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From magical workshops at Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure to creating your own music at OPEN Norwich, there is plenty to keep the kids busy this February half term.

Dame Stella Rimington, the first female head of MI5, talks to STUART ANDERSON about global security, trailblazing women and the joys of Norfolk life.

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air at these romantic hotspots across the county.

A Norfolk photographer has captured a series of stunning images of one of the county’s tallest church towers rising up through a thick winter fog into a twilight sky.

A packed public meeting heard a vision to transform a Norfolk building that includes the only surviving theatre where Shakespeare is known to have performed

Time to get your race diary filled up with our running calendar featuring races across Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

It’s been a record-breaking year for grey seal pups at the National Trust’s Blakeney Point nature reserve with 3,012 born this winter.

Snowdrops are starting to pop up in gardens across Norfolk as the first sign of spring appears and here are eight of the best places to see them.

A primary school is hoping to create a new field study centre on its site to make the most of its nationally-recognised surroundings.

An exhibition on the life and work of The Tiger Who Came to Tea author and illustrator Judith Kerr has opened at the National Trust’s Blickling Estate.

Britain’s oldest guildhall is a step closer to remaining a theatre in West Norfolk.

Beautiful East Anglia offers opportunities to see wildlife all the year round, including during the winter. Here are 12 great places to get close to nature.

Make sure you have a blooming marvellous 2019 by exploring one of these beautiful gardens across Norfolk.

Looking for a walk to do with family and friends on Boxing Day? Take a look at our list of festive strolls and destinations below.

Ten thousand children will have fond memories of outdoor fun and games on the north Norfolk coast, thanks to a residential activity centre celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Woman dies at Blickling Hall

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A female visitor to Blickling Hall in north Norfolk died after falling ill, despite efforts to revive her by emergency services, a spokesman for the National Trust property said.

A record-breaking number of grey seal pups have been born at the National Trust’s Blakeney Point and there’s still another month left of the breeding season.

A search and rescue training exercise involving a fallen injured horse and rider was simulated in Norfolk to prepare emergency crews in the event of a potential incident.

Christmas doesn’t just happen overnight – find out how this 15th century moated manor house gets ready for the festive season.

Holkham Hall’s Festive Food Fair is coming up on December 15 and 16.

Norwich artist Michelle Heron will be showcasing her artistic skills as she takes on the Landscape Artist of the Year challenge on Sky Arts. If successful, she stands a chance of winning a place in the semi-final.

Opinion Are we too selfish around Christmas?

Sunday, November 4, 2018

I rarely entertain. My small flat with sea views (distant) in the Edwardian spa town of Felixstowe won’t permit large numbers – not enough seats – and I don’t want a lot of people traipsing through on my carpet.

Visit Norfolk is encouraging tourists to appreciate the county’s natural landscape at any time of year by identifiying our county’s seven natural wonders.

Norfolk’s Seven Natural Wonders have been unveiled but do you agree?

National Trust rangers at Blakeney Point were greeted with a lovely surprise when they came across the first new-born grey seal of the season.

Weird and wonderful ghost stories abound in many corners of East Anglia, with sights and sounds that just can’t be explained. Here are 23 of the most haunted places in the region.

Are you looking for fun things to do at half term which won’t cost a fortune? Here are 20 free and cheap activities to enjoy around Norfolk, Suffolk and north Essex.

More than £5m is being spent on conserving one of Norfolk’s most-treasured historic buildings.

Deposits found on a north Norfolk beach which were feared to be palm oil deposits toxic to dogs have turned out to be “nothing to worry about”.

UPDATE: The National Trust has now confirmed the deposits were peat and “nothing to worry about”. Read an update to this story here.

Visit Blickling Estate over the next month for your last chance to see the challenging, immersive art installation taking over the house – all inspired by books

More than 600 tourists will call into the Port of Great Yarmouth this Sunday as the town prepares to welcome its second luxury cruise liner this year.

By the time you read this I should be well away from Ipswich on a delayed family holiday in the far north.

Stately homes, castles, ruins, windmills, gardens and historic boats are all welcoming visitors free of charge for this year’s Heritage Open Days.

He was a National Trust volunteer for more than 30 years, and now an area of woodland has been named after John Idiens.

The programme of events for Norfolk’s fourth Walking and Cycling Festival 2018 has been unveiled.

Sun, sea and a slight breeze made for the perfect weather conditions for a group of wind and kite surfers to hit the beach on Bank Holiday Monday.

Heritage Open Days return this September with two jam-packed weekends of free events taking place across the county.

Looking for a holiday home with a difference? East Anglia boasts all kinds of weird and wonderful homes from home.

Were you at Classic Ibiza featuring Urban Soul Orchestra at Blickling Estate on Friday night?

Around £1.6m is to be spent on improving a Norfolk river to help it become a haven for wildlife.

The rarely seen Purple Emperor butterfly has been spotted at the National Trust’s Sheringham Park for a third year running.

The hot weather is proving a godsend for the unusual and exotic planting at the National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall in Norfolk.

Barbecues have been temporarily banned at National Trust sites along the Norfolk coast, as wildfires continue to grip the county.

King’s Lynn Festival has said it is “cautiously optimistic” about an anonymous philanthropist’s plans to revitalise the Guildhall of St George.

Emergency services have been at the scene of a large fire near a National Trust landmark since before 6.30am.

A Second World War Home Guard battalion and legendary garden designer Humphry Repton were among the characters greeting visitors to Sheringham Park at the weekend, as part of a living history event organised by a group of National Trust volunteeres.

American dreams

Thursday, July 5, 2018

July 4 is America’s Independence Day - here are ways to celebrate our Special Relationship

An injured First World War soldier and his nurse and landscape designer Humphry Repton will be putting in an appearance at a living history weekend being held at Sheringham Park.

A grey seal pup was rescued from fishing net line which had sliced a centimetre deep cut into its neck.

One of Norfolk’s least-known heritage organisations has launched an ambitious plan to put it right at the heart of local life. Trevor Heaton reports.

The owners of this marvellous Arts and Crafts style home wanted enough space for their family to come and stay - but their children loved Norfolk so much, they moved here meaning the couple now want to downsize! Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit Fairways, Aylsham, for sale for a guide price of £1.25 million.

It was a bed fit for a king - and specialist textile workers at a facility in Norfolk have spent more than 10 years restoring it.

A dog walker has spoken about finding a “tiny”, newly-born common seal pup on a Norfolk beach.

Opinion Memories are made of this

Friday, June 15, 2018

Nick Conrad is going motorhoming - something he never thought he’d be doing.

Can’t get enough of the World Cup? Here’s how to fill the next few weeks with more football and Russia

How many kinds of sweet flowers grow in an East Anglian country garden? You can find out this summer by wandering through some of the many which are open to the public.

Whether you decide to picnic on the beach, beside the Broads or in the depths of a forest, eating al fresco is one of the joys of summer. Here are nine top places to eat out.

A new initiative from the Norfolk Cricket Board (NCB) is giving families and groups of friends the chance to play the game at three of the county’s most iconic settings.

A new book by Mark Cocker is a major event and his latest is a work of sweeping ambition - a sobering tale of the conservation movement’s development in the face of huge wildlife declines. Ross Bentley spoke to the Norfolk-based writer about the themes he has raised.

Famous for its seals and sails, Horsey has long been a magnet for day trippers.

From gaming to fireworks and painting pebbles to borrowing kites - here’s how to have family fun for free this half term

Three members of East Anglia Federation of Townswomens Guilds got through to the National Quiz Final in Birmingham and came 7th out of 12 teams.

Fancy living with Blickling Hall as your neighbour? How about buying this idyllic country cottage being sold on a National Trust lease for £550,000?

Visitors to north Norfolk’s Felbrigg Hall will find some rather curious new additions to the historic home. Arts correspondent Emma Knights finds out more

Visitors to the Blickling Estate will experience something different this season with an art installation marking a new chapter for the National Trust’s greatest book collection.

Once you start to think about blue plaques, you find yourself spotting them everywhere. Many towns and villages in East Anglia have a fascinating selection of plaques in memory of interesting individuals, long-lost landmarks or important local events.

More than 150 years ago a photographic revolution swept through our towns and cities. Trevor Heaton opens the shutter on a world of top hats, crinolines and cartes-de-visite which is explored in a new local book.

Norfolk’s woods are some of the best places in the country to witness bluebells. Simon Parkin highlights 15 of the best that will be a riot of purple haze in April and May.

Ghost hunters, legend lovers and anyone who appreciates a good tale that may, or may not, possibly be true, have a feast of myths and spooky tales to enjoy in the Broads.
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If you love nature, you’ll love the Norfolk Festival of Nature later this month. Kathy Gill reports.

Whetyher you’re religious or not, there’s no denying that Easter is all about new life, says Nick Conrad.

There’s never a bad time to visit Norfolk, and with the north of the county boasting some of the best beaches, attractions, places to stay and, of course, the Norfolk Broads, it’s no surprise that it’s a holiday hot spot. Here we take a look at things to do in north Norfolk.

There are plenty of things planned around Mid-Norfolk over the Easter break.

Sharon Griffiths wonders whether some of the Gift Aid largesse given by the public purse would be better going elsewhere.

Humphry Repton, who transformed great East Anglian landscapes, died 200 years ago today. Don Black explores a unique heritage.

The 200th anniversary of the death of landscape designer Humphry Repton will be marked at Sheringham Park, with an exhibition of photographs of some of his greatest creations.

Pam Taylor hears how a child’s curiosity led to a fascination with emperor dragonflies.

The world of genteel catering is this week reeling after sconegate...

The Blickling Estate has won a national award for innovation in how they present their collections to visitors.

Rough sleepers at a Wisbech sports field owned by the National Trust are refusing to leave – despite being offered night shelter.

Easy does it! A mill on the Norfolk Broads has been fitted with new sails as part of a National Trust restoration project.

Communities across Broadland are being urged to get involved in a nationwide litter clear-up in March.

One of Norfolk’s grandest country homes is set to feature on a small screen show hosted by gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh.

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