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.
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.
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.
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 classic of American theatre is set to be toured to theatre and villages halls by an acclaimed local theatre company.
A new plan to help rail services in Norfolk and Suffolk cope with extreme weather and avoid the scale of during last year's Beast from the East disruption has been drawn up.
As you sit down to tuck into the turkey or open your presents this Christmas Day, you may not realise that technically you may be breaking the law. We unearth 10 killjoy laws of Christmas past.
A 52-year-old man from West Yorkshire has been given a suspended prison sentence for grooming offences against a teenage girl from north Suffolk.