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Monday, March 30, 2020

Nearly 175 years of tradition has come to an end on East Anglia’s railways with the last regular locomotive-hauled passenger services coming to an end with no ceremony.

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With families across the country unable to visit one another due to the coronavirus lockdown, being able to spend time with loved ones is something sorely missed by many.

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, The Old Buckenham Airshow will still take place later this year – and its line-up is better than ever.

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A celebration marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day has been cancelled due to coronavirus - but the event’s organiser believes an alternative is still possible and has written a letter to the Prime Minister.

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The tick tock of a familar clock has returned to a village pub which was saved by a community group.

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Three US airmen stationed at an East Anglian RAF base who were murdered by the Nazi secret police are set to be honoured.

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This four-bedroom home in Kenninghall used to be the village shop – but you wouldn’t know to look at it.

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A former school in Thorndon has been transformed into a development of one, two and three-bedroom townhouses and apartments.

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The February issue of Norfolk magazine celebrates its 250th edition with 250 reasons why Norfolk is wonderful

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A rare first edition of the first vampire story published in English, 80 years before Dracula, has been sold at a Norfolk auction for £3,800.

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Dozens of estates remain unclaimed in Norfolk. Check our tables to see if your surname is on the list - you could be due thousands of pounds.

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For decades he has taken to the skies to capture breathtaking views of Norfolk, which many of us would otherwise never see.

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A rare opportunity to become the new owner of a Victorian railway station has arisen after the historic property was put up for sale.

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Cameras are to be allowed to capture courtroom drama over a century after they were banned following a trial involving a notorious murderer and a woman from Norfolk.

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What a difference a decade makes. As we enter the 2020s, winding the clock back 10 years reveals just how much Diss has changed.

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A town’s links to the founding of America are to be marked as part of international celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.

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A much-loved Norfolk church is to share in a £523,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust.

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A seemingly unassuming little blue and white teapot stirred up a bidding war when it went under the auction hammer during a sale at Oxburgh Hall.

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Down a country lane in deepest South Norfolk there is a hidden time zone. Every hour brings a cacophony of chimes and winding is a never-ending task.

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Hidden Second World War buildings previously closed to the public will be opened after plans were approved for Old Buckenham Airfield.

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The top 15 Norfolk churches in urgent need of repairs have been revealed, after a trust released an “anxiety list”.

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Could the stories behind the town sign at Diss have inspired the legend of Robin Hood? Dr Andrew Tullett investigates.

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Grants to carry out urgent repairs at 15 churches have been made by the Norfolk Churches Trust.

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Work is set to begin to restore a historic walkway as a new community ‘green promenade’ after agreement was reached with two councils over the land.

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A village has its first war memorial, with a secret inside, more than 100 years after the First World War ended.

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First World War memorials across the region have been Grade II listed to mark 100 years since the first Armistice Day silence.

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A six decade old hit-and-run mystery has been revealed to be Suffolk’s oldest unsolved homicide case – but just who killed Ernest Whistlecraft on a rural village road in 1958?

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Work to begin the restoration of an iconic windmill added to the buildings at risk list could begin next year allowing it to be re-opened to the public.

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With Halloween just around the corner, what else might be waiting out there? Venture with us into the realms of ghosts, spirits and phantoms

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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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