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A Norfolk town is to get into the festive spirit with a Christmas lights switch-on and a very special visitor for those most excited for the holidays.

Registered charities are being invited to enter a competition to win tickets to the Norwich Ice Rink for their organisation.

Plans to build new town council offices, costing more than £2 million, have been given the go ahead by Wymondham Town Council.

They have been places of worship and community for centuries, and now East Anglia’s historic churches have been recognised as some of country’s most fascinating places to visit.

Get 10pc off all ice rink tickets if you book before November 8.

Three Norfolk hotels have been named in a compilation of 50 of the UK’s best hotels and B&Bs - and they’re all in the county’s north.

People turned out in their thousands for the county’s biggest free firework spectacular.

A rare new arrival has delighted visitors and staff at Africa Alive.

It is often assumed that young people today like action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled adventure holidays with bustling city nightlife.

A holiday home in Great Fransham has been named the best in East Anglia in a travel awards programme led by a large UK holiday rental firm.

A quirky day-long celebration is set to bring a little added zest as the days turn colder.

From haunted houses to spooktacular shows, it is all happening in and around the Great Yarmouth borough this Halloween.

Norwich Ice Rink is coming back - and will be bigger and better than ever before!

Tributes have been paid to the “founding father” of boating on the Broads, after his death aged 95.

The Red Arrows are likely to miss next year’s Cromer Carnival due to a nine-week tour of north America.

Segway riders will soon be whizzing through the trails of Thetford Forest in the dark as part of a series of special after hour openings.

It was a plan to transform Suffolk into the winter sports capital of Britain.

The city-wide paint project has seen the fine city filled with open-air artists, painting everything from the Colman’s Mustard site to Norwich Castle.

From PrimEvil to a family rave, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained over half term week.

Catch a rare glimpse of Banham Zoo’s new red panda cub.

A large 26-bedroom country retreat on the North Norfolk coast and a small bed and breakfast in the South Norfolk countryside were amongst 100 winners at the fourth annual ROSE Awards at the Independent Hotel Show in London.

A new £2 million environmentally friendly visitor centre has opened at the Holkham National Nature Reserve to help accommodate its 800,000 annual visitors.

Join an explosion of blues in Norwich and Norfolk this month as the fifth Fine City Blues Festival gets underway.

Pub landlords, beer writers and tourism bosses from eight cities across the UK shared their knowledge on beer tourism during a forum in Norwich.

In its heyday, it was an elegant meeting place for Great Yarmouth’s upper crust.

The value of tourism in Norwich has edged over the £750m milestone, according to new figures.

Traders on the historic Great Yarmouth market have described their heartbreak at the council’s controversial plans to redevelop the market place.

Controversial plans to redevelop Great Yarmouth’s historic Market Place have been revealed.

Visitors to a museum in Norfolk will be able to explore the fascinating history behind circus and its acts which have amazed crowds for the past 250 years.

Do you wish you were by the seaside today? Or would you simply like to see what the BBC are doing putting up a big Christmas tree in the middle of Cromer Pier?

Projects in Swaffham and Thetford will benefit from a share of Breckland Council’s Market Towns Initiative funding.

Great Yarmouth enjoyed the spectacular sight of the giant Seabourn Ovation cruise ship pulling into port on Sunday morning.

A Cromer district councillor and MBE has taken off on a 250-mile walk in support of a heart disease charity five years after her husband survived a heart attack.

A delegation of 40 tourism officials and the industry’s chiefs from Great Yarmouth are travelling to a north west resort to share top tips on attracting visitors and how they can improve their offer.

Hunstanton RNLI sailed home to victory in the resort’s Searles Soapbox Derby today.

The red carpet has been rolled out in Great Yarmouth again to welcome the arrival of a second giant cruise ship and its hundreds of American passengers.

Another giant US cruise ship has docked in Great Yarmouth’s Outer Harbour.

A first-of-its-kind project to encourage foreign tourists to enjoy more “experiences” in rural England is finding success in the Norfolk Broads.

Will these two babies steal the crown as the cutest new arrivals at an East Anglian zoo?

Controversial plans for a new campsite in Gressenhall have been recommended for refusal by the Breckland Council planning officer, despite over 100 letters being submitted in support of the development.

Investment and improved accommodation quality has helped a self-catering holiday specialist bump up summer revenue from its East Anglian sites by almost a fifth.

Time is running out for tourism and leisure businesses to put their names forward for a regional industry awards.

They are pink and flamboyant but could they be the key to producing a much-loved Norfolk attraction’s first ever flamingo egg?

Daring pilots battled rough seas and wind while taking part in offshore powerboat racing in Lowestoft.

All lines between Norwich and Lowestoft are blocked following a swing bridge failure.

The long hot summer is behind us leaving memories of glorious beach days, sunny barbecues, flip flops, and ice creams. But how was it for our holiday attractions? Liz Coates spoke to tourism businesses to see if the hot weather delivered an equally blazing business boost.

EDP winners choose the name for zoo’s sea lion pup

Norfolk’s tourism industry saw a record-breaking year in 2017 as the county welcomed more visitors than ever before.

Almost half of Journal readers believe that dogs should not be banned from external areas of pubs.

A north Norfolk council has awarded more than £14,000 to nine community organisations to focusing on heath and wellbeing.

The number of overnight trips made to north Norfolk in 2017 rose by more than 12pc year on year, compared to just three per cent in England.

The owners of a well-known north Norfolk landmark which once belonged to singer James Blunt’s family are hoping to share its beauty and charm with more visitors this Christmas.

The arts based development charity which has brought some of the most talented international street artists to Great Yarmouth is hoping to continue ‘representing the entertainment heritage’ in Yarmouth.

It’s been a tough race, you chose your five favourite GoGoHares and now it’s time to vote in The Grand Final and crown your winner.

A flagship tourist attraction has been closed to the public over fears that a dangerous tree could collapse.

A Norfolk attraction is stoking up its engines after announcing ambitious plans to invest £4 million into a new interactive children’s experience.

Thousands of people descended on the Sandringham Estate for two days of country sports, rural pursuits and family attractions that celebrate Norfolk’s rural life.

Around 30,000 people are expected to flock to the 19th annual Maritime Festival in Great Yarmouth this weekend.

Leaders from across Suffolk came together to discuss the ongoing work to transform Lowestoft and secure a bright economic future for the coastal town.

Take your taste buds on a culinary journey around the world in Norwich city centre.

A £68m signalling upgrade will see no trains run between Great Yarmouth and Reedham for at least six months.

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