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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.

The Dereham branch of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) is getting ready for its annual Battle of Britain memorial parade.

Members of the Diss branch of the Royal British Legion joined thousands on a pilgrimage of remembrance to a First World War battlefield, which culminated in a parade and ceremony in Belgium.

Fears that the Armistice Day parade would not go-ahead in Cromer this year, due to a lack of Royal British Legion members, have been dispelled.

The fall-out from a row at the Royal British Legion in Cromer continues to rumble on, with a town councillor resigning over what has happened.

Norfolk’s Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) have penned a heartfelt message to go on a wreath that will be laid in Ypres.

A former soldier is joining thousands of Armed Forces veterans from across the world to pay tribute at a historic pilgrimage of remembrance.

Community groups gathered to give members of Sheringham’s Royal British Legion branch a send-off ahead of their trip to the First World War battlefields.

A First World War centenary garden has been unveiled in Thorpe St Andrew by the town council.

A Royal British Legion branch in Norfolk is in disarray after four of its leading lights resigned.

The Royal British Legion’s (RBL) county parade marshal for Norfolk has been presented with one of the charity’s highest awards.

The owner of a brand new table gaming shop in Norwich turned his dream into a reality when his store opened for the first time on Saturday.

Members of a school’s historical society are being encouraged to get involved in a Royal British Legion project to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

A poignant event in the 1920s will be recreated as part of commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The daughter of a former prisoner of war is launching a revival of a north Norfolk branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL).

Military charities and organisations gathered in Cromer to celebrate the town’s Armed Forces Day.

Military heroes of past, present and future were saluted as a town came together to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

A historic church is a step closer to being able to complete improvement work after hosting a barbecue fundraiser.

A regional branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is celebrating after collecting a pair of national awards.

A baton relay marking 100 years since the formation of the RAF has arrived at the country’s most easterly point.

A coastal village will showcase its strong community bond at a free family fun day.

As part of the celebration of the centenary of the end of the First World War, one group of dedicated volunteers are aiming to make 3,000 knitted poppies to commemorate the anniversary.

A specialist nurse has been appointed to help a number of families living with dementia.

The manager of a north Norfolk care home for ex-service men and women has been made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Pupils at a Walsingham school received a special visit from members of the Royal British Legion.

A community stalwart who has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to her village has said she has a desire to help others.

They are a dwindling brigade of old soldiers, but the Normandy veterans - including those from Norfolk and Suffolk - cross the Channel again every year to mark the day the tide was turned against the Nazis.

People mingled in the solemn summer sunshine of a busy Great Yarmouth Park to mark the 74th anniversary of D-Day.

A major remembrance service will take place overseas to remember one of the 45 Norfolk village men who lost their lives in the First World War.

Members of the Royal British Legion Walsingham branch are getting some help from pupils at Walsingham Primary Academy before heading off on a pilgrimage.

Keen knitters are being encouraged to help create poppies which will form part of a town’s Remembrance Day events.

The D-Day landings will be remembered with an annual service of thanksgiving and commemoration in Great Yarmouth on Wednesday, June 6.

A Royal British Legion (RBL) branch has been presented with an award for its contributions to the Poppy Appeal.

Three Norfolk athletes will be among a 72-strong squad off to Sydney to take part in the Invictus Games.

They were 26 women who were killed in Great Yarmouth while they proudly served their country and defended our freedom.

Life-sized silhouette Tommies are to be placed around a Norfolk town in a poignant tribute to soldiers killed during the First World War.

Military enthusiasts are set to hold their first tour of mid-Norfolk and showcase their huge range of restored vehicles.

Great Yarmouth’s Cenotaph, in St George’s Park, has been recognised by the Royal British Legion as Norfolk’s best kept war memorial.

A Norwich community hall once used by veterans and their families could be taken over by a charity which helps disadvantaged young people, it has emerged.

Voters in Cromer and Suffield Park have been invited to an annual town meeting, where they will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Valentine’s Day came early to Swaffham when a community group held a retro Valentine dance.

Here’s a spotlight on the village of Fleggburgh and some of the pictures from our archives.

A community organisation in Swaffham is preparing for Easter celebrations by distributing Easter baskets.

It is one of the most historic buildings in Diss and the centrepiece of the town’s Heritage Triangle regeneration project.

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