Massive credit to both Norwich City and Ipswich Town this week for their pledge to come down hard on supporters who go too far with abuse on social media.

Another week, another bit of bad news relating to jobs in our region.

One of the things I always encourage our editorial team to do is to go above and beyond on the stories that really matter and make a difference.

There’s little that’s more important than good health. To both an individual and society as a whole.

There’s little that’s more important than good health. To both an individual and society as a whole.

I’m fearing the worst.

I don’t want my first column of 2018 to be negative, but it’s hard to talk about anything else other than Thursday’s confirmation of the Colman’s factory closure.

Opinion: My New Year resolutions for Norwich in 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas and New Year is a popular time for reflection, so here is what I believe should be some of Norwich resolutions in 2018.

Does anyone else partake in New Year running resolutions?

While generally I’m not a massive one for making lists of things to change in the year ahead (it only makes you depressed when you look back and see how many you’ve failed!), I normally start the year with a few ambitions based around running.

The EDP doesn’t doubt that every single Norfolk county councillor works incredibly hard for the community they represent.

I learned something new this week. If you spend a bit of time on the streets doing collections for charity, don’t expect to come away with a particularly warm and fuzzy feeling.

We had to say goodbye to my dear old Grandad Neville Cann this week.

Last week’s column covered the 2040 vision for Norwich and I’m looking forward again today - but this time to 2025.

American indie band Future Islands delivered a wonderful Sunday night show in front of 1,400 people at Norwich’s UEA LCR last night.

Despite this being the final night in what they admitted had been a gruelling tour, the foursome delivered a tight 1 hour 45 set of melodic synth-led rock to an appreciative crowd.


First the disclaimers...

In general I love the current trend of bands from the 80s and 90s getting back together and touring again. Many of them are bringing fresh life to old songs and giving people a great time once more.

Every runner has a story. The thing that spurred them to take up the sport and possibly even drives them to continue to do it.

It’s a national obsession already, but I’ve had even more reason than normal to check the weather predictions this week.

Opinion: Why you should be reading all about the future of local government in Norfolk

“If I don’t come back, get someone to check I haven’t been weighted to the bottom of the Norfolk Broads”.

These were the words I jokingly uttered to the team on a sunny Friday afternoon recently as I headed off to spend an afternoon in the company of Broads Authority chief executive Dr John Packman.

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.

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