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The prospect of unearthing hidden artefacts is luring metal detecting tourists from America to pay thousands of pounds to join treasure hunting tours of Norfolk.

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Ten years ago Woolworths stores across the UK shut down, with branches in towns across Norfolk replaced by discount retailers and fast-food restaurants like Poundland and McDonalds.

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It is a lifelong search which has got a man and his family from mid-Norfolk into a spin.

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Norwich

He has had it in his possession for three decades - but now wants to return it to the descendants of its original owner.

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France

A Norfolk artist is creating a sculpture commemorating the tragically short lives of nearly 8,000 premature, sick and stillborn babies buried in part of a public cemetery, sometimes eight to a plot.

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Ireland

“History from the bottom up” - this is how an archive editor at Archant has described the company’s project to digitise 150 years of its stories.

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Google

Would you like to visit one of Norfolk’s museums for free?

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Primary school children have created a Remembrance Day display for a nursing home.

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Kirsty Holden

Communities across Norfolk and Suffolk have marked 100 years since the Great War’s armistice with a host of processions, services and events.

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Royal British Legion

Thousands of people across Norfolk and Waveney are paying their respects to those who fought for peace - as the region falls silent to mark the centenary of Armistice Day.

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Norfolk will today fall silent and salute those who fell fighting for peace.

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Norwich

Explore almost 150 years of our region’s history by volunteering in a fascinating new project to digitise this newspaper’s archive.

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Amazon

Towns across the region will remember the fallen soldiers and the centenary of the end of the First World War next weekend.

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Tina Kiddell

Swaffham is set to be one of many locations across the world taking part in the Battle’s Over events, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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Colin Houghton

Opinion Why we need to keep the spirit of Nelson alive

Sunday, October 21, 2018

As Sunday, October 21 marks Trafalgar Day, passionate Nelson enthusiast NIGEL CUSHION gives his views on why we should keep the story of Norfolk’s most son alive.

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More than £5m is being spent on conserving one of Norfolk’s most-treasured historic buildings.

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National Trust

Projects in Swaffham and Thetford will benefit from a share of Breckland Council’s Market Towns Initiative funding.

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Paul Claussen

An American filmmaker is on a mission to document as many Second World War veterans as possible before they die.

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Great Cressingham Victorian School is to open its doors for free on Sunday September 30, providing a chance to experience what life was like back in the 19th century.

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Wartime re-enactors, 1940s vehicles and even a Winston Churchill lookalike were in Swaffham on Saturday September 22 for the town’s Dad’s Army event.

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Swaffham Town Council

A First World War memorial campaign led by former head of the army Lord Dannatt will see 6ft tall Tommy silhouette statues erected around the county.

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Norwich City Council

The Heritage at Risk Programme (HAR) was launched by Historic England and is used to help assess the overall state of the country’s heritage sites.

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Ministry of Defence

An independent business has promised to clean three war memorials for free to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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Norfolk has lost almost one in five of its pubs since 2010 – the equivalent of a closure every month for the past seven years.

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Office for National Statistics

It opened under a blaze of publicity, but a branch of the family electricals firm Adcocks is closing in Dereham.

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Dereham

The story of Duleep Singh and his cultural heritage and legacy will be celebrated during a two-week festival.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

Visitors to a mid-Norfolk windmill will be transported back in time with the unveiling of a new attraction at its upcoming reopening event.

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Alison Webb

Another important chapter in Dereham’s history has been written after the descendants of those killed in a brutal massacre nearly 80 years ago, met for the very first time.

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A 19th-century landmark is due to reopen its doors following recent renovations.

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Alison Webb

The story of Duleep Singh and his cultural heritage and legacy will be celebrated in a week-long festival.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

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