St Mary's Church

A man has been arrested after fleeing the scene of a crash which closed a busy Norfolk road for several hours.

An author and countryside campaigner has passed away at the age of 91.

Tributes to Ezra Leverett, the ‘face of Halesworth’

Hundreds of mourners braved the bitter cold to pay their respects to the “honourable” and “generous” John Groom.

For a family from north Norfolk, January should have been a time for remembrance but instead they have been left heartbroken after being told church policy will not allow the words ‘dad or grandad’ to be written on their loved one’s grave.

Norwich’s Voice Project Choir are presenting their special winter candlelit concert in Bungay.

The community are set to come together to commemorate the life of a John Groom, who was described as a “true Bungay man”.

‘All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small’ is the theme for this year’s Colkirk Arts festival.

A “pole star” and leading community figure has died after a brave battle with cancer.

A north Norfolk Christmas market has raised more than £10,000 for charity in its 10th year.

Arthur Jermy, who was long-standing member of the Bungay community has died at the age of 98, just 16 months away from his 100th birthday.

Organisers of a Norfolk Christmas lights festival have hailed the event an all-round success, in spite of an incident that saw Santa thrown from his sleigh when the two horses pulling it bolted.

A small Norfolk market town has been abuzz with new events after a community group decided to bring the good times back.

From a toy fair to Winter Wonderland, there are plenty of events taking place to get in you in the festive mood.

Making time to be Christmassy

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Whether it’s to make time for tea with a neighbour, or to go to a carol service, will this be the year to do some of the festive things you promise yourself every year? We’ve 18 ideas for starters.

Christmas is coming and there is no better way to get into the festive mood than visiting a market, with mulled wine in hand of course.

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.

It was the war to end all wars in which millions of people died on the battlefields of Europe and further afield. A hundred years on South Norfolk paid its respects to the fallen and marked the armistice.

Trustees of a charity which helps the needy in Burnham Market gathered to place a statue in the village to commemorate all those who have died through war.

Poetry readings, an exhibition, and a bible belonging to a north Norfolk soldier killed on the second day of the Somme.

A Norfolk school is being sued for damages of up to £150,000 by a woman who broke her wrist when she tripped over a kerb in its car park.

The Archbishop of Canterbury took to the waves to lay a wreath in memory of those who have died at sea.

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.

The life of ‘Mr Diss’ was celebrated as the town said goodbye to one its most well known figures on Friday.

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.

The funeral of one of the most well-known characters in Diss is to be held at the church of the town he loved.

A special proclamation to commemorate the end of the First World War and written by Newmarket Town Crier Brenda Willison is set to be performed across the world on Armistice Day.

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.

There’s a lot to enjoy in a new book about ‘Secret Bungay’ − and it’s not all scary...

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.

A commemorative exhibition celebrating 100 years since the end of the First World War is set to be staged in Bungay.

Artwork created to mark 100 years since Armistice will go on display at St Mary’s Church in the village of Whissonett.

A ceremony to unveil a new memorial plaque, commemorating the men and women from Aldeby who lost their lives during the First World War, was hailed as a “fantastic” success.Following a fundraising campaign and a significant grant from Norfolk Community Foundation’s First World War fund, Aldeby Parish Council unveiled the plaque at Millenium Mound, on Beccles Road, on Sunday.

A former lifeboat coxswain says he has been overwhelmed by flowers, cards and messages following the death of his wife.

A life-size silhouette statue of a soldier will take pride of place at First World War centenary events in Diss — but plans to find it a permanent home in the town have so far proved fruitless.

Hundreds of visitors hopped along to a popular village fair celebrating creativity and community spirit.

The story of the Black Dog of Bungay is part of East Anglian folklore. But could the dog of legend have been unfairly maligned? Sheena Grant talks to author Terry Reeve about a new telling of the tale, inspired by his grandchildren.

A popular fair honouring a Norfolk family and a four legged creature which has long inspired artists is set to make a welcome return.

Churches in Beachamwell will open to the public for free on Sunday September 23, which includes a rare chance to visit one of the village’s ancient churches.

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.

From stately rooms in grand houses to steam engines and our industrial heritage, a diverse range of South Norfolk attractions are to throw open their doors during this year’s Heritage Open Days.

A Norfolk village church is set to host a concert in September to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.

A redundant medieval church tucked away in a small, rural idyll will be holding a service for the first time in decades.

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

A Norfolk village plans to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War by adding the names of two men to its war memorial.

Norfolk’s relationship with the North Sea - both bad and good - will be explored during a talk at a Sheringham museum next month.

Scores of churches have been protected against the threat of roof raiders a year after the launch of a new campaign backed by the Eastern Daily Press.

The first ever Norfolk Day is set to take place on Friday, July 27 with businesses and communities hosting hundreds of events across the county.

A north Norfolk church twice targeted by lead thieves has received a £95,000 National Lottery grant.

Organisers are gearing up for the 44th annual Old Hunstanton Flower Festival.

An event will be held in Watton this weekend to raise money for a charity which helps the maritime community.

On Saturday, England will lock horns with Sweden for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.

In his final feature for the EDP, Trevor Heaton reflects on what makes Norfolk different to anywhere else - and reveals the three things he’s learned about the county.

An important part of Bungay’s rich history was honoured through a special event.

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.

Bungay residents and visitors alike were treated to a fascinating look at the town’s ancient and modern buildings at a new exhibition.

With artists including singer songwriter Andrew Roachford and top US tribute band Tragedy, this year’s Reepham Music Festival, which kicks off on August 11, looks set to be another sell-out success.

A new exhibition highlights the buildings of one of East Anglia’s most delightful small towns - Bungay. Chris Reeve reports.

Ten women from Norwich have been treated to a special surprise in the run up to the royal wedding.

The historical ruins of a grade II listed church have been vandalised.

After an appearance with Michael Portillo on the BBC Two series Great British Railway Journeys, and a highly successful sell-out concert in Wymondham Abbey, Norfolk Wherry Brass has announced details of its spring concert.

It was a weekend of 1940s fun and frolics at one spot on the north Nortfolk coast.

An iconic Norfolk lighthouse will be open to the public on both May Bank Holidays to mark 30 years since it was saved by community action.

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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A church which has undergone a major restoration project is celebrating the near of completion of works with a series of summer events.

A village quiz is set to be held to raise money for St Mary’s Church in Whissonsett, near Fakenham.

Music, fancy dress, and a fun dog show are just some of the highlights from a mid-Norfolk fete.

Some of Norfolk’s most beautiful gardens will open up this year to raise funds for St John Ambulance. Trevor Heaton reports.

Instagram users demonstrate the most photogenic places to visit in Diss.

Police are urging the public to be vigilant as criminals have begun targeting rural churches, taking items including gravestones and statues.

When Ronnie Chandler set about performing some routine repair work on a house in 1954, little did he know he was about to meet his future wife of 60 years.

The Bury Festival is one of the cornerstones of Suffolk’s cultural calendar. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to festival director Nick Wells and takes a look at the treats in store during this year’s 10 day extravaganza.

A Thetford couple who knew each other at school are celebrating two milestones.

More than 50 Norfolk churches thought to be at high risk of being targeted by lead thieves are set to be alarmed by the end of next month.

Tributes have flooded in for a community stalwart who had “a huge generosity of spirit”.

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

Its plucky residents have been doggedly fighting coastal erosion for years.

Spring 2018 should be the time for Bungay’s very own falcon to find a mate, according to the chairman of Waveney Bird Club.

As the year draws to a close we take a look back at the some of the most popular Weird Norfolk stories of 2017. Follow the links for the full stories.

Leaders at churches which have benefitted from a scheme aimed at protecting them from roof raiders have urged others to seek help.

Nativities with real animals in stables, churches and a Bethlehem village, in Norfolk and north Suffolk

Plans to expand a medieval village church’s graveyard have floundered because it will not be able to afford an archeological survey, which is required before works take place.

Bungay’s Christmas lights sparkled into action just after dusk on Saturday evening to signal the start of the town’s festivities.

Stalham High Street was a festive feast this weekend as the town held their very first Yuletide market.

Looking for something festive to do this weekend? Here’s your guide to some of the Christmas fairs and markets taking place across the region this weekend...

A village near Wells is preparing to welcome hundreds of people from across the region to their annual Christmas Markets.

Halesworth was brimming with festive cheer during the annual Christmas lights switch on last night.

It’s full steam ahead for Stalham’s first yuletide market, which promises to start the festive season in style.

It had been an unremarkable if pleasant evening spent with friends at a reading room in Bungay but it would end with something quite remarkable.

Inject some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. To get those special gifts, stock up on local seasonal produce and visit Father Christmas, here is out guide to the best places for festive cheer.

These are just some of the many Remembrance Day events, held in Norfolk on Sunday, November 12.

It was a heartless crime that undid months of hard work and dedication in a small village.

A thief was involved in two “professional” gangs which stripped lead worth more than £100,000 from roofs of rural Norfolk churches leaving one church in danger of closing its doors after more than 800 years.

Student musicians and local choir singers are set to come together for a special Christmas opera in South Creake.

It is a part of Christmas that many children enjoy performing in and parents love watching.

More than 30 wedding dresses filled the aisles and hung from the pillars at St Mary’s Church, Attleborough.

We’ve an abundance of weird and wonderful spooky spots and characters in Norfolk and Suffolk, from highwaymen galloping through inns to monks reassuring actors.

It is a part of Christmas that many children enjoy performing in and parents love watching.

“Remember that you must die,” is the literal translation of Memento Mori and reflects the Christian theory of considering one’s own mortality in order to lead a better, less selfish life in order to escape eternal punishment at judgement day.

A man has admitted being a member of two gangs that stripped lead from the roofs of rural Norfolk churches.

There is always a lot going on in south Norfolk. Here are just a few ideas of what to do and where to go this weekend (Saturday, September 30-Sunday, October 1).

Youngsters in Docking have been given the imaginative task of giving large rocks a new hare-do.

There is always a lot going on in south Norfolk. Here are just a few ideas of what to do and where to go this weekend.

Portraits through the ages will be the focus of a history workshop at a north Suffolk church.

A man in his 60s was robbed while walking through a church yard.

Haunted pianos, naturists, celebrities and a wife as well. Pianos have given Peter Tryon, from Drinkstone in Suffolk, quite a life. He told Liz Nice all about it

They are symbols of longevity – and abiding mystery. Trevor Heaton looks at the life and times of the yew, and how it links in with East Anglia’s ancient story.

North Norfolk Music Festival brings internationally renowned performers as well as upcoming talent. We look at 12 concerts not to miss from this year’s packed programme.

Reepham Summer Music Festival celebrates its 10-year milestone this weekend and promises to be another diverse musical extravaganza.

Suffolk cellist Yalda Davis will be giving a recital at St Mary’s Church in Bungay, next Sunday, August 12 – one of 439 recitals she is planning throughout the county.

Holidaymakers in Great Yarmouth were given a close up view of a traditional ceremony as the mayor of the town and wider borough held her civic service.

Heavy rain brought a premature end to the annual Bungay antiques fair on the final day of the town’s two-week festival.

Tributes have been paid to a long-standing town councillor and businessman who was known for his indomitable spirit.

A market town is tuning up for its largest annual singing event, which this year will be in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity.

A jazz band will be headlining Old Hunstanton’s Church Flower Festival and Fete this summer.

Refugees will benefit from £1,250 raised in Attleborough as part of Christian Aid Week.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some suggestions for June 23, 24 and 25.

Four men have admitted being part of a gang that stripped lead from churches in Norfolk.

When you fancy something sweet, elegant and indulgent, what could be better than afternoon tea at one of the many great tearooms and hotels in East Anglia. But where to go for the ultimate decadent treat? From country houses to chilled-out coffee shops, we list some of the best places across the region to enjoy this delightful repast.

It’s a little gem of a town that’s very easy to miss as you pass by on the A149.

Though the weather won’t be quite as warming on bank holiday Monday, there’s still plenty to do around the region.

Great Yarmouth is all at sea with series of maritime themed events, while Norwich Castle Museum promises a firey finale to a special late night opening.

Two events in North Creake are causing a little confusion in the village.

I have the answer to all these lead thefts.

A village church near North Walsham is the latest victim of lead thieves.

A church is hosting hustings to put election candidates on the sport.

A north Norfolk church has been targeted by lead thieves for the second time in about eight weeks.

In an age of social media, email and the internet, letters may be becoming a thing of the past but 100 years ago they were one of the only universal means of long distance communication.

Four humble landworkers from a small mid Norfolk village who were victims of the First World War will be remembered in a moving choir performance.

A monk from Yorkshire will be a special guest at St Mary’s Church in Attleborough.

To celebrate a new book highlighting some of our best places to go wild in the country, we look at some of East Anglia’s locations to go off-grid.

Giant flowers drew in the crowds to the inaugural daffodil festival at St Mary’s Church in Henstead with Hulver Street.

Norfolk is filled with Medieval buildings, but the ruins of St Mary’s Church at East Somerton are linked to a story like no other.

Tribute has been paid to a well-regarded livestock haulage contractor who has died at the age of 80.

The funeral of a primary school teacher who died at the age of 61 after a sudden short illness will be held this afternoon.

More oak trees are being planted at Erpingham church, near Aylsham, to commemorate the battle of Agincourt.

Good schools, access to green spaces, good employment prospects, affordable housing and commuting times - these are all factors which contributed to an area of Norwich being named as the second most desirable place to live in England.

One day, the people of an East Anglian market town were enjoying a glorious country fete. The next – along with the rest of Britain – ‘they were plunged into the deadliest war in history’.

It was a way to celebrate the sweetheart in your life while helping to take care of the hearts of others.

St Mary’s Church in Stalham celebrated its 11th Christmas Tree Festival last week and organisers said they can boast ‘the biggest ever’, having displayed over 60 decorated trees and a unique display of nativity sets, from around the world, owned by Elizabeth Jackson.

One of the newest residents of a west Norfolk village has the rare honour of playing the baby Jesus in a nativity play with a difference.

The festive spirit can be found in abundance at St Mary’s Church in Long Stratton.

Residents are being asked for their comments on traffic related issues in the centre of Bungay and outlying areas.

A memorial mass will be held for a young boxer who died after his first fight.

Family and friends have gathered to bid farewell one of Diss’s true characters - Des Tebble.

The star was shining on top of a popular town landmark as the festive season started in style.

Gallery Christmas lights magic

Sunday, November 27, 2016

A large festive crowd got into the seasonal spirit in Attleborough yesterday afternoon as the town’s Christmas lights sparked into action.

Each day that passes brings us another day closer to the festive season, with twinkling lights, snow, and Santa Claus in mind here’s our guide to what’s happening and when this Christmas.

Inject some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. SIMON PARKIN has a guide to the best places for Christmas cheer!

There are a number of services and events going on across the region to mark Remembrance Sunday. Check out what’s going on in your local area here:

Details of Attleborough’s upcoming Christmas Carnival have been revealed.

There are a number of services and events going on across Norfolk and Waveney to mark Armistice day. Check out what’s going on in your local area here:

Police are today hunting raiders who stripped lead from a village church which has been targeted for the second time in a matter of months.

It is a church well known for its wooden angel roof, and now professional researchers have got a closer look at the structure at St Mary’s Church in Gissing, near Diss.

When her husband Charlie died in 2000, Betty Kemp said she could either sit at home and cry or go out and do something to help others.

Stuck for what to do today in Norfolk? From ghosts on the coast to soup-er pumpkin carvings we’ve got you covered!

A seasonal market which will kick off the festive period is set to draw hundreds of visitors to the wintry north Norfolk coast.

Bungay’s very own peregrine falcon has been given a comfy place to nest thanks to a six-month community project.

Annual craft fair puts church in frame

Thursday, October 20, 2016

On special occasions, each year, St Mary’s Church in Stalham becomes a bustling venue to display and show off the talents of local artists.

Would-be thieves were caught attempting to steal lead from the roof of a Norfolk village church.

Talks will take place to decide how to pay a fitting tribute to Tracey Swann, who died in a house fire at the weekend.

Ms Swann, who led the campaign to save Heacham fire station, died when flames tore through her two bedroom Victorian terrace property a few minutes’ walk away on Caley Street.

For 35 years it has been a group where photographers can admire each other’s work and pass on tips on capturing the best and most evocative images.

Music written by a Norfolk composer for some of the biggest names in rock and pop and classical music are part of the soundtrack of a year-long tribute, orchestrated by his family, writes ROWAN MANTELL.

St Mary’s Church at Sedgeford hosts its annual flower festival and craft fair from today until Sunday. Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm each day, as well as the flowers there will be many stalls and All that Jazz will be playing each day from 12-1pm and from 2-3pm.

A community arts festival will be taking over Diss for three days and will bring music, comedy and theatre to the town.

For centuries the peal of bells from churches across Norfolk and Suffolk has been a reassuring sound for people eager to be called to worship.

Three glorious days of flowers, music and fun are on offer at the annual Old Hunstanton flower festival.

Across the county dozens of buildings have fallen into disuse and become shells of their former selves. The sight of which is both haunting and intriguing. Here’s a look at some of the most interesting derelict sites and ruins in Norfolk.

Three Norfolk churches have received a funding boost as £20,000 in grants is awarded by the National Churches Trust.

The rustic red and tan tiles have been worn smooth by the soles of generations of drinkers, many of whom may not have given a second glance to what laid beneath.

When Herbert Websdell rang his first church bell, George VI was on the throne and Clement Attlee was in Number 10.

A much-loved church in west Norfolk that dates back to the 1200s has been saved for future generations to enjoy – and churchwarden Pam Goddard cannot quite believe the improvement.

Here’s a quick guide to some of the events taking place across the county on Saturday and Sunday.

From the Fairy Fair to the World Snail Racing Championships, here’s a guide to some of the most interesting and exciting events taking place in Norfolk over the next few months.

Criminals tried and failed to rip pieces of lead from a church roof, causing significant damage to the structure.

For the ninth year Martham Scarecrow Festival is preparing to explode into a colourful – and sometimes bizarre – spectacle.

It has stood in the small village of Gissing, near Diss, for more than 900 years. But now part of St Mary’s Church could be in danger of collapsing.

Below is a list of everything happening in Norfolk on Thursday April 21 to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

He was known as ‘Mr Norwich City’ and his remarkable legacy has today reached a magnificent milestone - with more than £6m of grants now made to hundreds of charities and organisations across the length and breadth of Norfolk and Waveney.

It is a South American tradition which has taken root in Norfolk.

A 20-year-old woman from Birmingham has been arrested in connection with the theft of lead from a church in north Suffolk.

The groups set to benefit from cash grants thanks to our Community Chest campaign can be revealed today.

When St Mary’s Church at Erpingham was turned down for a £240,000 Heritage Lottery grant for vital repairs, parish priest Rev Canon Paul Thomas came up with the idea of using people power to get the work done instead.

He was a composer who helped to bring to life the most evil and recognisable aliens in British television history.

It is a St Valentine’s Day story of a different kind.

A festival which last year saw Attleborough decorated with more than 100 bikes has raised £2,000 for causes in the town.

A Norfolk detective has today described how a campaign to stop roof raiders from destroying our sacred church heritage is “working” but has called on the public “not to take their foot off the accelerator”.

A much-loved teacher and church minister, who was known for bringing his sermons to life with sock puppets, has died aged 83.

Urgent action is needed to save a Halesworth church say a dedicated group of volunteers fighting to regenerate it.

Police have contacted the Crown Prosecution Service about whether criminal charges should be brought over a flash fire at an industrial unit which killed two men.

The Queen attended a church service near Sandringham, one year after the same event had to be cancelled because the building was deemed unsafe.

Bells will ring out over a village again tonight after a five year labour of love to restore them.

For 60 years they have resonated over a Norfolk village as a call to prayer on Christmas Eve in a ceremony unique in this country.

Stop the roof raiders was the plea today as the EDP and East Anglian Daily Times announce a reward of £26,000 reward to help protect our historic churches.

Joseph Peter Vettese, of the well-known Vettese ice-cream dynasty, has died at the age of 89.

Passing motorists may have noticed a ruined church tower in the middle of a north Norfolk field and assumed it was abandoned.

Inject some real festive spirit into your Christmas shopping with a whirl around the region’s wonderful seasonal markets. Here is our guide to the best places for gifts and plenty of Christmas cheer!

Historic England has removed and added a series of Norfolk buildings to their heritage at risk lists in the last year.

This Sunday will be a time of remembrance as we pause to honour those who have fallen in times of conflict.

Parades and services in our region include:

The community of Attleborough has paid its final respects to the town’s first mayor and a tireless supporter of its causes.

People from across Norfolk are this month paying tribute to the life of one of the county’s greatest heroines.

The lives and sacrifices of brave US aircrew who flew bombing missions from a north Suffolk airfield have been remembered in a series of emotional events.

Volunteers who restored a historic Norfolk church after it lay derelict for nearly 30 years have been recognised at a national award ceremony.

The line-up for this year’s Halesworth Arts Festival has been announced, with 22 events spread over 15 days.

Harleston is all set for eleven days of eclectic entertainment and family-friendly events.

An esteemed Second World War airman and respected community champion, described as a “true gentleman” by his friends, has died aged 95.

A two-day extravaganza which gives up-and-coming musicians the chance to shine alongside long-established acts got under way in style.

A spectacular convoy of classic cars has been winding its way around Norfolk’s roads today for a very special celebration of motoring and our county’s historic churches.

Some of the most beautiful sites which the Waveney Valley has to offer have been brought together in a new book published this month.

Two weeks of culture and entertainment officially began with the opening of Bungay’s summer festival.

A landmark Broadland pub is poised for a new lease of life - as a Hindu temple.

Final preparations are under way for the launch of Bungay’s annual summer festival on Saturday.

An exhibition of quilts depicting different parables visited Beccles for people to look at and enjoy.

The annual Bungay Summer Festival gets under way next weekend, heralding two weeks of culture, fun, and musical entertainment.

Intricate embroidery and colourful flowers filled a church to remember a Norfolk military hero.

As family holidays go, this was one with a difference.

The EDP/Evening News is thanking its readers after we were inundated with messages from people who wanted to help David Hall.

History enthusiasts had a chance to create their own medieval garb, at a costume-making workshop.

After almost six years of fighting, bloodshed and loss, the end of the war in Europe and final defeat of the Nazi threat was a moment of great relief and exhilaration. Across our region, it prompted an outpouring of spontaneous public celebrations and street parties, the like of which has never been since. DEREK JAMES reports on how VE Day unfolded.

A frustrated rural dean has slammed an “attack on the community” after lead thieves struck at a historic Norfolk church for the second time in a few days.

Communities are being urged to stay vigilant as Norfolk churches are struck yet again by lead thieves.

When precious Victorian items were stolen by thieves from Bungay’s St Edmund’s Catholic Church the congregation reasonably enough feared they had gone forever.

Church leaders are calling for extra vigilance as lead thieves target Norfolk’s historic buildings yet again.

Anguish and despair have been felt across a community of 25 people after lead thieves struck at their village church for the third time.

Birds will have a field day in and around Martham when scarecrows abandon their alarming work and flock to the village for its annual festival.

Lead thieves have struck yet again at a village church which was targeted last summer.

It is a labour of love documenting a life full of privilege and promise.

A former teacher and grandfather who lived by the phrase “all children matter” has died.

A cream coloured marble urn has been stolen from the Ditchingham cemetery at St Mary’s Church.

A church is trying to trace relatives of two First World War soldiers buried in its churchyard, whose graves are set to be rededicated in time for the 100th anniversary of their deaths.

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