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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.

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