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Are they real?” I asked, like Downton Abbey’s Dowager Countess of Grantham, as three twentysomething men sat in a line, wearing what looked like fancy dress beards.

It must be so tough for the pensioners escaping the freezing months in Tenerife or Florida deciding in which restaurants and when to blow their winter fuel allowance.

A man using an iPhone outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 28, 2015. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The rules: six whole days without telly, iPad or internet for the whole family. Screens for texts, phone calls, work or school are permitted, but only during designated hours. A life unplugged – how would it be?

Action from the under 14's NCFC FA Girls Centre of Excellence matches against Arsenal at the Open Academy.

Whenever a major sporting event comes around – and we fail miserably as we have in the last two football World Cups – questions are asked about our ability to consistently produce top athletes and players.

Alex Green a learning officer at the National Trust in Blakeney has released a geocaching travel bug which allows people to pick up items at set locations and record their visit around the county as part of the Neptune Campaign. 

Photo by Mark Bullimore

Geocaching has more than six million people around the world hooked but what is it and how do you do it?

TARA GREAVES finds out more about this often-secret hobby and enjoys a modern day treasure hunt – with a surprising conclusion.

EDP Weddings

The wedding season can be a stressful time for couples preparing to make their vows.

Unusual  colour combinations are going to be popular for romantic brides . Pic Daisy Alley

Pale yellow with grey is a new and sophisticated look for weddings this year; creating a fresh twist to the pastel theme taking over from the purple and navy of the past few years.

Enjoy the two day EDP wedding show at the Norfolk Showground.

Picture: James Bass

A wedding date isn’t the only date happy couples are putting on the calendar – they won’t want to miss the EDP’s two day wedding show and its biggest ever wedding competition.

Norfolk and Suffolk Bride 2015 cover

An essential guide for anyone planning a wedding – or expecting to attend a wedding – in Norfolk and Suffolk, it is packed full of ideas, tips and trends.

The EDP today launches its biggest ever wedding competition, with prizes totalling more than £25,000. It’s a must-enter competition for anyone planning their wedding and will be held at the two-day EDP Wedding Show in February. Get your tickets now!

Heritage

Eyes boggled and heads turned on roads between London and Norfolk as a Cold War bloodhound missile made its way home.

Dog walkers have been banned from letting their dogs off the lead in great wood on Blickling Hall estate with new notices posted all around the Blickling Estate instructing dog owners to keep their dogs on leads at all times when on estate land.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A horrified dog owner has called on others to use leads after his friendly family pet “turned into a wolf” and ran towards a flock of sheep – leaving one wounded.

New chairman of the Museum of the Broads Geoff Evans (right) with outgoing chairman Pamela Masters (second from right), curator Nicola Hems and Wally Webb from Radio Norfolk. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

There is a change of hand on the tiller at the Museum of the Broads, after long-serving chairman Pamela Masters stood down.

Lowestoft St George's Day Parade

Hundreds of patriotic Scouts, Cubs and Beavers from across the Lowestoft area put their best foot forward on Sunday afternoon to honour their patron saint.

Over 300 cars gather in Sheringham to take part in the annual St George's Day rally run organised by the North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club on sunday. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Hundreds of classic and unusual cars ranging from the old to the new wound through north Norfolk’s roads in a bid to raise money for charity.

Travel

It’s affectionately known as ‘God’s Own Country’. But when considering a visit to Yorkshire most people will look no further than the Dales, Harrogate and York as their destinations of choice. But, as DAVID POWLES found out, there’s another part of the county that deserves your attention.

Quantum of the Seas

It’s the third largest cruise ship in the world - but proudly claims to be the most high-tech. But there’s much more to Quantum of the Seas than futuristic gimmicks, writes David Powles.

A Greater Anglia train. Photo: Bill Smith

There is disruption on rail services to Peterborough after a man was hit it by a train

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Here are today’s events for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival

NNF14 [Live] Art Club - Stacy Makishi, The Falsettos

Here are today’s events for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

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