It seems like a galaxy far, far away where toys linked to films were a cottage industry and not a multi-billion pound franchises, and where manufacturers and retailers could be doubtful about the success of a new film called Star Wars.
Residents are being warned to be vigilant to cold callers claiming to be police officers following two incidents in South Norfolk.
Police have revealed how a man who drove around throwing rocks at passing vehicles admitted almost 100 offences during a two week spree despite limited evidence.
A man who survived cancer twice and became a face of a national campaign was invited to help re-open a store as a way to spread his inspirational story.
A horse owner has warned others to be extra vigilant as she spoke of her distress after one of her horses died after being brutally slashed in an attack.
It is that time of the year again when the days start to get shorter as well as colder - and, as the seasons change, so do our clocks.
Once a vital link but now almost obsolete more phone boxes have been earmarked for removal from towns and villages in Norfolk.
Norfolk police has been carrying out patrols on the Norfolk and Suffolk border following the recent spate of objects being thrown at cars.
A driver whose windscreen was shattered by what she believes was a stone thrown from another vehicle has warned someone could be killed amid a spate of similar incidents.
Elderly care homes residents have been getting creative as part of a major art installation to mark the 25th anniversary of a charity that helps young people.
A foodbank network that covers south Norfolk has issued an emergency appeal for donations with dwindling stocks meaning they could run out in two months.
Changes are being proposed to a bus service that links rural villages to vital services but that is used on average by just two people.
The driver of a Jaguar suffered serious injuries after a crash involving three cars at a crossroads on a busy rural road in South Norfolk.
A man who died after his car hit a tree on a rural road has been named by police.
New figures show 60,000 emergency meals were given out by a foodbank network covering South Norfolk in the last 12 months.
A woman says her life has been transformed after shedding almost seven stone and improving her health enough to ditch her diabetes medication.
A classic of American theatre is set to be toured to theatre and villages halls by an acclaimed local theatre company.
Plans to build 148 homes and a new primary school in a village that had drawn more than 250 objections have been withdrawn by developers.
Two people were trapped and one had to be taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in left the busy A143 between Harleston and Bungay.
Set up almost 20 years ago, RoughCast is set to kick off another busy year with a tour of evergreen boot shop-set comedy Hobson's Choice.