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It’s been almost 75 years since Allied forces landed on Normandy’s beaches and began to push Hitler’s army back to Germany. But for D-Day veterans in Norfolk, the fight goes on to return to the beaches where history was made.

Some of the new retirement flats being built in North Walsham will cost around £220,000, it has been announced.

From royalty to national treasures and well known local personalities, the inaugural Norfolk Day received the backing of dozens of famous faces.

A vegan farmer was so guilt-ridden over sending his cows to the abattoir he instead packed them off to a Norfolk animal sanctuary to end their days peacefully.

Enforcement action will not be taken against a man who denied turning his Norwich home into a Japanese restaurant.

As lovers get set to celebrate February 14, DR ANDREW TULLETT looks to signs that recount a historic romance, and other pages from Norfolk’s past.

More than three decades of caring for armed forces veterans has led to an MBE for Sally Mills, manager of the Royal British Legion care home Halsey House in Cromer.

It’s time to break open the bananas and single out the shallots, says Andy Newman as he urges us all to avoid buying food wrapped in plastic

Prince William says the support of his East Anglian Air Ambulance colleagues helped stop him sliding down a “slippery slope” towards mental health problems.

As public relations challenges go, the aftermath of the crash involving the Duke of Edinburgh at Sandringham was as easy as ABC.

Excited well-wishers caught a glimpse of the Queen as she arrived for a Sunday church service at Sandringham.

The Queen is a Norfolk woman – at least she is when she’s on holiday over Christmas and New Year. And while she’s at Sandringham she almost never misses church - which means we can get to see her really easily. Our Royal fan and columnist JAMES MARSTON reports.

Tributes have been paid to the former Fakenham Town footballer, Stephen Doughty, described as a “club legend”, who died aged 62, after a long illness.

A pantomime producer is dedicating his latest show to the memory of his biggest fan - his mother.

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Christmas card features a photo of them in the grounds of their Norfolk home this year.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge found themselves in a snowball fight as they paid a heartfelt tribute to RAF families separated from loved ones over Christmas.

Volunteer historians working on a new project transcribing King’s Lynn historical records have discovered a letter to Queen Anne from a time when Europe was not just arguing, but actually at war. Chloe Phillips, from Norfolk Records Office, reports.

The Duke of Cambridge has opened up about his own experiences of feeling “very sad and very down” while working for the air ambulance service.

The founder of a Norfolk charity which was set up to support people diagnosed with Aspergers and high functioning autism has been awarded an MBE.

Ahead of International Men’s Day, writer Cory Varney shares his battle with anxiety and depression and reveals why talking about mental health issues is so vital, particularly if you are struggling.

Prince William loves Norfolk so much it’s the place he calls home. So what’s to like?

The Prince of Wales’ official website has revealed 70 facts about the heir to the British throne ahead of his 70th birthday on Wednesday.

The Bear Shop in Norwich is celebrating the 13-year anniversary of its Charlie Bears range by hosting a special event this week.

As the Prince of Wales turns 70 on November 14, people across East Anglia will be recalling their meetings with him over the years. Here we look back at his links with the region.

The Prince of Wales used to take his sons litter picking during their school holidays spent in Norfolk, the Duke of Cambridge has revealed.

Families turned out in droves for Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to a Norfolk children’s centre to defend a valuable lifeline in their community.

With the recent media frenzy surrounding the flurry of royal weddings, tours and babies, it seems that the British fascination with the family is higher than ever. Katie Crowson asks if we have fallen back in love with the royals?

Lynne Mortimer looks at the pros and cons of being a prince or princess of the realm.

As Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress design is unveiled, Nicola Barrell takes a look at Royal wedding gowns through the ages

A major exhibition on the impact of the First World War on the lives and landscape of Norfolk runs from October 20 to January 6 at Norwich Castle

A finalist from 2016’s Great British Bake Off will be giving baking demonstrations as part of the The Norwich Science Festival.

A group of football fans have shown their charitable sides by riding more than 200 miles across East Anglia to raise £5,200.

It is considered disrespectful to shave on World Beard Day but Lynne Mortimer doesn’t care, she’ll shave if she wants to.

When a mid-Norfolk museum decided to transform its grounds into a British post war village, it welcomed thousands of visitors who descended to step back in time to the 1940s Home Front.

A Norfolk MP has praised the “dramatic and brilliant” changes made by a group of young people.

It was 140 years ago when a Norfolk farmer’s boy by the name of Robert was thinking about moving to Norwich and running a small general drapers shop.

Communities are getting excited as they gear up for the first-ever Norfolk Day.

Norfolk gave a Royal welcome to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as they arrived at Sandringham House for the estate’s Flower Show.

The Duke of Cambridge paid a visit to Norfolk today (Friday) to play in a charity polo match.

A Norfolk couple have been named godparents to Prince Louis, the youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

It’s 10 years since a vaccine was introduced to protect young women from the virus that causes most cases of cervical cancer.

It was a bed fit for a king - and specialist textile workers at a facility in Norfolk have spent more than 10 years restoring it.

One hundred and sixty years ago, an East Anglian naturalist set out on a remarkable quest: to prove that one of the famous extinct birds in history was really alive after all. Trevor Heaton tells the story of Alfred Newton and the great auk.

Natural harp strings can only be made by those who have the stomach for it.

People from across our county have been recognised for their contributions to health, education, business, the arts and their communities in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

The return of Poldark means Sunday nights are sorted again so in celebration of scything and all things Cornish, here’s why we’re happy he’s back.

The Queen has opened three of her favourite royal residences to camera crews to mark the 30th anniversary of Countryfile - includng Sandringham in Norfolk. What can we expect to see when the team descend on one of the Royal Family’s most treasured estates?

A couple from Gorleston tied the knot and said ‘I do’ at the same moment as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

If you haven’t got an invite, the only way to be at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is to take up a prime position on the sofa in front of the TV. Here’s the full run-down of coverage for the big day (and where you’ll find the FA Cup Final, too).

There have been a lot of Royal stories around this week ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Luscious lemons and elderflowers give a beautiful flavour to this bake.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

After their wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will likely become a Duke and Duchess... but of where? Here’s a look at the options

A US woman is helping a Norfolk man stitch together his family tree, after reading about a new civilian memorial on the North Norfolk News website.

The latest member of the Cambridge family could provide a baby bump for the Norfolk and Suffolk economy thanks to celebratory spending.

Two children have got four reasons to revel in the joy of spring, as their budding flock of goats has gotten off to a flying start.

A green marrow “the length of [an] arm but much thicker and very heavy”, a first edition of Gone with the Wind, and a commemorative plate of Prince William and his young family.

A concert will be held at the Queen’s Royal Estate in Sandringham to celebrate Norfolk Day.

He is best known for being a member of the British vocal group Blake and playing the part of Dr Harry Tressler in TV’s Holby City but now he wants to buy a property in Norfolk. Property editor Caroline Culot spoke to actor/singer Jules Knight.

It’s one of our most iconic buildings and a place any musician would be proud to perform.

It’s one of our most iconic buildings and a place any musician would be proud to perform.

In her latest contribution towards Norfolk day, Stacia Briggs picks out ten famous local WAGs of history.

The mum who captured the ‘perfect’ picture of Royal Family members at Christmas has met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Norfolk Day has received a massive boost - an endorsement from The Duke of Cambridge.

Residents of one Norfolk village road went through a freezing night after their gas supply failed, leaving them without heating.

Parts of one of north Norfolk’s most beautiful villages are becoming submerged in sludge and water, to the despair of local residents.

Opinion Catherine was wearing black in her heart

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge looked wonderful at the BAFTAs on Sunday night. But then, she always does. Looking wonderful is her job. I personally would like to see her do a bit more. Have a bit of a voice.

The Queen was all smiles as snowflakes fell during her visit to the picturesque Castle Rising church.

The mum who took the ‘perfect’ picture of Royal Family members which has graced the covers of newspapers and magazines around the world has said the whole experience has been quite bizarre.

Pubs may have their opening hours extended to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

A Great Yarmouth mum has spoken of her terror after a rock was thrown at her family’s car while driving near Dereham.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed by hundreds of well-wishers on their way to church in Sandringham this morning.

It’s a mix between lunch and breakfast which is already a winner - but some places in Norwich now offer brunch with unlimited fizz and cocktails.

The best biscuit, George Harrison and Yoko Ono’s digestive ding-dong and a recipe for Prince William and Kate’s biscuit wedding cake

Royal experts believe Meghan Markle could be heading to Norfolk this Christmas.

It’s official, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all set to tie the knot in May 2018. Here Courtney Pochin takes a look at what people across the region made of the royal announcement and why we care so much about it.

Shoppers in Norwich are being treated to an afternoon of festive fun and food as the Unthank Road Winter Fair gets under way.

There are high hopes Norfolk residents will be able to see Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle following news of the royal engagement.

Aylsham grandfather-of-seven Robin Rush received his MBE from The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

Property editor Caroline Culot went to visit a beautiful farmhouse at Northall Green, near Dereham.

When Morgan’s Motor Engineers was launched, our roads were graced by the likes of the Ford Anglia, Austin A70 and Hillman Minx.

An inspirational woman from Scratby will be in the limelight next week after she progressed to the finals of the National Pride of Britain Awards.

Blickling has a famous ghost – more about her another day – but other spirits have made the hall their home, including the man whose ancestor built the Jacobethan mansion.

Not many charities can persuade their fundraisers to walk 15 miles with a fridge on their back.

A couple has urged others who have lost a baby to speak out about the experience in a bid to stop the loneliness that comes with the tragedy.

With a reputation for special performances in an intimate setting Halesworth Arts Festival has become a much-loved fixture on the region’s artistic calendar. We take a look at what’s in store in 2017 as its begins this weekend.

Opinion: Nothing dates worse than a trendy first name. Just ask Steven Downes...

The founding fathers of fuzz-pop return 30 years after the release of their seminal debut album Psychocandy, that mixed sneering angst and noise distortion with hypnotic sweet melodies layered with dark lyrics.

Diners are being served up a menu of ghostly tales at special dinner events taking place at Norwich’s historic Guildhall.

Hidden from the Holt Road are the relics of a prosperous past, the skeleton of a once-magnificent manor house once home to the Heydon family, a hidden gem now owned by English Heritage and boasting a very curious caretaker: a spectral sentry.

As the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, we asked our readers to share their memories and thoughts on Princess Diana. Here’s a look at what you had to say...

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.

I don’t go in for a lot of social media.

Nolan’s film provides a moving portrayal of the heroic actions of the crews of the 700 ‘Little Ships of Dunkirk’ who sailed to Dunkirk to rescue servicemen who were stranded on the beaches and in desperate need of deliverance from the advancing Axis armies.

It is one of the great love stories of history, so no exhibition about Horatio Nelson could really tell his life without mentioning Emma Hamilton. Norwich Castle Museum’s Nelson & Norfolk is no exception, as Trevor Heaton discovers.

A woman was fatally struck by a police van which had its blue lights on, investigators have said.

Prince William has written a letter sharing his ‘profound respect’ for his colleagues in the East Anglian Air Ambulance as he prepares for his last shift as a pilot for the charity.

Norfolk boy Prince George celebrates his fourth birthday today.

Cricket today can be a solemn affair, tedious and drawn out for the spectators.

Tom Neil flew 157 times during the Battle of Britain, shooting down 13 enemy aircraft.

In the beginning was a world of wool, which blossomed into a creation story packed with life-size knitted animals for the second Blossom and Yarn Festival

From Jem Mace to the Walsh boys and from Ginger Sadd to Jon Thaxton....Norfolk has produced, and still is producing talented and tough boxers.

A woman in her 40s died after suffering a cardiac arrest at an address in Great Ryburgh, near Fakenham.

Rollerskating horses, park playmates with pale pink hair, cranky crocodiles or a world of kittens and walking trees hidden behind child-only tubes – we celebrate childhood imaginary friends

The society wedding of the year has seen Pippa Middleton wed James Matthews in front of royalty, family and friends.

Model students from a north Norfolk high school strutted their stuff on the catwalk to help raise cash for their summer prom.

The air ambulance the Duke of Cambridge regularly flies for our region’s life-saving service in the sky had a near miss with a drone, an aviation report has shown.

Just because a chef is famous doesn’t mean they’re always right – Richard Hughes delves into one of Mary Berry’s lesser-known cookbooks to create some monstrous meals for a discerning diner on his doorstep.

A fire-hit cafe is set to re-open, six months after an early morning blaze tore through the eatery.

The bicentenary of a Halesworth hero’s birth is to be celebrated during the town’s in bloom festivities.

A festival which sees the churches of six Wayland villages adorned with knitted creations is set to return this year.

A new midwife-led maternity service has been set up for mums who want to give birth at home.

In my brief career as a court reporter – surprisingly boring but at least you had a decent lunch hour – one thing stood out. That was how unhealthy so many of the criminals looked.

So many of society’s problems would be helped if we just taught our youngsters the basic skills of cooking proper healthy food, says Sharon Griffiths.

His father once flew with the “Bloody Hundredth” on bombing missions over Nazi Germany.

Family wild about days out? Family driving you wild? Join our new writer Sally White as she shares the wonders of East Anglia with her two young sons – and you

Prince Harry sprinted past his brother and sister-in-law during a relay race at a training session for runners taking part in the London Marathon.

Sapphires hold a deep personal significance for the Queen.

On January 30, 1649, King Charles I was taken to a scaffold specially erected outside the banqueting hall at Whitehall and executed. His death sentence for treason was passed by an angry parliament after a bloody civil war that set friends against friends, brothers against brothers and crown against state.

Homes, schools and businesses throughout Aylsham are struggling to cope this morning after major disruption to the town’s water supplies.

The Duke of Cambridge has called working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance a “huge privilege” as he confirmed he would be leaving his job as an ambulance helicopter pilot.

The Duke of Cambridge could be leaving his role at the East Anglian Air Ambulance this summer.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be set to leave their Norfolk home and return to London next year, making Kensington Palace their full-time residence.

They have made the journey from London to the Monarch’s country retreat, near King’s Lynn, by helicopter after feeling under the weather with what were described as “heavy colds”.

Aged 75, she remains as busy as ever and this week returns to the Waterfront with the Vandellas for a pre-Christmas hit-packed show that is a chance to see a genuine music legend.

A Christmas tree is still standing 70 years after a Norfolk pensioner bought it for the equivalent of £1.05 whilst working at a handbag factory in the 1940s.

Norfolk Broads painter David Dane shows in as new gallery, French masterworks in Great Yarmouth and Spanish artist Ampparito subverting objects this week offers diverse exhibitions. SIMON PARKIN previews.

From first light at Heigham Sound to nightfall at Mautby, an array of enchanting Broadland landscapes painted by artist David Dane are on show in his latest exhibition.

Wellies on and kit off - that has been the (un)dress code for North Walsham Young Farmers’ Club members during photo shoots for a charity calendar.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte have spoken their first words in public as they played with bubbles and balloons during a party staged in their honour.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children have arrived in Canada for a highly anticipated eight-day tour.

Stood next to her golden post box Jessica-Jane Applegate proved that she really delivers.

When Prince William dashed off in his helicopter to answer an emergency call on Wednesday, there was no question that it was real. But the fact that it happened while his grandparents were visiting his workplace must have made people smile ruefully.

With a weak pound, an upturn in the stay-cation and financial uncertainty, buying a holiday home is apparently the answer. It’s exempt from stamp duty and you get to enjoy a few weeks break by the sea too!

East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot and future king Prince William was called away to an emergency near a King’s Lynn school on Wednesday morning just before the Queen was set to open the new air ambulance base at Cambridge airport.

The Duke of Cambridge showed his son the inner workings of a helicopter and the cockpit of a Red Arrow Hawk as the family enjoyed a trip to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honour at the summer ball at Houghton Hall, near Fakenham, in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Prince William joked about his wife’s cooking on Wednesday, when he met top chefs before a charity gala.

He is already a familiar sight among seaside residents and visiting tourists – but now a Suffolk town crier has been immortalised by an acclaimed portrait artist.

The latest viral video craze to dominate the internet has seen emergency services from across the world take on the ‘Running Man Challenge’ and now the East of England Ambulance Service have got in on the act.

A Norfolk school’s pioneering anti-bullying scheme has earned national honours for the 10th year running.

New photographs of Princess Charlotte, taken by her mother the Duchess of Cambridge at their home in Norfolk, have been released to mark her first birthday on Monday.

Here’s a look at the 10 of best moments of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s five years of marriage as they celebrate their anniversary on Friday.

Shocking new figures have revealed the number of vulnerable people in Cromer and District relying on food handouts to survive has dramatically increased.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry want to “help change the national conversation” on mental health.

The distinctive shape of its tower would seem more at home on the banks of the river Euphrates than on the Waveney.

Prince George features on a Royal Mail postage stamp for the first time as part of 10 special stamps released to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Duke of Cambridge has defended himself over criticism that he does not complete enough royal duties.

In celebration of The Queen’s upcoming 90th birthday, we’ve dug out some archive videos of her visits to the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

The Archbishop of Canterbury was visiting a playgroup when he received test results on his iPhone confirming that his biological father was not the man he had previously thought.

He was the greatest jockey of his time, breaking records and making a fortune.

National media criticism of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s ski trip with their children to the French Alps is mean-spirited, cynical and without justification.

An 84-year-old farmer has lost 125 tonnes of straw in a suspected arson attack.

They may be husband and wife, but when it comes to a snowball fight there is no love lost between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The “wonderful” East Anglian public have been praised for allowing the Duke of Cambridge to carry out his vital work with the air ambulance unhindered.

A school in north Norfolk has been part of an annual campaign this week which aims to get students thinking about the working world.

The Duke of Cambridge has confessed that fatherhood has made him more “emotional” and prone to welling up, during a documentary about his father’s Prince’s Trust.

The family of a teenage rugby player who’s in a coma in hospital have spoken today of “willing” him to wake up for the New Year.

Crews at the region’s air ambulance charity, where the Duke of Cambridge works as a pilot, have moved to a new base which should help improve their life-saving capabilities.

As they sit down after the traditional Christmas Day service and watch Prince George open his presents, William and Kate might reflect on how glad they are that they moved to Norfolk.

A Norfolk seaside holidaymaker whose disappearance sparked a huge search, may have jumped or fallen to her death, an inquest has heard.

The families of a young couple, who died following a crash on the A140 on Sunday, have paid tribute to them.

It’s been part of Norfolk childhoods since the 1880s, leaving youngsters wide-eyed and spellbound at the sheer volume of amazing toys on its groaning shelves. Now Langleys in Norwich’s Royal Arcade is entering a new era as long-standing owner John Fielding seeks new horizons.

A 65-year-old Thetford woman has run 2015km in ten months to raise funds for an Alzheimer’s charity that provided support after her mother was diagnosed with the condition.

It was named after a pair of socks, features a toilet seat covered in fancy cheese, and ends with a creepy cliffhanger. Welcome to an experimental book written by more than 100 Norfolk children.

A prominent businessman who has operated petrol stations across Norfolk for more than 40 years has died.

Suffolk businessman David Coe has received a Lifetime Achievement award in recognition of his career at Coes, the family-owned retail business based in Ipswich.

Flying over the Royal Estate at Sandringham is to be restricted for security reasons.

Heritage builder WS Lusher & Son has a Royal Warrant to work on Sandringham House, has built sets for blockbusters, and has carefully preserved hundreds of churches. Sabah Meddings met the owners at their Sprowston base

A family gravel business is celebrating its return to south Norfolk after launching a new quarry, and creating 10 jobs.

A service of celebration will be held in Dereham to remember the life of well-known businessman Basil Todd, who died last week following a battle with cancer.

A group of business owners who have been fighting to keep the council-owned alleyway behind their properties clean for the last ten years have reached the final straw, after a three-year-old boy was injured after playing with a hypodermic needle which came from the problem passageway.

A Diss restaurateur will attempt to scale one of the world’s highest mountains for Prostate Cancer UK.

A north Norfolk chippy is in the running to be named the best in Britain.

A prominent Norfolk businessman has died following a battle with cancer.

Royal-related names have made a resurgence in our region since the birth of Prince George.

A woman from Caister has been balancing nursing with nail polish to reach the semi-finals of a prestigious beauty pageant.

The Queen, Prime Minister David Cameron, Prince William and visiting heads of state have all seen a flag representing Norfolk flying over London.

Prince William is “settling in well” in his new job as a life-saving air ambulance pilot, and has already flown on three missions.

A North Walsham doctor is in peak condition to take on a double bike ride challenge.

He recently set up his family home in a quiet corner of our region and, just days ago, had his youngest child christened here.

Prince William could take to the air tomorrow flying the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Touching family photographs have been released to mark the christening of Princess Charlotte.

Some of the 3,000 or so packed into the park had queued through the night, hoping for a glimpse of nine-week-old Princess Charlotte and Prince George.

While there are not many valleys in mid Norfolk for many in the 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards the return to the UK will feel like coming home.

A family reunion in Ilketshall St Andrew saw 40 people from across Norfolk and Canada meeting to discuss and celebrate their family history.

A lorry driver who won his battle against bowel cancer is shrugging off his fear of heights to brave a charity sky dive.

The Duchess of Cambridge could become the latest in a long line of female members of the Royal Family to join the Women’s Institute.

Letters warning against “acts of harassment” of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their Norfolk home have been distributed by police.

Like any other proud couple bringing their new arrival home for the first time, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have returned to their adopted county where they will settle into family life.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left Kensington Palace with their four-day-old daughter Princess Charlotte as they retreat to their country home Anmer Hall.

The Queen today met her great grandchild Princess Charlotte at Kensington Palace after travelling to London from her Norfolk estate.

East Anglia is preparing to welcome a new princess to the region with open arms.

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby girl, Kensington Palace has confirmed.

The new Princess of Cambridge is fourth in line to the throne.

When the Duke of Cambridge takes to the skies with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) service this summer, it will be at the controls of a new state-of-the-art helicopter.

Prince William has started his flying career with the East Anglian Air Ambulance in Norwich.

A new lifesaving helicopter which would have room for the parent of an injured child will come to Norwich, the Chancellor will announce today when he is expected to hand £1.7m of banking fines to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance will use £250,000 from fines imposed on banks that had rigged interest rates to train more medics.

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