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Saturday, May 16, 2020
Weird Norfolk

The wise women of Wells-next-the-Sea involved in two murder cases – but who escaped trial at both.

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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

One of the top 15 Norfolk churches in urgent need of repairs is to share in a £333,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust.

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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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The world’s smallest public railway has launched a crisis appeal to help keep it alive.

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Coronavirus in Norfolk

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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A stained glass memorial to a crashed Halifax plane has been installed at a Mid Norfolk church.

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Model train engineers who were knocked off the rails last year are thrilled their passion has been put back on track.

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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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A memorial stone and plaque were unveiled to honour the men whose lives were lost when a B-24 Liberator bomber crashed 75 years ago during the Second World War.

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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 woman dubbed the ‘dragon scale discoverer’ has struck gold twice after stumbling across a two-million-year-old mammoth pelvis on a north Norfolk beach.

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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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One of Norfolk’s most iconic country pubs is being restored following a three-year closure. Reporter STUART ANDERSON visited the team breathing new life into Lord Nelson’s old watering hole in Burnham Thorpe.

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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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For centuries a holy well brought crowds and wealth to what is now a field opposite Burnham Market primary school writes Rowan Mantell

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Weird Norfolk

New pictures have revealed what an endangered pub may look like if a community group buys it.

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A dedicated trumpeter is set to play her part in a Remembrance Sunday ceremony for the 60th consecutive year.

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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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It was a ruthless act of Nazi brutality which spawned the little-known story of a Dereham soldier’s remarkable heroism.

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