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This is an industry where often you never know what is around the corner.

For nearly 50 years, a highly-trained group of medical experts have provided volunteer support and assistance at serious road crashes and other life threatening emergencies across Norfolk. The group, Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS), invited editor David Powles along for the day to learn about their work.

I can still remember when the announcement came through that Norwich was to be one of a handful of places to benefit from millions of pounds of cash designed to improve cycling routes in the city.

A year-and-a-half ago I took a desperate call from a trader on Norwich Market.

Yet another successful Laugh In The Park came to typically hilarious end thanks to a highly-enjoyable 45 minute set by the energetic Russell Kane on Sunday night.

Video: Review: Elbow - Thetford Forest

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Over the past ten years indie band Elbow have steadily gathered fans, so much so they have sold out shows at some of the UK’s biggest venues on their CV.

Greetings from a damp and soggy Royal Norfolk Show.

The terrible events in Manchester this week have put a focus on various aspects of the way we live our everyday lives.

I want to take the discussion out of Norwich this week and talk about a place in Norfolk also dear to my heart - Great Yarmouth.

We live in a world where free speech is facilitated like never before, dont we? A world where the Internet and social media makes it possible for anyone to have a voice - no matter what their race, sex, age or social status.

I was recently present for a fascinating talk by Norfolk’s voluntary and charity sector by Jon Clemo, chief executive of Community Action Norfolk, a trade body for the voluntary sector.

Just a few years ago the signs were looking somewhat ominous for Norfolk’s biggest street party.

For a moment I had to double check April 1 had not arrived early.

“Earlham Park is a venue that is synonymous with fantastic outdoor concerts”

These were the words of Peter Taylor, director of promoters Cuffe and Taylor, which is behind a gig at the park announced this week by multiple chart-toppers Little Mix.

An ambitious bid is underway to officially make Norwich a dementia-friendly city. As part of this firms are being encouraged to free up their staff for awareness training. One of these is Archant and editor David Powles joined a session.

Editor David Powles looks back on the first few days of our Fighting for Their Futures campaign.

Doing this job can open up opportunities that many other vocations simply don’t - it’s one of the many things that make the stress and long hours worth it!

Every now and then a band comes along who you can’t believe are bigger than they are.

Each week we put a Norwich resident in the hot seat and ask them 10 questions about themselves. This week we spoke with Dave Rowntree, Norfolk resident and drummer with Blur.

You might ask how did a Norwich-born lad who barely left East Anglia before he was 18 ended up living in the small and under-stated West Midlands town of Burton-upon-Trent?

‘The chances are that if you haven’t been in that position yourself, someone close to you probably has.’

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