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An auction comprising rare books attracted bids from as far as Australia and Hong Kong - with one item selling for more than £8,000.

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The famous Red Arrows flew over Norfolk in celebration of an air base’s 100th anniversary.

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A banned prayer book, a wartime chocolate box and rats’ nests made from Elizabethan textiles are among a remarkable collection of objects found under the floorboards of a Norfolk manor house.

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The 75th anniversary of VJ Day has been marked by a series of towering events with lone buglers honouring those who fought in east Asia.

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Here are some of the oldest pubs in Norfolk: can you see your local?

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Houghton Farm near Swaffham is described by selling agents Savills as a ‘picturesque small estate’ and comes with a restored period farmhouse, tennis court, cottages and a grand barn turned concert venue.

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A senior archeologist says Norfolk is a hot spot for treasure hunters, after a bumper year which saw a Medieval chandelier and Bronze Age sword discovered.

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A Google-backed project giving access to 150 years of Eastern Daily Press newspapers at the click of a button or spoken question will be released as a subscription service today.

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Supporters of Admiral Nelson in Norfolk have defended him from calls to remove statues that represent or celebrate Britain’s slave trade and imperialist past.

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Across Norfolk and Suffolk, the arts and entertainment industry is in a dire position.

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This four-bedroom home in Watton is one of several properties built for RAF officers during the Second World War.

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A reader who specialises in writing about culture fears some independent museums will not recover from lockdown, but also highlights how museums are connecting with new audiences including a tv documentary and older volunteers taking over social media.

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Swaffham

The Queen has praised the country’s response to the coronavirus outbreak in a moving message to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

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This is the most up-to-date list of unclaimed estates of people who died or were born in Norfolk.

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Norfolk Guides are inviting people to relive history at a special online camp over the VE weekend.

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Bruno Peek, Gorleston’s pageantmaster of VE Day 75, has stressed the importance of toasting to veterans “while they are still alive”.

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Nation’s Toast organiser Bruno Peek is delighted that award-winning actress Dame Joan Collins has been named patron of this year’s VE Day celebrations.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

This three-bedroom cottage in Necton near Swaffham is beautifully presented with lovely gardens and plenty of sociable living space.

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A “beautifully preserved” centuries-old brooch discovered in mid Norfolk has been described by The British Museum as one of the most significant finds of last year.

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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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Here to Help

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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Twenty-five years ago, one of the largest clock makers in the United Kingdom closed its factory doors for the final time, leaving hundreds of people unemployed. Reporter Donna-Louise Bishop met with one of Metamec’s former employees to find out why he is still repairing the world-renowned timepieces.

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

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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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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 historian hopes Swaffham will adopt his design as its first official emblem.

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