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A century on from the First World War it is almost impossible to imagine the sheer scale of the sacrifice. More than 15,000 Norfolk men died. Many more were left permanently disabled. Here are just a few stories of individuals, families and communities changed for ever by war.

A volunteer researcher makes a plea to store records that shine a light on the near ancestors who lived in a world quite different from ours. Tony Wenham reports.

Walcott Church and many supporters have created a very special display for Remembrance Sunday – The 11th day of the 11th month 2018, to commemorate the centenary of the Great War and others who lost their lives in other wars, with a magnificent display of over 4000 poppies. The whole display was created by 45 people, some from Australia.

An MP made a visit to RAF Marham to see first-hand the world’s most advanced fighter jets.

Fancy buying a part of North Norfolk’s history? One of the former coastguard cottages in Weybourne with the best sea view for miles around is up for sale for £250,000.

The Clangers was one of my favourite programmes when I was a child – melancholic, eerie, slightly dark, cryptic, plenty of strange homemade costumes, somewhat meditative… and then there was the programme itself, which was almost as weird as I was.

Norfolk’s one day captain Ashley Watson joined the select band of cricketers to have taken a hat-trick at Lord’s last week – but the moment passed him by!

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What links a small town in Wales, a doll’s house, and the scuttling of a U-boat off the coast of Suffolk during the Second World War?

Christobel Pickard had occasionally alluded to the existence of love letters sent by her husband during the Second World War, but it wasn’t until she died in 2016 that her children discovered the extent of the collection.

Members of the Royal Navy’s presentation team were guest speakers at the latest Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point meeting.

Admiral Sir Baldwin Walker has an extensive seafaring past, as one of his ancestor’s discovered.

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