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The Afghanistan and Iraq wars impacted thousands of people in our region. In the first in our week-long series looking at their legacy, reporter Stuart Anderson talks to Lord Dannatt, the former head of the British Army.

A well connected and with a proud history, Beccles is a community driven market town

Cromer and District Royal British Legion formally welcomed its youngest ever standard bearer, at a ceremony led by branch chairman Hilary Cox MBE.

An ingenious piece of Norfolk tech will be going national thanks to a partnership with one of the biggest names in the fast-food world.

More than three decades of caring for armed forces veterans has led to an MBE for Sally Mills, manager of the Royal British Legion care home Halsey House in Cromer.

A mid-Norfolk high school has been honoured with a special youth award by the Royal British Legion.

A 94-year-old Normandy veteran claims he is being "treated like muck" after being refused funding by the council to partially pay for care home fees.

A special tapestry has been created in an effort to showcase the vibrant community spirit of a north Norfolk seaside town.

City fans will be able to get their hands on shirts worn by players in their win over Millwall as they go under the hammer for charity.

Residents in the Great Yarmouth Borough have been thanked for their generosity as the town's Royal British Legion (RBL) branch has raised £42,680 for the poppy appeal.

An annual game of remembrance has raised hundreds of pounds for a mid-Norfolk Royal British Legion branch.

More than 26,000 people have visited Norwich Castle's exhibition on the impact of the First World War on Norfolk.

It will be a time to remember...when thousands of soldiers were killed, wounded or missing in action, so we can enjoy the freedom we have today.

Numerous groups and charities have benefited from the amazing voluntary efforts of a popular duo and their friends.

It's like a plot from the Hollywood film Catch Me If You Can.

A serial conwoman's trail of deceit can today be revealed after she was jailed for stealing a man's life savings and falsely accusing him of rape.

The Royal British Legion care home Halsey House has been told it 'failed to protect vulnerable residents' after a period which included the death of one person who fell from a window.

An "energetic and indefatigable Norfolk hero" from Cromer will be made an MBE later this week.

A memorial to remember 97 British soldiers who died in an infamous Second World War massacre could soon be a reality as a campaign is launched for a fitting tribute in Norfolk.

A soldier from Fakenham who died during the First World War has been honoured in a special ceremony in France.

A local football club has received an overwhelming show of support from the local community after their brand new match balls worth around £200 were stolen before they had even been used.

Communities across north Norfolk paid tribute to the fallen at the weekend, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice with events ranging from concerts and exhibitions, to bell ringing and beacon-lighting ceremonies.

Communities across Norfolk and Suffolk have marked 100 years since the Great War's armistice with a host of processions, services and events.

A Norwich digi-tech company has come full circle by creating an app for the charity which inspired its founder.

A new war memorial was unveiled at a dedication ceremony in Brundall on Saturday morning.

A Norfolk young person will have the honour of laying flowers on a soldier's grave in front of the Queen at Sunday's national remembrance service in London.

They have been carefully crafted to remember those who lost their lives in battle.

Schools around Norfolk have been commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The Waveney Author Group is holding craft events to raise money for numerous charities.

The Poppy Appeal was launched in Thorpe St Andrew with a "thank you" to the First World War generation.

From a film festival to a gin and craft fair, there is plenty to keep you busy over the next seven days in Norfolk.

Drivers passing through Mere Street to Victoria Road will be greeted by the sight of two soldiers in a field of poppies as of Tuesday, November 6.

A Norfolk craft company has designed two touching tribute gifts to honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War ahead of the centenary commemoration on Sunday.

Every November an army of Royal British Legion volunteers give up their time to sell poppies across Norfolk, raising thousands for charity and making sure the memories of those who have represented the British armed forces are not forgotten.

A church in the village of Worthing, between Dereham and Fakenham, has opened an exhibition to provide an insight into the village's local history and will also hold a gathering to mark Remembrance Day.

Join a Sprowston coffee morning to remember those who have served and died for our country.

Thousands of handcrafted poppies have decorated the church and war memorial of a Norfolk town in a poignant tribute to the men and women who paid the ultimate price in the First World War.

Silhouettes honouring war heroes which were destroyed by vandals in Great Yarmouth last Friday - just 48 hours after they were unveiled - have been replaced.

Remembrance Day is set to be marked across the Dereham, Fakenham and Wells area, with several events and projects taking place on or leading up to November 11.

People in Great Yarmouth will have the opportunity to honour British soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the First World War in our Fields of Remembrance.

Norwich group aim to double the world record by pushing a sled for 12 hours in aid of the Royal British Legion.

From concerts and art exhibitions, to parades and history projects, towns and villages across north Norfolk are preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a host of events. Here is a round-up of Remembrance Day services and centenary events in the area.

A new bell-ringing team at St Michael's Church in Oulton will play its part in an international commemoration.

Great Northern trains are putting on an extra early service from King's Lynn on Remembrance Sunday, so veterans can attend the ceremony at London's Cenotaph.

Darren Huckerby, Adam Drury and Grant Holt are just some of the former Norwich City players set to line up against a team of soldiers in a football match in Dereham to raise money for the town's Royal British Legion branch.

After a week of inspiring performances and incredible stories from the Invictus Games, one woman from Norfolk is heading home after scooping a string of medals.

Crowds gathered in Great Yarmouth's market square on Wednesday for the launch of this year's Poppy Appeal marking the start of more than two weeks of remembrance in the town.

A newly built memorial garden, wall, and commemorative plaque will be unveiled in Brandon this weekend.

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.

The annual Poppy Appeal starts next Saturday and volunteers will again be on the streets of Cromer over the next fortnight selling poppies to members of the public.

Different generations have welcomed a torch of remembrance to Dereham, as part of a tour of Norfolk to mark a century since the Armistice.

From a 97-year-old who served in the same branch of the army as the Queen, to Norfolk's youngest standard bearer, all ages came together to launch a veteran charity's remembrance torch on its journey across the county.

People who gave their lives fighting for their country, whether England or Germany, were remembered at a poignant civic dinner in North Walsham.

A life-sized figure of a soldier who fell during the First World War will help teach the latest generation about remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Former colonel David James has retired as chairman of the Royal British Legion's Fakenham and District Branch.

They were acquired over many years by the founder of one of Fakenham's most famous businesses and put on display in a museum.

A branch of the Royal British Legion are putting on a festival of remembrance later this month.

Today, the EDP launches a campaign to honour all those who fought and fell in the First World War.

New 'Tommy' benches have been unveiled ahead of an official dedication and commemoration service to remember the lost men and women of Suffolk during the First World War.

The parish church of Lowestoft has unveiled a garden of remembrance area in memory of those from the town who died during the First World War.

A youth drama set in the First World War has raised money for a charity helping military veterans.

A remembrance service was held at Snettisham Beach to remember a soldier from the village who died in the First World War.

The head of a newly relaunched Royal British Legion (RBL) group in north Norfolk has announced the date of the group's first annual general meeting.

A project to immortalise West Norfolk's 620 First World War fallen is nearing fruition.

Hundreds of people gathered for the annual Battle of Britain memorial parade and church service in Dereham town centre.

A poignant Torch of Remembrance is making its journey home from Belgium and will be marked with events across Norfolk.

Youngsters growing up in a seaside town during the First World War find themselves with a battle of their own in an exciting musical heading to Sheringham Little Theatre.

A flypast by the country's last operational Second World War heavy bomber marked the loss of hundreds of American aircrew from a mid Norfolk airfield.

Suffolk brewer Greene King is partnering with The Royal British Legion to brew Flanders Fields, and help the important services charity.

Relatives of four airmen who died when their plane crashed during the Second World War attended the unveiling of a plaque in their memory.

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