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Monday, October 14, 2019

A woman who spent 12 years in bed, a soldier who died in a wheelbarrow, and a woman cured by drinking a pint of gin are some of the colourful tales of a village's past and its people which have been revived in a new book.

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Descendants of pioneering Diss agricultural manufacturer Elijah Young returned to Diss to see the restoration of one of his most famous products go on display in the town.

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A piece of industrial and agricultural history has been returned to the Norfolk town where it was made over a century after it was last used in the fields.

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Each church has a new tune as part of music created by a composer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry

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A group of veterans were able to retrace some of their footsteps after visiting the Norfolk Tank Museum.

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A research project employing 21st century technology is trying to find the truth behind the legend that a circus elephant is buried in Diss.

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As we experience the hottest July day in the region on record it's timely to look back on heatwaves past.

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The race around at-risk churches features some of the county's most beautiful buildings.

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Another of the most historic buildings in Diss, the Grade II listed Tudor House, is looking for a new owner after being put up for sale.

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A landmark former merchant house and pub that is one of the most iconic buildings in Diss has been sold prior to coming up at auction.

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Norfolk is hosting a weekend of centenary celebrations of one of the great feats of aviation, the first double airborne crossing of the Atlantic.

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A collection of sought-after vintage Louis Vuitton bags have sold for more than £7,500 at an auction in Norfolk.

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A Norfolk horticultural society whose members have ranged from landed gentry with great estates to working folk with tiny back gardens has celebrated its 175th anniversary, making it one of the oldest in the country.

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US military personnel at RAF Mildenhall have honoured a former 100th Bomb Group airman stationed in Norfolk during the Second World War by naming a building after him.

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The remarkable life of a former soldier who was moved to fight for Israel after witnessing the horrors of the Holocaust first-hand and is to be marked by veterans and Norfolk's Jewish community.

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A US serviceman stationed in Norfolk during the Second World War is to be honoured by having a building named after him at RAF Mildenhall.

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Actress Joanna Lumley and Lebanon hostage Terry Waite have paid tribute to a Suffolk writer for laying bare the horrors of the Second World War with powerful, untold testimonies from soldiers who served in it.

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Its bodywork had definitely seen better days but that did not stop a 1950s children's pedal car selling for the price of a real car at a Norfolk auction.

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A village has secured £190,000 in funding to save its historic church from disrepair and give it a new lease of life as the centre of the community.

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A vision to restore a historic avenue of trees as a community 'green promenade' has been outlined for open land next to the site of a controversial housing proposal.

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From its lofty vantage point the new memorial gazes over peaceful beaches and calm seas that were transformed 75 years ago today into bloody battlefields.

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Reporter Stacia Briggs and photographer Denise Bradley report from the Normandy D-Day commemorations.

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Norfolk remembers D-Day

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Events across Norfolk will honour those who stormed the Normandy beaches 75 years ago to free Europe from Hitler.

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Its pews have seated generations of worshippers and its pulpit has hosted thousands of sermons, but a Norfolk town's chapel that is celebrating 200 years has gone up for sale for the first time in its history.

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Two Nissen huts at a former Norfolk airfield from where secret missions were flown during the Second World War are up for sale as a family home.

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People with war time memories to share will be able to add them to the archive when Norfolk Tank Museum holds a special 75th anniversary commemoration of D-Day.

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A South Norfolk man has up his treasured collection of military medals, police uniform insignia and historic 19th century truncheons up for sale.

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Its iconic sails had turned for more than 150 years, now one of the most picturesque landmarks in the Norfolk landscape is a major step closer to being fully restored to its original glory.

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A rare music box has sold for £26,000 after a Norfolk man's lifetime collection of mechanical music spanning more than 140 years went under the auction hammer.

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Eleven volumes of the Francis Blomefield's life work that offer a fascinating glimpse into Norfolk's past have exceeded the estimate after being sold at auction in Diss

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