St Andrew's Church

Folk East continues to grow in size and sature as one of the most eclectic folk festivals in the country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year’s tempting bill of fare

A new initiative that aims to reduce food waste and provide fresh food for those in need has been launched for the first time in Suffolk - in Lowestoft.

A “trailblazing” project tackling food waste will see a community fridge installed in Lowestoft to encourage local sharing.

Weird Norfolk takes a tour of the Bridewell’s Undercroft, where fascinating stories of merchants and misery await.

It’s official - Norfolk Day is returning for a second year and people across the county are being encouraged to get involved and celebrate what a wonderful place Norfolk is.

A Norfolk MP, who has said the UK could be waiting until 2022 for a social care funding system, has described the needs of the elderly in his constituency as “particularly acute”.

Liz Nice says Father Howard Stoker of St Andrew’s Church, Holt, hasn’t a leg to stand on when suggesting there would be something wrong with having a female Bishop of Norwich.

A dementia group has reached a new milestone after becoming a registered charity, which means it can now benefit from a variety of tax reliefs.

A father has spoken of his fears after a man was stabbed in a random attack close to where his two young children go to school.

Singer and entertainer Johnathan Veira is returning to Norfolk to perform in Gorleston.

Former students of a Norfolk school have celebrated their success at an awards ceremony.

Police and the fire service were called to a village church following reports of a person stealing lead from its roof.

A Norfolk Youth for Christ worker has taken up a new role in the Identity Youth Project in Gorleston.

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

A special project in the parish of Ryburgh is marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with a series of bell ringing commemorations.

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.

The aunt of a 24-year-old who died in a crash has described a minute-long applause during a Norwich City match in memory of him as “humbling” and “lovely”.

Norwich City fans united in a touching minute’s applause during the Canaries’ game against Aston Villa in memory of Bradley Raper.

The North Norfolk Railway’s 1940s weekend has been hailed a “huge success,” with events ranging from music and dancing, to ration book trails, a pigeon race and military vehicle parades attracting record crowds.

The North Norfolk Railway’s 1940s weekend is to come to a close with a civilian parade through Sheringham town centre.

With around 20,000 people set to descend on Sheringham and Holt on Saturday, this year’s 1940s weekend looks set to go with a swing. The countdown has begun and here’s an updated ‘everything you need to know’ about the biggest event in the North Norfolk Railway calendar.

A 41-foot needlework sampler which took more than 45 years to complete is soon to go on show at a Norfolk church.

Come rain or shine, there is a whole host of thing to do in mid-Norfolk this bank holiday weekend, here are eight of our top picks.

The Heritage at Risk Programme (HAR) was launched by Historic England and is used to help assess the overall state of the country’s heritage sites.

Two bishops helped conduct a service to celebrate the life of Rev’d Michael Banks, of Saxthorpe, who served in the Diocese of Norwich from 2003 to 2005.

The countdown has begun to Norfolk Day and, across the area, businesses, charities and community groups are gearing up to mark the occasion.

It’s never the most adrenaline fuelled of sports but as snails slugged it out in the World Snail Racing Championships the heat meant it was a case of on your marks, get set, extra slow.

With an eclectic mix of music, art, comedy, poetry, dance and drama featuring stars ranging from comedy legend Jasper Carrot to chart-topping singer songwriter Leo Sayer, this year’s Holt Festival promises to mark its tenth anniversary in style.

A memorial stone that pays tribute to a Sikh prince who has a special link to Norfolk has been unveiled.

More than 200 snails will be slugging it out at the World Snail Racing Championships.

A popular annual arts festival has special Norfolk Day events planned in its 10th anniversary year.

Youngsters at Holt Primary School drummed up some top tunes, at an all-day series of activities and workshops celebrating international Make Music Day.

An internationally acclaimed guitarist is to make a return visit to St Andrew’s Church, at Lammas, near Aylsham, on June 22, in a concert featuring music ranging from classical pieces, to chart hits by Queen and the Beatles.

An internationally acclaimed guitarist is to make a return visit to St Andrew’s Church, at Lammas, near Aylsham, on June 22, in a concert featuring music ranging from classical pieces, to chart hits by Queen and the Beatles.

Not normally one to make a fuss about anything Nellie Vallance made an exception for her 105th birthday celebrations.

Weight Watchers members will be putting their best feet forward to raise money for a health charity.

Slimmers in a Lowestoft are celebrating losing weight by donating their old clothes to charity.

A photographic competition which celebrated Norfolk’s churches has announced its winners.

Take action this week and make time to visit one of the events planned for Dementia Action Week in Norfolk.

An Italian concert pianist, several outspoken politicians and a much-loved comedy duo will be among the guests at the 10th annual Holt Festival.

The Waveney and District Group of the Ramblers have two walks coming up in the week ahead.

World class pianist Maki Sekiya will be performing works by Ravel, Scriabin and Liszt at St Andrew’s Church, Holt on May 12, as part of a concert being hosted by children’s arts organisation Falcon.

A Scottish soldier who died 100 years ago is to be remembered by a Norfolk village after a local historian uncovered his connection to the parish.

A special service of thanksgiving is to take place in Honingham to remember the much-loved and highly regarded Norfolk war hero and author Arthur Brough.

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