.

Rural parts of Norfolk and Suffolk heavily dependent on tourism have been hardest hit by the coronavirus jobs crisis, according to a new study.

Summer is in full swing on the Norfolk Broads as boat and holiday operators see such a surge in visitors there are “not enough boats”.

A Norfolk zoo has seen a lockdown baby boom, with Patagonian hares, a marmoset and bird-of-prey chicks joining the exotic population.

One of Great Yarmouth’s most famous seafront attractions is hoping its nighttime sessions will take off as the six-week holiday gets under way.

Glass windbreaks have been installed on Cromer Pier to shelter people from the sea breeze while they are eating and drinking.

A major drive to revive Norfolk and Suffolk’s shattered £5bn tourist industry has been launched.

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