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.
Veterans have praised a monthly meeting club which allows them to socialise among their ‘brothers and sisters’ - as well as providing care for mental and physical injuries suffered during their service.
Emily Cotton meets with Zina Wilkinson, and inspirational woman who is a firm believer that you can do absolutely anything you put your mind to, regardless of who you are and the obstacles life puts in your way.
This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston.
A veteran who was homeless for six months has said the Ministry of Defence must do more to help departing servicemen after it emerged empty armed forces-owned homes in the region could house more than half of Norfolk’s “hidden homeless”.
It’s rare for the public to get a peak into the security arrangements of a Royal or high profile celebrity; however since the airing of BBC’s Bodyguard, part of which was filmed in Norfolk, the public has become more aware of the private security industry.
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.
Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different
There’s nothing more cringeworthy than watching your own profession portrayed in a drama on TV. Spare a thought for us journalists when Press begins on BBC1 - before then, we look at eight other shows which have featured reporters.
She was a woman born in London during the 1930s who moved to Norwich to become a much-loved nurse, health visitor, historian and great ambassador for the city and county. Derek James pays tribute to June Marriage.
A memorial which recognises the bravery and initiative of a group of Highland soldiers who played a significant part in the Boer War and World Wars will be dedicated at a Norfolk college by the Bishop of Lynn.
Norfolk & Norwich Festival’s director has spoken of his delight at the adventurous nature and warmth of the audiences at this year’s May arts extravaganza and how he is already looking ahead to planning next year’s event.
The Army has refused to answer questions about how a shamed doctor worked with its cadets for 11 years after he was dismissed by police - because it would breach the convicted rapist’s data protection.
Together with the arrival of small bunches of daffodils, early spring also yields a flurry of government spending reviews, growth forecasts and other estimates of future economic activity, many of which will be ‘amended’ (such a helpful euphemism) before the end of the year.
The Blackpool-born veteran actor who played Frasier Crane’s father in the beloved sitcom from 1993 to 2004 has died - we remember 10 of Martin’s best lines from the show. Hope you’re resting easy in that horrible chair, Martin.
Dodging cultural and literal bullets, Israeli incursions and religion, Mark Thomas is heading to Norwich Playhouse with a show telling the story of what happened when set up a comedy club in the Palestinian city of Jenin.
Darkest Hour tells the story of Winston Churchill in the early days of the war. It also features a remarkable portrayal by an almost unrecognisable Gary Oldman. But how does it compare to the many others who have played him?
John Henry Abigail was one of hundreds of Norfolk men killed at the height of the Passchendaele campaign a century ago. But alone among them he died in front of a British firing squad. Steve Snelling charts his short and tragic life.
As Norwich prepares to unveil a lasting memorial to one of its bravest sons, Steve Snelling charts the life and myriad battles of Sidney Day whose wartime gallantry reached a peak of valour a century ago.
A highly-anticipated blockbuster film about the Dunkirk evacuation is set to hit cinemas this month and the filmmakers have attempted to show all sides to the massive rescue effort, including the role played by civilian boats, some of which came from East Anglia.
Cynthia Robinson was named after the now-forgotten Norfolk-linked novelist Cynthia Stockley. Keen to find out more, she uncovered a tale of a life spanning two continents, of literary triumph but a complicated and sometimes tragic private life.
An Attleborough tourist caught up in the Turkey military coup that left hundreds dead and injured has described how she and her sister were evacuated from a nightclub as members of the army searched for the country’s president.
With the publication of the Chilcot Report into the Iraq War, we pay tribute the to 13 servicemen and servicewomen with links to our region who lost their lives fighting in the Gulf between 2003 and 2011.
Today marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare (and also his 452nd birthday). Stacia Briggs finds six Norfolk links to the man from Heacham to Caister, King’s Lynn to the Maddermarket Theatre, from ghosts to upstart crows and plagues to tempests.
An extraordinary criminal case has come to an end, in which the UK’s largest illegal firearms stash was discovered in a sleepy Suffolk village, leading to the jailing of a Norfolk-based arms dealer with ‘Walter Mitty’ tendencies.
As a teenager, he fought at the Battle of Kohima, one of the Second World War’s most pivotal - and brutal - clashes. But unlike many of those he served alongside, Stanley William Allen survived to return home and enjoy a long life.
An off-duty firefighter honoured for his efforts in rescuing a man from a car accident has told of his pride in being named Fire Service Person of the Year at the EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards.
Tory peer and self-made millionaire Lord Ballyedmond had been told of concerns about taking off late in foggy conditions on the night his helicopter crashed killing him and three others, an inquest has heard.
This week’s archive feature explores in pictures that vital material to building and agriculture in our eastern counties: chalk. The legacy of chalk, flint and lime can be found in mines, pits and tunnels all around us.
It’s been a long wait for recognition from the French government to reflect the immediate thankfulness of the French people in June 1944. Normandy veteran Len Fox has been awarded France’s highest honour for the part he played in the liberation of Europe. STACIA BRIGGS celebrates the achievements of a quiet hero.
The sense of release and relief prompted by the announcement of victory over Germany was heightened by the still raw memories, particulary in Norwich, of the destruction wrought by the Luftwaffe air raids. DEREK JAMES reports on the nights when the skies brought devastation to the city.
Families of four airmen killed when their Second World War bomber crashed in north Norfolk 70 years ago gathered to remember their heroism, along with the bravery of the young woman who rescued three of their crew-mates.