Having worked in local media for almost two decades now (I know, looking at me you’d swear I was much older), I spend a lot of time thinking about our role in the community and how that impacts our coverage.
Eastern Daily Press editor David Powles explains the story behind the first ever Norfolk Day.
What do you think about life in Norfolk? What makes you happy, or unhappy, to live here? What do you think could and should be improved?
‘What is going on in our city?’
To my right a brass band are playing the theme tune from Game of Thrones, to my left a crowd of people are already tucking into what appear to be gin and tonics, despite the fact it isn’t yet noon.
A weekend of celebrations at Norwich Airport as part of the centenary of the Royal Air Force has begun with a flypast of two Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham.
Every now and then common sense does prevail.
I’m sure everyone reading this will be aware of the many changes to the layout of Norwich, in particular the city centre, we have witnessed over the last couple of years.
I always knew football fans take the sport seriously - but this week we found out just how much.
There was one particular headline which caught my eye this week - and for once I have to admit it wasn’t one of our own.
How do you know when a piece of art works? Is it when people who don’t normally talk about the subject, suddenly have an opinion, even if they are expressing disgust about the piece in question?
You can’t beat seeing a band on the up, in a venue the size of which they’re unlikely to be playing for long.
My favourite story of the week appeared on the front of yesterday’s Evening News and is a perfect example of what I think is one of our key duties as journalists in this wonderful city.
This American rock trio have been together for five years, but it is only now, with the release of their second album, that they are starting to create a real buzz in the UK.
There are often periods doing this wonderful job where you don’t get much time to switch-off.
What a week it’s been.
Only a fortnight ago the temperature had risen, the lambs were being born and it felt like spring was on its way.
Imagine you are in a restaurant and charged £10 for your main meal of chicken, mashed potato and peas.
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.
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